Out and about with Nutmeg

Before the children came along I loved nothing more than shopping. I’d make an entire day of it with friends, have a leisurely lunch, a glass of wine and a wander round the shops, and all of my spare cash went on my wardrobe. These days my life is very different, not only does our spare money go on buying clothes for the children, but I couldn’t think of anything worse than dragging them round the shops! Infact there isn’t enough wine on the planet to make that bearable and, for that reason, when it comes to the children’s wardrobes, we buy the majority of their clothes from the supermarket, killing two birds with one stone with the weekly shop!

With the lovely weather over the last few weeks we have been stocking up on Summer clothing, and with the Nutmeg range now available in every Morrisons store, this was at the top of our list. As a Mum I want three things from my children’s clothing – good quality, good value and good design.

Nutmeg has all of that and more, and this seasons collection didn’t disappoint!

The fact that Nutmeg offer a 200 day no quibble guarantee speaks volumes, so confident are they that their clothing will stand the test of time, and satisfy your needs. And whilst it’s one thing dressing your children to sit around the house, to quietly watch television without a muddy puddle in sight, it’s another to dress them for the park and the playground, to have them run, jump, climb and crawl, and know that their outfit will survive the Summer!

At three, Harry shows very little interest in his outfits, unlike Lewis who at thirteen deliberates for hours, and yet he was over the moon with his “binosaur” t-shirt. The downside was that the roared, on repeat, the entire day, although three other Mums asked me where we had bought it from so at least he got their attention!

 

 

One of the fab things about Nutmeg is that some of the girls dresses come in packs of two, which considering Eva and Megan wear the same sized clothes, is perfect! Everyone knows that I’m a huge fan of twinning but I love that the dresses compliment each other, and actually at just £7 for a pack of two, I can afford to buy them a set each!

As much as I love to dress the girls in dresses, they aren’t always practical. Often I will choose something that, although very pretty, is uncomfortable to wear, and those dresses are placed at the back of the wardrobe in favour of a simple cotton design. That’s another thing that I love about Nutmeg, all of their clothing is designed for life. There’s nothing too fussy, nothing too fancy, nothing too itchy or scratchy or a thousand other things that my children find to whinge about each day!

And not only does the Nutmeg range suit the children, but it suits me too. With so much attention to detail, including SP40 materials on selected items, supersoft fabrics, easy to use fastenings and adjustable waistbands, they really have thought of everything!

I love how you could choose ten different items from the Summer range and come up with a whole array of outfits. Every piece can be matched in some way, from bright colours to soft whites, stripes and prints, polka dots and palm trees, there is something for everyone, from babies to 14 years.

And although the children were more than a little bit grubby after a day at the park, and their outfits fully reflected that, I was able to bung them all in the wash, into the dryer, and straight back on without even having to dust off the iron! Now that is a real victory in my book!

Although the weather has taken a turn for the worst, when the sunshine returns we will be more than ready to step into Summer!!

 

 

*** We were sent these items from Nutmeg for the purpose of this review. All words and opinions are my own. ***

 

 

 

 

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  1. June 7, 2017 / 8:56 pm

    I love their dresses Laura! They are so colourful and bright for the summer. My girls love to wear co-ordinating clothes and they would love these. They are typical girly girls and it’s all about pretty dresses in our house. I can’t believe the price, amazing! x

    • Laura Dove
      June 8, 2017 / 3:49 pm

      They are gorgeous aren’t they? I LOVE Nutmeg, the Summer collection is so pretty and also the prices are fantastic! Definitely my favourite supermarket range of the summer! xx

  2. June 8, 2017 / 5:16 pm

    Omg they are so pretty! The twins!!! Your son is adorable too. Totally love the photos 🙂 Love your logo too, rocks? What does it mean? http://www.clairebearblogs.com

    • Laura Dove
      June 9, 2017 / 11:34 am

      Thank you Claire – although they aren’t twins! Shocking I know! 4 and 5, and the spitting image of eachother! xx

  3. June 8, 2017 / 5:41 pm

    Some great photos here. Those twins clearly love the camera!

    • Laura Dove
      June 9, 2017 / 11:34 am

      Thank you Jon, although they aren’t twins believe it or not!! 4 and 5! xx

  4. June 8, 2017 / 6:11 pm

    What a gorgeous range! Loving the dresses and the fact the material is also SPF 40 is a major win!

    • Laura Dove
      June 9, 2017 / 11:33 am

      I love Nutmeg, perfect for children! I’ve never tried the adult range but I’ve heard it’s fab too! xx

  5. June 8, 2017 / 7:41 pm

    Aww, these dresses are beautiful. Great prices too. Lovely pictures Laura 🙂

    • Laura Dove
      June 9, 2017 / 11:33 am

      Thank you Claire. They are such lovely colours aren’t they! xx

  6. Ali Rost
    June 8, 2017 / 9:57 pm

    The dresses are so cute! But then again, your little ones are always so well dressed and adorable. With grandchildren of my own, I’ll have to look to see if Nutmeg is available here in the U.S. Anything that can go directly from the dryer and onto child is a win in my book! x

    • Laura Dove
      June 9, 2017 / 11:28 am

      Ahh thank you so much, it’s very easy to buy for the children! Gone are the days of buying things for myself!! Nutmeg is a UK supermarket range so not in the US just yet unfortunately! xx

  7. June 8, 2017 / 11:25 pm

    Who would have thought that Morrisons could create such a beautiful range? I love the dresses so pretty x x

    • Laura Dove
      June 9, 2017 / 11:26 am

      I know!! It’s my favourite supermarket range! xx

  8. June 9, 2017 / 12:11 am

    They are so adorable! It looks like they are having a blast. Great dresses and fun stuff.

    • Laura Dove
      June 9, 2017 / 11:26 am

      Thank you Tonya, I love that the clothes are designed for life, means they can roll around in the mud and climb and swing without me worrying! xx

  9. June 9, 2017 / 1:02 am

    Never heard of nutmeg before except for the spice. Those are definitely summer clothes!

    • Laura Dove
      June 9, 2017 / 11:26 am

      They are fab! Such a great range all year round! xx

  10. June 9, 2017 / 5:26 am

    This sounds like a lovely place to buy outfits for the kids! I’m always on the lookout for cute outfits that are comfy for the kids to wear! I am loving the dresses for my daughter.

    • Laura Dove
      June 9, 2017 / 11:25 am

      Thank you Amanda. Childrens clothes are amazing these days aren’t they? xx

  11. June 9, 2017 / 5:28 am

    Nutmeg is an awesome brand! I am loving their outfits for the kids. I think that shirt is really nice and it’s perfect for the kids, they are always attracted to prints like that in clothes.

    • Laura Dove
      June 9, 2017 / 11:25 am

      Harry LOVES his dinosaur t-shirt, they are fab for the summer! xx

  12. June 9, 2017 / 5:42 am

    My daughter has had a couple of items from there for Christmas and they are beautiful although the sizing for her is a bit off.

    • Laura Dove
      June 9, 2017 / 11:25 am

      They have a lovely range! Ah so many shops have different sizes, I tend to buy a size bigger at Morrisons. xx

  13. June 9, 2017 / 8:20 am

    My daughter is a huge fan of Nutmeg clothes and I love that they are so affordable. I love the girls dresses, perfect for summer x

    • Laura Dove
      June 9, 2017 / 10:52 am

      They are fab aren’t they? The majority of the children’s clothes are from the supermarkets, it’s silly to pay more when they grow so fast! xx

  14. June 9, 2017 / 8:27 am

    Clothes that mean I don’t have to iron are definitely a winner! Those dresses are adorable. Morrisons seem to be the only supermarket this town doesn’t have and I’m not sure we even have one near which is such a shame. I’m always on the look out for really good versatile clothes that are affordable.

    • Laura Dove
      June 9, 2017 / 10:51 am

      Ahh that’s a shame. I’m hoping in time they will start to sell on-line! I refuse to spend a fortune on the children’s clothes at this age, they grow so fast! xx

  15. June 9, 2017 / 9:44 am

    I love that the clothing are spf made – this takes one weight off my mind during summer and the kids look super cute!

    • Laura Dove
      June 9, 2017 / 10:50 am

      It’s great isn’t it? I love Morrisons, as a supermarket and as a clothing label! xx

  16. June 9, 2017 / 12:31 pm

    I love the fun prints on the clothes. It’s always good to find affordable childrens that will last!

    • Laura Dove
      June 10, 2017 / 3:12 pm

      I agree, there’s no need to spend a fortune on the childrens clothes! xx

  17. June 9, 2017 / 12:41 pm

    Loving the outfits! I enjoy picking up a couple of Nutmeg pieces whenever we shop at Morrisons – the quality is good and the designs are fun 🙂

    • Laura Dove
      June 10, 2017 / 3:11 pm

      I agree, and so much easier to pick something out whilst doing the weekly shop! xx

  18. June 9, 2017 / 3:21 pm

    Oh These twins are so cute especially with their dresses. Perfect for summer outfit!

    • Laura Dove
      June 10, 2017 / 3:10 pm

      Thank you, although they aren’t even twins believe it or not! xx

  19. June 9, 2017 / 3:33 pm

    I’ve never heard of the nutmeg brand but it looks like they’ve passed the most important test…outdoor play with the children!

    • Laura Dove
      June 10, 2017 / 3:10 pm

      Absolutely! It’s a tough test to pass! xx

  20. June 9, 2017 / 4:30 pm

    Loved the dresses which is bright and colorful 🙂 Really liked that !

    • Laura Dove
      June 10, 2017 / 3:09 pm

      Me too, the colours are gorgeous! xx

  21. June 9, 2017 / 4:55 pm

    Such cute dresses. So bright and perfect for the summer.I’ve never thought of Nutmeg particularly before, but will be stopping by to take a look at what they’ve got in stock this season.x

    • Laura Dove
      June 10, 2017 / 3:09 pm

      Oh I would definitely recommend them! You’ll definitely find something you love! xx

  22. June 9, 2017 / 7:05 pm

    That is amazing – no ironing is always a winner in my eyes.
    The clothes look lovely and the 200 day money back guarantee is super. Another reason to love Morrisons!

    • Laura Dove
      June 10, 2017 / 3:07 pm

      Oh mine too, I never iron unless we really have to! xx

  23. June 9, 2017 / 8:19 pm

    I have to say I love the Nutmeg clothes range for children. Great colours and variety, all while doing your weekly shop. It’s one brand I’m going to miss in the long term now we’ve relocated!

    • Laura Dove
      June 10, 2017 / 3:07 pm

      Ahh hopefully you will have someone who is able to send them to you! xx

  24. June 9, 2017 / 8:37 pm

    I love the no quibble guarantee, that does boost confidence. I get fed up of things bobbling or shrinking in the wash so this looks much better. And what nice designs!

    • Laura Dove
      June 10, 2017 / 3:06 pm

      A 200 day no quibble guarantee is exactly what you want isn’t it? They really do have a fab range! xx

  25. June 10, 2017 / 2:38 am

    Loved these vibrant colorful dresses! Nutmeg clothing range looks amazing for kids!

    • Laura Dove
      June 10, 2017 / 3:04 pm

      The colours are amazing! xx

  26. June 10, 2017 / 6:58 am

    I love Nutmeg clothes but we don’t have a store near us. We were in Wales last week and I stumbled across one and some clothes accidently fell in my shopping basket. Saw a dinosaur hoodie like Harry’s t-shirt but sadly they didn’t have Sebby’s size 🙁

    • Laura Dove
      June 10, 2017 / 3:03 pm

      Haha accidentally fell in! Morrisons isn’t really a southern supermarket is it? We can never find one when we are down that way! xx

  27. June 10, 2017 / 11:50 am

    Goodness, I LOVE Nutmeg clothes. They had loads of yellow and blue boy clothes in over the Autumn and thats how I discovered yellow is Pickle’s best suited colour! They just wash so well don’t they?

    • Laura Dove
      June 10, 2017 / 3:02 pm

      Ahh I love yellow on boys and girls, it’s such a happy colour! And yes, I love anything that washes well! xx

    • Laura Dove
      June 10, 2017 / 3:02 pm

      It’s my favourite supermarket range, amazing value! xx

  28. June 10, 2017 / 4:27 pm

    I really do love the Nutmeg clothes! Such good value and look great! I too miss the days where I could shop without someone moaning the whole time lol xx

    • Laura Dove
      June 10, 2017 / 6:16 pm

      Haha at least when they are strapped into the trolley it’s not quite as bad! xx

  29. June 10, 2017 / 7:41 pm

    They look super cute in these pictures. Wow I didn’t know NUTMEG did clothing with sun protection, that’s great to hear!

    • Laura Dove
      June 11, 2017 / 5:09 pm

      It’s only on selected products but it’s such a good idea and so reassuring for the summer! xx

  30. June 10, 2017 / 8:06 pm

    I love the binosaur shirt. Anything that’s not just another boys’ t-shirt with a print on it is a winner with me! I’d absolutely buy them – I’ve never bought clothes from Morrisons before but my niece works there part time so I’ll sneak in and have a look now!

    • Laura Dove
      June 11, 2017 / 5:06 pm

      Ooh yes it’s a fab range! I wonder if she gets a discount…..! xx

  31. June 11, 2017 / 6:42 am

    Lovely outfits the kids have on. Love the dresses. I dislike shopping with the kids too. It’s usually a bad experience for us all. Lol 😂

    • Laura Dove
      June 11, 2017 / 5:04 pm

      Haha always!! It leads me to drink! xx

  32. June 11, 2017 / 9:03 am

    nice outfit, kids love when they do their own thing and always get what they want. good post for the message passed.

    • Laura Dove
      June 11, 2017 / 5:03 pm

      Thanks Lex. xx

  33. June 11, 2017 / 9:14 am

    Love the bright colours on the dresses. The kids look like they’re having a great time #KCACOLS

    • Laura Dove
      June 11, 2017 / 5:03 pm

      Thanks Laura, they are gorgeous colours aren’t they?! xx

  34. June 11, 2017 / 10:48 am

    I really like the Nutmeg range. Bought Snappy a few pieces from their a few months ago. Including a smock for meal times. #kcacols

    • Laura Dove
      June 11, 2017 / 5:02 pm

      It’s a fab range isn’t it? I love all of the colours they do, the Summer range is gorgeous! xx

  35. June 11, 2017 / 8:24 pm

    I think supermarkets are great for kids clothes. I love the colourful dresses, perfect for summer! #KCACOLS

    • Laura Dove
      June 12, 2017 / 10:02 am

      They are great aren’t they? I love the dresses, perfect for the sunshine – if it ever returns! xx

  36. June 12, 2017 / 6:49 pm

    supermarkets are fantastic for kids clothes these days. I’m in envy of my daughter’s wardrobe! Our local Morrisons has just had a very small clothing section put in (half an aisle), and I have been ogling a lot of the beautiful summer dresses and shorts. I didn’t spot these dresses in there so will have to pop back to see if they have them in stock x
    #KCACOLS

    • Laura Dove
      June 12, 2017 / 7:55 pm

      I saw that every Morrisons now has a clothing department which is great! I’m back there tomorrow for Harry! xx

  37. June 12, 2017 / 10:09 pm

    I didn’t realise they did clothing! It looks really nice, and 200 days, wow they must be confident it! They look as cute as anything

    • Laura Dove
      June 13, 2017 / 9:08 am

      A 200 day guarantee speaks volumes doesn’t it? Thank you for commenting. xx

  38. June 14, 2017 / 9:05 pm

    These look great. I love the bright colours and prints. I’ve never heard of Nutmeg, but I’m a big fan of buying clothes from the supermarkets for the exact same mention you mention, so I’ll be sure to check these out. Thanks for linking up with #KCACOLS, hope to see you again next time! xx

    • Laura Dove
      June 15, 2017 / 1:10 pm

      It’s a fab range, I’m a huge fan of their clothes and always find something we want – even when we aren’t looking! xx

    • Laura Dove
      June 18, 2017 / 8:07 pm

      Isn’t it just! That’s confidence right there! xx

  39. June 29, 2017 / 6:07 pm

    Oh I love that stripy dress! And how fab that the dresses come in packs of 2, makes them a real bargain! I don’t tend to shop in Morrisons as it’s not my closest supermarket but I’m so tempted to pop over there just to check out the clothes now! x

    • Laura Dove
      June 29, 2017 / 7:59 pm

      If ever you’re passing I totally recommend it! We love it, they have some gorgeous things! xx

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