It is no secret that Bitsy loves Etsy. They are a “go-to” for us. It always feels like a bonus purchasing from Etsy, too, because it is a community of talented folks trying to make a living. So you really feel like you’re supporting something awesome, something creative.
Rocky Racoon Apparel on Etsy captured our attention first by their sweet and fun patterns and then as we dove in deeper we were giddy about the ease of their styles. True play clothing, but with a fun twist and personality. Girly, flirty tops and sweet styles for babies and toddlers…all in organic cotton and printed with non-toxic water-based ink prints. You can tell there is an attention to detail as each item is handmade. You just can’t go wrong here. Below are our top picks:
We also fell in love with this:
Rocky Racoon Apparel + Philomena Kloss Human Bear collaborated to create these adorable gifting sets. We’re obsessed and we’re keeping them in mind for our next baby gift or big brother/big sister gift!
As you know, we never like to leave anyone out, so after finding these adorable Valentine’s day finds we had to share them with you! Just too cute to pass up for the big V-day…
OohLaLollipop on Etsy Felt Heart Cookie Cut-Out Set, $36-
PluckyMustard on Etsy You Are So Loved T-shirt, $24-
OohLaLollipop on Etsy Felt Heart Cookie Pops, $16- (Set of 2)
*All photos credited to their brands
Getting the Littles Ready for Valentine’s Day
We just love Valentine’s Day…and always plan our outfits carefully. Today, we are sharing some top picks we have found shopping around. We hope these little styles spread a ton of love on February 14th!
Cienta Mary Jane Shoe, $12.99-
SewnNatural on Etsy Girls Dress with Red Velvet Heart and Peter Pan Collar, $78-
Pink Hearts Supergas, $106-
The Wishing Elephant Coversation Heart Crewneck Sweatshirt, $22-
Sons and Daughters Eyewear XO Sunglasses, $115-
The Wishing Elephant Coversation Heart Crewneck Sweatshirt, $22-
June and January The Tank Jumper in Poppy Stripe, $29-
Pipsticks Kawaii Valentine’s Pack, $19.95-
June and January The Twirl Skirt in Poppy Stripe, $19-
Don’t these picks make you super excited to celebrate some l-o-v-e?! We ordered the Wishing Elephant’s Conversation Heart Sweatshirt for each of the girls. We can’t wait to get them all dressed up for the occasion :)!
*All photos credited to their brands.
With our house on the market and Lucy starting Kindergarten this year, we’re realizing we need to 1. consolidate and 2. organize. And, since at Bitsy we basically shop for a living, we took on the task of locating a good looking, smart organization system. For some reason this category has been quite challenging…until…Meminio came into our lives.
Meminio is a British gifting company that creates lovely ways to organize your child’s memories. They are bringing us back to simpler times and helping us keep track of the things that are really important for our children. They have just launched their Memory Case in Cream. Lined with a nostalgic printed fabric, this beautifully decorated case is available in a small and large size in order to accommodate their first pair of shoes and hospital band to even their much adorned lovie (when the time comes! Tear.). Each case shares an option for personalization – a charming luggage tag that belts on to the case’s handle. What a perfect baby gift!
What we love most about the memory case (and, really, all of their products!) is that they are simply and stunningly designed so you can use them as decor in your child’s room, family or living room. This also helps (us!) with the problem of ‘not enough storage space’, so no need to find room for them in a closet!
Check them out – Meminio. We hope you enjoy your stroll down memory lane…we know your children will thank you when they take their trip in years to come…
*Photo Credit: Meminio.
Hi there, folks! HAPPY 2017!! Can you believe it, another year?! Yahoo! We can’t wait to dive in…
That being said, we thought we’d start this year off with a bang. A great big “Bitsy Favorite for the Itsy” bang! Tia Cibani is a brand we’ve been following since we first fell in love at a Playtime NY market show. A veteran in the women’s wear market, Tia decided to dip into the children’s world and has since been crushing it! Her designs are playful and fun, frequently drawing from global inspiration which lends much enjoyment to the eye. Each piece is like a wearable piece of art. The heirloom quality and bright perspective are what won over our hearts. And each piece is special enough on its own, but also leaves room for your own personal styling as well. Tia Cibani Kids makes it easy while walking on the wild side! Her fabrics are insanely amazing and the way it all comes together really rocks our world.
Take a look at Tia’s brilliant collection on their (new!) website:
TIA CIBANI KIDS
As always, we are showcasing some of our favorite pieces below. Head to her website to snag some pieces for your little one – and everything is on sale today – 30% off!
Photo Credit: Tia Cibani
In the spirit of the American Express Shop Small Saturday initiative, we want to remind you all to get out to your favorite small shops tomorrow! Bitsy feels strongly about the “Ma & Pa” shops especially because they are the places where we gain our most creativity + inspiration. The owners pour their hearts into serving communities and for that we are forever grateful! Find some treasures for you + yours this holiday season…SHOP SMALL tomorrow!!!!
As we prepare our new BITSY site, we would love to share a new feature that will be popping up on BITSYSTYLE.COM. A “Shop Small” page where Bitsy will showcase children’s boutiques we stumble upon in our Bitsy travels. Our list is off to a great start, so we decided to share with you the amazing Brick + Mortars we have been collecting a little early to help get the SHOP SMALL campaign rolling…
Bringing Up Baby
Taylor + Max
Pink Lemon Blue Lime
Wiggles + Giggles
Grass Stains Boutique
Little Bean Shop
(More to come with the launch of our new site!!)
HAPPY SHOPPING + HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
*Photo Credit: American Express
OMY Design + Play is a Bitsy favorite. It is no secret. We have been blogging about them since we discovered them a while back and really can’t get enough of their creativity. And just when we think we had all of their amazing creations, they pop up with another awesome and super inspiring project! So, with holiday shopping on our minds we thought we should give them a true Bitsy shout-out and help you stuff your stockings while we’re at it…
Here are some ideas by OMY that are on our list this Holiday season. Enjoy!
OMY Glow-In-The-Dark Stickers City, $8.33-
OMY Atlas Coloring Postcards, $8.33-
OMY Puzzle New York, $6.33-
OMY Pocket Map Paris, $7.27-
OMY Mineral Note + Coloring Book, $5.80-
OMY Coloring Stickers, $8.33-
OMY Wall Stickers Barcelona, $8.33-
OMY Happy Messages Coloring Postcards, $10.01-
Photo Credit: OMY Design + Play
Doesn’t that sound like SO much fun?! We think so, too. And we are pretty sure your kiddos will love it as well…
Check out the digs we found! Print All Over Me is a company that allows you to put your child’s masterpiece into a real fashion statement. We get it – they create so many beauties that it is difficult to decide what to keep and what to toss. Guess what?! Pick your favorite artwork and design a piece of clothing (SO many adorable silhouettes to choose from!) so they can rock their piece de resistance when they want!
Our favorite children’s pieces to design are:
BUT keep in mind they have a ton of other options – especially accessories – that would make great gifts for grandparents, aunts + uncles, etc…
And, keep an eye out because Bitsy got inspired and our creations are currently being made. Stay tuned to see what piece we chose to design and how it turned out…We can’t wait to share them with you VERY SOON on our Instagram account!
PAOM Kids Party Dress, $68-
PAOM Kids Blouse, $53-
PAOM Kids Tent Dress, $60-
PAOM Kids Tank Top, $42-
PAOM Kids Bucket Hat, $43-
PAOM Kids Drop Pants, $52-
We’ve been busy picking fun finds along our Bitsy travels that will make great gifters + get your little ones festively through the Holiday season…Happy HO HO HO!
Apple & Mint Ice Cream Carry-All Case, $19.99-
Chooze Kids Slipper in Luster, $25.95-
Google Cardboard Virtual Reality Headset by CardboardKid, $13.95-
Hansel from Basel Mini Strawberry Crew Socks, $11-
Little Lids Wool Felt Children’s Beret, $20-
Little Lux Sophie and Lili Fashion Designer Necklace, $28-
Luna & Stella Lucky Number Charms, $50 (sterling) (To Order, call Bringing Up Baby Boston – number in link)
Luna & Stella Lucky Number Charms, $50- (sterling) (To Order, call Bringing Up Baby Boston – number in link)
The HomeSpun Market on Etsy Checkers Set, $75.50-
Sons and Daughters Cat Cat Eyeglasses, $40-
Nest Pretty Things Girls Little Locket Necklace, $26-
OMY Holiday Coloring Poster Christmas, $13.67-
When an awesome children’s retail shop and an amazing brand get together they inevitably create something awesome. Bringing Up Baby of Boston and Nina Luna Dreamers have hooked up to create a super sweet GIVEAWAY opportunity for all of you baby layette and awesome-ness lovers out there!
Bringing Up Baby of Boston is a children’s retail shop in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts that celebrates the magic of childhood. They source the most special, unique products in the marketplace (such as Nina Luna Dreamers!) for your child(ren) – from clothing, toys, gear, shoes, books + even home decor – with your delight in mind. Nina Luna is a timeless children’s wear brand that sources the finest materials from Italy. These luxurious Italian fabrics create the best-of-the-best clothing for children so they can be cozy, classic and in-style all at the same time. The Nina Luna label creates what Bitsy would consider “hand-me-down” pieces. Very special and long-lasting.
So, are you a new mom? Expecting? Or know someone special in your life that has had or will be having a baby?! If so, get on this giveaway train…
Here are the details on this generous giveaway and how to enter:
Bringing Up Baby and Nina Luna Dreamers are offering a chance to win one of three amazing layette sets (pictured above) which includes a blanket, signature hat, matching booties, burpies + pacifier holder (value of $425-!). All you have to do is follow Bringing Up Baby on Instagram (@Bringingupbabyboston) and direct message them your name and email information any time from now until December 1st and you will be entered! Winners will be announced Thursday December 1st at the South Boston Holiday Stroll. You do not need to be present on December 1st to win/collect your prize. Bringing Up Baby will be in touch with the winners via email.
Okay, you heard it here! Now go hit up Bringing Up Baby Boston + Nina Luna’s outrageous giveaway contest!!!!
Some pics from Bringing Up Baby Boston in case you aren’t local and would like a tour…
*Photo Credit: Bringing Up Baby