Tuesday, October 21, 2014
The layered compliment: “Wow, that sweater is SO interesting!” The layered question: “What do you DO all day as a stay-at-home mom?” The hilarious response to a layered command:
Daily interpersonal communication is layered in layers. But, layers are also important in keeping the littles warm in colder weather or keeping them on trend. Here are some great, seriously inexpensive ways to fashionably layer up on patterns and pieces for the 12-and-under set.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
All too often, expectant parents will prepare for their baby’s arrival by filling the nursery bureau with sleepers and rompers and onesies, all in that adorably teeny-tiny newborn size.
You do need these items. You really do. You just don’t need nearly as many of them—or in as many colors and styles and goofy prints—as you might think. And you won’t be using many of them for very long. Infants tend to plump up fast. If your baby projectile-poops up and out of his diaper then you might fly through that stack of onesies, but more often than not, the lion’s share of your newborn-size wardrobe will emerge unscathed, if not untouched.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Whether you're excited for the cold weather or already missing the dog days of summer, one thing's for sure: we're quickly moving from light jacket season to full-on winter coat season. And if you're like us, shopping for winter coats can be daunting. With many priced near $100, it's easy to experience sticker shock.
That's why Moxie Jean is such a great resource for winter coats. We have a ton of stylish, almost-new winter coats for a fraction of the cost. And some aren't even gently used--they still have tags! Check out some of our outwear inventory for boys and girls here.
Friday, October 10, 2014
As fall slowly creeps into winter, night time temperatures are starting to dip. And as it gets colder at night, it’s important to make sure your children keep warm. Here are four quick tips to help them toasty (and safe!) all winter long.
1. Go Fleece
The surest way to keep them warm (and comfortable) overnight is putting them in fleece. Cotton’s too light and wool/polyester blends don’t breathe enough. Fleece PJs will keep you children warm without feeling suffocated. Take a peek at some of the cutest fleece sleepwear we have here. Some of our favorite looks include animals print and polka dots.
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
So you’ve stocked up on onesies and been showered with gifts of miniature hoodies and sweatpants and itty-bitty socks. Before your baby is born, be sure to launder at least a few of these items. It's important to wash everything before the first wear, and you'll want to be ready. Brand new clothes often have surface residue, a finish some manufacturers use to keep garments bright and fresh looking in the store. That invisible coating could irritate a baby’s sensitive skin. Same goes for crib sheets, blankets, burp clothes, etc.—wash it all before using.
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Before you spring for a brand new costume, take a look at our site’s Halloween collection. You just might find something that will delight (and fit) your child—and cost you a lot less.
There are some real gems to be had. We’ve got a cow suit from Carter’s, complete with black and white tights, size 9-12 months, for $11.99; a cozy sunflower one-piece, size 0-6 months, for $9.99; and a fluffy pink kitty-cat costume in size 12-18 months for $11.99. One lucky preschooler has yet to score this yellow crayon set in size 3T/4T for $8.99. Like all our items, these costumes have been steam cleaned and are in tiptop condition.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Start throwing on those extra layers! With autumn comes chilly mornings, and earlier sunsets, and while the midday sun might still trick us into thinking summer isn’t really over, it’s time to pull out the sweaters. Of course, kids won’t always cooperate—my middle-schooler has yet to give up wearing shorts—but I can usually get him to stash a pullover in his backpack, “just in case.”