Cyrllius Baby Cotton Crew Neck Jumper (1 month-2 years) Such a sweet jumper. I also love this moss green waffle knit baby jumper from The White Company, and it’s currently 50% off in the sale, which makes me love it all the more! £29.00 laredoute.co.uk
ps: thank you to all the Little Spree mums who came along to the babyGap event today. It was so much fun! I think at the last count, I’d styled a total of 28 babies.!! And rather gorgeous they all looked too.
Donna & Markus by Markus Lupfer Girl’s Sequin Moon Jumper (4-14 years)
I’ve always loved a bit if Markus Lupfer, and I absolutely love this cute sequinned moon jumper. It’s just the right side of kitsch (I hate kitsch). The mix of the grey and navy striped sleeves balance out the cuteness of the silver sequins. All it needs is a cool pair of jeans… £15.00-£19.50 (was £20.00-£26.00) SHOP NOW
Benetton Cable Knit Sweater (1-14 years)
It’s all about the cosy, chunky (and preferably cable knit) jumpers at the moment. I absolutely love this Benetton one – such a great colour. Here are a few more favourites that I also discovered on my travels… I’m actually obsessed with this navy Joules one (how great is it?): this Gap one; this Mango one (love the buttons on the shoulder); this M&S one is fab too. I’m clearly having ‘an anchor moment’… £24.90 SHOP NOW
ps: while we’re on the subject of cable knits, I just bought this cream cardigan from The Little White Company for Tabs. It’s the perfect ‘go with everything’ cardigan. She’s wearing it today over her Zara red gingham dress.
pps: literally just seen this navy cable knit from Howick. Another one to add to my ever-growing shopping list…
Autograph Pure Cashmere Cable Knit Jumper (12 months-6 years)
I have been buying the M&S mens’ cashmere jumpers (the plain crew neck in navy, charcoal and black) for myself for years, and I swear by them. Now I have turned my attention to the boys’ ones. And it seems that I have struck gold! How great is this cable knit? And it’s navy with a crew neck! And an incredible price for pure cashmere! It also come in a gorgeous burgundy (loving a bit of burgundy for boys at the moment – a stylish/less brash alternative to red, and looks great with navy and grey). It’s machine washable too. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, it comes ribbon-wrapped in a chic box, so would also make a fabulous (and I’m quite certain, enthusiastically received, by the parents anyway) present. £33.00-£35.00 SHOP NOW
ps: I’ve just ordered one for Marlow. Thought I’d better make sure I get my hands on one before the stampede…
Cos Charcoal Waffle Knit Jumper (1-8 years)
I am sort of obsessed with waffle knits at the moment. I bought the most gorgeous cashmere waffle knit colour-blocked jumper (for me) from J Crew last week when I was in New York. And this charcoal grey one is pretty perfect. And seeing as Marlow is pretty much refusing to wear anything that is not grey at the moment, this may well be the next purchase I make… £27.00 SHOP NOW
ps: of course, I didn’t just buy the cashmere waffle knit when I was in J Crew… Amongst other things, I also snapped up this beautiful headband for Tabs (apparently one of their most popular items for girls at the moment). It’s even more gorgeous in real life – so pretty! It’s the perfect blend of ‘dressing up’ and cool. Love, love, love… And yes, Tabs loves it too.
pps: the Mini Boden grey suede boots are back in stock! And they currently have all sizes! What are you waiting for??
Cocoon Baby Girl’s Tunic & Leggings Set (1 month-2 years)
How chic is this little number? Loving that lace Peter Pan collar. And the tunic-style jumper is long, so perfect for keeping out the chill. It also has buttons down the back, so super-easy to get on and off. And it’s no easy task finding a ‘look’ for £21.00 either! Love. £21.00 BUY NOW
Mango Cashmere Sweater (3-12 years)
I’m always on the look-out for great cashmere on the high street (for me and Tabarlow), and I love this simple sweater from Mango (it also comes in camel). And it’s a pretty great price for cashmere it has to be said. £47.99 BUY NOW
The Little White Company Button Side Sweater (2-8 years) I’m loving this super-chic mink coloured girls’ sweater. The side buttons are such a sweet detail. Perfect with jeans and hi-tops. £30.00 BUY NOW
Monsoon Newborn Knitted Set (0-12 months)
This is such a cute little outfit for a baby boy if you have one, or know anyone who does. It’s so old-fashioned (but in all the best ways) it almost looks vintage. I love it. £28.00 BUY NOW
Baby Oeuf for J Crew Sweater (3-24 months) Not the cheapest, but definitely the coolest… £81.00 BUY NOW
ps: I have some good and bad news about the Mini Boden girls’ suede boots… Boden have got in touch with me today to let me know that although the navy boots are no longer available, they will be getting more of the grey (a great second choice after the navy) and the lilac at the end of November. So all is not lost.
Gap Striped Sweater (0-24 months)
When it’s too chilly to wear your classic Breton long sleeved t-shirt, what do you do? Bust out a Breton-style chunky knit sweater instead! I love this cream (love that it’s not white) and navy one, and it’s 100% cotton, and such a great price. It’s the perfect ‘mini fisherman’s sweater’ for a baby boy or girl, (and obviously I will be attempting to shoehorn my two three year olds into it!). £12.95 gap.co.uk
ps: I have had lots of requests for posts about specific items recently. I have been away on a long work trip (shooting in beautiful Cinque Terre in Tuscany – could be worse!), so I’m afraid I haven’t been able to respond to them all yet. Sorry. I will be posting about (more) cute knits, coats, and girls boots (as well as lots of other things of course) over the next couple of weeks, so bear with me… And thank you to all the lovely mums out there who have contacted me with emails and comments with your own suggestions. Most helpful!
Next Boys’ Cable Knit Crew Neck Jumper (3 months-6years)
I have a new (ish) obsession – the navy cable knit sweater. My obsession with navy cashmere sweaters is definitely a long-standing one, but this is different… It all started when I first clapped eyes on one from Isabel Marant when I was checking out the new Autumn/Winter drop in Liberty the other week. The same sweater then found its way onto my Coats shoot that I was doing for the November issue of Red magazine at the weekend. And so my obsession grew. Fast forward to today when I happened to find myself in the kids’ department of Next in Westfield, checking out their new Autumn/Winter collection, and what do I find? None other than this fabulous mini version of my favourite jumper! Honestly, it’s so great. I immediately grabbed one for Marlow. And it’s 100% cotton, which to be honest, I was quite surprised about at Next, as they tend to use a lot of manmade fabrics (which I am defintitely not a fan of), which can put me off buying (otherwise) great things. Take it from me, this jumper is a great find. Oh how I wish I was a six year old boy… £11.00-£12.00 next.co.uk
Cyrillus Baby Polo-Style Jumper (3-36 months) I’m not suggesting you start co-ordinating your kids with the weather, but I couldn’t help thinking that this gorgeous baby jumper (loving the elbow patches!) would match perfectly with today’s sky (and that jumpers are still very necessary)… £35.00 laredoute.co.uk
Topshop Mini Breton Jumper (3-18 months)
I did a quick Topshop fly-by last week, and spotted this cute Breton knit in the (tiny) Mini section. It actually looks so much cuter in real life. It’s actually navy, (not black as it looks in this picture), and it’s quite a chunky knit (I just love a baby in a chunky jumper), which makes it all the more adorable in my book… £22.00 topshop.com
George Slogan Print Jumper (1-6 years) I’m not normally a fan of gimmicky slogans on clothes, but I really like this jumper, and could definitely see Tabs wearing it. It’s hard to see from the picture, but it’s a chunky metallic knit (so on-trend!), and would look so cool worn with navy and white striped leggings (they are a real staple in Tabitha’s wardrobe, as they go with pretty much everything – I picked up a great pair from Old Navy when I was in New York recently). And it makes me think of my own ‘Ginsberg is God’ slogan jumper from Bella Freud, which I have had for years, and still love (although it’s definitely on its last legs…). This one has more of a Markus Lupfer feel to it, and that’s ok by me… £8.00 direct.asda.com
Pequeno Tocon Leather Ribbon Top (3-6 months) I want this top! I want it for me. I want it for Tabitha. I am obsessed with this top! But sadly neither of us is eligible – we’re just too big. But if you have a baby girl aged between three and six months, this is your lucky day. This is the perfect top. The shade of powder pink (so on-trend for Autumn/Winter 2013-14 , you have no idea…), the fine leather bow, the fluted sleeves… I could go on, but I won’t. Honestly, why doesn’t this come in my size?? Anyway, just to be clear, if you know a baby that can wear this top, buy it for them – it’s the cutest/coolest top ever. It’s that simple. £28.00 orfeodesign.com
Cyrillus Baby Round-Neck Sweater (6-36 months) I always love this colour, especially on babies. It always looks expensive. Such a simple, classic jumper, but so gorgeous. Love the button detail. And it will go with absolutely everything. Super-chic. A perfect example of ‘less is more’… £22.00 cyrillus.com
Bows & Arrows Boys Stripe Jumper (6 months-6 years)
How cool is this jumper? It’s a classic Breton style (including the shoulder buttons) but not your classic navy stripe. Love it. And it’s 100% cotton and machine washable. You can even use your Boots points to buy it (1000 if you’re interested?)! £10.00 boots.com
I love Mini Boden. Fact. I have almost used an entire pack of post-its (mini neon pink ones if you’re interested?) ear-marking all my favourite things that I am planning on ordering. Fact. I just think the collections are getting better and better each season. Fact. I’ve even ordered a super-cool Johnnie b beach cover-up for myself – you really should check out the Johnnie b collection for yourself!). Fact. Anyway, I’m poised, ready to put my order in for the new season, but in the meantime, here are some of my absolute favourite pieces from the Spring collection. And here’s the best bit. Now you have a chance to get your hands on some too! Thanks to our lovely friends at Boden (and they really are lovely – even the people who take your order on the phone are super-friendly) you have a chance of winning one of these eight pieces. All you have to do is choose your favourite item (from the eight I’ve selected here), then click on the pink link below to select the exact size you would like, then go to ‘comments’ below this post. Then simply state the item and size and how your lucky little one is going to wear it/them if you win. Then eight winners will be selected at random and announced here on Friday 1st March. It’s that easy. Good luck!