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Hooded striped popover shirt | Anchor cap | Sunglasses | Blue faded hoodie | Pink surf shirt
Marled grey sweat shorts | Striped water shoes | White animal shirt | Denim clamdiggers | Aloha tank
Orange pull-on shorts | Mint striped shirt | Mint shorts | Patterned Native shoes

Oh friends! It’s been a while. I’ve definitely neglected this site for a while, but the new season and my grown children have me ready to get shopping. I’ve put together some great looks filled with pretty budget-friendly pieces for little boys for spring and summer. I’ll be sharing more soon, but if you are itching to see a few more looks, swing by my other site for even more looks plus all of the coupon codes you will need today.

18a005a79d691e80dde1e27d3be460765173b74f04964a40a6Oh Boy Style: Big Brother Little Brother Wedding outfits

Little brother look: Hat | Vest | Onesie dress shirt | Bow tie | Suspenders | Pants | Chuck Taylors in “poolside”

Big brother look: Suit | Shirt | Necktie (similar)| Chuck Taylors in grey

It’s been a while since we posted a new look here. We’re going to slowly get back to posting all of the best fashion and style looks for little boys, baby boys and toddler boys in the coming months. Little boy fashion and style is really fun for me. Today, I’m excited to share a Big Brother Little Brother wedding style look.

We have a fun family wedding coming up in a couple of weeks. Bodhi is really into dressing up in a suit like his daddy, so we decided to go all out and deck the boys out in cute coordinating (not matching) looks for the wedding.

Little brother look

We originally wanted a matching suit for our baby, but (nearly) 1-year-olds just look goofy in so much fabric. I opted for a soft cotton dressy style on super sale. It feels like sweatpants but looks really cute! We decided to go with suspenders and a vest. He will wear the vest to the wedding and I’ll probably take it off for the reception for a new look, not that anyone will notice, but I couldn’t decide which I liked better. :)

And lastly, as much as I love a good neck tie, I know Ezra would just pull at it, so we went with a bow tie for him and a matching neck tie for Bodhi from Urban Sunday. We just happened to love the bright fun colors in the Minneapolis tie.

Big brother look

Bodhi wanted a full suit. I wanted grey. It was easy to find and order a suit at our local boutique store Edelweiss Baby and although I love the toddler suit I have here in the look, it comes in with a pretty hefty price tag. We were able to get a full suit fitted to Bodhi’s size for $50, a significant savings. His suit came with a white shirt, so we saved money there as well. We have a second family wedding this fall so he will probably wear it again there and then I’ll keep it for Ezra or sell it.

Of course, for both boys I had to add my own twists to the mix. Chuck Taylors are becoming more and more popular for weddings and I knew I didn’t want typical dress shoes for my guys. They aren’t in the wedding so we were able to have a little fun plus get them shoes that they will wear again vs. an expensive pair of dress shoes that would probably hurt their feet and would never be touched again. While I would’ve loved going with a pop of color for Bodhi, he gts dirty in the summer and they would’ve been ruined after one or two times wearing them outside. We went with grey. Bodhi will stay at the reception and dance late into the night, so I wanted him to have shoes that were comfortable enough for that.

That’s it. I have such a good time putting together outfits for our guys.

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Oh Boy Style #10 Christmas Day outfits

Big Brother: Grey beanie | plaid shirt | grey sweater | jeans | Christmas book | Toms

Little Brother: Pom beanie | plaid bodysuit | red sweater | green tree rattle | grey jeans | moccasins

It’s been a while, my friends. Today I’m sharing the looks my boys will be wearing for our Christmas family lifestyle photo session with Melissa Oholendt on Sunday. Our session will be filled with all kinds of Christmas cheer… gifts, games, reading, playing, Christmas trees, our fireplace, snuggles, love and we can’t forget, hot cocoa!

Style: Christmas casual

Seasons: Fall, Winter, Spring

Colors: Red, grey, denim, brown, black

Wear it: Christmas family photos at home.

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Style #9 Big brother little brother fall photos

Big Brother: Beanie | Vest | Button-up shirt | Jeans | Nike high top shoes | Bracelet

Little Brother: Knit hat | Chambray shirt | Mint and Navy Wolf T | Striped leggings | Booties

We are all about little boy fashion here, but sometimes being practical wins. We have a little family mini session coming up in a couple of weeks. I wanted the boys to be very cozy and casual. I also wanted to have them wear things we already own.

Our big boy has started having very strong opinions about what he wears so I’m not comfortable spending money on new clothes that he likely would refuse to wear that day and probably ever. I’ve put together our very first Big Brother Little Brother style using clothes we have or ones we have that are very similar.

Big Brother has a very cute vest from the Genuine Kids line at Target that is mostly navy blue that he will wear along with a button up, Joe’s Jeans from Nordstrom Rack and some cute Nike high top shoes also from Nordstrom Rack.

Little Brother already owns everything in the photo above so it was easy to put this together. The chambray shirt has a soft cotton lining on the inside and pairs well with so many things in Little Brother’s wardrobe. The booties are soft, warm and have velcro on the back making them very functional. That wolf shirt… I just love it! It’s on uber clearance right now too. I picked up the striped leggings at my local Whole Foods store, but they are available on Amazon as well.

Style: Fall casual

Seasons: Fall, Winter, Spring

Colors: Navy, Chambray, Denim, Grey, Mint, Blue, Stripes, Brown

Shops: Gap, H&M, J.Crew Factory, Zappos, Carter’s, Whole Foods (also available on Amazon)

Wear it: Fall family photos for a casual look and a hike to check out the fall colors.

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Style #8 Back to preschool. Oh Boy Style


Hi Hat | School supply Baseball shirt | Backpack | Orange sweatpants | Blue velcro Nike shoes

Our little big boy goes back to preschool next week. I’ve learned my lesson when it comes to preschool clothes for our little boy. Since he goes to Montessori school, he goes to the restroom on his own. Pants have to include elastic waistbands. He also puts on his own shoes. Shoes must be velcro and easy for him. And he is choosing his own clothes all the time now. This is such a blessing (love that he has opinions) and a curse (I miss dressing him and he dislikes most of his wardrobe). He always wants a comfortable T-shirt style shirt other than when he wants a “tie shirt” (a shirt with a tie). Oh the joys of raising a little man with opinions.

I love this look because it’s casual enough for preschool but cute enough to go on an adventure after school.

Style: Back to school casual

Seasons: Fall, Winter, Spring

Colors: Navy, Orange, Blue, Green

Shops: Gap, Zappos, JcPenney, Bit’z Kids

Wear it: The first day of preschool or on a roadtrip.

Oh Boy Style #7 An early Autumn look for baby

Sunnies | Striped knit hat | Cardigan | Colorblock puff vest

Grey skinny jeans | Robeez camo crib shoes

I know it’s still summer, but I couldn’t help myself. I cput together a fall look for baby. I’m SO excited to get baby Ezra into knit hats and cardigans this fall and I’m planning out our fall/winter family photos. Plus it’s almost time to take Bodhi school shopping for preschool this fall and he’s grown out of most of his pants from last year.

I love this look because it’s layered, meaning it would work from September through March in most climates. I also love that a few of these items are a part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. You’ve gotta love a good sale and free shipping. And almost all of these pieces are available in baby and toddler sizes.

Style: Layered Autumn look

Seasons: Fall, Winter, Spring

Colors: Grey, Orange, Red, Navy, Brown, Camo

Shops: Gap, Old Navy, Nordstrom

Wear it: A trip to the apple orchard or pumpkin patch.

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Oh Boy Style #6: Birthday boy outfit for a dinosaur party

Beanie | Amber necklace | #3 balloon | Dinosaur T | Plaid shirt | Hoodie vest | Grey jeans | Wood dinosaur | Tiny Toms Cordones

This is almost the outfit our little B wore to his birthday party a few weeks back. I always enjoy putting together a laid back, casual birthday boy outfit for our guy. I keep it simple and accept that he will likely strip down to a simple T-shirt and jeans in short order.

Style: Casual comfortable birthday boy dinosaur style

Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Colors: Grey, Navy, Blue, Orange, Mint, Silver


Wear it: A dinosaur themed birthday party or a trip to the Science Museum.

Here is B wearing it in person.

A dinosaur birthday boy outfit.


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Oh Boy Style #5 Roadtrip to Grandma's House


Beanie | T shirt | Sunglasses | Backpack | Pants | Flip-flops

Style: Cheerful comfy for a car ride

Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall

Colors: Black, orange, navy, blue, heather grey

Shops: Estella NYC, J Crew,  Paul & Paula shop on Etsy, Hansel from Basel for J.Crew,

Wear it: A roadtrip to Grandma’s house.

While it’s great for boys to look hip every day, sometimes comfort is key, especially when traveling. This look is inspired by long car rides and airplane travel.

Oh Boy Style #4 Grey days inspired by Liam the Brave

 Beanie | Denim shirt | Vest | Burpy Bibs | Grey jeans | Shoes

Style: Grey comfortable casual

Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Colors: Denim, mint, teal, grey, red

Shops: ZaraH&MNordstrom, aden+anais, Zappos, Gap

Wear it: A day at the zoo and a picnic lunch.

This look was inspired by aden+anais’s Liam the Brave burpy bibs. These burpy bibs were my favorite thing when our son was born. We used them as burp cloths for months and then they were the best bibs for messy babes learning to eat.

For the launch of Oh Boy Style, aden+anais is giving away one set of Liam the Brave burpy bibs to a lucky Oh Boy Style reader. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. To enter, follow the rafflecopter below. This giveaway ends on Thursday, May 1, 2014.

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Introducing Oh Boy Style! The site featuring hip wearable fashion styles for cool boys on the go.

Some of you who follow us on Facebook got a peek at our new site last week! Well, today, I’m thrilled to officially introduce you to my new project inspired by my boys.

Our new fashion site for cool boys on the go has been on my mind for years and in my heart since I found out our second child is also a boy. We’re here to fill you with ideas to outfit your little dude with hip wearable fashion in all price ranges.

I’ve been hard at work on this site for weeks and months. I partnered with Ashley from The Blog Salon on the design and had the most wonderful experience! I’ve worked with Ashley before and she just gets me! Read More »