Spring Summer 2013: Candy Pink, Butterfly Prints, Pretty Polka Dots and Little Stars…

OcXLzERSsBM16KhxwhU3bPV3HC07-SE8ZPj-FkcklZ0Launched in 2008, Toffee Moon specialises in luxury super soft cotton rich clothing and accessories, for babies and toddlers, that are both practical and beautiful. This season, the Girl’s Collection combines dainty Candy Pink, Blossom Pink, and Hot Pink with cool Linen. The new Butterfly, Dotty and Stripe Prints offers an eclectic mix of influences in a pretty offering of summer sleepsuits, rompers, dresses, tops, pants and knitwear. The adorable dresses collection for the girls cleverly structures super soft cotton rich jersey in to a striking range of dresses featuring puff hem detailing, gentle ruching, lace trim and layering. New Pretty Knickers complete the outfit. A timeless collection of fine knitwear includes delicate lacy effect pointelle and fine stripes in comfy tops and pants. Structure and floral detailing also features on the Lily Bolero and Vintage Peony Cardigan.

Ocean and Sky Blue, Cloud and Thunder Grey, with hints of Linen and Kelp Green feature throughout the Boy’s Collection this season. A combination of stripes appear across the knitwear and jersey, in a collection of tops and pants, rompers, sleepsuits, fine knit jumpers and cardigans. A beautiful new Stargazer print in Sky Blue with delicate tiny stars in Linen, offer one of many gorgeous gifting options. The collection offers matching accessories in both knitted and cool cotton jersey hats, shawls and booties.QCQrL0qMj3eSdi1S_MlOKt8WLAXp8naCRQgOBnBrqAY

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Beatrix Potter for Baby GAP

011713_IB_peterRabbit_swim_DIR_US1Well well well, what do we have here! Beatrix Potter and GAP collaborating with a whole new collection for our very own little bunnies. We absolutely love it and what’s even better is that it is available in store now, so what are you waiting for…….? Hop over to Baby Gap and treat your little one, we just couldn’t resist.

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love blues and bows x

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Newborn clothing essentials

Just whilst I’m on this little mission myself, I thought I would share my essentials clothing list with all our lovely expectant mummies and daddies out there. It certainly is quite daunting and just remember once the little arrival is here, people will be leaping over themselves to buy you gifts : ) So here goes, this is what we think you will definitely need in preparation for the little angel…

Oooooh it’s very exciting!

6-9 bodysuits or vests with popper opening.
6-9 sleepsuits (look out for the ones that have the little hand coverlets built-in)
4 All in Ones for day wear with or without feet
1 cardigan for layering
1 little coat/jacket
1 pramsuit for that special journey home and to keep them nice and toasty (In autumn/winter)
2 pairs of scratchmitts to prevent them scratching their tiny face
4 pairs of socks
2 hats
4 bibs
1 blanket

Featured items are from a little gem of a company called The Essential One, they have everything you need so why not start here, visit http://www.theessentialone.com oooh and they’re very reasonably priced : ) Also, remember to take a peep through the baby brands we love section on our blog for help in finding amazing baby products.

P.S I’m now 29 weeks and can’t wait to meet our little one!

With love

Gemma x

We love our frilly Knickers

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As you are all aware we at blues and bows can’t get enough of our frilly knickers! They’re so cute and look adorable under those little summer dresses. So when we came across a complete collection whilst browsing away, we were so excited. i love gorgeous is one of our favourite brands purely because of the gorgeous fabrics, pretty colours and girly designs, oooh, and not to forget the pinch of sparkle!

The brand is a true representation of innocent, fun-loving, happy-go-lucky girls in a modern-day world and we lurve it! Pop over to the online store and take a peep at these utterly adorable frilly knickers, they’ll make you smile! http://www.ilovegorgeous.co.uk

Priced at £16.00 each, a definite must have this summer.

Èlodies outfit of the the week!

Take a look at this cutie pie outfit! We just love Lilly + Sid so no guessing where Èlodies bloomers are from! Utterly adorable! We teamed these with a basic cardigan from Next and a cutie pie top and sunhat from Zara.

Pop over to the Lilly + Sid online shop, we just can’t get enough of it!

http://www.lillyandsid.com

Keep smiling : )

Bob & Blossom

Oh we just love, love, love these little beauties! Seriously simple yet utterly adorable! This is exactly why we love what we do, and we hope you do. Bob and Blossom have a London store on Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets and if you are ever passing pop in, you certainly won’t be disappointed! Along with their “fabulous clothing range you will find a charming array of toys and gifts for babies and small children, with a real emphasis on quality and nostalgia” Bob & Blossom.

These sets are sold as separate items and are priced at:

All-in-One – £22.00
Star Hat – £10.95
Blanket/Shawl – £22.00

For the online store visit http://www.bobandblossom.co.uk

Happy Shopping : )

Crawlings save the day

Let us introduce to the amazing Crawlings! Designed to protect those precious little knees from the effects of crawling and those bumps and grazes when learning to walk. They’re perfect for both indoor play and outdoor adventures and are available in a variety of designs and colours! Certainly a stylish addition to any little ones wardrobe!

Founded by sisters and new mothers, Tina Dowden and Hailey Kim, Crawlings are an American brand and are due to make their European début in early summer. But, don’t be disappointed, if you simply can’t wait to grab a pair then pop over to the online store at http://www.crawlings.com/ and they will happily ship them over to you via UPS.

Priced at just $20 US Dollars (approx £13.00) per pair plus shipping costs.

Recommended for ages 6 months to 3 years plus.

We love, love, love them and so does Victoria Beckham!

Step into spring in style


There is nothing more satisfying than a fantastic collection of quality children’s clothing that epitomises what childhood is about. Everytime we visit Darcy Brown and the fabulous collections we get lost in a mesmerising daydream. The fabulous designs, cute appeal and truly truly gorgeous pieces are simply irresistable. Great for both boys and girls you really do need to treat yourself, it’s so satisfying when you see your little one wearing this brand!

Visit the Darcy Brown online shop at http://www.darcybrown.co.uk and view the entire collection!

Simply adorable!

Cutie cutie tights…..

We here at blues and bows have been on the hunt for gorgeous tights for gorgeous little girls. They’re funny little things because they’re an absolute must have for these cooler seasons, but we seem to have limited choice.

Most stores seem to sell the same mono colour pairs and if you’re lucky you might pick up the odd frilly bum. There is also the question of price; how much are we willing to pay for a good quality pair of tights, that are versatile and look amazing?

So we’ve made it our mission to find adorable girlie tights that fit the brief and guess what…we’ve done it! Mission Complete.

As you can see, these four little beauties are simply adorable and better still they’re by English brand Lilly and Sid and we simply love them to bits!

Each pair are priced at £10.00 and come with a gorgeous Lilly and Sid luxury gift bag and might we add we love this too!

These cute little tights come in a variety of designs and the vibrant colours will brighten up any baby’s day!

Take a look at the online shop at http://www.lillyandsid.com, we have absolutely no doubt that you will love the entire collection, we do!

Have fun : )

If we were an item of clothing we’d be a tutu!

Yes a tutu and not any tutu, it would have to be this particular one from Angel’s Face, one of our favorite brands! As it says one the website “Skirts are full and smiles are plenty” These adorable little pieces come in a variety of colours to suit every little girls dreams, we just happen to love the ‘tea rose tutu’. Its adorable, fabulous and full of frills and even more importantly it is most certainly cute!

Babies, toddlers and little girls would love to swoon around the house in one of these, trust us! It is definitely a must have and would make a fabulous gift! Angels Face will dispatch within 48 hours and they come gorgeously gift wrapped in a vintage box to create a more heavenly experience.

Prices vary but our favorite is £35.00 + PP, one may think a little on the pricey side but considering the fun and enjoyment they create we feel they are worth every penny.

Go on have a little peep and dream of owning one yourself : ) we did!

Visit the online shops at http://www.angels-face.co.uk/shop/

Rudolph the red nose reindeer

You can always rely on Darcy Brown to save the day and as far as Christmas jumpers go these are definitely our favorites! Stylish yet classical and completely adorable, these are definitely a must have this Christmas!

Darcy Brown started in 2002 by Clare & Mike Brown after the birth of their daughter Darcy and here’s why:

‘We wanted to create good quality clothing that simply made children look like children. When the world is running at such a pace, the one thing you don’t want to pass by quickly is the innocence of your own children. We just didn’t seem to be able to find gorgeous clothing that wasn’t covered in logos or was worn by every other child.’

This is very true and life without Darcy Brown just wouldn’t be the same, completely and utterly gorgeous.

Pop over to the online store and browse the fabulous collection ttp://www.darcybrown.co.uk/view-collection-1.html

Twinkle twinkle little star*

Ooooh we just love these cosy fleece star wraps by Tuppence and Crumble! Theres nothing better than wrapping up warm in winter and doing it in style. These are a must have for this season and definitely a great gift idea. Perfect for the buggy, pram, car seat or just simply for a snuggle and snooze.

Availble in Sizes 0-6 months and 6-12 months in a fantastic range of colours and at a very reasonable £19.95 + PP. We simply couldn’t resist, they just look so cute!

Visit the online store at http://www.tuppenceandcrumble.co.uk/star_wraps.html

Simply Divine Clothing for Little Girls

You may not have come across this brand before, as winners of the 2011 Junior Design Awards 2011 Hucklebones are truly inspirational! We have it listed in our most favorite brands list and after browsing through the Autumn / Winter ’11 collection you can see why! The designs are created in the London-based studio using carefully sourced quality fabrics paying particular attention to tailoring and the finer details. This brand reflects a charming style combined with femininity and sophistication without losing the integrity and innocence of childhood.

We cannot sing its praises enough! We absolutely love them to pieces : ) Take a look at the online boutique its fabulous! http://www.hucklebones.co.uk/shop/

Busy Peas…

This is a brand that dedicates itself to combining fashion with education through the use of innovative and creative designs. The range consists of a gorgeous clothing line, toys and books for both babies and toddlers. Busy Peas introduces children to fruit and vegetables and encourages their learning through visual and practical development. What more they even teach little ones to grow their very own fruit and veg. It just makes bein

We just cant help but love them, the all-in-one baby grows are a personal favorite of ours, as you can see they’re just so cute! Busy Peas make being a mummy and daddy that bit easier when it comes to fruit and vegetables.

For more information visit http://www.busypeas.co.uk/ they even have an online shop!

Delicious x

Èlodies outfit of the the week!

We love Saturdays its the cutest day of the week and here’s why!

Myself and Chloë are fairy God Mothers to a beautiful little girl Maddie and we celebrated her 2nd birthday last week. This beautiful little dress is what Èlodie wore to her birthday party and she looked adorable. The gorgeous dress comes with matching knickerbockers and headband and is by a brand called Cinderella.

We bought it from TK Maxx at a bargain price of £14.99 and it was worth every penny.

Èlodies outfit of the the week!

You can never trust these English Summers and so when Èlodie went with her daddy to watch the football she needed to wrap up warm! We love this matching 2 piece from Phister and Philina and the hat and jacket just compliment it nicely : )

Oooooh Darcy Brown London

We at blues and bows have a weakness for all things cute, and when it comes to romper suits we just can’t resist! That’s why Darcy Brown of London is one of our many favorite brands. They have the most adorable range of children’s clothing and if that’s not enough they have the most gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous romper suits.

See for yourselves, plus if your quick enough they have their end of season sale on so grab a bargain http://www.darcybrown.co.uk

We simply love cute!

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Sweet Dreams

Having a little one can be quite worrying especially once you have digested all the do’s and dont’s and various opinions. It is also the hardest job in the word, consumes the majority of your time and takes up every ounce of commitment and responsibility, but it is definitely the best decision you will ever make.

At blues and bows we want to make the hardest job in the world a whole lot easier for you, after all there’s no little black book that tells you how to be a parent.

I never thought, I could worry so much about such a tiny little person but I also never thought, I could feel this overwhelming feeling of love for such a tiny person too. I worry about her feeds, her health, her sleeping pattern, her bathing, a little cough, a sneeze and so on.

I remember when we first brought her home from the hospital, We were so excited but I didn’t sleep a wink, I just kept looking at her and checking she was still breathing. Little did I know this is something mums do all the time regardless of our children’s age!

Èlodie was a big baby she weighed in at 8lb 10!! We are renowned for big babies in our family, I was 10lb 1 and my sister Gemma was 10lb 10! Our poor little mum. So by the time Èlodie was 3 months old she needed to move out of her moses basket and into her cot! If I didn’t worry enough before it just got a whole lot worse; will she sleep? what if she turns over? what if she cries and I don’t hear her? and the list goes on and on.

We are all aware of ‘Cot Death’ and of course there are guidelines to follow that could possibly help to avoid this. So as you can imagine I didn’t want to put a cover over my little girl whilst she was sleeping in her cot, but I did want to keep her warm and cosy.

Who would have thought a sleeping bag would be the answer to all my worries!

My auntie who is a yummy nannie to our gorgeous god-daughter Maddie Wragg (love the name) purchased this for me as a gift when Èlodie was born. It has been the best gift we have ever received and the most useful. It is basically a sleeping bag which at night-time you put your little one in and zip it up so that they are secure and it also acts as a quilt which keeps them warm. They can’t pull it off or pull it over there face and it comes in different togs and are also machine washable.

I think this is just fabulous and I have now invested in a few more from various places! It’s definitely a *must have* item for all babies.

You can find baby sleeping bags in many good baby retailers however we at blues and bows are huge fans of Koodle Doodle they’re absolutely beautiful and reasonably priced ranging from £22.50-£29.99 http://www.koodledoodle.com/

Hope this helps, and happy Thursday 🙂

Chloë

ooii handmade soft sandals by Zuzii


Look how beautiful these ooii handmade soft sandals are by Zuzii. We came across them on Etsy and fell in love with them immediately.You have to agree that they are a must have accessory to complete any outfit and they look amazing. They even come in a variety of colours for you to choose from!

How can you not fall in love with them! And more importantly they are designed to give total freedom and comfort for those tiny feet!

Oh and we forgot to mention the matching headbands!!!

Just adorable!!!