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Category : Kids Fashion

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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The school countdown is on

Can you hear that back-to-school clock ticking yet? If you have kids who wear uniforms to school each day, you’re probably starting to hear it in the faint distance, as you know that it takes some prep, long before your kids actually hit the halls. We’ve pulled together some school uniform necessities for fresh basics, uniform-approved accessories and shoes that will hit the mark.

School uniform basics for girls and boys

Shopping around a bit can easily lead you to finding the school uniform basics that are best for your kids. Just like with play clothes, sometimes a shirt doesn’t fit right in the shoulders or the zipper of a dress hits in the wrong spot on the back of her neck. Kids can be particular about what they wear and school uniforms are not an exception.

School Uniform Checklist for Boys

For boys, make sure you add these items to your school uniform checklist:

  • An active fleece or sweatshirt that he can play in with ease
  • A dressier sweater for picture days and in-school events
  • Shorts for days that are just too hot for pants
  • Undershirts to wear beneath his button-down shirts

Pictured above:
Boys Pique Uniform Polo 4-Packs, Old Navy, $20
Shawl Neck Sweatshirt, GAP, $23
Chino Uniform Shorts, The Children’s Place, $18
School Uniform Boys’ T-100 Half-Zip Sweatshirt, Lands’ End, $25

School Uniform Basics for Girls

For girls, don’t forget to add these items to your school uniform checklist:

  • Something to play in outdoors that you won’t worry about getting dirty
  • A cardigan or two for adding to sleeveless uniform dresses
  • An alternative to dresses and skirts
  • Appropriate bloomers or leggings to keep covered when she plays

Pictured above:
Cable Knit Cardigan, GAP, $30
School Uniform Girls’ Down Vest, Lands’ End, $39
Pleated Jumper, GAP, $33
Girls’ Pleated Uniform Skort, 2-Pack, Old Navy, $30

Accessories to make them shine

School Uniform Accessories

Oftentimes, accessories are the only way kids can truly jazz up their school uniforms and show a bit of personality in their clothing… especially as they get older. First and foremost, follow your school’s guidelines about how they can add accessories to make their uniform their own.

Pictured above:
Seattle Strapped Fit Socks, Strideline, $14 (other cities available)
Girls Skinny Fashion Belt in Silver Glitter, Old Navy, $8
Personalized Preppy Headband in Navy, Gisella’s Designs via Etsy, $18
Luxe Star Knee-High Socks, GAP, $10 for a 2-pack
Boys’ Whale Tie Clip, J.Crew, $30

Black, brown and not-so-boring shoes

School Uniform Shoes

Does your kids’ school require that they wear brown or black shoes? And, are your kids bored of the same old shoes that make them feel like they’re wearing, well, a uniform everyday? Mix it up a little with these styles that will pass their school’s dress code, but that will put a little kick in their step, too.

Top row: (left to right)
Flex Naomi, Pediped, $49
Sperry Top-Sider Kids Bahama Sequins, Zappos.com, $50
Clarks Genius Love, OnlineShoes.com, $60

Bottom row: (left to right)
Adidas Kids Daroga Leather, Zappos.com, $50
Woven Slip-On Sneakers, GAP, $30
Keen Sorrento, OnlineShoes.com, $45

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Pediped is hot, hot, hot for summer

Check out what’s new and hot this summer from one of our favorite shoe brands for kids, Pediped. They have sandals and cool water-friendly shoes that will keep your adventures fun and easy, all summer long.

And, they aren’t just for babies anymore

When my daughter (who is nearly 10 now!) was a baby and a teeny tot, I loved Pediped. They were so soft and flexible on her learning-to-walk-feet, while still giving her the look of wearing a real shoe. I remember when she grew out of her last pair, without a bigger size to grow into and it was devastating for this shoe-loving mom.

When Pediped told me that they now serve kids in shoe sizes all of the way up to Youth 4/4.5 with their Flex line, I was thrilled and excited to try them for my preschooler and kindergartner, knowing that they’d be the same Pedipeds that I’d loved years earlier.

A summer must-have: Water shoes with style

Pediped Water Shoes

Finally, a pair of water shoes that are cool and, that he can wear outside of the beach or water park without skipping a step. Everett immediately fell in love with the Pediped Flex Sahara and it was actually a full week before he even took them in the water, realizing how cool they were both in and out.

I appreciated that we could pack these shoes as our one-and-only pair for our daily summer adventures — Everett could wear them to a park playdate in the morning, then straight to a dentist appointment in the afternoon and literally into the water at our local splash pad to cool down in the evening. My favorite part about these shoes? That even when they are wet, they go on easily.

Sweet and sassy summer shoes for girls

Pediped Summer Shoes for Girls

I am not exaggerating when I tell you that from the moment the Flex Lynn Pedipeds arrived in the mail, my daughter, Meg, hasn’t taken them off. As a girl whose feet are moving and wiggling and dancing and jumping the most in our family, comfort is essential, especially with sandals and these fit the bill. First of all, they are gorgeous — her eyes lit up as soon as they came out of the box and she gave a wholehearted 6-year-old swoon over their shiny silver color and pretty sequins (Mom note: The sequins have actually stayed on these shoes, rather than rubbed off in the first five minutes, like usual!).

Pediped Summer Shoes for Girls

Despite her love for their physical appearance, what I could tell Meg really adored about Pediped’s Flex Lynn Sandals was that they were comfortable — you can even see the cushioning on the foot bed of the shoes — and that they were a breeze to get on and off, with Velcro on both the top and bottom straps for super easy adjustments.

More summer favorites from Pediped

Pediped for Summer

No matter where your summer adventures take you and your kids this year, there is a Pediped to help — from his aunt’s wedding to hitting the trails with dad to learning to ride a bike without training wheels. These are just a few of our favorite styles from Pediped’s summer collection, all which are new this year.

1. Pediped Flex Bree in Bubblegum, $40
2. Pediped Original Mirabella in Silver, $35
3. Pediped Grip ‘n’ Go Riddell in Teal, $48
4. Pediped Grip ‘n’ Go Martin in Navy/Green, $48
5. Pediped Original Martin in Chocolate Brown, $35
6. Pediped Flex Rio in Grey/Lime, $39 (on sale)

Do you have a pair of Pediped you love?

Shoes were provided for review from Pediped. All sassy opinions are my own.

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Meet Malin and Josephine

Kid Street Style- Malin and Josephine

Up next in our kid street style series are two cute sisters that have got their style down. With a combination of patterns and colors that take toddler and preschool style to a whole new level, Malin and Josephine, who live in the Bay Area, are worth checking out.

When mom love clothes

Kid Street Style

Photo credit: Bettina Crawford Photography

While Josephine, who is 18-months-old and Malin, who just turned four, certainly have their own favorites in their closet (Malin in particular!), their stylish, creative mama, Denise, plays a bit of a hand in their style as well. With a degree and background in fashion merchandising (Psst! She used to work at Barney’s!), Denise loves dressing them and calls their look “tomboy chic meets urban hipster.”

Denise shares with us, “Malin has started to develop her own style, which has been fun to watch grow. She loves mixing patterns and colors, as well as picking out her own outfits and even outfits for her sister and myself.”

Where to shop

Kid Street Style

Photo credit: Bettina Crawford Photography

With looks that certainly didn’t come off of the rack, Denise shares her favorite places to shop for the girls. “I have grown an appreciation for small business owners and for other mamas who are doing this,” Denise, who owns an Etsy shop, Wiselooks, tells us. “I’ve found so many great companies via Etsy and Instagram where I love to buy clothes for the girls.”

Some of Denise’s favorite shops for clothes and accessories for Malin and Josephine include Duchess and Lion (Instagram: @duchessandlionco), James Vincent (Instagram: @jamesvincentdesignco) and Neve/Hawk (Instagram: @neveandhawk).

For basics and staples, Denise hits up her favorite mainstream shops to fill-in Malin and Josephine’s wardrobes, such as GAP, Peek, American Apparel, and Zara.

Get Malin and Josephine’s look

Kid Street Style

To recreate Malin and Josephine’s kid street style look for your own girl, give some of these pieces a try.

Brown Floral Headscarf, Wiselooks via Etsy, $15
Brown Sugar Soft Linen and Dots Bloomies, James Vincent, $35
Kids Printed Cotton Spandex Jersey Short Sleeve Leotard, American Apparel, $26
Salt Water Sandals, Zappos, $30

For more looks inspired by these stylish girls

Keep up with these stylin’ sisters on their mama’s Instagram account, @wiselooksmama, where she regularly posts sweet pictures of the girls and always tags the brands that they are wearing. You can also find Denise on her Etsy Shop, Wiselooks.

Do you have a little one with street style? Let us know!
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The royal baby turns 1!

Prince George Birthday Photo

 Photo credit: John Stillwell, AP

It was a year ago that the entire world seemed to be on “royal baby watch,” anticipating the arrival of the offspring of the beloved Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton. And, eventually he did arrive, on July 22, 2013 — with nearly as much media attention as the royal wedding itself — as the Prince of Cambridge, George Alexander Louis. Since then, we’ve been watching the adorable Prince George grow, devouring glimpses of him when we could and learning how Kate is a regular mum (Royals, they’re just like us, right?).

With the arrival of his first birthday today, Prince George has captured our hearts again with this sweet photograph released by the royal family, showing the Prince walking, unassisted, for the first time to the public. Happy birthday, sweet George!

Get the look: Prince George’s birthday style

Prince George First Birthday Style

The overalls that Prince George is wearing are obviously being coveted by moms around the world right now. While some sources are claiming they are sold out, we did find an online retailer who has a few pair in stock. The very sweet Petit Bateau Forcing Striped Overalls are actually on sale on Look.com right now for $45. But, if you want a pair, grab them as soon as you can, because they’re not going to last! Some great alternatives include the Petit Bateau Light Denim Overalls ($48, limited quantities) and even Old Navy’s Railroad-Striped Overalls ($17).

Prince George’s little polo-style shirt is simple as can be. In a classic navy, you can easily pick up one at your favorite place to shop for your little guy. Or, it’s likely that he already has one in his closet. We used an Old Navy Uniform Polo ($7) because they are always a steal and fit well. You may want to consider a polo-style onesie to keep it pulled down and smooth under his overalls, like the Ralph Lauren Cotton Layette Bodysuit ($25), which is also monogrammable, a detail that we’re sure the Duke and Duchess would approve of.

For the perfect just-walking shoes, we matched Prince George’s outfit with Pediped’s Original Martin Shoes ($35). These are a bit sportier than the classic British Early Days Alex Pre-Walkers that Prince George appears to be wearing, but they’re also much more practical. To be worn with or without basic navy socks, they do double-duty for any prince, allowing him to cruise in comfort as he’s learning to walk, as well as being stylish. We think the green stitching on the Pedipeds are a nice addition of a pop of color!

What do you think of Prince George’s style?
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A summertime tradition

When life gives you lemons… you convince your mom to help you make lemonade for a lemonade stand, of course! These sweet lemonade stand-worthy outfits for kids will surely have her selling out in no time.

Dress for success

Lemonade Stand Style 1. Lemon One-Piece Romper, GAP, $18 2. Local Hat, Tiny Whales, $18 3. Lemons Make Lemonade Tee, kate&james, $20 4. Organic Knot Lemon Print Headband & Organic Lemon Print Shorts, Little Big Dreamers, $14-18 5. Faye Skirt, Peek, $36 6. Mini Boden Washed Summer Sport Shirt, Nordstrom, $21-32 7. Lemonade Ruffle Tank, Crazy 8, $8

Lemonade stand style… all year long

While lemonade stands tend to be a seasonal venture, you can keep these lemonade stand-inspired styles in your little entrepreneurs’ closets all year long. Despite having a distinct summery feel, they can transition into fall with an added layer over or under each piece. How sweet would that lightweight yellow skirt look with a pair of thick, knit charcoal ribbed tights and a chunky cardigan? Or, add a soft, long-sleeved white thermal tee to that handsome yellow gingham shirt for an outfit that he can wear as he plans his next money-making summer gig.

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Put a little style into their 4th of July

If there was ever a holiday for bright and colorful outfits, the 4th of July is it! But, just because this star-spangled holiday is all about going all-American, that doesn’t mean you have to plaster your kids in the American flag to achieve your 4th of July style. Check out these pieces that will dress you little guys and sweet girls in cool patriotic style, without looking like you walked straight out of Uncle Sam’s closet.

For the girls

4th of July Girl Style

Edie Dress, Pink Chicken, $56
Printed Gauze Sundress, Old Navy, $18
Star Printed Denim Bubble Short, GAP, $25
Red Glitter Tiny TOMS Mary Janes, TOMS, $38
Mimmi Slip On Sneaker, Hanna Andersson, $35

You can have so much fun with fireworks-inspired outfits for girls on 4th of July. Break out the sequins and don’t be afraid to do some mix-and-matching of patterns for your mini-firecracker! The best part? All of these pieces can easily be worn on their own, or in other outfits, post-4th of July.

For the boys

4th of July Boy Style

Henley Shirt, H&M, $13
Boys Independence Shirt, Peek, $28
Graphic Boys T-Shirt, Mini Boden, $21
Striped Matchback Shorts, The Children’s Place, $13
Native Jefferson Kids, Native Shoes, $32

Your little guy probably already has some 4th of July-ready clothes to pick from in his closet, since reds and blues are already hot on the boy-style scene. If you’re looking for something fresh to brighten up his wardrobe for the holiday, use one of these cool items to inspire a new outfit. Don’t forget to grab anything nautical-inspired, which is super hot in boys’ clothes right now and can also easily work for some Americana child style for 4th of July.

Tips for 4th of July child style

Start with these tips for easy, fun fireworks-worthy outfits for your kids for the 4th:

  • Go to the source first: Start with what they already have in their closets! It’s likely that your kids already have a piece or two to get you started on their 4th of July outfits, including some good old jeans shorts or a sweet chambray dress from spring.
  • Stars verses stripes: While you’ll likely come across far more stripes to pick from in the stores, it will be hard to resist a pop of star patterns for their 4th of July outfits. If you’re going for a toned-down, casual 4th of July look, we suggest sticking to one pattern — either stars or stripes — to keep things simple and chic.
  • Don’t forget about white: Using white in their 4th of July outfits may be dangerous (hello, ketchup!), but it also provides a nice, clean outfit palate for adding fun 4th of July patterns. For example, start with a cute white eyelet sundress for your little girl, adding as much 4th of July glitz and glam as you please in the rest of her outfit.
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Stock up of these stylish summer accessories for kids

Summertime is finally here and we’re ditching what’s in for the school year and replacing it with what’s in for summer fun. These summer accessories for kids are at the top of our style-must-haves, so stock up on what your kids will need to keep them cool, hip and happening, all summer long!

Stylish summer accessory #1: Goggles

Summer Accessories for Kids

For kids who think swim goggles are an absolute summer must-have, they’re going to do back flips (off the diving board, of course!), over the collection from Bling2O. Your kids will loved that these goggles are decked out — covered in cupcake sprinkles, heart-shaped bling and more — and you’ll love that they fit your kids’ little faces well in the pool and that they come with cases to avoid crushed lenses in the bottom of swim bags.

Top: Bling2O Raspberry Cheesecake Sprinkle Swim Goggles, Nordstrom, $22
Middle: Bling2O Sea Monster Swim Goggles, Nordstrom, $22
Bottom: Bling2O Peppermint Swirl Heart Shaped Swim Goggles, Nordstrom, $22

Stylish summer accessory #2: Bathing caps

Summer Accessories for Kids

Dolphin & Shark Swim Caps, Pottery Barn Kids, $16 each

Three cheers for moms who have kids who will wear swim caps — they can be a lifesaver for little ones with long hair who love to be in the pool. If they still need a little convincing, this swimmingly cool swim cap duo from Pottery Barn Kids might catch their eyes, available in a dolphin for her and a shark for him. They do make you swim much faster, right, Mom? (Wink, wink!)

Stylish summer accessory #3: Beach towels

Kids' Summer Accessories Kids’ Lobster Shaped Beach Towel & Kids’ Seahorse Shaped Beach Towel, Lands’ End, $26 each

So many summers, so many beach towels. Grabbing some new towels at the beginning of summer is a fun way to kick-off the season… and we know that you’re missing half of the ones you bought last year anyway. These unique-shaped beach towels from Lands’ End will catch your kids’ eyes and will put an end to the “Mom, where’s my towel?” shouts at the local pool — these will be easy to spot!

Stylish summer accessory #4: Swim Fins

Summer Accessories for KidsMermaid Fin, Finis, $32 & Wave Monofin, Finis, $60

When it comes to summer accessories for kids, we’re guessing that accessories that will teach them to be a mermaid or a dolphin are going to win, flippers down. But, not only are these flippers cool, they will also serve double-duty in the lake or pool, helping to teach your little swimmers even more confidence and build more strength while they’re in the water. (Psst! These can both be extended up to adult sizes too, so give take them on a spin yourself… after your little ones have retired for the night!)

What are the must-have summer accessories in your home?
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7 summer dresses for girls

My favourite time of the year has finally come! I am a huge fan of summer fashion for myself and for my kidlets. No more bundling up in bulky coats, boots, scarves and mittens. No, just put on a light, comfortable summer outfit in a beautiful bright colour and you’re good to go for a day of fun in the sun! What is my top must-have for my daughter’s summer wardrobe? Adorable summer dresses, of course! My daughter loves to enjoy herself outdoors as much as she can during the summer months. She is constantly rolling down grassy hills, building sandcastles, jumping through sprinklers and going for bike rides. But, she also loves to wear fun and stylish clothing.

Dresses are a great wardrobe item to have when the temperatures rise. They’re cool, cute and perfect to throw on first thing in the morning and go! We’re always on the lookout for great dresses that can last through many days of play but still look adorable, and this summer season I’ve found some lovely ones! Take a look at these seven great dresses that your little girl will absolutely live in this summer!

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Mini Boden Daisy Summer Dress
GAP Kids Stripe drawstring dress
Organic cotton summer dress
Hanna Andersson In The Mix Sundress
Tea Collection Medina dress
Hatley scattered anchor dress
Girls embroidered cotton gauze dress

1)Mini Boden Daisy summer dress – $36 – This dress is a beautiful pop of colour that’s perfect for a breezy summer day! This whimsical dress is a great addition to a little girl’s summer wardrobe.

2)GAP Kids stripe drawstring dress – $26 – I love the nautical feel of this striped dress! Lightweight and sleeveless and ready for the playground!

3)Organic cotton summer dress – $38 – How sweet is this floral dress? Made with organic cotton, it is light and airy and a summer staple for your little girl.

4)Hanna Andersson In The Mix sundress – $42 – I love the pairing of these two different prints on this dress! The vibrant yellow and bright blue are a great combination that just screams “summertime!”

5)Tea Collection Medina beach sundress – $39 – I can just imagine my little girl wearing this dress while having a picnic in the park. It is made of 100% cotton, so it’s fabulous for hot summer days.

6)Hatley Scattered Anchors jersey dress – $39 – This is another nautical pick that is great for a beach day or a day spent by the pool. Comfy and extremely durable material — a must for summer clothing!

7)Embroidered Cotton Gauze dress – $22 – When I think of summer dresses, I think of dresses like this! Gorgeous bright colours and lightweight, gauzy material that can be worn during a scorching summer day and paired with a sweater or jacket when it cools down in the evening.

What are your little girls’ summer wardrobe staples? What shops are your favourite for adorable summer dresses?
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The ultimate Father’s Day gift for Dad: Declaring your love

Who is the hardest person in your house to shop for, even when it comes to a holiday that’s dedicated to him? That’s right… the dads! Grab one of these adorable Father’s Day shirts for your kiddos to sport on Father’s Day that are the perfect add-on to whatever you get Dad for his special day. They’ll easily make even the hardest dad become an instant softy. Don’t forget, there also great alternatives to each of these shirts to celebrate the other father figures in your child’s life as well. Check out the grandpa, great-grandpa and uncle shirts, too!

Father’s Day shirts that will make Dad smile

Fathers Day Shirts for Kids

1. Father’s Day Shirt for Girls, Cara’s Playground via Etsy, $30
2. Keep Calm and Hug Daddy Shirt, Humor Apparel via Etsy, $10
3. Dad Makes Me Smile Puff-Sleeve Graphic Tee, Old Navy, $9
4. I Love My Dad Tees, Old Navy, $6
5. Father’s Day Shirt, TNTees via Etsy, $28
6. Father’s Day Shirt for Boys, Cara’s Playground via Etsy, $30
7. Woodgrain Father’s Day Tattoo Shirt, Charlie and Sarah via Etsy, $30

Do you have Father’s Day outfits planned for your kids?
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