As part of our CC editorial updates, we are going to focus on well-priced items for most fridays (sale items, low price point, etc).  Barney’s Warehouse is a fab resource for children’s clothing because it houses past season’s threads at deeply discounted prices.  What better way to kick this series off than with this wear-with-everything Baby CZ plaid shirt for baby boy (marked down by 75%!) This is the sort of staple that your baby boy will be wear again and again and looks great under a navy sweater when the weather cools down.—CC

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Baby CZ, Plaid Shirt, $21 sale (was $84)

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For many nursery school-age children there are guidelines at school for children to wear closed-toed shoes.  This is not so much a problem for the winter, when closed-toed shoes are a necessity—but for the transitional seasons when sandals are a go-to, its more challenging to come up with just the right footwear.  For boys, sneakers generally are an easy sell…but for girls it can be a bit tougher crowd.  We’ve come up with some fall-appropriate (and girl-approved) options that are ready to hit the playground.

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1. Crewcuts, Girls Glitter Slip-on Sneaker, $68/ 2. Toms, Pink Canvas Tiny Toms Classics, $32.00/ 3. Salt Water Sandal, Shark, $30/ 4. Bensimon, Blue Heart Plimsolls, $28.50 sale/ 5. Zara, Fabric Sporty Ballet Flat, $29.90

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As you may already know, Kallio is one of our favorite sustainable children’s wear brands.  Their unexpected, modern classic designs are made entirely from repurposed, high-quality men’s shirts, and all their fabrics are locally sourced, and hand-crafted by a women’s cooperative in New York. But now…a new and exciting endeavor that YOU can help launch.  Kallio has just begun a Kickstarter campaign through the month of September to fund the Kallio WorkSHOP–the first consciously-minded retail and workshop studio in Brooklyn.  Watch the video and get inspired to get involved…now this is seriously chic thinking!

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A new and exciting section on our site that is just for you.  We have been asked by several readers for quite a while now to add something like this, and so by popular demand…here it is.  Currently Coveting – a collection of our most current must-have items that we either can not live without, or are simply dying to have.  Just like being with your best girlfriend and learning of her new finds, we are sharing with you our latest discoveries of the moment.  We hope you enjoy – happy shopping!

 

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1. Veronica Beard, Wool Jacket with Upstate Dickey, $795.00 • 2. Tom Ford Eye Primer Duo, $45.00 • 3. Pendleton Spider Rock Throw, $189.00 / This great throw blanket doubles perfectly as a poncho. •
4. RMS BEAUTY, Living Luminizer, $38.00 • 5. LAFCO candle, Citrus Berry/Breakfast Room, $60.00 •
6. Vega Jewelry 2.7″ Large Brass cuff bracelet with Big & Slim Smokey quartz crystal. Gold metallic Italian leather wrap., $295.00 • 7. Janessa Leone Sadie Hat, $150.00 • 8. Anya Hindmarch Joss make-up bag, Approx. $415.48 • 9.  Splits59 Loren Seemless Bra, $39.00 / The most comfortable sports bra for low-impact athletics in an array of fun colors. • 10. Mother Denim, The Cropped Looker Skinny Jeans, $196.00 •
11. Sheila G’s Brownie Brittle, Salted Caramel, $3.99  The salted caramel is our favorite and the calorie count is almost guilt-free for something that tastes like such an indulgence.

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We are back with a fresh new face–just in time for fall!

We have all the same elements you know and love, a few updates, and a couple of new features we are especially thrilled to share with you. We have some new Chic Contributors to check out, a refreshed list of Chic Sites to surf, a set of seasonal trends to keep in mind when shopping, a prominent list of categories to browse by, live Instagram feeds right on our homepage (so please follow us), a brand new section (just for you) called Currently Coveting, and an exciting new editorial point of view.

We are a work in progress and welcome your input and feedback, so please keep us posted on your new favorite must-haves, beloved boutiques in your neighborhood or elsewhere, and share your ‘chic child’ moments with us. Thanks so much for your support, and please spread the word!

xx, Christin & Natalie

ChicChild.com Website Re-Design

 

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We are excited to announce that Chic Child is getting a makeover!  We are updating your favorite elements, adding a couple of new features (including something special just for the moms), and getting a little revamp.  We are taking a few weeks off and look forward to returning after Labor Day with a fresh new look just in time for fall.  Stay chic and we will see you in September.  xx, CC

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Do you have a budding rider or just a fan of equestrian fashions…we love this well-edited collection of stylish basics from A Bit Above Saddlery.  Check out a few of our top picks, and the schedule for their traveling mobile unit tack shop…you may just see them at a local horse show.  Also, make sure to check back for new fall items coming soon.  -CC

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When our friends at GapKids asked us to help spread the word about their new marketing campaign, we of course knew you’d love to know the happenings at one of our fave Kids’ sites and clothing lines…Gap once again proves their vision and creative lead by changing up the traditional casting call with the launch of a program called ‘Kids Being Kid.’  Parents from around the world can upload photos of their children via social media channels for a chance to be featured in a GapKids 2015 Marketing campaign! Here’s how it works:

  • Parents are asked to submit three charismatic photos of their children between now and September 15th to www.gapkidsclass.com. Each parent will then receive a socially sharable video of their child’s photos that encapsulates the GapKids aesthetic to share with their social media channels.
  • Gap will also be hosting GapKids Class of 2014 Picture Day on Saturday, August 16th from 10am – 4pm at Gap stores across the country. Families are invited to head in for a day of picture perfect fun with professional photographers on-site to capture moments of customers’ kids to enter them for a chance to win a starring role in GapKids Class of 2014.
  • Additionally, Gap has just launched “the cutest place on the Internet,” the new @GapKids Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest channels. This social network allows parents to explore the brand’s series of style collectives, brand moments, inspirational content, and of course, adorable kids.

For more information, please visit GapKidsClass.com… keep us posted of your participation, we’d love to help share the pics of your adorable (chic) children!—CC

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Every season we look to Bonpoint as the pinnacle of fashion for children.  Though never ‘trendy,’ they are always spot on with certain colors and themes we then see throughout other childrens’ collections.  This season Bonpoint is filled with a muted pallate of greys, with pops of colors like yellow, blush, aubergine and deep red.  Polka dots are abundant as is plaid, mouliné knits and fair isle.  Of course it wouldn’t be bonpoint without lovely winter liberty prints! Take a cue from this season’s collection and start making your wish list.—CC

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We’ve written about Miss Mochila bags before, as both of us and our daughters have these fab, summery bags.  Walking into a stylish little store in the Hamptons, I spotted the tiniest Mochila bag perched on a shelf… just perfect for a little girl (and a much more appealing price point).  Searching on the internet revealed that one of our favorite site, Shop Latitude has a great variety of these little purses.  A wonderful array of color options and just large enough to sling cross-body with a snack, and whatever other little tiny treasures your daughter likes to carry—we love ‘em!—CC

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These blue plaid shorts from Baby CZ are a great purchase for this time of year.  Still plenty of time to wear them, and will even transition into fall with a sweater.  Perhaps inspired by yesterday’s post with patterns of indigo, but we’re loving these shorts with a chambray Guayabera shirt (from Old Navy!) and topped with a fedora.  Still plenty of sizes left for these wear-all-the-time shorts!—CC

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Mixing prints is a fun way to change up those not-so-basic pieces in your child’s closet.  These Boy + Girl shorts ( which are so great, btw…a wide bottom almost like a skirt, and on sale!) mixes perfectly with a diamond-print top.  This outfit would be just the ticket for a day at camp or any summer day where the activities can go from playground to swimming.  So go ahead and mix it up… there’s nothing wrong with a little pattern play.—CC

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This is the time of year that calls for smart end-of-summer shopping.  Two key components in taking advantage of all the sales…1) make sure pieces are sized to fit for next spring/summer and 2) look for pieces that transition well into early fall.  Simple patterns like stripes, neutral colors like navy, and items that layer well all make for great finds.  These looks from Morgan & Milo are perfect…add a grey hoodie to the boys outfit or a jean jacket or navy cardigan to the girls, and you have a few looks that work just as great in August as they do in September.  –CC

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You may have picked up a 3-pack of these panties at your favorite children’s boutique, but you may not know that the brand, Esme, has so much more to offer.  Underwear, tanks, pajamas, leggings and more…all made of the super yummy cotton, modal and spandex combination that has that ‘next to nothing’ feel.  These are a new CC favorite…we know you will feel the same.

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Inspired by our dear friend, loyal reader and Chic Contributor Samantha Mollett‘s little boy Beckett…we recently fell in love with this simple white linen shirt he was wearing called a Guayabera.  You have most likely seen them before but finding them outside of a trip to Cuba or Mexico is pretty tough.  So we went on a mission to find an online resource for CC readers…and we scored…GuayaberasCubanas.com!  Not only do they have the boys shirts, but dresses for girls too.  This simple chic style is pure summer and a great look for these upcoming warmer weeks.  –CC

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Most of you know how much we love and adore our eyelet ruffle socks.  Our girls have been wearing them since crib shoes.  These have really been our only socks until recently when I started to encounter a little protesting from my 5 year old saying they are “for little girls.”  And though it kind of broke my heart, we came to an agreement that we would not rule them out altogether, but would find a few alternatives.  Our new favorite, especially with sneakers, are these simple white socks with the pom pom.  These two styles are some of the best basics around…we hope your little ones will agree.  xx, Christin

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