Saturday, June 28, 2008

Summertime Fashions at Tea Collection

I have been so swamped with three boys home for the summer and balancing my consulting workload that I've barely had time to check out the summer collections of my favorite designers.

Today I decided to check out the new additions at Tea Collection. Their summer designs are full of fun colors, fresh designs, and classic construction.

Here are our summer favorites:

Daily Tea Star Flower Shirred Dress
Price: $27

Daily Tea Butterfly Tank Top
Price: $19

Kofu Grasshopper Tee
Sale Price: $14.50

Check out the rest of their collection at

A Baby Sized Beach Cabana

Most of us like to head outdoors when the weather turns warm. It's always a challenge to find the balance between summertime fun and protecting kids precious skin.

One Step Ahead has come up with a mini-sized beach cabana ideal for baby's first summer at the beach. The tent includes mesh sides and a roof that is ventilated to maximize the summer airflow. For their protection, it has UPF 50+ protection and is designed to block 98% of UV rays. When nap time hits, you can roll down shades for extra privacy.

When it's time to pack up for the day, the tent easily folds up and comes with its own carry bag.

Currently $39.95 at One Step Ahead.

Organic Style: Speesees Safari Style Eco-Chic

Our latest "green" find is the collection of organic cotton pieces for baby from Speesees. The collection features classic baby pieces of onesies, tees, yoga pants, and rompers. Each piece is constructed from 100% certified organic cotton, low-impact dyes, nickle free snaps, no formaldehyde and and no dioxin.

The pieces are full of rich colors, contrast stitching, and graphical designs inspired by nature. We're especially loving the animal onesies that are made for some major infant fun.

The entire collection is reasonably priced ranging from $15 - $40.

Summer Sale at Moxie Kids: 30 % Off Just About Everything

The summer sales just keep rolling in. Moxie Kids is offering a 30% discount off just about everything in their online store (with the exclusion of furniture, artwork and fall styles) until June 30. To take advantage of this great deal, enter coupon code "JUNEBUG" at checkout.

I'm totally loving this Somerset Shirtwaist Dress by Ses Petites Mains. The shirtwaist dress is two stylish pieces in one. It can be worn as a dress or over pants for a casual look. Normally priced at $72, discount priced at $49 during the sale.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

BabyStyle Super Shoe Sale

For one week only, Baby Style is offering an extra 20% off already reduced priced shoes. Just use code "SHOES20" at discount to get this extra savings!

Our favorites:

Raeden Sandal from see kai run
Regular price: $38.00
Sale price: $18.98

Charlie Stripes Pull-On Shoe from me in mind
Regular price: $26.00
Sale price: $12.98

LTT Oxford Canvas Sneaker from morgan and milo
Regular price: $38.00
Sale price: $28.99

See the entire collection of sale shoes here

Super Sale at Bean New York

For a very limited time (48 hours) you can take advantage of some super summer savings at Bean New York. Right now they are discounting everything on their website 25% - 75%.

Our favorites:

Amber Hagen Cashmere Heart Dress
Regular Price: $98
Sale Price: $62

Milo Codfish Shirt
Regular Price: $23
Sale Price: $17

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Summer is Playtime at Giggle

Summer is time for playtime. Days in the backyard playing in the sprinkler, strolls in the sunshine, and just good outside fun.

This week Giggle is featuring all their outside toys.

Some of our favs:

Red Sky King Tricycle
Price: $250

Kettler Happy Navigator Trike
Price: $180

Celeb Style Find: Jessica Alba and Cash Warren Pick an Orbit

Jessica Alba and husband Cash Warren carry daughter Honor Marie on one of her first outings over the weekend in Los Angeles. Cash carries his daughter in an Orbit Baby System in mocha.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Celeb Style Find: Reese Witherspoon's Purse

Reese Witherspoon carries an understated black woven Bottega Veneta hobo. Available at Bluefly for $1,192 in brown and white.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Celeb Style Find: Jennifer Garner's Hero Purse

We're loving Jennifer Garner's new Lanvin "Hero" purse that she has been spotted carrying on her recent outings with daughter Violet, 2.

I can't find the white in stock anywhere, but the black version is currently on sale at Barneys. Regularily priced at $1,745.00, currently on sale for $699.00.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Isabella Oliver: Hot Summer Maternity Style

Summer is here and it is time to show some skin. For all the expectant moms, you have to check out the collection by Isabella Oliver. Their collection is full of fresh, adaptable maternity wear that can easily dress up and dress down based on your needs.

Their featured product this week is the Isabella Oliver Halter Cross Top. A modern twist on the halter top with their signature ruched sides designed to flatter your pregnant curves and a hidden shelf bra adding extra support.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Outdoor Seafood Sign Capturing Vintage Fun

Ahhh... summers by the ocean. There's just something about summertime by the water -- the smells, the sounds, the feeling. I just want to capture it for a moment and hold it tight. As a result, my kitchen is designed around just that feeling. I'm always on the lookout for great finds that capture that spirit.

I love this outdoor seafood sign that I discovered at Ballard Designs. The vintage inspired print was designed by contemporary artist BJ Schonberg to capture the spirit of mid-century advertising styles.

Available in two sizes and priced between $80 - $160.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Do you have a great pregnancy story?

Do you have a great pregnancy story? Rick's Pick is looking for amazing, unusual, or just memorable pregnancy to feature on jars of their "Slices of Life" pickles. They've teamed up with SMITH Magazine to help you tell your stories. Visit the storytelling community by clicking here. Three Three Grand Prize Winners will have their image and story published on jars of Rick’s Picks’ Slices of Life, “the Pickle of Pregnancy” that moms-to-be crave.

Or if you are just a pickle fan or are looking for a great shower gift for a pickle fan, check out the "The Pregnancy Pack" from Rick's Pick. They are the perfect gift for the mom-to-be in need of a pickle fix. Each pack includes a jar of each of their four cucumber pickles: Kool Gherks (crunchy whole dills), Bee N Beez (bread-and-butter pickles), Spears of Influence (cumin-lime spears), and Slices of Life (classic sliced dills). Each Pregnancy Pack is available for $39.95.

Design Within Reach: Industrial House Numbers

It's the boys first week of summer vacation and we've been busily working on outdoor projects. During our frontyard cleanup, I noticed that the peal-and-stick house numbers that were on the mailbox when we moved in had started to un-peal-and-stick. I decided it was time to replace them (and the mailbox too!)

In my search, I found these gorgeous numbers available at Design Within Reach.

The Industrial House Numbers were created by designer Erik Spiekermann with a very distinct, clean, aestetic and modern design. They were inspired by metal stencils where the numbers themselves are cut away from metal.

Currently on sale for $9.99 per number.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Pretty n' Pink: Posietint Stain for Cheeks and Lips

Are you a fan of a natural look with your makeup? If so, you have to try Posietint cheek and lip stain from Benefit Cosmetics.

The tint gives you just the slightest flush with just the right natural tint. It offers hours of smudge-proof color for a fresh summer look.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Michael Stars Summer Collection

I think I'll start my shopping trip at one of my favorite websites, Michael Stars.

Best known for its amazing collection of tees, the company introduced a collection of amazing dresses last year. I have yet to find anything in their collection that isn't completely comfortable and flattering.

Here are my favorites in their Summer Collection:

Dip Dye Empire Waist Shine Tube Dress
Price: $78.00

Vee Neck w/Shirring Supima Camisole
Price: $52.00

Monday, June 2, 2008

Summer Reading List: Bump in the Night

In an effort to keep my boys entertained during the summer, we're bringing you a new feature hightlights some new reading material to keep the tykes productively busy.

First up is a new release from Edward Hemingway (the grandson of Ernest). His new release is titled, Bump in the Night, in which a boy discovers that there is a fun-loving monster living under his bed.

Billy wakes up to a bump in the night and discovered a monster that loves yo-yos, horseback-riding, and all kinds of adventures. This great tale takes the scare out of the unknown monsters under the bed and brings some playful fun to bedtime monsters.

This great read hits shelves on June 19th.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Special Offer from Oeuf!

We love it when we get special offers from our favorite baby companies that we can bring to you!

This weekend we have an exclusive offer for Celebrity Moms and The Stylish Child readers. Oeuf is offering 20% off their entire spring collection plus free shipping for every purchase on their website. Just use the special coupon code "celebritymoms" to take advantage of this great offer.

Another bonus -- their fall collection is currently up to 70% off which includes all of their very popular "hug me sweater", reversible hoodie, and much more.

Pauline Collection: Perfect for Summer's Special Events

This weekend marks the start of summer party season with a flurry of graduations, family reunions, and weddings on the horizon. The Pauline Collection is full of sophisticated and playful dresses that will bring a flood of compliments.

Available online at Juvie.

PeaceLoveMom Kicks Off Summer with Camp Mom Tanks

It has been a very late start to summer in Minnesota and I only started looking at my summer wardrobe this weekend. All I have to say is that it is time for a major shopping trip. (A big bonus - I've lost nearly 30 lbs since last summer and nothing fits!!) I was excited to see a new summer announcement hit my email box from one of my chic mom favs - PeaceLoveMom

Right now they are featuring their "CAMP MOM" Tank top. Camp Mom is described as "the perfect camp for all ages! Filled with fun activities, yummy treats, and lasting memories. Unlimited Hugs and Kisses too. Camp Mom, where your heart stays."

Regularly priced at $30. Right now, you can get this summer tank for $24. Just enter the coupon code "Camp Mom" at check out to take advantage of this great offer through June 30