We are slowly getting ready for fall, as many amongst us. Although I I truly hope for a warm Indian summer, we will settle for autumn as well. The amazing new Bobo Choses collection is making these not so sunny days a bit more bearable. Jules loves his leopard sweater and peanut shirt and Jeanne, well, she can’t speak for herself (yet), but I can see the love for it in her eyes. The fun thing about this collection is that we already can wear the pieces now and layer them up as it gets colder. Bobo has done it again, I could easily buy every piece.
My little Jeanne turned one this past week. The last year went by so quick, too quick. I felt really emotional the week before her actual birthday. In order to hold back the tears and stop myself from constantly looking back at her newborn pictures, I started making paper tassel garlands and thinking about what to serve the guests.I kept it all pretty simple. Black, gold and silver garlands and some huge balloons. I bought some small stickers and decorated old baby food pots. I found numerous tutorials on how make the garland. Although I am not the most patient crafter, I found one that was doable. Black and white polka dotted cups and striped paper straws added just the right touch. For a little whimsy, I used small napkins with cute pink flamingos.
My sister and I we were not always too happy about wearing matching outfits as a kid. But now that I have kids of my own, I can’t blame my mom. It is just too good not to do it. With all the unisex brands on the market now, it is even possible to do this when you have a girl and a boy.
This sweater is one of my favourites and I just had to have one for my two little loves.
Round two. Jeanne in black and white. Again. I know. I might have a monochrome problem, but I loooove this tough girly-girl look.
Mix up some boyish items with girly ones. No more words needed. Just pictures.
CLOTHING CREDITS // LOOK 1: Right Left Hello Apparel Legging, Blouse Nica Nica by Veve, Fine Little Day Cushion, Mini Mocks Headband | LOOK 2: Fine Little Day Cushion, Mini Mocks, Romper Nica Nica by Veve, Rebecca Kiff panda, Mono Mini You are my I love you Print | LOOK 3: Rebel Rebel Young Apparel shirt, Mini Mocks Headband, Fine Little Day Cushion, My Mila Leopard legging, Mono Mini You are my I love you Print | LOOK 4: Rebecca Kiff panda, Brio stroller, Little Red Stuga Bu! blanket
It is no surprise when I tell you I like all things black and white. I tend to buy a lot in those colours for the kids too.
The other day Jules asked me if I would take his picture on the roofterrace. When you hear a proposal like that, you just can’t refuse. Although, I knew that he just wanted to do a shoot because he wanted candy afterwards. Yes, I am that kind of a mother. Not proud of it, but honest enough to admit that I ‘sometimes’ bribe my kids to pose for me.
So here comes Jules. In black and white.
We combined vintage items with new items and I love how it all turned out.
Last week we made a little reading nook under his bed. I made the big cushion myself with black and white dots on one side, black and white stripes on the other side.
Before bed we read and cuddle, but he loves to sit there and read on his own, not longer than 15 minutes, of course. A perfect little corner far away from the TV and iPad!
He is still at an age where he prefers to play near us, so we kept it all pretty basic and simple.
Hot dog bed set – Mini Rodini //
Vintage schoolchair, desk and closet //
How much fun it is to dress up your kids! When we found out we were going to have a girl I knew I wouldn’t be the mom who dressed her girl only in pink. I must admit, a hint of pink is sometimes in order, but I tend to buy Jeanne more black, white and grey pieces. Edgy, but still very cute.
Leggings – Petits coquins // Socks – Happy Socks
For this spring/summer we love us some leopard, stripes (all time favourite) and cameo. What about boys and leopard? Perfect combo, if you ask me. These are a few of our favourite styles at the moment.
Striped tank top and short // Marloe Jr. Stylish Kids in Motion.