March 28, 2011

Take a "Peek" - Fave of the Week!

This week I'm highlighting one of my absolute favorite boutiques to frequent for boy clothes. So many people say it's hard to find cute boy clothing. I disagree, well sort of. You just have to know where to go!  If you're like me, I LOVE to find clothing that's a little unique or not seen on every toddler in town. Don't get me wrong, I am a big fan of Gap, Janie & Jack, Old Navy and the like. But who doesn't like a fun find that's a stand out in a crowd... even at 2?!

When my little man was just a few months old, I stumbled across a store in Kierland Commons in North Scottsdale, called Peek... Aren't You Curious. There are only several locations including a few in Southern California, one in Scottsdale and one in Dallas. Here you will find adorable girly things, but fantastic boy duds too.  The quality of the clothing is truly unmatched and the service is great. You can find fun message tee's, adorable plaids, comfy shorts, pants and shirts as well as cute hoodies and sweats. One of my favorites are their layering thermals... sooo soft! They have a great selection of jeans too. What's fun about the store is their selection of fabulous children's books! This former teacher LOVED that aspect. It's a wonderful place to find a gift for your own child or for someone else :-)!

Here are just a few of my favorites this season...

For Baby Boy
Baby Let It Be TeeBaby Jenner Short

Toddler Boy
Capitola Plaid ShirtIts All Good TeeKingston Jean

Big Boy
Herringbone Beach PantBe Inspired Tee

And of course, something for the girls!
Sienna SkirtNeon Beetle TeeBoyfriend CapriShakespeare Tee

Here's my little guy sporting a Peek layering thermal and plaid shirt this past fall!

Check out their store or shop online at!

March 21, 2011

"Old School Kicks" : Fave of the Week... Converse!

  March Madness is in full swing so I thought I'd highlight this nearly 100 year old shoe that has become an American Legend. The Chuck Taylor - All Star revolutionized the game of basketball that has become a favorite worldwide. Now, the many styles Converse offers are worn by men, women, children and babies all over. There's such a wide selection of affordable shoes for all! Regardless of your personal style or functional needs, Converse is known for its value, durability, comfort, quality and fit that so many have enjoyed for decades.

Personally, being the mom of a 2 1/2 year old very active boy, I have found ballet flats, cute flip flops and sneakers to be my shoes of choice. Converse have become quite fashionable for women over the past several years. They're great with a skinny jean, cut off shorts or even a cotton dress or skirt. I've always been a shoe girl and I've passed on my love of shoes, to my 2 1/2 year old son. He wore his first pair at 3 months and now has quite the collection of All-Stars. They wear well, wash well, and look so darn cute.
 I have really enjoyed styling clients in all sorts of fun colors they offer!
If you haven't visited the Converse website, it's a must! You can find SO many unique colors and patterns and can even design your own pair, choosing your favorite color of the laces, to the color of the inside of the sneakers.

1950's basketball team sporting Converse

2011 Converse
For Men
Converse by John Varvatos - Chuck Taylor Vintage SlipConverse - Chuck Taylor® All Star® Retro Strip Print HiConverse by John Varvatos - JV Star Player MidConverse - Jack Purcell® CPConverse - Chuck Taylor® All Star® OxConverse - Chuck Taylor® All Star® Dickies® Boot Hi


 Converse - Jack Purcell® CPConverse - Chuck Taylor® All Star® Sparkle Stripe Sock Roll DownConverse - Chuck Taylor® All Star® Seasonal Two Fold HiConverse - Chuck Taylor® All Star® Core OxConverse - Jack Purcell® OxConverse by John Varvatos - Chuck Taylor Vintage Slip

Converse Kids - Chuck Taylor® All Star® Core Ox (Infant/Toddler)Converse Kids - Chuck Taylor® All Star® Core Hi (Infant/Toddler)Converse Kids - All Star® V3 Ox (Infant/Toddler)
Converse Kids - Jack Purcell® CP (Infant/Toddler)Converse Kids - Chuck Taylor® All Star® V 2 Ox (Infant/Toddler)Converse Kids - Chuck Taylor® All Star® Easy Slip (Toddler/Youth)

 Converse Kids - Chuck Taylor® All Star® Stretch Lace Ox (Toddler/Youth)Converse Kids - Chuck Taylor® All Star® Simple Slip (Infant/Toddler)Converse Kids - Chuck Taylor® All Star® Core Slip (Toddler/Youth)Converse Kids - Chuck Taylor® All Star® V Ox (Infant/Toddler)Converse Kids - Star Player EV Ox (Toddler/Youth)Converse Kids - Chuck Taylor® All Star® V3 Ox (Toddler/Youth)

Converse Kids - Chuck Taylor® First Star Core Crib (Infant)Converse Kids - Chuck Taylor® First Star Core Crib (Infant)Converse Kids - Chuck Taylor® All Star® Easy Slip (Infant/Toddler)

March 14, 2011

Fedora Frenzie! Favorite Accessory of the Week

Women, Men, Boys & Girls, go out and grab a fedora this Spring! Not only will it protect you from the sun... especially here in AZ, but it's such a cool fashion accessory too. I just bought one for myself over the weekend. My son has a couple and my husband even owns one! Dress up, dress down, there are fabulous styles, colors and patterns out there.

For Men... J.Crew
Straw chambray trilby hatStraw suiting trilby hat

For Women... Nordstrom
Tarnish Straw FedoraBurberry Check Print FedoraNordstrom Dégradé Paper Straw FedoraHalogen® Bouclé Fedora

For Girls... Garnet Hill
Colorful Fedora Hat - Girls

For Boys... Gap

March 9, 2011


Stripes, Anchors and Nautical Knots, OH MY! 

Boutiques, department stores, even etsy and zibbet have been packed with "nautical" styles and accessories since January! I am LOVING this trend and have found some great finds the past couple months from Old Navy to Anthropologie and Saks to one of my favorite North- Central Phoenix boutiques, Muse.

 I hosted a baby "sprinkle" a couple months ago and themed it out with nautical decor including sailboats, lighthouses, buoys, life preservers and more to go along with the little man's nursery theme.

 Photos by Savvy Styled Sessions, paper printables by Rylie Boo Events, Blocks by Haute Shoppe, Cupcakes by Let Them Eat Cake, Cookies by Short Order's Shortbreads, Candy Table by SSS and All the Details


Along The Wharf CardiganNautical Dreaming ChemiseAmericana Skirt

Baby Bird Boutique on Etsy/Janie & Jack

NAUTICAL THEME yoyo headband...can be made in ANY size NEWBORN-ADULTTwo-Tone SunglassesStripe Knit Dress

on SALE at Janie & Jack...
Anchor SweaterEmbroidered Anchor Bucket HatLeather Boat ShoePieced Anchor Swim Trunk
Old Navy/Skip Jack

Old Navy <em>Mens Nautical</em> Graphic Tees

 Etsy is ALWAYS a great place to search for fun and unique accessories too. Here are two of my favorites from TheSnootiePig!

Sailor Girl Nautical Style Bib Statment Necklace in Red,Gold,Blue and CreamFree Shipping Sail Away Yellow,Black and Gold Nautical Sailor Bib Necklace

And here are two from hat designer, Chatham Girl
All The Nice Girls Love A Sailor Beret( white sequins)Ahoy My Hearties Beret

It's easy to have fun with this trend and not spend a lot! You can get some great deals right now as I have seen many nautical pieces on sale in various stores and on-line!