Kids fashion blog: Top 5 Valentine's Day gifts for kids - Part 1

My top 5 Valentine's Day picks for the little loves in your life! In case you missed my earlier posts, check out Valentine's Day outfit inspiration and cute tops for little girls.

1. These stylish Plush Dolls, crafted in NYC, are made with natural fabrics and up-cycled cashmere sweater/soft merino wool for the hair. Each doll is cut to order and has its own personality to share and story to tell!

2. Dribble Droolers Burp Cloth, Rocco the Racoon. These unique cloths (made out of flannel and terry cloth) are available in a variety of animals. Who would have thought that cleaning baby's drool could get so exciting with these fun burp cloths!

3. Fluoro Heart Print. This simple yet vibrant print is the perfect home decor to add love to a room.

4. Hugo Loves Tiki Cherry Sweater. This eye-catching sweater is made from 100% organic cotton, making it the perfect cozy piece for the colder winter months.

5. Love Eyes Geo Doll Coral Necklace. The cutest accessory for Valentine's Day! Made from hand-painted wooden beads, these necklaces are made to order and ready to wear.


Children's Fashion Blog: Girls Jacquard Dress

This little love of mine is THREE years old today! Whoa, how did this happen!? 

For her birthday photo shoot at the studio, she was more interested in pistachios than pictures. And rightfully so. Why stand and pose for mama when there are a million better things to do in this little curious world. Right? And anyway, it's so fun photographing them in their own element (umm, moody moments)! 

She was really interested in wearing this dress, though. Just until about a few weeks ago, she would be completely OK with me picking her outfit, and would never fuss about wearing a skirt or a dress. Not any more, nuh-uh. She wants to wear what her sister wears and thinks wearing skirts and dresses is cool. I have never bought velvety jacquard dresses for any of them before but I saw this dress, and I could just picture Ona wear it! It's so her!

Dress: Zara


Kids Fashion Blog: One skirt, Three Outfits

We love to freshen up a skirt by wearing it with different tops to keep it feeling new every time!  Here are three ways you can style this polka dot skirt for a new vibe every time.

With a chambray for a casual look:

 Top: Gap (Similar here)
 Skirt: H&M

With this geometric sweatshirt for a cool play on shapes:

Top: Zara

With this fuzzy sweater for a comfy cute style in the colder months:

Top: Forever 21

Here's a picture of N wearing this cute colorblock fuzzy sweater. Such a monkey and so not interested in being at the studio!

For more inspiration, see more of one skirt, three outfits


Kids Fashion Blog: Mix and Match Mania

I have blogged this mix and match kids style earlier, but just wanted to give another up, close and personal look here. This top is one of my favorite pieces in N's closet. The fabric feels so soft and the color combination and style are so unique. Such a simple and sophisticated look! What do you think?

Top: Raspberry Plum available here
Skort: J. Crew


Children's Fashion Blog: Girls Pinafore Dress

Pinafore dresses look so adorable on little girls. And this dress is so springy and cute! There are multiple ways to wear and style this depending on the weather.

- with or without tights/leggings
- with a peter pan collar top or a simple round neck top
- with a cute denim or bomber jacket
- with flats, boots, or oxford flats

We styled it with a simple chambray shirt, and love the way it looks. I would have ideally paired it with a white peter pan collar top, but N decided chambray so chambray it was! This dress is currently on sale at Zara* so there is still time to grab it if you love it as much as we do.

*Sometimes Zara kids sizes run small so just keep that in mind. N is 4.5 (and average height) and this dress is size 6. I did not buy this online so just by looking at the dress I could tell, size 6 would fit her perfectly. 

Jumpsuit: Zara
Shoes: Zara


Children's Fashion Blog : Bobo Choses SS16

I am still loving everything in Bobo Choses' SS16 collection.  The cold temps in Boston have me dreaming of the days where tank tops and shorts take the place of down coats.  I can't wait to mix and match these cool colors and styles, and hang out on a warm coastline. Have you bought your Bobo yet?

Shop the collection: Shan and Toad

Kids fashion blog: Culotte Game Strong

We are loving the playful style of culottes for our little ones right now.

Top: Forever 21 (Similar here)
Bottoms: Zara
Shoes: Zara

For more culotte styling inspiration:


Children's Fashion Blog: Bobo Choses SS16 is here!

Bobo Choses' art-inspired collection Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) launched literally a few hours ago! What can I say about this collection? Let's just say I am totally in love. It's like the little creative and curious world of children is packaged and bundled up all in this contemporary collection. The colorful and unique pieces offer myriad mix and match choices. It is seriously very hard to pick favorites but I created my outfit combinations, and will be sharing a few options with you over the course of the week. Hope you enjoy the collection as much as I do!

Shop the collection: Shan and Toad


Top 5 valentine's day inspired girls tops: part 2

According to N, her favorite holiday is Valentine's Day. Well, it's not even a real holiday but this year it's on Sunday so it kind of is. My husband and I are not into celebrating Valentine's Day and buying gifts and flowers etc, but this year, since the girls are so excited, I am thinking of doing something simple and special. And why not? It's the little things.

And of course, for me, it starts with picking a cute outfit or top, and then planning the rest of it. I will be heading to Playtime New York that weekend so we'll may be bake and celebrate before hand. But first things first: these cute tops! I posted part 1 of Valentine's Day inspired tops earlier this week, and today there's more outfit inspiration for your little girls.

If you like non-cheesy, subtle and neutral clothing for your girls like me, these are great choices. Cute and simple yet appropriate for the occasion. Have you picked your Valentine's Day outfit for your kids yet? Please share your favorite picks in comments below. 

Shop the tops:

1. Target
5. Boden


Children's Fashion Blog: Breton or bust

We are a huge fan of Breton stripes around here!  It's always been a part of my and the girls' closets. So obviously when I saw this classic yet trendy striped dress with pleats and pockets, I had to have it! It's such a simple, no-fuss dress and looks great on both girls. It's actually N's size but O loves wearing it too. The dress is also very versatile and can be accessorized with flats, boots, loafers, and sneakers.

Dress from H&M.  Shop similar styles herehere, and here.

I am a mix and match maniac so I styled this dress with my favorite neon girls loafers to add a pop of color!

Add a denim or quilted jacket for chillier days.

Photo via J. Crew


top 5 valentine's day inspired girls tops: part 1

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and we're getting in the spirit by wearing our hearts on our clothing.  Here are five cute and festive heart print tops to help you celebrate this holiday.

Shop the tops:

1. J.Crew
2. J.Crew
3. Zara
4. H&M
5. Zara

Children's Fashion Blog: One Skirt, Three Outfits

Sometimes it's hard to change up an outfit you keep going back to because you love it so much. A simple switch in a top can bring an old piece back to life and make it feel fresh again. Here are three similar ways to style this cute skirt, so it can be worn frequently without feeling too repetitious. And creative styling is also a very practical approach when it comes to kids' clothing as they grow up fast and sizes change so often.

This sweater is perfect for the cold months ahead.  It's a great way to cozy up this skirt for a comfortable but stylish look.

Sweater: Forever 21
Skirt: Hanna Andersson

This animal print top is perfect for a casual and playful look.

Top: Forever 21 (Similar Here)

Another casual and playful look, while the yellow brings a new, vibrant feel. The heart appliqué is perfect for anything from a playdate with friends to a Valentine's date with dad.

Top: H&M



Top 5 2016 Style Goals

With 2016 officially here, all this talk of resolutions has me making my own goals for this coming year - style goals that is.  From mastering the half tuck to adding more accessories, here are my style resolutions to ensure a chic year.

The Half-Tuck

Left: J.Crew
Right: Lovely-Pepa

More Belts (especially belting coats)

Image via ba&sh

The Perfect Messy Bun

Image via Pinterest

More Accessories (and keeping the outfits simple)

Geek Chic Glasses

Image via exPress-o
What are your top style resolutions this year?


Children's Style and Fashion Blog: Mix and Match Monday

A few favorites mixed and matched. I love this unique color palette -- kind of reminds me of Pantone 2016 Color Report. This confetti top is so feminine and fun for little girls, and the textured color block skirt adds simple sophistication to the outfit. Rounding off the look with comfortable sandals.

It's snowing in Boston as we speak, but I am sure it's warm and springy somewhere in the world : )

kids style

Blouse: lulaland
Sandals: Zuzii