Tag: baby clothes

Sweet Tea, Elvis, and Southern Brand

When I moved to the Deep South almost 10 years ago, I admit it was a bit of a culture shock. Okay, I lied. It was a whole heckuva shock. Clearly I wasn’t the only person that saw the humor in aspects of the culture, as you can tell from the hilarious Southern Brand tees for babies and kids. This guide to good Southern living has branched out to offer these super-soft, weathered tees sporting sayings with a whole lot of Southern pride, like This ain’t my first rodeo or my personal fave, I’m the only heck my mama...

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Vintage baby clothing from the last depression to help cheer up this one?

I wasn’t sure what to think of Belle Heir’s fine vintage children’s clothing when I first visited their website, but the more I browsed through, the more fascinated I became by the clothing made when my parents, grandparents, and even great-grandparents were young. I think I clicked on every single vintage outfit on the site simply to see the handiwork and unbelievable condition of clothes 50-120 years old. I totally fell in love with this 1930’s cotton romper (shown) and the cotton embroidered dress from 1900. These clothes are not exactly for everyday wear. But for an occasion like...

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Recession chic tip: Shop Australian

One of our secret tips that we now share with tens of thousands of you all is that if you’re looking for great discounts, check out the Australian labels that we feature here time to time. Because their seasons are backwards (although they could say the same thing about us), their spring/summer clothes go on sale just in time for our own warm-weather shopping sprees. One of the Aussie shops to bookmark is Baobab, helmed by designer and “mum” Belinda Blooman. She’s got a knack for making beautiful cotton play clothes from 0-6 with more flair than your average...

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Socks with soul

I used to play this game with my son when he was a baby, it was called I put on the sock, you wiggle out of it and lose it. Oh the fun we had. If only Bical Grippers existed back then. Half sock, half shoe, all cool. The lightweight neoprene sock fits snugly and securely, and when your child’s ready to take their first (or five millionth) step the non-slip, rubber sole gives just the right amount of support and traction. And unlike other moccasin-type socks, they can be used outdoors and even underwater at your local too-rocky...

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Miami Ink for babies. Too cool.

As a bit of a tattoo fanatic, you can bet I religiously tune in for TLC’s Miami Ink. Okay, and the hot guys. Seriously, Ami. Hello. Now, five of the Miami Ink guys, including popular stars Darren Brass, Chris Garver, and former apprentice Yoji (YOJI!), have taken their artistic talent and channeled it into Ruthless & Toothless, an awesome line of baby and kids’ clothing. If you’ve been coveting a tattoo from one of these guys, then you’ll want to get your hands on one of their stunning pieces for your cool kid, like the geisha onesie (shown) or...

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Woodstock is back, and he’s shilling for Earth

Growing up in the Snoopy generation, I certainly had no idea that the Red Baron was some war reference, and no understanding of the whole Marcie-Peppermint Patty lesbian theory. But I did spent countless sleepover parties with my girlfriends, cooing over Woodstock and how cute he was and how we loved him and wished he was real and would come live with us. Junk Food has just brought my favorite cartoon bird back on a Woodstock kids’ tee — with an eco message no less, just in time for Earth Week next week. Heck, if I had only known...

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What children can wear on a date with Spring

After my daughter was born, I had to institute a no-smocked-dresses rule in my house after countless handmade gifts from well-meaning relatives somehow relied on this form of embellishment. Thank goodness shops like Livvysue Boutique exist and can provide adorable alternatives. Three generations of females are behind these handmade children’s clothes, each of them obsessed with finding the perfect fabrics for clothes like their handmade kimono tops. I’d say they are doing a pretty darn good job. And at just $19, they’re half the price of the fancy boutique brands.  The simple nature of the kimono top and shoe...

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The Swedish Invasion – Polarn O. Pyret hits the states and parents everywhere rejoice

For more than 30 years, Swedish kids have been lucky enough to frolic around their IKEA furniture in the iconic stripey clothes from Polarn O. Pyret. And now we’ve just learned that they’re primed for a massive US takeover in 2010, but lucky us, we can start ordering their fantastic play clothes and wardrobe staples for kids online at this very instant. (Seriously, this is the news you will remember when their shops are everywhere and say hey! I read that at Cool Mom Picks first!) Our first thought was that the clothes reminded us of Hanna Andersson —...

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Zutano goes big for the littlest people in our lives

I’ve always loved the durable, comfy, mix-and-match style of Zutano, ever since I was first pregnant and my BFF tipped me off about this mom-and-pop run boutique brand for kids. And now they’ve launched a new Itzy Bitzy boutique online with an extended line of clothes for preemies and newborns that is going to take away at least 10% of the stress of pregnancy. It’s got all the features you want in a newborn layette — rollover cuffs, covered snaps, thick cotton interlock, prints that make women squeal at their baby showers in an octave way too high for...

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The $25 Baby Layette

I realize that you probably have no problem finding a cute baby layette for under $25, and for that, I salute you. But to find one made with vegetable dyes out of soft pima cotton? Well that creates a bit more of a challenge. Well, say hello to the lovely mint classic gift set from the cool fair trade company, Baby Alpima Kids. Perfect for girls or boys, this soft-as-anything infant layette set includes footed pants and a long-sleeved onesie with hand mitts, all beautifully packaged in its own reusable little tote bag. Plus, I love the beautiful stitching...

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Spring in bloomers

We hit a stretch of gorgeous weather here in Atlanta and aside from making me run out for a pedicure and shave my legs (ha!), these balmy spring days have me packing up all the long sleeved onesies and swapping in the warmer weather baby clothes. My top pick thus far is the beautiful 100% cotton bloomer set found at Ginger and Scallion (love that name!). Made in the USA by designer Aiko Decelles of Dan Dan, this delicate, beautifully tailored set is adorable together, but can also be used as separates; pair the cute floral top with a...

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Lola et Moi shakes up an otherwise dreary start to spring

The girls’ collection from Lola et Moi is vibrant, it’s candy colored, and it’s definitely not for wallflowers, people afraid of color, or those who live by the adage that less is more. Which is why it’s so exciting for spring. (Also, you might want to turn down the volume on your computer. Their music is vibrant too.) I’m especially loving designer Rania Tohme’s line of baby clothes which include a collection of baby onesies that you hope your best friend gets you for your shower, and I like a bunch of the girls’ dresses which totally brighten a...

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I scream, you scream

It may be a while before the babies I know can slurp down a triple scoop, but that wouldn’t stop me from parading them around town in this adorable Ice Cream Cheerleading Stunt onesie. Designed by Ava-Marie Guerrero and available at the always wonderful Threadless, I appreciate that this soft 100% cotton top comes in the mess-concealing color of asphalt. The facial expressions on the stacked scoops is bound to get a smile out of everyone. Well, everyone except for those select few who remember being in the same position as the poor, sweating bottom scoop. –Christina Find the...

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Whereby hard-living rock god meets furry woodland creature

It’s hard to resist a designer whose bio proclaims that she draws inspiration from “the intersection between geeks and guitars.” Hey – that’s us, too! Except for the designer part. So yeah, we fell instantly in love with San Francisco artist/designer Willo O’Brien and her fun, quirky shop, WilloToons. There are all sorts of goodies on board (check out the bacon card) but I’ve got to give it up for my favorite of all: The rock squirrel kids and baby tee. It’s everything you want in a kids’ t-shirt: Cute, funky, and made in the USA. There’s some joke...

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Oh, so that’s what little girls and boys are really made of

There are so many tees out there attributing characteristics to a kid– rock star, diva, chick magnet– that probably better reflect the parents’ aspirations than any actual aptitude on the part of the pint-sized t-shirt wearer. I have no doubt that we’re raising a whole generation of tech geeks who are going to have those “rock star” onesie photographs in their baby books. As an alternative, check out what dad-run Sandbox Threads is doing with their Build-a-Kid onesies and tees. Pick up to five words that describe your child from a list of nearly fifty, and they’ll put it...

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The baby gift that makes the ovaries hurt. Thanks a lot, Marie Chantal.

I am done with having babies. For real. But I have to admit, when I come across something as utterly delicious as this velour angel wing snapsuit from luxury kids label Marie-Chantal, it does give me pause. But no. NO. I’m standing firm here. All I need is a good friend who I can justify buying this insanely adorable one-piece for. Not only is it beyond lovely in white, blue or pale pink, and soft as a baby lamb wrapped in cashmere swaddled in cotton balls, the angel wings baby coverall comes spectacularly presented in a beautiful little keepsake...

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A little Rat Pack for your rug rat

Some people think having a sense of environmental awareness and a sense of humor are mutually exclusive. This awesome kids’ Mensch t-shirt featuring Sammy Davis Jr. proves them wrong. In fact the folks at Curly Monkey take irreverent and eco-friendly to a whole new level: All of their baby and kids’ clothing is made with 100% certified organic cotton, and each t-shirt is hand silk-screened with non-toxic water-based ink, which makes them crazy soft. Now of course, being a Jewish New Yorker, I assume everyone knows what mensch means. Just in case, it translates to good person, and Sammy...

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The bling-free baby track suit. Yes, it exists.

We’re already completely smitten with the offerings from Westcoast Baby, so when we heard that this two-mom team added track suit sets in toddler sizes (woo!), we couldn’t wait to take a look. Created with their signature soft stretch cotton jersey and manufactured in Canada, these casual play clothes are perfect for every season. And no big crazy logos or gratuitous hardware. Wear the hoodie with jeans, or pair the comfy track pants with a bright summer tank– the bold gender neutral colors make them perfect for girls or boys. Just not grown-ups. Darn. -KristenFind beautiful baby clothes and layette options...

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Pink baby clothes even I can adore

With my newest daughter’s wardrobe full of gender neutral green and yellow hand me downs, I’m always on the look out for adorable pink baby clothes, preferably clothes that aren’t covered in cupcakes and rainbows. Nothing against either of those things, but the layers of sugary cuteness can get to be a bit much. So that’s why I’m digging the pink elephant onesie by Smafolk found at Pajama Squid. The Danish-based kids’ clothes designer combines unique retro prints and bright fabrics which results in a cool look that says “girl” without going overboard on the girlie. And for $15 (hurry, it’s on...

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Do you believe in magnets?

If there’s one thing that I love in a bib, other than the fact that it actually works, is not having to fight with my baby to get it on. And thanks to Cheeky and Swank’s magnetic baby bibs, I don’t. Sure, the bibs’ magnet closure makes life incredibly easier, with only one hand needed to pop a bib on and off your little one. But the soft chenille back makes these bibs comfy and functional, and the bright stylish fabrics don’t make you feel so bad having to cover up your kid’s clothes with a bib. When someone...

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