owen embarrassed

It’s totally okay that my ten year-old son is embarrassed by me. It’s the normal state of the universe. It’s, like, my job to embarrass him. But somehow, I don’t know, I thought maybe because I’m an urban mom whose work has me staying relatively current, I would maybe embarrass him less. All the things […]

gap dvf

My niece Poppy had the cutest leggings on the other day, which reminded me of my favorite Scalamandre wallpaper. They are the new DVF collaboration with Gap, and they’re $20. On their site, they make it out to be that the line is going fast, but I remember last year it was bananas how much […]

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You’ve probably seen an adult fashion story or two about taking an outfit from day to night. Well, Minneapolis fashion designer Anne M. Cramer has the kid version down pat. Her new line for little ones—called Annie—has that playground-to-party ease every practical mom and twirly-skirt-loving daughter can agree on. Who says a silk skirt, when smartly […]


I was just in the Uniqlo flagship store, and was very impressed with their kids’ selection. First of all, in case you don’t know about Uniqlo, it is a Japanese store that came to NYC several years ago, and is well done, and well priced (at any given point either Pilar or I are wearing […]


These are a perfect hybrid of sweats and cargo pants. They’re unisex, and we got them at Uniqlo, in the black/grey combo, and the army green/grey combo. They’re great for really cold days since they have some thickness to them, and they are super comfy. Because of the hurricane, Uniqlo has temporarily suspended its US […]

clara striped bean

This striped shirt from LL Bean is one of my favorite things. I’ve had mine for about 10 years (the white with navy stripes) and my daughter just got a used one in blue with red stripes at a Salvation Army in Maine.  Sadly they aren’t producing it for kids right now, so if you […]

old navy jeans

Jenny from Dinner a Love Story called on us in her hour of need: “Picky eating I can handle — picky dressing is another thing altogether. Can anyone suggest good sources/brands for girls’ clothes that are not overly girly? Dealbreakers: ruffles, pleats, any kind of decorative trim, button-downs, high price tags. (Momfilter – why oh why […]

j crew jean

I love skinny jeans on little boys as much as the next mom, but there’s something classically kid, in my mind, about going with a slightly wider leg and a looser fit. I especially like the idea of my 4 year old beating up a pair of carpenter or painter’s pants. These “shop pants” from […]

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