Nautical is a perennial best-in-show for both boys and girls.  Afterall, who doesn’t love a good navy and white stripe?  UK retailer Elias & Grace is not only one of our favorite international shopping sites, but they are making shopping a lot easier by offering the “shop by trend” option.  We are envisioning endless summer days with this outfit below.—CC

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1. Simple Kids, Tessa Dress, $88/ 2. Billy Bandit, Straw Hat, $35.20/ 3. Bonton, String Bag, $19.20/ 4. Pom D’Aip, Paige Velcro Sandal, $104

 

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A mini-me version of our favorite (Ray-ban) sunglasses is sure to please the most discerning fashionistas.  Acccessories like sunglasses are even more appealing when they aren’t a big investment, and at under $15, these glasses from the Gap have us seeing the light.—CC

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1. Aviator Sunglasses, $12.95/ 2. Retro Sunglasses, $12.95

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We’re back…and think our current covets are a great way to kick off Springtime!  We are still in a bit of a seasonal transition, so neutrals are your key to getting through this month.  A colorful pop of accessories pairs well with a transitional palette, so have fun with a bright bag or pair of sunnies.  A little facial color is done right with this Claudio Riaz bronzer and brush.  A chic poncho like this Isabel Marant is perfect now belted with jeans, and as a bathing suit cover-up this summer.  And who doesn’t love a fun little jewelry update like this Naomi Gray midi-ring.  Here’s looking forward to warmer days ahead!

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1. Alicia Kossick, Pink Tote Bag, $375 • 2. Claudio Riaz, Instant Face Bronze, $137 • 3. Claudio Riaz, Wet & Dry Instant Face Brush, $135 • 4. Isabel Marant, Fringed Woven Silk Poncho, $590 • 5. ASOS, Bardot Culottes, $95 • 6. Naomi Gray, Double Heart Cuff Ring, $350 We love this as a midi-ring • 7. Sakara, Night Water, $18 • 8. Zingz & Thingz, Metamorphosis Vase, $134.99 • 9. Rag & Bone, Summer Fedora, $150 • 10. No Name, 40MM Plato Canvas Platform Sneaker, $107 • 11. Krewe du optic, St, Louis, Matte Black, $210

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gonefishingWe are taking a little time to be with our families for spring break, but will be sure to keep you updated on any exciting findings via twitter and facebook.  We’ll be back the first week of April…and until then wish you sunshine and happiness with your little ones.  Happy Spring!

 

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Lindsey Berns had us with her appliqué flowers, and then we saw the rest of the collection… Inspired by the countryside of Provence, this gorgeous spring collection has us completely amoureux.  The hand-touch quality of her pieces is ever-apparent throughout, and her dresses, pinafores, et al have the freshness of a bouquet of wild lavender.  We’ve taken the liberty of selecting a few of our favorites below.  Though this lovely collection just debuted last week, sizes are nearly sold out, so be sure to check the ‘Boutiques‘ section if you can’t find what you are looking for.—CC

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View and shop the full collection at LindseyBerns.com.

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Perhaps nothing signifies the arrival of springtime like the Easter holiday.  For this occasion we are all too happy to break out the gingham and liberty prints.  Oscar de la Renta is somewhat of a gold standard of Easter dressing (see above pic), however if their prices don’t fit your bill, we’ve come up with some lovely options from some of our favorite go-tos.  Hop on these options fast as the holiday is fast-approaching!—CC

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1. GapKids, Floral Bow Dress, $29.95/ 2. GapKids, Straw Hat, $16.95/ 3. Ralph Lauren, Floral Cotton Oxford Dress, $55/ 4. Ralph Lauren, Allie Ballet Flat, $70/ 5. Shrimp & Grits Kids, Blue Stripe Shortall, $36/ 6. crewcuts, Secret Wash Shirt in Peppermint, $39.50/ 7. crewcuts, Ludlow Suit Pant in Italian Chino, $73 8. crewcuts, suede bucks with contrast sole, $98

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In a world of fast-fashion, it is so refreshing to find Sweet Cottontail, a lovely collection of clothing for little girls.  This is a brand that draws inspiration from tea parties and twirling outside on a warm day, Sweet Cottontail reminds us of the nostalgia and innocence of youth.  Wearable dresses in dreamy hues, without a hint of fussiness, have us counting the minutes until this brand launches.  Site will be live tomorrow, Saturday March 14th.  Prices range from $52-$145 and everything is made proudly in the USA.  Brand imagery below as well as a few of our favorite pieces from the collection.—CC

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Visit SweetCottontail.com to shop the collection tomorrow, March 14th!

 

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Spring’s jacket style has been proclaimed…and its the bomber.  Nothing new here, but we especially like this style of jacket for spring becuase of its effortless ease of wear and warmer weather-friendly fabrics like denim and cotton.  This version by crewcuts which combines a casual sweatshirt like material, with classic twill.  Now, that’s the bomb.—CC

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crewcuts, boys’ cotton twill bomber jacket, $79.50

 

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We are channeling LA with Pink Chicken today and the (Hollywood) hills are alive with the colors of spring! Pink Chicken is one of our go-to lines for boho-chic clothing that is perfect for warm sunny days.  Their spring line doesn’t disappoint and we love how everything coordinates.  The clothing is versatile enough to go from beach to Melrose (shoes are from Avarcas).  Check out their new line of doll clothing for mini versions of their clothing (size suited for American Girl dolls).  LA here we come!—CC

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1. Elodie Dress, $84 2. Bead Necklace, $26/ 3. Avarcas, Classic Kids, $48/ 4.  Maude Sweater, $76/ 5. Rhinestone Clip, $12

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We’ve updated our Spring/Summer ’15 trends for you (check them out here).  As a bonus, below are a few of our fave pieces that represent the best the season.  Here’s what’s #trending:

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funky florals: Lilly Pulitzer, Floral Knit Dress, $54 • that 70s show: Louise Misha, Gipsy Vest, $62 • good jeans: Gap, Boys sunwashed denim slip-on sneakers, $29.95 • gingham: Olive Juice Kids, Gingham Pia Day Dress, $68.50 + crewcuts, Boys Ludlow Gingham Jacket, $99.99-109.99 • tiny dancer: Atsuyo et Akiko tutu, $76 • yellow: Busy Bees Kids, Sabrina Happy Yellow Dress, $110 + Bonpoint, Action Golden Yellow Trousers, from $150

 

 

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So the saying goes… This March the lion is certainly rearing its head as we enter into the spring season.  Though we are craving warm-weather clothing, now is actually a great time to take advantage of end-of-season sales and buy a size up for next year (added bonus that you can get some wear still this year).  Alex and Alexa has a lovely assortment of way marked down sweaters for your little guy to ensure he looks fierce.—CC

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1. Ben Sherman, Red Fair Isle Sweater, $30.80 (was $61.50), 2. Stella McCartney Kids, Chunky Blue Jumper, $80.80 (was $161.50), 3. Paul Smith Junior, Grey Knitted Jumper, $40.50 (was $135), 4. Paul Smith Junior, Stripe Jumper, $62 (was $124.50), 5. Cyrillus, Navy Fairisle Jumper, $15.80 (was $52.50)

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These skirts from MiniBoden are just the type of spring/summer essential our girls would like to wear and have the whimsy of a fairy tale .  Looks just right worn with a striped tee and sandals—this skirt is easy, breezy and brings the twirl factor.  It also happens to remind us of this gorgeous (but pricier) brand from London, Poppy.  Experience has shown us that items like this sell out at Boden, so grab this up fast.—CC

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MiniBoden, Scenic Skirt, $54

 

 

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StellaCove_reminder

Click HERE.  You have until Sunday, March 1st at 5pm to enter.

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Cabbages and Kings has us craving both spring AND a trip a trip to Mexico.  We love just about everything from this Spring Summer line.  This line is focused on quality and aesthetic but their Fair Trade principles are most important to the brand.  Among our picks for spring are the rompers for both boys and girls and the handmade in Mexico ‘manta’ cotton dresses.

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View the full collection at cabbagesandkinds.com.

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When crewcuts sent a package with a few pieces from their new American Museum of Natural History Tees along with tickets to the epic museum, I knew this would be a total hit with Sloane.  Last week, off went for our adventure to the NYC landmark, which happens to be one of Sloane’s favorite places on earth.  Of course we contemplated which shirt she would wear (gems vs. dinosaurs) and finally the dinosaur tee won out.  Some pics of our outing below and check out this limited edition collection of t-shirts inspired by the curators’ archives.  Even if you haven’t been able to (yet) visit this museum with your little one, at least you can feel historic putting them in something from the collection. xxNatalie

Sloane holding her tickets in her crewcuts American Museum of Natural History tee from crewcuts.

crewcuts t-shirt selected (along with her fave sparkly sneakers) and ready to go!

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Arriving at the museum (in her crewcuts puffer coat) and looking up the rotunda.

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Straight to the dinosaurs (love this dino-inspired t-shirt for boys).

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One of my favorite pics from the day.  The feeling of awe and excitement.

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Out of Africa. (♥ this leopard tee with leopard print on the back)

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A rare moment away from the crowds.

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We had never been into this room before filled with reptiles (not for the weak of heart!) Sloane loved this “two-headed snake.”

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Our new favorite place in the museum… The Hall of Gems.

And finally, some beautiful words to remember:

IMG_8158“Treat the Earth well. It was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children.”
—Kenyan Proverb

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Our giveaways are back (!) and we could. not. be more excited about giving away one of these gorgeous swimsuits from Stella Cove…just in time for Spring Break shopping!   There are so many reasons why this is one of our favorite swimwear brands… and hopefully from the bright and tropical looks of the suits we are giving away, you get the idea (can’t you almost feel the sand between your toes).  We highly suggest you visit their site to see the full collection.  Stella Cove is a fully comprehensive swimwear brand boys, girls and womens as well as rashguards, coverups, sunglasses and even dresses (which are so divine).  Welcome to your new year round destination for all chic things warm-weather.—CC

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Girls swimsuit with pineapples (avail in sizes 12m-14y) retails for $70 & the boys blue boardshorts with palm trees retails for $65.

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