A Peek Inside Their Closets

I’ve always been a fan of fashion. At one point in my life very early in my twenties, I even thought that a career in the fashion industry was my calling, and my mother invested in an education in Fashion Merchandising for me. I was intrigued by the rock star, pop culture energy but mostly the boundless freedom that personal style offered me personally. I was still reserved by nature, though I allowed my clothing to speak the many different voices calling from the depths of my soul. It was fun more than anything, and the passion surrounding personal style has never left me. In fact, I’ve had a blast exploring the fabulous (yet challenging) world of children’s clothing, too.

In the past seven years since becoming a parent, I’ve run the gamut on finding brands and companies that I’ve trusted and purchased for my children. Of course, I don’t want to pay too much but I want to make sure that what I am buying is quality and won’t deteriorate within a wash or three. In some cases there is definitely more of an investment involved, but it’s absolutely worth it, especially if the brand is small and the quality is there.

This is another creative outlet for me, a hobby of sorts. I adore dressing my kids, and I am more than happy to share the brands that I love.

I have received countless emails from readers and Instagram followers asking to share about where I purchase clothing for my kids, and some of my favorite brands.


I love this brand for all of my kids. It’s made well and edgy, but in a really energetic, childlike way.

Boys sweaters by Appaman. Zoe’s outfit, all GAP. Shoes, Converse.

Jack’s tee, Appaman. Zoe’s dress, Stella Industries.

Beau’s underwear, Appaman. Football tee Simple Kids from Thumbeline.


Childhood should look sweet and whimsical, if you’re asking me.

Overalls, angel sandals & cat ears by Wunway.

American Apparel

Children’s wardrobe staples.

Beau’s leggings, American Apparel. Jacket, Zara Kids. Zoe’s dress Stella McCartney from Fawn Shoppe. Jack basketball shorts, GAP & tee by Appaman.

Leggings, American Apparel. Dress, Misha Lulu. Sweater, Children’s Place. Ratty Minnie shoes, Disney World!

Onesie, American Apparel. Flip flops, Appaman.


Tee and pants, NUNUNU.

Sweater, dress & leggings, NUNUNU.

I tend to find certain pieces that I know they will wear until they fall apart, and for those I’m willing to splurge on. They become a weekly staple in their fashion repertoires.

Zoe’s jacket, Zara Kids. Leggings American Apparel. Dress, Tutu du Monde. Boots, Gymboree. Jack’s jacket and tee, Appaman. Pants by Tea Collection.

Tee and Pants by Quinn and Fox.

Duck tee, Wild from Thumbeline. Pants, GAP.

Mini Rodini corduroy pants from Poppy’s Closet.

pants, Goat-Milk. Tee by Moi. Both from Poppy’s Closet.

Tee, GAP. Leggings, American Apparel. Skirt, unknown. Shoes, Gymboree.

Tee by Kira Kids, leggings by Mini & Maximus, beanie by Mini Rodini from Poppy’s Closet. Shoes, Vans.

I could go on and on, but for now these are a few of the brands we love and online shops where I find many of their things, often on sale.

More to come!

Disclosure: I’ve received some pieces of clothing for purposes of featuring on here and Instagram. Many pieces mentioned here have also been purchased by me. This post is not sponsored and not affiliate linked.

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  • I love the way that you live with your face turned toward the light, always fostering play and discovery. It’s a beautiful thing, made all the more whimsical and witty with the adorable things your kids wear.

    So easy to love, thank you for sharing.

  • Thanks for sharing those brands! I’m a little behind in the kid’s fashion trends, because, well, I haven’t “gone city” yet πŸ˜‰ And hooray for stylish little boy clothes!

    P.S. We adopted a beautiful, sweet, perfect puppy from our local shelter this past weekend, thanks for the inspiration! I tagged: #theoandbeau from matoaka75 on instagram

  • Love this. We’ve been Appaman and Tea fans for as long as I can remember. Love getting introduced to new brands!

  • Ugh….. I adore the MHDC shirt, but they are sold out, and it’s a bit above our price range. But I still love it and my hipster toddler would totally rock it!

  • You should check out a Swedish brand called minirondini, I think you’d love it! Love your blog and your sweet children!

  • You really should trademark theoandbeau and put their cute faces on some kids tees πŸ™‚

  • Hi πŸ™‚ Have you heard about these brands:
    They are all brands that Danish mothers LOVE!!!
    Beautiful pictures of the puppy and your little boy πŸ™‚

    • Hello Lene,

      Thank you for the cool brands tip, always on the look out.


  • Those are way cuter than what my sisters and I wore as kids!

  • Looking good Shyba family! What little trendsetters. Sissy rocks the layering.

  • Thank you for bringing light to our extended
    family of four legs. We have a little chawawa named
    Norton who actually found us and changed us forever by bringing
    us together as a family.
    We have learned to love more fully by living as our
    dog does and that is show your love by your actions and
    not words. That means no negative words or positive words
    just actions. It has made us become less critical
    and more forgiving of each other by following Norton’s

    Thank you for sharing your heart’s possessions
    with us.

  • Hi, Jessica!

    I am one of the owners and co-founders of Bobbi-Toads, a new shoe company for little girls. What’s different and special about our Bobbi-Toads sneakers are the embossed “toes” in the rubber cap, which can be painted with nail polish, just like your real nails! You can change the nail polish as often as you’d like, to match any outfit or mood. I found you guys on Instagram, and love that you also blog πŸ™‚ I’m wondering if you and Zoe would be interested in doing a review for us in exchange for some Bobbi-Toads and Bobbi-Polish. [The shoes work with any nail polish, but our Bobbi-Polish is non-toxic.] Please email me if you’re interested – we’d LOVE to work with you two!!

    Jacki Stanley

  • Talk about the best dressed kids in town! I am a huge fan of Nununu and Quinn + Fox, they make such cool threads for kids.

  • hi was wondering if all the brands you love above are true to size or should I size up or down on a certain brand? also, websites that you love for kids fashion? lol I love, love , love dressing my littles ones in different styles. Thanks so much!!

  • Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an really long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear.
    Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyways,
    just wwanted to sayy excellent blog!

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