Summer is upon us and to me that means fun with fashion. All year long I look forward to those warm summer days that allow me to frolic around in my tube dresses and funky wedge sandals. It’s even more exciting to play dress up with my chic little 9-year-old daughter. Below are some highlights of my daughter’s favorite styles and mine this season. I would particularly like to spotlight Boden as my top pick for the best summer apparel for kids.
Hotchpotch Sundress $24.00
Made of 100% cotton, here is a completely charming dress, which works brilliantly over a t-shirt in the spring or without when it’s hotter.
Surf Suit $31.00
The sun is fun but being burnt isn’t. This adorable little surf suit is perfect for those summer beach days and provides great sun protection. Not to mention, every boy loves to look like a pirate these days and skulls will always be in fashion.
Baby Surf Suit $28.00
Your baby might not be riding the waves yet but that’s no reason not to invest in this dashing surf suit. Best worn over a swim nappy, the surf suit is exceedingly well thought out, machine washable and providing good coverage in the sun. Provides Sun Protection, UPF 40+ & is quick drying and conforms to EN standards and makes your babies bum look cute.
Summer fashion means more than just easy breezy cottons and bathing suits. As we grow closer to September many of us are planning our back to school shopping. We have our checklists….blouses, dresses, pants, shorts, jackets, uniforms (for some) and last but most definitely not least, the kids need a good pair of shoes. As parents we are inclined to buy the “sensible” shoe over the “trendy” shoe. At Piperlime you will find a huge variety of sensibly trendy shoes, and many of them at a fraction of the competitive cost. You’re children will think you’re the coolest and you can feel confident that you’re money was well spent.
Old Navy is somehow always ahead of the curve when it comes to children’s fashion. Everything they have to offer makes me wish they made it in my size. From tops to shoes to swimsuits to accessories, Old Navy is a one stop shopping experience for the entire family. Just look at my picks below. The best part is Old Navy is so affordable and they have fantastic sales all-year round.
For many years I resisted the coolness that is The Gap. When it comes to decorating myself I tend to flock towards more of the “do-it-yourself” style. Then I became a mom and the rest is history. I can’t deny that The Gap has irresistibly cute rags for the little ones. My daughter struts proudly in her sundresses and mini totes from The Gap. She may not look like me in my cut up t-shirts and restored vintage wear, but trust me, she gets more looks than I do for her sassy get ups.
These days the color PINK symbolizes more then classic femininity… today PINK is the iconic war cry of The Cure for Breast Cancer movement. Since October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month and nonprofitshoppingmall.com is featuring Susan G. Komen for the Cure ®, we thought it would be fun and fitting to put together a totally ‘pinktastic’ shopping guide to get you Thinking Pink! We’ve highlighted girly-pink finds from several of our top 40 retailers — some of which have internal cause marketing strategies and are already giving to groups like The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, The Breast Cancer Fund and Susan G. Komen for The Cure. By shopping through nonprofitshoppingmall.com, you can double up on your giving as we’ve selected Susan G. Komen for the Cure ® as our default nonprofit for the month of October.
Now, prepare to be tickled pink…
Let’s roll out the pink carpet for this classic set… the Coach Leather Sabrina at $358.00 and the Stuart Weitzman ‘Max’ Peep Toe Pump at the discounted price of $157.90. These are the perfect pink accessories for the lady who loves having her breakfast at Tiffany’s. Enjoy shopping even more knowing that a percentage of this splurge will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure ®.
Express your love and gratitude to the special woman in your life by sending her a bouquet of these very special and sustainably grown pink roses. Buy one dozen Pink Passion Roses for $59.95 and Organic Bouquet will donate 10% to their new partners, The Breast Cancer Fund and Breastcancer.org. All of this, in addition to a 5% contribution for Susan G. Komen for the Cure ® through nonprofitshoppingmall.com – will make any women’s heart bloom!
Not only is October Natural Breast Cancer Awareness Month but also it’s the month that truly kicks off the fall season. As the wind begins to blow you’ll find yourself looking for warmer ways to wear pink. Old Navy has you covered. Pink, trendy and toasty warm! You’ll be able to cover up without loosing any of your passion. Say it loud with Old Navy’s Women’s Pique Wool-Blend Coat in Beat Sugar for $89.50 and Women’s Cashmere Gloves for $19.50.
Accent your pink palace with Urban Outfitters’ always bohemian-chic looks for the home. The Princess Phone, originally introduced in 1959, is back! For $50.00 its girly vintage appeal will bring out the cute factor in any modern dwelling. Moving onto the bedroom… You’ll love cuddling up in this Filigree Rose Quilt at $140.00. The Mod Bouquet pattern is Pink on the front and is finished with a contrast floral design on the reverse.
Target, well known as the best place to shop for EVERYTHING!!! Not surprisingly carries several Susan G. Komen for the Cure ® products. One product I found particularly interesting was the Susan G Komen Pink Nintendo DS for $129.99. So now you can shop then play for the cure. For all the other stuff you buy at Target you can pile it into your Pink Ribbon Carry-All Tote Bag for $24.99. Gotta love it!
Take pink to the mountains and make it fly! With gear this bright you’ll be competing with the sun. Stay pink and stay classic with the Vans Mantra Snowboard Boot for $118.95. Then be sure to pair them up with one of the spectacular Technine Dime Snowboards for $289.95. The snow won’t know what hit it!
Bloomindales is running a Breast Cancer Awareness campaign this month in conjunction with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. So why not contribute to two Amazing Breast Cancer research groups at once by shopping through nonprofitshoppingmall.com for your pink Bloomies gear? Get yourself a Little Pink Gift Card or a cute-as-can-be pink camisole and you’ll be PINK on feedback!
Everyone’s raving about these way-too-yummy looking new iPods. You’ve been eying the pink one, we know you have… Go for it! Indulge yourself, support Susan G. Komen for the Cure ® while you do it. The irresistible 8GB1 holds 2,000 songs and has 8 hours of video play for only $149.00. Take it with you and have a constant soundtrack playing while you Race For The Cure!
Tell your honey it’s time for a gift that will keep on giving…When you purchase either of these beautiful pieces during October, RedEnvelope will donate 10% of the sale to Susan G. Komen for the Cure ®. Combine that with 4% of your sale going through nonprofitshoppingmall.com and it really adds up! Red Envelope has a variety of beautiful creations to choose from, especially designed to raise funds and awareness for Breast Cancer research. So adorn your beautiful self!
In the make-up department I’ve found some pinks that will really show your passion. Pop’s Lid Neon kit contains six eye-shades with a pink that really POPs! ($22.00). Or if smiling is your thing — try it in 3D!!! Effect 3D Cosmic Lipgloss by Bourjois for $15.50 — that’s Pink — times 3!!!!
I guarantee you’ll never have to wonder which bag is yours at baggage claim ever again with this fabulous collection. The American Tourister Nested 6-Piece Set is now on sale for only $149.95!!! Gear up for holiday travel and take your pink passion on the road…
Ladies, drum roll please… Overstock.com has taken the pink cake. They have 3 pages of cool products ranging from pink flat irons to jewelry to handmade Guatemalan quilts. They even offer a pink memory foam mattress!!! During the month of October a percent of the proceeds from all the products on their Think Pink pages will be donated to Breast Cancer Awareness. Now that’s a crescendo!
And for the finale… Amazon.com offers a spectacular selection of Pink wear and gadgets for the cure. All you have to do is type Susan G. Komen for the Cure ® into their search tab and you’ll have all sorts of fun, pink do-dads to choose from! My personal favorite (and you’ll deserve one after you’re done with this blog) is the I Shopped for the Cure Susan G. Komen T-Shirt. You can truly wear it with pride because you have turned on, logged in and shopped out for Susan G. Komen for the Cure ®.