At 6 years old, my daughter is a fashion diva. I’m not kidding – she is very particular about what she wears. No jeans. No sweatpants. A lot of purple. Has to have sparkles or some kind of bling. Leggings have to be tight on the bottom. No yoga pants. The list goes on. If I shop for her, I have to bring her with me or else I wind up returning probably 90% of what I bought.
I’m not quite sure how she got here. I am certainly no fashion plate. Working from home, it’s really easy to fall into the non-fashion trap – I am usually wearing yoga pants or leggings but there really are some days that I do not get out of my pajamas (shhhhh……). Last night, I had to text my friend (much more fashionable than I am) to see if it really was okay to wear white jeans out, even though it was after Labor Day. Things like this, I just have no idea.
A few years ago, my daughter had a ton of hand-me-down clothes from a friend – all designer and some with tags still on them. I am not joking when I say she had about 20 pairs of jeans. And she refused to wear every single pair. At the time, she was only 3 – and I knew I was in trouble.
Some of her older ensembles included
Yup, she’s a trip and every single one of those outfits pictured above, she wore outside of the house at some point. She’s got a mind of her own.
So I wasn’t surprised this year when we got her camp t-shirt (to wear once over the summer for picture day) and she literally begged to have her t-shirt “cut and beaded.”
My response was “What?” because I honestly had no idea what she was talking about. “It’s easy Mommy,” she told me. “You just cut the sleeves off, fringe the bottom and put beads on.”
For me, there was nothing easy about that that wouldn’t take me about 3 days to do. Plus, there was a HUGE potential for disaster – they only get one camp shirt and if I have a scissor screwup, she’s down a picture day t-shirt.
Of course I tapped one of my favorite sources of information – Facebook – and found this post by my now new favorite find – Jade & Sage.
I immediately e-mailed April from Jade & Sage and got an almost immediate response. Within a few days, I had dropped my daughter’s shirt off to her and had it back – fringed and beaded for a very reasonable price – and everyone was happy.
I was also thrilled to find out that Jade & Sage‘s services go well beyond the fringing and beading of t-shirts. It is a fantastic company created by two local moms who were looking for something they couldn’t find – unique party favors and gifts. They now offer a wide range of products, every one of which can be customized with your child’s favorite activities and interests. The two owners, April and Beth, are always right there ready to help you add a touch of fun and sophistication to your next gift.
Jade & Sage of course, also offers embellished t-shirts. You can choose from their selection of t-shirts or provide your own, and they will decorate the shirt with fringe, beading and rhinestones. Camp shirts, school shirts or other special designs for birthday’s or your child’s current grade in school are all available. The embroidered headbands are also adorable – and they’ve just posted some great new designs for Halloween and soccer season!
To see what they’ve got, check them out on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/jadeandsage or call 516.547.6600. New styles are being added all the time!
Disclosure: I purchased this t-shirt from Jade & Sage for my daughter and decided to write this post after because I was so impressed with them and wanted to share them. No compensation or discount was received in exchange for writing this post – all opinions expressed are entirely my own.