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 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?

Shopstyle unveils a new makeover

Little Style Finder is thrilled to introduce to you the new ShopStyle…just in time for the holiday season.

If you’ve never heard of ShopStyle before you must check it out. ShopStyle brings together the most fashionable stores and most stylish brands of apparel, accessories, home decor and children’s gear — all in one place and lets you “browse the aisles of this world’s most fabulous store” by designer, brand, retailer, size, sale items, price point, and color.

Now, with their new makeover, one-stop shopping for the entire family just got easier and even more stylish than before (if you can imagine that!).  We are loving the editor’s picks curated by the season’s top trends, and social features such as your very own personalized profile and a ShopStyle ‘drawer’ that allows you to customize favorites, unique style recommendations, trending products, related looks and more- all while you shop.

ShopStyle collaborates with many of our favorite brands such as Appaman, Little Marc Jacobs, J.Crew, Stella McCartney Kids, Stokke, Ergo, and more.  So, be sure to visit ShopStyle- we have been using it for years and couldn’t be happier with their most recent improvements.

Note: This is a sponsored post by ShopStyle . All ideas and views expressed within this post are solely of Little Style Finder.

little style of the day: stork boutique

STORK, a premier children’s boutique was born in 2011 to address the need for creatively styled clothing and accessories in Brooklyn.

STORK has just launched their website featuring exclusive children’s clothing, shoes, and accessories for boys and girls aged 0-6 — as well as educational toys, books, and eco-friendly household products for the entire family.

Check out some of our favorites here

IT list: baby bibs

Bibs might not seem necessary in the first few weeks of having a baby, but it is not THAT long until he/she starts teething and drooling enough to soak through a onesie or five…before you know it, you are going through outfit after outfit each day

LSF was on the hunt to find the perfect stylish (and functional) new “accessory” for your baby boy or girl.

1. Aden + Anais Jungle Jam Snap Bibs

2. Bazzle Baby Bandana Bibs

3. Rain or Shine Peter Pan Collar Bib (thanks @mommyinthecity)

4. Adam’s Blankie Little Drooler

5. SwaddleDesigns Organic Bib

6. WeeDrool Waterproof Reversible Drool Bib for Babies and Toddlers

7.Down Home Amy Organic Bib

8. Stroberi HitAm Skull & Crossbones Bib

9. Franscesca Baby Bandana Bibs

10.  J.I.P Photo Bibs

source for style: egg by susan lazar pop-up shop

The Egg by Susan Lazar pop-up at 124 Hudson is now open featuring clothes from newborn to 6 years old, accessories, bedding, and books, toys, and games (including a Jade’s Toy Box mini-store). The space is huge, so they’re are looking to create a hub, offering Mommy and Baby classes, storytelling time, coloring and reading areas for Mommies and Babies.

Open seven days a week.

Egg by Susan Lazar is at 124 Hudson (between Ericsson Place and N. Moore); 718-422-7811

About Egg by Susan Lazar

Egg hatched in 2003, when designer Susan Lazar decided to create a lifestyle brand designed around the needs of stylish mothers and children. In 2006, Susan and Adam Neumann partnered, and with their shared vision, have been building Egg ever since. With her emphasis on love and family, Lazar creates products that are modern and beautiful, highlighting the love between parent and child.

Egg Baby uses natural fabrics and clean, simple designs- with no frills or gimmicks in sight. The result is fashionable yet timeless baby clothes of the highest quality.

little style of the day: stylish spring tees under $20

Little Style Finder hit ZaraKids to find super stylish t-shirts for your little ones, all under $20!

Check out our favorites picks for boys & girls…

source for style: interview with tina burgos, co-owner of monkey and the bug

Name: Tina Burgos

Title: Co-Owner of Monkey And The Bug (a children’s clothing shop) and its sister store Stel’s (a men’s and women’s clothing shop)

Please tell us a bit about yourself:  I’m 39 years old, and my husband, Dave, and I have three-year old twin girls, Gemma and Riley. I have Filipino roots and my husband is of Lithuanian descent, so our family is an interesting blend of American, Asian and European cultures.  Originally from the suburbs of Milwaukee, Wisconsin I came to Boston for college and graduate school. After stints in corporate America, my husband and I made the decision to start our own clothing shop. Along with our friend, we launched Stel’s over 8 years ago.

What inspired you to start Monkey & The BugThe birth of my twin girls, Gemma and Riley, inspired the shop. I was on strict, hospitalized bed rest for 10 weeks during my pregnancy. I kept myself busy with books, mindless TV, and conducting online research for children’s clothing and gear. I had a very difficult time finding clothing that appealed to my aesthetic. So I decided to curate a selection that reflected my sense of style.

Where did the name Monkey & The Bug come from?  These are nicknames of my girls. Gemma is the monkey and Riley is the bug.

What do you look for in clothing/accessories companies when buying for the boutique?  Monkey and the Bug is a small, independent boutique located in a small, condensed city. So I look for vendors who not only have the same stylistic vision, but want to grow our partnership in a methodical and organic manner. The brands I represent are not found anywhere else in Boston. And if there is crossover with one or two other brands, Monkey and the Bug was typically the first to stock that collection.  Also, quality is of the utmost importance to me. If one is paying premium prices for clothing, the items need to stand the test of time.

What favorite trends are you seeing for Spring/Summer 2012?  Prints! But done in a more sophisticated way. This trend is definitely a take on the prints we are seeing from the women’s spring 2012 collections.

What are your favorite accessories for:  Girls: Feather headbands from Wovenplay  Boys: Scarves from ESP No. 1

And I must mention that for both boys and girls, my favorite shoe is the Clark’s Wallabee. Everyone in my household owns these. They are extremely comfortable and can take a beating.

What are some of your favorite brands and why?  Girls: My girls own several graphic tees from Atsuyo Et Akiko. These are hand screened in Brooklyn.  I love throwing these t-shirts over everything because it adds a little street edge to any outfit.
Boys: Nico Nico is always spot on Sue Tsai is a stylist and she has an amazing eye. She has designed a range of basics but with a very hip twist.
Any up and coming brands we should be on the look out for?  We are so excited to be introducing Mini Rodini to the shop. This spring collection just arrived and it looks amazing. The collection will be available online sometime next week.

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?  Have fun with dressing your kids! Particularly between the toddler and preschool years, kids can get away with wearing almost anything.

I think it’s inevitable that children will be influenced by the their parents’ wardrobe choices. But I think you should also give your kids leeway to develop their own sense of style. Clothing can really provide a wonderful creative outlet. Whether it’s playing dress up, getting artistic and working with colors of the fabrics, or simply practicing zipping and buttoning skills kids can benefit from being involved.

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little style of the day: mardi gras-inspired accessories

In honor of Mardi Gras, LSF has put together some fun, feathery and sparkly accessories inspired by yesterday’s celebration.

1.Birdskull forest headpiece 2.Atsuyo et Akiki Sequined Bow Tie Hair Clip 3. GapKids Jeweled Sunglasses 4. Crewcuts Glitter Braided Bracelet  5. Crewcuts Glitter Pursette