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Luna B. Tee Giveaway- February 17, 2013

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

I don’t know what it is about Southerners, but it seems we like to put our initials on everything.  If there is enough room for a monogram, then by God, stitch and/or screen print it somewhere.  Ya’ll don’t hang your towels without your name on ‘em, you gotta let everyone know they’re yours!

No surprise that when I had a baby I put her name on anything I could.  We worked hard to find the perfect name for her, so we were going to make sure “Charlotte Eva” was on every blanket, piece of decorative wall art, picture frame and sippy cup she owned.

So when I found Luna B. Tee I did the little squeal I do when I land on an Internet site selling products I adore.  This company is based out of Knoxville, Tennessee.  The south naturally, because they specialize in personalized children’s clothing and everything monogrammed.


Luna B. Tee sent me their Original Tee for Charlotte.  She loved it!  The Original Tee has the child’s first name initial with their first name all around the circle.  After we told her what it said she kept saying “C for Chalette!”  Even in North Carolina it has been chilly this February so I paired it with a hot pink undershirt to go with the pink/hot pink design they sent me.  She rocked it with the skinny jeans, furry boots and pigtails for school this week.

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As two-year-old’s do, she came home with a bunch of stuff on her new shirt.  I put a little stain remover spray on it.  Voila!  No stains.  This shirt is seriously soft too.  It’s thick and high quality.  I have washed it twice and it has not shrunk up or gotten all misshapen the way a lot of kids clothes do.

This weekend we paired it with navy and hot pink leggings and a jean skirt.  Please excuse the blurry cell phone action shot of us in a restaurant.

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After her nap, Charlotte decided a shirt this fantastic didn’t need pants.  She just rocked her snow boots with it.  These boots have only been necessary twice this year.  We got about an inch each time.  Okay, so in the South we do monograms and overreact to snow.  That is what we do.

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You can show off your kid’s awesome name too with The Original!  Luna B. Tee is giving one away to a lucky Somebody’s Parents reader!  Get one for your kid, a present, whatever.  Entering is so easy and you don’t have to put on pants to win it, right Charlotte?!

  1. Leave a comment here telling me which color you would like, and what name you would choose.
  2. “Like” Luna B. Tee on Facebook.
  3. Follow Luna B. Tee on Twitter.
  4. Do the same for me here and here.
  5. If you Tweet about the giveaway or share it on Facebook you get another entry.

That’s it!  I’ll pick a winner next week.  I promise you’ll see a ton of gift ideas for friends and family on the site too.  Luna B. Tee is offering Somebody’s Parents readers a 10% discount with the Coupon Code #Some10.

Disclaimer:  Luna B. Tee sent me a totally cute t-shirt.  My opinions, however, are totally free and totally honest.


Blue Jean Baby- December 11, 2012

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

The past two mornings I have headed to work at painfully early morning hours. Not nearly as early or painful as my former TV morning news hours, mind you, but early nonetheless. Sunday night I set out Charlotte’s clothes, shoes, socks, hair bow and jacket for Greyson. Last night I was wiped and just told him that this morning would be “Daddy’s choice” for Tuesday’s toddler wardrobe.

I called him mid-morning to check in.

Me: “So what did you dress her in?”
Him: “Her Abby Cadabby shirt and jeans.”
Me: “Oh! I bet she loved that! You’re a good Daddy!”
Him: “Yeah, it wasn’t that cold so I just put on her jean jacket instead of her parka.”

::record scratch::

Me: “You put her in a jean jacket?!? WITH her jeans?!? Greyson! You can’t do that!”
Him: “Uh, yeah you can Amy. I did it.”
Me: “You had our baby dressed at school in unidenim?!? You can’t have denim on denim! Please tell me you fixed her hair!”
Him: “Yeah, I fixed her hair, with a big DENIM bow! Ha!”

My male coworker, also a young father, was listening to this conversation with a shrug and confused face. He obviously sided with Greyson and saw no problem with the double dungaree outfit. The women in my office were on my side.

Female coworker: “Oh, my God! She’s rockin’ a “Canadian Tuxedo!”

I had to chuckle at this. I had never heard that term, but now plan to use it liberally.

Charlotte is a two-year-old, and as such, had no interest in keeping her jacket on once she got in the house. Her tantrum was no match for my picture taking. This was the outfit. You get the picture.


I consulted my very cool and very fashionable step-brother about this faux pas. He said only someone in high fashion or a celebrity could pull it off. If you Google Canadian Tuxedo, this is what pops up.


I think my toddler wore it better.


What I Wore Wednesday- September 5, 2012

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

This is a What I Wore Wednesday (night) post because well, frankly, I forgot it was Wednesday and spent all day thinking it was Tuesday.  Short work weeks will do that to you.

Head on over and see what Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy wore this week too!

Suit: The Limited

Shoes:  Umm…Oh, God it’s been so long.  I dunno.  They’re white and I had to wear them before Labor Day.

Top: Target

Necklace: Target

Yeah, this is a lot of pink.  I know.  Luckily, that is my favorite color!  This looks cute without the blazer too.

Blazer: H&M

Top: H&M

Jeans: Gap

Shoes: Target

Let’s hear it for the statement necklaces!  I had fun with this one.  I love all the gray and yellow combos I keep seeing pop up lately.

Skirt: Anthropologie

T-shirt: Old Navy

Necklace: Francesca’s Collections

Belt: Target

Shoes: Kenneth Cole REACTION

What do you think?  Any suggestions for next week?  I’m such a nerd, I love talking “Mommy Fashion.”  Tell me what you think.


What I Wore Wednesday- August 22, 2012

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

I am by no means a fashionista, but I like to look pretty.  Like most mamas, if I shop these days, it’s mostly for my little one.  I’m trying to step it up a little.  As part of the effort, I’m linking up this week with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday.  Moms can link up and show off their looks.  I feel a bit ridiculous taking these pictures since I am by no means a model, but it’s fun anyway.

Here’s what I wore…

This was last Monday.  I had a morning meeting at the Governor’s Mansion here in Raleigh, hence the suit.  I tossed the jacket by noon because it was a classic humid day here in NC.

Suit: The Limited

T-shirt: The Limited

Glasses: Dolce & Gabbana

Belt: Target

Charlotte: Carter’s bodysuit and skirt

Cookie Monster: naked

(I promise I did not take my shoeless toddler, nor a naked Muppet to meet with the Governor.)

Dress, Sweater and Belt: Target

Shoes: Old Navy

Earrings and Necklace: Made by my sweet sister at a make-your-jewelry place.  No joke!

This is one of my favorite dresses.  I love the orange color, the keyholes, the sash, all of it.

Dress: C. luce

Shoes: Steve by Steve Madden

Earrings and sunglasses: Target

Bracelets: Coldwater Creek from Getting Gorgeous at BlogHer ’12!

Top and shoes: Target

Jeans: Citizens of Humanity

Earrings: From a street vendor in Quepos, Costa Rica on our Honeymoon.

Jeans: Makers  (I had these hemmed so I could sort of cheat it with these jeans.  You know, wear with heels or flats.  Yeah, I went way too far and maybe shouldn’t have worn them with these platforms.  Oops! )

Top: Ann Taylor LOFT

Shoes: White House Black Market

So there you have it.  That’s my “Mommy Style” as of late.  I wore every one of these looks to work and out and about.  Tell me what you think!



Recycling with style- July 19, 2012

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Clearly from this photo I’m big on recycling.  I did do my 4th grade science project on recycling.  It was the early ’90’s back when putting one can in a bin constituted saving the earth.   The picture on the left is a shot from our maternity photo shoot in fall 2010.  The shot on the right was yesterday.  Still rockin’ this dress from 2010!  Yes, it’s a maternity dress.  I’ve learned I can re-wear lots of preggo clothes.

Can a get a “Belt It!”?!  That’s what I did to this maternity dress here…

I’m not the only one recycling.  Last summer I put Charlotte in a 12 month dress at 9 months old because I was terrified she would grow out of it.  Ha!  I’m an idiot.  My teeny senorita is 20 months and can still fit into 12 month outfits.  See…

August 2011

July 2012

Did you catch the outfit Charlotte was wearing at the top of this post?  Yep!  Recycled!  It’s a 9 month outfit she’s wearing now as a 20 month old.  It was a dress last summer, and a top with shorts this summer.

August 2011

Kid sizes are kind of a crock.  So are most maternity clothes.  Take that manufacturers!