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

BACK TO SCHOOL TRENDS 2013 COMING SOON!

this thursday i will have the BIGGEST ROUND UP EVER of all the back to school trends 2013 all in one place! everything from preschoolers to tweens. come see what the kids want this year! and be sure to keep following along (here DIY distressed jeans and here cutest vest round up and here best biking gear for kids  and here)  with my more in depth back to school series. you will want to take this list with you this weekend.

BACK TO SCHOOL TRENDS TWEENS KIDS

this or that…look for less

this or that this week is all about spring break looks for less…or more. you decide which you like the best.

this or that spring break

blue gap shoes / pink native shoes / gap chambray shorts / j crew chambray shorts/ little vida camo jacket/

jcrew denim shirt for boys $34.50 / gold salt water sandals / gap jegging

which would you splurge on and which would you save on?

easter shoes for girls, boys and tweens

i have easter shoes for kids on my mind.

we live by ballet flats and leather sandals. luckily ruby is not quite ready to put her boots away just yet so i still have some time while i have been   spilling over pages of shoes and checking out what is on trend for easter this year.

here is my round up of my favorite Easter inspired shoes in all price ranges…

easter flats FOR girls this or that easter shoes

 

 

 

 

target gold / crew cuts gold / jessica simpson ankle strap / old navy pink stripe / peacock polka dot / zara blush bow/ zara fringe sandal

and for tweens and teens i am loving the mix of hard and soft. studs and leather mixed with soft pastels and florals…

i hate to be repetitive but zara always seems to get it just right for this in between age. not too old and not too young.

easter shoes for tweens and teens

 1. zara pink stud 2. zara stud cowboy ankle boot 3. white floral doc martens 4. stud ankle strap 5. brown floral doc martens

 

easter shoes boys

1. tan desert boot  2. slip on vans  3. target green boat shoe  4. gray ankle boots 5. boys green and brown 6. gap color block boat shoe

so tell me, what are putting your kids in this year?

varsity jackets… inspired by stephanie zinone

varsity jackets round up

if you, like me, were too busy catching up on classics like “Saved By the Bell” and “California Dreams” each saturday morning to be bothered with saturday morning soccer/softball/ tournaments and what nots, then you may find my next observation to be true.

 michelle pfeiffer’s epic 1982 flick grease 2 launched the varsity jacket.

thus culminating in a huge trend…31 years later.

this fact rings especially true for those of us who would likely be found running around with our girlfriends rather then actually running around on a field/court where the varsity jacket could actually be earned. you couldn’t take your eyes off her shiny pinkness.

there were two amazing things about this saturday morning movie:

1. the way she ate ketchup with her burger (changed my life).

2. her pink satin “pink ladies” jacket paired with black skinnies.

pink ladies

so thank you michelle. i am sure thom browne could have been found years ago on a saturday morning watching miss pfieffer playing the impeccable stephanie zinone in all  her finery and decided… varsity jackets in my next line.

 

VARSITY JACKETS

pink splendid jacket $128 boys version here  / zara white baby jacket $35 / zara gray baseball jacket  $39.95/ h&m green baseball jacket $19.95 / target harajuku mini $28 / diamond co. black jacket $99 / ruca gray and black (sold out but similar here) / tan asos jacket $68

now i am very disappointed because when i put this post together madewell was carrying this jacket. it has since sold out…boo! here are some other options… here and at this one at urban outfitters

 

i like to think of the varsity jacket in the same way i think of my leather jacket, just more directional. below are all the items i would mix and match to create outfits that would take you from watching your kid’s game on saturday to brunch with the girls.

varsity jacket for women

 

 

1. madewell jacket ($178) / 2.ankle boot $101 /3. polka dot shirt $43 / 4. black pencil skirt $118 similar here for $55 / 5.black satchel $2000 find similar here/ 6. denim shirt / 7. pink chiffon maxi $25 / 8. white boyfriend tee $17 / 9. leather  current elliot boyfriend jeans $225, find similar here for $70 / 10. marni color block tote $1600, find similar here for $375, here for $268 and here for $168