Things I Love Thursdays

July is very nearly here!  Summers really do fly.  And even though our routine is pretty much the same – I still work full time and my kids are in camp/school/daycare – somehow summer feels more magical than it ever has before. I love it.

A few favorites I’m getting around to sharing.  This time I’m sharing some of my clothing favs.

Alice + Ames

These dresses are just my favorite.  They do cost more than I’d usually spend but they are well made, the colors/patterns are beautiful, and the fabric has just enough stretch so that the dresses are super comfortable (according to Plum, at least).  The best part? THE TWIRL!

 

Note: the selection online is currently pretty limited – I believe they are due to restock soon.  In the meantime, I’ve been eyeing this mustard dot Sunday dress…

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Keen “Bug Shoes”

Pistachio (almost 2 1/2) needed a second pair of closed-toed sneakers to wear at school so I got him some funky Keens with bugs on them.  He adores them! They have held up beautifully and they’re really cute, though they do look slightly clownish with their big green toes.  The only negative is that the tongues are thin canvas and need wrangling every time we put them on.

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Mini Boden Dinosaurs

A while back Mini Boden launched a line of clothes for girls that feature dinosaurs.  They are adorable – and I’m so happy when I can get Plum something that doesn’t feature a kitten, some sort of food product (so much ice cream and candy on girls’ clothes!) or Elsa.  She has the shirt, but I may look around and see if I can find a dress on sale somewhere (supplies at the Boden website seem limited).  RAWR!

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In other happy TILT news, the strawberry Vans I got for Plum a few months ago have become her favorite pair of shoes.  Though I need to give them some TLC since they are now brown.  I’m considering replacing them, or perhaps getting her a new pair in rose gold leather.  Because 1. leather doesn’t get quite as dirty, and 2. every gal should own at least one pair of gold shoes.

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Happy 4th to all!

 

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Things I Like Thursdays!

TIL #1:

Pregnancy cravings?  Yes.  Yesterday it was Honey Nut Cheerios.  I had to have ’em.

And then I ate two huge bowls full.

And then I regretted their honey nut goodness.  Urg.

TIL #2:

Boden.  Boden.  Boden Boden!  First, Boden is a family name.  We’re pondering its use as a first name for our second born. We’re pondering mildly.

But more importantly Boden. Yes, please. Bright. Modern with a nod to British (er, because it is?), a nod to mod, a nod to cheeky, a nod to tongue in cheek.  Fabulous design and attention to detail.  Great fabrics.   They manage to make lovely bold prints without making me think of 1970’s furniture or housecoats.

When Mr. Pickle Pumpkin was little he received an outfit from Mini Boden. The pants are comfy and cute and reversible.  The top was bright and funny.  And I kept squeezing him into that outfit until he was busting out of it a la a mini Lou Ferrigno –> Hulk.  I visit their site regularly and add the set of 5 bright, striped, long-sleeved onesies to my shopping cart.  Then I don’t purchase them.  But someday… someday I will.  And Mr. Pickle Pumpkin HAS to have these too…

mini Boden reversible baggies - adore!

Disclaimer: no one at General Mills or Boden knows who I am.  I just like their stuff, and that’s all there is to it.