Hard to believe we are here in the last days of summer, but true.  As we take the next few weeks off, we want to use this time and our site to share with you an important cause.  Click here to watch the video and learn more about the Charlotte & Gwyneth Gray Foundation and @curebatten.  We encourage you to spread the word #cure4batten and please donate anything you can.  What better way to end a beautiful summer than with giving back!  xx, Christin & Natalie

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This time of year is all about transition – and not an easy one.  From the sweet days of summer back to structured school days can be tough.  We love the look of these short sleeve button down shirts from Old Navy…a little vintage and a little preppy.  Pair with surf shorts for the last days of summer and on the weekends or with shorts and a belt for back to school.  And with prices like these, you can get one in each pattern.  –CC

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1. Boys Short Sleeve Chambray Shirt $8.50, 2. Boys Poplin Shirt $12.00, 3. Boys Poplin Shirt $12.00

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We adore these towel sets from ABC Carpet and Home that look straight out of a vintage children’s book from the 1960’s.  Printed muslin and backed with terry cloth, classic fairytales come to life and bring a whole new sense of whimsy to bath time.  –CC

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(clockwise) Hansel & Gretel Towels-starting at $12.00, Pinocchio Towels-starting at $12.00, Red Riding Hood Towels– starting at $12.00,  Three Little Pigs Towels-starting at $12.00

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We’re all about soaking up these sunny days… and it’s even better when we can do it with some new fall pieces! This Nellystella dress (avail for pre-order) is the perfect transitional piece when styled for a beach day way into those snowy days.—CC

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1. crewcuts, pineapple purse, $59.50/ 2.. Nellystella, Moria Dress, $156 (pre-order)/ 3. JCrew Factory, Ribbon fedora, $14.50/ 4. Avarcas, Classic Kids Style, $52

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School days are around the corner (if they haven’t already started!) which of course means finding the best new back-to-school clothing and that one accessory of utmost importance…the backpack.  More to come on the fall selection of clothing following Labor Day, but for now we’ve found the perfect pack.  You know we love a socially conscious company and State Bags are just that.  For each backpack sold, they will provide a backpack to an American underprivileged youth to help give them ‘tools for success.’  You can read more on their important message and philosophy here.  The Kane bags are full of color, organization and good vibes for a great school ahead.—CC

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Top Row: The Kane Bags, $55 / Bottom Row: Clinton Pencil Case, $20 & Henry Micro Backpack, $20 (middle)

 

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It’s officially the busy season in the Hamptons…so if you happen to find yourself out here for these precious last weeks of summer, you must stop by new children’s store Stella & Ruby in Sag Harbor.  Fall items will be trickling in, but for now you can stock up on warm-weather chicness or buy for next season.  The arrival of Stella & Ruby this year marks,  what we think, is one of the best assortment of children’s clothing in the Hamptons.  A few brand highlights include Lindsey Berns, Velveteen Clothing, Nellystella, Tutu Du Mode, I love Gorgeous, Blu Pony Vintage…just to name a few.  There are items for both boys and girls as well and plenty of gifts, jewelry and accessories.  Some photos below of their assortment.—CC

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Stella & Ruby is located at 144 Main St., Sag Harbor, New York/ (631) 919-5222

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These metallic slip-on sneakers are exactly the kind of shoes our girls will want to wear this fall.  Sporty enough for the playground, but shiny enough to pass the fashion test.  This style of sneaker looks as good with dresses as it does with denim.  As you know, GAP is always having some kind of great online sale, so wait for the latest promotion and buy a few colors!—CC

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Gap Kids, Metallic Slip-on sneakers, $24.95 (3 colors available).

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We just love when two of our favorite brands come together for a chic collaboration.  Such is the case with The Laundress and Jess Brown—They’ve come up with the cutest limited edition doll and we love how this doll inspires something we all do (a lot) of…laundry!  We both use the entire Laundress line in our own homes, and as you well know, with children, laundry is a way of life.  These two brands are like-minded in their sustainable and eco-friendly principles, and the doll will be sold with The Laundress’ Wash & Stain bar in a little custom-made bag.  P.S. all Jess Brown dolls and their clothing are 100% washable. A match made in heaven!—CC

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Jess Brown for The Laundress, $250 , available in Blonde or Brunette (Limited Edition Doll).

 

 

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It’s all about the jacket…which is why we love this K-Way jacket that is not only practical, but totally says ‘cool dude’.  The striped collar, cuffs and waist adds a vintage sporty look, and the cotton lining makes this waterproof jacket extra cozy.  With sweats, jeans or shorts, this is a multi-seasonal go-to.  –CC

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(clockwise) K-Way Jimmy College Jacket $89.00, Boys Jersey V-Neck Tee $18.00, New Balance for Crewcuts KE410 Sneakers in Mesh $50.00, Boys Cooper Pull-on Sweatshort with Contrast Waist $36.50

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We love Aden & Anais for their muslin baby blankets, towels and many other products, but their foray into baby clothing has us over the moon.  We especially adore these rompers–the ideal outfit for baby throughout these last few weeks of summer.  Now you just have to decide which ones.  –CC

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(left to right) Ultramarine Blazer Stripe Romper, Twinkle Tiny Star Romper, Ultramarine Star Romper $24.95

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No surprise that Ralph Lauren yet again sets the stage for their Fall 2015 children’s collection in a way that is nothing short of spectacular.  At New York’s famed Central Park Zoo, featuring a long list of celebrity children walking the runway, seats filled with proud parents, barking seals and mermaids, and a preview of the latest Peter Pan film “Pan”…this was definitely a night to remember.  Not to mention the collection itself as a great introduction of fall trends in a classical yet adventurous presentation, and filled with seasonal must-haves.  Please watch the show, check out the event and backstage and feel great about shopping the collection–10% of the purchase price of fashion show styles will benefit “Reach out and Read”.  These are the moments we live for!  –CC

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We love this ikat inspired print from Old Navy–the quintessential summer set for baby.  And though there may not be much of summer left, with a $12.00 sale price, you can have a fresh new look with a disposable budget.  The perfect way to beat the heat!  –CC

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Printed Top and Bloomer Set for Baby $12.00

 

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A new favorite among one of our dear friends and loyal readers Kat Hantas Smith, this zinc sunscreen by Solar Sense passes the test on her kiddos from the beach, to the pool and even out on the boat all day. Hypoallergenic, water resistant, clear zinc and broad spectrum, this sunscreen comes in all forms and is easy to apply/rub-in.  Nice to know the rest of your hot summer days will be worry-free.  –CC

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Clear Zinc SPF 50 for Face $4.19, Clear Zinc SPF 50 Lips/Face $8.16, Clear Zinc SPF 50 Baby Pure Lotion $7.94, Clear Zinc SPF 50 Sport Stick $7.84

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Its no surprise that designers sell out of anything that Prince George is photographed wearing.  Most recently for his sister’s Christening he was seen wearing UK designer Rachel Riley (a CC fave).  We’ve put together a look that we see as fit for the little Prince…or any other little prince!—CC

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1. Striped Jersey Polo, $75 /2. Pocket Shorts, $89 / 3. Boat Intarsia Sweater, $84.95 (on sale)

 

 

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We are always getting inquiries about nightwear for kids.  Besides the obvious cotton PJ sets from large retailers, certain restrictions in the US limit the lovely sleep wear that we like to find for our children.  Powell Craft is one of those lovely brands that is considered “day dresses” or “lounge wear” but makes lovely, breathable and soft nightgowns and pajamas for kids.  Chic and sweet dreams with this brand.—CC

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1. Vintage Vehicle Print Pyjamas, $41.91 /2. White cotton Fairies Nightdress, $46.57 / 3. Mouse Print Pyjamas, $41.91

 

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You know (and probably use) some products from the Honest Company, but as they keep expanding their repertoire, we continue to find useful and safe products from them.  Our latest obsession is this swim diaper, rash guard and sunhat trio (also sold separately).  Two designs for both boy and girl, we honestly think these are summer must for little ones.—CC

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Honest, Summer Swim Trio, $44.95 (4 styles)

 

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