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best of spring: kids shorts

We have been blessed with some wonderful weather in Chicago the past few days & it is defintely getting us in the mood to ditch our long pants for some cool shorts! We rounded up our favorite kids shorts that will be perfect if you are heading out on Spring Break or just playing at the park.

kids shorts1. Five Pocket Jean Shorts 2. Chino Shorts 3. Favorite Striped Shorts 4. Nautical Check Shorts 5. Skate Print Sweatshort

6.Navy Stripe Shorts 7. Plaid patchwork shorts 8. Herringbone Shorts 9. Sailing Shorts

10. Printed Check Cargo Shorts 11. Camo Shorts 12. Volleyball Shorts

kids shorts

1. Tea Collection Batik Shorts    2. Pull-on Baby Gap Shorts   3. Mini Boden Heart Pocket Shorts   4. 77 Kids Ruffled Printed Shorts   5. Zara Denim Scarf Belt Shorts    6. Janie & Jack Pleated Dot Shorts    7. Crewcut Kids Chino Fanfare Short    8. Gap Kids Cuffed Bermudas   9. Poplin Pumpkin Patch Kids Shorts    10. Crewcut Kids Oxford Short    11. Old Navy Patchwork Bermudas    12. Crewcut Kids Chino Ruffled Shorts

What kids shorts are you loving?



Mommy Style: To The Maxi!

As moms we sometimes put too much focus on our kids wardrobes and forget about our own (at least us TLSF moms)! Over the last 6 years of being a mom, I have realized that quality over quantity makes the most sense in my wardrobe. I try to look for pieces that will get the most bang for my buck! One of my must haves for spring/summer 2012 is a Maxi skirt. You may already have one in your closet from the past couple of seasons. We love a Maxi skirt because it is easy to dress it down with a t-shirt or tank, denim jacket and a pair of sandals to spend the day with your kids. It is a great way to feel stylish and chic but still be casual. You can also easily dress it up for a night out with your husband or a girls night out!

maxi skirts

 1.Panelled Skirt 2. Tiered Maxi Skirt 3.Convertible Maxi Skirt 4.Maxi Skirt 5. Striped Maxi Skirt 6. Geo maxi Skirt

7. A Line Maxi Skirt 8.Jersey Maxi Skirt in Stripe  9. Saunter Skirt 10. Crinkle Maxi Skirt 11. Ruched Waist Maxi Skirt

What is your #1 must have for spring/summer?


Made In The Shade!

Are you gearing up for spring break? A few weeks ago we shared with you our favorite swimsuits for boys, girls, Rash Guards, casual sandals, essentials for the beach and cool finds for the little Jetsetter! We spend a lot of time out in the sun with our kids in the spring & summer and always want to make sure that their eyes and skin are protected! We gathered up our favorite shades and hats for kids!  

kids sunglasses

1. Fishermen Hats  2. Jeweled Sunglasses  3. Reversible Bucket Hat  4. Trucker Hat   5. Shiny Sunglasses   6. Beauty Sunglasses

 7. Retro Sunglasses  8. Straw Hat  9. Straw Ribbon Fedora  10. Aviator Sunglasses  11. Wide Brim Hat  12. Ploarized Sunglasses

13. City Pop Cap  14. Straw Sun Hat  15. Flag Print Hat


Girls Swimwear

Earlier today we shared our favorite swimsuits for boys and now it is time for the girls! When it comes to girls swimsuits we love everything from bold & bright to soft & sweet! The TLSF girls love a bikini! Whatever your little girl favors they will be ready to hit the beach in one of these swimsuits!

girls swimwear

1.Hibiscus Bikini  2. Stripe & Dots Swimsuit  3. Dot One Piece  4. Cherry Print Two Piece 5. Ruffle One Piece 6.Rosette Two Piece 7. QT Swimsuit  8. Mini Boden Printed Swimsuit 9. Nautical Stripe Bow Swimsuit  10.V Paradis Bikini 11. Sunday Rose Tutu 12. Ruffled V-Neck One Piece



Spring Trends: Yellow

The holiday decor is all boxed up.  In the apparel world, you know what that means...time to move on to Spring!  This Spring there is one trend that is hard to ignore.  It's bright and sunny and brings us hope of putting on bikinis and running through sprinklers.  The first Spring trend we are highlighting is YELLOW!  

spring trend yellow

It was all yellow and we just can't get enough of it.  Yellow coats, sweaters, shoes, dresses and accessories - whether you just add a little yellow to make an outfit pop or do yellow from head to toe, you are bound to bring a smile to everyone's face your little cute passes by.

Shopping details

1. Next Direct Yellow Heart Hoody $20

2. Lands End Rain Slicker $59

3. Kit + Lili Sundress $46

4. ToobyDo Shirt Dress $52

5.  Misha Lulu Dress $55

6. J. Crew Baby Sweater $125

7. CoCaLo Porcelain Bird Dish Set $33 

8. Next Direct Bright Sneakers $18

9. Tea Collection Embroidered Top $36

10. Old Navy Hooded Jacket $32

11. Old Navy Swan Print PJ's $13

12. Next Direct Ruffle Dress $15

13. Old Navy Yellow Dot Flip Flops $4

14. Gymboree Striped One Piece $26

15. Gap Kids Plume Tankini $25

16. Popochos $14

17. Tiny TOM Yellow Pop Classics $29

18. H&M Twill Pants $10

19. Next Direct Stripe Prom Skirt $33

20. Gap Kids Striped Sweater $33

Are you thinking Spring?  What trends are you excited for?  Leave a comment and let us know!