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Meet Henry and George

Henry and George Street StyleIntroducing our coolest new kiddos who are showing us their kid street style, Henry and George. These brothers, who make their home in Seattle, have a love for super-soft clothes that have a kick of style. Plus, an addiction to Crocs that even mom, Sara, can’t deny.

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Kid Street Style

Henry, age 7, and George, age almost 4, have styles that are similar, but that mom, Sara, says that they each have a look that’s all their own. Henry is all about super comfy pants, like sweats, that Sara balances with fun shirts in soft fabrics and prints. George is a little more flexible, wearing mostly Henry’s hand-me-downs with ease, but also embracing the statement piece from time-to-time. “I splurged on this winter coat from GAP for him this year,” Sara tells us. “He loves it and calls himself a lion when he wears it.”

Where do their styles collide? With footwear. Henry and George both prefer to wear all Crocs, all of the time.

Where to shop

Sara shares that when it comes to dressing the boys (George still lets her… Henry prefers to style himself), she’s all about two elements — layers and stripes. “I’m a sucker for Tea Collection and Mini Boden,” she confesses, but, lucky for her, she tells us that she has an amazing consignment store in her neighborhood where she often snags both brands at half of the cost. Another brand Sara loves for when the boys’ closets are lacking basics is Cotton Caboodle. “The tees and pants are soft and well-fitting… they remind me of Splendid,” Sara shares.

Get the look of George and Henry

Let Henry and George inspire the style of your little guy with these favorites that will give you a similar look.

Kid Street Style for Boys

Shirt: Mariner T-Shirt, Mini Boden, $26
Pants: Jersey-Lined Gray Jeans, Old Navy, $22
Shoes: Crocs Electro 2 Clog, Nordstrom, $32

For more kid street style inspiration

Be sure to check out our other Kid Street Style features, highlighting real kiddos and their favorite styles, including Kid Street Style: Meet Nolie and Ever and Kid Street Style: Meet Beckem.

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As the new school year kicks off and everyone is getting back on track with their routines we have a little bit of French homework for you! Jacadi, the children’s clothing line from France is sharing some creative French lessons for all of you parents that are globally inspired.

Do you ever wonder what a Mom in Australia packs her kids for lunch? What time does the school day start for kids in Chile? How do kids in Japan say good morning to their teachers?  We’re all parents at the core but what are some of the similarities and some of the differences between our hectic schedules around the world?

Jacadi Get Schooled

To celebrate our cultural differences Jacadi has launched a fun “Get Schooled” campaign giving parents some fun tools “to school” their kids on some of the differences and similarities between France and America. These fun lessons are available for parents to download and print and share with their children at home. This can make a really fun dinner conversation and teach your about France and even some vocabulary.  Check out some of these fun slides that teach you a little bit more about how families do things in France.

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One of the easiest ways to start introducing your children to another language is to start with the traditional greetings and good-byes. This is something very universal and those words are pretty simple to repeat, memorize and say.  Another universal theme all around the world are the days of the week, all kids can relate to these days, and I found it very interesting that in France they treat Wednesday like a weekend day of play! I think I need to apply this to my life;)

Visit Jacadi’s website for more fun French lessons! We hope this inspires you to open up a conversation with your children about other families around the world!

Shop Jacadi

Jacadi Fall Collection
Jacadi is a luxury brand of children’s clothing from across the pond! Jacadis is known for it’s European flair and imppecable style. The Jacadi back to school girls collection Girls is sweet and subtle and the boys collection is classic and sporty and an a
dorable new shoe collection for boys and girls   They have also launched a 20% Off Essentiel Sale to help parents stock up on back to school basics for boys and girls. 

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Your dress-loving girl loves playing hard at recess, but keeping her covered when she’s at school can be hard. The solution? Playground shorts! They’re perfect solution for every girl who loves to swing from the monkey bars or cartwheel through the grass, without needing to keep one hand on her dress the entire time. 

8 Playground shorts we love

Playground Shorts for Girls

1. Bon Bon Shorts, $22 each
Playground shorts with a touch of ruffle, the Bon Bon Short is made from super-soft bamboo-based rayon to make sure she is comfortable while she plays. Available in pink, aqua and blue in sizes 2T-5T.

2. Hide-ees, $16 each
Just because you’re trying to keep your undies covered while you play, doesn’t mean you can’t have fun doing it! These playground shorts are spunky, with various other colors and styles available as well. Plus, they even come in sizes for women!

3. Monkeybar Buddies, $16-18 each
Made of a stretchier material  — think closer to a bathing suit than underwear — Monkeybar Buddies come in some funky patterns and colors and are popular with tweens as well.

4. Old Navy Jersey Stretch Shorts, $5-8 each
If you aren’t sure your if your daughter will even wear playground shorts under her skirts and dresses, give a pair or two of these from Old Navy a try first. At about $5 each, they’re an inexpensive way to test them out!

5. UndieShorts, $13 each or $33 for three
For girls who need to or want to wear playground shorts, but who can’t stand doubling up on underwear and shorts, check out UndieShorts. With built-in underwear in each pair, they’re a one-and-done playground shorts solution.

6. UnderTwirl Shorts, $22 each
Maybe your girl is more of a twirler than a playground climber. These are the shorts for her! With bright, fun colors for their playground shorts, these are meant to be seen, so let her twirl her heart out.

7. GAP Knit Shorts, $17 for three (on sale)
Families who have to follow school uniform guidelines will want to grab a pack or two of these playground shorts from GAP. They’re plain and simple and with basic colors, they will work well for under nearly any color or pattern school uniform.

8. J.Crew Crewcut Girls’ Tumble Shorts, $15 each
A favorite short for girls of all ages (they go up to size 14), the Tumble Shorts go from the playground to gymnastics practice, where they can be worn without a dress or skirt covering them.

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Le Top Back-to-School

Back-to-school isn’t just for the big kids. Preschoolers deserve just as much attention when it comes to picking styles for going back to school this fall and with Le Top on their side, shopping will be as easy as learning their ABCs.

Back-to-school preschool style for boys

Le Top Preschool Style for Boys

Pictured: Dino-mite! 3-D Stegosaurus Shirt with Raglan Sleeves, $29-30, Rookie of the Year #1 Applique Shirt, $28-29, Rock On! Drum Star Striped Raglan-Sleeve Shirt, $28-29, Rookie of the Year Washed Denim Jeans, $31-33.

One of the things we love most about shopping at Le Top for back-to-school is that they’ve done all of the thinking for us… especially when it comes to dressing the boys. Start with a pair of their comfy jeans, or elastic-waist pants for kiddos who are still working on potty training at school, and add a complimentary shirt to make it cool. The Back-to-School Collection from Le Top covers all of the bases for boys this year, from dinosaurs to athletics to rockers-in-the-making.

Back-to-school preschool style for girls

Le Top Back-to-School Preschool Style for Girls

Pictured: Twinkle Twinkle Flower Striped Swing Top & Jeggings, $54-58, Ballet Class Tulle Skirt Dress & Footless Ballet Tights, $52-56, Gigi’s Garden Floral Dress & Striped Footless Tights, $50.

With super sweet and playful ready-to-wear outfits that scream back-to-school preschool style, Le Top makes dressing even the most stylish girls easy. Choose from the adorable matching sets in their Back-to-School Collection or pick out individual pieces to create a look that is all her own. We adore that Le Top thinks of every girl when they create their collection, with styles that range from bright and bold to sweet and simple.

Tips on back-to-school shopping for preschoolers
  • Get the washing machine ready: Preschoolers (and all kids, really) are mess-makers by nature and at school, it can be a free-for-all. Moms know that school clothes get washed, a lot, and thankfully, the clothes from Le Top withstand the wear-and-tear of the washing machine with ease. So, go ahead, wash that paint-covered shirt he loves three times this week. It can handle it.
  • Buy what they’ll wear: Not what you think they’ll wear. There’s way too much fun to be had at school for your kids to be worrying about if their pants are bugging them or if the details on their shirt are scratching their skin. Le Top takes both style and comfort into consideration with every piece they design, making them instant favorites for even the pickiest of kids.
  • Think beyond the classroom: Buying clothes for back-to-school can be an investment, especially if you have more than one child headed to the classroom this fall. The clothes from Le Top do double-duty in their wardrobe, taking your kiddos from school to play dates to family dinners to the weekend without skipping a beat. With newborn through size 7, Le Top can check a lot of clothes off of your family’s fall clothing to-buy list.
Keeping up with Le Top

Le Top can be purchased online at LeTop-USA.com, as well as in stores across the nation. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest for more kids’ fashion inspiration.

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Mac and Mia
Introducing Mac & Mia

Even if you love shopping for clothes for your kids, every mom can agree that it often becomes a chore… especially if you’re attempting to do it with your kids in tow. While we’ve seen other kids’ clothing subscription services come and go over the years, we’re certain that this one will be here to stay.

Introducing Mac & Mia, the newest way to discover new brands and styles for your kids’ closets, without even leaving your home.

How it works

You can sign up on the Mac & Mia website by entering some basic information, such as your email address and zip code. Once your invitation is ready, you’ll receive an email to get started on your profile, which you customize for each child you’d like to receive a Mac & Mia box for.

Marie Tillman, founder of Mac & Mia, tells us that the profile piece of the site is integral in making it a success. “Our goal is to create a very personalized experience for our customers,” she shares. “We collect information not only about what they like and don’t like, but how they live their life, and what types of items they need — casual play clothes, school clothes, special occasion, etc.” Mac & Mia also continues to use this information on your profile as you are a repeat customer, allowing you to leave valuable feedback about the items in your box to create future boxes that hit the mark.

Once you receive your box from Mac & Mia, which can be filled with a combination of clothes, shoes and accessories, based on what you specified in your profile, you have five days to decide which items to keep and which items to send back.

Keeping some of or all of the items? They’ll simply charge your credit card on file for what you’re keeping. No styling fees. No shipping costs. Just pay for what you buy.

Have some items to send back? Tuck them in the pre-paid shipping envelope that was included in your box from Mac & Mia and send them on their way. We love that if you choose to send everything back, you won’t be charged a fee for trying, making it a risk-free way to shop for your kids.

What comes in my box?

Mac and Mia

Each box comes filled with a handful of items that have been hand-selected by the team at Mac & Mia. The number of items and the price of each item varies from box-to-box, based on how it’s packed and what you’ve requested in your profile.

Curious as to the brands that you’ll receive from Mac & Mia? Think boutique! We adore that Mac & Mia will expose us to brands that aren’t stocked at our local department stores, including gems such as Go Gently Baby, Kallio NYC (who we’ve featured right here on Savvy Sassy Moms!), Misha + Puff, Charlie Rocket, Tane Organics, Nui, and Paige Lauren, just to name a few.

Stitch Fix fans, read this

If you’re already a fan of similar clothing subscription services, such as the ever popular Stitch Fix, the comparison is undeniable and if you’re familiar with how those services work, you’ll jump on board with Mac & Mia with ease.

However, there are a couple of things that set Mac & Mia apart from the rest and they’re reasons to fall in love with this new kids’ clothing subscription — first, like we mentioned above, there is no fee for using Mac & Mia. You only pay for what you keep from your box.

Second,  the way that Mac & Mia picks the brands they feature in each box sets them apart from other clothing subscription services, in a big way. Founder, Marie Tillman, shares, “We try to be thoughtful about the brands we carry, and consider how they are made and the lives touched along the way.”

Getting started

Just getting started in their soft launch phase, Mac & Mia is still accepting sign-ups and the first round of boxes from newborn to size 2T will be shipping soon, with limited spaces still available in this size range. Looking for bigger sizes? Mac & Mia will carry through size 6 for kids, with the bigger sizes being launched this fall and spring.

If you’re interested in joining Mac & Mia, now or in the future, we recommend visiting the Mac & Mia website, where you can request an invite. They will get in touch as soon as a spot in your requested size is available!

In the meantime, you can keep an eye on Mac & Mia on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. The Mac & Mia blog also has some pretty sweet kids’ clothing inspiration to peek in on.

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We know that technically it’s still summer, but with fall right around the corner, stocking up on back-to-school essentials for kids now is a must. Grab these fall favorites while they’re still in stock.

Back-to-school essentials for girls

Back to School Essentials for Girls

1. Girls’ Scrunch Down Vest, L.L. Bean, $50
A great layering piece for girls of all ages, sometimes getting her to wear a vest is easier than getting her to wear a coat as you’re running out of the door for school in the morning. This one from L.L. Bean will keep her warm and has a girly touch with its detailed ruching.

2. REI Jaya Fleece Hoodie Jacket for Girls, REI, $50
Cold weather is just around the corner and we hear that the dreaded polar vortex is due back this year. Yikes. Don’t leave buying her a warm coat until the last minute… you’ll save time and money by picking one up as you back-to-school shop.

3. Rain Jacket, GAP, $50
If you live in a spot where fall means rain, you’ll need at least one rain jacket to get her through the school year. This one from GAP is basic and simple… and will keep her dry waiting for the bus in the morning. Big points from moms for the bright color, making it easy to spot in the school’s lost and found!

4. Girls’ Pattern Ankle Length Leggings, Lands’ End, $18
If your girls are like ours, fashion is all about the leggings. Stock up on them now and save — most stores give you a deep discount for purchasing leggings in bulk, like at Lands’ End, where you’ll save $3 on each pair if you buy two or more. Grab a bunch now and stash them in her closet.

5. Girls Stripped Knee-High Socks, Old Navy, $5
Another one of those fall essentials that seems to be hard to find the moment back-to-school is over… fun, funky knee-high socks. They’re great under boots or as an extra layer under her jeans on cold days.

6. Girls’ Bogs Rainboot Stripe, OnlineShoes.com, $50
It’s hard to imagine buying boots when our air conditioners are still blasting, but trust us on this one… if you wait much longer to buy boots for fall, you’ll be too late. Grab her favorite pair now and tuck them in the back of the closet, if you need to. She’ll be thrilled when you pull them out on that first rainy day!

Back-to-school essentials for boys

Back to School Essentials for Boys

1. Aigle Kids Flac Boots, Zappos.com, $49
He may only wear them to tromp to school and back, changing into his much cooler, beloved sneakers as soon as he gets inside, but making sure he has some rain boots to keep his feet dry will set your mind at ease. These are simple and fuss-free, just like him… sometimes.

2. Boys’ Pattern Knit Hat, Lands’ End, $20
Boys and their hats. He probably has dozens strewn around the house, but he’s still sure to appreciate a fresh one for back-to-school.

3. Stripe Days-of-the-Week Socks, Pack of 7, GAP, $20
They’re going to stink the minute he puts them on, but at least with the days-of-the-week feature of this pack from GAP, he’ll know whether or not they’re clean… without having to do the sniff-test.

4. REI Myka Sweater Fleece Jacket for Boys, REI, $70
Something super cozy and soft is always a priority for fall. If he’s grown out of his fleece from last year, this one from REI is a nice option. The puff in front keeps the wind away and the sweater-look means it is a little fancier than your average fleece jacket.

5. Boys’ Bean’s Down Vest, L.L. Bean, $54
Vests are cool… but they are also fleeting. Grab one now or else you’ll be left with the crazy colors and sizes by the time fall weather actually hits later in the school year.

What are your kids’ back-to-school essentials for fall?
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Kid Street Style- Nolie and Ever Closeup

Meet Nolie and Ever

When it comes to kids street style, these girls are the real deal. With a mama who takes a backseat, letting them take the lead in all things fashion-related, Nolie and Ever are our kid street style inspiration this month and we’re loving every single stripe, polka-dot and spirited pattern.

A style of their own

Kid Street Style

“My two ladies choose their outfits on their own, 100 percent,” shares Nolie and Ever’s mom, Autumn. “And, it outdoes anything that I could drum up on my own for them!” While Autumn does let her girls hit the closet themselves, giving them the freedom to make their own choices about what they wear, she does fill it with the goodies to make these stylish outfits exist. “I keep it stocked with soft, cozy cotton in bright, bright colors and loud prints. You’re only young once! Why not wear all the neon tops with all the flowered leggings?”

Where to shop

Kid Street Style for Girls

Autumn shares that the girls’ closet is mostly filled with pre-loved hand-me-downs and gifts from grandparents, the perfect combination for creating a stylish wardrobe for Nolie and Ever. When Autumn keeps her eye on some of her favorite brands for her girls  — who share a closet, by the way — she sticks with the brands she loves, including Peek (Instagram: @peekkids) for graphic tees (“They always happen to have the right sayings written on them… never classless or weird,” she dishes.), Hanna Andersson (Instagram: @happyhannas) for basics, and those can’t-live-without-them sales at Old Navy (Instagram: @oldnavy) to fill in the blanks, when necessary.

Get the look of Nolie and Ever

Kid Street Style

Let your own girls recreate the look of Nolie and Ever by filling their closet with some of these favorites. Although, if there’s anything that these girls have taught us about style, it’s that everyone has their own. Loni Top, Peek Kids, $38, Fashion Leggings, Old Navy, $9, Pretty Printed Skirt, Mini Boden, $42, Ballet Slippers, Made with Love NZ via Etsy, $13

For more kid street style inspiration

Keep up on Nolie and Ever’s style via their mama’s blog, Playing House Full Time. You can also find them on Facebook.

Do you have a kiddo with style? Let us know!

Photo credits: Autumn Meyer

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If your kids are in the market for a new backpack for fall, take a peek at these for some inspiration. We’ve rounded up the coolest, craziest, cutest, best backpacks for fall and your kids are sure to fall in love with one of these to kick off their school year.

The best backpacks for fall

Best Backpacks

Top row:

Sequin Backpack in Gold Chevron, Pottery Barn Teen, $79
If you have a tween in the house, be prepared for a lot of high-pitched screams when you show her this glittery, gold and black chevron backpack. Best backpack ever? How about best mom ever?

Girls Glittery Backpack, Old Navy, $15 (on sale)
For a backpack that has a lot of glitter, but at a fraction of the price (under $20!), this version from Old Navy is a hit. Also available in blue, it will have a big impact for your girl who loves everything sparkle.

Middle row:

Tucker & Tate Print Backpack, Nordstrom, $38
One of our favorite picks for the best backpacks for fall, this Tucker & Tate striped backpack hits major style points, especially for girls who are all about color and pattern for back-to-school.

Camo Owl Backpack, GAP, $35
Animal backpacks are always a hit and this version that combines a discreet owl with super cool camouflage will catch his eye for back-to-school.

Kids’ Backpack, Garnet Hill, $45
Garnet Hill makes some of the best backpacks in the kid market — they are tried and true with features and pockets that really think about how kids use their packs at school. All backpacks at Garnet Hill are also available in smaller sizes for littler kids.

Star Wars R2-D2 Backpack, Nordstrom, $42
You don’t have to be a huge Star Wars fan to think this backpack is cool. While it won’t give sage advice like the real R2-D2, it will keep all of his school accessories contained for the trek to school and back.

Bottom row:

Colton Backpack, Pottery Barn Kids, $55
For kiddos who think the best backpacks are those that are a little more chill, Pottery Barn Kids has great options. The Colton Backpack is simple, but cool and is available with and without the monogram and logo.

There & Backpack, Hanna Andersson, $36 (on sale)
Hanna Andersson takes back-to-school to the old school with their selection of striped backpacks this year. Available in a few different color combinations, for both boys and girls, these are a fan favorite.

Zoo Packs Little Kid Backpack, Skip Hop, $20
We fell instantly in love with this cool and cute hedgehog from Skip Hop’s Zoo Packs collection, but there are so many animals available, in both backpacks and lunch packs, that they are sure to have your kiddo’s favorite, too.

Kitty Cat Backpack, GAP, $35
Meow! This sweet little kitty backpack from GAP is the cutest one we’ve seen this year. She is soft and adorable and small enough for your little kitten to take to preschool or school this year.

Any tips for backpack shopping with kids?
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With more and more schools requesting that kids wear shoes without laces until they’ve mastered tying them on their own, we’re all on the hunt for the best pairs for our preschoolers, kindergartners and still-learning-to-tie kiddos for fall. Check out these shoes without laces that are both kid and school-approved.

Shoes without laces for girls

Shoes without laces for girls

1. Vans Classic Chevron Slip-On Shoes, Nordstrom, $37
We can’t resist that cute chevron stripe and in black and white, these will go with anything she chooses to wear to school this fall. Plus, Vans are known for their easy on/off style.

2. PLAE Shoes Max, PLAE, $60
If she’s a hi-top wearing girl, she’ll love PLAE Shoes’ newest addition. With a space-aged metallic silver color and pops of neon, these will become her favorite in an instant… and yours, because she’ll be able to put them on herself.

3. Patterned Sneakers, H&M, $18
Coming in under $20, these are a great match for the girl who hits it hard on the playground. She will be able to avoid laces for a little bit longer and you won’t worry about spending a fortune on shoes that will only last a month.

4. Pink Houndstooth Tiny TOMS, TOMS.com, $36
Always a favorite in the pre-tying crowd, TOMS have that signature Velcro strap that securely keeps them on even the littlest of feet. Their new houndstooth pattern is perfect for fall.

Shoes without laces for boys

Shoes without laces for boys

1. Boys’ Clarks Beven Time, OnlineShoes.com, $60-65
With a super-cool skater-style, he’ll never know that these Clarks are actually supportive and functional. Plus, the faux-laces will keep him looking like a lace-tying star until he masters it.

2. Pediped Channing, Pediped, $55
For boys who wear uniforms to school, these navy shoes without laces will be a perfect fit for fall.

3. PLAE Shoes Max, PLAE, $60
He’s the coolest kid on the playground and so are his hi-tops. Even if he already knows how to tie his shoes, PLAE’s newest additions, the Max, will be on his must-have list for back-to-school.

4. Converse Kids Chuck Taylor All-Stars 2V Ox, Zappos.com, $35
Sometimes, there’s nothing like a classic and in this lace-free version, Converse pulls through, yet again. Available in all of the usual basic colors, the Converse are known to be the easiest for kids to put on and take off themselves.

 Does your kiddo have shoes without laces that are favorites?
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Where style and magic come meet

When we heard Disney was teaming up with one of our favorite kids’ clothing brands, Peek Kids, we knew there was magic in the air. With a handful of designs for kids that any little Disney fan will adore, the collection is modern, yet whimsical, using classic Disney quotes and Mickey-inspired silhouettes on tees for both kids and babies.

For moms who have kiddos who still refuse to take off the shirt that you bought them at Disneyland — two years ago — you’ll rejoice at this fresh line of Disney goodies from a brand that you already love and trust, Peek. Beyond the designs, each tee is made with that deliciously soft cotton that Peek is known for, making them an instant favorite.

Check out some of the new designs, with kid-friendly styles and shoes to match, and visit your local Peek store to see the entire collection. Pieces from the Peek Kids-Disney collaboration can also be found online at PeekKids.com, or at Nordstrom, online and in select stores.

For the Mickey Mouse fans

Disney Collection Peek Boys

Shirt: Disney Collection Do It Well Tee, Peek, $34
Pants: Slouch Twill Jeans, Peek, $50
Shoes: Adidas ZX 850 Sneakers, Nordstrom, $47 (on sale)

For the girls who are all about Minnie

Disney Collection Peek Kids Girls

Shirt: Disney Collection Impossible Tee, Peek, $42
Skirt: Betsy Skirt, Peek, $68
Shoes: Girls’ Glitter Slip-On Sneakers, J.Crew, $68

 Are you in love with this collection, like we are?
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