Cos A-line Velvet Dress (1-8 years)
I have at least three velvet dresses like this in my wardrobe (including one from Cos actually). So it makes perfect sense that Tabitha should have one too, right? I just love the simplicity of it (and it would look so cute with silver/grey stripy tights if you want to pimp it up a little). And let’s face it, it’s probably more age appropriate for a three year old (not that that’s ever put me off before…).
£35.00 SHOP NOW
ps: I couldn’t help noticing that one of my most treasured Marlow purchases is still available on the Cos website. This grey cashmere cardigan is well into its second year, and still looks as good as new, and is so warm and cosy. I’ve just got it out again now that the temperature has plummeted. And I love it just as much as I did last Winter. I’m very tempted to buy another one in a larger size for next Winter…
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…
Trotters Mary Jane Pre-Walkers (sizes 17-19)
Could these be the cutest/chic-est baby girls’ shoes ever? So simple and stylish, and silver goes with everything, particularly my favourite palette of grey, navy and dusky pink. And this Mary Jane style is such a design classic, it never dates. Love! I also love these, and these gold ones for toddler girls from Gap.
£24.99 SHOP NOW
ps: Boden has 22% off at the moment to celebrate their 22nd anniversary. Only until Thursday night though, so you’d better get on it…
H&M Long Sleeved T-shirt (1-10 years)
As you know, I’m not normally a fan of ‘gimmicky’ clothes, but I just couldn’t resist this cute (technical term: trompe l’oeil) t-shirt. Perfect for a bit of tongue-in-cheek chic on special occasions…
£5.99 SHOP NOW
ps: this little number is rather cute too…
pps: If you have a baby aged between 0-24 months, and live in the London area (or feel like a trip to London?), come and see me at the Gap flagship store on Oxford Street for an exciting Baby Gap/Little Spree event on Friday 29th November. I will the there all day, and would love to meet you (and your gorgeous little ones!). That’s all I’m allowed to tell you at the moment, but all the (exciting) details will be revealed nearer the time, so watch this space… It’s going to be fun!
Bluezoo Girl’s Navy Fur Trimmed Parka (4-14 years)
I have not looked at Debenhams kids’ clothes for quite a while now, but a Little Spree reader tipped me off that they were doing some good things at the moment. She recommended this parka, which I like, but I prefer the one above, as it feels a bit more like one I’d recently seen and liked in a certain well known high-end French childrenswear shop (that I only frequent during sale time). It is SO hard to find a half decent warm, waterproof coat for girls, but there a few pretty good options out there if you look hard enough. Loving this Zara (how do they always get it so right?) navy one too. And the fur collar is detachable, which I always like in a coat. And I love this one even more (it’s very similar to one my friend’s super-stylish son, Bailey was wearing the other day that I was coveting, which was definitely not a high street purchase)! This M&S one is pretty cute too. So now, which one to choose..?
£32.00-£41.00 SHOP NOW
ps: this one also comes in khaki, which is really cool too.
pps: another day, another tip off about another sale! I Dream Elephants have 25% off everything today. They have some gorgeous things for boys, girls and babies.
Mini Boden Big Bow Party Dress (0-3 years)
This cute dress definitely has a whiff of Marc by Marc Jacobs about it – the big bow, the bold stripes, the A-line shape… And I love the colour combination. Just layer a long-sleeved tee under, and add navy knitted tights. So sweet.
£24.00-£26.00 SHOP NOW
ps: I have had a little tip-off about a amazing Miller clearance sale (one of my absolute favourite brands, although not necessarily one that I would class as ‘high street’, so usually one reserved for sale times). There are some fantastic bargains (including this dress that I posted a while back, and that Tabs is wearing today), so make sure you check it out. I’ve just placed a rather large order…
Petit Bateau Leather Vintage Trainers (sizes 7-12)
These are some of the coolest hi-tops I’ve seen. Love the sheepskin lining/trim. And the colour. And the shape/style. Everything really…
£59.00 SHOP NOW
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…
Best Years Crochet Pear Rattle
How sweet is this knitted pear rattle? Super-stylish, and babies love the feel of crocheted toys (the twins loved theirs…). A great, inexpensive baby gift (from Liberty no less) for babies (and their mamas) to love…
£6.00 SHOP NOW
ps: these adorable bunny slippers arrived in the post for Tabitha today. They are SO cute. And I couldn’t leave Marlow out of course, so he got these knitted slipper-boots (in grey of course). Love them both.
pps: another day, another navy pea…
Zara Tweed Coat With Detachable Fur Collar (9-36 months)
This is the cutest coat ever. I love everything about it, from the tweed, to the double breasted style to the detachable fur collar (two coats in one). I also love this one (Tabitha had a very similar grey version from Zara the Winter before last); and this one, which is very similar, but for girls older than 36 months. This is a really sweet little coat from Mothercare; and how cool is this shaggy fake fur one from Mango (and such a practical colour!). And finally this super-chic one from Cos for a splash of colour.
£32.99 SHOP NOW
ps: just seen this neon pink tweed coat with a fur collar on the John Lewis website. It’s from the Somerset collection by Alice Temperley. I have actually seen it in the flesh, and it’s so lovely (I don’t think the John Lewis still-life pics ever do the products justice I have to say).
pps: navy pea coats still leap off the screen/rail/page whenever I see one, and I still feel compelled to share. So after spotting this great cord one (love the fur collar – lots of them around at the moment), how could I not share?
Gap Star Bow Blouse (0-24 months)
Such a pretty, but simple blouse (love the tiny star print, and the bow detail). Perfect with skinny jeans/cords. Add a muted colour knit, such as this cardigan from Cyrllius, for extra warmth when needed (today!!).
£12.95 SHOP NOW
ps: a date for your diary: Friday 29th November. If you are in London, come and see me at the Gap flagship store on Oxford Street, where I will be working on a special in-store Baby Gap event. I will give you all the details a little nearer the time. It’s exciting!
pps: I actually popped into my local Gap this afternoon, and noticed that there is currently 30% off on all kids’ outerwear. I picked up this super-cosy puffa coat for Marlow – his navy pea is no longer cutting it now the chill has set in…
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??
Alice a Paris Newborn Mittens (6-18 months)
I just love these.
£29.00 BUY NOW
No Added Sugar Hollyhock Plaid Dress (3 months-3 years)
As you have probably noticed by now, plaid is a huge trend this Autumn/Winter, from shirts, to coats to accessories. Personally I always love a plaid dress, and they don’t come much cuter than this one. I particularly love the colour combinations, and the vintage-inspired feel. And of course, the sweet Peter Pan collar (we might be over them for us, but they will always be adorable on little girls as far as I’m concerned). Love.
£57.00 BUY NOW
ps: and while we’re on the subject, how great is this Zara coat?
Alice à Paris Wool Beannie Hat (6 months-10 years)
Simple, stylish (love this garter stitch), navy, French…
£17.00 BUY NOW
Mini Boden Cable Cardigan (1.5-12 years)
I have had my eye on this lovely cable knit cardi for a while now (my favourite cardigan of Tabitha’s last year (that’s still going strong, and currently being worn most days) is a dusky-pink one from Mini Boden, so I thought this could be a great replacement. It also comes in navy, and a lovely yellow. I have been asked a lot about cute, cosy girls’ cardigans recently, so I have rounded up some of my favourites for you… Love this cute graphic spot one from Zara; this star printed one from Mango; this dusky-pink (such a pretty colour) one from Autograph; this heart print one form The Little White Company; this double-breasted one from Cyrllius (more of a ‘coatigan’, so really practical); this super-cute multi-striped one with a hand-knitted feel from H&M; and last, but not least, this gorgeous cashmere one from Cos (Marlow has an almost identical boys’ version from last Winter that he still wears, and still looks as good as new). So there you have it.
£24.00-£28.00 BUY NOW
Mothercare Herringbone Tweed Duffle Coat (3 months-3 years)
This is the first time I have ever posted something twice, but I felt it had to be done. I posted this exact duffle coat on 7th February 2012! I also mentioned it in a post a few weeks ago, as one of my favourite ever buys. It was Marlow’s first proper Winter coat, and I absolutely loved it on him. And yes, this is the one that everyone thought was from Caramel! It looks really expensive (and is anything but), and is really warm and cosy (thanks so the borg fleece lining); has the all-important zip and buttons combo; and unlike many baby duffle coats, it’s not stiff and hard to get on (I found so many to be so cardboard-y that unless your child happened to be double-joointed they were virtually impossible to get on…). So I am sharing it for the second time around because it’s just such a brilliant find.
£26.00 BUY NOW
Louise Misha Nuage Frilled Sweatshirt (2-6 years)
This gorgeous sweatshirt really reminds me of Miu Miu one I shot (and was a little obsessed with) a while back when I was at Glamour. I love the concept of a pretty sweatshirt, and this one is perfect.
£55.00 BUY NOW
Uniqlo Unisex Down Gilet (3-11 years)
Sometimes you just don’t need a full-on jacket or coat. I’ve been wanting to get Marlow a down gilet (they look so lovely layered over a gorgeous jumper) for a while now, but most of them come with a price tag to match the down content, so I’ve always hesitated. Until now. I love the look of this one from Uniqlo, and it’s filled with 70% premium quality down (whatever that means, but it sounds warm and cosy!). And I love the cord detail on the shoulders. Uh-oh, I feel another purchase coming on…
£29.90 BUY NOW
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