Category Archives: Life Style


Timeless Classics: Clothes for Kids


Are you a mom who loves to see her little girls are dressed up in pretty ribbons and beautiful dresses?  And do you love to see your little boys all decked out in classic polo shirts and dress pants?  There's something so irresistible about those types of outfits, and I'd dress my kids like that every day, if they'd let me get away with it!  So, why not take advantage of all of the great deals you can get for your little ones at Hartstrings?  Here are a few outfits that you can put together for your kids that will never go out of style.


Dresses look gorgeous and bring out natural beauty for any little girl.  There are so many varieties to choose from, you'll have no problem picking out some that your beautiful princess will love.  We have all styles of dresses and jumpers that she'll go crazy over.  I know from experience that little girls only like the “little girl look” for so long, so take advantage of this time while you can.  You'll find a great selection of shoes and purses to complete your daughter's classic look, too.



Every mom knows that boys can be pretty rough-and-tumble.  But we also know that deep each one of them has a softer, sweet side, too.  What's your favorite look for your little man?  Do you like to dress him like dad in a matching polo shirt and khaki pants?  Or do you like to dress him up even more in a little shirt and tie?  Whatever your preference is, you'll find just what you're looking for to dress your son in his own classic style.

The best thing about our classic children's clothes is the fact that they'll last your kids a really long time.  You'll be impressed with the quality from the moment you lay eyes on them.  In fact, if your kids have younger brothers and sisters, they'll be able to pass along their classic looks to them in a few years.

All the style without any of the itch

As a mom, I think it's important for kids to wear clothes that make them look adorable, but that also will be rugged enough to last through all of their play dates and romping on the playground.  That's why I love the clothes at Hartstrings.  You'll find some great deals on some well-known brands that you won't find anywhere else.  

What's your favorite classic look for your child?  Dressing your son or daughter in these styles is a lot of fun, but these days won't last forever.  Take advantage of this time while you can.  Don't forget to bookmark our site so you can keep checking back for more information on all of our incredible deals.


Creative Occasions for Holiday Dress Wear


I'm a thrifty mom.  I have a really hard time purchasing dressy clothes for my kids to wear only one time.  Luckily, I'm also a creative mom.  Through the years (and through much trial and error), I've found many ways to re-purpose the dressy clothes I've bought for my kids.  I thought I'd share a few ideas with you to help you enjoy your kids' holiday dress wear just as much (and as frequently) as I do.

A fresh new sweater is a great way to update a holiday dress.

Tea Party

What little girl doesn't go crazy for a tea party?  Who says you can't dress up in fancy clothes for tea parties you have with your daughter?  For your next party, let your daughter know that you'll be having an even fancier tea time with her.  Help her put on her favorite frilly dress, or even the dress she wore for Christmas.  You can excite her even further by letting her wear a piece or two of your jewelry to complete her look.  She'll feel incredibly grown up in her elegant clothes, and you'll have a great opportunity to take some priceless photos.

A pink dress like this is fit for a princess at tea time. Don't forget to share your photos with us on our Pinterest page!

Special Dinners

It feels so nice when my husband cooks a special dinner for just him and me.  However, I thought it would be great to share one of these special dinners with our entire family, too.  The kids thought it was a blast to dress up just to have dinner in our little dining room at home, but the experience was one that I'll never forget.  Sometimes you need to have times like that, where you change things up a bit.  This is a really great idea to do during the winter months when your kids get restless from being inside a lot.

Holiday sweaters and vests can be paired with some basic pants for the perfect family dinner look.

Host A Dance

With the advent of video games like “Just Dance,” my family spends lots of time cutting a rug in our living room.  So, we started hosting dances there too.  We all get dressed up and spend a fun evening together as a family.  The kids enjoy watching their parents get a little bit crazy, and we all have a great time.  These special occasions are great for making memories, and we'll have those memories long after our kids are grown up and gone.

Our Brother / Sister outfits have some perfect dance-ready combinations.

What about your family?  Can you think of any other ways to re-purpose your kids' holiday dress clothes?  If you use a little bit of creativity, I'm sure you can think of many more.  You may even end up with kids who enjoy dressing up.

You'll find incredible deals in our online clothing store at, or stop by one of our stores to get some tips on how to turn your holiday attire into some great Spring and Summer looks! Be sure to check back often, because we're always adding new fashions at great prices.