J. Crew Makes Kid’s Clothes Super Fun

J. Crew kid's clothes

I’m not sure where I’ve been, but this is the first time I’ve ever received a CrewCuts catalog from J. Crew. This catalog features their kid’s collection for youngsters in sizes 2-14. I’ve gotta say, this is one of the most intriguing catalogs ever. Yes, I realize I used the word “intriguing” to describe it. The photography is stunning. It’s just so fresh and clean, it’s impossible not to flip through every page. Trust me, I get a bazillion catalogs in the mail as a mom blogger, but this one of the few I actually sit down a read. (This is NOT a aid advertisement either.)

The looks are cute and the clothes stand alone, even when they aren’t in the ultra-hip outfit on a super-cute child. Take a look:

girl's top with bow

I love the girl’s vintage bow tee with the silky, drapey bow on the shoulder.

girl's shimmer dress
This glam little shimmer top dress is so cute. Wish it came in my size!

boy's dress pants

My boys rarely dress up, but if they did more often, I’d love to see them sporting these cool poplin Bowery pants.

silver sneakers for boys

In addition to the clothes, Crewcuts has some rad shoes. Get a load of these metallic sneakers for boys. Love!

Major Cuteness: 3 Rachel Zoe Worthy Coats for Girls

Rachel Zoe Style

I started watching the Rachel Zoe Project this season and it took me a while to get into it. Now, I’m a fan. There’s something about Rachel that is endearing and the more you watch her, the more you like her. Yes, she could stand to eat a few thousand PB&J sandwiches and yes, she’s rather obsessed with clothes, but she’s a riot. I love the fact that such a tiny person is so into huge coats! It’s just amazing to me that coats seem to be her number one obsession. Which leads me to my latest post. If Rachel Zoe were a toddler, I think she’d wear these 3 fab coats.

Faux Fur Jacket for Little Girls

I’m not sure what you can say about this cute Faux Fur jacket for little girls other than “bananas” – sorry Rachel Zoe, I had to steal that one from you for this jacket. Yes, this is a mini, cropped, faux fur jacket for toddlers and little girls.  A Peter Pan collar, elbow-length sleeves and one button closure. Retails for $38.

If you’re not into faux fur, how about a little bolero jacket? I think Rachel might even be able to fit into these youth sizes. A flower, a ruffle collar and cap sleeves. It even comes in multiple colors like black, gold, silver and white. Shiny satin has never looked so sweet. Retails for $52.

Elodie and Elvis Coat

Get a load of this wonderful Elodie & Elvis ‘FerrisWheel’ wool blend coat. This coat even has a special roll-up wrist cuff, so it can grow with your stylish child. It’s made by a designer in Australia and right now only 4 of these coats are in stock. I think Rachel would appreciate the uniqueness of this beauty. You know how she loves her vintage traesures. It reatils for $270 in Australian Dollars.

Win $250 by Voting for the Cutest Fan Outfit!

Dressing up little kids is so much fun, especially for sporting events. Unlike adults, they look really adorable in crazy, bright, bold wacky fan gear. Sorry, I just can’t get over grown men in football jerseys and burly biker dudes in Kasey Kahne shirts.

Anyway, in honor of the M&M’S Most Colorful Fans of NASCAR Contest, you have a chance to win a $250 Visa Gift card by simply picking your favorite kiddo outfit. Celebrate mini fandom and win. It’s that easy! Choose a yellow Kyle Busch outfit for a little girl, a red and white Tony Stewart option for little boys or the sporty Jeff Gordon ensemble for girls (pictured above).

I put together three cute outfits that you can see and if you vote for your favorite by leaving a comment, you have entered to win. Think about how much cool fan gear you can snag with a $250 gift card. Lots and lots. Hop over to Babble and cast your vote today!

Crochet Baby Hat with a Pop of Pizzazz

I’m just looking forward to cooler weather because I love hats! I can only imagine how excited I would be if I had girls. Girlie crochet hats are my favorite. Take a look at this beautiful handmade baby hat from Etsy seller, MyMimiLove. How fun is that?!?

This adorable crochet beanie is made from the softest 100% acrylic yarn, in dark chocolate brown. Each one is custom made upon ordering.   Also included a bright pink and brown fabric “YoYo” flower that can be attached to the hat or by itself (if you would like it attached please request at check out). They stand out in a crowd and look great in holiday photos.

You can also order Shabby cream with a beautiful pink flower as pictured below. How sweet! They retail for $18.99 on Etsy.

Images: Etsy

The Tavo: A Tasty Modern High Chair

Last week I was thumbing through a parenting magazine when I came across this awesome high chair. It’s called the Tavo and it’s made by an innovative design company called Monte Design. Speaking from personal experience, you don’t want to skimp on the high chair. I did and I totally regretted it.

To save money, we picked up a white, plastic high chair. It was such a nightmare to clean and fumbling with the tray made me crazy. I almost snagged my kid’s fingers in it – as well as mine – a zillion times. Anyway, read more about the terrific Tavo in my post on Babble’s Family Style blog.

Reinvent Tiny Baby Tights: Make Socks!

If you have kids, chances are you might have boxes of too-small clothes packed away somewhere. If you’re wondering what you should do with those tiny, yet adorable baby tights, here’s a great idea. Give eco-fashion a whirl by turning tights into posh knee socks!

This sewing project is so easy, you can make them in three easy steps. Check out my recent blog post, Eco-Fashion: Transform Too Small Tights into Sweet Socks on Babble’s Family Style blog to read all about it.

Sassy Girl’s Outfits Put Together for You

Is going back to school really this much fun? The colors, the patterns, those cool fringe boots. (Do they come in my size?) I’ve see so many little girls headed to school every morning in perfect outfits. They have the right shirt with the cool skirt and the fun tights, etc. My question is how do moms think so clearly so early in the morning? How do you throw together those adorable outfits for your girls? I have boys and I have trouble coming up with a shirt and pants. Hello? That’s two pieces. Girls have like 20 pieces after you count the hair clippies.

I’m fond of online stores like Hanna Andersson, that put the entire look together for you. All of the pieces are ready to mix-n-match for a bunch of different outfits possibilities. Now you can wake up like a zombie and not think at all. Like me. Doesn’t that sound lots more fun?

Image: HannaAndersson.com