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20th June 2014

The coolest shorts for little boys

I apologise in advance if this post jinxes the good weather, but I am declaring summer today with my pick of the coolest shorts for little boys. With prices ranging from £7 to £75, there’s a pair for every budget – and teamed with a T-Shirt or shirt, they will make stylish summer dressing a doddle.

Happy weekend everyone! Let’s hope for a sunny one.

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1 – Star Print Shorts, from £10, Next (click here)

2 – Green Chino Shorts, £16.99, Paul & Joe at TK Maxx (click here)

3 – Denim Triangle Shorts, £14, River Island (click here)

4 – Pirate Print Shorts, from £18, Boden (click here)

5 – Navy Blue Twill Shorts, £38.50, Little Marc by Marc Jacobs at House of Fraser (click here)

6 – Monster Denim Shorts, from £12, Next (click here)

7 – Royal Blue Twill Chino Shorts, £14, Jo Jo Maman Bebe (click here)

8 – Camouflage Rib Waist Shorts, from £7, F&F at Tesco (click here)

9 – Light Blue Chino Shorts, £7.99, H&M (click here)

10 – Palm Tree Grey Shorts, £17.95, GAP (click here)

11 – Denim Shorts, £34.30, DKNY at House of Fraser (click here)

12 – Green Cotton Twill Shorts, £13, La Redoute (click here)

13 – Sunglasses Print Shorts, £76, Paul Smith Junior at Alex and Alexa (click here)

14 – Elephant Print Shorts, £19.60, Mini Rodini at Cissy Wears (click here)

15 – Tiger Print Shorts, £16, Munster Kids at Alex and Alexa (click here)

16 – Distressed Denim Shorts, £75, Ralph Lauren at House of Fraser (click here)

17 – Denim Shorts with Waistband, from £16, John Rocha at Debenhams (click here)

18 – Ticking Stripe Shorts with Belt, from £8, George at Asda (click here)

5th June 2014

Hats for boys

One day back in September 2013, Stanley decided that hats were the enemy. Living in Dubai, where temperatures in the summer hit 50’C, this wasn’t the best news. But I wasn’t surprised, as lots of things have gone this way since he became a toddler. Peas, highchairs, flotation devices, sandals, haircuts, car washes; these are all the enemy.

Then recently, he spotted a pretty cool straw hat sat on the shelves of his best friend Raffy’s bedroom. And hats were suddenly cool again! I couldn’t get to the mall fast enough to buy one for him – just as summer hits Dubai, this was exceptionally good timing, protecting his blonde curls from the sun on the way to and from nursery.


Don’t get me wrong; we are taking baby steps, introducing the hat for longer periods each day before he snatches it off his head, throws it away in anger and shouts NO! NO HAT! as if he is HORRIFIED that his mother could place such a thing on his head. But then the next day, he asks for it again. So I will win this battle.

And in celebration of hats being back in fashion in our house, here’s a round-up of my favourite hats for stylish little boys (number one modelled by Stanley above)…


1. Straw hat with navy ribbon, £9.99, Zara Kids (click here)

2. Flat cap, £4, Florence & Fred at Tesco (click here)

3. Shark cap, £4.99, H&M (click here)

4. Monkey cap, £5.60, M&S (click here)

5. Los Angeles cap, from £8, Next (click here)

6. Star sun hat, £14, Toby Tiger at House of Fraser (click here)

7. Jaguar print cap, £25, Mini Rodini at Alex and Alexa (click here)

8. Straw hat, £8, Mothercare (click here)

9. NY Yankees cap, £10, Schuh (click here)

18th May 2014

Slogan T-Shirts

Slogan T-Shirts couldn’t be more fashionable at the moment. For adults, the trend was set by Alexander Wang on the Spring/Summer 2014 catwalks – and  fashionable little people have no shortage of options for rocking the trend, as every shop seems to be packed with slogan t-shirts to choose and wear.

Here are my current favourites for boys. Stanley already owns number 5 and I am seriously coveting 1, 3 and 7!


1. Black Je T’Aime New York T-Shirt, £33, Atsuyo et Akiko at Cissy Wears (click here)

2. Grey Little Man T-Shirt, from £5, Next (click here)

3. Beige Mini Zoologist T-Shirt, £20, Mini Rodini at Scandinavian Minimall (click here)

4. Grey Here to Play T-Shirt, £8.95, GAP (click here)

5. Black Le Rat T-Shirt, £29, Mini and Maximus at Scandinavian Minimall (click here)

6. White Happy T-Shirt, £4, Little Bird by Jules at Mothercare (click here)

7. Black Big Dreams and Rock Music T-Shirt, £19, Not on the High Street (click here)

8. Yellow Come Join the Circus T-Shirt, £17, Marloe Jnr at Latte Mama (click here)

9. Green I am 4 T-Shirt (available 1-6), £5, Next (click here)