Motherhood brings out the authoritarian in all of us. Do not talk with your mouth full. Get your shoes off the couch. Because, I said so.
If getting them to mind their manners has turned you into a big old bore, add some life back to the mix with Peas and Queues, a vibrant collection of boys’ and girls’ threads.
The upstart California-based clothing line has just launched an online shop of tees, pants, skirts, dresses, and tops that break all the rules (and, lucky you, the summer collection is 50 percent off when you enter the code JULY4).
Eye-catching patterns (Southwestern geometrics, sophisticated butterflies, tone-on-tone stripes and checks) and unusual fabric combos (cotton tees with silk ruffle trim) dominate. For fall, you’ll want to snatch up Indian woodblock prints, ikats, and soft knits in vintage-inspired shapes.
Just don’t forget to say thank-you.
Available online at peasandqueueskids.com, $29-$66.
Photo: Courtesy of Peas and Queues