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

monday rad deals… effortless spring

as always i love effortless style and this to me is spring time cool and effortless…

effortless spring deals

1. jcrew statement earrings / 2. bauble bar statement earrings/ 3. these are the days tee / 4. fender guitar tee from the men’s dept./ 5.  current elliot distressed skirt  / 6. asos distressed denim skirt (order a size up) / 7. jeffrey campbell cut out boots $195 / 8. old navy cut out boots

have you noticed the “shop our closets” tab in the menu bar? shop what we have in our closets and our all time tried and true faves by clicking on the tab and the image. have fun.

mini magazine giveaway




We can’t even believe it’s time for spring! Our new spring issue is here and we’re celebrating with this AMAZING giveaway for ONE lucky new mom (or dad) or parent-to-be!

Mini Magazine’s Ultimate Spring Giveaway includes:

1 Wash with Water Barenaked Babydoll Shampoo/Body Wash Set
$50 to ANJO Kids
$20 to Kira Kids
$100 to Hiho Batik
1 Duux Baby Projector
1 AXL Brand Tangerine Gift Set
1 Little Giraffe Love Blanket
2 Comotomo Bottles
1 Timi + Leslie Hannah Baby Bag in Mint
1 Package aden + anais Swaddles
1 pair Freshly Picked mocs
1 Bump Nest Pillow
1 Baby Sleepsack from Serena & Lily
1 Pair Belly Bandit B.D.A Leggings
To enter the Ultimate Spring Giveaway, simply use the Rafflecopter widget below. Each entry option will increase your chances of winning and BONUS if you follow each brand on social media! Links as follows:

Wash With Water | ANJO Kids | Kira Kids | PaigeLauren Baby | Little Hip Squeaks | Hiho Batik | Duux | AXL Brand | Little Giraffe | Comotomo | Timi + Leslie | aden + anais | Freshly Picked | Bump Nest | Serena & Lily | Belly Bandit

The Ultimate Spring Giveaway will run from March 17 through midnight on March 30. The winner will be notified via email and announced via the Rafflecopter widget, as well as on Mini’s social media platforms. Good luck and happy entering!

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mumu friends… second base friendship

you have friends. hi – bye friends. funny text message friends. go to dinner friends. couples friends. playdate with your kids friends. childhood friends. second opinion on paint color friends.

and then you have the type of friends where you show up to their house in your mumu, house dress, kaftan, whatever you want to call it. you talk recipes. you talk kids. you ignore your messy hair. your baby snuggles right into their couch and doesn’t make a peep the whole visit. this lady and i have become those friends. and dare i say if you wear your mumu over to your friend’s house you have just gone to second base with your friendship. i think so.

kaftan |the blue closet kaftan mumu house dress | the blue closet snuggled in |the blue closet


when we were planning to go on a cruise in February i quickly stocked up on all types of kaftans. i have a whole collection now vintage from ebay, etsy and what not, but the cruise was cancelled and funny enough i still find myself pulling these babies out everyday as i putter around the house and go to the beach. i can’t wait to wear them to FIJI in just one month!

i got this one from this etsy shop, Saudade Sun, and i love that they ask for your height just to get the perfect length.

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?