Hoodies and Hi-Tops

20 October 2016

Oaks of Acorn boys fringed trousers - Little Spree
Oaks Of Acorn Fringed Haren Trousers (6 months-8 years), £35.88

Boys hoodies and high tops - Little Spree

1. Boden Knitted Hoodie (5-16 years), £37.50
2. Oaks Of Acorn Fringed Haren Trousers (6 months-8 years), £35.88
3. Asso High-Top Trainers, £24.05

I didn’t know that I wanted blue, fringed, harem trousers for Bailey until I saw this oh-so-cute and cosy pair (they’re made from cotton fleece) from Oaks of Acorn. I’m always looking for an alternative to jeans as, like me, sometimes he wants to wear something soft and loose (‘sloungewear’ as we like to call it), and these trousers tick all the boxes. Worn with hi-tops (see some favourites below) and a hoodie, they’re cool enough to be seen outdoors, but still practical enough to play football in (another big tick for me if it means a break from the Barcelona kit). The hoodie is new in at Boden. If you haven’t seen the latest boys’ knitwear it’s worth taking a look; I’ve just added this grey and green jumper to my Bailey basket. I also like these striped pyjamas. Technically they are for girls, but as they don’t have any frills, flowers or fairies on them (I checked) I’ll keep that small detail to myself.

Nicky x

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

Boys Summer PJs

11 July 2016

Boys Summer pyjamas - Little Spree

Petit Bateau Cotton Striped Pyjamas (2-18 years) £28.00

We’ve been searching for our favourite boys Summer pyjamas, and this Petit Bateau pair is definitely one of our favourites. Marlow already has them, and both Tabitha and Marlow both have the long sleeved (and long legged) version (two pairs each in fact, that’s how much we love them!). They are so great -super-soft and super-comfy, and they wash so well (a dull ‘mum fact’, but true). We’re also loving this traditional M&S pair in cotton seersucker (I’ve seen them in the store and they are so lovely – SC), M&S gingham, this fun Stella McCartney and this Next set of three.
And although not necessarily the most Summery of pyjamas, this gorgeous John Lewis striped pair are straight out of a Victorian storybook, so a great ‘buy now, stash for later’ purchase.

Sarah & Nicky xx

Christmas Pyjamas

14 December 2015

Jigsaw Star Pyjama Set, £25.00-£29.00

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M&S  Pure Cotton Checked Pyjamas, £9.80-£13.30

If you need an excuse to treat your little ones to lovely new pyjamas, surely there’s no better time than Christmas? There is nothing nicer than a brand new pair of pyjamas on Christmas Eve – and let’s face it, these pyjamas are going to be well documented for years to come in the obligatory Christmas morning ‘present opening’ photos. We love the classic style of these two pairs (above). But also on our ‘wish/shopping/maybe list’ are:

For the boys: organic candy stripedChristmas Edition ‘slim jyms’Christmas two packNight Sky onesie (already owned by Bailey, and bought and stashed for Christmas Eve for Marlow); grey marl bear print; classic checkedglow in the dark star print; moose Henley stylestar print; and this three pack.
For the girls: floral printditsy print two packNordic printsparkle starglow in the dark star print; and this two pack bunny sleep suits (ok so not technically pyjamas, but cute nevertheless – I’m quite tempted for Tabs).

Sarah & Nicky xx

ps: a few people asked me on Instagram recently, where I buy Tabitha and Marlow’s onesies. Mostly Gap. They both have this one, which they are both fast asleep in now as I’m typing this).

the tail end of the sales…

14 July 2015

Photo: Caramel Baby & Child

It’s not too late to scoop up a few last-minute sale bargains (and there are definitely some great things still out there if you’re quick!). There is a common myth that if you shop the tail end of the sales, it’s only the dregs left that no one else wants. Not necessarily. You just need to be a bit more sale savvy that at the beginning of the sales. We’ve done the savvy bit for you…
Take a look at this Kickle rain mac, this Mango sweatshirt; these Mango shorts; this Miller sweatshirt; this Mango belt; these The Little White Company short pyjamas; this Miller sweatshirt; Marlow’s favourite boots from Boden (tempted to buy him another pair for the Autumn…); Marlow’s Boden jumper (as featured on the Boden blog); these Boden baby dungarees; this Mango baby long sleeved tee; these Louis Louise baby trousers; these Caramel baby trousers; this Mango baby sweater; Bonton baby cardigan; and this Mango baby sweater (a great ‘buy now stash for later’). Phew!

Sarah & Nicky xx

the cat’s pyjamas

22 June 2015


 The Bright Company Slim Jym Pyjamas, £17.00 (were £24.00)

Looking for cute, cool, unisex, mix and match pyjamas that are colourful, but in all the right ways? Welcome to The Bright Company, a British sleepwear and bedding brand for children aged 0-9 years. We love that they are passionate about British design and production. All their collections are designed and produced in Britain, and they work with suppliers that they take time to get to know and trust, and who pride themselves on high quality and production. Their designs are carefully considered too, playing close attention to the distinct physical needs of babies and toddlers. Their ‘slim pyjamas’ (like these ones that we love here) are snug fitting so they don’t ride up in the night leaving drafty gaps while your little ones sleep (don’t you just hate that?). Anything practical and stylish is a total win-win as far as we’re concerned!

Sarah & Nicky xx

ps: look out for our exciting give-away with them on Instagram this week…