spots & corduroy

Marks & Spencer Corduroy Spotted Dress & Tights Outfit (3-24 months)
If someone had shown me this dress and asked me to guess where it was from, I’m not sure even my trained eye would have guessed M&S. Totally adorable. And normally pre-styled outfits/looks make me really tense (I usually only like one piece, but hate the rest, which then puts me off buying it completely. Plus obviously being a Fashion Editor makes me a total control freak when it comes to styling outfits), but these tights are equally adorable. Would make a great present. And an amazing price! Amen to that.
£18.00   BUY NOW

loving your look!

Vertbaudet Sailor Sweater & Trousers (1-18 months)
If you’re quick, you can still get your mitts on this cute little (100% organic) number. Love the colours, and the layered feel of the trousers. Just the right combination of style and comfort that we come to expect from our French friends. Who needs stylists when you can buy ‘ready made’ outfits as gorgeous as this? Hmm…
£17.00  laredoute.co.uk

a taste of things to come at mini boden…

I literally cannot wait for the new Mini Boden Autumn/Winter collection to hit their website. This is just a small selection of some of my favourite pieces – in order of ‘baby’, ‘girl’ & ‘boy’. I went to the press preview a few weeks ago (with Tabarlow), and was instantly smitten. It was such a gorgeous collection. I am already a fan of Boden for kids, and buy a lot for Tabarlow, but it has a very different feel for next season. Firstly, there is a new designer at the helm (Tara, a fellow twins mum as it happens), and it just feels, well, different. It just has a more whimsical feel that I love. The colours are more muted (plenty of my favourites in there – grey, navy and dusky pink amongst others), there are less bold pictures on things (although having said that, I am obsessed with this fab raccoon jumper!), the prints are sweeter, and it just has a bit more of a ‘French’ vibe. This is just a tiny taste of what’s to come, but trust me, the collection is literally brimming with beautiful things for your little ones. You are going to love it (and be surprised too I think). The collection will be available online from 31st July. Put it in your diary now! I have.

it’s all about a sweatshirt


Cos Melange Sweatshirt (2-6 years)
I always love a grey marl sweatshirt (and live in them myself – I particularly like them dressed up with a skinny trouser, heels and a sparkly drop earring, but enough about me…). I love that this one is more of a charcoal grey. I copied Sam (one half of a another twin duo that Marlow & Tabs hang out with) with this one from Cos. Marlow literally lives in his. Wear with…


1. Cos sweatshirt  £20.00 cosstores.com
2. Next shorts  £6.00  next.co.uk
3. M&S shoes  £8.00  marksandspencer.com

crazy horse

Stella McCartney Kids Horrace Jumper (3-36 months)
As much as I love Stella McCartney Kids, it’s a little on the expensive side for Little Spree (it would have to be a very little spree indeed!). Then my lovely friend Kim told me about this cute jumper that she had bought for her daughter, Marcie. Ok, so £40.00 for a children’s jumper may not be the bargain of the century, but I think it’s a pretty fab price for such a cute and quirky jumper from Stella. And I think you would get tons of wear out of it if you make sure you buy it in a slightly roomier size. Wear with…

1.  Stella McCartney Kids jumper  £40.00  stellamccartney.co.uk
2.  Gap skinny jeans  £15.95  gap.eu
3.  Jo Jo Maman Bebe floral sandals  £14.00  jojomamambebe.co.uk 

my favourite blouse

Du Pareil Au Meme Printed Blouse (1-23 months)
This is one of my favourite tops that I’ve ever bought for Tabs. I bought it from one of the DPAM stores (love, love, love this store!) in Paris last February during Fashion Week, and she is still wearing it now (it’s size 18 months, and she was two in January!). It’s such a pretty print and always looks cool with jeans or leggings. I always buy this style of blouse in a much bigger size, then they can evolve from little dresses worn with knitted tights to tunic/smock tops, to, erm, tops that are probably a bit on the small side, but still look cute… Oh and by the way, I know on the website it says that the sizing is not in months, but as a rough guide, that’s always worked for me. I’m so excited it’s still available! Wear with…

1.  Du Pareil Au Meme Printed Blouse  £14.00  dpam.com
2.  H&M Spotty Leggings  £3.99  hm.com
3.  Bella’s Bows Hair Bow  £3.99  panachekids.com
4.  Hampton Classics Nantucket Sandals £14.99  trotters.co.uk 

cute floral blouse

1. The Little White Company Peter Pan Collar Floral Blouse (0-24 months)
Tabitha wears some version of a blouse or tunic most days. They always look so sweet with jeans and a little cardigan, which is kind if of her ‘look’. It’s a kind of ‘pretty tomboy’ vibe which I love on little girls. You’ll never catch Tabs busting out a pink, frilly dress that’s for sure. So this blouse is a great example at a great price. The Peter Pan collar is such a cute detail too.
£16.50  thewhitecompany.com

2. Zara Jeans With Bow Detail (3-18 months)
£11.99  zara.com 

lucky star

1. Gap Intarsia Jumper (0-24 months)
This is a great jumper for a boy. Not too boyish, but not too girly either. I lalways love a star motif. Perfect with a pair of slim-fit jeans.
£16.95  gap.eu

2. Next skinny jeans (3 months-6 years)
I originally bought a pair of these jeans (the grey ones) for Tabs, but when I got home they were too big for her, so I tried them on Marlow and actually, they looked great! Don’t be put off by the fact that they are officially called ‘skinny’ jeans (somehow seems so wrong on a two year old…) – the fit is more of a cool, straight-leg jean. And give them a little tun-up. I find Next sizing quite generous, so I would consider buying a smaller size in these. My faves are the grey, but I do really like both the indigo and mid-wash blue (and will be going back to buy them).
£9.00-£10.00  next.co.uk