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June 13, 2016

Our favorite baby&toddler clothing brand

When Carter's reached out to me to collaborate on a sponsored project I was so incredibly excited! As you guys know, I'm pretty picky about the collaborations I actually do - not just because of my super limited "blogging" time but also because I really do cherish my own voice and don't want it to get drowned out in a sea of ads. So whenever I say yes it has to be a brand that I already love. And Carter's is definitely one of them.


Whenever new moms ask me about reliable clothing brands for their new little ones in emails or private messages, my answer is always the same - Carter's. For reals. As I was scrolling through pictures of my girls I realized that at least 75% of our clothes is from them - it was so hard picking photos to share in this post! The girls are wearing Carter's in every single picture in this post!




You see, I never like to make assumptions about people's budgets, so when I make recommendations I try to shy away from brands that are prohibitively expensive, but I also shy away from obviously "cheap" stuff as well. It's a hard balance, but Carter's has it perfected - their pieces are so incredibly affordable (so much so that I don't feel bad sending my grandmother a gift idea for the girls that includes their pieces because I know even she can afford it without making a sacrifice)! But price aside, they also make quality, and just downright adorable pieces. Nothing has made my mama heart more happy than putting Elli in one of Liv's old pajamas - even 2+ years and multiple washes later. And even with Liv, as big as she's getting (she's now in 3T sizes), I can always find cute and comfortable clothes - I've loved that even in larger sizes their clothing is still dependable. This is about to be Liv's entire Miami wardrobe haha!! Seriously, and I'd love it all in my size too!

Elli in Liv's onesie ❤
A few tips for new mamas? Depending on the time of year/temperature where you live, you'll likely find that you dress your little in the same type of easy clothing - in summer months it's literally just a short-sleeve bodysuit, and for the colder months (like when Elli was born), it's mostly zip-up footie pajamas. Spend most of your money on these - you'd be surprised how many outfit changes you go through each day with diaper accidents and spit up! Of course it's fun to have a couple of cute outfits that are a bit more complicated for special occasions, but trust when I say you will appreciate the simplicity of a one-zip pajamas or a few snaps on a bodysuit for the rest of the time!




Carter’s partnered with me for this post to help promote their Little Baby Basics line, which features items just like this and makes for the perfect gift (and some even come in an adorable gift box). They sent me a box as part of the collaboration and it was the sweetest! Some pieces from the collection are below! Pretty much every other photo shared here is of pieces purchased myself (or more likely my mother purchased haha, if anyone loves them more than I do it's her lol)!


And I'm not sure if this is widely promoted or not, or if I'll get in trouble for sharing it (hope not but I love to share all the sweet deals!), but my mom is a faithful Wednesday in-store shopper at the Carter's near her job. You see, they actually have a "grandparent Wednesdays" promotion where grandparents get a pretty sweet discount on their entire purchase in store! I'm not sure if every store participates in this promotion but it's certainly worth looking into!



I'm also offering a lucky reader a $100 Carter's gift card! Which is huge, because at their prices you really can almost buy an entire mini-wardrobe! Enter using the rafflecopter widget below! Crossing my fingers for you, but even if you don't win, the prices are hard to beat! And in celebration of the Little Baby Basics line here's a coupon that can be used online or instore for 20% your entire purchase!



Enter the giveaway here!

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112 comments:

  1. Aww - your daughters are adorable! I love Carters for my own kiddoes as well :-), they hold up beautifully to lots of washings and I have bought them second-hand, looking just incredible.

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  2. I love carters for my little guy

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  3. I love the 3 buttons on those onesies! Super cute!

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  4. Love this giveaway - and Carters! Carters has def been a staple in my 10 month old's wardrobe.

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  5. I absolutely love Carter's for my nieces, and hope to get some for my own little one arriving later this year! =)

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  6. Love picking up outfits for my grandson, I'm with your mom�� (And didn't know about grandparent Wednesdays, will definitely check that out, thank you!)

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  7. I've always got my littles dressed in Carters! They're reasonable priced and are awesome quality so that I can pass them down from one kiddo to the next.

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  8. I love Carter's also!

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  9. My girls have worn so many cute Carters clothes! Expecting a little boy now and can't wait to see their boy styles!

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  10. I love Carter's footie pajamas--they're the best!

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  11. My daughter also basically lives in Carter's clothes and pajamas, I love them!

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  12. Love carters! Thanks for doing this giveaway!

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  13. Thanks for the opportunity to win the giftcard; we love Carter's clothing. They are incredibly cute and durable. Just when the outfits are at the end of their lifespan (after enduring many poosplosions, lots of spit-up and hot-water soakings), the little guy has grown out of them.

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  14. Thanks for the opportunity to win the giftcard; we love Carter's clothing. They are incredibly cute and durable. Just when the outfits are at the end of their lifespan (after enduring many poosplosions, lots of spit-up and hot-water soakings), the little guy has grown out of them.

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  15. My brother got this sweatshirt http://m.kohls.com/product/prd-2428363/baby-boy-carters-dino-sweatshirt-jeans-set.jsp?ci_mcc=ci&utm_campaign=LAYETTE&utm_medium=CSE&utm_source=google&utm_product=33816587&CID=shopping15&gclid=Cj0KEQjw1v66BRCV-6rh6s-Biu8BEiQAelpui-w3ZbdWZByZYH58YiXp7BeWcJV7WEftJ1f3OMCrJjYaAlvI8P8HAQ&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CPHOuc7Qp80CFcMZgQod4e0Mcw for my nine month old girl and it is my favorite! Dinosaurs aren't just for boys!

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  16. Your kids are adorable! I'm not familiar with Carter's because I'm from across the pond, but they look like a cute brand

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  17. HUGE fan of Carters as well! They make well-priced, quality clothes. Love the pic of your daughter with stethoscope!

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  18. LOVE their PJ's and the pattern mixing they've brought into play with their onesies and bathing suits. Yep.

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  19. Carters clothes is always what I tell parents/ grandparents to get for my daughter. I know they will be adorable no matter what they choose, despite our difference in style. :) and I don't feel guilty about the price like I would with somewhere like baby gap.

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  20. Huge fan of Carter's! Ever since my son was itty bitty. These girl clothes thouggggh, so adorable <3

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  21. My sister-in-law is expecting in 4 weeks, shes a thrid year medical student and I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to gift her this. I have a little sibling and she has one of the same sets as liv!

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  22. I have 2 girls 3 years old and under and a 2 year old niece, and we've been sharing all of our Carter's clothes between the 3 three of them after the oldest grows out of the clothes. Definitely durable and cute!!

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  23. My son wears Carter's almost every day!

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  24. I love carter would come in great hands.

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  25. I love carter would come in great hands.

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  26. This was a great post! I love Carters too! They are the main brand I use for my son who is almost two as well as my newborn daughter!!

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  27. Thank you for the giveaway! This would be great for a friend that is due with her first!

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  28. Completely agree! The Carters items we've bought or been gifted are so cute and look brand new still after so long. The quality is crazy good. Can't wait to pass them along to the next kid (and probably the next after that).

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  29. I love Carters! They are true to size and everything wears so well. Cutest pj's out there:)

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  30. Love Carters! I have a 4 year old and a 10 month old and its fun to pass the stuff down to the youngest and remember when the older wore it! Plus it holds up well!

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  31. I love Carter's! I just had baby #2 and my girls are 15 months apart. The clothes are so cute, affordable and they last!

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  32. Carter's is so affordable and still good quality, love their clothes.

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  33. #lovecarters because my daughter loves clothes is so adorable, but I think I love me more than to see it when using Carter's clothing.

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  34. I have kids ranging from young adult to preschool and have bought Carter's for them all of these years, it's a classic.

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  35. Love shopping at Carter's - great clothes and staples for a wardrobe.

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  36. Carter's swimwear and fleece pajamas are the best! I also love that I can usually find their things at my local Costco- SO convenient!

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  37. I can't believe how cute these outfits featured are. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  38. I can't believe how cute and affordable their stuff is! Thanks so much for this.

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  39. Carter's is one of my very favorite brands of children's clothes!

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  40. These are so cute! I want them in my size

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  41. My sister is about to have twins -- I can't even imagine how many onesies she's going to go through in the next months! We're also so excited that one will be the first girl in the family.

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  42. Whenever family friends would have baby showers, I'd hop into carter's for an outfit! Love their design!

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  43. I love carters! It's my go to for birthday gifts and for my son's outfits

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  44. these pictures are so cute. Their cloths are awesome.

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  45. THE most adorable girls ever!

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  46. Not only am I obsessed with Carters for my first child - a daughter - but so is my husband. One of his favorite pieces was the little onesie he bought with a strawberry on the booty. It is the cutest thing ever seen! I go in Carters and I just go crazy. I know I can't buy everything (she'd outgrow most before she'd get to wear it), but everything is so dang-on adorable!!

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  47. I like that I can combine coupons with their sales and doorbusters

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  48. Thanks for the excellent ideas for all my friends with babies!

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  49. Adorable girls and I love the outfits you chose.

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  50. Carters are great!

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  51. My 2 year old daughter's clothes are almost all from Carter's!

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  52. Most of my son's clothes are from Carters..love their selection.

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  53. I'm a new mama to a 13 week old and I am also loving Carter's clothes for her!

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  54. Carter's is such a great store! I love shopping there.

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  55. Carters makes this cute set with blue pants and a white onesie, with an elephant on it! It was THE first postpartum outfit that I bought A*. I still have it and plan to for always. I hope to win, and buy outfits just as cute and memorable for him.

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  56. I love Carters too and can't wait to dress my toddler and newborn boys in matching outfits!!

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  57. I'm adopting a baby due in September and would so appreciate the gift card to help with our preparations! (Adoptive parents often don't get the baby showers and help that other families get.)

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  58. I love Carters! Can't wait to shop for my little one.

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  59. We love Carter's! We are having another baby boy in October/November which means more shopping for mama since this baby is different seasons than my first!

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  60. Love love Carters! It doesn't shrink funny like some other brands.

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  61. Love Carters!! I just had a little girl (I have a 3yr old boy) and have lived getting her some girly things!!

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  62. We love Carter's too! Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

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  63. Carters clothes are our absolute fave!!

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  64. I love carter's for my kids, Thanks for the cool giveaway

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  65. The clothes on the last picture are freaking adorable! The print on the left reminds me of Liberty of London fabric--which is my favorite! (Also: Can I just say that I love how open and honest you are with collaborations? It's so refreshing in the crazy blogging world. It makes me love your blog even more!)

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  66. Carters is the absolute best. I don't have any children, but I'm always buying clothes for my niece. Her entire wardrobe is from Carters. Their clothes are so comfortable, affordable, long lasting and cute. I always say a girl can never have enough clothes to wear and Carters makes that possible. Thanks!

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  67. That floral top in the second photo is just darling! I'd wear something in my size in that print!

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  68. You are such a kind soul! $100 can buy your little one so many outfits. Carters is the best clothing line for the little ones hands down! My baby is almost 2 months old and that's pretty much all that she wears. They have the cutest clothes! Your babies are so adorable!!

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  69. Oh my goodness... We love Carters! I have two daughters, a 2.5 year old and a nearly 6 month old. This morning I was on the Carters website buying new pajamas for them (the orange set!) when I saw this giveaway! I decided to wait just in case 😉 . Carters is the only brand that consistently fits my girls (long and leaner in the waist as opposed to shorter and rounder). They really are good quality too... I've loved putting my youngest in my older girls stuff (and of course buying her new stuff too). Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

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  70. love carters!!! Thanks for the great giveaway - crossing my fingers!

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  71. I love Carter's! It wasn't until after I read this blog post that I realized most of my Ellie's clothes are from Carter's. They're clothes are all so cute but durable.

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  72. Your daughters are super adorable! I myself have 2 girls ages 1 & 3 ND they practically live in carters 😊

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  73. Your daughters are super adorable! I myself have 2 girls ages 1 & 3 ND they practically live in carters 😊

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  74. We love Carters in our house as well!

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  75. Love carters! Our fav are the pants with the bird on the booty. Super cute. Thanks for such an awesome giveaway. Cheers.

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  76. Love Carters. They have such cute items.

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  77. Carters is the best. Hope to win!!!

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  78. I love Carter's! It's basically the only brand we buy for my twin boys. <3

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  79. I love Carter's! It's basically the only brand we buy for my twin boys. <3

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  80. This is an awesome giveaway! Carter's has great clothes!

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  81. We love Carter's too! You can't beat their prices and I just love how true to size they fit, I never have to guess!

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  82. What a great giveaway, thank you! And the girls are adorable, they have the best grins! was the first one of my friend group to have a baby,and when I get asked what clothes are my favorite, I always answer Carter's (and Oshkosh especially for boys!) because it really is the best stuff--inexpensive, reliable, true-to-size, and easily washable!!

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  83. Half of Everleigh's wardrobe is Carters, we love the cute pieces and you really can't beat the price!

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  84. Your girls are adorable :) we love Carters! Thanks for the giveaway

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  85. Always have loved Carters! Perfect for any mom from first to experienced.

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  86. I love Carter's clothes for my kids.

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