softly softly

5 October 2014


Rain Starts Play Handmade Wool Slippers (3-12 months & sizes 2-12), £24.99
Nicky’s son Bailey has these, and she loves them. I also still love these Gap bear slippers (Marlow is currently on his fourth pair – he’s had every size over the years) , which some of you may remember, were the first thing I ever posted, back in January 2012. We also love these from M&S, these from Minnetonka; and these slipper socks from Falke.

love these meeces to pieces

30 November 2012

H&M Mouse Slippers (sizes 7-7.5  8.5-9  10-11  11-12.5  13-1)
Love the Marc by Marc Jacobs mouse ballet flats? You’re going to love these! With more than a nod to their Marc cousins, these high street cuties are at the top of Tabitha’s Christmas list (she just doesn’t know it yet).  Love the shimmery silver, the chic Mary Jane style elasticated strap, and the cosy lininig (nice touch). A great gift/stocking filler. Super-cute.

sheepskin ballet slippers

24 November 2012

Babies In Sheep’s Clothing Baby Ballet Slippers (0-12 months)
Are these not the cutest things you’ve ever seen? Well, today at least? One of my lovely Little Spree followers, Jane tipped me off about them (yes, getting quite a few lately – thank you), and I was instantly smitten. I love the combination of the sheepskin and the ballet slipper (haven’t seen that before). And such pretty colours. So you know baby will be super-cosy as well as looking completely adorable. In fact, they remind me of a pair of F-Troupe ballet flats that I have (and love) with very similar criss-cross elasticated straps. I live in them. These are 100% New Zealand lambskin sheepskin, handmade, and naturally dyed. They are made just outside Christchurch on the South Island by women at home who are unable (for various reasons) to enter the traditional workplace. So another ethical purchase for you. They would make the most gorgeous gift (I have switched into full-on Christmas present buying mode now!) for any stylish babies (I can think of a few!) on your list. Love, love, love them! Thank you Jane.

moccasin magic

18 November 2012

Polarn O. Pyret Striped Moccasins (sizes 18-23)
A friend (Emer, an ex-collegue at Glamour) bought the twins these when they were still tiny. She assured me they were the best thing ever. I thanked her, looked at them, thought they were cute, then promptly put them away in a drawer (wondering what all the fuss was about?). I then came across them in said drawer a couple of months later and dusted them off and dressed the twins in them. From that day on, they pretty much wore them every single day until they grew out of them (then I bought new pairs in larger sizes). They really were the best thing ever! They look great (and perfect for girls and boys), and they stay put (unlike most baby footwear) thanks to the cute elasticated strap. Then when Tabarlow did start crawling, then trying to walk, the leather, non-slip soles made everything safer and easier, and well, less slippery… Honestly, they were one of the best things I ever had for the twins. My sister has recently bought them for my nephew, Baby James, and she is a convert now too. As we all know, options for baby footwear are pretty limited, so these are a great solution. And another great present idea (I will be posting more and more gift ideas as we get closer the Christmas, so get ready!).
£9.60 (were £12.00) 

sheep chic

2 November 2012

Babatude Baby Sheepskin Booty Slippers (1-3 years)
How sweet are these? They are handmade in rural New Zealand (love that!), and ethically sourced and made in the local area (love that too!). They are made from lambskin, including the soles, ensuring no slipping, even on wooden floors (and this can be a big problem with many toddler slippers). I love that the sheepskin booty has now become a bit of a classic. They would make a really lovely present, and are delivered in a white gift box with navy blue tissue, navy ribbon and a personal message. As I always say, it’s all in the details…

easter bunnies

2 April 2012

Sew Heart Felt Rabbit Slippers (sizes to fit 0-3 years)
It’s not too late to buy something special for your little ones for Easter that’s not necessarily egg-shaped. How cute are these slippers? And unlike chocolate eggs, these will still be around after the bank holiday. I couldn’t decide which colour I preferred, so I had to post both. Perfect for twins! And here’s the science/global bit – they are made in Nepal from Tibetan lambs wool (yes really), and no chemicals are used to make them (always a bonus). They even come in a lovely organic cotton drawstring pouch.