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A classic boat-neck long-sleeve tee is an all-season staple, but we especially love the crisp nautical look in the summer months.  French brand St. James makes the absolute best, but at the salesperson in their NYC location explained over the phone, you have to “plan a trip to Paris” to buy the childrens’ version (okay, so maybe that doesn’t sound sooo bad).  They have an international site, but again, the duties are not worth the price of the shirt to ship stateside.  Alas, this simple striped Boden version will do the trick…at least until the flights to France are booked.—CC

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We couldn’t let summer slip by without a post on one of our favorite Hamptons retail locations, Roberta Freymann.  Full of easy, breezy boho chic pieces from clothing to jewelry and the home, what we love most are their classic cotton PJs for little ones.  Each summer we look forward to the new block-print patterns, and this summer we were all about the elephants (see below).  Another totally covetable item are the adorable amazing kurtas for little girls, easy beach dressing at its best. There is a limited selection of all on the website, so we suggest calling or visiting the store (various locations throughout NYC and the Hamptons as well as other international destinations).  These Roberta Roller Rabbit pieces are certainly some of our musts!—CC

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This past Saturday was the 17th annual Super Saturday event in support of the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, hosted by Kelly Ripa and Donna Karan and sponsored by QVC.  Christin and I were fortunate to be able to attend with our oldest daughters for the festivities in Water Mill, New York.  Besides shopping for a great cause (its called the world’s largest fashion garage sale), it is quite the social happening with plenty of entertainment for the whole family, and a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon among friends.  We so happy to catch up withsome of our own favorite childrenswear designers among the sea of adult fashion and accessories. Childrenswear brands in attendance included Anais & I, Bonpoint, Egg by Susan Lazar, Il Gufo, Mini Melissa Shoes and Pennymeade Below are some candids from the event and you can see even more pics and learn about this fantastic shop-for-a-cause on Xx Natalie

IMG_7065Sloane in front of her favorite Pennymeade V-back dress

An Anais and I purchase


The ever-popular Mini Melissa Cat Shoes


Attendees shopping the racks at Egg by Susan Lazar


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Bouncy castle jumps for Scarlett and Sloane & the girls in (unplanned) matching hats


The end of a fun day.

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Previous postInfinite Possibilities Next postBoho Cozy

This is quite an interesting idea… take the classic tie-shoulder dress and discover the infinite possibilities that the brand “Infinity” has come up with to wear it.  Each dress can work so many different ways and is one size fits all from 4-10.  Clever, right?  Bustled up with an uneven hemline, maxi style, halter, it goes on.  Kind of reminds us of our favorite sarong.  Even the simpler styles (our preference) allow for creative styling and will grow as your daughter does.—CC

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Previous postHair Care Next postSuper Saturday 17

After last summer of being in the pool every day, I witnessed pieces of my daughter’s hair  turning shades of green.  This summer I was determined to keep her (now even longer) hair blonde and angelic.  After some sought-out hair care advice, I believe I’ve settled on the perfect routine. Same applies for boys with light blonde hair, as well as both girls and boys with darker shades for generally keeping hair healthy from sun and water. Also included is a favorite apres-pool, outdoor shower seaweed soap. Hope you find these suggestions helpful….so far, so blonde! XxNatalie

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Previous postDon The Slip-On Next postInfinite Possibilities

We love these sunwashed slip-on sneakers from Gap mainly for their ease, but also for their ‘cool cat’ style.  And at $13.99, they make the perfect ‘disposable’ shoe for the rest of summer and into early fall.  But beware, these are always the ones that become the favorite, so we suggest buying more than one pair.  –CC

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Previous postAusie Style Next postHair Care

We have lately become obsessed with the Zimmermann sisters from Australia and their care-free easy-to-wear designs.  Pieces like this and this have had us smitten all summer long for ourselves, but when we discovered their children’s line…we were officially over the moon!  The same beautiful prints, flattering and wearable  silhouettes, and looks that can be worn with such ease.  –CC

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Previous postThe Amber Clamor Next postDon The Slip-On

Here comes the sun…for all you mothers with cranky, teething, fountain-like droolers…we have an old-school remedy that has made a big return.  A dear friend and loyal reader swears this amber necklace has made all the difference with her 8 month old.  It’s effectiveness is due to the high content of succinic acid. explains “Succinic acid is a natural pain reliever, anti-inflammatory, and central nervous system calmer.  It is so effective on babies and small children because it simultaneously eases their pain while also having a strong soothing effect on their nervous system – all with zero side effects!  Used for centuries in Europe, Amber’s natural anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties are released safely and naturally when worn against the skin.”  Now that is a gamble we will take!  –CC


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Previous postStripey Type? Next postAusie Style

Who’s not!  We all love stripes…especially these subtle more strie-like ones that almost look heathered.  This hoodie from Tea Collection is as wearable as it gets.  The ideal piece to add as a layer or wear by itself…and at this price,  we’ll take one in each color please!  –CC

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Previous postWorth Repeating Next postThe Amber Clamor

Just a friendly reminder and definitely worth repeating that Pennymeade has an exclusive offer for Chic Child readers through Monday (7/21), so make sure not to miss it!  20% off when you enter “chicchild” at checkout…on everything!  The sizing is slightly generous, so order your children’s current age/size and get the extra benefit of wearing it now and next spring.  These are classic pieces that will never go out of style and will stand the test of time with wear and wash, so stock up while you can.  –CC

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