the tail end of the sales…

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

puddle proof


Mamas & Papas Puddlesuit, £28.00 (12 months-6 years)

We just love the idea of a ‘puddle suit’. And it just sounds so… Beatrix Potter. But apart from sounding sweet (and being super-practical obviously), this one actually looks good too. It’s just an all-in-one version of the Little Spree favourite, the classic yellow rain mac. We love. And here are some rain macs too (some yellow, some not..): this one from M&S; this one from John Lewis; this one from Mini Club; this one from Gap; this one from H&M (as posted on Instagram); this one from Next; and this one from Petit Bateau. And not forgetting a few wet weather accessories: this umbrella and this umbrella (for your mini super hero), both from M&S; and these plain wellies from John Lewis (available in red, navy and green).

Sarah & Nicky x

ps: and we couldn’t resist these cute biker-style wellies for us! Love them! Think of them as a little ‘bonus mid-week Mama Spree’.


ASOS Gone Biker Wellies, £25.00

rainy days

singing in the rain

1. Ugg Ear Muffs, £31.50 (were £45.00)
2. Next Plastic Rain Poncho, £10.00 (was £21.00)
3. Hunter Wellington Boots, £24.00

We couldn’t resist this cute waterproof poncho. Buy now and put it away for those April showers. Alternatively dig out the warmest, cosiest jumper you can find and road-test it right now.

Sarah & Nicky x

ps: Alex and Alexa has an extra 15% off all their sale stock this weekend, so definitely worth a look…

rain proof

The Little White Company Boys’ Striped Jacket (2-8 years)
£45.00  SHOP NOW
I love the combination of the ticking stripe (although you have to squint to actually see it in this picture, or simply take my word for it) and a sporty style hooded jacket – classic, but cool. It’s 100% cotton with a jersey lining, and is machine washable. I also love that the hood is detachable (I like options). This H&M three-in-one version is also a great option for babies and younger boys.

rain, rain come back again another day…

M&S Fisherman Hooded Mac (12 months-7 years)
Anyone who follows Little Spree (@littlespree) on Twitter will already know all about my obsession (no other word for it) with this particular rain mac. So look away now if you do. If you don’t, read on! I spotted it in the M&S store at Marble Arch (I wasn’t messing around – straight to the flagship store) a few weeks ago, but they didn’t have Tabarlow’s size. So I went online, but again no luck. They had all sold out. And so the obsession grew (this mac was playing hard to get, but I know how to play that game!). Anyway to cut a long, and let’s face it, pretty dull story a little shorter, I’ll cut to the chase. I urgently dispatched Tabarlow’s Grandma to the huge M&S (The Meadows) in Berkshire to hunt down two in age 3-4 years (and you don’t want to get in her way when she’s on a mission for her favourite twins, believe me). Success (she even came back with a selection of sizes for me to choose from)! It’s now back in stock online, but I wouldn’t take any chances if I were you – if you want one (and trust me, you do, it’s fab – and you can’t even see the cute striped lining in the hood…), get clicking now before they sell out again (or if you have a devoted Grandma who just happens to live near The Meadows, get her on the case immediately!).

rainy days

Jo Jo Maman Bebe Fisherman’s Raincoat (6 months-5 years)
Tabarlow have literally lived in their yellow raincoats lately. If they’re not actually wearing them, they are never far away (either in my bag or under their buggy – the macs, not the twins). It hasn’t been cold enough for an actual coat, but it’s been windy/rainy enough to need some kind of cover-up, so I daren’t leave the house without them. These do come in other colours, but I always love a traditional yellow rainmac. It’s such a classic. And they just always look so cute. And this one has a super-stylish navy and white striped lining, which I love. It’s waterproof (may sound obvious, but it’s not always the case believe it or not!), and machine washable. Sold!