Featurekins // Velveteen AW14

 

Elizabeth Pettey Photography for Babiekins Magazine Blog // Velveteen AW14

Elizabeth Pettey Photography for Babiekins Magazine Blog // Velveteen AW14

Elizabeth Pettey Photography for Babiekins Magazine Blog // Velveteen AW14

Elizabeth Pettey Photography for Babiekins Magazine Blog // Velveteen AW14

Elizabeth Pettey Photography for Babiekins Magazine Blog // Velveteen AW14

Elizabeth Pettey Photography for Babiekins Magazine Blog // Velveteen AW14

 

Even as Summer’s greatest fan, I have to admit that Velveteen’s dreamy soft fabrics and beautiful details make anticipating Autumn/Winter a bit more fun!

Credits // PHOTOGRAPHY Elizabeth Pettey | MODELS Caylee and Raeleigh

 

Fashionkins// Summer Vibes

Fashionkins// Summer Vibes

Fashionskins// Summer Vibes

Fashionkins// Summer Vibes

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Fashionkins// Summer Vibes

Clothing// Dotty Drop Waist Dress by Zippity Do Da on Florence// Little Chandie Dress by Lilly Pulitzer on Poppy// The Chicken Dress by Zippity Do Da and The Kate Dress by Cordelia Clothing on Hazle// Sailing Dress by Zippity Do Da on Drennon// Isabella Dress by Cordelia Clothing on Weeze

Accessories// Shoes by Tiny Toms and Hat by Of One Sea on Poppy// Shoes by Converse on Hazle and Weeze// Shoes by Native and Hat by Of One Sea on Drennon// All shoes available at Tootsie’s

Skateboards// Penny Skateboards// Salty’s Board Shop

Styling and Photography// Allie Mood

Photography// Mary Royall Wilgis

Location// Hipwazee and El Burrito

 

 

Partykins // A Circus-Themed Birthday Party

 

Birthday parties are my favorite kind of parties. Scratch that. I just like to have an excuse to decorate and go crazy! That’s exactly what I did when a client asked for help with her daughter’s circus-themed birthday bash. Her daughter is a bit of a tomboy and she knew that pink just wasn’t going to cut it for her. A circus-theme can be perfectly gender-neutral and fun. With vintage candy-filled goody bags, a simple cake, and some animal masks, this party really took on a life of its own!

Partykins // A Circus-themed Birthday Party

Partykins // A Circus-themed Birthday Party

I was lucky enough to live near a Michael’s crafts that had dollar bins filled to the brim with circus-themed paper goods. Naturally, I bought out almost the entire collection. These animal cards served as the perfect invitation for guests. They also doubled as frame-able favors for the party-goers.

Partykins // A Circus-themed Birthday Party

Partykins // A Circus-themed Birthday Party

Partykins // A Circus-themed Birthday Party

No circus party is complete without Ring of Fire Cupcakes. To make them, just twist red and gold pipe cleaner together and form a circle. Place the circle on the top of each cupcake and put a small plastic lion (found at your local craft or toy store) in the center!

Partykins // A Circus-themed Birthday Party

Partykins // A Circus-themed Birthday Party

To me, a circus has a sort of “vintage” feel so we just had to have some vintage Big Red sodas at every place setting. A stamped luggage tag wrapped around the bottleneck with twine was the perfect personal touch.

Partykins // A Circus-themed Birthday Party

 

Every good party has a photobooth so we created a mini version for the minis. The children took turns jumping in and posing with their animal masks and the pictures were printed out on the spot.
Partykins // A Circus-themed Birthday Party

Partykins // A Circus-themed Birthday Party

Partykins // A Circus-themed Birthday Party

Partykins // A Circus-themed Birthday PartyAnd then of course, the spoils. Everybody went home with a bag filled with all sorts of vintage candies and toys.  Plastic toy animals found at the craft store were spray-painted gold before being tossed in each bag. There were so many simple little details that really helped everything come together! I’d say it was a success!

And I may have walked away with a goody bag or two…

Styling // Lexy Ward of  The Proper Pinwheel

Photography // Ashley Swapp Photography