This post is sponsored by Carter’s. If you like free kids clothes, maybe stick around to check out the $50 giveaway at the bottom and the 20% off coupon.
Note: I live in Texas, and that long sleeve shirt was on my daughter on a FREAKISH day that was below 80. Please don’t call the authorities on me. I promise they run around nearly naked with loads of sunblock on when it’s an oven outside.
Anyway, let’s talk kids clothes. Here’s how I feel- I like them to be cute, I NEVER like them to be white. (No white. No, no, no white.) I like them to be durable. I do not like them to be more expensive than my clothes, or to look like a 16 year old would wear them.
Unfortunately, this seems to limit my choices.
I’ll be honest. Carter’s hasn’t been a place we’ve frequented much the past few years. When Kendall was born 6 years ago, I got a lot of great staples from them (and still do, like the tops in this post), and their PJs are great, but I was turned off by how “cutesy” everything else looked.
I know, I’m super hard to please. I don’t want cutesy, and I don’t want too sophisticated.
But I noticed when I went into Carter’s after Lowell was born last year that the store was full of, basically, just what I was looking for. Maybe I’m off in my casual observation, but the brand seems to have evolved a bit, and is embracing more current trends.
Anyway, I started shopping there a little more, and was thrilled to pounce on them with my media kit at a recent blog conference. “You’d be a wonderful fit for my awesome audience!” I proclaimed. I hope I wasn’t far off on that assumption.
They sent me $50 to shop, and with the help of a coupon and a sale, I got all 3 new outfits.
Uhm, that one on the left? TURNS ONE TOMORROW. The one on the right is going to drive him to his birthday party. And yes, okay, her shorts have a little white on them. LIVING ON THE EDGE.
Matching. Shorts. I went there. Because Carter’s carries size 7-12 now! Also, did you know Lowell means little wolf? Well it does, so obviously we had to have that shirt.
The Carter’s team shared some fall styling notes with me, but I didn’t read them until I after put in our order. So when they said that patterns, camo, mis-matching, and “Tomboy Chic” are on-trend, I figured I’m some sort of kid-styling genius and not just an aimless mom-shopper who bought what looked cute.
Carter’s is having a 40% off sale from now through August 5th, and I’ve got an extra 20% off coupon for you!
And you can also enter to win a $50 gift card! Just follow the Rafflecopter requests below.