looks we are loving

wild + bear

Bold tees for your little man, inspired by living wild and free — as a boy’s life should be. Launching: August 1, 2014

[instagram shop started by @shopthewildthings, sweet mom to those handsome boys up there, and @bestdressedbear // keep this shop on your radar because there are bound to be good things coming from them]



[I am giddy over the back-to-school looks coming out. I mean, I realize it’s July and you might want to punch me for even bringing up back-to-school/fall weather, but I am a nerd and I love the supply shopping and the wardrobe updating and the smell of fall in the air. I do not love winter, so if we could pause at autumn and resume late spring that’d be great. I popped in to carter’s quickly the other day and drooled over that jacket and the new plaid.]

crewcuts [by J. Crew] + peek kids


[I am definitely going to attempt to dress The Oldest in this outfit on the left, based on pieces we already have in the closet | these jeans are on clearance at peek kids, I purchased and adore! I love the bleached out wash and the slouchy-yet-fitted look | I am a sucker for all things raglan/baseball tee and oh, New Balance, you are knocking it out of the ball park with shoes this season seewhatididthere]

for her

[After putting this collage together, I can only wonder if raising Three Boys is rubbing off on me a bit, but on the other hand, all of these pieces have such a feminine touch. I do know that I like to feel put together, but also comfy. I’ve had my eye on this hat for a couple of months, waiting for it to go on sale! >> nike sneakers | old navy cropped sweater | chambray cap | boyfriend jeans]



This post is brought to you by Three Boys’s bleach-blond hair and sunkissed cheeks + my love for a good nautical look. Specific pieces pictured are referenced below, but chances are good you could recreate the look with items you already own. I picture those ruum jeans cuffed and am loving those sandals.


[crewcuts striped sweatshirt | crewcuts chambray popover | peek this land tee | ruum venice loose fit jeans | carter’s cotton flat front shorts | ruum sporty slip-ons | zara leather bio sandal]

//how I would style//

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before instagram

Sometimes, finding unique + affordable boys’ clothing is difficult [at least for me, brick + mortar shopping in Iowa tends to be a bit limited]. Enter social media + online shopping. Some new-to-me-shops that I adore came to my attention via instagram, perhaps I’m just late to the party, but I wanted to share four of my finds [all of the items we own from these shops, to-date, were purchased via instagram which allows for a pretty great bargain, but you can also find items on sale via the direct sites]:

[peek kids]

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We have a tee and a hooded sweater from peek. Both are outstanding quality.

On my wishlist:

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We purchased a raglan tee via instagram, saving it for back-to-school, so I cannot specifically speak to the quality. Prices are reasonable + clothes are cute :: win.

On my wishlist:

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We have two pair of their skinny-fit jeans. Fantastic quality + super handsome. My boys have slender legs and bitty waists, and the jeans fit well.

On my wish list:

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We have the “LETS BLAME THE SUGAR” tee. Is it okay that the improper grammar bothers me? [ahem: “LET’S”] However, so cute. This tee is also the softest tee in the boys’s closet. I’m sure I will hang dry because of the material, which is kinda a pain. Because #allthelaundry #itneverends.

On my wishlist:

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