Tag: kids’ t-shirts

Are you t-shirt obsessed and time-starved? Join the club.

Spending time shopping for myself is basically a joke with two kids under the age of three, but it’s certainly nice to receive a little fashion treat every month in the mail. And that’s just why I joined StyleMint, the newish online, members-only club for T-shirts from fashion arbiters Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. I never thought I was the type to subscribe to a monthly retail club, but StyleMint has definitely changed my mind. It’s pretty straightforward–you answer some questions about your personal style and which kinds of brands you prefer (i.e. if you need retail therapy, do you...

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Baby, you’re a star

I’ve loved the spectacularly gorgeous, understated kids wear from Shirin NYC since first discovering them a few years ago. This is the kind of clothing I spot in a boutique, and the second I touch the silky cotton, I (attempt to) start justifying the splurge. Now I’ve got the same feeling all over again, having seen the new fall/winter line for kids. Bonus: Boys and babies can get in on this year’s styles too. I’m wary of too much glitz on kids, but the new foil print tees add a touch of metallic to their designs in a truly...

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Invasion of the moustaches!

I’ve said before that the moustache is the hipster icon of 2011. And now, it’s hitting the world of kids and baby clothes too, courtesy of one very popular designer. [don’t miss a special offer after the jump] The Stella McCartney Kids collection for fall 2011 includes some hilarious tees like this moustached deer shirt, that’s made of organic cotton and features a glow-in-the-dark applique. How exactly something that glows in the dark is organic I’m not sure, but I’ll take their word for it. If you prefer your moustaches more Groucho-like, you can also find one on this...

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Smart girl tee shirts – smart mama approved

This morning, my social media streams were in an uproar about a tee for tween girls that declared “I’m too pretty to do homework…so my brother has to do it for me.” I can’t begin to tell you the number of things wrong with that message; but then, you already know them all. Over the years, Kristen and I have been excited to feature clothing that promotes positive messages about our daughters. Here, just a few of our favorites. –Liz SATees (above) show off your little kid’s knowledge–or future knowledge–of big words. Grab your daughter that tee that says...

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Zutano baby clothes just got way easier to find

I remember with fondness my very first Zutano purchase. It was a cozy fleece newborn hat with perky animal ears for my son, who’s now almost three. I immediately became hooked on the affordable, well-made and adorable options from Zutano, but their website was definitely not a shopper’s paradise, more geared towards wholesale than me. Well finally, with an awesome redesign, Zutano.com is so fun and easy to peruse that I added a dozen things for my boys to my cart on my first visit. My fave purchases include the kimono wrap Lions Short Sleeve Newborn Onesie, pictured, ($18),...

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Handsome in Pink

Did you know that pink was originally a color for boys? It’s true. Up until the 1940’s, boys were dressed in pink and girls in blue. And then it got all confusing. But we live in a time when barriers are being broken all over the place. In the wake of our review of Cinderella Ate My Daughter, if you have a boy who likes pink or a girl who likes tools or a child of any type who just wants to be hip, you’re going to want to check out the boutique Handsome in Pink. Or HIP, as...

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Combine Harvester fans – Your dream has come true

A couple of years ago, my son was perfectly happy with the regular old planes, trains, and automobile shirts. But these days, he’s a veritable truck expert, so scarily knowledgeable of all vehicles that those simple shirts he used to wear just aren’t detailed enough for his informed taste. So you can imagine his glee when I showed him the newest, coolest, never-seen-before shirt from the dad-owned Shirts That Go. You know you’re a mom (or a farmer) when you’re excited about a Combine Harvester shirt, the newest addition to the collection of vehicle shirts at Shirts That Go....

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It’s time to raise the curtain…

Last month, cool-tee-site Threadless held a Muppet design contest to jump on the excitement many of us feel about the new Muppets movie coming out this fall. (New Muppets! Whee!) Threadless invited anyone to submit a Muppets tee-shirt design and promised to make the winning design into a tee all of us could buy for ourselves. Out of a whole bunch of submissions, the winner was chosen, and we love it. The colorful Together Again was picked as the winning tee—how quickly can you name the characters? If you love more than the tee, a special Muppets bundle also includes an exclusive poster and...

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Ready for Cars 2? Now you will be.

With Cars 2 coming soon to theaters at the end of the month, we’re going to be drowning in licensed merchandise any day now. I love Lightning McQueen as much as the next mama, I just hate for my kids to strut around looking like walking advertisements for the flick of the moment. What do you do with a little boy obsessed with Cars and a momma hoping for something slightly cooler than ye olde licensed polyester tee? Cue Peek Kids, one of my favorite West Coast shops to outfit my boys. Peek clothes tell moms of boys: you...

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Looking for the Old Navy Gay Pride t-shirts? We found them!

We know that many of you, like us, have been trying to track down the very cool Old Navy gay pride t-shirts. At this point, they won’t be available online, but rather in 26 select stores across the country. (Our fingers are crossed that more will follow.) Curious to see if your local store is on the list? We’ve got all the retailers right here. Here’s a tip: Go to your local Old Navy store, ask them to call a store that is carrying it and pay shipping to have it shipped to you like you would with an...

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Owls are the new black

If you’ve been anywhere near a children’s shop in the last year or so, you’ll know that an owl is the requisite children’s motif for 2011. And we’re not complaining a bit. Especially when it’s as cute as the ones we’ve just found. This adorable baby owl tee was designed by Holly Cruise, who with her sister Ariel, created Mimosa, a site devoted to great design. The design is silk screened onto 100% organic cotton fabric and sizing ranges from newborn onesies to 6T tees. In addition to an entire menagerie of animal tees (I’m pretty crazy about the...

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Old Navy offers a Gay Pride tee and we love them for it

We’ve always been proud to support all types of families at Cool Mom Picks–the ones with one mommy, the ones with two mommies, the ones with no mommies at all. So we’re thrilled to see that Old Navy is doing the same, by making a stand in favor of love and tolerance with their new line of Gay Pride T-shirts launching next week. This is a pretty big corporate statement and we admire the guts. But we really like that 10% of Old Navy sales on the items will go to the It Gets Better Project, a truly amazing...

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Thinking of you, Japan.

“Thinking of you” is most definitely what our hearts and minds are saying about our friends in Japan, so why not our shirts? Or our kids’ shirts, for that matter.  The Japan Appeal T-shirt by Caramel Baby + Child of London is just brilliant. What I love most about this design is how it reminds people that even though the devastation in Japan might not be front-page news anymore, it is still a massive crisis that needs our attention; and it says all of that in the sweetest and most gentle way. I also appreciate that it gives to...

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New reasons to love Soft Clothing for spring

I rarely buy clothes for my oldest daughter online because she is so very picky about what she lets touch her skin. Tight cuffs, buttons, care labels, embroidered designs, zippers…the list on “no’s” goes on and on and on. But last year, I ordered some things from Soft Clothing based on the recommendation I read here and was so very pleased that nothing had to be returned. And with their new spring styles, I have even more choices to get us ready for warmer weather.  {keep reading for a great giveaway!} Primarily created for kids with Sensory Processing Disorder,...

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The baby in black (for just a little Cash)

Love may be a burning thing… but it doesn’t have to make a fiery ring. In your wallet, anyway.  What am I going on about? Oh, maybe just the cutest pint-sized nod to one of the world’s most notable singers. This Johnny Cash Pomade Kids’ Tee by Sourpuss evokes so much rockabilly attitude, I almost can’t look right at it. I love its vintage-y image in gold on black and totally dig the huge mike, front and center. Love, too, that it’s available for super-junior Johnnies or for bigger kids up to 4T. Plus: it’s only $20 at Mimi & Red–a...

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It’s Dr Seuss’s birthday! Put a candle in those green eggs and ham

Though my sleep-addled brain may never forgive him for Fox in Socks, that tongue-twister of a story my son requested night after night, there is no question that Dr. Seuss’ collection of fanciful stories include some of our very favorite characters and verse. In honor of Dr. Seuss’ 107th birthday, we’ve pulled together some of our very favorite items for those of us who can’t get enough of those magical, Seussical creations. –Christina It’s all about the books, isn’t it, which is why I especially love The Retro Baby’s Cat in the Hat tee (above) which has that classic...

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I had to say I love you with an Etch-a-Sketch

I like giving my kids something cute for Valentine’s Day, but how many teddy bears with hearts can a child own? This Etch A Sketch t-shirt however, had me at  I love you. The tee is perfect for Valentine’s Day and all year round–I’m such a sucker for cool, unique kids t-shirts and this fits the bill. Each Etch A Sketch t-shirt is hand screen printed with eco-friendly ink on a variety of colored t-shirts and in baby to big kid sizes. It’s a great gift for birthdays, too. Add a real Etch A Sketch and you’ve got yourself...

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Valentine’s Day shirts even a boy (and his mama) could love

Even with two older sisters who keep him well in touch with his feminine side, it didn’t take long before my son had decided pink was a “girl” color and that his sweet puppy tees should be traded for race cars and dinosaurs. But he still loves Valentine’s Day for all the candy and cards he gets, so I have been thinking about getting him a shirt to go along with the occasion.  Check out the cool boy tees we found—they’d look sweet on any boy this Valentine’s Day, but not too sweet. Who’s your favorite girl? I’m pretty...

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Shakespeare tees for babies. i.e. Why quote Elmo when you can quote Beatrice

Long ago, in a galaxy far away, I was an actor. Funny enough, I still do plenty of acting today as a Mom. (Help me clean up, kids. It’s so much fun!) Since the theater is still very much still part of my life, I was charmed by these onesies and t-shirts all featuring quotes from Shakespeare. Designed by a former actor, Peaseblossoms brings child-appropriate quotes to life (nothing from Macbeth, promise) with whimsical, original drawings hand silkscreened on 100% jersey knit cotton baby onesies or toddler tees. My favorite: Then there was a star danced and under that...

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DIY shirts that’ll tickle kids’ octopi fancies

My 3-year-old is currently in the full throes of wanting to be an artiste. Paints, crayons, felt, tissue paper, googly eyes, she wants to do it all — especially if she can wear a beret at the same time.  And now there’s a new shop offering DIY shirt designs for your own little masterpiece maker that kids will go nuts for. Tickly Octopus (the name alone will get a giggle out of even the most surly of kiddos) offers up organic cotton tees that come with a baggie of handmade felt animal and letter appliques and adornments like grassy...

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