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Z.E.N.’s Looking Cool Thanks to #MyHartstrings

When it comes to clothing, my five year-old Z.E.N. has a mind of his own.  He really loves clothes.  His love affair with clothes has caused quite a bit of grief to say the least.  Remember the melt down I talked about last spring, when he wanted to purchase a certain suit?  Well he’s still the same.  Honestly, I can’t remember even noticing what I wore when I was 5, and I’m a girl!  Because of this, I am always on the lookout for boys fashion ideas.

Last week I was given the opportunity to shop for my picky little man at an online kids clothing store called Hartstrings.  I’ve never shopped there before so was excited at the opportunity to check out what they had on offer.  I must say that they had some pretty cool looking clothes for both boys and girls.  Z.E. N is very tall for his age and seems to be growing by the minute.  He loves jeans and he seems to be outgrowing many o f the jeans I purchased for him just this fall, so I was really interested to check out their boys jeans. 

I came across this pair of grey jeans:

hartstrings grey jeans

He’s never had a pair of grey jeans before so I knew he would be thrilled with these.

Next up, I looked around for a matching top.  Z.E.N. likes to dress neat so I was looking for either a sweater vest or polo type shirt.  I really liked this Hartstrings argyle sweater vest, but unfortunately, they didn’t have it available in his size.  Bummer!

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Hartstrings argyle sweater vest

So instead, I settled on this light blue pique polo shirt. 

Hartstrings Pique Polo Shirt

I also remembered that one of Z.E.N.”s flip flops broke last summer.  He really likes flip flop, and although I know they are totally bad for his feet, I took a peek to see if they had any and they did.  Knowing that I wouldn’t let him walk around too much with them on his feet,  I ordered these:

Hartstrings flip flops

Since I had never purchased any clothing from Hartstrings before, I was a little nervous about sizing.  I followed their sizing chart and went ahead and placed my order. 

I am happy to say that my items were delivered quickly. 


As soon as Z.E.N. realized that these items were for him, he was ready to try them on.  As soon as he had them on, he ran to the mirror to check himself out and declared that he looked cool! I am happy to say that everything fit him perfectly!  Here he is modeling his new outfit. 

Z.E.N. modeling his recent purchases from Hartstrings

Z.E.N. thinking he's a model with his new clothes from Hartstrings

I’m really happy with my shopping experience at   I love the quality of the clothing and found the whole shopping experience to be pleasant.  I will definitely be back for more!

Make sure you follow Hartstrings on Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date on their sales.  Also, if you subscribe to their newsletter, they will send coupons to you via email.

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias #CBias  All opinions are my own.

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Diane Nassy

Diane is a New Jersey-based writer and blogger. She is a wife and the mom of a 9-year-old little boy. Through her blog, she wants to inspire moms to find Zen in their lives while offering practical tips and other valuable information to help families deal with everyday issues. Check out Diane's Google+ profile "