Every Summer I look forward to finding the cutest swimsuits for the Summer. Littles in swimsuits are just too cute!
Winter is in full swing around the country but today in San Diego it was anything but cold. The kids and I took advantage of the 75 degree temperature and went for a stroll around our local market. The sun and the fresh air is just what I needed after being stuck inside for days with this year’s winter cold.
Since my kids are well out of the toddler stage, I have happily gotten rid of all of my strollers. But my 5 year old daughter Gwen still has her baby dolls that go everywhere with us. She brings a stroller everywhere we go for her “babies.” They are part of our family, so why shouldn’t they ride in style? She loves this lemon green doll stroller from Triokid. It’s the perfect size for her and it’s so stylish. The handle is adjustable so the stroller will grow with her. I love how it’s lightweight and can fold-up so it can really go anywhere with us. Right now Triokid is offering a 15% discount off their green stroller just for Babiekins readers. Go to Amazon.com and use the code: SS2017TK. Wouldn’t this stroller make a great Valentine’s Day gift for your little one?
On a rainy NYC afternoon, Lucas had a few of his adorable buddies over and we decided to play dress up with Sapling Child. Designed in Australia (and made in India from fair trade) from 100% organic cotton, I’m pretty smitten with the beautiful, whimsical designs and patterns for both boys and girls. Don’t get me started on the baby collection – the bubble suits…holy cuteness! They also recently launched a designer collaboration with the amazing celebrity mama Jaime King.
Sapling Child has pretty much nailed the perfect collection for the kiddos. Comfort with style. You can shop the entire collection here as well as follow along on Instagram for updates, new items, and seriously adorable kiddos.
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 Drum 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. 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.