School starts next week! We are prepping supplies and of course, outfits. These are a few of my favorite looks that Lucas will be wearing to school. What I love is that all these pieces can be mixed and matched (and still look great!) which is crucial when we are trying to rush out the house in the morning. And can we talk about that jacket? It's giving me all the happy feelings for brisk and beautiful chilly days. Happy September everyone!
Don’t tell anyone but this mama is so ready for Fall! The crisp weather, apple cider, back to school, and the fashion. The fashion! Gorgeous color tones that remind me of the changing leaves paired with cozy knits and soft fabrics – swoon! Feather DrumÂ has hit the Fall nail on the head with their gorgeous collections. Give me all the deep, rich colors. Fall perfection.
Images // Nicole Gonzalez
I recently discovered La Coqueta – a beautiful children’s brand with items ranging from leather shoes to timeless knits. Each piece is made in Spain and when you see the items in person, you can instantly tell (and feel) that you are dressing your child in something extremely special. What I love most is the quality and just how classic the designs are – perfect for passing on to your younger children (and even holding onto for future grand babies – eek!). You can shop the entire collection here..and with my little girl on the way I have been eyeing almost every piece in their baby section.Â Simply gorgeous!
Images // Nicole Gonzalez
Post by Zacha Carpenter.
The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. I love the idea of families coming together to celebrate our great nation’s independence. If you really think about it, it’s a pretty big deal! Not to mention the distinct aromas of BBQ and fireworks. It’s one of the only holidays in our family, where everyone gets into the spirit and wears red, white, and blue. I was definitely inspired this year by the laid back style of the 70’s. The iconic Americana feel of that era reminds me of a classic time in our history and makes for a perfect fourth of July outfit for boys and girls!
Credits // Kaylee: Sunglasses: Forever 21 | Halter: Moss & Mountain | Shorts: Gap | Shoes: Converse | Justin: Shirt: Don Dom Apparel | Shorts: H&M | Sandals: Rainbow
One of Franca’s favourite things to do is dance and her weekly Ballet lessons are a highlight. Im not too sure if she’ll ever amount to the Royal Ballet as she’s a little bit more of a hip wiggler than a ballerina, but Im sure she will find her calling.
I love finding ballet outfits for her that are different from the norm; and she certainly stands out in her class each week. We were lucky enough to have been able to use a friend’s Barre (an adult exercise) studio in Auckland for the shoot, so no excuses, Mums, you can learn all the correct lingo. And get fit at the same time with the popularity of these classes growing worldwide!
Credits//Unitards: from Girls on Tip Toes| Tutu: Hubble and Duke|Star leg warmers: Acorn Kids| Headbands: Pin Pretty Hair Accessories, Pink skirt: Kardashiankids|Blue leotard: Bobo Choses|Socks: Mini Dressing: Docs from Carbonsoldier. Other bits and bobs from local ballet stores here at home.
Jaden and Zaire are showing us how to rock some funky looks in the city and we are loving their swag. This season, we are obsessed with solid color shell top sneaker in bright hues. Pleated trousers are a must have for any little hipster. Adding a scarf or patterned tunic adds interest to any outfit.
Clothing//Old Navy, Zara, Adidas, Converse, H&M, Little Mismatched, Kyla’s Closet Boutique
Weâ€™re off to the racetrack! Just kidding, Carter barely tops 3-kilometres an hour. But that doesnâ€™t stop us from imagining such! Little man is rocking the newest romper from Moon Fries. Made from extremely soft and breezy bamboo cotton with a black and white checkered trim, getting this thing on and off him is so quick; he should end up on the winnerâ€™s podium every time!
It seems like every summer there is a stand out theme. Last year was the year of the pineapple, they were everywhere and on everything! This year there is no doubt in my mind we have all fallen deeply in love with the cactus. This plant screams hot summer greatness to me and the actual plant itself is so cute looking! When Supayana launched this cacti print, it was love at first sight and we had to have it for the summer! Besides the unique print, the dress itself is very breathable and light for summer days. Kaylee is undeniably still in her girly phase and if it doesn’t spin, shes’s not wearing it! This bow was the next best thing to a crown in her eyes and she loves the flashy factor of its size. So say hello to this summers theme and get ready to obsess over cacti (if you haven’t already). I can’t wait to see what else we snag for our wardrobe!
Credits // Bow: Pin Pretty | Glasses: Fjs Popshop | Necklace: James Michelle | Dress: Supayana | Sandles: H&M