As we look ahead to spring days filled with golden light, we are coveting fresh neutrals with little tropical accents.
Art has always been a big part of who I am as a person and I have made it a priority to share that love with my kids. We have been exploring different art museums and exhibits around the city ever since they were old enough to know not to touch and destroy. Art has really been a great parenting tool that I love to use when teaching them the importance of individuality and respecting each others differences. Art teaches them diversity and expands their view of the world with each new piece. As we walk around museums I encourage them to ask questions. What do they see? What do they feel when looking at a certain painting. At the end we pick our favorite piece and write down the name of the artist. We then research the artist at home and talk about the type of art they do, wether its similar or different to the piece we liked. The Broad is definitely one of our favorite art museums in Los Angeles. It has a great open layout for kids to roam freely and not feel so constricted with tons of interactive features to keep them following along.
Credits // Dress: Zara // Jean Jacket: Old Navy // Necklace: Charming Charlie // Shoes: Target
“Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom. They just open up & turn toward the light & that makes them beautiful. ” -Jim Carrey
Credits // 01. Jumper: The Animals Observatory by Orange Mayonnaise | 02. Sweater: The Animals Observatory by Smallalble, Overall: Zara | 03. Skirt left: Zara, Jumper left: Bobo Choses by Orange Mayonnaise, Jumper & Skirt right: The Animals Observatory by Orange Mayonnaise | 04. Jumper: Bobo Choses by Orange Mayonnaise | 05. Jumper & Skirt right: The Animals Observatory by Orange Mayonnaise | 07. Pants: Mini Rodini by Orange Mayonnaise, Sweater: Zara | 08. Sweater left: Bobo Choses by Smallable, T-Shirt: Rylee Cru by Smallable, Cardigan: The Animals Observatory by Smallable | 09. Pants: Mini Rodini by Orange Mayonnaise, Sweater: Zara | 10. Overall & Blouse by Zara | 11. Sweater: The Animals Observatory by Smallable | 12. Jumper: Bobo Choses by Orange Mayonnaise | 13. Sweater: Bobo Choses by Smallable, Skirt: Zara | 14. Jumper: The Animals Observatory by Orange Mayonnaise | 15. Skirt left: Louis & Louise by Smallable, Sweater left: Zara, Jumper right: Bobo Choses by Orange Mayonnaise
Inspired by David A. Carter’s pop up book, this editorial transports us to a vibrant realm filled with fun shapes. The styling is stellar and we are loving the primary hues.
Clothing//Benetton, Little Marc Jacobs, KNKNY, Yporque, Billieblush, Zara, Tinycottons, Neck&Neck, Buho Barcelona, Converse, Chloe
I had so much fun dressing little miss Isla up in some outfits that I think are so sweet for the summer. For the first look, I paired two soft cotton pieces together, a wrap top and a maxi skirt. For the top, I chose a color that coordinated with the print on the skirt but didn’t match exactly. Both materials were a luxuriously soft and gauzy cotton. I added a silk floral scarf for interest at the neckline since the wrap top has a v- style cut. My friend and photographer (and Isla’s mommy) glued a Frida patch onto a visor and I think this really gave the outfit a punch of fun. I chose a wooden clog with bright laces which coordinated with the color of the visor. This was actually an on set decision. Sometimes you plan every detail of an outfit, and sometimes things just come together on set.
For the second look, which I think is a great brunch or dinner look, I paired a heavy pinafore with a light silk blouse. To make what could be a formal outfit a little quirkier, I mixed a floral print with a monochrome lightening bolt and bird print. A geometric headband pulls color from the silk shirt. A large bowling style bag picks up on the monochrome and bird print from the pinafore. Suede teal shoes and striped mustard crew socks balance the colors found in the shirt.
Isla’s mommy picked out an adorable bikini and I paired with a simple skirt that accented the colors found in the bikini. An adorable straw hat added to the tropical vibe. Isla’s mommy also brought the funky gold chain and the stuffed animal (donkey?), which totally added a whimsical touch.
Have fun when styling summer outfits. Mix patterns, brands, and textures.
I was shopping for my little Cruz this last weekend and found myself wandering into the girls section (I have three boys) and found this Paraiso jacket from Zara and couldn’t resist getting it for him.
I also ended up getting some tiger leggings and a tiger shirt (also in the girls section) and it’s something I need to do more! There are so many unisex options out there that we all tend to look past because we simply don’t look!
What are your favorite shops to get your kiddos wardrobe spring ready?
Jacket and Tee : Zara | Shorts: Target | Shoes : Ladida