Category Archives: Tweens // Teens

Crazy 8 + KIDZ BOP Capsule Collection

Thank you Crazy 8 for sponsoring this post.

Crazy 8, has teamed up with KIDZ BOP, the #1 music brand for kids, for the first-ever KIDZ BOP fashion collection! From bold plaid to sparkle + shine, these limited edition looks are for kids with big star potential and give kids even more ways to rock the party in style.


I’ve shared our love for Crazy 8 here before and this collection is even more exciting to my kiddos because they absolutely LOVE KIDZ BOP. What a fun collaboration of brands! Jude & Ruby are so excited about these pieces, it makes getting dressed extra fun.


Shop the limited edition Crazy 8 + KIDZ BOP collection and rock out in styles inspired by The KIDZ BOP Kids! #Crazy8xKIDZBOP Shop now at! Which pieces are your favorite?!


SoCozy now found in CVS!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of SoCozy. All opinions are my own and not edited by the sponsor.

If you bottle over 20 years of experience and expertise about kids’ hair, you’ve got the SoCozy line of products created by Cozy Friedman, the woman who founded the first children’s hair salons in New York City. Before buzzwords like parabens and phthalates, Cozy adopted a higher standard for her products that relies on quality and integrity, not chemicals and preservatives.  Today, that standard is a promise: “no nasties—ever,” and that means peace of mind. 

CVS-Influencers image 1Find SoCozy at a location near you!

Ruby and I had way too much fun in CVS this morning. She kept saying, “THEY HAVE EVERYTHING HERE!” like it was heaven or something. The extremely friendly and helpful CVS employees and I were cracking up over her excitement. Oh to be 4 years old again.

SoCozy now in CVS

Our love for SoCozy isn’t new and that’s because SoCozy’s brand values are something I respect:

So Smart – Genius is more like it. We believe knowledge is power, which is why education is at our core – the pulse of our brand. Advice, solutions, tips, trends – we serve as an extensive resource for moms, kids, stylists and salon owners.
So Safe – No nasties in here; just good, clean, honest formulations with ingredients that perform at the highest level. Safe and effective – and completely non-toxic – it’s great hair minus the harsh chemicals.
So Easy – Because being a parent isn’t always easy, we make haircare that is: simple, fun, multi-functional products that streamline tub time, as well as solutions targeting specific hair concerns to make styling a snap.
So Cool – Take a strand. Through our products, website, social channels and unique collaborations, we encourage and support individuality. All kids, any hair type – we make it our mission to build confidence and inspire originality. Being you is our idea of cool.


Some of my favorite SoCozy products, now available at CVS! The detangler is especially useful around these parts, I use it on my own hair as well.

SoCozy products are non-toxic and made without parabens, formaldehyde, sulfates, phthalates, synthetic color, propylene glycol. Free of alcohol, gluten, wheat, peanuts and tree nuts!

Find a SoCozy location near you!

Celebrating my #Crazy8 Kids Style!

My kids are crazy. I think all kids are crazy though, right? I’m going to go with that. I love their crazy energy though! Since birth my children have allowed me to pretty much style them however I please, no questions asked. Jude did oppose a bowtie in his toddlerhood here or there but for the most part, I think they’re pretty immune to my torturing them.

That said, I try to style them in colors, themes, patterns I know they will enjoy. Ruby is a girl after my own heart, she loves glitter, pink, flowers, prints, the works. Jude is super into hats and accessories. As soon as the sunglasses go on, he starts making pouty “blue steel” faces. It cracks me up. Of course Ozzy still has no choice and will frankly be stuffed into whatever I say, but hes going to scream and try to run away from me regardless the clothing item. Its part of my cardio, getting him dressed.

If you’ve never shopped with Crazy8, they have adorable stuff! If you have shopped with them then you already know what I’m talking about.  All of the kiddos were so excited when their packages arrived from Crazy8 with new and exciting clothes!


Check out these looks and more at Crazy8!

Great kids’ fashion. Crazy low prices!

The newest addition to The Gymboree Corporation’s family of brands, Crazy 8 offers fashionable outfits at a great value for girls and boys sizes Newborn to 14. The first Crazy 8 store opened in August 2007, and The Gymboree Corporation currently operates more than 300 Crazy 8 stores in the U.S. There is also an online store at

The Gymboree Corporation

The Gymboree Corporation is a specialty retailer operating stores selling high-quality apparel and accessories for children under the Gymboree®, Gymboree® Outlet, Janie and Jack® shops, and Crazy 8® brands, as well as play programs for children under the Gymboree Play & Music® brand.


Thank you Crazy8 for supplying the outfits in this post.

New Balance Kids Fresh Spring Looks!

New Balance kids is launching a new style, the Kids 990v4. The all-new 990v4 graduates with classic colors, cool technology, and an old school suede upper. This style is a direct take-down of an adult version that incorporates the same superior technology so kids can not only comfortably run around on the playground while strutting great style!

Jude & Ruby love their new “fast shoes”! Spring means lots of running, jumping and playing outside for my kiddos. The New Balance 990v4’s provide comfort, safety and old school charm.

New Balance Kids Shoes // via Lookie Boo

New Balance Kids Shoes // via Lookie Boo

New Balance Kids Shoes // via Lookie Boo

New Balance Kids Shoes // via Lookie Boo

New Balance Kids Shoes // via Lookie Boo

New Balance Kids Shoes // via Lookie Boo

See these shoes & more at New Balance.



Prepping for Holiday Fun with Famous Footwear!

Thank you to Famous Footwear for sponsoring this post!


On a scale of 1 to 10, my family is an 11 when it comes to loving the holidays. I feel like even stating that should be obvious? Because what’s not to love? Family, friends, sparkling decorations, tasty food, Christmas lights, parties, presents, cute outfits?! It’s basically the season my heart was made for. Every year, when prepping for the holidays, I like to shop for a few special outfits for the kids to wear for Thanksgiving, Christmas, school holiday shows, etc. I feel less guilty spending a little extra on these special outfits when I know lots of pictures will be taken on those days. Pictures I will treasure forever. I’m very sentimental, if you haven’t gathered that by now.

I’ve been trying to think outside of the box when putting together Ruby’s holiday outfits. The traditional ruffly, sparkly, twirly dresses are great, don’t get me wrong, but I thought it would be nice to try something a little more modern this year. Thankfully, Ruby and I do not struggle over what she is going to wear yet. I have fellow Mom friends who are constantly battling with their kiddos about what to wear (“YES TO HAVE TO WEAR PANTS TODAY!”) and I sometimes find myself holding my breath thinking PLEASE DON’T TURN ON ME, RUBY. She’s great about letting me do my thing. She seems to trust me when it comes to making her look cute. I try to include her in certain aspects of her outfits by offering her certain choices and allowing her to voice her opinions. So far for us, it works out great.

A few weeks ago I was looking over Famous Footwear’s #ohsofamous style gallery, looking for some shoe-spiration and asked Ruby if anything caught her eye. If you haven’t checked this yet, #ohsofamous is a fun place to get inspiration, explore what others are wearing, and see the variety that Famous Footwear offers.  Like all basic girls, she is obsessed with boots. So we took a look at Famous Footwear’s selection for little fashionistas and oh my goodness they have so many adorable options!

Here are some of my favorite shots of Miss Ruby Mae in one of her modern holiday outfits! How cute are these boots she chose?!





Get inspired by what others are wearing and share your own #ohsofamous moments!

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