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POSTED Nov 15, 2010

Top 5 Ways to Keep Your Little Boy warm

You don’t have to be a meteorologist to figure out that the temps are dropping. And they are dropping with much quickness. There was even a day last week where I had to bypass the fall jacket and ask my daughter to don the down.

With months of this on the horizon, here are the Top 5 coats to keep your fashionable little man toasty. Even when he’s on the horizon, sled by his feet and a snowball in his hand.

appaman blackThe popular Appaman is the perfect example of a comfy puff of warmth. A winter favorite, these down coats are a must for fighting against the winter winds (and snowball fights).

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Winter to us usually means runny noses, which is why I giggle at this Snowcoat kids parka from French label Finger in the Nose (hee hee). The detachable faux-fur trim and gold hardware is chic, and the shiny body is puffed with French duck down and feathers.

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Warmth is a luxury that your child deserves, and this Boy’s Down-Filled Coat from ADD Italy is both luxurious and warm. For less windy days, detach the Raccoon Trim hood.

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When you gotta move, you gotta move. This shiny vest (best in red and blue) from ADD Italy lets him do just that. The down-filled sleeveless design keeps him warm but free to move—perfect for when he must throw a zinger snowball right off his big brother’s head.

albumVery rarely do you actually see unique style in a kid’s winter coat. That is until this Lina kimono coat from Italy’s Album di Famiglia. It’s almost a cozy comforter masquerading as a coat. It’s wind and rain resistant, filled with goose down, with easy-on-easy-off tie.

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Baby, You’re a Star!

POSTED Nov 13, 2010

yhst-87491494023326_2128_82900377You’re a star, you’re a star, you’re a beautiful star! There are countless songs that celebrate the beauty of stars.  And it’s with good reason, too.  Sure, they may be glowing balls of gas millions of light years away but to us mere mortals these celestial bodies are ethereal incandescence incarnate.  Stars are what you wish upon when you need help the most.  They are guiding forces that navigate us through water and land – just ask any soldier or sailor.  They are a million sparkling winks sent from high above your head, encouraging you to believe in magic.  They are beauty and radiance.  Of course, there’s a reason some actors are merely actors, while others are Movie Stars!

Continue your starry-eyed admiration by celebrating your lovely home star with these winsome and fabulous Girl Star Leggings by Le BIG.  Made with 80% organic cotton, these Dutch made leggings will feel right as rain in your little girl’s wardrobe.  Leggings make the perfect staple for cooler weather and with these contrasting patterned cuties (available in black and blue, or gray and blue) you’ll be all set. The Girl Star Leggings work well with cardigans, tiny tunics and dresses.  And who says leggings are only play wear?  Add some kicky mary janes, a turtle neck and hat and you’ve got a terrific fall look.

Good morning star shine, fashion says hello!

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I See You

POSTED Nov 8, 2010

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One of my biggest fears is losing my daughter in a store. She’s at the age where she’s has her own agenda. That agenda, unfortunately, doesn’t always mean staying right next to me. She loves to explore. And those adventures are usually in a different aisle than mommy is.

Sometimes I miss those days where she was confined to an infant carrier. I would place her down, walk away (not super far, don’t worry), come back, and there she was. Right where I put her.

Nowadays when we go somewhere with crowds, I try to dress her as brightly as I can, just so I can keep track of her easily. That’s why I loved these fantastic plaid baby trousers by Opus. Even though they’re for those tiny babes (you know, those who stay put when you ask them to), the loud pattern is a delightfully happy display of look-at-me colors.

As if their loud screams and giggles aren’t enough to draw your attention to your little one, the tiny bright checks on these pants are anything but subtle. The cross patterns of primary colored plaids have some serious “I’m right here” appeal that just makes you smile.

As my daughter grows, I’m sure her height (which is in the 90 percentile) will become my focal point on finding her in crowd. Until then, we’re pulling out the neon, little girl. Consider it your “see and be seen” fashion moment.

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How Old Are You, Anyway?

POSTED Oct 29, 2010

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My daughter had this little dress when she was a year old. It was a tan corduroy shirtdress that had a little tie belt. My husband used to call it her “going to work” dress. Like she needed a briefcase and a cell phone in her hand to complete the outfit.

For some reason, there are certain pieces of clothing that when kids wear them, they just look like miniature grownups. Like us, only smaller. Jeans are one for me, too. Whenever she dons the denim, my little daughter turns into a big girl. Jeans age her for some reason, and she becomes a mini-me.

Estella’s Embroidered Elbow Patch Sweater is a fine example of these time-travel treasures. Imported from Nepal and made in 100% wool, this sweater has a “big dude meets little dude” feel to it. The relaxed cut and extreme softness really looks like it belongs on your buddy. He’s the guy who comes over to hang out, watch the game, and maybe stay for dinner.

But what throw me into a gigglefest are the mismatched, embroidered elbow patches. They bring you back down to reality with the most playful contrasting colors and little “x” patterns. No big dude you would invite over to watch the game would ever wear that…unless he was a little dude. And the game was Candyland.

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Whooo Do You Love?

POSTED Oct 28, 2010

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They say that foxes are this year’s owls.  You can see fuzzy nosed little red foxes prancing around in everything and everywhere from purses to socks to cookie jars but who are they, anyway and what do they know?  Owls are a hoot!  Barn owl, elf owl, snowy owl, screech owl – you don’t care.  You love them “owl.” O.K., that last pun was pretty bad.  The point is you have never seen an owl you didn’t like.   And apparently, the love of all things owls runs in the genes.  Just the other day, after discovering her big brother’s copy of “Owl Babies” your little gal asked you to read it and read it again, and again, and once more…

Celebrate all things owl with Shirin‘s gorgeously simple and striking Girl’s Striped Owl Print Dress.  Talk about making a statement!  This fabulous dress features subtle stripping, roomy short sleeves and a white barn owl perfectly nestled against a rich brown background. Made with a terrific blend of fabrics which create a silky soft feeling, your little can practically feel and hear feathers rustling against her skin.    A lovely addition to any fall wardrobe — just add a cardigan, some leggings or tights and your baby girl is ready to go.

Whooo do you love?  Well, it’s pretty obvious isn’t it?

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