Tell us a little bit about yourself and Little Spree.
I am a freelance Fashion Stylist and Art Director, and founder and Editor of littlespree.com. Previously I was a Fashion Editor, and worked for glossy magazines including Glamour, Red, Marie Claire and The Telegraph’s Stella magazine.
I started Little Spree in 2010 as a blog dedicated to stylish, but ultimately, affordable clothes for babies and young children, and it has since evolved to now include womens’ fashion, interiors, books, gifts, and mens’ fashion. So what started out as a little childrenswear blog is now a successful fashion and lifestyle website.
What’s your approach to packing for the summer holidays? (weeks in advance or last minute, packing lists?).
What’s your top packing tip?
What must-pack items do you keep in your hand luggage?
Best tip for entertaining kids on a plane?
Describe your summer holiday style?
What three fashion essentials do you recommend taking on holiday for yourself and for your children?
For me: a great pair of denim cut-offs (I have a pair from Gap that I have had for YEARS and they’re still my favourites – the perfect fit and colour), an easy to chuck on dress (that can be worn to the beach or to dinner) and a basket bag.
For the kids: a pair of Saltwater sandals in tan – they go with everything, are super-comfortable, and they’re waterproof AND washable! They’re the best. Cotton sun hats (my favourites are always from Olivier Baby & Kids – I love that they are reversible, and have the ties so they stay put) and stylish swimwear, as they spend so much time in it).
What is your approach to dressing your children? Do you let your Tabitha or Marlow choose or do you decide what they will be wearing?
Is there anything you buy for your children every summer season?
New swimwear, a pair of tan Saltwater (Surfer) sandals each, and new cotton t-shirts (Next do great ones).
What are your three favourite pieces from the Outside the Lines Spring Summer 18 collection?
So hard to choose just three actually! It’s all so gorgeous! But probably the Lila dress (SO pretty!!), the Lola shorts (I always struggle to find shorts for Tabitha that aren’t too boyish or too ‘mini adult’ – no batty-riders thank you!), and the Marnie embroidered playsuit, which Tabitha has (pretty and practical is always a winning combination in my book!).