Monday’s Girl

12 September 2016

Little Spree: girls coatLittle Spree toddler girl outfit

1.  Buho Dress (3 months-8 years), £35.75
2. Jigsaw Bunny Bag, £19.00
3. Boden Mary Janes (sizes 24-39), £23.33-£37.83
4. Buho Coat (3-10 years), £55.25

There’s nothing we’re not loving about this little girl’s outfit. So far, Tabitha only has the shoes, but it’s only a matter of time…

Sarah & Nicky xx

 

Olivier Baby & Kids & Little Spree

8 September 2016

Little Spree and Olivier Baby & Kids

Olivier Baby & Kids is without doubt, one of our favourite independent brands for children. We particularly love the baby collections – you literally want everything (including a new baby to wear it!). Think the softest cashmere in the most beautiful colours, Liberty print frilled blouses, cashmere rompers, ruffle front dresses, striped knits… And not to mention the most adorable accessories – cashmere bonnets, beanies, scarves and mittens. Classic, but not too classic. Traditional, but cleverly designed with a modern edge. Anyway, this is just a tiny selection of our favourite pieces for Autumn/Winter. But don’t just take our word for it – you can see (and feel) the collection for yourself at their first ever Pop Up shop in London – a little treasure trove of discoveries for babies, girls and boys. Edit.58 will also be at the store with a selection of the gorgeous baskets, rugs, cushions and wire words that we all know and love from Instagram. The store opens on Monday 12th September for just two weeks. And on 17th September, we are really excited to be teaming up with Olivier Baby to co-host an exclusive private shopping/press event at their store from 3.00pm-4.30pm. As well as the chance to preview the new collection (entitled ‘Adventure Is Out There’), there will be a delicious afternoon tea, plus sweet entrainment for the kids. And our friend, the lovely Lisa (who we know you all love too) from Edit.58 will  be there too. The event is by invitation only, but we are excited to extend the invite to ten lovely Little Spree readers (plus your little ones of course – you have to bring them!).  We would love to see you! Please email Katie at Olivier Baby & Kids (katie@olivierbaby.com) if you fancy joining us. Also, one of the ten will be picked at random to win an Olivier Baby & Kids outfit, which can be chosen on the day. We will be on hand (if you need us) to help you choose of course!

Olivier Baby & Kids Pop Up Shop
Monday 12th-Saturday 24th September
Open daily from 10.00am-6.00pm
121 Sydney Street, London SW3

Sarah & Nicky xx

ps: we’ll share what we bought for our kids another time…

pps: a little reminder that the H&M Studio collection launches today.

H&M Studio Collection: where fairytales become fashion

5 September 2016

Little Spree: H&M Studio 2Little Spree: H&M Studio 10Little Spree: H&M Studio 4Little Spree: H&M Studio 9Little Spree: H&M Studio 11Little Spree: H&M Studio 3Little Spree: H&M Studio collection

Here’s a date for your diaries: Thursday 8th September (yes, this Thursday!). Trust me you will want to be in on this. It’s another one of H&M’s genius kids’ collections, and possibly one of my favourites so far. I’ve been desperate to share it with you since the first time I clapped eyes on it, way back when in April. I was on an appointment at the H&M press office, pulling things for one of my Stella stories in Ibiza. Anyway, the PR gave me a sneak peek of a few of the pieces. I instantly fell in love with the peach coloured (sounds so wrong, but trust me, so right…) quilted velvet coat (6) and the folkloric tiered, frilled white cotton dress (1). Just divine.
In a nutshell, the collection is a world of fashion fantasy, filled with folklore inspiration. How gorgeous does that sound? Influences came from stories such as Alice in Wonderland and the Swedish tales of John Bauer, with plenty of embellishment and prints. Folkloric influences run throughout the collection, with key styles including an embroidered lace jacket with matching flared skirt; a black velvet cape with gold embroidery; billowing sleeved smocks and a poncho-style blouse. Illustrations add kooky character to garments, with lynx prints and fun horse patterns on knitted sets. Think a cool mash-up of pretty, cool, romantic, dandy, rock-and-roll and folk. That covers most of my favourite fashion elements right there! Oh, and let’s not forget the beyond cute, charming, and not to mention whimsical accessories, including party kits (including cups, plates and napkins), embroidered animal masks, crowns, a mini guitar (8), cowwboy boots, and even a velvet hobby horse (2). I definitely need that hobby horse!!
The collection hits (selected) stores (and the H&M website) on Thursday. I literally cannot wait.

Sarah xx

Little Shop of gorgeousness

21 July 2016

Little Spree's Little Shop

Hot on the (slightly larger) heels of the Mama Shop, the Little Shop has been re-stocked. You’ll find our Summer holiday edit – our favourite pieces for babies, boys and girls in the most gorgeous colours and prints, all perfect for the Summer months. And many of them are on sale – even better! But don’t take our word for, take a look for yourself…
Happy shopping, and happy holidays!!

Sarah & Nicky xx

Beach Baby

18 July 2016

Baby girl holidayn outfit - Little Spree

1.Mango Straw Hat £8.99 (was £17.99)
2. Mango Embroidered Cotton Dress (1-12 months) £7.99 (was £15.99)

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).

Sarah & Nicky xx

Girls Summer Pjs

14 July 2016

Girls Summer pyjamas - Little Spree

Mini Boden Summer pyjama set (2-12 years) £19.50-£23.50

You didn’t think we’d only post summer pyjamas for boys did you? We know that despite there being more choice out there for girls, finding the right pieces can still be tricky. In fact, we sometimes wonder if the very fact that there’s so much choice can have the opposite effect? Well as far as summer pyjamas are concerned we think these Boden (above), Petit Bateau, M&S, Bonton (on sale), John LewisM&S, Petit Bateau, and Jigsaw (not so Summery, but a great bargain and so sweet) are the best out there…

Nicky & Sarah xx

ps:  and anyone who read our interview in The Grace Tales will understand why we’ve included these. So don’t judge – I could have done you a favour! SC