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(Americana) Objects of Desire

Oh, say can you spend. We so can. A little bit of Americana, on this of all days, would go down nicely. (Especially the Osh Kosh dungarees. I would pay good money to see Alex’s gorgeous boys sporting them.)        …

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Little and Large

  Now, I am not suggesting you dress like twins. That would be a bit much. But there is nothing wrong with a spot of hers and hers. (Or hers and his.) Sometimes, it can be fun to be a little alike. It is undeniable that my daughter often wears a smaller version of what I wear. 1. A little bit of inspirational reading: cooking for me, paper craft for her. (Two-and-a-half is a bit young – and far too destructive – for paper dolls. (But I have bookmarked this genius project by the lovely Tiny and Little for the next, inevitable rainy day.) 2. Yesterday, I bought C the MOST adorable Isabel Marant (yep, Alex and I are both obsessed) dress from the Zara Kids sale. Now, it’s not on the website, so I can’t show you, but this is of the same ilk (they also have a smocked pinafore which I cannot rave about enough – it’s like something an Italian bambino would wear). And I adore the Greta dress by the actual Isabel M. 3. Breton stripes all ’round. Personally, I don’t think you can ever have enough Breton striped tops. Both of these are also available in sunshine yellow stripes. Bring it…

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Small-scale swimsuits

No, not badly-rhymed bikinis, swimsuits for little girls. Before we came on holiday I was looking for a little swimsuit for C and it was far trickier than it should have been. What is WITH the high street? Just because it’s for a little girl, why does it have to be a. luridly pink, b. decorated with Hello Kitty or Peppa Pig or some other nauseatingly whimsical princess-y type character, or c. weirdly grown-up which is SO WRONG in this context. Also, added complication, I refuse to shell out oodles of cash for something which will be worn for approximately two weeks of the year (and get covered in sunscreen). I ended up with this one from H&M. And very sweet she looks in it, too. (It also comes in red, btw.) I wish, wish I had chanced upon this one from Boden in time to order it. Suffice to say, I love it. I am contemplating ordering it for C to wear next year. The go-to destination on the high street is, however, Next. Who knew? If they had this bathing suit in C’s size, I would have snapped it up (although it seems you have to wait ’til you’re…

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Prints charming

The other week, I was enthusing about the Liberty-print alphabet I’d bought for C’s room to a friend, when she rather sniffily remarked that Liberty prints had, to her mind, become rather too ubiquitous. To which I reply: any right-minded person can never have enough Liberty print. Which is why this new Marc Jacobs x Liberty collection (on sale this week) thrills me. A simple collection of five pieces – from make-up and cosmetic bags to a splendid tote – in prints with the names of ‘Emma & Georgina’ (a mash-up of two prints) and ‘Wiltshire’: I ask you, what’s NOT to like? Priced from £40. (Following on from yesterday’s post, this would be a genius baby bag.) Inspired? Try these……

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Want to shop? You’ll love POP (especially with our exclusive 15% discount)

You know how we love to discover brilliant online boutiques that make shopping just that little bit easier? Well, here’s another one. POP is a brand spanking new online boutique specialising in stylishly cool clothes for children aged 4-10 years old. Brilliantly edited, POP features lots of small, quality brands from the UK and Europe, and is perfect for children who like fun, bright and colourful clothes. Pink spring tee, £25, Anive; Jade stripe slash neck top, £16, Boys & Girls                       Twist blue legging, £19, Indikidual; Plane t-shirt, £16, redurchin Red skate shorts, £17, Boys & Girls; Artist skirt, £22, Anive for the Minors And the best thing of all? POP is offering an exclusive 15% discount to Wear & Where readers for the next 4 weeks. Simply type in WEAR into the discount code at checkout and you’re ready to roll.…

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Little and Larger

A Friday floral treat: one for me and one for C. Isabel M requires no explanation. Her current collection is such bliss I quite fancy a supermarket sweep style frenzy. But this adorable blouse for C is from new-to-me Marley Boutique, which sells gorgeous, classic children’s clothes at very reasonable prices. They’re a self-prescribed antidote to the high street (think floral pinnies, checked shirts for the boys, sweetly floral rompers for babies). I am itching to buy this for C (and quite fancy it for myself, to be perfectly honest…)  …

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DVF for Gap Kids

Welcome to the extreme levels of designer cuteness that is the new Diane Von Furstenberg collection for GapKids and Baby Gap.   Do you have a little girl in your life aged anywhere from brand new to age 14? If not, can you borrow one? (Sorry boys – this really is one for the girls…) And mark this Thursday, 25th April, in your diary pronto – for this is when the Spring collection hits Gap stores. In our humble opinion, this collection is even better than the first. Think adorable little rompers; swimwear; sun hats; and graphic t-shirts adorned with butterflies, tigers and similar jungle fare. Quintessential iconic DVF prints are, obvs, firmly on the agenda –  this time, they’re African-inspired prints in colours that really pop. DVF says it’s “perfect for little explorers” (note to those who took issue with a wrap dress for little girls the first time around: this time, they have integrated shorts. Clever, eh?). I have my eye on the playsuit, espadrilles and skinny jeans for little C. The only question is: could I squeeze into age 14? (There’s optimistic, and then there’s ever-so-slightly deluded…)             Just one more: the DVF…

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Hurrah! A new shop for boys….

A few months ago, I bemoaned the fact that when it comes to shopping for boys, the selection of clothes is basically a bit pants. But, oh, how I was wrong! I have recently (this afternoon) discovered an amazing company called Little Hanbury, which specialises in cool clothes for boys aged between 2-10. That’s right. No dresses, skirts or other girlie things – just clothes for boys (although girls can wear them – that’s perfectly ok). And it’s brilliant. Look out for my picks from Little Hanbury alongside other spring must-haves for boys this Thursday (plus gorgeous clothes for girls – we’re not sexist…)…

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Spring Style Special: Baby Girls

I admit, I drew the long straw here. There is SO MUCH good stuff out there for baby girls. One thing I must do, before I go any further, is to recommend that anyone who has small people to read Little Spree. Written by a fashion editor, stylist and mother of twins (Tabitha and Marlow, collectively known as ‘Tabarlow’), it is a veritable treasure trove of gorgeousness on a small scale. Sarah has impeccable taste. So much so that I permit myself a fleeting moment of smugness when she recommends something I’ve already snapped up for C. AND you should also sign up to Half Pint Chic: flash designer sales at high street prices. Anyway, onto the clothes (if you haven’t already skipped off merrily to Little Spree). The problem here is that there’s almost too much choice (sorry mums of boys. It sucks, I know), so I’ve limited myself by budget (you can go ke-ray-zee shopping for girls: the Bonpoint store at Bicester is my downfall). Still found it hard to stop, though.                 Scalloped eyelet dress, £16.95, gap; Gingham print dress, £14.99, Zara Kids I have to show you this Boden dress from the…

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Fashioneaster

Forget anything remotely body con. Easter weekend is not the time for such nonsense. What it is the time for (quite frankly, when isn’t there the time for?) is a jacket that looks designer (Isabel Marant anyone?) but is one hundred per cent high street – and not one of my regular haunts. This little lovely, so very on trend it’ll make your spring wardrobe, even has a French designer-y name (surely that’s no coincidence?). It’s the Mathilde jacket courtesy of Monsoon – and costs a not-at-all-designer £89.   Because I am a kind and generous woman, I also include a little something for the mini fashioneaster in your life. (God, I love that pun.) It’s from a new shop I’ve recently discovered, Alice a Paris. It has shops in Paris, which is only fuelling my desire to take a spring jaunt to Paris with my little family. Could this top be more French if it tried? Blouse, 22 €. Praise be, they sell online – and you can buy it here. (Note to mothers of boys – including Alex – they do fab stuff for little monsieurs as well.)…