Thursday, 9 August 2018

Baby Girl Clothing Haul | 0-3 months


One of the happiest things about expecting a new baby is all the stuff you do in excited anticipation of their arrival - decorating the nursery, trawling through lists of baby names and wondering what they’ll look like - and of course, shopping for their new wardrobe!

I can’t deny that with this one being my second baby, and an active toddler running around, there has been far less time to focus on these parts of the journey - you just have to get on with it more.

That’s not to say that we aren’t hugely excited though, and when we found out we’d be having a little girl it was a bit of a game changer!

People say little girls are more fun to dress but I actually disagree - I’ve had just as much fun choosing clothes for my son. This baby will probably still wear a few of his things, especially as I’m not overly keen on lots of pink, although it will inevitably creep in there!

However, we have bought her a few of her own things as well of course - who could resist?



Gingham check smock dress | The Little White Company


If you’re looking for tasteful, timeless baby clothes that could come from any era and aren’t covered in Disney Princesses, The White Company’s baby clothing line is a great place to start.

I love that this little gingham smock could have come from any era - when I was a baby, even my grandmother would probably have had something similar! It’s a brown and blue, very fine check that gives it an overall neutral colouring. This would be lovely worn with a little navy cardigan.


Watercolour floral babygrow | Joules


With their collection of bright and playful prints, Joules is a must-shop label for babywear and in particular I love their grows and vests, we had a lot of them with Theo as they are especially good with boys clothes.

The whole family wear quite a bit of Joules because everything is really well made (I can’t wait to be able to wear their Westbourne chelsea boots that I got for my birthday). So our daughter couldn’t escape without something either!

This splashy watercolour floral print really livens up a plain white grow - this actually came with a matching hat, which is stashed in my hospital bag.

Pink cotton peplum rugby top
Navy leggings with tartan bows | Ralph Lauren



For special pieces, Ralph Lauren baby clothes are absolutely stunning. Before I had my son or knew he was a boy, I was obsessed with their baby grows that had little rugby collars on them, so Theodore had a few of those, and some lovely little tops and chinos.

We had to continue the tradition for our little girl. I have mentioned that while I’m not an ‘everything pink’ person, I do like the odd splash of it. This rugby top is super cute, the bright colour and peplum hem are a contrast with the rugby collar. It will go nicely with these navy leggings which look really comfortable. The little tartan bows at the ankles are so cute! I can’t wait to see her in these.


Knit cardigan with ears | M&S Baby



Theodore had this exact same cardigan in grey that this baby will also be wearing, and I have to say it was one of the hardest working items in his baby wardrobe.

Not only did it fit for far longer than the age range on the label (the beauty of cardigans is that they can be worn either oversized or even a little cropped, so we definitely got the wear out of it!), but it is a helpful mid thickness that meant it worked during different temperatures.

It was easy to pull on - padded enough to act as a light coat when it wasn’t cold enough for a heavier one, and the hood was easier to do pull up than wrestling a hat on.

It was something we wore a lot, so I knew I wanted a couple this time around, and bought this pink one as well. A really fab little item that I know already we’ll use a lot, along with Theo’s grey one!


Polka dot frilled dress and navy stripe leggings | TK Maxx



My very first purchase for the baby! A day or so after we found out we were having a little girl, I went to Ikea to get a few items to give Theo a toddler bedroom makeover, and on the same retail park is a large TK Maxx.

I must admit that sometimes I used to go in there and secretly look at all the pretty little dresses. They seem to have a lovely selection of stuff that isn’t too saccharine. I’d eye the racks and wonder if I would ever have a little girl to buy them for, and even had to talk myself out of tempting fate by buying one a couple of times. Now that I finally can, it felt almost surreal.

This little summer set was my first pick, although they do some absolutely beautiful special occasion dresses.


Zoo print babygrow | John Lewis



Another favourite baby clothes shop for their lovely prints! This cute little sleepsuit with a colourful zoo print had to be added to her wardrobe, and also came with a little hat.

We haven’t bought many sleepsuits as Sebastian’s sister has twin girls at six months old so we have been given a tonne of barely-worn vests and babygrows and luckily haven’t needed to buy many.


Grey knitted hat with double fur pom poms | eBay



 I saw a baby with one of these hats on in the local park and immediately had a ‘squishy moment’. I was searching them on my phone to buy before we even left the playground! If this isn’t adorable, I don’t know what is. Even better, the mother had a matching hat! I already have a grey knit hat with a fur pom pom, so I’m afraid I’m going to wear it at the same time!

Plush fox toy Grey knitted mouse mittens Fleecy polar bear hat | Joules



Another few items we couldn’t resist from Joules. Cuddly toys are something we won’t get loads of, because they aren’t all that useful (Theo was always far more interested in loud, rattling things! ) but of course she needed to have a few.

We love woodland animals so this cute little fox seemed ideal - we let Theo give it to the baby as a little present, and she will gave him one too when she came home from hospital.

Seb also got carried away and bought these knitted mouse mittens for when the cold arrives and this fleecy polar bear hat which has a chin strap, which may be useful to stop her pulling it off!

Giraffe print pink tshirt | Paul Smith



I was lucky enough to go to the Paul Smith Warehouse Sale recently, which was like something from a dream. I got so many beautiful pieces for myself, and I also couldn’t resist the cheeky giraffe print on this tshirt for little miss. This will be so cute paired with a little frilly denim skirt!


Grey textured knit newborn cardigan | M&S Baby



And finally, how lovely is this little grey textured knit? This is for part of her coming home from hospital outfit, and it’s so tiny. It sort of melted me when I saw it. Even though it’s a newborn size, little cropped cardigans are so cute, I’m sure she’ll be able to wear this a little longer.
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