Momkins // Easy Breezy

Nothing beats an evening on the Bay surrounded by family.  The breeze, the salty air, the sailboats as they cruise by; its all magical.  I like to wear simple sundresses that are light and feminine and perfect for dancing around the shoreline. A classic sundress is versatile enough to throw over a swimsuit and to take you into the night hours, which means less hassle and more time to play!   A Pizza picnic and a stroll through the palms and you have yourself the recipe for a wonderful Summer night.  Shouldn’t all Summer evenings be about the easy breezy and simple living with your Babiekins?!

Babiekins Magazine | Free People Summer Dress

Babiekins Magazine | Free People Summer Dress

Babiekins Magazine | Free People Summer Dress

Babiekins Magazine | Free People Summer Dress

Babiekins Magazine | Free People Summer Dress

Babiekins Magazine | Free People Summer Dress

Momkins // Easy Breezy

 

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Mom//
Embroidered Floral Dress and strappy bralette from Free People
Wool Hat and Triangle necklace from Forever21

Baby//
Checkered Baby Shoes from Vans
Striped Romper from Remie and Co

 

 

 

 

 

Momkins // Floral and Turquoise

A  floral shift dress and Turquoise jewelry (or anything Turqouise) is my favorite Summer uniform.  Turquoise reminds me of all the tropical vacations that I dream about daily, and a good floral frock is always a must.  Pick bold and oversized floral patterns with a dark background so the colors pop.  This will make your  dress have a more modern vibe, and be less “borrowed from my grandma’s closet”.   I love pairing shorter dresses with neutral suede or leather booties or sandals to keep it grounded and not too girly.   Or! Even better, forget the shoes and go barefoot and dance away with your babiekins on the sand at the beach!  Summer is here, horray!

Momkins // Florals and Turquoise

Babiekins Magazine | Floral Shift Dress

Babiekins Magazine | Floral Shift Dress

Babiekins Magazine | Floral Shift Dress

 

Babiekins Magazine | Floral Shift Dress

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Floral Dress from Free People
Suede Booties from Sam Edelman
Bar Necklaces from James Michelle

 

 

Momkins // Of One Tribe

Guest post by Niki Worthen. Follow Niki’s styling adventures on Instagram.

There are few things I find more beautiful than the bond between a mother and her children. Our incredible love for each other is what binds us. It was my goal to artistically, yet realistically capture those intense emotions of love and belonging. I also wanted to create a literal representation of our family bond, thus our Of One Tribe story was born.

Babiekins Magazine|Momkins//Of One Tribe

Babiekins Magazine|Momkins//Of One Tribe

Babiekins Magazine|Momkins//Of One Tribe

Babiekins Magazine|Momkins//Of One Tribe

Babiekins Magazine|Momkins//Of One Tribe

Babiekins Magazine|Momkins//Of One Tribe

Babiekins Magazine|Momkins//Of One Tribe

Babiekins Magazine|Momkins//Of One Tribe

Art direction and styling by Niki Worthen| Photography by Brittany LeSueur

Clothing from: Ascot + Hart, Pippy Lou Boutique, Gap

Momkins // One Look 3 Ways

I’m a loyal skinny jean fan. My trusty 501’s are so beat up they’re practically falling apart. But I adore them.

With a little trepidation I moved the skinny fit denim aside to make room for some flares and embrace the summer 70’s vibes. Here’s how I’ve been styling mine… I think I’m converted.

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Outfit One // Headscarf  Twenty 8 Twelve | Sunglasses Prada | T Shirt High Waist Flares  Topshop |  Espadrilles Kurt Geiger | Jacket Zara TRF

Outfit Two // Sunglasses Prada | T Shirt High Waist Flares Topshop | Slouchy Knit Zara | Sliders Nike

Outfit Three // Sunglasses MiuMiu | Check Shirt River Island | Slogan Tee Print Liberation | High Waist Flares Topshop | Bag Zara | Solid Wood Wedges Vintage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Momkins // Hey Pretty Mama: Richelle Cote

I had the pleasure of meeting Richelle Cote, the woman behind “Neighborhood Collective”, back in March. Richelle and I became friends on social media long before, so I was thrilled when we were finally able to meet in person.  We played on the beach with our kids, and chatted away about all things fashion, motherhood, and marriage.  She is as real as they come, and empowers other women with her easy sense of motherhood and style.

Tell us about Neighborhood Collective and why you started it?

“Neighborhood Collective” is an host company for creative gatherings in the San Diego area.  As a mother, I felt something was missing.  I desired a real connection with women that shared the same passions as I did.  After sharing my feelings with a few close friends, I discovered this was a common desire among many women. There were others that wanted a time and place where they could connect and make relationships with those that shared their love of fashion, food and art.  This is where the idea of Neighborhood Collective stemmed. I wanted to create gatherings that could bring us all together. One creative meeting place to do what we all love! Talk, create, and be inspired by interesting individuals that share a common thread.

What is the first thing you do in the morning?

I’m woken up by one of my kiddos. With no time to “slowly wake-up”, I dash off to the kitchen to make them breakfast and start a pot of coffee. My mornings are usually spent on the couch in our sunroom or outside sipping my coffee topped with whipped cream and cinnamon while the kids play.

Define your personal style.

My style is eclectic and changes depending on my mood for the day.  I tend to be attracted to a more “boho loose fitting style” that is reminiscent of the 70s.  I enjoy band tees, distressed denim, kimonos, leather jackets, shift dresses, and fun items that add a unique look to any outfit.

What are the top three pieces in your closet you can’t live without?

Black distressed jeggings from American Eagle
HATS!!!!
Lace up Madewell sandals
Gap black leather boots
Birkenstocks
Black leather jacket

What inspires you?

I’m inspired by other women; social media has opened up a whole new world and it’s so fun. I LOVE following along and watching how other women create art, raise their children, spend their time, and embrace life.  Everyday I scroll the photos of women I follow from all around the world and I’m inspired. I get to witness different cultures right at my fingertips and it truly encourages me to look for the beauty in everything.  It can be hard at times because it makes me want more (whether it’s travel, fashion, art, home decor or cooking amazing meals) but honestly, it’s not a bad thing to have a flame lit beneath you to try new things and work toward goals.

Where is your favorite go-to-place to shop?

Urban Outfitters
Free People
Zara
Forever 21

How did becoming a mom change you?

Honestly, I don’t believe I have changed that much. I am blessed that I still can enjoy all the things I loved before having kids, only now I have to bring a lot more snacks along!  I’ve learned to have more patience and grace. I tell myself again and again “a messy house filled with kid’s toys is a loved house, and it doesn’t make you a messy person.”  I feel like I am always cleaning and doing laundry and some days it’s overwhelming.  I am working hard to embrace it, the days are moving fast and I know I am going to miss them. I’m blessed to have parents and in-laws close.  They help out with the kids and take them overnight so my hubby and I can still date and really concentrate on enjoying one another.  My husband is also great at encouraging me to schedule “me time.”  Usually this includes shopping, errands, coffee dates with girlfriends or Target outings (shopping alone is my love language).

Babiekins Magazine | Boho Mama

Babiekins Magazine | Boho Mama

Babiekins Magazine | Boho Mama

Babiekins Magazine | Boho Mama

Babiekins Magazine | Boho Mama

Babiekins Magazine | Boho Mama

Editors Note: I love How Richelle has the perfect eclectic balance in her style.  She adds a little feminine touch with fur and lace, but accents it with bohemian pieces and classic tailored cuts that can be seen in her denim and hats.  She is equal parts rad and graceful, and definitely a mama you want to know!

Richelle Cote|Blog|Instagram|Neighborhood Collective

Momkins // Not Without My Mini: Mommy and Me Style

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If you saw my last post, you might already know that twinning is a big hit in our family. This time, I decided to take it to the next level and match outfits with my mini! I think it’s super cute and she feels extra special whenever she gets to dress like mommy. If you don’t know yet what you are going to be wearing for mother’s day, think about matching or color coordinating outfits with your kids. I can guarantee you some very cute pictures and lots of sparkle in their eyes!

Credits // On Me: Sweatshirt: Shana | Sunglasses: Zara | White Denim: Zara | Sneakers: Primark // on Lola: Sweatshirt: Shana | Shorts: Zara Kids | Socks: h&m | Boots: Calzados Bermúdez

Momkins // Bohemian Inspired Mother’s Day

BabiekinsMag // Momkins // A Bohemian Mother's Day

BabiekinsMag // Momkins // A Bohemian Mother's Day

BabiekinsMag // Momkins // A Bohemian Mother's Day

BabiekinsMag // Momkins // A Bohemian Mother's Day

Being a mother is such a wonderful gift and a big, yet rewarding responsibility. This year Mother’s day is extra special for me because it is my very first one with my sweet son in my arms. Last year around this time I had just found out that I was pregnant; it’s wild how fast time flies. I wanted to wear something that was unique and beautiful to signify this special day. I was also looking for something that is easy to nurse in, flattering and eye catching and I think this beautiful maxi dress from Raga fit the bill perfectly! It is thin and flowy and has that ‘just throw it on and go but still look totally chic’ look which, lets face it, is every moms dream right?! I love the vintage feel of this easy-going gauzy dress; it gets an A+ in my book!

Happy Mother’s Day to all you mamas out there!

Details | Boots: Frye Company | Dress: Raga | Sunglasses: Amazon |

Momkins // Diner Date

Guest post by Julia Arielle Cox of Darling Juliet.

Dresses with a retro flair are perfect for casual dates. Belted silhouettes and short sleeves are flattering to almost all body types. The full skirt adds a bit of flirty fun. This dress in particular, has a very cool NYC toile pattern that gives the retro style a funky edge. What are you wearing on your next date?

Babiekins Magazine|Momkins//Diner Date

Babiekins Magazine|Momkins//Diner Date

Babiekins Magazine|Momkins//Diner Date

Babiekins Magazine|Momkins//Diner Date

Babiekins Magazine|Momkins//Diner Date

Credits//Dress: Modcloth| Jacket: Noisy May| Sunglasses: CHOIES|Shoes: Target

Momkins // 70’s Inspired

Babiekinsmag // Momkins // 70s Inspired

Babiekinsmag // Momkins // 70s Inspired

Babiekinsmag // Momkins // 70s Inspired

Babiekinsmag // Momkins // 70s Inspired

Babiekinsmag // Momkins // 70s Inspired

Something about warmer weather just brings out the inner hippie in me. I love the way flowy tops, wide legged jeans and giant round sunglasses just convey that easy, breezy summertime feeling. I believe that bell bottoms are universally flattering and these super flares in white denim is undeniably fresh and just right for summer! This boxy blouse is one of my favorite pieces currently with its retro cut collar and relaxed fit. Of course, the only shoes that seemed right for this outfit were my trusty vintage inspired clogs and to polish it all off, some giant round sunglasses. 1970s boho mama!

Details: Bell Bottoms: Free People | Blouse: H&M | Clogs: Similar pair here |  Sunglasses: Amazon |

Momkins// One Plain White Tee, Three Ways

I love having essential pieces to wear that have endless versatility. The good ole’ plain white tee is one of those basics that everyone goes to time and time again.  I love a beautifully soft  and oversized fitting tee as the backbone for several outfits that have been on repeat lately.  Running errands all morning (sound familiar?) and it’s black and white for the win.  A flowy white tee, with worn in black denim and sneakers.  Next up,  a quick lunch date with the hubs, in between meetings for him and school pick-ups for me.  I go for silky printed shorts, that also double as “feel like I am still in pjs” comfort. Bonus!  Add in some lace-up sandals and a leather clutch to keep it polished, yet still casual.  Then comes  swimming lessons and pool play-time with the kids after school.  This tee can work as a great swimsuit coverup, which is perfect for endless Summer days in the near future!

Babiekins Magazine |Momkins// One White Tee, Three Ways

Babiekins Magazine |Momkins// One White Tee, Three Ways

Babiekins Magazine |Momkins// One White Tee, Three Ways

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Babiekins Magazine |Momkins// One White Tee, Three Ways

 

Babiekins Magazine |Momkins// One White Tee, Three Ways

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White Top from Scout and Cloth
Black Destroyed Denim and White Braided Necklace from Free People

Black Suede Sneakers from Brooks

Silk Printed shorts from Spell Designs

Black Sandals from Matisse 

Black Leather Clutch from Forever21

Head Turban from I Wear the Headress

High-Waisted Swim Bottoms from Amuse Society

Flip Flops Sandals from Target

Beach Bag from Nena and Co

Bar Necklaces and Cuff Ring from James Michelle

Momkins // Ankle Flares

BabiekinsMag // Momkins // Ankle Flares

BabiekinsMag // Momkins // Ankle Flares

BabiekinsMag // Momkins // Ankle Flares

BabiekinsMag // Momkins // Ankle Flares

BabiekinsMag // Momkins // Ankle Flares

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I am totally digging these flared ankle jeans right now! This trend is so flattering and so easy to wear with anything. It takes your everyday jeans to the next level; somehow just bringing that hem up a few inches totally gives a simple staple a fresh look.  I love these jeans for all the shoe options you could go for; gladiator sandals peeking out, platform booties, ankle cowboy boots, the possibilities are endless! The ankle flare trend is a nod to the 70s but also keeps that modern Alexa Chung style we all love. I paired mine with a simple black tunic and some chunky ankle boots, a big hat and some boho jewelry. Lets hope this trend stays around for a while!

Details- | Jeans: Asos , More here, here | Shirt: Thrifted | Boots: Jeffrey Campbell ‘Puget’ | Necklace: Secrets of the Tribe | Hat: Lack of Color |

Momkins // One-Piece Wonder

There is something so wondrous about a jumper.  Easy to throw on and look put together, means more time for important things, not standing in my closet thinking “what do I wear?”.   My favorite jumper is from Flynn Skye, and it can take me from daytime at the park, to nighttime date with my baby daddy in a flash.  Bell Bottom Hem and drawstring waist, mean easy breezy comfort with a very flattering fit.  The perfect staple for Spring and Summer…so jump to it and hop on the one-piece bandwagon!

Babiekins Magazine | Flynn Skye Jumper

Babiekins Magazine | Flynn Skye Jumper

Babiekins Magazine | Flynn Skye Jumper

Babiekins Magazine | Flynn Skye Jumper

Babiekins Magazine | Flynn Skye Jumper

Babiekins Magazine | Flynn Skye Jumper

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Floral Jumper from Flynn Skye
Maxi Cardigan from Free People
Bar Necklaces and Cuff Ring from James Michelle