Wednesday, September 17, 2014
When I was a new mom, I reached for clothes that were made of soft, natural fibers, pieces that were simple and well put together and looked comfortable, stuff that could handle all the spit up and drool and withstand many wash cycles.
Of course, I was also a sucker for cute—all those goofy animals and pretty flowers and funny sayings, no matter how cornball. (Speaking of which, someone needs to nab this “Daddy is under my spell" shirt for Halloween.)
When it comes to brands, all of these things considered, nobody beats Carter’s. The Atlanta-based manufacturer is still hitting its marks and keeping things fresh after 149 years, so it gets top billing on our list of best brands for newborns.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
When we think of Hanna Andersson, we think about snowflake sweaters and cozy fleece jumpsuits with pointy hoods; we think of bright and bold designs like this cartoon-cat onesie and soft, smart separates like this blue striped Tee.
The high-quality craftsmanship and timeless style of Hanna-wear makes it particularly well suited for Moxie's upscale resale shop. Like this little black dress, a 'Hanna-me-down' never feels like a cast-off; it's a found treasure.
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
1. The Onesie
Oh, the onesie. It's every new parent's go-to garment. You'll want to have a whole stack of them on hand, wash-and-wear cotton short-sleeve T-shirts that snap close at the bottom. They don't all have to be white. Or short sleeved.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
You know it as pretty, yet pricey—"Great British style" for a wee fortune. It's the catalog you look forward to flipping through, albeit wistfully, wondering whether you could justify buying just one graphic Tee, just one pair of leggings, to freshen up your child's fall wardrobe. And while you usually cringe at the wastefulness of all those paper catalogs jammed into your mailbox, you forgive Mini Boden their booklet because it's so utterly charming—and, by the way, printed on paper made out of wood sourced from sustainably managed forests. (Another fun fact we learned visiting Mini Boden's website: the company has joined forces with the UK charity Rainforest Concern to help preserve and maintain 1,300 acres of rainforest in Colombia and Ecuador.)
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
It's amazing the stuff that comes in to our resale shop. This week we checked through our ever- expanding inventory to find mates for some of our favorite things—like a ruffle-edged turtleneck in tangerine for a denim skirt with matching floral trim, and a graphic knit top for a chic wrap skirt. And who can resist a little boy in a sweater vest? As always, we strive to blend comfort with style to help your kids feel great and start the school year off right. See what we've got in store:
Boys size 4T
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
We asked Sharon for her thoughts on striking that all-important work-family balance, the beauty of collaborative consumption and the best way to unwind after the kids go to bed. A conversation with Moxie Jean's visionary leader:
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
With summer already starting to wind down, soon the kids will be out of their flip-flops and swimsuits and back into their "regular" clothes. That's right, the first day of school is only a few weeks away, and with it comes the big question: what to wear?
Now some kids like to dress themselves, while others need help from their moms and dads. Here are some guidelines to help you and your child settle on the best getup to start the year off right:
Embrace personal style, and feel free to express it - but don't try too hard. (The outfit shouldn't be a desperate cry for attention.) Be smart, but not too formal, and choose comfortable clothes that fit well, and be sure any new togs have been through at least one wash cycle, so they won't itch.