Tag: cool kids’ clothes

This season’s forecast: circus animals and a good chance of peacocks

Yesterday was the most absolutely perfect early fall day, but today? This gray sky is reminding me of what’s to come. I don’t know about you, but I get a little grumpy in the wintertime. By the end of winter, I’m a lot grumpy. The Scandinavians get it right by designing signature happy prints to brighten up their long winters. And thanks to the online boutique VyssanLull, we have some of the best eco-friendly, Scandinavian kids clothing at our fingertips. Plastisock is one of the many awesome designers at the shop and I am digging their new fall clothes....

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To Halloween and beyond!

Oh Lordie do I wish I could be one of those moms who whips up their kid’s Halloween costume every year. But no, I end up going to some Party store and buying an overpriced polyester get-up. Whether or not you can sew I think this adorable hand made super hero cap from Soil is the perfect solution. Made from green cotton velveteen, lined with flannel and decorated with wool felt wings not only is the super hero cap (or really, sooper hero cap) adorable, but it’s warm enough for your little one to feel like a super hero...

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More incentive to get the kids to play outside – How does 75 bucks sound?

I love this time of year. Now that it’s not grossly hot, I feel inspired to do fun activities with my kids outdoors. But in a few months when the temperature dips? Yup, it’s a long winter and there are only so many times you can walk around Target to get out of the house. I just found out about Active Kids Club, which encourages parents to start and join outdoor playgroups, and I felt a rush of inspiration imagining myself going for hikes with my kids, sledding, or exploring the nearby nature center. [don’t miss a great offer...

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The joy of socks

I’ve found you spend the first few years of your baby’s life building up a wardrobe you can love. You start to know which brands fit, which hold up in the wash, and just when you do…bam. Your kid is too big and you have to start over. [don’t miss a great giveaway and offer after the jump] Which really, if you think about it, is totally nuts. Five should not be past its prime for anything, save for high chairs and random milk-flinging tantrums. So Hank & Jojo, makers of the cute retro baby tube socks I last...

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Hot for purple

I still remember the moment I found the perfect little purple striped cotton girls dress from Petit Bateau. It was a splurge for sure. But I was pregnant with #2, and knew I’d get a whole lot of use out of it two times around. (You can even see it on my daughter on my post about Gap skinny jeans.) I hate to say it, but I think our time together is done. That 18mo dress served me well, going from one daughter to the next, from a dress to a tunic with rolled-up sleeves over jeans. RIP. I...

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So let’s talk Jeggings, and how to make them work for your kids.

We know that “Jeggings” are pretty much the fashion word for fall, and while we will probably be making fun of ourselves in ten years for it, we’re kind of in love with them right now. Especially on kids. My own girls have a couple of pairs these days and I love how they take the sturdy, casual look of denim but make them soft, comfy and playground-ready. Besides, they just love saying “jeggings.” It’s not hard to put a cute outfit together either. Here are a few looks that I picked out from our sponsor Old Navy (thanks...

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Back to school clothes for under $20 that look like you spent a whole lot more.

As of today, I officially have two children in school. (Sniff!) So we did some serious back to school shopping a few days ago and learned there was much awesomeness to be had at Old Navy. It’s a lucky coincidence that this week the shop is one of Cool Mom Picks’ beloved sponsors (thank you, thank you!), and I get to share my weekend discoveries with you. I’ve always loved Old Navy for kids basics and denim, as I’ve written here before. It makes sense not to spend a ton on things like jeans that are so quickly outgrown,...

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Peace, baby

We’ve seen our fair share of kid’s message t-shirts here at Cool Mom Picks, and some of our consistent faves are created by mom-owned and Atlanta-based Tiny Revolutionary, since long before they were discovered by celeb moms like Sheryl Crow and Christina Aguilera. Their lovely Peace tee for kids is absolutely no exception. It’s inspiring to see beautiful artwork combined with simple, important messages, which is just what this shirt offers. Especially in a sea of Mommy’s little heartbreaker shirts. I love the rainbow of paper cranes and doves floating up across the shirt which is printed using non-toxic,...

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Ruffles, ruffles, everywhere and lots of girls to wear them

Of the kids’ clothing lines that I anxiously await the new season’s collections, Ses Petites Mains is definitely high on the list. And let’s just say that designer Beth Miles’ combination of ruffles and plaid, with some adorable denim on the side makes me very happy to have two girls and another on the way. I admit that it’s hard for me to choose my favorites from her new fall collection of girls clothing, but at the top of my list has to be the maeve skirt (pictured above) that’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen. I’m a sucker for...

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The joy of skinny jeans. On kids.

This post also appears on the Gap 1969 Stream, along with tons of photos, articles, inspiration, and tips about denim. When skinny jeans first hit the world of kids’ fashion, a lot of parents were thinking, huh? Me included. Back in the olden days, I remember thinking of them as “painted-on denim” and they required a friend (and a super flat tummy) if you wanted to have any hope of actually zipping them and buttoning them closed. But I’ve come to learn that skinny jeans are simply fabulous on little kids for all sorts of reasons. Not the least...

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Bark if you love animals (and then buy a t-shirt)

My kids love animals. Like the kind of love that renders our cat somewhat helpless when they come at him with hugs and kisses on an hourly basis.  If it were up to them, our house would be a veritable Noah’s Ark, but since I’m just not open-minded enough to welcome a pig, puppy, hedgehog, snake, hamster, fish and goodness knows what else into the house (and, really, we all know who would be taking care of this animal menagerie), I’ve got an alternative. I know they’ll love the t-shirts from I Rescue Rover instead. Okay, so a t-shirt...

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Lili Kiks – Activewear for your stylish little athlete

My oldest daughter is now six, which means that holy cow I can’t believe I have a six-year-old!, and also, she’s in need of actual active wear thanks to a slew of afterschool activities that require something a little more sweat-friendly than her usual twirly dress attire, like the awesome clothes from Lili Kiks. Reminiscent in style to some designer brand women’s activewear, Lili Kiks are a fabulous addition to any girl’s wardrobe, whether she lives on the soccer field or tennis court, or if she just needs some comfortable, sturdy play clothes that are built to last. And...

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Cotton nightgowns: The holy grail of children’s sleepwear

For as long as my oldest daughter has refused to wear pajamas, I’ve been on a search for a cotton nightgown. And if you’ve got a little one like mine, then you know that they are pretty much impossible to find. So I was thrilled to discover that the cotton nightgowns I found while browsing at Mini Boden are exactly what I’ve been looking for since, oh, 2006. These long-sleeved nighties are sweet and simple, featuring an empire waist and absolutely no licensed characters anywhere. I’m sure my daughter would pick the pink hearts, but I’m secretly willing her...

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Bow knows

The simple bow is clearly the new design icon of 2010. (Wait, is it even possible that owls have gone by the wayside?) I’m seeing it on accessories, on stationery, even kids clothes. A British stylist I worked with recently was obsessed with bows, so I wasn’t too surprised to see them turn up in a shop that calls itself “American…with a touch of a British accent.” I love the tromp l’oeuil stitching on this sweet ribbon tee for girls spotted at Amoretti Designs, an adorable label founded by Rebekah Merkle, Idaho mom of five turned stone cottage-owning British...

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Last season’s kids clothes mean this season’s score

Though I’m definitely smitten with some of the pricier kids designer clothes, I’d much rather pay last season’s prices. Or less. So, if you’re like me and aren’t so concerned with what season your kids’ clothes are from, then I’ve got a boutique you’re going to love. Owner Janet Skolka stocks the virtual shelves of Jilly Bo Billy with cool baby and kids’ items from seasons past, plus and awesome sample sale finds, all of which are priced significantly lower than retail. Right now, there’s a whole ton of Misha Lulu clothing for girls, some marked down more than...

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Better than a twirly dress – a fair trade twirly dress

Leave it to Grandma to buy my girls two dresses so adorable, they no longer have eyes for any other in the closet. Not the expensive ones, not the cheap ones, not anything but their new “grandma twirly dresses” which they both want to wear so often, it’s forcing me to get over my aversion to siblings in matching clothes. Found online at a shop called designers + artisans, the truly beautiful twirly dresses are made of hand-woven, indigenous Indian cotton  that has a silky sheen to it, but as cotton it has a heavier weight than silk. Which...

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Style, comfort, and karma.

What do you dress your baby in when you want something that’s good for the planet, totally comfortable, and also totally cute? We’ve found quite a few of them over the years and I’m so happy to add Urban Munchkin to the list. [don’t miss the giveaway after the jump!] All of their buttery-soft tops and pants for your little one are made of Fair Trade, organic cotton. They’re flat-seamed and totally comfy for baby–and how cute are these simple mandala tops with words like “love” and “grow?” The dyes are low-impact, and even the packaging is recycled. I...

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Kids’ tees with teeth. Fierce.

After she watches Lion King, my kid spends most of the day running around in her pink underoos and roaring. She’s being Simba, of course. But it’s not really a costume she can wear out in public when she’s feeling fierce. These t-shirts by Kit and Lili, on the other hand, are the perfect Fall staple for monster-minded boys and girls who feel like unleashing their inner animals. After a summer of terrorizing the backyard, it’s awfully hard to be cooped up under fluorescent lights in school, using one’s quiet voice and taking turns. But if you can say,...

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Sale alert – Eco-friendly deals that will knock your organic socks off

I’m never far from a good sale, but a great one – well, I just can’t pull myself away. And thus is the case with the awesome moving sale at natural boutique UrthChild. You can score great deals on all sorts of fantastic eco-friendly brands, like this adorable Kate Quinn Organics yoked dress (now just $12.00), or one of our fave baby booties Isabooties (only $14.50). If you’re in search of higher priced designer brands, there’s no shortage of those either. They’ve got the rarely discounted Sarah Waldo Organics pieces like this beautiful Jessica Blouse as well as the...

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Clearance sales abound! Avast ye bargain shoppers!

It’s probably pretty clear that my favorite time for shopping is anytime, but I do so love the end of season sales – and what a doozy we found over at Parasols Kids Boutique. If you act fast, you can grab designer duds for your kids ranging in price from $5 to $25, which include summer styles as well as last fall and winter – an extra cool bonus. There are plenty of boy options, which seems like a rarity – like this great boys’ button down shirt (currently $15 down from $65 – pictured) which is perfect for...

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