petit select: Father’s Day – Functional and Fab

Father's Day Gifts

father’s day  gifts for new dads and seasoned pro’s

Rubicon Rucksack in Distressed Brown Leather ($271)

A long time favorite, ruggedly handsome and made by seasoned baby-accessory experts at Petunia Picklebottom, so you know that the quality and utility are second to none.

GAP Lightweight Heather Polo ($34.95)

In the seemingly endless numbered days of spit up, spilled juice/milk/whatever, having a stash of sharp go-to shirts is a must.  Lightweight heather is a must-have to hold up in the summer heat.

BOG Shoes Men’s Hawthorne Slip-On Sneaker ($68)

When mother nature is a little too rough for his every-day sneakers, these ought to do nicely to keep the his socks dry, and his outfit stylish.

Lets Panic About Babies! ($10)

For new dad’s, a little wit and wisdom about the life changing adventures they’re about to embark on!

Scout Walk-About Baby Carrier ($199)

With hardy materials like leather and wool this is a baby carrier like no other, rugged and chic with style to spare!

Banana Republic “Corbin” Sunglasses ($78)

Because sometimes you just need one awesome pair of shades to pull of the trendy-superdad look.

petit select: Afternoon at the Beach

Afternoon on the Beach - Girl's Outfit

Picture perfect for romping along on a beach paradise…


Stella Cove – Beautiful Beachwear

Stella Cove Beachware

Stella Cove is a fully awesome, glamorous line of swimwear for girls and boys of all ages, and mom too!  I have yet to see anything in their line up that I don’t like.  Combining creative pattern prints with interesting cuts in their swimwear really breaks them out of mundanity and results in some really interesting pieces.  On top of that, their coverups and dresses are light cotton, trending towards lighter shades and hints of delicate patterns making an appearance for a sprightly, minimalist look.

GAP Embroidered Flower Dress Outfit (summer love!)

GAP Summer Love outfit

While browsing the GAP store oggling their new Threadless onesies I happened upon the baby girl’s summer line and found these pieces.  LOVE!  GAP has in the past had a freaky sense for adorable lightweight summer girls’ dresses, and this combination has made me fall in love all over again!

In this outfit:


GAP + Threadless = Adorable.

GAP + Threadless Tee's and OnesiesAs some of you may know, GAP and Threadless teamed up this spring to produce a fresh line of tee’s for men and women.  Well now that summer is rolling around, they’re extending the new line to include tee’s and onesies for your little dude or dudette!  Graphic tee’s are a mainstay in ANYONE’s wardrobe, and as they say, variety is the spice of life.  SO, next time your wee ones outgrow their current set of duds, be sure to stock up on this summer fashion staple any which way you can :)

Stardust UK – Lego David Bowie Summer Skater Dress

glam skater dress

How do you make a cute little sleeveless glam dress even more glam? Add lego David Bowie of course! Simply cut, soft cotton and ruffles, with Ziggy Stardust printed bright and loud- summer garden parties beware :)

Find it here at Stardust UK, a lovely little boutique we recently discovered.

Zio Sport – Activewear for Kids

Zio Sport - Activewear for Kids

Kids who are comfortable keep playing longer.

That is the motto of Zio Sport, a family founded kids’ sportswear company that is out to change the way you think about the clothing your kids play in.  Like so many new clothing lines we love, Zio got its start from a simple feeling of dissatisfaction with the current state of affairs in children’s activewear.  In your typical chain store you’re going to find a plethora of options, all of them just shrunk down versions of the adult fit, without taking into account a kid’s unique physique and style.

To change that, Mindy Kratsas, Jane Kratsas and Ragan Melton, the founders of Zio Sport, went straight to the source: kids.  From selecting fabric, to making sure each piece fit their growing frame, kids have a say in how it all comes together.  Try finding that level of care in any other kid’s activewear line, we dare you!

Each piece is made from their exclusive cool-edge fabric technology, and each shirt features a small utility pocket for holding a cell phone, mp3 player, or other essentials.  The cool-edge fabric wicks moisture away from the skin AND blocks UV rays, keeping your little tumbler comfy and dry all day long.  Special mesh underarm patches add an additional level of air flow for maximum cooling.  Not only will your kids LOVE looking cool, AND feeling great, but because their clothes aren’t absorbing all of that sweat they’re going to look better longer, which will make your wallet happy too :)

As always, we are not content to simply tell you about another awesome new line, we’ve got to give you the chance to score some for yourself!  Stay tuned, coming up soon:  your shot at a Zio Sport gift certificate, plus a 20% discount for each and every one of our exceptionally stylish readers :)

Mini Stripe Double Henley by Splendid

Mini Striped Double Henley by SplendidA splendidly soft addition to any girl’s summer wardrobe, this henley by Splendid features a solid inner crewneck tee lining and cotton/model blended fabric.  It’s lightweight and ready to be paired with a longsleeved tee on those colder summer nights, or all by itself for a fun day in the sun!

Sweet Harper Mod Floral Hair Clips Review

Sweet Harper Hair Clips

Remember the cute mod floral hair clips we posted about in June?

We liked them so much that Sweet Harper was kind enough to send us a pair to review!  Looking at the hair clips in person, we were impressed by how much style they packed into such a small size.

Our beautiful model has very thick hair, so her mom hoped that the mod pair would be able to stay in place.  They did!  Sometimes it can be tricky to squeeze thick hair into smaller accessories, but the Sweet Harper clips stayed in place, added a cute accent to her outfit, and were easy for her to use.  She was even able to put the clips in all by herself!  We poked and prodded at them in our tests and found them to be not only adorable, but well constructed as well.  It would take quite a bit of roughhousing to do these in!

At only $7 a pair these are a steal, perfect for thick or very fine hair that otherwise has a hard time keeping clips in place.

Visit the Sweet Harper Etsy Shop to check out the rest of her selection of adorable hair clips!

Photography by Briana Liskiewicz

Boys Plaid Swim Trunks by Petit Bateau

Boys Swim Trunks by Petit BateauHere we are with the matching swim trunks for the gingham shirt we posted a little bit ago from Petit Bateau.  A perfectly vintage summer look paired with the matching shirt, or any vintage style tee’s in your lil boy’s wardrobe.