crocodile rock

stylish toddler boy clothes

1. Marks & Spencer Pure Cotton Dungarees, £18.00-£20.00
2. Trousselier Crocodile On Wheels, £47.79
3. Howick Junior Lambswool Jumper, £12.00 (was £20.00)
4. Canvas Sneakers, £14.95

We think every little boy needs a crocodile on wheels in his life…

Sarah & Nicky xx

boden blog: what we wore…

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Boden kids

Marlow
1. Washed T-Shirt, £8.00-£10.00
2. Slim Fit Jeans,£22.00-£26.00
3. Suede Boots, £30.40-£33.60

Tabitha
1. Fabric Necklace, £10.00
2. Stripey Boat Neck, £12.00-£14.00
3. Pretty Dungarees, £30.00-£35.00

Bailey
1. Guernsey Jumper, £28.00-£32.00
2. Slim Fit Jeans, £22.00-£26.00
3. Canvas Pull-Ons, £22.00-£26.00

We were hugely flattered to be asked by Boden to be included in their ‘Boden Diaries’ ‘The New Mother’s Day Wishlist’ feature on their blog. We were asked to choose our favourite pieces (for us and the kids) for Mother’s Day. Where to start? We tried on a LOT of clothes (um, that pile of boxes was mine!! Sarah). If you haven’t already seen the results, check it out here. This is what they wore (above), and this is what we wore (well our two favourite looks anyway):

Sarah: cashmere crewneck sweater, printed skinny jeans, sunglasses, and Lille lace-up flats.

Nicky: cashmere crewneck sweater and lace skirt

Sarah & Nicky xx

stripes, cashmere, fringing…

baby boy mocassins

1. Kin By John Lewis Dungaree Set, £18.00
2. M&S Pure Cashmere Cardigan, £35.00
3. Anne Claire Petit Lamb Music Box, £36.45
4. Minnetonka Fringed Booties, £40.00

Generally speaking we’re not fans of the ‘set’. You know the ones – where they cleverly put an outfit together, usually for a baby, so you don’t need to worry about what goes with what? So they are well-intentioned, but generally pretty naff. We usually find it frustrating when we only like one of the pieces (as is often the case), but then feel reluctant to buy the entire outfit just to wear one thing. Maybe we just don’t like being told how to style an outfit?? Anyway, occasionally we are pleasantly surprised, and this is one of those occasions. How cute is this striped dungaree set?? If you aren’t familiar with the Kin collection by John Lewis, you should definitely check it out. And whilst we were online, we also saw and liked this dungaree set from Mini Club at Boots and this three piece outfit from M&S. Sometimes it’s good to be proven wrong.

Sarah & Nicky x

dungarees go girly

girls dungarees

1. Gap Denim Dungarees, £16.07 (reduced from £22.95)
2. Gap Chunky Knit Beanie, £8.95
3. Cyrillus Liberty Print Blouse, £55.00
4. M&S Leather Metallic Hi-Tops, £24.00-£26.00

I may (frustratingly) not have persuaded Tabitha into a pair (despite my best efforts), but for everyone else with a less stubborn (er, independent) daughter, here is a super-sweet dungarees look for the girls. You may recognise the blouse from a previous post, so you may already have it. Bonus. Just pop a cardigan over the top if needed.

Sarah x

ps: huge congratulations to Zoe Crellin (and her daughter Maeve) for winning the amazing Mini Preen competition! You are now the owner of the Preen Line dress and the Mini Preen coat-dress. Both will be winging themselves to you very soon. We are very jealous! Thank to everyone who entered – we had an overwhelming response. But worry not, it wasn’t the first Little Spree competition, and it definitely won’t be the last…

pps: don’t forget to follow us on Instagram (@littlespree) for lots of extra stylish finds for little ones. Plus previews from the Spring/Summer 2015 collections for kids…

 

sunny, but cloudy (and possibly a bit chilly)

1. Les Tricots De Margot Cashmere Cardigan, £55.00
2. Gap Toweling Sun Hat, £7.95
3. Mothercare Denim Bibshorts, £12.00
4. Zara Mini Checked Shirt, £11.99

For those days when you have no idea what the weather is doing… It’s all about layers for Tabarlow at the moment, and you can’t go far wrong with a neutral coloured cashmere cardigan for a stylish baby boy.

ps: don’t miss tomorrow’s post. It will have all the details about how to enter the Mini Boden ‘mini spree’ competition. I have personally selected 10 x pieces to give away to two lucky readers…

it’s all about dungarees…

Alice a Paris Junior Dungarees (4-14 years)
£31.00  SHOP NOW
It really is all about dungarees. I’m starting to wonder how I survived without them for all these years?? I just bought my second pair today actually (these ones from Topshop in case you’re wondering?). Anyway, women’s dungarees may be having a bit of a fashion moment, but they never went away for kids. They just always look cute, no matter what. They look best worn with a short or long sleeved tee, or a lightweight collarless shirt. Other pairs that I am liking are these Little White Company chambray ones; (love!) this grey ticking stripe Autograph pair; these star patch Mini Boden ones; these Petit Bateau navy ones; and these Impkids cotton twill ones.

ps: these Johnny B (age 8-16) dungaree shorts are super-cute for older girls.

pps: ps: I also have it on very good authority that these ones (for us) from Anthropologie are a really great fit…

tootsa dungarees

Tootsa MacGinty Striped Dungarees (3 months-5 years)
I haven’t posted anything from them for a while, but I’m still loving Tootsa MacGinty (as much as for the name as anything else…). They do really great, simple but quirky things for kids. Fun, but not gimicky (and great quality). I adore their knitwear. And everything is unisex (although generally I would probably be more likely to dress Marlow in their things, but that’s just me…). Having said that, these would look adorable on a little girl with a pretty blouse worn underneath. I always love a dungaree (particularly on babies) – they always look cute (and timeless), plus they are so practical for crawlers. These are a classic ‘hickory’ stripe with a lovely cosy lining, so perfect for chilly Winters (now!) as well as the warmer months. Oh and they come with those handy leg poppers in the baby sizes (totally essential for those quick nappy changes). And they are in the sale…
£19.20 (were £32.00)  tootsamacginty.com