Dos Borreguitas Blog

A New Frontier for Dos Borreguitas November 16 2011

I started this blog over a year ago just after my baby girl turned one, and with the intention of sharing my hunt for cool, nostalgic, kitschy, iconic and hip Latino children’s products. Along the way I've found some really awesome T-shirts and dolls, great music and kids shows, sweet vestiditos, excellent Spanish or bilingual books and more. But the truth is, these products are few and far between or...

Dia de los Muertos T-Shirt October 21 2011

A few days ago I ran across these calavera iron-on appliques as I was cruising down the sewing/crafts section at Wal-mart. I was shocked, **shocked**, when I saw them just hanging there, completely out of place at this random Wal-mart in Maryland. I probably wouldn't have been surprised if I had been in South Texas or California, but in the DC beltway? I think visitors to my house think my...

Guayabera Dress for a Hot Day October 07 2011

Fall has officially arrived at home in DC, but not here in Miami. Guayabera halter dress weather all the way. I wish I could encapsulate this heat and take it home with me, and enjoy it ounce by ounce over the course of the long cold weather season that awaits. **sigh**    

Many, Many Borreguitas September 29 2011

Muchas Borreguitas!!!! I snapped this urban pasture pic last month in New York at the Uniqlo store, a favorite in Japan and a purveyor of nice and simple casual wear. These lambs, like hundreds of them, were in the middle display in the store. Nice! And so are these clothes ...

Recycle, Reduce, Reusing My Bags January 26 2011

Last year, the District of Columbia put into effect a 5 cents tax on all shopping bags. It's been a good thing for the city and for me, because while 5 cents isn't a lot, it's a constant reminder to reduce, reuse, recycle. And to take my reusable bags with me wherever I go. By now we've accumulated close to ten reusable shopping bags from various places -- Trader Joe's, Safeway,...

Round-Up: Online Sample Sale Sites for the Lil' Ones January 22 2011

Shopping -- like real shopping, like rolling-around-like-a-pig-in-sh-in-Sephora shopping -- is just not something I can do much of these days. Cue the strings. For starters, when the weekend rolls around there is always too much official family/household stuff that needs to get checked off. Basic things, like laundry and straightening up, or getting the dogs bathed or buying groceries. Secondly, even if I have some time to hit up the...

Great Bilingual and Spanish Children's Gifts From Etsy November 23 2010

Just a few days before the holiday shopping hell fun begins. Joy! Actually, I like shopping, but I usually do better online or in focused stores (Sephora) or boutiques. I feel totally overwhelmed every time I step into catch-all stores like Target or Wal-mart, or even Macy's or Marshalls, because I feel pressure to get through every department and not linger too long in any one. OMG, and Ikea --...

The Most Adorable Children's Clothes Ever! October 25 2010

Spain has some of the most beautiful, traditional children's clothes I've ever seen. I first realized this when I studied abroad there in college, loooooong before I was thinking about kids or their cuteness factor. You see babies and children dressed up in a way that you don't see every day here in the U.S. -- except on Sundays, maybe. During our trip there last week, every time I came...

MADRID: Onesie Te Dice "Callate La Boca" October 18 2010

The name of this store  -- Callate La Boca -- immediately caught my attention as soon as I saw it because it made me think, oh, isn't that what King Juan Carlos infamously told Venezuela President Hugo Chavez back in 2007? Must be a play off that. But no such thing -- although that would have been something. What the king actually said  was, "Por que no te callas?" which if...

The Latina Madonna Unveiled (No, Not Guadalupe, Silly. Lourdes!) September 24 2010

I love watching junk TV and reading smutty chisme sites online -- me encanta. Over the past few days I've seen a lot of promo-ing for Madonna's clothing line Material Girl, available at Macy's, por si acaso. It's also been an unveiling of sorts for little Lourdes (Leon, remember? of the personal trainer/actor-ish father Carlos Leon). Lola is now all of 13 years old, going on 14 next month, and is...

The T-Shirt for Children Who Act Badly September 13 2010

Cabronsito! It's what you want to say when the little Frito (or Sabritas) bandito starts talking back, giving attitude or acting out. Forget timeout. Just put this shirt on them! Or not. I don't know -- I'm back and forth on this one. I think it's kind of a strong word for a kids shirt, even if when you say it in a kidding way and make it diminutive. Is...

Huaraches for Baby August 26 2010

We all wore them--I had white huarachitos for Easter one year. Pink ones at some point in elementary. And I have some fabulous red huarache-inspired wedge shoes now. My husband is totally obsessed with minimalist running shoes now and if I tell him about these huaraches he'd probably make his own and start wearing the Jesus sandals. I didn't call them that--they did. I'm so inner circle on huaraches that...

UPDATE: Chavo and Chilindrina Shirts in the Hooooouuuuse! August 25 2010

Latin Lingo just let me know that they've just put up their blue Chavo and Chilindrina shirt for sale on their website. Coolness. I did a post a few weeks ago of baby K wearing it. I bought it in the company's store in San Jose, but couldn't find it online. Until Now! In the meantime, last week when I was in Los Angeles I hit up--at the suggestion of...

Pink Latina Tank Top--Proper Attire for El Parque August 19 2010

When you're gonna hang in the public park, gotta dress up for the occasion. Got this pink Latina tank top at the same place in San Jose where I bought the Chavo and Chilindrina t-shirt. But again, can't find this particular one in their online store. BUT, it's similar to this one sold online at Arte y Loqueras. Some of the other children's shirts this store carries are the ones...

She Finally Wears the Guayabera Jumper! August 15 2010

We met up with a friend visiting from out-of-town today for brunch at Founding Farmers, a terrific farm-to-table restaurant in DC. Everything from the coffee to the waffle to eggs benedict were delicious. We had to wait about 45 minutes for a table beforehand though, which really sucks when you have a hungry child who is bored with the Cheerios holdover trick. But, baby K got to wear her lilac guayabera...

The Classic Mexican Dress August 14 2010

Wearing a classic Mexican dresses is effortless, and baby K is pretty comfortable playing in them, too. The bright colors they come in make me happy, and the embroidered flowers make me feel hippy. I see them a lot in fuchsia, bright blue or turquoise and golden yellow. You can find some really nice ones--for yourself of the little one--in Aida Coronado's Etsy shop. I gotta say, when I started...

El Chavo del Ocho y la Chilindrina T-Shirt August 11 2010

So the U.S. had The Little Rascals, and everyone else in Latin America and Latinos in the U.S. had El Chavo del Ocho. Even if you didn't grow up watching the show, it was at least wallpaper on the television during visits to guela's house.  And that, at least for me, is what makes it nostalgic and made me want this shirt when I saw it at a Latin Lingo...

Authentic Cuban Guayabera for Baby, Sort of August 03 2010

While in Miami baby K's madrina, baby K and I made a pit stop at Guayabera World inside Dolphin Mall. I've been meaning to get the little monkey a guayabera but with the sweltering heat all week long it didn't even cross my mind to go outdoors unless I was running across the law to the pool or bearing down and taking the heat on my way to Sedano's to...
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