Tag: cool kids’ clothes

Dinosaurs aren’t just for boys

I’m all for putting my 5-year-old daughter in so-called “boy” dinosaur shirts, though her obsession with pink and all things girlie stomps my efforts. But now I shall strike back and win with the DinoGirl shirt from Jusami. This adorable, slim-cut shirt features a monstrous pink T-Rex being ridden by a pretty little princess with a wand in a completely ironic and awesome way, which totally makes me laugh. Whether you’ve got a dino-obsessed girl or not, this shirt is a definite winner. And just in case you’ve got a dinosaur loving kid of the male persuasion too, they’ve...

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Bit’z and totally awesome pieces

On a near daily basis, I find myself thinking, “Dude, I wish I were in NYC.” The museums, the subway, the food, the conferences, the shopping, the excitement, the hanging out with CMP editor Liz. [ed note: Come visit any time! -Liz] Life in The Big Apple just seems so bright and shiny and hip compared to my lazy days in the suburbs. Okay, my days are not lazy at all, but you get what I mean. Once I saw the cute collection of clothes and doodads at Bit’z Kids, I had one more reason to sigh wistfully. Located...

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Rock-n-roll birthday party wear? Reader Q&A

Can you think of a good source for cute rocker-girl clothes for toddler girls? I’m doing this whole rock n’ roll birthday party for a 3rd bday and want to get her a fun outfit. -Tara I have a few favorites that immediately come to mind when I think “rockin’ toddler”. For instance,  Psychobaby, a shop we love so much we’ve created a whole category of Cool Mom Picks on their web shop, has loads of cool options. Check out Rowdy Sprout’s AC/DC dress (shown above) or the Micro Me Denim Tomboy Skirt. With lots of cool options for...

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Reduce, reuse, recycle your kids’ clothes easily with thredUP

Back when my kids were outgrowing their outfits every three months, it pained me to have to restock their wardrobe continually. It wasn’t just the cost, it was the time it took to select each item. That’s why I’m intrigued by the new easier-swap site thredUP kids. In just a few minutes, you can pick out a box of gently-worn clothing that will fit your child, pay a few bucks to have the box shipped to you, and voila: Right-sized outfits that my kids can outgrow again.  Then, in about the time of a typical nap, you put outgrown...

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A cool new twist on the old number and letter kids’ shirts

With my kids still completely obsessed with their age and name, I’m always on the look out for cool letter and number t-shirts that won’t break the bank. Who knew I could look no further than American Apparel for exactly what I’ve been looking for. You don’t have to be a font junkie to appreciate the new Helvetica t-shirts (left) which are a great way to celebrate a kid’s name without necessarily draping their entire moniker on a shirt. Add the very cool color combinations and you’ve got one heckuva cool tee. If you’ve got a birthday boy or...

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Some boys have all the luck

Would someone I know please get married soon? And while you’re at it, lend me a baby boy to bring? Not because I actually want to carry around a baby at a wedding (what if I leave him on the buffet table when I put him down to get seconds on lasagna?) but because I feel the urgent need to see a baby boy wearing this: The seersucker baby one-piece from CMP favorite Velvet and Tweed. The ivory top is linen, the seersucker bottom is a pale blue and white stripe, and every inch of it is calling for...

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Beautiful organic children’s clothing priced like the not-so-organic clothing

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Shivani and Neha Gupta, the two young, talented sisters behind the organic children’s clothing line, Sama Baby, and let’s just say I’m glad I did. Although my kids might be more glad because they’re the ones who can fit in their beautiful, affordable, wearable, organic kids’ clothes. Did I mention affordable? Neha is a former design developer for Coach and her attention to detail shows in the lovely, soft fabrics, and the beautiful drape of the clothes. The girls’ collection includes plenty of baby layette basics in a sweet pink, cream and...

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Oh, okay. Wire hangers.

Normally, wire coat hangers kind of skeeve me out. The way they get all tangled together makes me a crazy person. Therefore, you must understand what it takes for me to fall in love with anything made of wire with a pesky hook on top. These Original Personalized Wire Hangers from Lila Frances are simply too cute to pass up. Whether you use them for a unique wall decoration or to hang up that super-special-Princess dress, you’re going to smile every time you see your sweetie’s name in powder-coated metal. Hangers are available in 8-inch or 12-inch versions (while...

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Stella McCartney is back for Gap Kids and Baby

Considering how much we drooled over the new Stella McCartney for Gap kids and baby collection, we were awaiting her new spring line with much anticipation. Well, it launched today and once again, we’re smitten. The line itself sings of nostalgia from when many of us mamas were kids, which is particularly strong in the girl’s collection. The gorgeous vintage-inspired fabrics all have little modern twists, and remind me of blouses and dresses I used to wear. Like the sweet crochet dress. Or the ruffle tops. And even though Gap Kids is generally a hoochie-free zone anyway, it’s still...

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Tween cool, entirely 100% hoochie free

As the mother of a fashion-conscious tween, I am here to tell you that sizes 10-14 or so are a forgotten wasteland when it comes to outfitting your kid. Little kid clothes are plentiful and varied, but the choices taper off with each successive size. Most days I’m faced with the choice between Too Mature and Too Boring, with precious little in between. I tell you this to explain my elation over discovering Axl’s Closet, which not only stocks plenty of kid-approved options in the 8-14 age range, but does so from trendy labels that don’t succumb to skimpy...

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The Easter dresses of my dreams

This will be the first Easter in a very long time that we’ll actually be celebrating with extended family. Other than a plane flight with three young children (help!), the toughest item on my agenda will be tracking down cool Easter best clothes for my kids. In years past, I’ve gotten away with more casual attire on Easter, but if I had my druthers, my girls would be wearing Easter dresses from the gorgeous new spring line from CMP fave NoKo. I’m completely in love with the Nico dress (at top), particularly that stylish sash. It’s Easter-fancy but not...

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Wacky Packs are back – as tee shirts!

I grew up in the heyday of Mad Magazine and Wacky Packages and clearly my son has inherited both my twisted sense of humor and appreciation for fine parody. We both did a happy dance when we saw these new kids’ Wacky Pack T-shirts from 10 Again Clothing. Moms and dads will appreciate the 70’s flashback of great labels such as Slam Jims, and Cap’n Crutch, with some clever new additions, my favorite being Slacker Jack. They have the vintage look of a 35-year old t-shirt that’s been washed so many times it’s super duper soft. The toddler shirts,...

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Go for the green

I have always loved pretty much everything at KLT:Works. Kristin Loffer Theiss makes the beautiful artwork, plush, nursery decor and apparel that just makes you smile in every way. And I’m smiling even more since discovering that for St. Patrick’s Day, through midnight, if you buy anything in her shop that’s green it will be 20% off. And not just green green–like emerald, lime, or kelly–but eco green. Organic. Neat. Personally, I love this organic birds nest tee, right in time for all things springy and new. But if I had a baby gift to buy, or a nursery...

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Monkeybar buddies go long with leggings

If your girls wear Monkeybar Buddies under their dresses as much as mine do, then you’ll be just as tickled as I was to learn that they now offer a leggings style as well. And if you have no idea what I’m talking about, then get ready for a stylish new must-have wardrobe addition. I’m a bit reluctant to admit just how excited I was about these leggings. With the weather still on the chilly side and my oldest daughter persistently wanting to wear dresses regardless of the temperature outside, these awesome cotton spandex capris — which I must...

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Go Ask Alice for her wardrobe

We all know Alice in Wonderland is crazy hip right now, but let’s be honest – not all Alicey-items are swoon-worthy. This one, however? Is. The collection of Alice in Wonderland themed tees at Pajama Squid come to you from Australia’s Heavenly Creatures. Each super soft, super stripey cap-sleeved or classic kids’ t-shirt has a cotton patch featuring a different classic illustration. The white rabbit on that navy-and-white striped classic tee would be adorable on little boys too. The combination of simple pen-and-ink artwork on the bold stripes is a pretty delish retro-modern/one-of-a-kind-looking combo. I really wish they made...

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Enter the dragon

I am generally frustrated with all the embellished girls’ pants out there are covered in flowers, sequins, sparkles, or (eek) all three. So when I got wind of the Sejong Dragon Pant from CMP fave Tea Collection I thought, fabulous! Or, however you say fabulous in Korean. The sturdy, high-waisted, slightly flared dragon pants jumped out at me right away, and turns out the dragon pants are on the cover of their catalog so I guess I’m not alone here. I love the durability and versatility; Tea is showing the embellished canvas pants paired with their floral top, but...

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It’s like a custom baby tee convention

One thing we know about Psychobaby, is that when they come out with something new, it’s going to be everything we adore–clever, quirky and, of course, cool. Currently we’re now drooling over their new Custom Shop of personalized tees for kids. Personally, I am totally in lurve (which is more than love, according to Woody Allen), with the Monster Name Tee where the letters are made up of silly letter-shaped critters to spell out your favorite little monster’s name. I also really dig the Tattoo Tee for boys or girls. Sizes range from 3 months to 6 years and...

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Dreaming of spring. Or heck, just a day above freezing around here.

I adore Splendid‘s adult line for myself. And when I first discovered they applied trademark stripey, stretchy, soft clothes to a babies and kid line (thanks to a cousin with great taste in shower gifts), I got a little more tingly than one should get over such things. Even their solids are so beautifully tailored and drape so exquisitely that we get compliments on a solid blue t-shirt dress from Splendid Littles all the time. Go figure. What’s fun is that now Splendid Littles is moving into (gasp) florals. And one of our favorite mom-run shops, Arte Bebe, has...

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Brooklyn in da Playhouse

I’m not sure when exactly my humble borough of Brooklyn, New York became cool, but there seems to be evidence of it, from the occasional celebrity sightings in my local diner, to people saying, “oh you live in Brooklyn? Cool.” So while a line of Brooklyn baby tees might have once been a display of local pride, I think visitors might appreciate them too. Bklyn Yard makes some of the most fabulous, most original printed baby tees and onesies I’ve seen in a while, all printed on insanely soft, designer-style “destroyed” peruvian cotton, giving it that rough-around-the-edges look that...

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Vogue Bambini gets me excited for spring

This past fall I got a look at some of the new spring kids fashions on the runway, courtesy of our friends at Vogue Bambini.The theme was Garden Style, so there were plenty of flower baskets, clogs, and fun florals – just the thing to get you excited for spring if you’re in snowpocalypse mode these days. Now that the spring clothes are juuuuust starting to make their way into shops, it seemed like a good time to point out some of my favorite looks from the show. I met designer Bonnie Young last year and her couture kids...

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