MOMKINS // Summer Essentials



You may be thinking these are the most simple, obvious elements of summer style ever. You’re right. BUT finding the quality items that last you a lifetime aren’t so obvious. I consider these essentials to all wardrobes and here are the details:


1. A panama hat. Janessa Leone’s quality is pretty incomparable, especially if you are used to getting cheapos. Highly recommend investing in a hat basically made just for you! (Gloria Hat HERE)

2. A great MONOCHROME bikini. Triangl Swimmwear fits fantastic, has a great material, and gives you a sense of modernness compared to the usual over-printed suit. (Indiana Ice Bikini HERE)

3. Simple white tee. I used to op-out and just have a ton of plain white tee’s from Forever 21. (Which always end up with holes and feel like sand paper.) I finally invested in a T by Alexander Wang and will never go back. This is ACNE Men’s. Great quality and oversized! (Limit Cotton TShirt HERE)

4. Delicate gold pieces. Switch them for your chunky rings and find so much more versatility. (Open Hex HERE, Open Thin HERE)

5. The slip on. If you can’t swoon over the Birkenstock, these Jeffrey Campbell’s still give you the idea of dressing up when you’re not! (Gold Bar Sandal HERE)

6. Perfectly cut shorts. These aren’t those high-waisted, butt cheek baring kind. One Teaspoon’s denim quality is amazing and these have a deceiving vintage look. Plus, they’re 30& OFF today at One Teaspoon’s Home Site!! (Outlaw Denim HERE)


Now for a Panama hat for the kiddos!! This can barely be considered a DIY, it requires no sewing & about 2 minutes! Here is how I fix up the tacky prints you find on kid’s hats today.


You can find leather and Barge Cement at Tandy’s Leather and other leather good stores. A lot of time they are even willing to give away their scraps! These two hats are different, the finished product is a fedora from Target.




Posted by Kaityn

MOMKINS // Spring Mood


Images via & Pinterest

Spring is here and so are those sweet pastels. My mantra is incorporating these pretty hues in with care. I never touch my foundation (my main pieces), but instead add them in the beauty department and with minor accessory touches. Some blush shoes here, baby gold accessories there, full on pastel mask on top. I’m loving the monochrome look and going for it. Midi skirts, too. Need more stimulation? Here is my Spring Shopping Guide.

If you are gearing up for those religious holiday’s coming up, this is a great resource as well. I will be in full midi uniform for our Passover!


Posted by Kaitlyn