I've totally gushed about UK-based children's boutique Love It Love It Love It on Offbeat Families before. I first found them via a reader comment back in 2009, and I've basically been dressing my son in their gender-neutral Scandanavian-influenced rainbow kid gear ever since. See, 90% of my kid's clothes come from the Goodwill, and cost 99 cents. The other 10%? They're euro-baby splurges from Love It Love It Love It. All my favorite pictures of Tavi? He's wearing their stuff…
This is Offbeat Families's archive of kids clothes posts.
I love talking about kid's shoes with you guys, but we have yet to delve into an infinitely more fun topic: SOCKS. I've had a passion for socks for many years, and have happily extended this into my son's life — if it has a pattern and/or is brightly colored, he's wearing it on his toes. I thought a few of you might be into socks as well, and when I found Kids Socks I knew I had a good one to share!
How absolutely ADORBZ is this lion hat and diaper cover set made by Offbeat Families Flickr pool member HiLL.jO?! SO cute I had to cruise Etsy to see what other lion-themed preciousness is available, and naturally that's a veritable treasure trove of diaper covers, birthday cakes, nursery designs, and so. many. outfits that are waiting for you to "AWWW" all over them.
I am the guiltiest of guilty online shoppers: I loooove finding and buying stuff from my computer chair. This is especially true when it comes to kids' clothing, so finding US-based Tea Collection was like finding an oasis of colorful bird-and-frog adorned batik wonderment in a desert of stripes, robots, and frilly pink ensembles.
Very nearly everything offered by the folks at Perpetual Kid makes me squeal, laugh out loud, or some combination of the two (SLOL? Squealoling?) — which is rad. I also find it rad that the prices on these items vary from inexpensive (DIY your own baby prints to canvas art!) to holy-shit-that's-so-cheap (a kid-sized tattoo sleeve for $5) — and that's only the beginning.
I've always thought it'd be extra wondrous in a super geeky way to combine mountains of tulle with superheros, but I didn't realize someone else had already done it.
One of my favorite parts of the Offbeat Mama Pinterest page is the Kiddo Style board — I can spend HOURS cruising the site for amazing kid fashion. Whenever I forcibly remove myself from the computer I inevitably have to face the harsh reality that it's not especially prudent for me to spend $80 for a t-shirt for my son. A few weeks ago I started combing Amazon to see if I could "hack" designer kid's clothing — and by this I mean finding less expensive alternatives that still retain the vibe of the designer outfit.