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July 31, 2014
Kristin's Great Finds
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Stephen Joseph Backpacks - The Ideal Choice for Younger Children.

Going to school is an exciting time for kids.  They get to make new friends, learn new things and grow as individuals.  Part of the school experience is carrying your books and other belongings back and forth from home and to make it more fun, kids need a backpack that is as individual as they are.  Backpacks come in all shapes and sizes, just like kids and Stephen Joseph Backpacks have so many different styles you can be sure your little one will find one they love.

Going to school can be an exciting or scary experience for children. You don’t want your child to feel out of place but you still want them to be able to be themselves and show their individuality.  One way you can help your child show off their personality is through a fun Stephen Joseph Backpack.  There are three styles to choose from along with dozens of designs, your little one is certain to find a bag that is the color and theme they love.  Having something from home that makes your child happy may even help them feel more confident and enthusiastic about going to school.

Stephen Joseph has made it easy to pick the right size backpack for young children’s frame size.  You don’t want your little one carrying too much weight and putting stress on their backs, shoulders or legs.  The backpacks from Stephen Joseph are sized just right for preschool, elementary school and older kids, depending upon the style.


Toddler to young elementary school age children will love the Stephen Joseph Go Go Backpacks.  They are ready to hold everything your little one may need for daycare, school or just an afternoon outing.  The vinyl bag has a zippered top and adjustable straps.  The vibrant designs are amazing in their detail and your little one is sure to find one they love no matter if they are in to ballet, dinosaurs, cupcakes, tractors, fire trucks or one of the other dozens of choices available. Should the Go Go bag get soiled, just wipe it clean with a damp cloth.


Another choice for the younger set are the Stephen Joseph Quilted Backpack.  The Quilted backpack is 100% cotton, machine washable, has a drawstring top with a magnetic snap closure and comes with a fun coordinating zipper pull too!  Some of the appliqued designs offered in the Quilted line include butterflies, sports, owl, airplane, farm, train and many, many more.

Stephen Joseph Sidekick Backpack and Lunchbox Set

The Stephen Joseph Sidekick Backpack is a great choice for kids up to third of fourth grade.  The Sidekick bag has cushioned, adjustable shoulder straps, mesh side pockets and an easy open top zipper making it a breeze for your little one to use.  The Sidekick comes in designs such as honey bee, airplane, ladybug, owl, pirate and lots of other fun choices.

Children are actually conscious about fashion and trends, and are easily influenced by their peers. As such, you should allow your child to play the lead role in choosing their Stephen Joseph Backpack. If the child likes their bag, they will probably wear it properly to avoid destroying it.

Learn more about making sure that your child has the right sized backpack by reading our guide How to Fit Your Child for the Perfect Backpack.

Making sure that your little one is decked out in a fun backpack from Kristin's Great Finds will make school more fun. Make sure to take lots of photos of each first day because "It's all about the moment!".

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BALCONETTE Low, square neckline with wide shoulder straps. Cups have seams. The seams provide lift and support, much like a corset. Larger cup sizes generally have a higher neckline.
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BANDEAU One piece bra construction. Bra does not have defined cups. Shoulder straps may be included, but are generally not. Another name for this style bra is a halter bra due to the resemblance to a halter top.
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BRALETTE Bra that generally has soft cups (no underwire) and no hooks or closures. Length of bralette may vary. Some fit right under the breast, while some may extend to the waist. Shoulder straps may or may not be adjustable.
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BISCUIT Elliptical shaped foam pads used in cups to give a look similar to a push up bra. Pads are removable. Allows multi use wear for the bra. Also, because they can be removed, the foam will not become disfigured.
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CONVERTIBLE Straps are designed to unhook from the band and be worn in multiple styles. Some configurations include a crisscross back, narrow for those sleeveless tops, or wide for those wider necklines. Some convertible bras are designed to convert to a strapless, while some are not.
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DEMI Cups designed to enhance the neckline. Found in several varieties. The half demi is designed to fall slightly above the nipple. A micro demi is designed to fall right at the nipple. A semi -demi cup is designed to fall slightly down from the roundness at the top of a breast. Cups can be found in a 2, 3, or 4 part construction. Wings and shoulder straps are usually more narrow.
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FRONT CLOSURE Bra closes in between cups with a slip and snap or hook style closing. Cups are generally contoured or rounded in shape. Offers plunge in front for low cut tops. May not be recommended for women with recent breast surgeries, as it may cause additional pressure on the chest bone.
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FULL CUP Cups cover much of the breast tissue. Flattering look for women where breast tissue elasticity has been lost.
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MINIMIZER Bands and cups provide full coverage and work to minimize the overall appearance for larger sized breasts. Bands provide maximum support for the total upper body, taking stress and strain off the shoulders.
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MOLDED CUPS Cups are designed from a 1 piece foam. No seams are used to construct. Cups retain their shape even when not being worn. Thickness of foam varies, but is generally .25”-.5” in thickness. Cups may or may not have underwire. This cup style can be found in may T-Shirt bras.
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PETITES Bras designed for smaller figures. Cup sizes are usually AA to C.
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PLUNGE Cups that are sculpted to show off cleavage. Low center in between cups for those shirts and dresses with a low neckline. Cups may be padded to enhance the cleavage.
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PUSH-UP Cups are designed to add or enhance cleavage. Cup style is similar to the Plunge or Balconette, expect their design is to add gradual lift from the underarm to the center of the breast. The lift can be provided by molded foam, gel, air, or a removable pad (known as a “biscuit”). Style is design to be a TIGHT fit. Those not familiar with this style should start with a size larger than their normal one.
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RACEBACK Designed for the straps to join or attach in the upper, middle back region. Perfect for T-Back tops with specialty designs requiring unconventional shoulder straps. Y-back.
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SLINGS An inner sewn fabric piece found inside the cups. Sewn to the outer edges of the cup. It is designed to provide additional lift without the padding of a push-up cup.
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SOFT CUP Cups with no underwire. May be padded. Found in lots of shapes and designs.
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SPORTS Overall design built to reduce breast movement and provide support to minimize impact strain during physical activity. Shoulder straps are wider and many provide padding. Cups are wire free. Some wings may have hooks, while most do not. Some manufacturers will rate the level of intensity the bra is designed to withstand during use.
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STRAPLESS Bras constructed to provide support from the wings and underband. Some bras have removable straps or ones that can be hooked in multiple styles. Because most support is provided with the band, a tight fit is necessary to prevent it riding down.
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TABLE BRA The most micro of demi cups. It is also termed the micro demi bra. Cups fall right at the nipple. Designed more for show than comfort.
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TRIANGLE Cups are triangular in shape. Wings and shoulder straps are usually very narrow. Cups are generally wirefree and they may or may not have padding. Some designers have used a string to construct the body of this bra.
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T-SHIRT Designed to provide a sleek, smooth appearance under tops. Mainly seamless designs are found. Cups do not have a 2-4 part construction. Material used to construct is generally a smooth, satin style fabric. Cups may or may not have a foam or molded foam cup padding.
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WINGS Fabric band that starts at the underarm area and wrap around the back.
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WIRE-FREE / NON-WIRED Cups designed to provide support without the use of underwire. Bands of elastic used to provide the needed support. Style preferred by many adolescents, pregnant women and larger band sized women.
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