Saturday, May 31, 2008

Celebrate the 4th of July in Style!

The 4th of July is just around the corner. Have you thought about what your little one will be wearing to those 4th of July picnics, parades, family get togethers, and fireworks displays? Why not allow little boys and girls to arrive in style with these adorable outfits from Pottery Barn Kids.

Available for boys and girls age newborn to 24 months, the Nautical Polo Shirt and Floral Blouse & Bloomer are classy, clean, and comfortable looks for the season. Now you can actually get 4th of July Clothing that can be worn all summer long!

Friday, May 30, 2008

Barefoot Chic

For simplistic girls who who love to make a fashion statement! Get this hip summer look beginning with the the Multico Skirt by Jean Bourget. Pairs nicely with Crewcuts Ruffle Knit Tank in light citron. With silk georgette ruffles and bow detail at scoopneck, it adds just the right amount of "frill". When barefoot isn't an option, complete the look with the Nikki Sandal in silver by Michael Kors.

Pull back those lovely locks with a hand-made Layered Felt Flower Clip by Etsy designer Pretty in Posies.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Island-Inspired Swim Trunks

Surfs up! If you haven't had time to go swim trunk shopping for your little boy this year...we have come up with the perfect quick fix. Not only does Garnet Hill offer some very cool island-inspired patterns with their Aloha Swim Trunk collection, but they are also on sale thru July 8th! Our favorite patterns include Multi Hibiscus and Red Hibiscus.

Available for boys ages 12 months to 12 years at Garnet Hill, $14-$19.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Little Maryjanes

We just fell in love with these cute Blue Maryjanes by Sweet Shoes. Made of high-quality Turkish suede leather, these super-soft shoes are sure to wrap your baby or toddler's growing foot in comfort. The vintage (yet edgy) styling and stitching detail mesh nicely for a fashion-forward look. If your little one prefers to walk on the wild side, you can now get these Maryjanes in red.

Not only will your little one look ultra-cool in these kicks, but you can also feel comfortable knowing they are developmentally appropriate for an infants growing feet. All Sweet Shoes soles have a foam layer in the sole for extra shock absorption...and the cute velcro straps ensure a secure fit.

Monday, May 26, 2008

The Etsy Shops

The Etsy Shops have become a fantastic place to shop for designer quality hand-made clothing you truly won't find in any boutique. Independent clothing designers from literally all over the world have come together to offer a large selection of clothing and accessories made using eclectic and distinctive fabrics and patterns.

Naomi Terblanche is the name behind Australian-based thula thula. After years of experience working in both Europe and Asia in Costume Design, Fashion, Theatre, Film, and Dressmaking, Naomi decided to turn her love of sewing into a vintage-inspired clothing line for kids.

All thula thula fabrics are sourced in small quantities, so only a limited amount of each garmet is made and sold...making her clothing line even more unique. The Safari Drawstring Top caught our eye...with its beautiful combination of brown, lime, and creme hues and drawstring neckline detail.

If you are tired of frilly bows and sparkle clips, Shabby Baby makes hair clips and pins using colorful, retro fabrics made to match many of the items in their Etsy Shop. The Fabric Flower Clips are a bold and simple way to complete any outfit. All clips are made using fabric which has been double-sided, and sealed at the ends to prevent fraying. Shabby Baby also offers button-decorated bobby pin clips that remind us of colorfully designed lollipops!

With new arrivals posted every Wednesday, Norwegian-based tiny happy creates bright and refreshing designs using all natural materials including wools, cottons, and linens. The knee-length Sunburst Skirt is cut from a light, drapey vintage cotton blend fabric and is sure to bring a smile to any little girls face. Complete the look with bare feet and sand!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

The Ultimate Baby Gift we know it's not the season for warm, cuddly hoodies...but it is the "high-season" for new baby arrivals and baby showers. We just couldn't resist this boys Blue Reversible Hoodie by Oeuf. Made of 100% baby alpalca, this adorably soft hoodie is sure to become a treasured hand-me-down. It's just the perfect baby gift for any new or expecting mother. Also available for little girls in Chocolate & Pink online at Tiny McSmall.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Best Dressed

Today we share our picks for fabulous, fun summer dresses with flair for the season. Simple imagery, bold colors, unexpected details, and an ecclectic mix of fabrics will have little girls twirling in circles!

Alfa Sun Dress by Antik Batik, $118

Olivia Dress w/ Majorca Embroidery by Tocca, $172

Surfer's Patchwork Celeste Dress by Crewcuts, $198.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Casual Cool for Boys

Natural, fun, easy to wear and yet so different from the others, in France and abroad, 3 Pommes has been rapidly adopted. With original cuts and materials, such as overlays and transparencies for the summer, 3 Pommes targets babies and children alike.

This outfit provides a fresh summer look for boys who venture out in style. Perfect for casual outings...and just enough layers to adapt to changes in the weather. Begin with the Trend Original Tee...a staple for summer, which pairs nicely with these Dark Charcoal Cargos. Layer with the Striped Button Down and complete the look with the Kids Phil Shoes by Braqeez.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Featured Designer: Pluto (the littlest planet)

Pluto (the littlest planet) is a line of screen printed tees and onesies featuring bold and colorful graphics and uniquely clever ideas. Pluto's retro designs are inspired by scenes from pop culture and rock & roll to mother nature's butterflies and birdies.

Pluto tees are hip and fun, and they offer something for every t-shirt taste. Our top picks include the groovy Orange & Yellow Birdies and the Flower Guitar for little girls who rock! The bold "Big Sister" and "Little Sister" tees and onesies are perfect for proud sisters and definitely make a statement.

Celebrities have already taken notice of Pluto's hot designs! Julianne Moore's daugher, Liv Helen, was spotted wearing the ever-so-trendy Butterflies Tee during a walk home from school.

Check out the entire collection of Pluto tees & onesies in their Etsy shop online.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Tea Polo Shirts on Sale

Many great polos from the Spring and Summer Tea Collection are now on sale at various online boutiques. Quantities are grab them up while you can!

Kerim Stripe Polo by Tea Collection. Now on sale at Baby! Oh Baby! for $19.95.

Dervish Diamond Polo Sweater by Tea Collection. Now on sale at Twilite Moon for $33.

Nomad Star Polo by Tea Collection. Now on sale at Forest & Zoe for $24.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Ooh La La Mama!

Simply stated, Ooh La La Mama makes very cool clothing for very cool kids! If you prefer a vintage look with an edgy and modern twist - then you will love their large selection of onesies, tees, dresses, and rompers. Plus...all fabrics are super soft and feel fabulous against baby's skin.

Each outfit is truly a canvas for beautiful artwork, with designs extending onto backs, sleeves, and necklines. Inspired by imagery from goth rock to poetry and nature - there's something for every little personality. Our favorites include Rock Star (in pink or blue), Standing in Motion, Mesmerized, and Skulls & Stripes.

Be sure to check out their Summer Contest, where you can win $250 of Ooh La La Mama apparel!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Girl Charlee Spring Sale!

Girl Charlee clothing designs are based on patterns from the same era as the vintage fabric used to create them – but with a distinctly modern twist. Check out their super-sale going on now - where you can save 40% on all new arrivals for Spring and Summer using promo code SPRING40 at checkout. They also offer free shipping on domestic orders over $175.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Moms Rock

Why limit showing appreciation for mom to just one day...when you can celebrate Mother's Day all year long with these great tees and onesies!

Mom Short Sleeve Tattoo Tee by City Threads, $35. Available in sizes 3 months to 8 years.

Girls "My Heart Belongs to Mommy" Bodysuit by Baby Gap, $14.50. Available in sizes newborn to 24 months.

Boys "Good Looks Courtesy of Mom" Bodysuit by Baby Gap, $14.50. Available in sizes newborn to 24 months.

"My Mom is My Hero" Onesie in pink or blue by Ooh La La Mama, $29.95. Available in sizes newborn to 24 months.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Vintage-Inspired Headbands

Inspired by quirky fabrics, felts, and ribbons, Minnesota-based Sheppard Girls created this line of vintage-inspired of headbands for girls. Our favorites include Pink & Blue Paisley backed with a matching gingham fabric, and Bright Orange Oval. These trendy headbands would complete any Spring or Summer outfit. Available in specialty boutiques and online in their Etsy Shop.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Celebrity Baby Style Icons

Little celebrity dudes and divas are already setting trends for children around the world! Check out some of our favorite designer brands worn by celebrity babies and children such as Suri Cruise, Maddox Jolie-Pitt, Lola Ripa and Cayden Costner.

Kelly Ripa's daughter Lola was spotted shopping with mom in NYC sporting this adorable "White Lola Tee" by Lola et Moi. We love the little bell accents around the neckline!

Oprah recently interviewed Tom Cruise at his home in Telluride, Colorado. During a segment in the family's mudroom, where each family member has their own cubbie - Tom showed Suri's favorite new Little Lady Bug Shoes made by designer Monkey Toes.

During a Jolie-Pitt beach outing in the South of France this month, four-year old Pax was seen wearing the "Space Invaders" t-shirt by Inky Dink Tees. This retro-inspired shirt has also been worn by his older brother Maddox.

In the March issue of Baby Couture Magazine, Kevin Costner's son Cayden sported the Tilverb Striped Shirt by Diesel Kids. Other favorite childrens clothing brands of the Costner's include Knuckleheads and Zutano.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Taia Hair Clips

Baby Style Watch is very selective when it comes to children's hair accessories. Of course they need to coordinate with today's modern fashions...but even more importantly they must stay in! We think we just might have found the perfect solution in Taia Hair Clips.

These funky and fun clips were created by Jen Pezzolla, a makeup artist and stay at home mom of two children. Jen was inspired to tame her little one's crazy mohawk with something girly and chic {yet modern and simple}. Everything she shopped for was either too frilly or too cutesy - so she decided to make her own.

Each hair clip is handmade using either premium grosgrain or satin ribbon, swarovski stones and has a small strip of velcro to ensure it won't slip out of even the finest baby hair. They have been mom-tested and truly stay in all day without any irritation or problems.

With so many great colors and styles available - it's hard to choose just one! From Stripes and Argyles to Paisleys and Polka Dots - there is truly something for every taste. There's even a "couture" line for more dressier occasions. Be sure to check out the new Taia Hair Clip Trios - now available online at select boutiques.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Fab Hoodies for Spring

Every trendy tot needs a rockin and stylish hoodie for those cool Spring days & Summer nights. We favor Diesel's take on the hoodie this season - bold colors or patterns that make a statement. Be sure to check out cool styles for baby including the playful Pink Hoodie and the "Still Brave" hoodie in Azure Blue.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Milkman Special Sale!

Milkman Onesies and Tees is offering a special discount exclusively for Baby Style Watch readers! Enter promo code "STYLE" at checkout to receive 10% off your entire order. Be sure to check out their new rocker-inspired designs such as the Drums Toddler Tee in gray and the Guitar Onesie in chocolate brown.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Featured Designer: Dressing Fairy Tales

Rita Correia, Portugal-based designer, and founder of Dressing Fairy Tales - Historias de Vestir has created a unique and imaginative clothing line for kids. The collection of colorful dresses, pant sets, and tops are made using special fairytale print fabrics. Each item is hand-made with care using a variety of fabrics, ribbons, and other ecclectic details - no one piece is exactly alike!

Let your little girl's imagination run wild with fairytale prints such as Alice in Wonderland and Little Red Riding Hood. Our personal favorite is this adorable dress using fabrics inspired by the storytime favorite, Hansel and Gretel.

Dressing Fairy Tales is offering Baby Style Watch readers a special discount! Use promo code BSWREADERS thru May 15th to receive 15% off your entire order.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Giveaway Contest Winner!

Congratulations go out to Kirsten Haney from Bloomington, Illinois. She is the lucky winner of the Surya Onesie from Baby Greens Organics, who sponsored our Earth Day Giveaway. Check back often for more fun and exciting giveaway contests!