Win An Outfit from Little Bird By Jools Oliver

Bright colours, 70s prints, retro shapes and details… the Little Bird by Jools Oliver range at Mothercare is without a doubt my favourite high street kidswear line. The designs take me back to my childhood where I wore hand me downs from my older cousins and outfits made by my mum on her sewing machine. Floral dresses with Peter Pan collars, sweatshirt dresses, velvet knickerbockers, t-shirts with the rainbows on them, I have really vivid memories of some of the stuff I wore when I was little. Here I am, aged around three, I’m guessing…

Alison Perry as a child

Fun at the fair

I love that I’m hard pushed to find any photos of me as a young girl wearing pink. In fact, the photo above of me, my mum and my brother at the funfair (or ‘the shows’ as we called it) is amazing because I’m in yellow and green and my brother Rod is in orange. We’re just in fab, bright colours.

That’s one of the nice things about Little Bird – floral dresses aside, there are loads of pieces you could happily put on either a girl or a boy, just like you found back in the 70s and 80s. Last week, I walked past my local Mothercare and found myself drawn in. I ended up buying two things for my daughter – a bright green sweatshirt and a rainbow star t-shirt. Both would look great on a boy or a girl…

Little Bird at Mothercare unisex sweatshirt

Little Bird at Mothercare unisex t-shirt



Mothercare have given me an outfit to give away to two winners – hooray! So enter for your chance to win an outfit of your choice from the Little Bird range (an outfit comprises of either trousers, top, jacket, footwear and socks or dress, tights/socks, jumper, jacket and footwear) I’ve created two outfits here, as inspiration but you can select your own items and create an outfit to suit the child in your life…

Little Bird by Jools at Mothercare outfit

Little Bird by Jools at Mothercare outfit

How to enter:

    • All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is like the Not Another Mummy Blog Facebook page.
    • For three additional entries, follow Not Another Mummy Blog on Twitter, tweet about the giveaway and leave a blog post comment below, telling me what your favourite item of clothing was, as a child.
    • Then don’t forget to complete the Rafflecopter widget on this post so your entry will be counted.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Terms and conditions: 
1. Entry is open to UK residents aged 18 and over, excluding anyone professionally associated with Not Another Mummy Blog or the Promoter. 
2. Two winners will receive an outfit of their choice from the Little Bird range. An outfit comprises of either a) trousers/skirt, t-shirt, jacket, footwear and socks or b) dress, tights/socks, jumper, jacket and footwear. The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative. 
3. The prize draw starts at 12.01am GMT on 2nd March 2014 and closes at 11.59pm GMT on 17th March 2014. 
4. Entry is free and must be made via Facebook, by liking Not Another Mummy Blog’s Facebook page. Entrants can gain bonus entries by following @notanothermummy on Twitter, tweeting about the giveaway and leaving a blog post comment, then completing the Rafflecopter widget featured in this post. 
5. The name of the winner will be published on this website within 14 days of the competition closing. 
6. In the unlikely event that the prize becomes unavailable the Promoter reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal value. 
7. The Promoter’s decision on all matters is final and binding on all entrants. No correspondence will be entered into. 
8. By taking part in this competition you agree to be bound by the competition terms and conditions. 
9. The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify any entrant and / or winner in its discretion and without any notice in accordance with these terms and conditions. 
10. The Promoter is: Mothercare PLC, Cherry Tree Road, Watford, Herts, WD24 6SH






  1. Louisa Branch
    March 2, 2014 / 1:04 pm

    Love this article (and the competition!). My favourite item as a child was a blue rabbit dress that my grandma knitted for me. My mum and I searched high and low to find it when my daughter was born in August 2013, but to no avail. Then it miraculously surfaced in my aunt’s attic 🙂 I was thrilled. Now I have to wait a couple of years for her to fit into it….

  2. Harley
    March 2, 2014 / 1:14 pm

    I adored a yellow puffa jacket I had and wore come rain or shine.
    I absolutely love the little bird range, the clothes are well made, stylish and affordable. I like to think its my little secret sewing room as it makes me feel very homemade when my children wear it!

  3. Tracy Nixon
    March 2, 2014 / 1:25 pm

    I had a pink shell suit and apparently I wore it all the time as I loved it so much (I cringe now though!)

  4. March 2, 2014 / 1:50 pm

    What a fab competition and gorgeous clothes by Jools Oliver as always! I was inseperable to some Oiliy Neon green shorts with huge flowers on! Totally cool! x

  5. olivia kirby
    March 2, 2014 / 1:58 pm

    My favourite clothes were those my friends wore!! I was never allowed to wear pink or red as apparently it clashed with my hair!!
    I was always in horrid cords and itchy jumpers!!
    I love this range, bought some in the Summer for Flynn, it’s all gorgeous.

  6. Catherine Culmer
    March 2, 2014 / 2:33 pm

    I had a teenage mutant ninja turtles t shirt and I wore it all the time, I think until it literally fell apart.

  7. Sarah Boxford
    March 2, 2014 / 3:03 pm

    What a fabulous clothing range, my fav as a child was a lovely brown jumpsuit 🙂 one of many hand me downs from my 7 sisters 🙂

  8. March 2, 2014 / 3:52 pm

    I had a pair of pink corduroy dungarees. I used to team them with my white tap shoes. What can I say? I was a flashy dresser.

  9. Emma Carlin
    March 2, 2014 / 3:57 pm

    I had a red sweater given to me by my great gandparents which had two eskimos on the front, I loved that jumper and wore it all the time 🙂

  10. christina
    March 2, 2014 / 6:33 pm

    floral jumpsuit for me! I LOVED it!

  11. lesley
    March 2, 2014 / 6:48 pm

    I had a big white jumper with a cartoon tiger face that I got from a carboot sale that I wore from when it went down to my knees until it was too small! My daughters favourite thing at the minute is an orange jumper with an owl on 🙂

  12. March 2, 2014 / 9:05 pm

    Love this post, I am a big Little Bird fan! My favourite item of clothing wheni was 4 was infact a pair of pink ballet pumps I wore to my uncles wedding. I loved them so much I took them to school everyday in a little bag! My mum binned then when they were ruined, but I wish she’d have kept them for me. Maybe why I keep all my girls shoes?!

  13. March 2, 2014 / 9:26 pm

    I had a lovely bright orange dress with tiny orange flowers on a Peter Pan collar. I remember asking to wear it, I must’ve only been 4. I think I loved the brightness of it. I also loved my pillar box red cotton dungarees with rainbow drawstring. My mum kept them and my daughter has worn them and it was so lovely for her to wear them too. Hopefully my youngest daughter will wear them as well when she’s big enough.

  14. March 2, 2014 / 9:42 pm

    i had a pair of red sparkly heeled shoes and i used to love pretending i was dorothy from the wizard of oz!

  15. cherie shaw
    March 2, 2014 / 11:03 pm

    My minnie mouse knitted jumper dress 🙂

  16. Annette
    March 3, 2014 / 12:25 am

    A Stars and Stripes rain jacket sent to me by my aunt in NYC! It was beyond groovy!

  17. March 3, 2014 / 6:50 am

    My Mum bought me a fab afghan style coat for the princely sum of £12 !! I loved it 🙂

  18. March 3, 2014 / 8:08 am

    Im not sure I liked them at the time but looking back, it’s got to be the towelling 80s shorts 😉 they were character building haha

  19. March 3, 2014 / 8:34 am

    I absolutely loved kickers boots when I was a child although I never managed to convince my Mum to buy me some. My favourite things I did have were my shell suits, which I had in loads of different colours. Cool at the time, but not so cool now!

  20. Sophie
    March 3, 2014 / 8:34 am

    I absolutely loved kickers boots when I was a child although I never managed to convince my Mum to buy me some. My favourite things I did have were my shell suits, which I had in loads of different colours. Cool at the time, but not so cool now!

  21. Claire O'Neill
    March 3, 2014 / 2:45 pm

    I’m a child from the 70’s that grew up in the 80’s.My clothes were retro and cool but not back then!!My favourite item were my navy cord dungarees.I was a Tom boy and absolutely would not wear a dress.My daughter is proving to be exactly the same so I know how awful my own mum must have felt!!All those pretty party dresses!

  22. March 3, 2014 / 5:08 pm

    I am embarrassed to say but a shell suit which was purple and pink x

  23. Aileen
    March 3, 2014 / 5:24 pm

    I had a hideous pink shirt with black polka dots on it. I wore it ALL the time. I look back on photos and think what was I thinking! Apparantly I was very stubborn about what I wore from a very early age!!

  24. Helen B
    March 4, 2014 / 1:11 am

    I remember loving a turquoise shell suit! Still love that colour, just not on said piece of clothing!

  25. March 4, 2014 / 10:42 am

    I had a pair of little red leather t-bar shoes that I remember vividly and I think it’s influenced my taste for footwear ever since!

  26. March 4, 2014 / 10:46 pm

    peach top and skirt by dad bought me

  27. March 5, 2014 / 7:23 am

    I love retro (hence my #flashbackfridays). The one item I remember loving as a child was a red velvet dress. My mum always bought a new christmas outfit and that year I was red velvet. I am sure it had a picture of a bambi on it too – very small motif like.

  28. kelly
    March 5, 2014 / 1:23 pm

    Dresses, apparently I used to say trousers were for boys and wouldn’t wear them!

  29. March 5, 2014 / 4:23 pm

    I had some shocking fashion disasters as a child but funnily enough I would totally wear them all now! 😉 I would love to win a little outfit for Mads or LL, big fan of the retro inspired prints in this range. x

  30. March 5, 2014 / 11:45 pm

    Oh lordy!! I had this red velvet skirt and waistcoat that went with cream woolly tights and a cream polar neck jumper. Loved it! It was passed from my cousin to me and then to my younger sisters

  31. clair downham
    March 6, 2014 / 2:44 pm

    my red pedal pushers!

  32. March 6, 2014 / 9:04 pm

    I used to have a pink puffer jacket that i wanted to wear ALL the time. Think this is a great giveaway and would looooovee to win, got lots of their bits already!:)

  33. Clare Pritchard
    March 8, 2014 / 9:52 pm

    I had a white jumper with a cloud and a rainbow knitted on it! I adored it, I wore it til it fell apart!!

  34. suzanne stamp
    March 8, 2014 / 9:56 pm

    Had a lovely white dress with big colourful tulips on, the added bonus was it wasn’t a hand me down from my big sister, but at the time was sporting a DIY mixing bowl haircut – happy days!!

  35. Michelle Porter
    March 11, 2014 / 10:07 am

    My absolute fave item of clothing was a pink loopy cardigan that my nan knitted for me 🙂 xx

  36. lorraine stone
    March 13, 2014 / 10:19 am

    My tartan trousers! ha – what a fashion disaster

  37. Alison Joyce
    March 13, 2014 / 10:22 am

    My ra-ra dress

  38. Zoe G
    March 13, 2014 / 10:24 am

    I can’t remember any that stand out, I was a tom boy and never took interest in my clothes, whereas my daughter who is 6 loves clothes and dressing up

  39. Lindsey Stuart
    March 13, 2014 / 10:51 am

    I remember a pair of flowery collettes were my favorite item of clothing (collettes are like a floaty skirt but are actually shorts!) haha i loved them i remember i used to pester my mum to iron them after they came in from the washing line so i could pop them on!

  40. March 13, 2014 / 11:05 am

    i had a tartan skirt that i loved, i used to wear it all the time and ive even still got it so my daughter can wear it.

  41. Sarah Gough
    March 13, 2014 / 11:15 am

    There was a my little pony jumper that my mum knitted for me, but the pony was a bit wonky. I still loved it to bits though!

  42. liz
    March 13, 2014 / 11:26 am

    I had an incredible jumper my mum knitted for me that was brown and had a robot on the front. My mum’s now under strict instructions to try and find the pattern so she can knit another one!

  43. aj
    March 13, 2014 / 12:02 pm

    Skirts something you hardly see me in these days!

    March 13, 2014 / 12:25 pm

    i was a big tomboy, lived in my favourite dungerees

  45. Allan Smith
    March 13, 2014 / 12:40 pm

    He-Man Tshirt!

  46. March 13, 2014 / 4:18 pm

    I had a lovely fur jacket that I got from my friend when my mum and I visited Canada. It was like the type that Eskimo’s wore. I love it so much and wore it practically all the time. It was big for me when I got it, so lasted over 2 years. Would have wore it longer but my mum threw it out

  47. Alana Walker
    March 13, 2014 / 6:04 pm

    I had a little pink brocade dress which I loved.x

  48. Ashleigh Allan
    March 13, 2014 / 6:07 pm

    I had a little navy skirt I loved!

  49. Gina M
    March 13, 2014 / 6:22 pm

    My orange cord dungarees!

  50. Liane Ging
    March 13, 2014 / 7:52 pm

    my red t bar shoes

  51. Lorraine Tinsley
    March 13, 2014 / 8:51 pm

    A shiny pair of red wellies if that counts as clothes, my mum said I wanted to wear them all the time. I think my daughter is definitely like me as she always wants to wear her pink wellies 🙂

  52. Stephanie Tsang
    March 13, 2014 / 9:02 pm

    My favourite item when I was a young girl was a pink jumper with sheep on it.

  53. March 13, 2014 / 10:21 pm

    My rollerboots. The only item of ‘clothing’ I actually slept in!
    Mind you, woke up with them on the floor – fairies must have taken them off me in the night 😉

  54. Paula Harvey
    March 13, 2014 / 11:59 pm

    Some super bright red dungarees with patches on the knees! 😀

  55. Amanda Mallows
    March 14, 2014 / 9:14 am

    My favourite outfit was a neon pink shellsuit :O Looking back it was hideous but I loved it!

  56. christine shelley
    March 14, 2014 / 11:06 am

    My red coat with black shiny collar that mum made

  57. Samantha Atherton
    March 14, 2014 / 11:39 am

    I had a little halter neck top with red edging and blue cats all over, I think I wore it until it was full of holes i loved it so much.

  58. Diana
    March 14, 2014 / 11:29 pm

    Blue dress 🙂

  59. faye parker
    March 14, 2014 / 11:46 pm

    A hideous top and trouser combo, in matching fruit print material!!

  60. Jo welsh
    March 15, 2014 / 7:23 am

    A mint green skirt that twirled out

  61. Claire Appleton
    March 15, 2014 / 11:45 am

    I was very girly so always preferred dresses but my favourite was a red polka dot one 🙂

  62. Nicola Lynch
    March 15, 2014 / 2:58 pm

    I’m embarrassed to say that I also had a pink and purple shellsuit I loved! The 80’s have a lot to answer for!

  63. Catherine McAlinden
    March 15, 2014 / 3:42 pm

    The puffball skirt from C & A that I begged my Mum for

  64. Tracy Newton
    March 15, 2014 / 7:35 pm

    I had a great grey jumpsuit that I wore with jelly shoes. I thought that I looked great.

  65. Karen Barrett
    March 16, 2014 / 6:53 am

    A posh blue coat that I could only wear on Sundays for Church.

  66. Leanne bond
    March 16, 2014 / 8:07 am

    My rainbow bright t shirt

  67. claire sen
    March 16, 2014 / 10:41 am

    my favourite was my black and white checked dress with luminous pink and yellow straps. For some reason it had a frog on it aswell.
    I always envied my friend’s liquorice allsort jumper!

  68. helen atkins
    March 16, 2014 / 2:17 pm

    A jelly baby t- shirt loved it!

  69. Karen R
    March 16, 2014 / 2:24 pm

    I had a little red tartan skirt that I loved. It used to twist round and round all the time 🙂

  70. Lani Nash
    March 16, 2014 / 5:26 pm

    I had a pair of green dungarees that I loved

  71. Anthea Holloway
    March 16, 2014 / 6:31 pm

    A little green woollen suit which we bought in Cheltenham. I must have been 4 then .

  72. Kay Lou Smith
    March 16, 2014 / 7:44 pm

    Hideous green leaf print leggings 🙂

  73. monika s
    March 16, 2014 / 8:44 pm

    I had this tracksuit bottoms with glittery stripes on the sides, I wanted to wear it everywhere:)

  74. Lynsey Buchanan
    March 16, 2014 / 8:54 pm

    anything that was not a dress

  75. Lisa Wilkinson
    March 16, 2014 / 9:12 pm

    A jumper my mum knitted me which had a teddy-bear in a hot-air balloon 🙂

  76. Kristy Brown
    March 16, 2014 / 10:24 pm

    My dungarees!

  77. Farhana
    March 16, 2014 / 10:44 pm

    I had a frilly frock which I absolutely adored and wore everywhere.

  78. Tracy Sinclair
    March 16, 2014 / 11:43 pm

    A pair of blue trousers and matching waistcoat x

  79. Emma Davies
    March 17, 2014 / 8:01 am

    My favourite item was a pair of floral ski pants

  80. Suzi Hulbert
    March 17, 2014 / 10:06 am

    I loved wearing dresses.. I still do 🙂

  81. justine meyer
    March 17, 2014 / 10:40 am

    a red spotty dress

  82. March 17, 2014 / 11:12 am

    I had a bright pink RaRa skirt with black polka dots on I thought I was the bees knees when I wore it !

  83. gemma clark
    March 17, 2014 / 2:08 pm

    I had a denim dress which I loved!

  84. clare d
    March 17, 2014 / 2:36 pm

    red shoes! i wore them with everything!!

  85. Rachel B
    March 17, 2014 / 2:59 pm

    my favourite was a Ton sur ton grey sweatshirt dress with bright pink trim.

  86. lesley scott
    March 17, 2014 / 5:45 pm

    Beautiful clothes!

  87. sian hallewell
    March 17, 2014 / 7:34 pm

    A very flowery dress, it was white and had smocking

  88. Charlotte Hoskins
    March 17, 2014 / 8:11 pm

    I had a tie dyed tshirt that I made a brownies, used to love and of course thought I was ultra trendy 🙂

  89. Melissa Red
    March 17, 2014 / 10:16 pm

    I had a flowery red dress that I loved.

  90. Laura
    March 17, 2014 / 10:37 pm

    My fav piece of clothing was a pair of dungarees I had when I was 8. They were white denim with a large pink floral pattern on! Also a matching jacket and jogging bottoms in red with lime green lining, it sounds shocking now but I used to love it!!

  91. Natalie Crossan
    March 17, 2014 / 10:48 pm

    My fairy dresses and tutus 🙂

  92. Jasmina K.
    March 17, 2014 / 11:31 pm

    Blue floral dress. Unfortunately grew up.

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