Lil’ Stylekins // La Coqueta

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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!

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Images // Nicole Gonzalez

Lil’Stylekins//Americana

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!

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Babiekins Magazine|Lil'Stylekins//Americana

Babiekins Magazine|Lil'Stylekins//Americana

Babiekins Magazine|Lil'Stylekins//Americana

Babiekins Magazine|Lil'Stylekins//Americana

Babiekins Magazine|Lil'Stylekins//Americana

Babiekins Magazine|Lil'Stylekins//Americana

Babiekins Magazine|Lil'Stylekins//Americana

Babiekins Magazine|Lil'Stylekins//Americana

Credits // Kaylee: Sunglasses: Forever 21 | Halter: Moss & Mountain | Shorts: Gap | Shoes: Converse | Justin: Shirt: Don Dom Apparel | Shorts: H&M | Sandals: Rainbow

Lil’Stylekins//Little Dancer

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!

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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.

Lil’Stylekins // Jaden & Zaire

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.

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Lil'Stylekins//Jaden & Zaire

Lil'Stylekins//Jaden & Zaire

Lil'Stylekins//Jaden & Zaire

Lil'Stylekins//Jaden & Zaire

Lil'Stylekins//Jaden & Zaire

Lil'Stylekins//Jaden & Zaire

Lil'Stylekins//Jaden & Zaire

Photography:Michelle Wilson |Styling: Dominique Maries & Abena Bonsu|Models: Jaden & Zaire

Clothing//Old Navy, Zara, Adidas, Converse, H&M, Little Mismatched, Kyla’s Closet Boutique

Lil’Stylekins // Moon Fries Romper

We’re off to the racetrack! Just kidding, Carter barely tops 3-kilometres an hour. But that doesn’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 winner’s podium every time!

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Credits // Hat: Joe Fresh | Cardigan: American Apparel | Romper: Moon Fries | Sandals: Salt Water Sandals

Lil’ Stylekins // Cactus Love

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!

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Credits // Bow: Pin Pretty | Glasses: Fjs Popshop | Necklace: James Michelle | Dress: Supayana | Sandles: H&M

Lil’ Stylekins // A Strawberry Summer

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I am just loving the fruity, sweet prints from Hugo Loves Tiki this season. Paired with a seriously awesome pair of denim shorts from I Dig Denim and you have a match made in summer heaven! Seriously this combo has been taking us everywhere from playdates to the park to fairs all over NYC. Sweet summer days are here!

Tank from Hugo Loves Tiki | Shorts from I Dig Denim | Sandals from Osh Kosh

Images // Nicole Gonzalez

 

Lil’ Stylekins // Auckland Adventures

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In our home town of Auckland here in New Zealand, winter has arrived so it’s all about layering the children at the moment. It was also Queen’s Birthday weekend here and a long weekend so are some fun activities happening around the city to celebrate. We went and explored the big smoke today and the winter sunshine came out to play.

We found a festival down at the Wharfs and visited our Maritime Museum for the first time, it was fun finding new places that the children loved right here on our front door, we were venturing inside and out so they were losing and gaining layers all day, and guess who has to carry them.

We love supporting small New Zealand online shops that talented Mums with children of their own have set up to be able to stay at home with their children so most of the kids clothing are brought from these smart Mums.

Credits//Clothing from: Beau Loves, Bobo Choses, Gifted Lil’ Ones, Mini melissa, Minidressing, Carbon Soldier, Bella and Lace.
Online NZ Shops: sobeaubaby, beaumondebabe, carbonsoldierchildrenswear, littlewhimsynz, coandminii

Lil’Stylekins // Popsicle Playdates

Guest post by Vicky van Blerck .

For some of us, the end of the school year is approaching and with that comes a lot of playdates. And popsicle playdates, of course. What’s better than a house filled with silly and happy kids?

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Babiekins Magazine|Popsicle Playdates

Babiekins Magazine|Popsicle Playdates

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Babiekins Magazine|Popsicle Playdates

Babiekins Magazine|Popsicle Playdates

Babiekins Magazine|Popsicle Playdates

Credits//Clothing & Accessories from: Zara, Collegien, Petit Jule, PinPretty

Lil Stylekins // Sport Luxe

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I’m in a ‘Sport Luxe’ phase this season. My eye for the classic shapes with interesting details, easy to wear colour ways and mix of fabrics has moved onto the boy’s wardrobe. Going into summer we’ve swapped our hi tops and boots for retro inspired sliders. Having got a pair for myself; I just couldn’t resist some mini versions. Mixing them up with ripped denim and raglan sleeves for a sport inspired look.

I love the 80’s vibe of this combination, he loves the comfort. We’ll call that a win!

 

 

Lil’Stylekins // A Little Festival Wanderlust

Guest post by Jessica Smart of The Littles Life.

As I’m sure you already know, music fests are officially in full swing! Though we’d love to attend one, that probably wont happen anytime soon, but we can pretend right? I’m always drawn to the bohemian, free bird, hippie styles inspired by music festivals! All the florals, fringe, sundresses, floppy hats, flower crowns, and gladiator sandals have me craving to travel and take part! If you haven’t already noticed, festival styles have taken on their own category in fashion. Even celebrities like Cara Delevingne, Kate Moss, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Solange Knowles are rocking the look! Clearly, you don’t have to actually go to a music fest to get in on the fun styles! It was fun dressing Nyah up like we were on our way to Coachella. We even got some dancing in!

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Babiekins Magazine|Fashionkins//A Little Festival Wanderlust

Babiekins Magazine|Fashionkins//A Little Festival Wanderlust

Babiekins Magazine|Fashionkins//A Little Festival Wanderlust

Babiekins Magazine|Fashionkins//A Little Festival Wanderlust

Photos:Eric Boehnlein|Dress: Zara|Flower crown:Forever 21|Sandals: K&Elphy