Holidays parties are in full swing and shopping for the kids doesn’t have to be a chore! Pick a color theme and pair pieces accordingly, or keep it clean and simple with a crisp winter white! Add a touch of sparkle with a gold skirt or accessories! You can freshen up the current wardrobe by styling with some fun socks and lacey flats or maybe invest in one stand-out piece, like a furry capelet, that can be worn until Spring! A little sparkle can go a long way and so can creativity!
Bright whites are combined with modern and classic silhouettes in this fashion story set in Madrid, Spain. We are totally digging the contrasts between the fresh whites and textural botanicals.
Clothing// Zara Kids, H&M, Lefties, Pablosky, Susanitas Kids, Catimini, Vitivic, Z Girls, Primark
Classic neutrals are always a great staple for the summer. Whether you are spending your summer in a seaside town or in the country, creamy white, taupe and gray will keep your babiekins looking fresh.
Photography & Styling: Joanna Depa| Hair & Makeup by Amanda Markoya| Emilia and Rachel: Future Faces NYC
Credits//Clothing from: Ermanno Scervino, Melijoe, Mayoral from Lou, Chloe, MarMar Copenhagen, Pepe Jeans, Tuchinda, Ode to Jeune, Suoak, Zara, Tuchinda, Ermanno Scervino from Melijoe, Tuchinda, Velveteen, Lou, Imoga
Guest post by Anna Whitworth.
Its crispiness and simplicity never cease to deliver, be it a work meeting, project presentation, dinner with the in-laws or Saturday’s brunch with the girlfriends, a white shirt will always make you look good. I love them, I cannot stop buying them and I own quite a few of them. They are first runner-up to the white t-shirts as far as quantity goes. At first, I was not always such a fan, I remember the days back in elementary school when we had to wear a white button-up to every school ceremony, a sea of student-penguins is what we were. I think that is when my rebellious (or defiant as I like to call it) soul started resenting the white stiffness of the perceived uniform.
But now as I matured a bit, being in the prime of my youth (hey it is all in one’s head, says my 69 year old father- thriving 21 at heart) I perceive them as an A plus answer to every dressing-up test question one may have for me! Need something for a Friday night cocktails–white shirt and leather (if you are poor like me pleather) pants and heals are a perfect combo (additional bonus if they have ultraviolet lights in da house, I tested and nothing draws more smiles and fist bumps than half of you glowing in the dark). Need something for a quick lunch with your girlfriends on a Sunday afternoon? White button-up and a pair of boyfriend jeans will do! I promise that you will look like you got this, effortlessly and with this surprising, duh-kind of wow-factor. So lets uniform unite, white button-ups we go!
What’s more fun than drinking from a normal stripey straw? Drinking from a stripey straw that’s been decked out for the holidays, that’s what. Give your sips and snacks a little pizzazz by adding some sparkle to create these 4th of July Sparkler Drinking Straws.
- red & blue striped straws
- silver tinsel
- hot glue gun
Start by cutting a small piece of tinsel. Cut carefully as this stuff can shed tinsel strands easily.
Place a small dollop of hot glue onto the straw about 1/3 down from the top.
Before the hot glue dries, wrap the small strip of tinsel around the straw and press the ends down into the glue.
Wait for the glue to dry (it’s quick!), and admire. That’s it!
Stick the straws in some cute bottled soda, or snip them down and place them in cupcakes. Whatever you use them for, they’ll definitely make anything Independence Day-ready!
They’re so cute, I may just have to hoard them all for myself. Now go and get your glue guns, folks. Happy Independence Day!
photography & styling // Lexy Ward of The Proper Pinwheel
Oh how I love white! Not only for my wardrobe, but also in my house… all my walls are white, and if I could choose all by myself, I would have all my furniture, floors and home accessories in white too! About the clothes… when dressing for summer, adding a white piece can never go wrong. It always gives your look a clean and crisp touch. Mixing white, grey and blue radiates a nice, fresh feel. The organic leggings from Diapers & Milk are perfect for achieving the look I was thinking about for my babe. You know I like some twinning with my kiddos, so I added a little mama-fashion too…
Photographs // tumblr and myself
It’s hard to believe, but the 4th of July is right around the corner. With that, comes all the fun projects and parties! These 4th of July Sprinkle Fireworks are the perfect addition to a summer soiree for the kids OR the adults! They’re flame-less so they’re safe for all ages and they make the ice cream eating easy! (Not that it wasn’t easy already.)
They’re made by simply decorating empty push pop cups with colorfully patterned paper and double-stick tape! Once they’re wrapped, fill them with sprinkles and you’re set!
I can envision this working for a slew of different holidays. Perhaps some silver & gold sprinkles for New Year’s Eve?
It’s the perfect way to get kids feeling patriotic and it will help everyone stay cool! To see more pictures and the full detailed how-to, visit the Shop Sweet Lulu blog! You can also purchase everything you need for this project in their shop!
4th of July Sprinkle Fireworks // Styling & Photography Credit: Stevie Pattyn of Shop Sweet Lulu