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Angle: Crème de la crème of Rain Boots!

22 May

Aigle

I can’t believe how much my kids have grown in the past year. I just bought them a whole new wardrobe less than six months ago but nothing fits them anymore! They’ve both had a massive growth spurt so this mama is going to have to forget about any new summer pieces for herself ‘cause all my pennies are going into their wardrobe.

Aigle

And I’m currently at raingear. It’s raining like crazy here for the last few weeks and Tila is complaining about her current rain boots being to small. Of course.
We’ve been faithful fans of Aigle’s for about four years now and we’re staying ones. I’ve tried a couple other brands (not sure why) but they always started to leak at some point. Aigle boots – never! It must be because they are handcrafted.

Aigle

And although I love their iconic one-color boots the most, Tila of course prefers prints. She currently has them in Liberty Pink print but I have my eyes set on their newest Rain Drops. The raindrops are actually white but isn’t it the coolest idea painting them yourself? I love it!

Ps. They also have the most beautiful adult line, make sure to take a tour around the shop!
 

Blue Jane Clothing Co.

20 May

Blue Jane Clothing Co

My favorite summer pieces for Tila must be dresses. They are not only super convenient as they take the least time to dress but they can also be so easily mixed and matched with all kinds of different shoes and cute cardigans. And when you find the cutest one like these from Blue Jane Clothing Co you’ll want to avoid any kind of extra layers of clothing!

Blue Jane Clothing Co

Blue Jane Clothing Co

Danielle Colby from South Carolina, US is the goldenfinger behind it all as she’s the one that handcrafts all the pieces you can find in her Bigcartel boutique. I honestly have the hardest time deciding on my favorite pieces but the selection above had me at hello!
 

Rylee + Cru

28 Apr

Rylee + Cru

I have the Rylee + Cru in my bookmarks for quite some time now and I just went to take a little peek at their new collection and was blown away! I think I love every single thing. Noy only their clothes but also the prints and the cutest little shout backpack – I want it all!

Rylee + Cru

Rylee + Cru

The company is the brainchild of a Canadian illustrator Kelli Murray who was inspired by her own kids and wanted to design a unique artistic collection for kids aged 0 – 2 and offer comfortable shapes and soft fabrics that make dressing easy for the little one and his mama!

Rylee + Cru

Rylee + Cru

Her clothes are hand-dyed and made locally in California
 

Clotaire Shoes: High Quality but Affordable!

27 Apr

Clotaire

I’m shopping for summer shoes for Tila and I stumbled upon Clotaire, a French brand founded by Violaine Belle-Croix and Elsa Vernet with an aim to create well-designed and reasonably priced children’s shoes without the common but so unnecessary tacky details. Their shoes are hand manufactured in Portugal and exclusively sold in their Internet boutique.

I absolutely adore their timeless designs and have already put a few models on my need-to-buy list. And just when I wanted to say that I wish they came in my size I discovered most of them actually do! How amazing is that?
 

New Nadadelazos SS15 and a Huge Sale on Their Previous Collections

9 Apr

Nadadelazos SS15

I won’t even start on how amazing the new collection from Nadadelazos is. Simply because pictures speak louder than words. I love their simple, fun and so kids appealing prints and colors just perfect for the summer.

And the thing I love the most is that their clothes fit for several years. I still have a few pieces left from their first collection that I bought for Tila and even though they have been worn and washed a lot they still look like new. Most of them are waiting on Talan and there is one pair of pants she actually still wears! So a brand definitely worth the investment!

And all their previous collections are reduced by 50% or more, did you know that? I have already robbed most of their stocks. Have you seen baby T in their Leaf Jumpsuit already?
 

Piupia: New Spring/Summer Collection and SALE

30 Mar

Piupia tee and shorts

Have you seen the new spring/summer Piupia collection already? I seriously don’t understand how they do it but every single collection of theirs is so different (and even cuter) than their last one! They don’t really have signature styles or patterns (expect for their brand logo, the Piupia chick) they just surprise us with a brand new range every single time. I love that and I’m always so excited and very impatient to see what are they cooking up next.

Piupia sale

I just went to check their site last week and couldn’t resist grabbing some stuff off of their sales shelves! I’m just so so mad at myself for missing their leggings and and onesies (do you rembember them?) – they are all gone! All! Arrgh!

Piupia Skirt

Talan got this cute sweater and I can’t wait to show it to you – do check my Instagram *wink wink*. But I think we need more pieces from them before the summer. I can just see him in their super darling culottes (how cute is this word? I could say it all day long!) and their mexican inspired tees and what about this donkey vest? I could literally have every single item from this collection. The only thing that bothers me is that Tila is too big for their Donkey Skirt already. What a pitty.
 

Frankey’s: Unique Handmade Kids Clothesand more

25 Mar

Frankeys

I love tiny boutiques with small stocks and unique collections. They usually have the cutest pieces and it’s a special kind of feeling owning something that only a few more other people might.

I recently came across Frankey’s, an online kids boutique founded and ran by Vanessa Blimer and Karina Sandvliet. They have the cutest range of clothes, shoes, accessories and prints for kids from birth and up to about 4 years.

Besides their online boutique, their collection is also available from these retailers
 

Popelin: High Quality and Comfortable Kids Clothes from Spain

9 Mar

Popelin

If I had to choose only one favorite piece of clothing for boys (or babies in general) it would definitely be a romper suit. I absolutely adore them. When Talan was a small baby (I still consider him a baby, but now he’s a big one) I dressed him up in them all the time; matched with a simple onesie and a pair of ribbed tights.

Popelin3

It’s not so easy to find them in sizes over 12 months though. But I managed to find this absolutely amazing Spanish brand Popelin founded in late 2013 by two mothers Cris and Gelen who don’t only have the cutest romper suits that would fit Talan but they have the most amazing collection of vintage inspired clothes for babies and small kids in general.

Popelin

And the two of them don’t only design the entire collection but they actually carry out the whole process from as early as a sketch to the pattern and even the final step; the production is executed by the two of them in their own small atelier in Murcia in Spain! And needless to say they give great effort into producing high quality pieces designed with kids that need comfort in mind.

Popelin

I am absolutely and entirely head over heels for every single piece from their range the only thing that bums me out is the fact Tila wouldn’t fit in any of their designs since their clothes only come in sizes up to 4 years! That needs to change. But in the mean while Talan needs at least one romper suit and that cute cute summer hat!
 

Sew Heart Felt Rugs and More

24 Feb

Sew Heart Felt Rugs

How amazing are these animal rugs from Sew Heart Felt? We absolutely need the donkey or the badger in our lives! No need to worry, these are faux! They are actually made from organic wool. The entire collection is designed in England by Sonia Spencer and made by women across the world with a wet felting technique where the wool is being shaped with soap, water and hand pressure. The rugs measure about 110 x 65 cm and if you were wondering; yes they ship worldwide!

Sew Heart Felt Slippers

Sew Heart Felt Hand Puppets

Sew Heart Felt Beach Donkeys

And while you’re there you should also explore the rest of their darling range. My favorites are the felt slippers (they make them in adult sizes as well!), hand puppets and the Blackpool beach donkeys. So cute!
 

Star Suits and Shark Sacs from Baby Bites

18 Feb

Baby Bites Shark Sac1

The winter is harsh here in our area this year and for the last few weeks Talan has no choice but to stay faithful to one outfit only – the snow suit! I’m really glad I love it so I’m not fed up with it (just yet). But if it looked anything like the snow suits from Baby Bites I think we’d turn off the heat at home just so he could wear them there as well!

Baby Bites Star Suit
Baby Bites Star Suit
Baby Bites Star Suit

I mean, how outrageously cute are their Star Suits ? And what about their Shark Sleeping Bags that can also be installed into prams by threading harness straps through holes in their backrest? Ay ay ay I almost wish winter would last longer this year…

If you’re not completely over the moon over their Suits and Sleeping Bags already I can assure you to become as soon as you see some in-action photos on their Facebook. Literally too cute to handle!
 

Merino Delights from Luvmother

16 Feb

Luvmother Hoody 1

I love merino wool for so many reasons I don’t even know where to begin. It’s lightweight but warm in the winter (and thank to it’s weather-adapting feature also cool in the summer), extremely soft and comfortable, breathable, moisture wicking, hypoallergenic and also machine washable and fast drying. It is the crème de la crème in the world of wool!

Luvmother Hoody

So, needles to say I was more than thrilled when a package of merino goodies from LuvMother, a new brand from Canada came in our mail. Tila received this outrageously beautiful hoody you can see on the photos and baby Talan got the softest swaddle blanket he’s using as a blanket. It’s so soft and he loves to hold it to his cheek.

Luvmother Hoody 3

I was so happy when we were finally blessed with one super sunny day so I could take some photos that would capture the amazing craftsmanship (the stitching is just perfect) and the amazing quality of the materials. And not to forget the colors – how amazing is the pink and those tiny black birds print pop out so beautifully, don’t you think?

Luvmother Swaddle

And the first thing that came to mind when I got to the blanket was I want one in my size! It’s so soft and I love the details like rounded corners, the hanging loop and double-faced fabric (one side is merino wool and the other cotton).

Luvmother Swaddle1

The brand was founded by a husband-wife duo and their goal is to create nothing less than beautiful and functional children’s wear that doesn’t only fit as it should but is also made from premium, traceable materials that feel good next to skin and have a built in hand-me-down quality.

Tough Cookie: Beautiful Handmade Shoes and Baby Accessories

17 Dec

Tough Cookie

I can’t believe how many gems you can discover over the Instagram. Just yesterday I came across this Etsy boutique called Tough Cookie from Netherlands founded only two months ago by Yvonne. She and her boyfriend Daniel make the most darling baby goodies my eyes have seen in a long, long time.

They started out with a couple of pairs of leather moccs for her baby daughter Noëlle and they loved the work so much they decided to open up a boutique, which is now full of things like Crochet Hats, Leather Shoes and the cutest Leather Headpieces (I mean how cool is this leather feather headband?) all made by their own hands! How amazing?
 

Handcrafted Kids Footwear from Chapter 2

1 Dec

Chapter 2_1

If there is anything I love to shop for (besides toys) it’s bags and shoes and I don’t mind spending a few dimes more on those two. I always felt good shoes are the most important part of the wardrobe for both kids and adults.

Chapter 2_2

I found out about Chapter 2 via Bayccino Kids and it was love at first sight. It’s a completely new shoe brand for kids, established by a husband and wife duo and this is their very first collection. Fay is the designer and her husband Tom is the one that hand makes all the shoes in their very own in-house workshop in London! Isn’t that just the coolest thing you’ve heard? I wish my husband an I had such talents.

Since all of their shoes are handcrafted, their stock is very (very!) limited – all models come in one per size and when they’re gone, they are GONE!

Chapter

Tila has been asking me to buy her matching boots for such a long time now and the Balmoral look a lot like mine (just like about one hundred times cooler) but I have been thinking about getting them for her a few moments too long and now her size is gone! Gone (sob!)! Lesson learned!
 

Black Friday SALE at Elias and Grace!

28 Nov

Elias & Grace BFS

Do you know Elias&Grace (only one of the best online boutiques) already? If not, now is the perfect time to meet them. They decided to celebrate the Black Friday SALE with a 30% off on all of their AW14 season range and with a whooping (up to) 70% off on all reduced past season products!

They stock the most amazing kids brands like Bonton, Album di Famiglia, April Showers, Fub, Imps&Elfs, Soft Gallery, Bonpoint Emile et Ida, Pépé, Pom d’Api…  do I need to go on? Oh and one of my favorites – their very own Miller!

Sale only lasts only until the end of today so chop chop!
 

Kale and Kindred: Cool Kids Clothes Re-Crafted From old Clothes

19 Nov

Kallio

I love how people are coming up with cool new ideas for recycling different things. Even clothes.

Kallio2

Kallio

There is Kallio, a New York-based brand ran by talented Karina Kallio who takes old men’s shirts and re-crafts them into effortlessly cool one-of-a-kind kids pieces.

She came up with this genius idea after seeing first-hand how much waste we’re creating with old clothes. Each of her designs is handcrafted in her small Brooklyn Studio with high quality materials.

Thanks to Kickstarter supporters they’ve recently managed to raise enough funds to open up their very first Kallio workshop studio in Brooklyn soon.

Kindred

Then there is Kindred, founded by Simone and Heike and also based in New York. Their unique ready-made outfits for kids are made from repurposed, vintage and organic fabrics but they also make custom pieces out of your family’s own treasured garments or cloths. How cool is that?
Kindred Sketches

You simply choose you favorite design from their lovely sketches, send them the fabric and within four weeks you’ll receive your new custom-made family heirloom. I’d love to have the balloon Romper made from one of my husbands shirts. And the Pretty Smock for Tila