As a style-conscious mom of three kids of varying ages (1, 12 and 19), I’ve seen and bought it all when it comes to children’s fashion. But I’m also cost-conscious, so I love chic brands like Jacadi that make high-quality, classic pieces that I can pass down or on to friends. And I’m in good company: celeb moms including Jennifer Garner and Katie Holmes are also fans of this French-based clothier. From striped sailor rompers and plaid frocks to polka dot sun hats and polo shirts, above are a few of my picks from Gilt’s sale. Make sure you’re there Monday, May 13 at noon ET!
— Shanelle Rein-Olowokere
Editor, People.com Moms & Babies
1. Formule Swim Camisole, $20 (from $42)
“A colorful floral top is a great way to make white shorts or pants pop.”
2. Banquette Dress, $35 (from $72)
“Red gingham screams summer.”
3. Briac 2Fer Polo, $36 (from $75)
“Two collars in one? Such a genius and stylish idea.”
4. Fondant Sun Hat, $13 (from $27)
“This polka-dot sun cap is so fun; I wish it came in my size.”
5. Francfort Swimsuit, $28 (from $59)
“Nautical stripes on a classic swimsuit equals tons of cute.”
6. Beret Romper, $30 (from $62)
“Let your tot channel his inner French kid in this simple-yet-chic romper.”
One of the best things about childhood is that kids can be whoever they want to be: rock stars, princesses, chefs, artists…the sky’s the limit. Our buyers put together five sales filled with creative toys that encourage budding minds to run wild. Starting on Friday, May 3, there are no boundaries, no rules, just pure, uninhibited fun.
KidKraft Red Vintage Kitchen, $155 (from $219.99)
Tinker Bell Costume, $18 (from $29.99)
Alex Toys Magnetic Table Top Easel, $40 (from $72.95)
Warehouse 36 Flamed Roadster, $129 (from $349)
Schoenhut Baby Grand, $100 (from $143.92)
Captain America Costume, $18 (from $29.99)
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