Winner of The Children’s Place Gift Card Contest!

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There were 27 eligible entries (ie: before the deadline) to this contest, and the winner is…

And what a lucky duck she is! Read why:

You can now spring into PLACE with The Children’s Place Spring Dressy collection that has hit stores this week! The Spring Collection is all about bold bright color, crisp classics, and fresh florals. For dressy occasions, The Children’s Place has adorable and affordable fashions—nothing is over $50.

I am particularly partial to The Children’s Place Valentine offerings– some for as little as $3.99. At those prices, you can dress up your little sweetheart with abandon!

Bundle Up For Winter with Lands’ End

We received a pair of black Lands’ End Squall Snow Pants in the bib-overall style to review. We didn’t have any snow here for the last month, but it finally decided to look like winter today!

Lands’ End quality snow pants are guaranteed to keep kids dry and warm all winter long. Not only are they made with a new waterproof and windproof material, but they are also built with double the durability at the knees and seat. Genius!

Before sending my 5 year old daughter out to play in her new snow pants, I inspected them pretty closely and was MORE than impressed… To say I was baffled, would be an understatement. Not only did I grow up in a consignment/retail store that my mother owned and managed, but I have extensive experience with kids clothing, and have two children myself. I wouldn’t say I’m an expert, but pretty darn close! Let me tell you, I have never seen such high quality snow pants made with such an attention to detail. I can already tell we are going to have these things for a LONG TIME.

I chose them in black for several reasons. Most colors will stain, but black usually stays looking pretty great even if you give it a good beating. It’s also a gender neutral color. My daughter can wear these snowpants for the next 2 or 3 seasons and then pass them down to my son who can wear them for a few seasons as well. I can tell that these snow pants could easily outlast both my two kids and still be able to be consigned when we’re done with them. The reinforced seat and knees make these near indestructible! They also have cool features like a hidden seam inside each leg which allows you to easily “let them down”, making them one size bigger and able to be used for one season longer!

You definitely get your money’s worth with the Squall Snow Pants. They come in two styles — snow pants and snow bibs. Best of all, they are extremely affordable, ranging from $59-$69. If you’re thinking that’s out of your budget, think about how many years you can use these pants for – especially the bib-overall style ones. The adjustable straps can be let down to make them longer and the hidden hem inside each leg can be let down for even more length. Unless your child grows more than 2 sizes in a year, these snow pants could easily last you at least 3 seasons, making them well worth their price. That’s roughly $20 a year!

All in all, I’m extremely impressed with these snow pants and would recommend them over any other brand of Children’s snow pants I’ve encountered.

Lands’ End’s new waterproof Squall Snow Pants are offered in a variety of sizes and colors. You might have a hard time choosing! Get them online at and in Sears stores across the country.

Lands’ End provided me with the snowpants for this review/post.
My thoughts and opinions are my own, regardless of monetary compensation.
My opinion is that Lands’ End is awesome.

Introducing HALO Pottery Barn Sleep Sacks

Pottery Barn has recently launched a new line of HALO SleepSacks and SleepSack Swaddle designs, which are part of Pottery Barn Kids new fall line. In addition to being cute and comfy for baby, these designs also coordinate with Pottery Barn Kids’ bedding and can be embroidered with your child’s name for an extra personalized touch.

Additionally, each Sleep Sack is made from 100% organic cotton and range in price from $29.99 to $39.50. Some of your choices include:

Hayley HALO SleepSack, $39.50

Jungle Friends HALO SleepSack, $39.50

Taylor HALO SleepSack Swaddle, $29.99-39.50

To see the full line of Pottery Barn Kids SleepSacks and Swaddle designs, please click here. You can also “Like” HALO on Facebook and/or follow HALO on Pinterest and Twitter.

The Children’s Place Model Search- Enter to Win!

Listen up ladies: We KNOW you love The Children’s Place, and we KNOW you’ve got some abso-fruitly gorgeous kiddos. So it’s a can’t-miss opportunity below:

Calling all aspiring – and adorable – models. The Children’s Place is launching its second annual model search this fall to discover its next superstar. Does your little star shine for the camera? Submit a photo of your handsome little man or darling little girl, and he or she just might win a starring role in the upcoming photo shoot for The Children’s Place, as well as a $500 shopping spree.

Simply visit PlaceKids Model Search to upload your photo and vote on your favorite rising star.

There will be a grand prize winner selected for each of the following categories:

Newborn (boys and girls, 0-12 months)
Baby Boy (1-4 years)
Baby Girl (1-4 years)
Boy (5-12 years)
Girl (5-12 years)

Each grand prize winner, along with two designated guardians, will receive round-trip air transportation to the glam set of The Children’s Place photo shoot, as well as a $500 gift card to spend on all the latest styles.

Additionally, one entrant will be randomly selected each day to receive a $50 gift card to The Children’s Place, and one lucky bonus sweeps winner will receive a $500 gift card at the end of the contest.

Enter until October 20th, 2012; Voting ends October 31st

This contest is sponsored by The Children’s Place and not affiliated with The Fashionable Housewife or Fashionable Media.

Today’s Outfit: Back To School Uniforms

We’ve decided to home-school our daughter who is 5 years old now and I wanted to share some pictures with you ladies of her first day of “school”! Just for fun, (Home Economics?!) we did a photo shoot with her wearing some Back To School Clothes from Lands’ End.

My daughter is wearing Lands’ End School Uniform Little Girls’ Fleece Pea Coat Cardigan in red ($35.00)

Isn’t she a card? She styled this outfit herself, complete with the skinny jeans and red headband!

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The Children’s Place for Fall

A few weeks ago, I posted a couple of pics from The Children’s Place Fall Preview event I attended here in LA. Like all collections since the appointment of head designer Michael Giannelli, the girls’ collection is particularly strong– brimming with age-appropriate takes on current trends. A few photos I snapped during the event:

The boys’ doesn’t have quite that much creative flair, but “welcome to the world of shopping for a boy.” At this point, I’m used to it! Regardless, TCP’s fall collection still boasts cool-kid takes on top trends like preppy, plaid, and rocker. A few standout pieces that my son will be sporting this fall:

Striped Thermal (My little guy wore this style from TCP ALL last winter.)

Utility Shirt

Bold Mid-Top Sneaker

Boat Sneaker

Definitely a cute collection, and beyond that, I have to stress that my little guy has worn many, many Children’s Place items, and not a single one has ever worn out before he could grow out of it. Seriously- this stuff is quality! That durability combined with the parent-friendly pricing of TCP earns it my highest recommendation.

So shop and enjoy!

Fashionable Media Review Policy: Items from this collection were presented to me, at no cost, by the manufacturer or representing PR agency. My opinion is my own and not influenced by compensation, monetary or otherwise.

Extra 25% Off at The Children’s Place

Just in time for Back-to-School! The Children’s Place is offering 25% off your entire purchase both online and in-store.

And what a marvelous time for it! I actually just attended the LA preview of The Children’s Place Fall Collection, and it was scrum-diddly-umptious. Just a couple of quick shots I took:

The collection has once again managed to combine the top trends with age-appropriate styles and durable quality. So get on over there and dress up the little one in your life– guilt free.