class of 2014 contest

Happy Monday, all! It is officially back to school week where we live and all our last minute shopping has fallen to the next few days. In our last post with GapKids we got a great start with awesome basics, but we were quickly reminded how fast Autumn falls upon us when we had a couple cold-spell days this last week. Luckily all their pieces transition so seamlessly from season to season! With the simple addition of knit tights, a jacket, scarves and mittens, our kiddos can easily wear their GapKids finds in the few remaining sweltering hot days of August all … Read more

FRYday : Emily

As much as I love Summer, I can’t help but force Fall a bit. I’m that girl sweating to death in boots and a sweater in August because I just can’t wait! Since I was a little girl buying new Fall clothing has brought me maybe an unhealthy amount of joy. In fact, I think it was the Persistence of Fall 1998 that eventually prompted my mom to insist that I start earning my own money for clothes (I blame Doc Martens.) So since I was 12, it not only became a time of fawning over chunky knits, but also hunt … Read more

valentina espadrilles

Have you all noticed the espadrilles trend this Summer? Sure, these shoes are usually a Summer staple, but this year especially they’re everywhere! When we heard from Tina, the owner of Valentina Shoes we were excited to see this on-trend item given even more appeal with the option to customize! Every little (and big) girls’ dream, right? Adding extra personality to this comfortable easy, slip-on was so fun! Here’s a few of Valentina’s options – all 25% off if you use “smallfry” at check-out! The Classic Monogram on the Red & White stripe: The Bird, Stars, Circle Mongoram, Vine Monogram, Cupcake … Read more

a lesson in individuality

One thing we learn as parents again and again is that our boys are each their own unique personality. What works for one is not always going to work for the next, and that’s what makes being a parent so crazy hard, and also incredibly rewarding. This lesson in individuality is a work in progress for all of us, but it seems everyone is most happy when as parents we honor their individuality versus trying to make them fit a mold. GapKids is all about letting kids be kids, and with their help we got a head start on back to school … Read more

Back to School Fashion Week: Shoes!

You’re racing out the door, they’ve been fed, dressed, combed and kissed, what’s left? Shoes! Here are some of our favorites from around the web to put that final finishing touch before they head out for the day! Today is our last installment of Back to School Fashion week, but find all our back to school themed posts right here! FOR GIRLS: 1,2 & 9. Picking just one of these darling oxfords from Zuzii was much too hard. There’s so many more, find them all here! But really, these shoes go with just about anything, casual or formal, tights or jeans. 3. … Read more