Children’s clothes for Autumn

Now that the children have gone back to school and nursery school, I’ve done a bit of a cull of their clothes.  There’s stuff that was super and worn all the time but is now too short and tight.  So off to Save the Children with those things.

Last winter, my daughter got a lot of wear out of a couple dungaree dresses that my friend M kindly passed on.  Because she wore a long sleeved top and tights or leggings underneath, they were warm enough but also fulfilled my daughter’s constant want to wear a dress, regardless of how utterly freezing it is outside.  Plus, unless it is really soiled, denim doesn’t have to washed every time it is worn.

On the left is a dungaree dress from Boden, on the right is a pinafore dress from a place in Brighton called Toby Tiger.  I’d never heard of them but my friend N mentioned them and they look like the sort of thing I really like.

Dungaree and pinafore dress

I ordered a bunch of pointelle tops from Boden, along with a (reduced) top from Toby Tiger.

The cream top is from Next, the one with the apple is from Toby Tiger, the rest are from Boden

I don’t usually look at JoJo Maman Bebe but the other day I noticed a little girl wearing one of their dresses so I bought one for my daughter.

Mulberry cord pinafore dress and stripy dress

I love this cardigan.


My daughter’s leggings are getting a bit short so I’ve also got a few more in the next size up.  These were about £4 each from Next.


My son actually had a quite a lot for Autumn already (plus he wears school uniform for most of the time).  I did get him these tops from Frugi.


Last month a company I used to buy a few things from, LoveItLoveItLoveIt, closed down.  The lady who ran it said she hadn’t been enjoying it for a while and now is quite unwell so isn’t trading any more.


Yet more Boden

Yes, I know that I have a thing about Boden.  But do bear in mind that if you are even slightly plus sized, it is actually a bit of a bugger to get clothes from “nice” shops.  There are loads of smart clothes shops near me in London … and they all seem to think that a size 14 is a plus size.

Anyway, do you remember that Breton top I bought a few days ago in burgundy and white stripes?  I bought it in navy / white and grey / white as well.

Navy and grey
Navy and grey – got to love those neutrals

I also bought some long, lightweight v neck t shirts but they look horrid on me so I’m returning those.  I’m sure that if I were a size 10, they would look lovely but on me they look like the sort of thing a middle aged woman would panic buy because she leaves for her holiday in Spain tomorrow.

One thing Boden have started doing is increasing the discounts when you buy more than one of a thing; come to think of it, Jojomamanbebe have done that for a while.  I can’t decide whether it is a good thing.

My daughter’s yellow pointelle top also arrived.  I like this a lot and will like it even more when it is November, about 6C and raining.

Yellow pointelle top
Yellow pointelle top