little style of the day: affordable finds at The Children’s Place

little style of the day

As the mom of a 5 year old little girl and 9 month old baby boy, I love searching for stylish essentials to mix and match with the kids’ current wardrobes (which, I might add, are much larger than mine).

Check out some of our fun AND affordable finds from The Children’s Place

Baby Boy

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Skinny Jeans

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Color Pop Mid-Top Sneaker

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Gingham Shirt

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Striped Bow Tie

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Skull Baseball Hat

Girls

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Bubble Hem Trench

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Skinny Jeans

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Icon Sweatshirt

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Pompom Striped Ballet Flat

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Silver Quilted Saddle Bag

Plus, receive a FREE plush bunny now thru January, 31st (while supplies last) with any in-store purchase of $75 or more.

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Little Style Finder was not compensated for this post, but did receive a sample Bunny. All opinions expressed are my own.

little style of the day: a size too small

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A Size 2 Small was developed by two friends who shared the same idea of how they wanted kids to dress. That idea was adult styled clothing, sized to fit little ones.

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This small online boutique is carefully curated by the pair. Our favorite part- they hand-pick each item ranging from shoes, clothing, accessories, decor and more – but only items they truly feel they  would purchased for themselves.

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And so it goes. A Size 2 Small will continue to pick and hunt for items both old and new to give your kids an amazing selection of items to wear and use. Vowing to find items that you’d wear or use – if only they weren’t a size (or more) too small.

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Don’t forget to check out the FOUND items- the result of their compulsive thrifting and garage sale-ing habit.  A Size 2 Small loves the thrill of the hunt and takes pride in finding one-of-a-kind items for your little ones.

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little style of the day: pipopipo

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pipopipo (pronounced pee-po pee-po), a baby and toddler apparel and accessory company for fashionable kids aged five and under, launches its brand with one-of-a-kind infant socks sets that keep your little one’s toes warm, while entertaining them with the pipopipo friends adorable and irresistibly squeezable 3D faces.

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The collection features the signature pipopipo friends – whimsical characters-  Aster, Busby, Lin, Mimi, Ruby and Hana- epitomizing all the best about childhood: fun, adventure and imagination.

Additionally, these characters truly come to life through its interactive Web site, an online entertainment destination featuring storytelling and age-­‐appropriate content for children 5 and under. Original comics  are also posted daily on their Facebook and Twitter pages.

little style of the day: laugh brand

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“You have to start somewhere to make a difference anywhere.”

We are pleased to introduce you to Laugh, a new designer children’s apparel brand that is as stylish as they are compassionate.  The vision for Laugh was inspired when one of their co-founders, Laura Wirgler, traveled to Southeast Asia and witnessed the effects of child trafficking and exploitation first hand. Returning home with a passion to help in a meaningful way, the dream of Laugh was born to give back to fight against this injustice. Therefore, they are giving 30% of all profits to fight child trafficking and exploitation.

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Their clothes are designed to both capture the imagination and whimsical spirit of children, and help busy mom’s feel great about buying clothes that help kids globally.  We are particularly fond of the uber-soft tees and stretch denim.  Laugh fashions are priced affordably enough that customers never have to sacrifice great fashion to be a good citizen.

Learn more about the Laugh brand movement.

Little Street Style: Getting Winteractive with Tristin & Tyler

Little Style Finder is thrilled to have Tiffany, mom of super stylish twins and stars of “Tales from the City,” Tristin & Tyler, share their favorite cold weather wears for this winter season.SONY DSC

As the mom of 9 year-old twins Tristin and Tyler who have a fashion blog and their own web series about saving the planet, we are always out and about in NYC.

If your kids are anything like mine, they still want to play outside when the weather is cold. Are you a parent that bundles the kids up with layers so they look like the  Michelin man, or are you like me who goes for warmth that’s breathable? Well if you want to let your kids move a little, here are my favorite coats this year to let your kids get Winteractive:

Stella McCartney Kids - Stella knows style, and she didn’t stop when it came to kids outerwear. The green bubble jacket and yellow parka on T&T rock.  The boys enjoy donating toys and moving around the city in these coats. What I love about the yellow parka is that it has a warm insert that you can take out if the kids get too hot, but the waterproof material keeps kids dry in the rain. When it comes to carrying backpacks, the bubble jacket is so light that it doesn’t give the boys extra weight to carry, even though it looks heavy.

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Mini Rodini – I love the Mini Rodini Puff Jacket. It’s obviously an uber-trendy item, but would you believe it’s comfortable? It really is. The boys do a ton in this jacket. Also, I was so worried about the white part of the jacket getting dirty, but we’ve had it for a while now and it has withstood rain and snow…and it looks pretty awesome.  Do you agree?

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Appaman – New York City is HUGE! So we do a ton of walking around. We love Appaman down coats because they don’t feel clunky. There is also something about the fit that makes the coats seem tailor-made. Don’t the jackets seem to fit perfectly?

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So what do you think? Do you go for warm and heavy or are you about warm and breathable like me? Which of these coats are your favorite?

source for style: Cissy Wears + giveaway

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LSF is so excited to introduce you to a new children’s concept store for design centric parents and kids that rock!
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Cissy Wears is a children’s concept store aimed at design-centric parents who do not want to compromise on their taste because they have children. Predominantly focusing on children’s fashion, Cissy Wears stocks brands with an emphasis on quality, fuss-free design.

Based on little Cissy and her love of lilac and leopard print, their brands are not garish or cutesy. But they do love rabbits, deer, tigers,  horses, moustaches, cake and ice cream!

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The store also specializes in vintage children’s wear to appeal to those who want unique style, but also to cater for the more thrift-conscious local parent who enjoy the thrill of finding quality cool second hand clothes to suit their budget.

Cissy Wears is online with a fully operational e-commerce site fulfilling mail order on a national and international basis, with same day local delivery.

There is also a specialist children’s hairdresser operating from the store, with a super cool chair that will see your kids begging to have their hair cut!

Cissy Wears
Name: Nicola Eyre, Owner

Please tell us a bit about yourself: A tattooed, rocking mum of 2 from London who worked in the music industry for years in marketing – looking after bands, touring, doing photo shoots, artwork, video shoots, artwork, styling etc.

What inspired you to start cissywears.com?  I said for years that I wanted to open a kids shop but it had to be in a certain spot. One day a “FOR RENT” sign was put up in the window. That was that.  3 months later I’d quit my job and was preparing to open. The website and the store go hand in hand, although the website tends to attract the more fashion focused buyers, whereas the store is more gift-oriented.

Where did the name come from?  It comes from my daughter, Cissy. Every day I used to text my best friend Sarah a picture of her outfit and the texts always started “Cissy wears” in a take off of magazine fashion spreads.

What do you look for in clothing/accessories companies when buying for the boutique?  It’s pretty simple. Would I dress my kids in it? If not, then I won’t have it in my store. I like a certain colour palette, and certain styles and I stick to it. For example, I don’t really like primary colours, and I hate cutesy, appliqué animal prints. I think the styles I pick reflect my background – it’s clothes for kids that rock (or parents that still do!).

What trends are you seeing for Spring 2013?  Bicycles. Everything seems to have bicycles on it!

What are some of your favorite brands and why?  Mini Rodini – I love their cool prints, and the quality of their clothes. They are the reason I got into kids fashion.  MarMarCopenhagen – I pretty much have one rule – leopard print with everything! And MarMar do the best leopard print, hands down. LUCKYBOYSUNDAY – everybody needs at least one piece of luckyboysunday in their life. The softest, most adorable things. I am totally in love. I bought my whole family luckyboysunday for christmas!

Any up and coming brands we should be on the look out for?  There’s some great new brands coming from the UK.  Beau Loves has been one of my biggest sellers this season.  I also love Indikidual – especially the fun banana print, and Poco Nido baby shoes are really cool.  I’m also hoping Collegien slipper socks will let me sell online soon. They are fabulous and I always get people ordering them via Instagram!

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What advice would you give to parents shopping for their children?  Do you find that most parents take the same stylistic approach with dressing their children as they do with themselves?  Don’t be afraid to put babies in black. Keep it simple. Mix your prints with quality basics. Pink is fine in moderation. Dress boys in leggings. Don’t go kids clothes shopping with men – they drain the joy out of it! Who cares if they don’t care what they look like or if they’ll grow out of it in a few months! ;)

GIVEAWAY: One pair of Pico Nido Baby Shoes

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‘LIKE’ both LSF and Cissy Wears on Facebook and write a wall post “Cissy Wears Giveaway”
Or
Follow LSF and Cissy Wears on Twitter and tweet Cissy Wears Giveaway” 
Winner will be announced December 31, 2012.

little style of the day: just bones boardwear + giveaway

As the weather gets increasingly colder, do you daydream about sitting on a warm, tropical beach?  I know, we do and are thrilled to introduce you to a new “surf” brand for boys.

Just Bones Boardwear was launched in May 2011 by Jennifer Weisman who came up with the idea after noticing that most boardshorts for her sons in the marketplace were too big in the waist.

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Created for boys who are between sizes or “just bones” slim, these boardshorts offer a more comfortable and secure fit. They stop those embarrassing moments when boardwear can slide down without the proper fit. Made in waist sizes 21 through 27, Just Bones and their patent-pending adjustable waist promise a perfect fit. They have truly reinvented the boardshort!

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GIVEAWAY: One pair of Just Bones Boardshorts in any style and size

‘LIKE’ both LSF and Just Bones on Facebook and write a wall post “Just Bones Boardwear Giveaway”
Or
Follow LSF and Just Bones on Twitter and tweet Just Bones Boardwear Giveaway” 
Winner will be announced February 4, 2012.
Little Style Finder was not compensated for this post.