It is no secret that I am a huge fan of Mothercare. I adore the Children’s clothes, and still rate their customer service and aftersales as number one in the parent-baby-toddler sectors. When I was asked to review a selection of their new SS14 collection, I took on the challenge with enthusiasm.
Sam and Syd were each sent a selection of items to review. Sam has been working on his catalogue poses this past week, and here’s a few photos of him rockin’ his new outfits…
The shirt is part of the Baby K collection, by Myleene Klass. The sleeves can be worn down or folded up. It washed well and I love the red stitching round every other button hole. There’s a fake hanky poking out of the pocket, which is a bit fiddley to iron, but it looks good once it’s done. The shirt looks very preppy when worn how Sam has it, above. It looks super cool when the sleeves are rolled up and the top button or two are undone. It retails at £12-£14. The jeans have an adjustable waist, and the braces are removable. They simply clip on and off via press studs. They are meant to be worn off the shoulder, but I couldn’t resist snapping Sam in this pose. They retail at £13-£14. The jeans are a little long for Sam, but look funky rolled over.
The reverse stripe sweater is a really lovely top. It is more woven than a traditional sweatshirt – more breathable, and perfect for running around outside in. It is loose fitting and washed well. I did wash it at 30 though, just in case it ran. It looks fab with navy jeans or jogging bottoms. It’ll be worn lots, come Spring!
The Little Bird collection by Jools Oliver is my favourite range of clothes from Mothercare. The joggers are navy with a retro mustard colour trim. They have a green drawstring waist, but the drawstring is fake – it isn’t internal so the waist on these isn’t adjustable for slimmer kids. This is a shame as Sam needed them pulling in a little. These retail at £7-£9. I can’t wait for them to fit him properly. The Multi Coloured Planes T-Shirt is gorgeous. It’s made from heavy cotton, and it has a funky, retro print. It is a lot baggier than most Little Bird tops, so it’s a bit big on Sam yet. The neck hole is a generous size, and the top washed well. I did wash it at 30 though, to make sure it wouldn’t run. It retails at £6-8.
I almost forgot to take a photo of Sam in this Baby K outfit. He looked like a little Rock Star, and decided to have an epic tantrum to celebrate! The top has a lovely print, as well as gold embroided detail. It retails at £7-£9. The Jeans are Baby K too. They are heavy, so will keep Sam warm when out in them. They have a fab camo turn up, and an Adjustable waistband, too. The jeans washed really well, and look great when worn in a casual style as pictured, or teamed with a shirt and jacket for a smarter look. I really like these jeans.
Sam also got these fab Navy Boat Shoes. They are too big for him yet, but hopefully by the time Summer comes, he’ll be wearing these with his rolled up jeans. They are velcro fastening, so ideal for kids who haven’t mastered laces yet. They are really lightweight too – perfect for Summer.
Syd’s currently wearing 18-24 Months clothes, but they are getting a bit tight on her now, so I asked for age 2-3. The items I received were all perfect on her waist, but too big everywhere else. She still insisted on trying them on, though!
This outfit is from the Baby K collection! I adore it! The The studded jeans (glued on gems) are gorgeous! The waist band is adjustable and they aren’t skinny fit – hooray! They washed well at 30 and all the gems remained in place. I didn’t tumble dry though, so can’t comment on that. The jeans retail at £15-£17. The pink top has buttons down the back. It also has a dipped hem (longer at the back than the front). The jar has gold sequins sewn onto it and a cream bow stuck on the lid. It’s really cute! It washed well at 30, but I didn’t tumble dry it as I was worried the sequins might fall off. The top retails at £8-£10 and I cannot wait for it to fit properly. This is definitely one of my favourite outfits ever on Syd! It’s the first jeans she’s looked comfy in.
Syd was also sent these two gorgeous dresses. The one on the left is the Multi Coloured Stripe Dress by Little Bird. It is too long on Syd yet, but I cannot wait for it to fit her! (Hopefully by Easter) – I may have to get the wonder web on the sleeves as they are really long, but I love it, so it’ll be worth it! It has buttons down the back and lovely ditsy flower edging to the pockets and neckline. It is perfect for Spring. The dress retails at £12-£14.
The dress on the right is part of the Nautical collection from Mothercare. It is the brushed, ribbed dress. It’s knitted, so perfect for crossing over from Winter to Spring. The dress is really long. It was closer to Syd’s ankles than her knees! I am tempted to wash it to see if it shrinks, but I haven’t as of yet. It’s lovely, but bigger than “true size” in my opinion. It’s a bargain for £8-£9, though. I’d order this dress a size down from your child’s usual size, as it is really loose fitting, and the length will probably be better then.
Syd was also sent these gorgeous Anchor leggings. They retail at £9-£10 for the 3 pack. Each pair has the cute ruffle detail at the base, plus a small anchor embroidered near the waistband. They’ll be great for comfort once Spring comes.
Syd was sent these amazing Little Bird navy buckle shoes, too. They are gorgeous! They look fab with tights or socks – I’m off to Mothercare this week to get the fab Little Bird Knee High socks for Syd to wear with them. My only complaint is the website doesn’t say whether they are leather or not, and the info printed inside the shoe is printed over a seam, so you can’t see the symbols very clearly. I am assuming that at just £15 a pair they aren’t leather. Syd hasn’t worn them yet as they are slightly too big.
All told, I LOVE the new season items from mothercare. So much so, I am actually off there on Friday to get Syd two of their newest Little Bird dresses and a cardigan… I know, I know… I’m a shopoholic! It’s true!
This is not a sponsored post. I was sent the items to review, but all opinions and words are my own.