Who doesn't like buying baby clothes? The baby Sophie arrived I was overwhelmed with all the gifts we were sent, with the high proportion being clothing - much for fun to pick out a cute, tiny outfit than buying nappies. I am now one of those mothers who goes to the shops and all I do is go in the baby shops and try to stop myself adding to Sophie's expanding wardrobe. Only the fact I'm on satatory maternity leave pay stops me. I've got most of these in size 6 months plus, so they currently are a bit big, so I've had to take pictures on the hangers rather the modelled. But as they fit I'll be instrgramming away! So here are some of the purchases I've made, and kind gifts I've received (both from friends and companies).
I love Next clothing for baby girls and I was totally blown away by this camel coat, little S will look very smart going to events and parties this festive season. The pocket, sleeve and bow details make it really special (£27-29 Next). Also from next is this cute grey cord dress, pink gilet and leggings set. Again, the details make it for me, with the cute little buttons round the ankles and the pleating on the dress (£22 Next).
Baby Gap is my new favourite place to shop, as I am loving their Into The Woods collection, based on Little Red Riding Hood. The boys range is filled with woodland creatures and cute little wolves. My favourite pick is this top with integral vest with a Little Red Riding Hood print (£9.95 Gap) which is also available in a dress. I've teamed it with skinny jeans (£14.95 Gap), red bow Mary Jane's (£8.95 Gap) and a navy cardigan ( Gap £14.95)
I am obsessed with tights and leggings with pictures on the bum, when the peep out from under a top or dress during tummy time or when baby starts to crawl. They are the hero product from Blade and Rose, with the elephant being part of their new range (£10 Blade & Rose). JoJo Maman Bebe also do a cute range, with the owl being my favourite (£10 JoJo Maman Bebe).
I loved JoJo for their baby grows when Sophie was tiny and I'm now discovering their more grown up range and I absolutely adore these wine coloured cords (£16 JoJo Maman Bebe) and Floral blouse that matches the lining of the trousers (£15 JoJo Maman Bebe).
I've never been to convinced by personalised baby clothing, as often I think it looks a bit tacky. However, My 1st Years seems to manage to pull it off. This cute grey bow back cardi is just adorable (£25 My 1st Years) and I won't need to be sewing in name labels!
In my opionion, all babies NEED a bear suit. They just look so cozy and super cute. The grey is my favourite as it isn't as twee as the blue and pink alternatives. This is from The White Company £29 and is perfect for taking Sophie in to baby swimming all ready in her swimmers underneath!
I heart The Little White Company, their clothing is just to gorgeous and never over the top with their muted tones causing them to be my favourite shop for Sophie. I generally have half of their stock in my online basket! This little outfit is just lovely for the run up to Christmas. The hand smocked grey flannel dress (£32 The White Company) and star print cardigan (£32 The White Company) are super soft and comfortable and their clothing washes so well I know it will still be looking gorgeous on December 25th. Although I love baby shoes, there aren't always the most practical so these cinderella shoe tights (£10 The White Company) give the look without the hassle and finish the putt off perfectly.
So which is your fave of the looks?