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?

ruby tuesdays…the yellow dress

i have two uniforms. one is jeans and tees and the other is comfy cotton dresses with booties. when i saw this adorable number by wunway i knew ruby (meaning me) would need it. it is soft and comfy and just moves with her. she wore it the next day to school with leopard leggings, this cardigan and a tank underneath to keep her carefree.

she was just trying the dress on the day of these photos to check the fit.  suddenly the sun caught her hair as she concentrated so hard on fixing the chapstick her brother had just dug his finger into. he was running all around her and she just sat, concentrating, in the zone, peaceful and fine. i  thought “i need to grab my camera.”  there is nothing extraordinary about this moment other then the feeling there. a little girl growing up. learning patience.

wunway yellow dress

yellow wunway dress for girls

ruby in the yellow dresswunway dress available in blue and red.


monday rad deals…

today for rad deals i am loving, boxy tops, printed pegged pants and and slides. Tell me what do you think of the birkenstock trend? They were all over the Celine runway and i have been noticing them for  a couple of years now. what do you think? I love them for kids, especially after sports and dance practice but for mama? Jury is still out on the full birkenstock style but these Joie slides? I LOVE!!

Monday Rad Deals slides 2

asos bright pink boxy tee $53 zara metallic silver sandal $79.90 / zara geometric print trouser $59 / zara black slides $99 and for kids here

rag and bone boy tee $150 /anthropologie floral trouser $118 / rachel zoe gold metallic slip on $255 / joie slide on $185 / vince silver sandal $125

I have a great giveaway coming up tomorrow. Four of my favorite brands for boys are giving away some of their items. if you have boys, you won’t want to miss it. in the meantime, here are some great finds for those active little fellas in your life.

monday rad deals boys

1. gray slide on $19 (now 35% off online) /2.camo shirt $8 (30% off online only) /  3.tiger shirt $9 / 4.  hm light denim $14.95 / 5. boys will be boys onesie $12 (30% 0ff right now online) /  6. geometric swim shorts $12.95

my asos dress obsession continues…

i have two uniforms, jeans and white tees and comfy comfy dresses. asos always gets it right and at great prices. here is what i would buy if i needed 8 more dresses;) blush colors, dots, tribal maxis – just when i think i am so over the tribal trend i see these and i am back in, midi length

asos dresses


click the corresponding number to buy: 1/2/3 button off waist/4/5/6/7/8

beauty closet… beachy waves overnight

you know i think my BFF is a beauty genius. this week she has taken it to whole new level of geniusness (which is not a word. i am not a genius). Lacey, The Blue Closet’s beauty guru, gave me one of the best hair tips i have ever been given. ever. life changing really.

we are all busy. wether you are a  mom, working lady, going to school or whatever EVERYONE is busy nowadays. mornings seem to evaporate right before my eyes and the quicker i can get moving the better. you have asked, and here is the answer. how to i get my waves… enter lacey’s beauty tip genius.

Create  beachy textured hair overnight by sleeping in this super sexy braid (wink wink. its not, you might as well throw on your mumu with the braid since you are already repelling the men folk). Wash hair at night. when it has dried slightly do the following:

how to get volume in your hair how to get voluminour textured hair

how to get beachy texture and major volume |the blue closet texture

For your information, my hair is naturally straight and Lacey’s is naturally wavy, hence the difference in our waviness. how to wake up to beachy wavesSteps 1 -4: spray this root lift spray on your side part on the right, the left and then down the middle. then work the root lifter into the hair. Add a little bit of texture spray. I like this one and this one.

Step 5:  flip your head upside down. for major volume french braid from the base of your neck backwards up the top of your head from neck to end of hair. Or you can just flip the head upside down, braid hair backwards from base of neck to tip of hair.

Step 6: loosen braid using your fingers to create a little separation.

Step 7: Flip your braid back down the back of your head and secure with a hair claw.

Step 8: go to bed. in the morning. shake it out and boom. that’s it. beachy textured waves. now you wake up with hair that is ready to go!

Don’t have time to sleep on it? Do steps 1-7 and blow dry braid instead of going to sleep.

best hair products to create volume and texture |the blue closet

Enjoy Texture Spray $11.25  (a little goes a long way)/ big sexy root lifter $17.99 / Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray $42