Bobo Choses SS16 drop 2

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It’s here… drop 2 has finally arrived. At 10 am today, Friday 26th February, Bobo Choses SS16 drop 2 launches online.



Full of what we have come to expect from Bobo Choses, a display of fun designs and colourful graphics that you can’t help but smile at. All about colour and art, the collection which is entitled Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) is based upon a group of Russian and German artists based in Munich during 1911-1914.




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This season, Bobo Choses has also collaborated with BabaàVeja and Sons + Daughters to develop knits, sneakers and sunglasses so make sure you look out for those too.

To see the full Bobo Choses SS16 collection head over to the Bobo Choses website.

Mothers Day gifts for new mums

If you are or know of a new Mum or Mum-to-be then these gift ideas may help for a first ever Mother’s Day or even a Baby Shower gift. We have chosen items and clothing which will actually be of use to a new Mum or provide some welcome calmness to a life filled with feeding and changing dirty nappies. Much better than a bunch of flowers…

Mothers Day gifts - new mum

1. Evangeline dress by Hush £60.00 – this dress is easy to throw on, has buttons down the top to make breast feeding easier and would look fab with the Air & Grace boots we’ve featured. We remember being desperate for easy to wear clothes which made us feel stylish and this ticks the boxes.

2. Luxury swaddle scarf by Marloe from £49.00 – these are the perfect gift for a new mum although, as mums whose kids have outgrown the baby stage we use ours as a scarf, blanket and even an impromptu picnic blanket. It feels gorgeously soft and measures a huge 140cm x 140cm. To make it the ultimate gift it can even be personalised! We also have a discount code allowing 15% off their dip dye swaddle scarves quoting “MAMBAM” off all dip dye swaddle scarves.

3. Cocoon jumpsuit by Stalf £120.00 – the perfect outfit for a new mum. Comfortable to wearing the house but can be worn out looking on-trend in Stalf’s version of dungarees.

4. Creative Box – Limited Mothers Day Edition by Merci Maman £99.00 – this gift includes two charms, a chain and two bracelets so the recipient can wear their jewellery however they please! We also love the Dice bracelets we featured in a previous post.

5. Charlie Pony changing bag by Kerrikit bag £380.00 – this is a real luxury. A changing bag which really doesn’t look like a changing bag so it can be used beyond the baby years.

6. Coachella boots by Air & Grace £195.00 – a new mum will be pounding the streets with a buggy to get errands done or simply trying to get her little one asleep so comfy shoes are a must. These boots have a heel but can be worn all day (as Georgie can testify).

7. Mother’s Day Box by The Bird Box £45.00 – the founder of The Bird Box, Sophie started creating her own candles when she was pregnant as she discovered that many scented candles (even expensive luxury candles) used fragrant rather than natural oils. This gift contains a Geranium Rose candle, some relaxing and healing lavender bath salts and some Lavender Pillow Mist – perfect for a moment of calm.

8. Dainty “Pow!” enamel stacking ring by Laura Gravestock £47.00 – every Mum is a superhero and this ring is a little nod to becoming a member of the awesomeness that is motherhood.

9. The Any Occasion Package from Don’t Buy Her Flowers £40.00 – any new mum will appreciate getting this box of goodies for Mothers Day just in case she has a moment to herself.

Marloe London plus an exclusive discount code!

Marloe London
Marloe London is a brand we were introduced to via our trip to Dot to Dot earlier this year (we were drawn to the array of gorgeous ice cream colours featuring on the swaddle scarves). Marloe London is the creation of two friends Marina and Chloe who have been sharing their journey through the highs and lows of parenthood and wanted to introduce an accessory which was not only useful but stylish. We loved talking to them; as well as having a fabulous idea for making beautiful and functional luxury swaddle scarves, they were both friendly and full of enthusiasm for their label…and we can easily see why.

Marloe London

The swaddle/muslin cloth has become a must have for mums. The Marloe is extremely large (140cm x 140cm) and, as a result can be used for a multitude of purposes from a shade over a baby’s pram or buggy to a breast feeding shawl to even a flattering sarong! Each swaddle scarf comes beautifully presented in a box and includes a handy little card full of ideas as to how to maximise the use you’ll get from it.

Marloe London

Marloe London

The fabric Marina and Chloe created (a blend of organic cotton and Bamboo viscose) makes the Marloe incredibly soft. Bamboo is great for sensitive skins and is known for its anti-bacterial and thermo-regulating properties which is a definite plus when looking at a product for a baby.

Not only can the Marloe be a wearable wardrobe piece and handy baby accessory, Marloe London can also personalise a swaddle scarf. If giving it as a gift, a child’s name or initials would be a perfect addition to this luxurious item which any new mum would find useful.

Marloe London.

Georgie and Katie’s little ones are beyond baby years yet the Marloe has proved to be adaptable and, importantly, has washed well. It has been used in many situations already, from a (very cosy) scarf, to a blanket on a long car journey, to a picnic rug, to even an impromptu towel.

Marloe London

Marloe London

Marloe London

Marloe London

These swaddle scarves are so soft and of such good quality we think they are a perfect baby shower / new mum / generally being a fab mum gift. Ours will definitely be a permanent fixture when we’re out and about (and a definite holiday necessity). So you can also try a Marloe for yourself (or treat someone else to one – this is a perfect Mothers Day gift) Marloe have kindly offered readers a 15% discount off all dip dye swaddle scarves using “MAMBAM” at checkout (the offer includes personalisation and excludes delivery). This is valid until 31st March 2016.

Mothers Day gifts

Mothers Day is just around the corner and this little edit may prove to be a useful hint to your partner who can guides the kids or it may give you some inspiration as to what your Mum or Grandmother may like to receive. The gifts range from affordable to a splash of luxury so there will hopefully be something to suit everyone’s tastes and budgets.

Mothers day gifts

1. Ines rainbow slouchy by Wyse London £170.00 – Georgie receives so many compliments on her Breton rainbow sweater from Wyse London and this new, looser style is a perfect addition to Wyse’s continued spot-on designs.

2. Mama bangle at Southwood Stores £70.00 – simple design which will look good with any outfit.

3. Personalised embroidered beach/market basket by Edit 58 £56.00 – we are already looking ahead to sunshine and days out and this would put a smile on anyone’s face if they received it ready for Summer.

4. Mummies Only pouch by Emma Lomax £12.50 – keep all precious things (make up!) in one place so no Mum has to scramble about in their bag for a bit of lippy.

5. Monogramed note cards by Kikki K £7.00 – we picked up these in their London store. The gold design adds a bit of sparkle to note writing.

6. Toffee Penny brogues by Rogues £169.00 – metallic, tick…brogue, tick…totally gorgeous, tick, tick, tick. Our little shoe crush at the moment…perfect as it combines high style with practical run-about shoe.

7. Sketchbook Club Day by Jennie Maizels £90.00 – if you squint you can see Georgie and her Dad enjoying their day with Jennie Maizels at her Sketchbook Club Day at the back with the amazingly talented photographer Ianthe Berkeley (who also runs online courses). It was perfect for switching off from the daily chaos of parenthood – a perfect Mothers Day gift! Jennie talked through how to illustrate sketchbooks and overcome “blank page syndrome” with a wealth of material which could be taken away (oh, and the food…and sneaky glass of wine was fab too!). If you can’t make it, there is an online course which Georgie has also done and is doing.

8. Striped jumper by Hush £55.00 – a wardrobe staple which requires just a pair of boyfriend jeans to look good. Easy dressing for a mum on the run.

9. Willow bag by Aurora London from £64.50 – with our exclusive 10% off discount code (just enter “Minis10” at checkout until 15th March 2016 – see previous post for more details), these affordable luxury leather pieces make a perfect gift. Katie loves her tan Willow multi-function cross-body/clutch bag (as pictured) and it has become a daily wardrobe addition for her.

10. Egg carton daffodils by Mr. Printables pennies! – this cute craft will make any Mother’s heart melt if they receive a bunch of these on mothers Day. Use green pipe cleaners as the stems and they are complete!