There are several trends I am excited about in swimwear this summer; recently, I posted a round-up of rainbow swim and today I am sharing Graphic Sayings. I love this trend because it says exactly what your babiekins are thinking. These swimsuits say it all: tiny girl gang; make waves; bonjour; be bold; be nice; sunny; smile a lot; the bestest and dream. No matter what your babiekins’ personality is, there is a swimsuit to say it this summer!
Summer is right around the corner and I can hardly believe this weekend is already Memorial Day Weekend. Summer is my favorite season; I love the sunny hot weather and look forward to taking a vacation and spending time outdoors with my babiekin. My favorite summertime activity with my babiekin is to fly a kite. The sky is the limit with this round-up of fun and colorful kite goodies. Kites are perfect for a sunny & breezy day or to decorate your babiekin’s room.
Enjoy, Fly a Kite & Happy Memorial Day!
When transparent accessories and apparel started popping up last spring it was clear that this trend would continue and evolve which it has: with bright colors, glitter, embellishments, hardware and in unexpected silhouettes. My favorite see-through goodies are in rain-repelling plastic because they are practical as well as stylish and I love that! Your babiekins will love them too and will want every day to be a rainy day with these see-through goodies.
I am super excited to share my favorite dress trend with you – the Sweatshirt Dress! This versatile dress can be dressed up or down and provides the perfect amount of warmth and coziness for the Fall Season. The Sweatshirt Dress is feminine combined with comfort, and I love that! I also love all iterations of the Sweatshirt Dress: allover printed; logo; ruffled; embroidered; graphics and hooded. Your babiekins can wear a Sweatshirt Dress alone or styled with colored tights, leggings or skinny jeans and a Sweatshirt Dress looks very cool worn with a pair of sock sneakers or chunky sneakers. I think you’ll love this comfy dress so much you will be wanting a Sweatshirt Dress for yourself as well!
I love everything about the 4th of July: picnics; parades; barbecues; beaches; fireworks; red, white & blue; stars & stripes; summertime; friends & family and celebrating America. The trends I especially love for this 4th of July are chambray or denim dresses and rompers; American flag graphic tees or fashion tops; novelty sunglasses; straw bags or handwoven baskets as well as adding a little bit of sparkle to your babiekins outfit with a sparkly star headband or sparkly sandals.
This 4th of July I will be celebrating with my friends and family by having a picnic. I can’t wait to wear red, white and blue and to fly a kite with my babiekin! How will you be celebrating 4th of July? Whatever you do, I hope you have a wonderful and safe 4th with your babiekins!
This weekend is Memorial Day Weekend, which signals the start of the Summer Season and I am thinking of sunshine, barbecues, friends & family and Splish Splashing in the water with my babiekin. A few weeks ago I shared a round-up of bright colored swimwear; today I am sharing another trend I am loving this Summer in swimwear: Primary Colors; Stripes & Dots; and Sporty. I love the Sporty Trend because it is both functional and fashionable and looks cute on boys & girls alike – I really love that!
Stay Sporty this Summer & Enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend with your babiekins!
We are SO excited for our friends at Kodomo ! Kodomo is opening it’s second location in Boston very soon. We are so happy for their growth, but not surprised by their success as their collections are so thoughtfully curated. Check out some of their SS17 looks below.
Photography: Josephina Carlier
At Babiekins, we are always very excited to hear about the opening of a new independent children’s boutique. Why? Well, because it means that more people are understanding and appreciating the aesthetic and quality of the designers we admire and adore. Kodomo, owned and operated by Jasmine Punzalan, is a shop that opened on August 4, 2016 in Boston’s historic south end district. Kodomo, which is the Japanese word for child, is the result of Jasmine’s mindful journey from the corporate world to yoga to motherhood. You may read more about this journey on the Kodomo blog.
Jasmine shares with us how she goes about selecting which items and designers to carry at Kodomo, “The foundation of our business is ethically produced, playful & stylish clothing, shoes, and accessories for babies,kids, and tweens. I have met every designer either in person (over dinner, drinks, coffee) or I’ve had 5AM skypes with some of our European designers. It is very important for us to support independent designers who are respectful of our environment and pay their employees fair wages.
We believe kids should be comfortable in their clothing. As moms know, kids don’t like to wear anything itchy or constricting for movement. We also believe that kids shouldn’t be confined to the stereotypical kids style with princesses, trains, pink for girls, blue for boys etc. Much of our selection is unisex. Our store is not separated by boy and girl sections. We fully support kids being creative, playful and to express themselves how they want. If a boy wants to wear a pink tutu, why should he have to go to the “girls section”?”
Jasmine also let us in on which are the top selling items at Kodomo: “Nununu! Especially the ninja hoodies and star dresses, which has been a refreshing change for the otherwise conservative Boston. Mini Rodini. Kids and adults alike are drawn to their fun prints. Atelier Choux baby blankets. We are the first US retailer of this brand from Paris which is 100% organic cotton, made in France and feature whimsical story-book prints. New moms LOVE these. Not only are they beautiful but they are also functional. They can be used as a nursing cover, scarf, swaddle, light weight stroller blanket.”
For their launch, Kodomo collaborated with Josephina Carlier and Katherine Edmunds on a beautiful photo series. Below are a couple of our favorites.
If you are not in Boston, you may also shop online on the Kodomo website.