april showers…

Not much to explain here. Typically April showers bring May flowers. Therefore, you better make sure you are prepared to have those kiddos covered when the weather decides to cry rather than smile!

H&M Girl’s Parka, $29.95-

Zara Girl’s Hooded Poncho, $45.90-

Zara Boy’s Hooded Parka with Pockets, $45.99-

Zara Boy’s Contrast Padded Vest, $29.90-

Hatley ‘Splash’ Terry Lined Waterproof Rain Jacket, $65.95-

Bitsy has you covered with a few rain accessories as well…

(just in case it gets really bad out there)

Greenberry Cloud Hair Clip, $4.91-

PaisleyPeacockGifts on Etsy Personalized Clear Dome Kid’s Umbrella, $18-

It must be shared that our inspiration for this post is this sassy chick – can you blame us?! Look how she rocks her H&M parka! And how sweet the silhouette is on this jacket!

oh mr. sun, sun, mr. golden sun…

…please dont shine down too hard on me now!

la la la

Don’t think I’m crazy…but its time to start buying (not only thinking) about your son or daughter’s beach/pool wardrobe. You don’t want to wait too long to buy their swimsuits and rash guards because the cute and decently-priced options tend to sell out sooner than we’d like. Below are some of my top picks – I stuck to neutrals in this post to make it easy when pairing with swim trunks/bikini bottoms/bathing suits , but you must know that most of these sites have other whimsical options that would be really fun…

Gap Kids Dot Rash Guard Two-Piece, $22.95-

Lands End Boys’ Long-Sleeve Hooded Rash Guard, $28-

Sunuva Girls Rash Vest, $59.09-

Lands End Boys’ Long-Sleeve Solid Rash Guard, $24-

LL Bean Girls’ Sun-and-Surf Shirt, Long-Sleeve, $26.95-

Sunuva Boys Scuba Rash Vest, $23.33-

Sunuva Girls Mexicana Rash Vest, $59.09-

Old Navy Girls Raglan-Sleeve Rash Guard, $14-

Crewcuts Boys’ Stripe Rash Guard, $39.50-

One more tidbit…Not sure if you’ve heard of Snappy-Suits, but if you have a child in diapers during warmer months this brand is what you need. Such a simple concept and I’ve been racking my brain to understand WHY other brands don’t design baby + toddler swimsuits with snaps?!

Snappy Suits Blue + White Striped with Ruffle, $28-

Snappy Suits Blue + White Striped with Ruffle, $28-

Snappy Suits

keep them close to the vest

Whether you will put a vest on them as a layering option (during a polar vortex, for instance?!) or use it as outerwear in the spring/fall transition months, Bitsy has left you with a couple sweet options. Most of these are unisex and would make great a hand-me-down – just an added bonus!

no added sugar billy wind vest, $75.33 (was $107.61) + magna mini hadley chevron quilted vest, $59.99 (it closes with magnets!) + joules boys padded vest, $27- (was $54) + tooby doo polar club faux-fur vest, $64- + bobo choses fleece vest, $85-

stay warm out there!!

i HEART you, a bushel and a peck

My family knows I get crazy about holiday outfits. I always like to be festive – whatever the holiday – but in a fun way (I try to avoid the corny). Of course I have started passing this little “Alex-ism” on to Lucy. Here is what I’ve come across in my Lucy-needs-a-Valentine’s-day-outfit travels…

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hat ($22!, originally $42) – feiyue kicks ($50) – bib ($20) – sunglasses ($27.95)

 vest ($64) – mary janes ($62)– stud muffin + heart breaker shirts ($25)

 hooded coat ($53) – heart dress ($54) – tights ($14.50) – eyelet sneaks ($27)

(bought the mini rodini heart hat for lulu and really love it!)

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