Our first holiday with the twins was to Tuscany when they were eight months old. Not the easiest holiday I’ve ever had (living without a nappy bin, was definitely living ‘on the edge’…), but I always remember Tabitha and I in our matching Mexican embroidered dresses at the beach one day. So when I saw this one it reminded me how cute this type of simple dress is on baby girls. And just add a too big straw hat for extra cuteness…
Here are a few more options from Bonton, Louis Louise, Stella McCartney, and ilovegorgeous (all one sale).
1. Bonton Blouse (3-12 years) £42.64 (was £53.30)
2. Caramel Baby & Child Embroidered Dress (3-10 years) £77.35 (was £96.69
3. Boden Cardigan (1-12 years) £23.60 (was £29.50)
4. Boden Gladiator Sandals (sizes 22-39) £18.55-£25.20 (were £26.50-£31.50)
5. Bonton ‘Happy’ Hairclip (sold as part of a set of two) £9.88 (was £12.35)
6. Le Temps Des Cerise Denim Skirt (10-16 years) £27.22 (was £54.44)
These are a few of our favourite sales pieces for girls. We always make the most of the sales, particularly for the more expensive brands that we don’t usually indulge in that often. We’ve also included these fab Boden glads (don’t forget they also come in leopard print, as styled by Tabitha…) as they are such a great buy, plus this cardigan (why is it so hard to find nice, affordable girls’ cardigans??).
Some more sale bargains: Carament Bleu frilled Breton, Louis Louise sun dress, Bonton cat basket, Bellerose lace dress, Babe & Tess striped all-in-one, and Tabitha’s favourite ‘Alice in Wonderland dress’ from Boden.
1. Louis Louise Floral Dress With Gold Thread (2-12 years) £43.40 (was £61.85)
2. Boden Leopard Print Sandals (sizes 22-39) £26.50-£34.50
Today’s post is brought to you via Tabitha. This is the exact outfit that she styled (some of you may remember my ‘smash & grab’ at the Louis Louise Paris store last May?) and wore last weekend. It’s relatively pared down by her usual standards (she loves a bit of a J.Cew-esque mash-up!) A floral sprig print and leopard print? Hmmm. But she was right, it’s perfect. Louis Louise is definitely one of our favourite French brands for Tabs and the boys. Smallable also have this dress in pink, and we love the striped pink and mint versions too (and all on sale). And this gorgeous romper from last week’s post is also reduced. Oh and Tabs also has the gold version of the Boden glads.
Sarah & Nicky xx
ps: Marlow’s (girls. but he doesn’t need to know that) silver sandals that he was wearing on Instagram are also from Boden.
1. M&S Cotton Sailor Dress (12 months-7 years), £16.00-£18.00 2. Salt Water ‘Surfer’ Sandals (sizes 24-28), £45.00
Many of you may remember this adorable ‘mini Alexa Chung’ dress from Instagram when we posted it after seeing it as the M&S press day day a while ago? You loved it as much as we did (and a few of you wanted one in your size too!). It really reminded me of a similar dress that from A.P.C that Alexa had a few years ago. In fact, I desperately tried to get one (I never could resist a sailor collar), but they had all sold out once she was photographed wearing it in one of the Sunday supplements. Hey-ho. Fast forward a few years and a set of my very own twins later (I definitely did not see that coming, but that’s a whole other story…), and my own daughter can wear her own cute sailor dress (yes, Tabs already has it). I bought it on Friday after a quick trip to M&S (the giant one at The Meadows in Camberley – anyone else know it?) on Friday with my stepmum (I told her that under no circumstances was I to buy anything for the kids – they have far too much stuff already!!). I simply could not resist. It’s pure cotton ladies – how could I? Oh, and for any mamas of teeny-tiny wannabe Alexa’s out there? Good luck trying to resist this (yep, matching hat and knickers!).
I was recently asked to review a new collection of girls ‘occasion wear’ for Boden. I was more than pleasantly surprised – it’s gorgeous. And perfect for little wedding guests, parties, or just every day twirling… My favourite dress is the (cotton) one above (sadly, rabbit not included), and Tabitha has it (obviously). I love that it’s a proper old-fashioned ‘girls’ dress, similar to one that I would have worn as a child. Very Alice in Wonderland. My other favourites are the ‘Baby Charming Petal Dress’ and it’s big sister version (I am definitely buying this for Tabs for our Summer holiday – perfect with her Sun San tan sandals – find them in the Little Shop) and ‘The Lace Dress’ (love this colour). Read my full review of the collection here.
ps: Boden is currently offering 20% off, plus free delivery and returns until Sunday. So hop to it!
pps: oh and did I mention that all the dresses are machine washable? Genius.
So Pretty was started by friends Lucy and Lou in 2014. Based in South London and with five young daughters between them, they wanted to offer a new range of clothes and accessories for girls aged 3-10 years. Inspired by nostalgic and fashion forward fabrics they like to use comfortable, fun and feminine materials that share their love of pretty prints, textures and a touch of sparkle. All their collections are designed by them and made in South London with limited numbers in each range. They work hard to ensure the materials they use are produced fairly, sustainably and as close to home as they can so they benefit local economies as well as the environment. They currently have a sale on, so definitely worth a little look.