Summer has come and gone, and I find myself scrambling to outfit my 2 adorable children for the coming school year. How is it possible they have grown so much in just 2 months?! My daughter, almost 5, recently shed her tomboy, “I want to be just like my big brother” skin and proudly declared, “I want to dress pretty now, Mama!” This was followed by, “I want to do fashion with you when I grow up, Mama. Can we work together?” Well, that was just about the best thing I have ever heard. I got so excited, and so inspired, that I’ve become an unstoppable mini-fashion shopping machine. Here are my best finds of the season for me and my Mini Me, nothing saccharine-sweet here:
Stella McCartney Knickers of the Week Pack—if this doesn’t bring you back to when you were 10, I don’t know what will!
Dress-Up for Me: Buy Stella McCartney Knickers of the Week Pack, $195, at net-a-porter.com
Dress-Up for Mini Me: Buy Gap Days of the Week Bikinis, $24.50 at gap.com
Isabel Marant’s metallic baseball jacket—love a touch of flash.
Metallic Trend for Me: Buy Isabel Marant Gunay Brocade Baseball Jacket, $745, at net-a-porter.com
Matching Kid’s Trendy Clothes for Mini Me: Buy Makié RR Girl’s Zip Up Jacket, $108, at sweetwilliamltd.com
Mongolian shearling jacket: Get on the fur trend, real or fake—just work the look!
Designer Look for Me: Buy PAUL & JOE Tchatcha Mongolian-Shearling Jacket, $1,575, at net-a-porter.com
Designer Look for Mini Me: Buy J.Crew Girls’ Charlize Shearling Vest, $398, at jcrew.com
Glitter shoes—channel your inner Dorothy! Guaranteed to put a smile on your face, even on the cloudiest day.
Dress-Up in Sparkles for Me: Buy Proenza Schouler Glitter Slingback Bootie, $895, at kirnazabete.com
Dress-Up in Sparkles for Mini Me: Buy J.Crew Girls’ Glitterati Oxfords, $228, at jcrew.com
Fashion Trend for Me: Buy T by Alexander Wang Striped Baggy Sweatshirt, $113, at shopbop.com
Buy IRO Amy Cross Body Bag, $248, at shopbop.com
Striped Designer Girls Dresses for Mini Me: Buy 3.1 Phillip Lim Toddler’s & Little Girl’s Bag-Print Dress, $150, at saksfifthavenue.com
UPDATED SKINNY JEANS!
Skinny Jeans Trend for Me: Buy Rag & Bone Zip Pocket Seamed Cargo Jeans, $290, at intermixonline.com
Skinny Jeans Trend for Mini Me: Buy Gap Super Skinny Jeans, $34.50, at gap.com
Casual Dress-Up for Me: Buy Markus Lupfer Smacker Flock-Print T-Shirt, $130, at net-a-porter.com
Casual Dress-Up for Mini Me: Buy Kaos Stones Flame Tee, $44, at babesta.com
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