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Legwear is All the Rage!

November 7th, 2012

Feast your eyes on the cutest legwear for your little ones! Etsy has loads of beautiful handmade designs to tip that outfit over to the “Ridiculously Adorable” scale!

Legwear on Etsy here >>>

We love (organic) polka spots!

March 24th, 2011

See Kai Run socksNo, they’re not really called “polka spots” but we prefer that to the common “polka dots.” But no matter how you say it, they are super cute on See Kai Run’s new line of organic children’s socks. Brought to you by the same company who brought my kids some of my most favorite shoes of all time (so. not. kidding.), I knew they had to be reviewed on Boutique Cafe’s Daily Dish.

See Kai Run socksFirst, the basics about See Kai Run’s new organic sock line (other than they come two pairs to a package):

  • Certified organic cotton blend

  • Smooth, seamless toes (I absolutely LOVE this feature because my little ones are picky about that dang seam on the toe. It takes us five minutes just to put socks on in the morning!)

  • Non-binding cuffs (Wish I could say the same about some of my socks!)

  • Pairs perfectly with See Kai Run & Smaller footwear (How awesome is that?)

Who better to review these fab socks than Olivia, a big fan of pink and polka spots? She received the Dots with Moxie set so she could review them all for you. And review them she did!

See Kai Run socksI have washed these socks in hot water (not on purpose) and though they shrunk a titch, they still fit wonderfully and are one of Olivia’s favorite pairs of socks…right up there with Fancy Nancy. See Kai Run’s organic socks have a much nicer, much sleeker fit and I can already tell they’ll hold up well to the wear and tear my kids put their clothing through (even if Mom doesn’t follow the washing instructions). What can I say? Yay for polka spots!—Emily

The tube sock makes a super cool comeback {giveaway}

December 8th, 2009

Only once have I thought a pair of tube socks to be super cool, and that “once” was when Hank & JoJo sent me a box of their Retro Baby Tube Socks for review on the Daily Dish. Who knew a geeky sport sock (okay, maybe Patrick Dempsey could pull it off) could be turned into a stylin’ eco-friendly accessory for baby?


The first think you notice about Hank & JoJo’s box of tube socks, besides the fact that “box of tube socks” is a sweet little rhyme, is the packaging. This miniature tin lunchbox with it’s peek-a-boo window has the cutest, most whimsical characters on it. Made from lead-free tin and plastic (and exceeding CPSIA regulations for lead), this little box is recyclable, but I can guarantee you’ll be recycling it in-house as a piggy bank, display case for those little treasures toddlers collect or the perfect storage for tiny hair clips.


But enough about the lunchbox. Hank & JoJo’s set included four pairs of tube socks: Strawberry, Banana, Pear and Blueberry. The socks are made using 80% bamboo, which is grown without the use of chemicals and has natural UV protection. Dyed with toxin-free dyes, these little socks were designed for babies ages 0 to 12 months. The socks actually go up over the knee protecting legs and knees during tummy time and crawling. You can also use them like you would leg warmers—in warmer weather pair a pair with a onesie for quick and easy diaper changes.

IMG_2294When the pairs first arrived I was a bit sad because my youngest just turned two. I figured we would get very little use out of our Hank & JoJos until I realized these socks with their tube design means even older babies can wear them! Livi has already sported the Pear and the Strawberry. You can check out the Pear in the photo below. Trust me, I tried to get her to look at the camera and smile but what can you do when Yo Gabba Gabba! is on? Though they don’t go over her knee the do get close to it. Once washed the heel ends up about mid sole but because they’re so soft she doesn’t even notice. And I love that they’re the perfect socks for wearing with nightgowns—they keep her legs warm when her nighties ride up. Plus they’re great under jeans in cold weather!

bc_3I love anything that works for multiple ages and is stylish and eco-friendly and makes a great gift and has super cute packaging. Perhaps that’s why I love Hank & JoJo so much. But one more reason comes to mind: each purchase of Hank & JoJo Retro Baby Tube Socks “ensures that The Tiny Miracles Foundation, Tiny Treasures Program, is able to include on pair of Hank & JoJo socks in each Homecare Starter Kit for parents and premature infants release from Stamford, Norwalk and Bridgeport Connecticut NICUs.” Now THAT’S cool.

Priced at around $30 for the box set, Hank & JoJo Retro Baby Tube Socks make a wonderful gift for the holidays and post-holiday showers. ‘Tis the season for giving, and with these babies you’ll be giving two gifts at once. Totally tubular, baby! (Forgive me, I couldn’t resist…)—Emily

*** Giveaway! Hank & JoJo is giving away one box set of their Retro Baby Tube Socks! Here’s how to enter. You can do as many of these as you’d like. Each one is worth one entry into our giveaway; please leave a separate comment for each one you do:

•   Visit HankandJoJo.com and leave a comment telling us you did (we trust you to be honest).
•   Become a fan of Hank & JoJo on Facebook and leave a comment telling us you’re their newest fan.
•   Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment with the URL of your tweet.
•   Blog about this giveaway and leave a comment with the URL to your blog post.

Include a valid email address for our drawing. We’ll draw the winner from the comments and contact her via email. Deadline: December 15, 2009 (midnight). The winner will have 24 hours to claim her prize or a new winner will be chosen.

  • Congratulations to Kari, the winner of the Hank & JoJo giveaway! Thank you to everyone who took the time to read the review and add a comment. Keep reading the Daily Dish for your chance to participate in more giveaways!

Leg Huggers from Agoo!

February 19th, 2009

Keeping your baby warm and stylish is sometimes a challenge in cold weather. Up here in Canada we struggle with the freezing weather (trust me). I recently discovered an amazing new product that keeps baby’s legs warm, and protected while still looking ultra cute.

I was sent the most adorable pair of purple butterfly Leg Huggers from a company called Agoo. They come in precious patterns for the discriminating toddler, and feature a bevy of benefits. The first is that Leg Huggers are made from 100% sustainable Bamboo fibers, I love that aspect of this product. If you have a child who is potty training, then Leg Huggers are an excellent option to keep babies legs covered but allow for quick access to diapers, pull-ups and training pants.

Leg Huggers are also made to cater to girls on the go. If your baby is crawling, climbing or burning up the living room dance floor, Leg Huggers will protect those tender legs and still keep looking sweet. As some of you know, our family is in the process of adopting a little 2 year old girl. She was our tester with the Leg Huggers and they definitely fit her criteria. I appreciated that no matter how active she was while wearing them, the Leg Huggers stayed up but they didn’t hug too tightly either. The bonus was that our Little Miss looked perfectly precious in them and we will now need to stock up on several patterns.

If affordability is on your mind, then you’ll be pleased to hear that Leg Huggers sell for an excellent price point of $10. They are one size fits all, and are ultra soft and comfy. So go on and give those pudgy little legs a hug, with Leg Huggers from Agoo. – Daria

Giveaway** – Leg Huggers is offering a lucky Boutique Cafe reader a pair of their amazing Leg Huggers! To enter simply post a comment and share with us which design you prefer from their line of Leg Huggers. Include a valid email address for our drawing. We’ll draw the winner from the comments and contact her via email. Deadline: February 26, 2009 (midnight). The winner will have 24 hours to claim her prize or a new winner will be chosen.

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