Tag: cool kids’ clothes

3-D t-shirts? Now we really have seen it all

It’s getting tougher and tougher to rock our worlds with kids tee shirts, but when we got a load of the kids tees from San Francisco based Invisible Stripes, we realized that nope, we haven’t seen it all. Not by a longshot. First of all, the new spring toddler tees designs are adorable — all funky original illustrations by artist Gem Matteo of Gem Vs Gem on nice beefy shirts. But when we looked closer…what’s that? A 3-D tee shirt? Totally. The “Party Animal” design even comes with its own 3-D glasses, but the truth is, the shirt is...

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The perfect shirt and tie for little boys who, really, shouldn’t be in perfect shirts and ties.

I hate to admit this but most of the time, my son’s dressier outfits are left as complete afterthoughts compared with my daughters’ pretty dresses. It’s not like he gets all excited to dress up in his tie each day and run around the house playing “office.” But sometimes, a formal outfit is just what you need. I realize that most moms aren’t racing to drop a bunch of cash these days on outfits that can’t be worn too often, which is why I like the versatility of the just gorgeous boys’ oxford shirt and detachable tie from babysusu. This stunningly...

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Some girls have all the luck, as the new Ses Petites Mains line will hereby demonstrate

Are you sick of us oohing and ahhing over our favorite girls’ clothing for spring yet? No? Good. (Yes? Tough.) Because once again, Beth Miles of Ses Petites Mains is wowing us with her new spring/summer collection of spectacularly gorgeous dresses and separates for girls, which now go all the way up to a size 10. In fact, it just may be our favorite collection of hers yet. The plaid slip dress caught my eye first — the breezy style is casually elegant on princess wannabees and their tomboy sisters alike. I’m also loving the 50s inspired rose dress...

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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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Dutch treat

I admit to having a bit of euro envy these days, especially after seeing how many cute things are happening with children’s clothes across the Atlantic. Our Dutch friend Kellie Smits at Buisjes en Beugels, or BB+++,  isn’t helping matters much with her new spring/summer kids’ line that features easy, wearable, but still striking pieces for girls and boys. If I had a little dude around I’d have him in this funky “earthquake” shirt (shown below) in two seconds. But since I’ve got two girls to clothe, I have to go with the cotton jersey Conny dress or the...

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Mad Men style hits the preschool

It was only a matter of time before Mad Men fashion trickled down to the youngsters and we started seeing tailored mid-century styles on the kiddos. I just didn’t think it was going to come from Europe. I just got a look at the 50’s inspired girls’ dresses from Blond & Blond at Zazou and am swooning. (Hear that sound? Yes! That’s it – me swooning.) Yeah so they’re like 65 bucks each plus overseas shipping. But I’m kind of thinking we could skip dinners for a few nights and grab a couple. That’s just how much I like...

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You show ’em, girls

Through most of elementary school, my mother dressed me in dresses. When I complained that I couldn’t hang upside down on the playground for fear of showing my underwear, she was unsympathetic. That was before Francie Pants, of course. These soft, comfortable “privacy shorts” are perfect for concealing underwear, freeing girls to climb trees and turn cartwheels, even in dresses.  The prints are snazzy and even a little edgy–I especially like the fun plaid and the Paris prints. Come to think of it, there’s a punky London print too. Which, if you remember the old rhyme, is awesome. -Julie...

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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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Rick rack is back

Even with the adjustable waistband pants, my skinny-minnie still needs some help to prevent the little plumber’s bottom, and Holly Stewart of Jane Edward makes belts that do just that. I admit that the sight of rick rack reminds me of the little pinafore dresses of my youth – in a not so great way- but Holly’s ribbon belts changed my mind. The small or large rick rack adorns an adjustable ribbon ring belt, and makes the perfect functional accessory for any little girl in your life. And if you’re coveting them in your size, you’re in luck. Her...

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Thank your lucky stars

With my mother-in-law the faithful member of her local Irish Club who makes Irish Potatoes from scratch every year, you can bet we’re pretty big on the Saint Patrick’s Day celebration. But while I might slug the green beer and and chow down on corn beef and cabbage, I still refuse to give in to the one-off holiday wear for my kids. I’d much rather snag something fun and green that they can easily wear the other 364 days a year, like this cool green star children’s hoodie from Boden. Still fairly festive with bright green cotton, this sweatshirt...

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The Modern Baby Company: Designer baby bedding you can actually afford

It’s so nice these days that a modern mama has more choices when it comes to nursery bedding and accessories– even more so than I did nearly (eep) four years ago when I became a parent. And with the proliferation of all this great mod decor, you know what that means? Yep, better prices. We loved Quilt-Baby when we found them a year ago, and now I think I love them more as The Modern Baby Company which offers a much wider range of US-made baby gifts and decor, all about 50% less than comparable items from the high-end...

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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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Went to a garden party

With the world kind of in flux these days, I’m definitely finding myself gravitating towards soft, simple, children’s clothing that harkens back to a simpler time– whether or not that simpler time is more legend than fact. In any case, a few clicks around Baby Bean Vintage Daywear and my heart is finding what it needs. Designer and mom Christine Visneau (also the talent behind Small Magazine, one of our favorite online reads) has an eye for spotting just lovely vintage fabrics, then blends them with modern organic cottons, beautiful trims and accessories. The result is strikingly simple clothing...

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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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$10 dresses, made in America. Or wherever you are.

There’s a whole lot of kids’ clothes we feature here that must inspire the craftier moms among us to proclaim I could make that myself. Well la-di-da for you– not all of us are so very skilled that we could “make that ourselves” without it looking like something out of a tenth grade Home Ec class. But then Linda Trent comes along and gives us a little cheat: DIY dress kits including the pattern, the pre-cut fabric and the accessories you need to make peasant dresses, cowboy skirts, and versatile tunics. She even includes the thread. Total cost for...

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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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Toby + Rei spin bamboo and cotton into a whole lot of cute

I don’t think I could ever send my kids off to school with a flimsy paper lunch bag after getting one of Toby + Rei’s sturdy and very cool reusable Robot Lunch Sacks. These heavyweight, 100% organic cotton sacks are so much bigger than the typical lunch bag, meaning I can get a sandwich, fruit, treat and reusable water bottle in there without later hearing about a squished PB&J. The stick-figure robots on the front of the bag could be passed from my daughters to my son and, unlike their latest pop obsession, would never become “so last year”....

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The Mini Cooper – Now coming to a toddler tee near you.

“Hey! I wanna get dat!” is what my four-year-old son yelled when he saw the hip little Mini Cooper kids’ tee from charlieandsarah. He loves the stylin’ red Britmobile on the front of this comfy long-sleeved tee. I love that this shirt is part of a line that parents Charlie and Sarah created to teach their half-English son some proper British terms. Think wearable flashcards. Also check out the great illustrations for lolly, wellies and the Union Jack; you just may decide to teach your child English as a second language. –ChristinaFind a great selection of tees and onesies...

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You’ve gotta keep them excavated

When my second born, a boy, joined our brood, I entered the  fascinating world of Things That Move. I point out the backhoes on our drive to school, and we clamor to the window on Mondays to watch the garbage truck come by our house. You should hear the squeals when we pass a working bulldozer. So if you’ve got a little boy or girl who’s all about trucks, then you’ll want to make sure to check out the cool transportation kids’ shirts from Brooklyn’s Two Blue Cars. They create detailed drawings of real live excavators (pictured), diggers, even...

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