This is the perfect time to invest in those slightly more expensive pieces that, having been discounted, feel like a real bargain. Such as this perfect navy wool jumper from Miller (which we love in all colours). It’s also worth looking ahead to next Winter and sizing up on anything you know you will need – we’re very tempted to buy this cool grey pea coat and stash it for next year (love the cosy sheepskin style lining). Hats and scarves are also great sale buys – this hat and mittens set is also on our boys sale wish list, along with these these trousers, and this jacket.
Stella McCartney Fingerless Gloves (sizes s, m, l) £15.00 (were £30.00) SHOP NOW One day it’s swimsuits, then the next it’s gloves (albeit fingerless ones). That’s the crazy British weather for you. I do love these though (they will be so warm and cosy – no drafty gaps between little hands and arms), and they could be a fab ‘buy now, wear later’ purchase, or indeed a ‘buy now, wear now’ one… And as I was cruising the Stella collection, I came across a few other great sale bargains. This baby bat tee; this boys striped cashmere cardigan; and this boys owl intarsia jumper.
ps: these 10 IS grey canvas trainers are one of my favourite pairs that Marlow has had. They super-stylish, look great with everything, and have the all-important velcro straps. They wear really well too.
Mini Boden Hat & Mittens Set (0-3 years)
Boden always do the cutest little hat and mitten sets for babies (they make the most perfect presents). Tabs and Marlow both had them when they were babies and very cosy they were too. I know it’s not exactly chilly right now, but you need to snap up these things when you see them. I’ve learnt this the hard way. You snooze you loose. £22.00 boden.co.uk
Petit Bateau Unisex Baby Mittens (3-24 months)
Oh my God, how cute are these mittens? Any kind of gloves/mittens are always a bit of an ‘issue’ in my experience, i.e. most babies/kids hate wearing them. Forget gloves (too many fingers!), and go for simple mittens instead (although I’m not saying you won’t still have a bit of a battle on your hands, but the less fingers, the smaller the battle…). And the tie means that not only do they look even cuter (I always think there’s something so incredibly sweet about little ones with their tiny mittens dangling down beneath their sleeves…), but you won’t lose them. And trust me, with mittens as cute as these, you definitely don’t want to lose them. I’m so buying these for Tabarlow! £21.50 petit-bateau.co.uk
H&M’s ‘All For Children’ Collection
I loved it last time (I scooped up so many great pieces for Tabarlow), and it’s back again – H&M’s genius collaboration with UNICEF. These are just a few of my favourite things (how cute is that bow dress?), but there is much more (including a tent, wall stickers and magicians’ hats…). This time the collection is made up of cute fashion as well as fab dress-up pieces for both boys and girls (think Halloween costumes, but way cooler). The collection will be available from 18th October (tomorrow!) from around 300 H&M stores, as well as online. H&M will donate 25% of the sale price of every piece to UNICEF’s work in Bangladesh. Through this partnership, H&M and UNICEF aim to promote education and improve the health of children in slum areas around Dhaka in Banglasdesh. So you can shop up a storm and help a great, worthwhile cause at the same time. What’s not to love about that? hm.com
ps: sorry for the gap in posts, but I have had wifi issues in Miami. I hope all these lovely things have made up for it…
pps: please don’t buy everything!Leave some things for me! I’m not back in London until Tuesday…
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.