Ever have days when no matter how long you stare at the contents of your wardrobe, nothing seems to go with anything else? Us too. That’s when we reach for a jumpsuit. To the uninitiated, it might not seem the most obvious wardrobe essential, but trust us, find the right kind of jumpsuit (never too tight!) and the risk will be worth the reward. Like a dress, they are pretty much an outfit in themselves so you can just throw it on and go. We love this ‘boilersuit’ style of jumpsuit (and we both already have this Mango one) for its versatility – wear with trainers on the school run, heels for a night out, or like Emmanuelle Alt with boots for, well, anytime. These are the boots that she’s wearing here and the good news: they’re on sale! The bad news: only a few pairs are left, so don’t wait too long to see if your size is available if you want to wear you jumpsuit like Emanuelle…
Nicky & Sarah xx
ps: this was the dress that Sarah was wearing in Paris on Istagram on Monday.
It’s not often we’ll encourage you to buy something your dad might wear, but that’s the reason Converse sneakers are such a classic: they pretty much look good on everyone. Old or new (they often look better after a bit of wear and tear in our opinion) take a moment to look around you and you’ll see they’re not only being worn in a traditional way with jeans, but also in a more feminine way with dresses, and even a tailored suit (Russell wore a pair on our wedding day!). So if you already have a pair, it’s time to dust them off, otherwise just take a look at our street style inspiration then find your chosen pair in our Converse carousel…
Floor-sweeping maxi skirt in the prettiest tulle, plus a slouchy jumper, plus a leather biker equals the dreamiest of outfits as far as we’re concerned. Here we’ve styled it for the evening, but this look works just as well for day. Just ditch the heels for hi-tops and you’re good to go (anywhere)…
Sarah & Nicky xx
ps: we had a bit of a technical ‘glitch’ with our post yesterday. If you fancy joing us at the Olivier Baby & Kids pop-up event we’re co-hosting on 17th September, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Katie will choose ten names and send you (if you’re one of the ten) your invitation (the sweetest one you’ll ever have received). And don’t forget, one of the ten names will be picked out of hat and be given a complete Olivier Baby & Kids outfit from their new Autumn/Winter collection! The hardest thing will be what to choose, as it’s all so gorgeous! But we will be on hand to help with the tricky decision.
Olivier Baby & Kids is without doubt, one of our favourite independent brands for children. We particularly love the baby collections – you literally want everything (including a new baby to wear it!). Think the softest cashmere in the most beautiful colours, Liberty print frilled blouses, cashmere rompers, ruffle front dresses, striped knits… And not to mention the most adorable accessories – cashmere bonnets, beanies, scarves and mittens. Classic, but not too classic. Traditional, but cleverly designed with a modern edge. Anyway, this is just a tiny selection of our favourite pieces for Autumn/Winter. But don’t just take our word for it – you can see (and feel) the collection for yourself at their first ever Pop Up shop in London – a little treasure trove of discoveries for babies, girls and boys. Edit.58 will also be at the store with a selection of the gorgeous baskets, rugs, cushions and wire words that we all know and love from Instagram. The store opens on Monday 12th September for just two weeks. And on 17th September, we are really excited to be teaming up with Olivier Baby to co-host an exclusive private shopping/press event at their store from 3.00pm-4.30pm. As well as the chance to preview the new collection (entitled ‘Adventure Is Out There’), there will be a delicious afternoon tea, plus sweet entrainment for the kids. And our friend, the lovely Lisa (who we know you all love too) from Edit.58 will be there too. The event is by invitation only, but we are excited to extend the invite to ten lovely Little Spree readers (plus your little ones of course – you have to bring them!). We would love to see you! Please email Katie at Olivier Baby & Kids (email@example.com) if you fancy joining us. Also, one of the ten will be picked at random to win an Olivier Baby & Kids outfit, which can be chosen on the day. We will be on hand (if you need us) to help you choose of course!
Olivier Baby & Kids Pop Up Shop
Monday 12th-Saturday 24th September
Open daily from 10.00am-6.00pm
121 Sydney Street, London SW3
Sarah & Nicky xx
ps: we’ll share what we bought for our kids another time…
pps: a little reminder that the H&M Studio collection launches today.
When it comes to kids party invitations, we’re onboard with the ease and convenience of electronic communication, but there’s always something special about receiving a handwritten note, especially to announce an important event or to say thank you. If you’re with us, take a look at the beautifully printed stationary at Papier.