Coos & Ahhs

the place to find sweet things for little boys

Amanda is a winner of Top 25 Kids' Style

What inspired you to start blogging?

I started more out of frustration than inspiration. When I was pregnant it seemed like all the beautiful things for babies/kids cost a small fortune or weren’t available in the US market. I think things are getting better with more flash sales sites, where you can get high-end kids clothing at a good price and companies like Target and Babies r Us enlisting designers to create collections.

How do you keep up with the latest kids' fashions and being a mom?

I am lucky to be in NYC, so it’s easy to pop in a store or schedule showroom appointment to see a new collection. But I spend a lot of time combing the web, writing designers to keep me in the loop.

What are three things parents should think about when styling their kids?

1. Remember they are kids, not mini-adults— matching is boring
2. Kids need accessories too.
3. Don’t be afraid to dress your kid in pieces from the opposite sex. My son almost always wears girl’s cuts in jeans since the boy’s styles are always way too boxy and stiff.