our favourite boys jumper


1. Boden Cotton/Cashmere Jumper (2-12 years), £25.00-£30.00
2. Gap Cable Knit Beannie (xs-l), £8.95
3. Gap Skinny Jeans (12 months-5 years), £17.95
4. M&S Leather Riptape Trainers (sizes 4-13 small), £24.00-£26.00

I’m a little bit obsessed with this jumper. You can see why. Meanwhile my sister is obsessed with these trainers (she’s bought no less than 4 x pairs!! – she likes to get ahead of the pack…), and we are too. Cheap and chic.

ps: since writing this, my nephew’s trainers have arrived, and my sister said that the sizing has come up really big, so bear this in mind when ordering.

pps: Marlow’s Cos shirt that he wore to my sister’s wedding is now available online.

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…

summer baby

1. Mothercare Spotted Sunhat, £5.00
2. Cyrillus Breton Top, £17.00
3. Next Floral Romper, £9.00-£10.00
4. Verity Jones Hair Clip, £3.00
5. Zara Leather Fringed Sandals, £22.99

This baby girl’s outfit has all my favourite elements – a Liberty-esque floral print (rompers are one of my all-time favourite things to dress a baby girl in – and this one can be layered with the long sleeved tee depending on the temperature), a Breton stripe, a gorgeous bow, a cute sunhat (in a clashing print, but in the same colour palette, so not too clashy) and a cool sandal (these remind me of larger pair from Christian Louboutin that I’ve got my eye on…).

ps: this gorgeous printed tea dress (my favourite print is the ‘washed bluebell poppy field’) and matching knickers from Mini Boden is currently 30% off.

boys, boys, boys…

1. Gap Pocket Tee, £7.95
2. Zara Straw Hat, £9.99
3. Zara Piqué Sweatshirt, £14.99
4. Gap Frayed Denim Shorts, £16.95
5. F&F Khaki Buckle Sandals, £8.00-£9.00

Easy, inexpensive Summer style for boys…

ps: this Gap tee also comes in navy, blue and off-white and if you buy two or more, you’ll save 25%. I will be stocking up for Marlow for the Summer. I also like these H&M ones.

striped skinnies

Massimo Dutti Skinny Striped Trousers (4-14 years)
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Ok, so these are officially girls trousers, but what’s stopping boys from wearing them? They are so cool (love that they are navy, not black). And obviously super-cool on girls too. For boys I would add a simple grey tee or sweatshirt, for the girls a pretty white smocky blouse… And sandals. I’m also liking these and these from Gap; and these from Mango (for boys and girls).

ps: now I’m fully tuned into sun hats, I keep seeing great ones everywhere I go (are they the navy peacoat of the Summer??). Popped into M&S today, and got this fab pack of two (one pink and white seersucker, the other white broderie) for Tabs as back-up (hats are like umbrellas as far as I’m concerned…). I also spotted this gorgeous floral printed one and this cute water melon printed one on the website just now. So plenty to choose from!

pps: look out for a fabulous Mini Boden Summer competition coming soon to Little Spree…

baby sun hats

ilovegorgeous Baby Sun Hat (0-24 months)
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Even though Tabitha is now four, I still like this style of sun hat for her. I love the look of them, but also the floppy brim is perfect for shading little faces from the sun. And I can’t help loving the fact that it reminds me of those baby years. They aren’t that easy to find for four years olds, but I found this Liberty print one for her in Trotters (I bought her a ‘large’). The rest of these (including the ilovegorgeous one above) are all baby hats (and all gorgeous!). This white broderie one from The Little White Company and this printed one from Mini-A-Ture; this Mothercare spotted one; and this Petit Bateau printed one. And here’s a cute one for the baby boys from The Little White Company.

bat chic

Next Batman Crew Neck Sweater (3-16 years)
£16.00-£22.00  SHOP NOW
Love this. I normally hate anything gimmicky or branded, but this really reminds me of all the super-cool Zoe Karrsen sweatshirts and tees, which I always want to buy. So if your son happens to be obsessed with superheros, this is a way to keep him happy (and stylish).

ps: my friend just bought this Cos coat for her four year old son, Bailey, and it’s so great. I had checked it out quickly when I was in the store the other day, but am definitely going back to get it next week. It’s a great boys’ lightweight ‘Summer’ parka, and the charcoal grey makes a refreshing change from an army-style khaki jacket. This week (other random things) I’m also liking are this colour block cardigan from Mamas & Papas; these Hampton plimsoles (in charcoal); this baseball style tee (in heather/pepper) from J.Crew; these River Island swim shorts; this Boden sun hat; and this stripe sweater from The Little White Company.


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.


Polarn O. Pyret Baby Reversible Sun Hat (4-24 months)
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A good (and stylish of course) sun hat is a Summer essential for babies and toddlers. I love this chambray blue, but if you get bored and fancy a change, it’s reversible. I also really like this striped one from Mothercare, and this reversible floral/striped one from Mini Boden.

ps: if anyone is looking for a duvet for their little one, this feather and down one from John Lewis is ideal. I just bought two for Tabarlow, and they are fantastic. Cosy, but not too warm, and a great price at just £30.00.

affordable luxury

Chloe Baby Girls Cashmere Hat & Scarf Set (12 months)
£42.00 (was £84.00)  SHOP NOW
Chloe. Cashmere. Beyond gorgeous. And totally affordable. No this is not an April fool! These are hard facts. Such an amazing price for a beautiful, luxury baby gift (for yours or someone elses). I’m very tempted to buy it to keep for the next friend who gets pregnant… I’m even tempted to have another baby myself!

caps for sale

Mini-A-Ture Boys Denim Peaked Cap (2-10 years)
£25.00  SHOP NOW
Love this boy’s cap. Kind of a cross between a regular cap and my favourite ‘tram driver’s hat’. And for anyone who didn’t get the fabulous M&S cashmere cable jumpers the first time around, don’t miss out this time – they are now just £12.00-£13.00 in the sale!! Buy now, size up and put away for next Winter (that’s what I’m going to do). Just don’t make my mistake and ruin yours by accidentally putting it in the tumble drier! I am ordering another one for Marlow as soon as I’ve finished writing this…

baby bobbles

Cyrillus Baby Cable Knit Hat (45cm-53cm)
For babies it’s great to have this style of hat with the ties that do up under the chin so that it (ideally) stays in place. This is one of the chic-est ones I’ve seen. I also like this grey and navy striped one, also from Cyrillus; this navy cable knit one from BHS; this trapper-style hat from The Little White Company; For something a bit more fun, I really love this Gap one. I saw it in store last week, and it’s so cute. And I always love a bobble or a pom-pom!
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