Tag: kids’ t-shirts

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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Big sister tees that don’t make anyone feel little

Even though my youngest is still a baby, I can’t tell you how many times I hear the other girls argue No I’m the big sister! And technically, they both are – however, my six-year-old is insistent that she’s the biggest sister. I don’t even try to explain that to my two-year-old. (And my son, he could probably care less. Ha.) I’ve always loved the idea of big brother and sister tees to welcome a new baby, but what do you do when you have more than one? Now with the Big, Bigger, Biggest t-shirts from one of our...

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Changeable shirts for kids with changeable minds

My daughter refused to wear anything but Hello Kitty garb for 63 days straight. True story. Then, just as we were all very (very!) Hello Kitty-ed out, she decided that she would never wear the same shirt twice. She hasn’t stuck to that plan (thank goodness), but definite opinions about her clothing are her M.O. Like most kids, the girl loves versatility. Future fashion editor? The world’s next scientist specializing in chaos theory? A normal kid? Whatever the case, I am beyond thrilled to find the brand new SwitchittZ shirts by Thread Adventures. These tees are made to change as often...

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Red21Boys.com – The motherlode of cool boys clothes

A neighbor and I were just discussing the challenge of purchasing boy’s clothes these days and we both agreed that you really do get what you pay for. And since I’m not too keen on purchasing two sets of clothes every season–sometimes more–I’m on a constant mission to find stylish clothes for my son that will actually survive what he dishes out.[don’t miss an exclusive offer after the jump] Enter the Wes & Willy line from Red 21Boys.com, a cool clothes company that’s renewed my belief that cool boys clothes not only exist, but are easy to find. At...

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An Elmo shirt even I can love

Given my general loathe for licensed character clothing, it’s only fitting that my two-year-old has decided she will only wear clothes with Elmo on them. Makes perfect sense considering she has never actually watched Sesame Street. Ah, toddlers. But since finding this cool version, I’m feeling a little better about her insistence on sporting the furry red monster’s face every single day. The adorable organic cotton Elmo shirt at What Every Baby Needs (and Cookie Monster too!) made by Kiwi Industries feature his bright face along with his name in English, Greek, and Japanese for a cool multiculturalal ode....

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Kids tees that make a great story

The mission of past CMP pick, Out of Print Clothing is to spread the joy of reading. Through fashion. Hey, two of our favorite things? And, now, they have expanded their collection to include t-shirts for kids. Find shirts featuring cover of the first edition of the Catcher in the Rye (so hipster chic), Brave New World, and Pride and Prejudice or go for the infamous cover of Moby Dick. Although, that could lead to some schoolyard shenanigans if your kids are old enough to make, uh…Moby Dick jokes. What’s particularly great is that Out of Print Clothing donates...

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Design your own tutu. Without, you know, designing your own tutu.

Tutus are everywhere these days (I even saw some at Costco) and little girls are wearing them everywhere and anywhere. And why not? They’re little girls. Nobody’s going to look at them funny. Or so we hope. Here’s a fun spin on the already fun tutu: One that comes on a built-in shirt that you can design all by yourself. Have you ever stared at rows of lovely ribbon at a craft store and wondered what you could make with so much prettiness? I’m not crafty, so I have stood there pondering all those stripes, dots and checks and,...

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Boys get grubbie, in a good way

The concept of cool boys clothes shifts as kids get older. At first cool is defined by his mom, but mark my words, at some point — for me it was around 7 — your son will start to have very definite ideas on what constitutes cool and what is horrifyingly babyish. Grubbie Style, started by a style-conscious mom, pairs wickedly cool graphics with super soft t-shirts. And the best part is that your kid can mix and match designs with shirts to create a one-of-a-kind, certifiably, ultra cool tee. Customization is a snap, and graphics are very basic...

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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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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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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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Summer sales – Stock up for next year!

I’m a huge fan of hitting end of season sales to outfit my kids for the following year. The clothes are still cute one year later (imagine that!) and even better, I can usually score the more expensive designer brands that I’ve been coveting all season long. Take the big summer clearance sale at the very stylish Lollie boutique where you can snag up to 70% off on some amazing brands. I love this Wrecking Ball tee by CMP fave City Threads (pictured left) for my truck-obsessed son, now $14 down from $28. I’m also digging their great selection...

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The 3 Little Pigs go 21st Century

I have a soft spot for nursery rhymes and classic kids’ stories, both of which seem to be slowly dying in our age of technology and television. But the folks at Sprout San Francisco have revived one of my favorite tales with a cool new set of kid’s t-shirts. Their adorable 3 Little Pigs construction t-shirt (pictured) offers a smart, modern twist on an old classic – with these pigs specializing in “sticks, straws, and bricks.” Cute, right? And the Big Bad Wolf Demolition shirt is just as clever. Both of the shirts are printed on soft, organic cotton right...

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All you need is love, and a mom who wants you to change the world

In a world where it’s easier to find tees for baby girls that say future gold digger than anything more…positive, I’ve always admired the I will make a difference tees from Booda Brand. [great offer after the jump!] The organic tees and onesies, which we’ve featured here before, now have a sweet new design just for girls; the word LOVE is beautifully printed in gold foil on the front, and I will make a difference is on the back. This is a message I sure hope all our girls grow up to believe. Besides, they’ll be making good on...

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These t-shirts put your kid in the director’s chair

If your morning routine is anything like ours is, then there’s probably a lot of hemming and hawing (that’s putting it very politely) about what the kids are willing to wear. Well, I have a sneaking suspicion that we could eliminate all the hassles with the brand new interactive t-shirts I just discovered. Yes, interactive t-shirts. These kids’ tees from Creative Director Clothing are designed by a Toronto-based artist, and I just happen to have one of his incredible pieces hanging in my living room – the curious among you can catch a glimpse of it behind me on...

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Wearing your favorite doll on your chest

We just can’t get enough of the adorable knit dolls and beautiful baby mobiles from one of the fair trade pioneers in the kids category, Blabla Kids. They are consistently some of the best baby gifts out there. Truth be told, I’m a bit obsessed with their online shop am there more than I’d care to admit, and so I was pleased to see that they’ve recently added a new line of t-shirts which is something I’ve been eagerly waiting for. The soft cotton tees feature images of their well loved dolls and my personal favorite has to be...

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Silly Bandz, now coming to a chest near you

I was hoping–praying–that the Silly Bandz craze would stay far far away from my daughter’s preschool. When it hit, it hit hard, like a giant neon apocalyptic storm of wiggly plastic and shrieking children. I can completely see why some schools are banning the bracelets; who can focus on eating lunch or practicing our letters when there is a pink kangaroo to be traded for an orange guitar! So Lisa and Ken Gold, the mom and dad team behind LikeWear had a brilliant idea: The as yet unbanned Silly Bandz t-shirts. Okay so they’re actually called “Silly Rubber Bands...

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Mini Social is keeping boys all stylish and wallets half full

We love the online flash sale site, The Mini Social, because finding cool boys clothes, especially at up to 60% off, is always a challenge. But this week is extra-special since through June 18 it’s Boys Week, and a portion of all the sales will benefit the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. You’ll find hot kids’ clothing brands like CMP faves Little Ruler, Wonderboy and Baby Susu. You can also see what celeb guest editors have to say about keeping their boys stylin’–and it might make you feel good to know that even clothing designers and actresses still have...

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Daddy and me shirts for Father’s Day – admit it. It’s adorable.

Oh stop it you cynics. Most dads — especially the new ones — would be thrilled to spend Father’s Day flouting their dadness on their chest, and that of their doting progeny. So we’ve tracked down a few of the more clever daddy and me sets, just perfect for that special guy on June 20. And trust me, there were a lot of bad ones to weed through. -Christina The daddy and child tees (shown, above)from Little & Large hit my funny bone in the right way. I love the Chip Off the Old Block/Block and Like Father/Like Son...

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