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Electric bloom dress - on sale now!

Choose DKNY Kids For Your Vacation This Summer


Each year, my family plans to spend at least a week away from home enjoying a family vacation. It's such a great time because it gets us all away from work, electronics and other distractions and lets us enjoy each other. We've had every kind of vacation you can imagine, from trips to the beach, to time spent enjoying area amusement parks. I have to admit though, one of the things I like the best about taking some time away from home is being able to go shopping for some cute vacation clothes for my kids. DKNY kids has some really cute styles this year, so if you're planning to get away, here are a few items you might want to pick up before you go.


Summer vacations always mean spending some time outside enjoying the warm weather, even if you're not traveling far from home. Choosing clothes that will keep the kids cool, even in the hot sun, is always a good idea. Our DKNY Girls Orchid Top is a great choice for hot weather, and it's so pretty. I love that it comes in a few different colors too. Our DKNY Girl Felicia Top is another one that I'm just crazy about this year. I adore this look on my little girls, plus it's perfect for warmer weather. Either of these tops goes great with our DKNY Serendipity Skirt or a pair of our DKNY Girls Carrie Jeans. Also, it's not a bad idea to plan for a few dressy occasions while you're on vacation. My girls always enjoy dressing up now and then, even while we're away from home. You'll want to have some dresses that will be feminine enough to make them happy, but that they'll also be able to play in comfortably. I really like the DKNY Girls Electric Bloom Dress. Even if the urge to dress up doesn't strike her while you're on vacation, it's perfect for summer birthday parties, too!

Electric bloom dress - on sale now!

Electric bloom dress – on sale now!


If your boys are anything like mine, all they care about is being comfortable! That's fine with me, and it makes it easier to shop for them too. DKNY Kids has some great t-shirts that are perfect for your son to wear on your trip. I love the DKNY Boys Crafted Tee or our DKNY Boys Trifecta V-neck. I'm planning on picking up lots of the DKNY Boys Transporter Cargo Shorts because they come in so many different colors, they're comfortable, and you just can't beat the price. The DKNY Waverly Belted Shorts are similar in style, and they also come in a variety of colors.

DKNY Crafted boys tee

DKNY Crafted boys tee

If you didn't have a vacation planned before now, I hope you'll consider going away for a little while this summer. Even if you just spend a weekend away as a family, it can be a great time to strengthen your relationships with your kids. For more great DKNY kids’ styles, be sure to check out Hartstrings for everything your kids will need this summer!



Are Your Kids' Wardrobes Ready For Summer Vacation?


If you're like my family, you try to plan a summer vacation for yourself and your kids each year. Even if it's just a quick weekend trip to the lake house, it's nice to spend a few days away from home and enjoy each other's company. If you're not sure where you'd like to take your kids this summer, here are a few ideas to get you thinking about the best family-friendly vacations you can enjoy, no matter what part of the country you call home.

Family Camping Trip

Camping has been a time-honored family tradition in my family. Even when I was young, I used to enjoy helping my dad set up our tent while we enjoyed a week of quiet relaxation in the woods. At Hartstrings, we have the clothes you need to make your upcoming camping trip perfect for your kids. If you're into that “rustic” look, you'll love our awesome collection of kids’ plaid shirts for both boys and girls. Remember to stock up on the longer sleeves too, because sometimes summer nights can get a little chilly. Even so, with the great deals at Hartstrings, you can't go wrong.

Amusement Parks

No matter where you live, there's bound to be an amusement park within a few hours of your home. If you have an infant at home, why not recruit Grandma to babysit while you steal away with the older kids for a weekend of rollercoasters, bumper cars and lots of cotton candy? You'll have a lot of fun enjoying some “older kid” attention for a few days. Besides, it's always a good idea to plan some special time with your older kids once in a while. A summer trip to an amusement park is a great way to do that.

Baseball Games

Along with the kids plaid shirts, tank tops and sandals you'll be picking up for this summer, be sure you pick up some sleeveless t-shirts for your boys to wear to baseball games with Dad. Perhaps you have a hometown team that you enjoy supporting, or maybe you live close to a stadium where a professional team plays. Either way, baseball is our national pastime, and summer just wouldn't be the same without it. The girls might even want to tag along!

If you hadn't planned your family's summer vacation yet, I hope I've given you some ideas to get you thinking about it. Don't forget to take some adorable photos of your little cuties in their kids’ plaid shirts or their beautiful sundresses for our ‘Show Your Summer Style Contest’. You could win a $100 shopping spree for your child in our online store.

No matter what you do this summer, it's bound to be the best one ever. So, have fun and enjoy each other as much as you can. And don't forget to bookmark Hartstrings so you can keep tabs on all of our incredible deals.


Age Appropriate Clothing Your Kids Will Actually Love


If you’re like me, you’re the parent of children who want to grow up way too fast.  Sometimes it gets exhausting telling them “no,” they must wait until they’re older.  Do your kids have a tendency to think that “5″ is the new “20″ like mine do?  If so, one of the battles you probably really grow tired of fighting is over what clothes they’re going to wear.

Finding age appropriate clothing for kids is very difficult.  The problem I’ve seen is that many parents don’t pay too much attention to what their kids are wearing to school.  Once your kids see what the others are calling “fashionable” they want to become just like them.  It can be a nightmare.

Luckily, we offer you both a great selection of clothes that are both age appropriate and fashionable.  You’ll be able to find something you agree on when you shop for children’s clothes.  However, don’t just take our word for it.  Check out our online store and see for yourself.  Here’s a little taste of what you’ll find:

- Clothing for kids from birth through size 16 for girls and 14 for boys
- Some of the hottest brands like Puma and DKNY
- Beautiful colors for every season

If you’re still concerned that your kids are going to give you a hard time when it comes time to shop, try these tips to reach a quick compromise on choosing their wardrobes.

Give Them Choices

Believe it or not, kids respond very well when they’re presented with choices.  Check out our website before you show it to them.  Offer them a few outfits to choose from.  They will get to exercise a little bit of freedom and you’ll be satisfied that regardless of what decision they make, it will be age appropriate.


For girls especially, wearing the right style is everything.  Accessories play a huge part in turning an outfit that’s just ordinary into something that’s fantastic.  Teach your daughter how to use accessories to play up her best features, regardless of what she’s wearing.  You’ll be surprised at how willing she is to compromise when she lays her eyes on that cute pair of shoes for the first time.


Compliment Them

You might think that the opinions of their friends hold more weight than yours do, but depending on the age of your child, what you think is still really important to them.  Look for any situation to pay your child a compliment.  Whether it’s a time when they did really well on their chores or in a particular clothing choice, if you show you appreciate their decisions, they’ll try even harder to make good ones that will make you happy.

You’ll find great styles and clothes that will last in our online store.  What are some fashion must-haves that your child can’t live without?  We’d love to hear from you, so bookmark our site and visit us often!