Wednesday, November 13 2013 23:45

When the Girls and I Went Shopping for Holiday Fashions from RUUM...

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125ruumThis adventure is sponsored and brought to you by RUUM: American Kids Wear

When we first discovered RUUM American Kid's Wear, it was by complete accident while paying a visit to Gurnee Mills back in July. Since then, it's fast-become one of our favorite stores - a place to find rockin' (and dressy) clothing for all occasions, the racks filled with an ever-changing assortment of styles for girls and boys, newborn to size 14. Having already paid a visit to RUUM during Back-to-School Season, I was pretty excited when the opportunity to check out their Holiday styles came up. Armed with a Gift Card courtesy of RUUM HQ, the little ones and I dropped in to pick-up some new outfits for all the Holiday gatherings that are looming in the weeks ahead. Of course, my girls had to run around the RUUM like they own the place. And... at 17-months and four, there isn't really any convincing them that they don't. So we just roll with it.

RUUM American Kid's Wear at Gurnee Mills

To Addie and Finley, we were just as much stopping by to see some friends as we were checking out some Holiday Fashions. In fact, it was a bit harder to wrangle them than usual, but we accomplished the mission, aided by our "new friend" (as Addie said) Fawn, and "old friend" Kate. Starting with Addie, a variety of mix-and-match pieces from the "dressy" assortments were presented for consideration. I got her to try on a few different outfits, but we ultimately landed on a Gold Skirt, Pink Cardigan, Beige Shirt combo, accented by a Gold Headband and Shoes.

RUUM American Kid's Wear

Little Finley is getting to the age where she can really take part in these shopping excursions, and that's fun for me since this is only her second Holiday Dress, and the first one that she'll actually be running around in. Having stopped by RUUM earlier this month with my wife, I knew that she'd already been partial to a certain Dress for Finn, and that's just what I bought... sparkly, yet subtle...

RUUM American Kid's Wear

One thing that's really noticeable and unique with the selection at RUUM is that their "Holiday" clothes veers more toward a "winter" vibe that eschews the heavy red and green that most would typically go for. The 2013 RUUM Holiday Lookbook just went live, and you can take a peek for yourself to see just what they have to offer.

For store locations or to shop online, visit RUUM.com, or get social with RUUM  on FacebookTwitterInstagram, or Pinterest. And STAY TUNED... I'll be giving YOU a chance to do some shopping at RUUM very soon, right here on The Rock Father.

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For more Seasonal fun, check out my Holiday Hub right here on The Rock Father. Want to see some great gift ideas in one spot? Check out the 2013 Master List, being updated daily!

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

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Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

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