Category Archives: Kids

77 Kids Perfect For Little Rockstars (0-Tween)

Just yesterday I had a lunch with a friend who has a little boy just about a year old and she asked me “So where do I get the “cool” boy clothes?”  A question every mother of a boy has asked herself.

Without hesitation I told her- 77 Kids (by American Eagle)!

I was able to preview some of 77 Kids Fall line at the Style School event in NYC recently and was blown away by their super cool, edgy looking clothes for boys and girls.

And not just for Tweens either! Their clothing line runs from newborn through size 14!

The 80’s is inspiring today’s fashion- which anyone who has lived through the 80’s knows can be a jagged pill to swallow- but 77Kids does a great job of using great 80’s inspired rocker looks to put together fun, cool looks for kids today.

How ridiculously cute is the monster hoodie (2nd row, center image) ?? That retails for $39.50.

Right now you can save 30% off your order when you order any 3 items-

Enter promo code: 29855021

And the best part? 77 Kids has free shipping on all orders !


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Back To School With Lands End Kids: 5 Fall Looks To Love

When it comes to back to school shopping Lands End is the go-to place for those classic, preppy looks for kids- and they’re affordable (especially if you shop Lands End overstock items!)

These are the clothes you want them to wear for class pictures, assembly day and if your kids are in private school like mine, these are the clothes that are perfect for “dress down-dress up day” (which translates to: No uniforms, No Jeans, No Sweats).

Here are 5 styles that I fell in love with when looking through the fall Lands End catalog from the Style School event in NYC last week.

The Limes

I am currently addicted to this bright, vibrant shade of green. Contrast it with Navy, Purple, ORANGE (see bottom images)- Such a fun color!

The Classic Rain Gear

“We all live in a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine”…. this rain gear is classic, simple and fun for a rainy day. I love that there is a girls and boys version too!

Layers, Oranges and Outerwear

Layers is something you hear over and over again “don’t be afraid to layer”, “layers are in”… and there’s a reason for it- they can really make an ordinary look “pop” and it also allows you to have multiple looks with the same articles of clothes. I love the sweater and blazer look on the top right (below).


Much like my obsession with lime, I also fancy the color orange for fall (every year)- burnt orange especially. As I mentioned earlier in this post,  the blues navy blues are perfect for this.


Can we group shoes and backpacks into outerwear? Oh, well. I’m going to.

The Lands Ends Back Packs come in 4 sizes for pre-school to High Schoolers.  I cannot say enough about these backpacks. They are high quality, easy on the shoulders for heavy book carriers and start at just $19.50! I have one of the larger backpacks for when we travel to amusement parks, etc- it is a God send. Seriously.

When kids are younger it can be hard to steer them away from the licensed backpacks, but if you can- or if you have older kids these backpacks are the ones to check out.

Every kid needs a great fall jacket the bottom left Berber fleece ($49.50) is the one I picked out for my son. Perfect for fall weather, totally cozy and neutral color- so it goes

with everything.

And Last but not least, sneakers! These Lands Ends Trekker’s are perfect for play or dressy-casual outfits. Note the the blue and neon yellow The best part of these shoes in my book? The no-fuss bungee lacing! Whoo-hoo for easy sneakers!

Currently backpacks are 20% off

Free shipping on orders $50 or more with promo code: LESHIPS
PIN: 5040


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Persnickety Fall Collection

This year I have found a new love when it comes to clothing for little girls, that love? Persnickety Clothing!

Their lines have a vintage feel (which is kinda my thing) and lots of lace and ruffles – and their accessories to mix and match to their outfits are too cute for words. The other thing I love is that all the pieces from the line can mix and match making completely new looks.

The only down side of this amazing clothing brand? Some (like my husband for instance.) might find the clothing a little on the pricey side.

So while, I can’t deck out my daughter in Persnickety fashions every day, for special occasions when I get to splurge a little (read: some times more than a little) – this is definitely where I will be looking.

Just check out some of the looks from the Persnickitey Fall line and just think THANKSGIVING!

Like Matilda Jane, you can find deals on Persnickety clothing via their Facebook Group Persnickety Addicts.

Some items are lightly used, others new with tags. Check it out!


Filed under Fall/Winter, Girls, Kids

Last Minute Green Ideas For St. Patty’s Day

If you are like me, you have completely let the fact that St. Patty’s day is TOMORROW slip your mind- until your child came home with a notice saying “Remember to wear something green tomorrow!”


So I have complied some items you can find at your local mall to add some green flare to your casual attire tomorrow.

1. Women’s Cropped Cardigan Old Navy, $19.94

2. I love St. Patty’s Day Old Navy $10.00  (*Note these shirts come in Men, Women and Children!)

3. Shamrock Tattoo Sticker, Charlotte Russ $1.50

4. Women’s Slub-Knit Henleys Old Navy, $7.50

5. Women’s Lightweight Polka-Dot Scarves Old Navy, $12.50

6. Lucky Clover Rhinestone Keychain, $6.50

7.Women’s Rubber Rain Boots Old Navy, $24.99

8. Fossil, Kelly Tab Clutch Wallet, Macys $48.00

Erin Go Brah!

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Filed under Boys, Girls, Kids, Personal Stylist, Women

Robins Egg Blue: The Perfect Color For Spring

Pardon my absence. I have been in my sister’s Sweet 16 sweat shop pumping out over 60 layered and embellished invitations like a machine.

There is something about the color of a Tiffany’s Box that makes a girl’s heart skip a beat. Perhaps that is why so many young women choose it as the color scheme for their showers, weddings, batmitzvah’s and sweet 16’s.

Today, the color, which is popularly knonw as “Tiffany Blue” or “Robin’s Egg Blue”  is becoming more and more popular for not just women, but men and children as well and is perfect for spring.

Here are some of my favorite Tiffany Blue inspired styles this season-

PJ Salvage aqua polka dot fleece robe – $64 at
Ruched aqua bathing suite by Jcrew- $82
Nuts Erinite Pierced Earrings by Swarovski– $70
Rhinestone And Fabric Bracelet– $28 at TopShop
LC Lauren Conrad Trench– $52 at Kohl’s

Elie Tahari pacifica pique ‘Joseph’ polo – $53 at
Girls’ Swimwear Xhilaration Aqua Ruffle 2 pc Bikini– $12 at Target
Boys Jcrew Jersey Polo– $19.99
Tiny Bubbles Tiffany Blue Pearl Bracelet by The Snow Angel on Etsy $12.75
Satin Flower Cluster headband by Petite Peanut on Etsy- $14.95
Brother Sister Twin Spring/ Easter Set Pillowcase Dress Matching Tie Shirt by Butterfly Baby Place $60


Filed under Boys, Girls, Kids, Men, Women

Kids Role Play Style: Cake Boss

Buddy Valastro, Owner of Carlo's Bakery & Star of Cake Boss

When you think of fashion-  kid’s dress up attire may not exactly be the first thing that comes to mind. But, I assure you the look on a child’s face when they transform into their favorite characters with a little dress up can light up a room.  It’s amazing what confidence clothes can bring, even to children- I embrace it.

Since the age of 4, my son has been talking about how he wants to be a Chef. And after watching Buddy Valastro do his thing on Cake Boss that dream of his was made a little more specific.

And for his 6th birthday he has requested a “Cake Boss” themed birthday party. We found a lovely cakery shop near by that is going to host this dream birthday of his, and I have been surfing the web looking to complete his party with accessories that will help him feel just like the real Cake Boss. So this week,  “It’s fashion to me, Baby” {said in my best Buddy voice}.

I thought I would blog it because, who knows- maybe you have a budding Buddy yourself- or maybe you just love Cake Boss.

In either case, here are some accessories I’ve found to complete your Buddy look.

Melissa and Doug Role Play Chef - $22

Melissa  & Doug Chef Puppet – $22

Official Carlo’s Bakery Kids Uniform– $49.95

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Corinna Couture Valentine’s Day Looks & Giveaway!

Corinna Couture Paris Dress

(Contest closed 2/15/11)

I am so excited to be launching this blog with a giveaway with one of my favorite Etsy designers, Corinna Couture. Her style is unique in that it is the perfect blend of vintage, country and completely girly. I love her patchwork  and that the dresses all have a great “swing” to them.  When my daughter puts these dresses on, she instantly starts twirling round’ and round’ … and round’.

For Valentine’s Day, Corinna designed some really beautiful {affordable} dresses.

Corinna Couture Valentine Day Dress Etsy

Corinna Couture Valentine's Day Dress

Paris Dress: $48.00

Red Joelle Beanie: $25.00

And what’s more is that this year, Corinna is making matching dresses for American Girl dolls!

And speaking of matching, shops like Sweet Savannah Baby will be offering matching accessories for her winter and spring lines (and we are all about the accessories!)


Winner Announcement:

and the winner of the $50 gift certificate to Corinna Couture is…

{{drum rolls}}


Congrats to our winner!

Thank you to all who entered! Please stay tuned for our next fabulous giveaway!

This contest is officially closed.


$50 Gift Certificate to Corinna Couture

To Celebrate the launch of Complicated Fashion, Corinna is offering you a chance to win a gift certificate to her shop! You can use this gift certificate on any style you like! … and wait- till you see spring line! (LOVE IT)

Here is how to enter:

Visit Corinna Couture and tell me which dress is your favorite and why?

For Extra entries:

Subscribe to Complicated Fashion Via Email or in your reader (top right sidebar)

“Like” Corinna Couture’s on Facebook

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Please leave me a comment for each entry.

Details and rules:

1 entry per person. Contest runs through Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14th at midnight. Winner will be chosen via and contacted via email. We will post the winner on this site Feb. 15th. If the winner does not claim their prize within 48 hrs, we reserve the right to choose another random winner.

Good Luck!


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Valentine Look: The Little HeartBreaker

When it comes to clothes, it always seems there are 3 times more of variety for girls than there are for boys.

Whenever a holiday comes, my daughter will have 3 outfits before my son even has 1- because it’s always a challenge finding something “new”- and TRENDY. Unique boys clothes are just so hard to find- unless of course you are willing to sign over your bank account- which I am not.

This weekend I pieced together a cute Valentine’s day look for my son that I wanted to share… many items are from The Gap.

{Click on any item to link and check them out}

Gap Heartbreaker  Shirt $16.50

Gap Houndstooth Button Shirt $34.00

Use this printable coupon at Gap Outlets to save $15 off $75

Good through 7/1/11

In this look- I love the shoes the most. They the Moltas by Vincent and are $57.95, but they are SO different- and they’re black- they’d go with anything! {2 of my splurge qualifications}…. part of me is debating it.

$57 shoes for a 5 year old… worth it? What do you think?


Filed under Boys, Fall/Winter, Kids, Personal Stylist

Valentines Day with Matilda Jane, Hugaluggs and Hairlooms

A friend of mine is an amazing children’s photographer in New Jersey, and she too shares a love for vintage children clothing.
Below are some recent shots she took during a Valentine’s Day shoot- check out the style on Little Sophia.

Vintage Toddler Dress

Huggalug Lace Leggings

Matilda Jane Toddler Ruffle Dress

Hair accessories by Blooming Hairlooms

Legwarmers by Huggaluggs ($17.95)

Dresses by Matilda Jane

I was first introduced to Matilda Jane a few months ago. The designs are flowy, vintage and simply beautiful. Dresses usually run anywhere between $48-$70.

There is this great Facebook group called MJ Addicts II, with over 18,000 members all looking to swap and sell second hand (and even some NWT.. new with tags) Matilda Jane threads at sweet discounted prices! { you’re welcome 🙂 }


Filed under Girls, Kids