monday rad deals… easter outfits for boys

hello! today we are looking at easy Easter outfits for boys that can be worn well after the holiday.

easter outfits for toddler boys


toddler boy’s stripe volcom shirt $35 / toddler volcom twill pant $47 / blue canvas vans for toddlers $30


toddler boy’s yellow stripe shirt $14.95 /twill h&m blue pant $9.95blue canvas slip on $13.59

easter outfits for boys

chambray short sleeve shirt for boys $16.95 / pastel tribal bow tie $12.95 / olive green chinos $18

striped chambray  $36crew cuts caramel colored khakis $49 / flamingo bow tie $9.95

check out what my boys wore last year here and here.

and my easter shoe round up here.

easter shoes for girls, boys, babies and toddlers… that won’t make you fall asleep

we are taking a break from monday rad deals (although there are a lot of rad deals on these shoes today) to bring you the all important EASTER SHOES round up for kids! yay!! this time of year makes me so happy. I will talk more about what spring means to me  tomorrow with my Easter dresses and Easter outfits for boys picks but first lets start with SHOES!

zara metallic gold sandal $49/zara chambray dot flat $29 / leopard ankle strap sandals $24 / still a classic metallic gold saltwater sandal from baby to tweens $34 /cole haan gold cap baby shoe $37 / polka dot leather strap ballet flat $21.95brown leather t-strap flat $39 /leopard doc marten boots $74 / kensie girl white leather gladiator for little girls to tweens $36 / minnetonka fringe sandal for girls $29 / aqua minnetonka fringe sandal for girls $29 / gold plated ankle strap sandal for girls $39 / silver metallic ankle strap $14.95 / gray canvas toms $33.95 /gold brogues for baby $34 / zara mixed leather sneaker $35 / these little navy like birkenstocks i cannot handle with shorts and little chubby legs $45 / green sneaker $45 / sunny yellow slip on shoe for baby $19 / coral ballet moccasins $60 /aqua leather mocassins for baby $60 / white and gold studded mocassins $60 / gray canvas velcro sneakers $29 (20% off right now) / boys blue canvas vans with brown laces $42 / blue converse $37


monday rad deals…packing for spring break. fiji edition

okay my dear friend Rachel told me i needed to move it on my spring break packing post… so rachel, this one is for you;)

our family trip to FIJI is just around the corner!! yay! wait? how did we end up going to FIJI after this post i wrote almost a year ago?? Well let me tell you. Hulls are still brave. so brave in fact that we are going to fly across the world with our three beebs to one of the best surf spots in the world and staying at the Tavarua Surf Resort. Hus goes on surf trips a few times a year. this is the first time the whole family is joining him. Can you believe i have never actually ridden on a surf board with all these crazy kids that hop on anytime?? this is my trip. i am going to do it. the water will be warm and clear and Hulls are brave. so that means i am brave, right? right.

so lets get to packing. what does one bring on a trip across the world to surf? lots of bathing suits, here are my two favorite one pieces. truly so flattering.

want to see my top one piece picks? check them out here. here are the other items i am packing and they are all under $100…

packing for beach vacation

i almost don’t want to give this source away because it has become one of my favorite gifts for expecting and nursing moms and worn as a cotton kimono or mumu for myself but I have to. Its my job. This company, silks and more, make the best robes/kimonos. For my friends that are new mamas they have robes that darling for the hospital with a button option for ease in nursing, for the bride to be you can order matching robes in bulk to get ready with all your bridesmaids and for me i just float around the house in them. The robes/kimonos/mumus come in all lengths. i have the floor length and the knee length and love them both. AND did i mention they are under $40 bucks!? you are welcome. just wait until you see the fabric options. one last thing, they say shipping takes a couple of weeks but i have received all orders within seven days, so you still have time before spring break.

click item detail for link: silks and more cotton robe/kimono/mumu / haviannas /  black cut out one piece /the perfect floaty white dress. so perfect i got it in black too. $48volcom lace cover up/ sam edelman sandals / orange topshop bathing suit/ not pictured but you have seen me in them a million times before black hat / panama hat/

Carry on luggage… Okay, so our plan is each person will have their own backpack for carry on luggage. this backpack is going to include their ipods (freshly loaded with new games and movies), headphones, a small set of markers, clipboard and a snuggly, like a small pillow or stuffed animal. I never check in my camera equipment or laptop so i have been looking into backpacks that will house both so I have free hands to help the kids with all their loading and security checks and what not. I also feel it is important to NOT draw anymore attention to ourselves or our belongings then my blonde hair blue eyed babies are going to do. inconspicuous is what i am going for. i think these three backpacks tackle each concern appropriately and although the first one is lovely the other two are beautiful and at great prices.

packing for a surf trip to fiji camera backpacks. great for traveling to rural countries

i can hardly contain my excitement. this is our first trip traveling internationally with the kids and i am determined to dot every i and cross every t that could arise to make our trip as seamless as possible. that is as seamless as a trip with three kids and three surfboards in tow can be.

the boys packing could not get any easier… board shorts, tanks and sandals. myes wants to ride the half pipe so he is bringing one pair of jeans. he always skates ramps in jeans to avoid the ramp burn from when he eats it.

packing boys for fiji vacation

no. 1 rip curl stripe tank $25 /no. 2 reversible o’neill tank $23/ no. 3 crew cuts tropical shorts $48 (take an additional 30% off right now!!) / no.4 boys tropical swim shorts $19.90 /no. 5 green zara tank $7 / no. 6 nico nico tank $52 / no. 7 munster tropical boys shorts $62 / no. 8 neon pink volcom shorts / no. 9 gray stripe quiksilver $49.50 / no. 10 chambray volcom shorts $49.50 (and i mean how handsome are these? perfect for a resort. they can just throw on a shirt and look suitable for dinner).

now i have a couple of varying prices in the boys packing list, but i will be honest. NOBODY does swimwear like the surf companies. its true. i have gotten gap, old navy, j crew (and you now how i love these companies) and this year we are trying some zara but i will tell you, for me it is worth it to splurge on the bathing suits. my kids literally live in the salty sea or chlorinated pools and the elements wreak havoc on fabrics. we have found that quiksilver, volcom, rvca, o’neill and rip curl hold up the best. colors stay strong and the boys’ booties don’t bust through the seat of the shorts when doing cannonballs. so the shorts are expensive but in the end i always wish i had gone with the surf brands. okay, stepping down from my soap box/confessional now.

packing little girl for beach vacation

tiger one piece $41 / cheetah one piece $14.95fringe dress $58 / tie dye fringe dress $36 / orange color block bathing suit $60 / halter polka dot suit $24.95  take 35% off today rashguard $38 / rashguard and boy shorts $29 plus take $35 % off today (reviews say it runs really small order a size up)

Sooo… where are you guys headed this spring break?

Don’t forget to check back in for beauty questions answered and what else we have on our packing list:)


ruby tuesdays… peek kids boho style for girls

we love peek kids around here. we have been wearing peek in our house since myes was about three years old. ruby has one of their tees that says “Creativity Takes Courage… Be Courageous.” I love that message for kids. so inspiring. so positive. peek’s carefree and confident take on boho style is refreshing, easy and always oh so comfy.

boho style for little girls by peek kids southern california style for kids peek kids spring collection peek kids boho top for girls peek kids boho top peek kids 1 myes bball peek kids 2

click on links to find products: c/o peek kids aurora top / her favorite favorite cut offs   and i love the length. long enough to do kart wheels and play but short enough to be fun  hat

here are some of my faves from peek’s spring lines… and speaking of mumus i love peek’s modern take on the spanish class, huipil? I am so in love.

peek kids for spring

drawstring shorts / embroidered skirt / zig zag dress / hulapi top / do what can tee / sea air sun tee / utility vest / baby bloomers

what is your favorite thing from peek

Favorite Boy Brands Giveaway!!

some people say it is so hard to shop for boys.  I say “NO IT AIN’T. let me introduce you to some magic.”

These bits of magic are spreading their abra cadabra with us today with an instagram giveaway!!

favorite brands for boys

these are not what you necessarily win, YOU CHOOSE, these are just some of my faves!

you are my sunshine shirt / yeah yeah yeah tee / camo harem pants


Prize: A tee and TOTE of your choice from Truly Sanctuary.  A tee of your choice from PreFresh. $50 to Little Boss Shop to spend as you like.

How to Enter: Follow all four of us on instagram @thebluecloset @trulysanctuary @prefresh @thelittlebossshop leave a comment on my giveaway  post on instagram and tag a friend on the same post

It easier now more then ever to get your hands on great duds for the little guys. I love using etsy and instagram to find unique, one of a kind clothing as well as big box stores that are  picking up great lines. I have rounded up some of my favorite brands to give you some of their most stylish goods.

I recently discover Little Boss Shop which puts so many of my favorite brands in one place. It is one stop shopping for cool graphic tees, trendy hipster leggings for boys or girls. they carry brands like Of One Sea, Candy Kirby, Kira, Slyfox Threads and those adorable wooden cameras by Twig Creative. I am obsessed already.

Truly Sanctuary is one of my favorite shops. They were some of the first people to reach out to me when i started this ole girl and i have grown to adore their brand and their life. A must follow on instagram. There is always a joke and i want in on it:) PLUS they are starting a YOUTH line so YAY!!

Prefresh. For literally the coolest kids. their graphics and phrases are always right on or ahead of the trends. They  strike the perfect cord between being young but not cutesy… ya know, fresh, just like their name. perfect for my picky picky boys.

ABOUT ELLObatman shirt for little boys

ello playing carsello playing cars on the couchafter school

ello on the couch

where are your favorite places to shop for the little fellas?