As I said on IG this morning, it feels very strange to post about normal stuff right now. But if I don’t make money, I can’t donate to causes that will help change our broken system , and that does no one any good. Aptly, this post celebrates my adorable kids (and yours) and summer fun- happy things all around! My munchkins are SO big all of the sudden and so summer shopping has been happening fast and furious for me. And while it sometimes is hard to not buy “disposable priced” clothes for them, I’ve realized how some of my FAVORITE things my kids wear are hand me downs of well made, great pieces from friends! And I do the same with our too-small clothes. So for this reason I’ve been trying to buy better items that will last long enough to hand down to someone else- it’s green and allows you to have and inherit nicer items!
Saks has SUCH a great selection right now of such items- and since Emma is in a size 2 finally, the options have opened WIDE for my dreams of dressing a mini me :) She’s a spitfire, and down to get rough and dirty at the playground, but also loves a good swingy dress!
Ralph Lauren sweatsuit set TOP and BOTTOM (so many playground compliments on this one- and great to mix and match with jeans or a solid color tee!)
Ralph Lauren dress (the check and the florals combined is SO perfect for summer- size down on this one though!)
And while my first baby is now a BIG KID who only wants to wear sweats and sport shorts, he was very proud to wear this t-shirt to school this week! :) And for the record, he IS the best big brother ever.
Here are some more finds from Saks I’m loving for my kiddos!
And as a side bar- while I was perusing their selection I was hit smack in the face with the most INSANE play tent situation I have ever seen by Dock-A-Tot. OMG! William Morris fabrics! Tasseled trims and cushions!!!!! I CAAAAAAAAAN’T!!!!! I want this so bad!
And one more find- my kids LIVE for both their little ball pit and indoor trampoline- this combination would make an excellent birthday gift for a kids ages 1-5!
*This post was sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue. All selections, styling and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting brands that keep EOS going and help me make financial contributions to support COMMON SENSE GUN LAWS!
What absolute cuties. SWOON.
This is my first time commenting on your blog, Erin, despite being a long time reader and admirer. The BEAUTIFUL pictures of your children were the tipping point for me. I am a fellow IVF mom and I applauded your honesty and empathized with your sadness. And I had to pipe up now to say how sweet it is to see your babies and see your love for them shine through in every way. Keep going, Mama, they are as lucky to have you as you are to have them.
Here to stump for the dockatot tent. The fabric is wonderful — it’s got a heft to it but is very soft, a little sateen-y. Our playroom is one of the front rooms of our home, aka always at least lurking in my line of sight, and the tent definitely classed up the joint. Also, the floor pillow! It’s massive and super one-size-fits-all.
Erin, I’m a long time follower and admirer of your work. Believe it or not, I can recall the days when you lived in the south end! Nevertheless, it’s my first time leaving a comment here. I saw that you matched contributions this week for a group re gun control. Great effort. Thank you.
Erin, your kids are completely adorable. Hope you and your family have a lovely long weekend; thanks for all the hard work you put into this blog!
I realize that your blog needs sponsors to keep it online and I agree with you that quality children’s clothing is better than the fast fashion, throwaway stuff. But as a grandmother who is very concerned about the health of our planet and what that means for future generations, I encourage everyone to consider buying second hand clothes for their children and grandchildren. It takes a little more effort but you will be reducing your use of the amount of energy it takes to produce new clothing. Reselling clothing keeps it out of landfills.
Did you not read about how inlaid hand me downs and use them myself for my own kids? Please, please don’t be so fast to criticize.
I want to express my appreciation for your passion, speaking out and your leadership on the donation drive. I too am gutted and feel that it will take all of us to change to tide…Thank you again!!
Must mention, those clothes are adorable!
You just may be my favorite activist! Hell yes 🙌
Thank you for your hard work and generous spirit!
Your children are certainly adorable! Thank you for speaking out and working towards solutions. We can only hope the majority of people in our country that want change in gun laws will be heard.
Just a quick note to thank you for all of your hard work. I love your blog and I really appreciate you taking on the issues. It must seem daunting at times but you’re doing a terrific job.