ruby tuesdays and my SPRING SHOE OBSESSIONS

ruby tuesdays… her crew cuts razor back sundress. i love a razor back on little tiny girl shoulders. i am thinking this might be a perfect easter dress.

crew cuts neon dress for girls crew cuts spring razor back dress mama and ruby

ruby: dress/ cardigan (old but similar here) socks/ boots (old)

me: dress ($59)- comes in tons of colors and you know how i love an under $100 dress

she was far too busy untangling her reindeer necklace to take off her cardigan to show you i did post one on insta though photo will have to do. the cuteness. oh the cuteness. its too much.

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and on a completely unrelated note but i am too excited to make it seamless… SPRING SHOES!!

ready to dig yourself out of the snow and gloom?  have you been spring shopping yet? more importantly have you spotted the new hybrid bootie/shoe/sandal/cutouts thing?  i am not quite ready to put my booties away for the season. i just love them too much and now i don’t have to put them away at all.  these new shoes or shooties or boots with cut outs or shoots or sandal/boots or whatever you want to call them combine all the coolness i love in a bootie with the breeziness of spring. i will be pairing these with all my spring dresses and shorts.

clogs, mules, shooties, cut out booties

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ruby tuesdays at the beach…

ruby on the beach walking

little girls crew cuts bathing suit

ruby at the beach

ruby at the beach 2

ruby sleeping on the beach

ruby beach bw

ruby's beach hat for little girlscrew cuts bathing suit $52 / old navy flannel $24 / roxy girls hat on sale $17.99

 

gift guide to boys at crew cuts…

nobody does layering pieces like crew cuts for boys. flannels, henleys, jackets and collared shirts are always just right on. this year we are loving their crew neck pullover sweatshirts, modern bow ties and cords. the slouchy sweatpants are the perfect pjs for your tween this year, just the right amount of cool.crew cuts gift guide for boys

 

1 i mean its just so good. /2/3/4/5 perfect for lounging on sunday afternoon or after a day of snowboarding/6/7 one of my top pics for family pictures. the buttons and subtle texture look great in photos/8/9/10 looks like just a flannel but is sherpa lined to make a soft jacket. perfect for southern california nights. /11/12/13/14/15/16 Ello calls these his “zoom” shoes/17

$100 Crew Cuts GIVEAWAY

i have teamed up with the lovely girls over on lunch pails and lipstick to give you a leg up on your holiday shopping.  i am sponsoring a $100 giveaway to crew cuts!

if you are a regular here, weeding through our closets, you know that crew cuts is one of our favorite brands. we want to make it one of your favorites too. so head on over to lunch pails and lipstick for a chance to win $100 to crewcuts! yay!

if you are new here, can i just say “welcome”! so glad you are stopping by. take a look around at some of our blue closet readers’ favorites, monday “rad deals” is a big deal and “ruby tuesdays” are also a favorite but be sure not to miss fridays when the blog is dedicated to mama’s style and beauty. we love to dig through the trenches of beauty madness and bring it to you real simple and straight forward.the blue closet crew cuts giveaway blue closet crew cuts giveaway ruby is wearing one of our favorite sweatshirts from crew cuts, three ways. the second we sprung for this sweatshirt it has been hard to get her to take it off. literally, she has tried to wear it three days in a row. (i was able to squeeze one laundry day in before she swooped it up again) it is that perfect balance of sporty/comfy and special.

embellished sweatshirt 3 ways

sweatshirt $66/ cord shorts $42.50 / glitter desert boots (old from crew cuts but similar here for $118 or old navy has a cute pair on sale for about $9.99 in their sale section) / sequin skirt (old hand me down but very similar here) / hat (borrowed from mama, anthropologie last year)/ leggings $32/ zara boots $59

making chocolate pb sandwichesneed inspiration on how to spend the $100? check out my favorite holiday picks this year for girls…

favorite holiday picks from crew cuts|the blue closet

1 this is the ultimate jacket i dream of my little girl wearing, except we live in southern california where i could not possibly justify this coat, however i think if you live somewhere that dips below 60 degrees this is a classic and i want to see pictures of your little girl in this. preferably with t-strap mary jane shoes, but thats just me./2/3/4/5/6/7 ruby’s faves/8/9/10/11/12/13/14/15/16 ruby lives and dies by crew cuts leggings. they take a beating and never fade, tear or get the dreaded baggy elephant knees. true staples in our house./17 this lightweight windbreaker is much more appropriate for our climate and at $55 it is even more darling./18

check back tomorrow for picks for the little fellas in your life.

and look here for great stocking stuffer ideas from crew cuts all under $20!

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ruby tuesdays…shenanigans

ruby tuesdays…

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this week has been a big crazy week. but what week isn’t? and i hear we are not allowed to say “we are so busy” because that is annoying and i agree. i don’t know one soul who is not “so busy” so i am just saying “big crazy week ” because that is what i am saying even if i am not supposed to. phew. the hus has been gone surfing in panama for a week leaving the three and me all to ourselves. i remember a time when i used to struggle with his absence but in recent years have learned to embrace the madness and freedom it brings… meaning i am free to craft and make art until the wee hours of the morning and not clean it up until the next day type of freedom. i know we go hard.  and madness meaning, i have three kids madness. so i say let the shenanigans commence…crew cuts kids the boys in the kitchen

crew cuts rhinestone top

ruby tuesdays crew cuts rhinestone shirt

ruby tuesdays crew cuts ringer top the blue closet rtoh and in case you are thinking of fixing ello’s suspenders, don’t. he likes um real nice and high because if they aren’t they will slide of his shoulder and you haven’t seen mad until you have seen this boy with his suspenders sliding. so we keep them snug and he keeps happy.

singing in the kitchen boys bw rtuesday bw life

 

on ruby: sweatshirt/ skirt (hand me down from cousin but similar here for $48 and  here for $68) / shoes (old from zara)

on ello: denim shirt (old similar here)  /suspenders/ cords/ shoes

on myes: shirt/ cords/ shoes

Okay so tomorrow is the big day!! i will be hosting my second giveaway ever and it had to be good. real good. so you are going to want to check that out tomorrow.