weekly-head 12-7NewsletterThe holiday countdown with chic ideas continues…

1. What little girls dreams are made of…Cerise is Bonpoint’s handmade doll.  A simple French girl (each a one-of-a-kind), with a wardrobe to-die-for.  Endless hours of dress up fun with matching outfits for the lucky recipient.

2. Shh…super secret agent gear discovered.  The ultimate deluxe spy kit for undercover boys and girls from Sharper Image.  Spy games and secret missions for days.

3. The warmth of love is abundant in these chic and cozy faux fur coats and vests by Wild and Gorgeous.  We ‘love’ this for your little fashion mavens.  In fact, good luck getting them to take it off.

4. Music with a real bark…literally!  The Woofer by B. is one toy that appeals to boys and girls across a variety of ages.  The ideal gift of pure fun for your little maestros.

5. Super fly is the kid sporting these Nike Roshe Two Flyknit’s.  “Inspired by the practice of meditation and the concept of Zen”, these sock-like sneakers in a rainbow of colors are well worth the investment for the comfort and whatever peace they may bring (one can hope).

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11-29NewsletterThink Chic!  Its the holiday countdown with chic ideas…

1. The Magic of Christmas Morning is a moment we look forward to all year long.  What better way to savor the moment with your little princes and angels then by making them feel just so.  Leave it to Maileg to create the perfect accessory to match the moment.

2. The Ultimate List of Books (the gift that keeps on giving) can be found by following @playagainreads on Instagram.  Created by renowned educator Lisa Zaretsky who promotes the ‘power of possibility”, she often tags each book with ages and specifics that make it easy to find the ideal read.

3. Twinkle Toes your little girl will be when you concede to get her those sparkly impractical shoes she is always asking for.  Zara has a great collection of trendy pieces that won’t break the bank.  She will be over the moon!

4. Never Too Much Camo seems to be the rule when it comes to boys.  These comfy essentials from Crewcuts are perfect seasonal layering pieces.

5. A Place to Dream is what every child needs, and Land of Nod has really raised the bar in the playhouse department.  From traditional tents to a horse barn and a rocket ship, they have you covered.

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We love this time of year when we take pause to give thanks.  We are so grateful to you, our loyal readers, for inspiring and challenging us to be better every day.  Our sincerest wishes to you and your loved ones for a wonderful Thanksgiving.  May your hearts be filled with gratitude.  xx, Christin & Natalie
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11-16Newsletter1. 15% off from Petite Plume Sleepwear exclusive to CC readers with the code: “CHICCHILD1″.  These are ideal for those Christmas morning memories…or any morning for that matter.  Whether matching, coordinating or picked for individual styles, there is one for every member of the family.  Click here to order them monogrammed in time for the holidays–for yourself or as the perfect gift.

2. The ideal travel bag that can be worn as a backpack, hang from the stroller or over your shoulder.  For families with all different ages at all stages, the “Kaos Ransel” nappy bag fits everything you need with lots of pockets, space and versatility.  Holiday travel…we’ve got you covered!

3. Fashionable and practical at $29.99-$39.99 from Target, these silver and gold jackets in toddler and girl sizes are the perfect addition of sparkle to satisfy those girly girls.  This might be the chicest sparkly piece of outerwear we have seen yet this season.

4. Make a statement of inspiration for your littles ones they will remember with these adorable light boxes.  Whether a friendly everyday reminder of love, luck and wisdom, or a special occasion…this is a fun and clever way to get your message across.  Click here to shop.

5. Easy Peasy fur booties are the coziest and sweetest wintertime shoe for baby.  Easy to slip on with a tie to keep in place, they go with just about everything, and will keep baby nice and toasty all winter long.  Click here to shop.

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11-9Newsletter1. Calling all Tweens/Teens to check out Leon & Harper–a Parisian line for young girls “who know and like fashion, but don’t want to follow the rules.”  Learn more and shop the collection at Smallable.  Finally!

2. Dare to go BareBare Collection that is.  A rare and special opportunity at Saks Fifth Avenue, NYC to meet the jewelry designer Jeet Sohal and create a custom one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry to wear everyday and cherish forever.  “Drawing on her Indian, Filipino, Spanish, and American heritage, Jeet creates jewelry that is intricate, beautiful, eye-catching, and yet very simple.”  This is your invitation…so definitely make time to go by the event, or be sure to call in or contact the store to shop and learn more (see invite for details).

3. Get Vested with Old Navy and their collection of cozy vests for boys.  At prices from $16.00-$26.00, you can grab a few different colors/patterns to layer throughout the season.  Pair one of these with a new set of Legos for the perfect birthday and/or holiday gift.  Click here to shop the collection.

4. Celebrate Everything is Darcy Miller’s new book on all things paper, all things party, and everything in between to create that perfect memory worth commemorating.  From soup to nuts, this book is your ultimate resource for ideas and how-to’s.  Click here to purchase–you will need one for yourself and each of your best friends.

5. Good Beauty Habits  are established early on.  Whether a young child who is learning the basics: to cleanse, nourish and protect; or someone on the brink of puberty learning to prevent or battle acne, Juice Beauty has some of the purest ingredients around.

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weekly-head11-2Newsletter1. The Cat’s Meow is just what you are when sporting one of these furry or feline knits from Crewcuts.  The perfect addition to any outfit, either basic or with mixed prints to add a touch of chic.  Click here to shop.

2. Cool Dude’s wear these navy suede Adidas in the fall/winter season because they are sporty and look good with just about anything…from European chic to all American sportswear, they are super cool.  They are especially adorable on toddler boys.

3. Elizabeth Layne Vintage Heirloom Clothing is “a seasonal collection of heirlooms that work for everyday, or special occasions” with the option to create custom as well.   We especially love their velvet pieces for the holidays, though not limited to that time of year.  We also love the lighter weight options with more of a holiday motif for anyone spending their holidays in warmer weather.  Click here to learn more and shop the whole collection.

4. The Classic Corduroy Blazer is a must for every guy.  From ages 4 and up, this Brooks Brothers staple is the perfect piece to keep your “Dan” looking especially dapper through the season.  The versatility is limitless – paired with jeans and a sweater as a top layer, or with pants and a button down shirt for more polished gatherings.  Click here to shop.

5. Squatchi…say what?  It may have a funny name, but the purpose is genius.  Finally a foot sizer for children that you can easily use at home and makes online ordering a snap.  Not all brands are created with equal sizing…and the frustration is big when trying to buy shoes for multiple children.  Yippee, problem solved.  Click here to learn more and order.

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1. The Proper Peony: We adore the combination of contrast, simplicity and hand-stitched details in this line. The ‘love bird’ dress is especially adorable for the holidays–makes our heart skip a beat.  Click here to shop.

 

2. Cozy Staple: This is the ideal every day jacket to go with all styles.  Not too sporty, too trendy, and no labels.  Thank you Makié.

 

3. Baby Keepsake Box: Organize, access and store all your precious memories in one safe and beautifully appointed place.  Genius!  Click here to learn more, and here to get one for each child or as a gift.

 

4. Staying Warm on Halloween:  Definitely grab a pair of these fleece-lined leggings to match your child’s costume and they will stay cozy warm all night while trick or treating.  Not to mention they are the perfect winter layer under dresses and skirts all season long.

 

5. Perfect for all Pony Lovers: Charmajesty Linens has blown us away again.  We adore their sweet yet luxurious lumbar pillow with hand embroidered grazing horse.  Every pony lover should have one of these on their bed, and it makes the ideal gift.

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10-19Newsletter1. Johnnie-O Pullovers: The Perfect parent and child approved layer…looks polished enough to wear with nicer pants but feels like a sweatshirt.  Click here to shop the collection.

2. Baby Ballet Flats – These are the perfect little shoes for baby girls newborn-24 months.  Super soft crib shoes in pale pink for those soft wintery looks and shiny red ones for the holidays.  And at $24.95 we will take both colors please.  Click here to shop.

3. Shine Bright Like a Diamond – We love it when fashion gives back–especially when it ‘inspires women’s self worth and creates educational opportunities for girls.’  Diamonds Unleashed and Sojo have partnered to create an absolutely adorable collection of dresses, tunics and rompers for ages 6 months-8 years, along with an exclusive hand-crocheted pocket mouse that fits just perfectly in the pocket of each piece.  Click here to learn more.  Click here to shop the collection.

4. A Little Something for Mom.  If you race around all day trying to squeeze it all in like we do, you probably have just as little or no time to be bothered with things like make-up.  But we will admit, a little concealer, blush or bronzer and mascara makes all the difference…in how you look and how you feel.  We recently discovered a mascara that is genius…loads of volume, water resistant and no smudge or smearing (i.e. no mascara under your eyes by the end of the day).  And it is easily removed with soap and water.  Trust us…you will love it!  Click here to get yours.

5. Dondolo – A Brand You Need to Know.  This beautiful children’s line just launched in 2015 and has already made a great impression.  Not only have they created stunning collections of baby accessories and complete seasonal collections of must have’s, they are also empowering mothers.  Dondolo has created a business model that employs single mothers in Columbia to create high quality and timeless clothing with proceeds from the sales going back to provide clothing for the local children in need.    Now this is a brand we feel good about buying.  Click here to learn more.  Click here to find a boutique in your area.

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Weekly News1. Bonpoint Sample Sale: It’s that time of year again, so make sure to mark your calendar. Up to 60% off the fall/winter collection – a must-attend and our favorite time to stock up! (click to view invite)

2. Faux fur lined boots for boys – the style of a winter boot meets the function of a cozy sneaker. Perfection!  childrenchic.com

3. EZ Dresses from Zara | Dress up, or down, classic or funky. These make the perfect base layer to then style in her own way. Pair with leggings, high-tops and a jean jacket for a more casual look; or tights, mary janes and a fur vest for a more ladylike look. 1/2/3/4

4. Cocoonababy is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. This little nest promotes better and longer sleep by positioning the baby in a way that is similar to the womb. This is helpful in preventing jerky movements, reflux, flat head syndrome and encourages better interaction. Cocoonababy is getting rave reviews for newborns up to about 4 months old. And it comes with a super cozy cover. Click here to learn more.

5. A little something for the moms. This might be the chicest water bottle I have seen yet…with the benefits of infusing your water with additional supplements and flavors in the most clever way. And it comes in rose gold…yes please! dropbottle.co

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To our valuable readers: we hope you enjoy our content as much as we enjoy putting it together for you.  As we constantly evaluate our website and the feedback we receive, we strive to keep things fresh, new, informative and most of all helpful to you in servicing your petite fashion needs.  Instead of sending you an email every day that may or may not apply to you, we have decided to send a weekly newsletter that will touch on all categories–aiming to have something for everyone.  As always we welcome your input and suggestions, and strive to continue to improve our site, and be a key resource for you and your family.  So please e-mail us, let us know your thoughts, and keep an eye out for our ‘new’sletter next week.

xx, Christin & Natalie

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For those of us that do not wear a uniform to school, this type of stylish yet easy outfit is exactly what our mornings are craving.  Old Navy does simple so well and we think this dress warrants a purchase in both colors.  Pair with knee socks or a fun printed pair of tights for a basic outfit that feels anything but boring.—CC

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Our good friend Lindsey Berns (aka designer of one of the coolest kids clothing lines around) has been saving up her vintage denim for this moment.  She’s re-purposing vintage Levi’s and Osh Kosh for this season’s eponymous line featuring hand-made, suede appliqué, embroidery, Swarovski crystals and metals studs (!!!).  Its selling out like crazy and she will be featuring new pieces throughout the season.  Consider us captive…we can’t wait to get our hands on these one-of-a-kind pieces.  Shop the entire collection HERE.—CC

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Are your kiddos always asking for those hipster tees…maybe one that is super sparkly, with funny animals or crazy sayings?  Well there is a place and a time for these tees and Boden has the best selection that will appease your child’s need with parent approval as well.  These tees also make a great layer under a chunky cardigan or paired with a floral skirt.  It’s tee time!  –CC

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Click here to shop the complete girls collection, and here to shop the complete boys collection

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We are totally blushing over Marie Chantal’s fall girls collection.  We love how these pieces can be worn just a casual as they can be dressy.  The beauty of blush is completely neutral, yet on trend and works beautifully with your traditional fall colors such as shades of brown, navy and grey.  These are your essential investment pieces for the season and will stand the test of time to pass on to future generations.  –CC
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Fall is officially here, and apple and pumpkin picking are in full swing.  This time of year is all about the layers and ones with versatility.  When it comes to boys, we like no fuss and colors and patterns that can easily mix with the rest of their wardrobe.  You can’t go wrong with a few navy, red and grey staples…here are some of our favorites from Egg by Susan Lazar that will work all season long and into the winter with plenty of style to boot.  –CC

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…and I will not carry one either.  Most of us would choose fashion over function, but why can’t you have both?  Well, you can!  Life In Play has created the ultimate diaper bag alternative.  An insert sized small or large to fit right inside your favorite tote bag that instantly adds function.  And it comes in several colors so you can match the lining.  Not to mention the ability to take out the packed insert and instantly change bags on a dime.  Viola – the ultimate solution!  –CC

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