Fashion Coos: Last Days of Summer ++Sales!

is it just me? or is summer flying by? as we move into the home stretch of the season, i wanted to give a few shout outs to some great summer sales happening now! a smart shopper shops off season--so load up on swimwear and tanks while the getting is good. (adela is modeling a kidcase suit we snagged for $10 at the sweet william sample sale last year)...

shak-shuka has mini rodini, indikidual and all your eco faves on mega discount. shop h e r e 

atsuyo et akiko has the most adorable tees and accessories on super sale. shop h e r e 

sugar on snow has high-end class euro looks like macarons marked down and more. shop h e r e

shan and toad has up to 60% off store wide! everything from high-end suiting to everyday pieces. shop h e r e

ladida kids has up to 70% off on select styles-- lots of frenchy liberty looks that i love shop h e r e

Books to Coo About: U is for Underwear

just last fall, nikolai had zero curiosity for books, and i was legitimately afraid he would never take an interest in reading.  somehow, that all changed when he turned two and now reading is his favorite strategy for stalling at bedtime.  u is for underwear by artist and printmaker jesse levison (pow!) has recently become one of his favorites, especially since we're also potty training right now and underwear (and the lack thereof) is a frequent topic of conversation around here.

it's an alphabet book - not exactly a groundbreaking concept - but the illustrations are bold, colorful, and easily recognizable, which can be a challenge at this early age with some of the more abstractly rendered images found in some books.  for a two year old, this simplicity is a breath of fresh air.

you can get u is for underwear h e r e

Ahhs: Good Eggs

i love idea of the farmer's market... the fresh air and sunshine, me in a flowy floral number with a oversized woven basket on my arm, full fresh cut flowers and herbs, pursuing the selection of heirloom tomatoes. cut to reality. the blazing sun. packed to the gills with people. whining tots and wandering around aimlessly through the aisles. and i never do well since i get overwhelmed and just buy a bunch of random stuff.

if this is you or if you simply cannot make it to your local weekend farmers market then check out good eggs. literally the farmers market delivered to your door! shop virtual farm stands from all your favorite producers in the controlled environment of your living room! a couple clicks and a day or so later, a hipster farm helper will show up with bags of awesomeness. available in san francisco, los angeles, new orleans and brooklyn of course! 

good eggs provided us with a gift purchase to try the service---we loved it!!

Ahhs: Pole Pole Animals

how freaking cute are these little wood critters from t-lab japan?! these little cuties are hand carved from paulownia wood by master craftsman in indonesia. they make perfect surprises for little ones! shop them at my new favorite online shop r i k u m o

Fashion Coos: Sneak Peek Kira Kids Autumn/Winter 2014 {discount code}

new york holds a special place in our hearts.  it's where we found love, birthed babies and made coos & ahhs.  we heart new york.  that's why this new collection from kira kids, inspired by our city, makes us swoon!

hope you're as excited as we are because kira kids is offering coos readers 20% off your purchase for the month of july. 
shop k i r a  k i d s and use this code at checkout:  coosandahhs

Ahhs: OmieBox

every morning i pack my two-year old's lunch and snacks for the day and end up with four or five different containers stuffed haphazardly into a too-small lunch box, along with wasting a ton of environmentally un-friendly plastic baggies.  it's a problem.

enter: omiebox. omiebox is not an entirely new concept - the japanese have been eating bento-style for forever.  but omiebox has modernized the compartmental lunch box, while also keeping up with today's standards: it's bpa free, vacuum insulated--keeping hot and cold foods separate--and leak-proof all in one great looking, portable container! check out o m i e b o x and if you love it as much as i do, you can back them through kickstarter h e r e.

What We Wear: Noch Mini

we have been frolicking (yes, we frolic in brooklyn!) in these summery looks from noch mini. i know i say it all the time, but i am going to say it again, i love versatile clothing and noch mini nails it with these easy pieces that look adorable at the playground, park or even a wedding! new york-based noch creates simple and beautiful organic clothing for children and babies mostly produced locally in the city-- love that! this summer season is a mix of tailored pieces and soft silhouettes in a array of soft indigo and natural hues that go with just about everything. shop n o c h  m i n i