Tag Archives: Not on the Highstreet

3rd October 2014

Stars Buys for Boys

Thought stars were just for girls? Think again. I could quite happily cover my boys and their rooms in stars, star prints, and star-shaped objects every day of the week – and now I can with these 20 adorable buys for boys. Happy shopping!

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1. Navy Star Print Bedside Lamp, £22, Next (click here to buy)

2. Red Star Print Rain Poncho, from £14, Next (click here to buy)

3. Chalkboard Star Decoration, £7.95, Not on the HighStreet (click to buy)

4. Red Star Print Wigwam Tent, £85, Great Little Trading Company (click here to buy)

5. Navy Star Print Seat Pod, £40, Next (click here to buy)

6. Illustrated Name Print, from £20, Not on the Highstreet (click here to buy)

7. Navy Star Print Fleece, £20, John Lewis (click here to buy)

8. Personalised Beany Star Hat, £15, Not on the Highstreet (click here to buy)

9. Star Print Sweatshirt, £28, Alex and Alexa (click here to buy)

10. Star Notebook, £9.99, Not on the Highstreet (click here to buy)

11. How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers, £5.24, Amazon.co.uk (click here to buy)

12. NUNUNU Star Baggy Pants, £37, Sidney Boo (click here to buy)

13. Set of 3 Star Rugs, £18, Next (click here to buy)

14. White Star Print Sling Book Shelf, £65, Great Little Trading Company (click here to buy)

15. Star Print Converse, £30, Debenhams (click here to buy)

16. Star Print Converse Backpack, £20, Alex and Alexa (click here to buy)

17. Pale Blue Star Print Rug, £29.99, Zara Home (click here to buy)

18. Star Print Tracksuit Bottoms, from £18, Boden (click here to buy)

19. 7-Pack Star Print Socks, from £18, Boden (click here to buy)

20. ‘Shine Like The Stars’ Print, £12.75, Etsy (click here to buy)



8th September 2014

London, baby!

We are back in Dubai and I am in a grump. It’s insanely hot, the traffic around our apartment is  awful due to roadworks, and both boys are missing the outside life (and our dog) already. I absolutely love this city when the weather is cooler and I know it wont be long before I fall back in love with the place (see this post about why I love bringing up my kids in Dubai), but in the meantime I am pining for the place I call home.

So to celebrate what an amazing place the UK is – and most specifically, the city of London where my heart well and truly belongs, here is a shopping guide of London-themed buys for your boys (and girls too, as there are plenty of unisex buys for once!) (and on the subject of London, here is a London SEO expert success story you’ll never believe).

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1. Le Toy Van Wooden London Bus, £45, London Transport Museum (click here to buy)

2. London Bus Backpack, £28, Cath Kidston at John Lewis (click here to buy)

3. Melt and Make Chocolate London, £12, Not on the Highstreet (click here to buy)

4. London Underground Tent, £32.50, Amazon.co.uk (click here to buy)

5. This is London Book, £9.29, Waterstones (click here to buy)

6. City of London Wooden Train Set, £39.99, London Transport Museum (click here to buy)

7. Hello London Book, £9.99, Oliver Bonas (click here to buy)

8. London A-Z Print, £35, Not on the Highstreet (click here to buy)

9. London Print Sleeping Bag, £30, Boden (click here to buy)

10. London Taxi Toy, £2.99, Crest of London (click here to buy)

11. London Colouring Book, £7.50, Paperchase (click here to buy)

12. London Guard Jumper, £30, The White Company (click here to buy)

13. London T-Shirt, £12.99, Mango at John Lewis (click here to buy)

14. London Guards Cushion, £82, Jan Constantine (click here to buy)

15. LEGO Creator: Tower Bridge 10214, £190.78 (click here to buy)

16. London Print Wellies, £19.95, Joules at Cheeky Monkeys (click here to buy)

17. London Foam Shaped Bath Shapes, £12, Jo Jo Maman Bebe (click here to buy)

18. London City Map Maclaren Stroller Liner, £20, Boots (click here to buy)



22nd August 2014

18 of the coolest jumpers for boys

Feeling the chill? I certainly am – and I am rapidly running out of long-sleeves for my boys, who are more used to living in T-shirts in the warm Dubai climate. We’re still in the UK for a few more weeks, so I have been spending some time browsing for a few jumpers to see us through until September (no doubt this will prompt the sun to come back out in typical ‘sod’s law’ fashion, but at least they can wear them on our Christmas trip home if that’s the case…)

So without further ado, here are my favourite jumpers for boys this autumn. Happy shopping!

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1. Stripe Guard Jumper, £30, The White Company (sizes 2 to 8 years) (click here)

2. Smiley Face Sweat Top, £7, Mothercare (sizes 2 to 8 years) (click here)

3. Engineer Stripe Sweater, £14.95, GAP Kids (sizes 12 months to 5 years) (click here)

4. Batman Jumper, from £18, Marks & Spencer (sizes 5 to 14 years) (click here)

5. Colourblock Crew, from £12, Next (sizes 3 months to 6 years) (click here)

6. ‘This Boy Rocks’ Jumper, £9.99, H&M (sizes 18 months to 10 years) (click here)

7. Striped Sweater, £65, Elias & Grace (sizes 4 to 14 years) (click here)

8. BAM Jumper, £20, Pumpkin Patch at House of Fraser (sizes 0-18 months) (click here)

9. ‘Pullover’ Jumper, £62, Stella McCartney at Alex & Alexa (sizes 2 to 14 years) (click here)

10. NYC Sweater, £14, River Island (sizes 3 to 12 years) (click here)

11. Dog Jumper, £22, Mamas & Papas (sizes 2 to 6 years) (click here)

12. Half Zip Jumper, from £29.95, Joules (sizes 3 to 12 years) (click here)

13. Dinosaur Hoodie, from £15, John Lewis (sizes 2 to 12 years) (click here)

14. Cashmere Star Jumper, from £59, Not on the Highstreet (sizes 1 to 10 years) (click here)

15. Dogtooth Jumper, £14, Baby K at Mothercare (sizes 1 to 8 years) (click here)

16. Cable Knit Jumper, £20, Jo Jo Maman Bebe (sizes 6 months to 5 years) (click here)

17. Sunglasses Sweater, £46, Emile et Ida at Cissy Wears (sizes 1 to 6 years) (click here)

18. Dog Jumper, £22.47 (reduced), Barbour at House of Fraser (sizes 8 – 13 years) (click here)



6th August 2014

Summer Holiday Shopping Part 1 – Polo Shirts

What more does a boy need over the summer holidays than polo shirts, sandals, and swimming shorts? Well OK, a few other things would be handy obviously, but give a boy these three essentials and he can enjoy a season of gardens, beaches, and water play. They’ve got to be stylish of course, so I’ve done the hard work for you and found the best the virtual rails have to offer…

I’m starting with my pick of polo shirts for little boys – and I will follow over the next few days with sandals and swimming shorts. Happy shopping – and see you again tomorrow!

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1 – Blue & White Striped Polo, £30, Ben & Lola at Not on the Highstreet (click here)

2 – Blue Colourblock Polo, from £10, Next (click here)

3 – Navy Polo Shirt with Logo, £14.50, Joules at John Lewis (click here)

4 – Rugby Stripe Polo, £5.99 (reduced from £10.95), GAP (click here)

5 – Spotty Polo, from £10, Next (click here)

6 – Block Striped Polo, from £17, Ted Baker at Debenhams (click here)

7 – Mint Polo, £70, Vilebrequin at Alex & Alexa (click here)

8 – Striped Polo Shirt, from £8, Bhs (click here)

9 – Navy Polo with A Motif, £5.99 (reduced from £10.99), Zara (click here)