Momkins // Kimono Love

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Babiekins Magazine | Kimono Love

Babiekins Magazine | Kimono Love2

The perfect kimono. It’s a must in my closet. Throw it on and go – it can seriously complete any outfit and make you feel put together while chasing after the little ones. My newest favorite is this floral duster from Love Threads. The colors are vibrant (and make me happy!) and I love pairing it with denim and booties for on the go dates with my little boy.

Duster and Boheme Necklace from Love Threads | Top from American Apparel

Fashionkins // Confetti Inspiration

While this is not a costume per se, it could totally serve as inspiration for a cool homemade DIY costume. You can pick up felt, or any other fabric at the craft store. Cut your colorful fabric into circles and attach to a solid color dress, or even a leotard. Add some polka dot socks, and voila…Confetti Girl!

Babiekins Magazine| Fashionkins// Confetti by Julie Martin

Babiekins Magazine| Fashionkins// Confetti by Julie Martin

Babiekins Magazine| Fashionkins// Confetti by Julie Martin

Babiekins Magazine| Fashionkins// Confetti by Julie Martin

Babiekins Magazine| Fashionkins// Confetti by Julie Martin

Babiekins Magazine| Fashionkins// Confetti by Julie Martin

Babiekins Magazine| Fashionkins// Confetti by Julie Martin

Babiekins Magazine| Fashionkins// Confetti by Julie Martin

Babiekins Magazine| Fashionkins// Confetti by Julie Martin

Babiekins Magazine| Fashionkins// Confetti by Julie Martin

Photography & Styling: Julie Martin|Model: Makenna of Puddletown & Zuri|Dress|Socks|Shoes|Bracelets

Fashionkins // Kawaii Updated

Babiekins Magazine | Fashionkins // Kawaii Updated

Credits // 01. Tutu | 02. Rabbit Headdress | 03. Shorts | 04. Heart Tee | 05. Leggings | 06. Dress | 07. Shoes

 

Kawaii is an adjective in Japanese meaning “pretty, cute, lovely, charming, dear, darling, pet”. It is commonly used to describe anime and manga – those adorably cute Japanese drawings with happy faces… ahhhh cute! When I hear the word Kawaii, I think sugary sweet pastel colors. One of my favorite Fall 2014 trend takeaways from the runway were all the muted colors used, especially light pink (if you were to ask anyone who knows me for one word to describe me, they would probably say:”Pink”). These pink-blush tones go hand-in-hand with Kawaii — Children’s Wear Designers must have thought so too as the influence of Kawaii can be seen in their Fall/Winter 2014 Designs, with their use of cute smiling and animal faces on graphic tees, shoes, dresses, tights, socks, hats and headdresses. Kawaii was updated with simple or realistic black drawn images, muted pinks, tulle and of course a touch of metallic.

Kawaii Updated is the perfect trend for girly girls and will have them twirling non stop this holiday season.