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Hey, Bargain Hunters! Three Websites To Thrill You

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

As fun as it is to shop till you drop, being a mom means that other endeavors often take priority (someone has to buy all those groceries!). While online shopping is super simple, it can still be just as expensive as heading to the mall (we’ve all thought, “I’ll just add one more item to my cart to reach the free shipping mark,” haven’t we?) However, several sites make shopping for clothing and gifts easy and inexpensive…what could be better?!

Poshmark This is one of the many buy-and-sell sites that allows individuals to list items from their own closet and shop others’ wardrobes. It’s easy to search by brand, size, style, price, you name it–whether you’re looking for an outfit for an upcoming baby shower or bridal brunch or just need some new day-to-day wear, it’s likely you’ll find what you need on the site! I’ve purchased items from brands including Ann Taylor LOFT, J.Crew, and Francesca’s Collections at much cheaper than retail price–and you can always try to bargain with a seller to further reduce a listing. Bonus: Poshmark offers kids clothes, too.

Etsy You’re probably familiar with the site in some form, but the next time you’re shopping for a great teacher gift or holiday accessory, look no further! Etsy offers tons of customizable options (perfect for that monogram-obsessed friend), and it’s also a great place to purchase affordable, clever art prints without scrolling from one website to another. You know that gallery wall has been calling your name for months!

Goodwill Did you know the famous secondhand store has a website? Of course, the shopping experience will be a little different than your normal on-site treasure-hunting expeditions, but you can still purchase items across a variety of categories. Bonus: no need to lug everything home as you would in person! This is a great site to check out if you’re searching for a vintage product or home good.

Shopping for a wee one? We have tips for buying baby clothes on a budget?

How to Buy Baby Clothes on a Budget
How to Buy Baby Clothes on a Budget
How to Buy Baby Clothes on a Budget

 

 

 

 

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Steal That Kid’s Style! Our Takes on Fave Pitti Bimbo Looks

Friday, July 25th, 2014

High-end clothing and accessories aren’t just for the Carrie Bradshaws of the world. The designers showcased at children’s fashion fair Pitti Bimbo, a bi-yearly event in Florence, Italy, prove that garb for little ones can be just as chic. Unfortunately, some of the pieces can run pretty steep–especially when you consider how much your kiddo grows each year!

Don’t worry, though–even if you’d rather save than splurge, your child doesn’t have to dress like a Plain Jane. Here, we’ve put together looks modeled after some of our favorite Pitti Bimbo fashions shown at past fairs. Your little one will be ready to hit the runway in no time! Click the “Off the Rack” images to shop.

On the Runway: This Miss Bluemarine dress, modeled in January 2013, is perfect for the girl who loves all things pink (and has somewhere super fancy to go!). 

Off the Rack: Florals and bows? Check and check. This Youngland frock from Sears also has the satin look of the designer dress, but it’ll only cost you…wait for it…$13! 

On the Runway: He’ll stand out in the crowd when he sports a neon yellow polo! Classic khakis and a grown-up blazer make for a “brunch at the club” look. This outfit, shown in June 2013, is by Miss Grant.

Off the Rack: These pieces are all great basics, so stock up and replicate this look at a minimal cost. Pair the OshKosh polo ($11-$13.20, Diapers.com) with jeans during cooler months. To make the look more feminine, girls may enjoy wearing this similar-looking blazer, also by OshKosh, over a dress ($18, Target). 

On the Runway: Anchors aweigh! The nautical look goes high-fashion with this Philippe Plein dress, which was shown at the most recent fair this past June. 

Off the Rack: It’s patriotic-looking and summery just like its runway counterpart, but this anchor dress is super affordable. ($32, Zappos)

Images of runway styles 1 and 3 by Giovanni Giannoni; image 2 courtesy of Pitti Immagine. 

Back to school time will be here before you know it! Check it some of our fashion tips:

Back to School: Fashion for Girls
Back to School: Fashion for Girls
Back to School: Fashion for Girls

 

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Snag Our November 2013 Cover Look!

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Parents November 2013 CoverMeet Luke St. Martin, this year’s winner of Parents’ annual cover contest. Luke, along with nine other semi-finalists, was flown to New York City this past August to participate in a photo shoot. Our cover shoot fashion stylist, Sarah Conroy, put together this outfit. Here, Sarah shares the clothing picks that gave him such rockin’ style:

Chambray Shirt by H&M; $13

Zig Zag Bow Tie by Zutano; $16

Slim Chinos by Boden; $38

Crew Socks by Old Navy; $2

Renegade Sneaker by The Children’s Place; $23

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‘Out of Print’ Clothing Releases Kids’ T-Shirts Featuring Children’s Books

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

I’m a big fan of clever and unique t-shirts, especially literary-themed ones from the company Out of Print, which puts familiar and unique covers of famous classic and modern classic books on super soft tees.  (For the record, I own a gray Pride and Prejudice tee  and a white The Great Gatsby tee with an art deco design.)

As the Toddlers/Preschoolers editor at Parents.com and a fan of childen’s books, I’m excited that Out of Print launched a collection of kids’ t-shirts showcasing covers of classic and popular children’s books such as The Wizard of Oz, Charlotte’s Web,  The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Harold and the Purple Crayon, In the Night Kitchen, Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, and more. 

The tees are unisex for ages 2 to 6 and cost between $22-24.  As with all Out of Print t-shirts, for each one sold, one book is donated to a community in need through Books of Africa.

Now, I’m counting down the days until these children’s books make their way onto adult-sized tees…

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