luck O the irish

This is what Bitsy would like at the end of their rainbow. A little “luck O the irish” bling we’ve come across in our travels to help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

Orient Expressed Kelly Green Skinny Foil Legging, $32-

Heritage Rows Classic Green Gingham Bow, $10-

Malu Organic Wooden Horseshoe Necklace, $33-

Mr. Mischief and the Leprechaun Book, $3.99-

PluckyMustard on Etsy Kid’s Rainbow Shirt, $30-

Orient Expressed Kelly Green Skinny Foil Legging, $32-

Cheers + Much Luck Always!

brick + mortar

Lucy (+ Greer hee, hee) love to play “retail shop”. So, for Christmas we thought it only fitting to make them their very own Bitsy brick + mortar. A place to sell a flavor of what they wish to their itsy bitsy customers. Oh what fun! We had a TON of fun creating it and want to share it with you! One of our Grammies made the beautiful curtain above the shop “window”. It is a vintage fabric that was used in her baby’s bedrooms years ago. Adding just the right amount of special-ness!

Please excuse the organic feel of our “shoot”. It was an icky day outside, so we decided to throw up a sheet and let the girls have some playtime! We hope the cuteness of L + G in their shop steal your attention.

 As you can see, the shop has been quite busy recently! It is “closed” today for a much needed holiday…

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Have a great weekend everybody!!

For you curious cats, Lucy is wearing:

MimiiKids Toddler Girl Linen Blouse

Joyfolie Vivian in Tortoise

Heritage Rows Pom Pom Clips

Gunner and Lux ‘Little Lux’ Azul Unicorn Necklace

Vintage Denim Skirt

And Greer:

Hubble and Duke Lilac Floral Romper

Orient Expressed Shirt (hand-me-down)

Free Babes Headband

Vintage MaryJanes

bitsy favorite for the itsy…LA COQUETA!

Bitsy is all about hand-me-downs, classic pieces with an updated look – this we know. Well, if there were ever a brand to match Bitsy’s aesthetic and style aspirations, La Coqueta would be it. We are naturally almost always drawn to Spanish-made children’s wear and you’ll see why after sifting through La Coqueta’s collection and over-all style. This brand’s chic twist on the traditional has us wanting every single piece!

La Coqueta resides in North London, but every piece is “proudly made in Spain”. And, lucky for us, the owner (mother of 5, ehhh emmm) offers all of her exquisite creations on La Coqueta’s e-commerce site, so cheers to those of us across the pond. We can get some goodness for our little ones as well!

Everything about this brand makes us content. You will truly appreciate the beautiful details, subtle twists and European touches. As usual, we’ve picked a few looks that catch our eye, but the whole brand truly catches our eye! All of these looks and many others can be found on their site (link provided below!).

LA COQUETA

*Photo Credit: La Coqueta

palm tree breezes

Take us anywhere but here! As usual, we have our sights set on warmer temps, no socks and sunnies. That’s right folks, palm tree breezes. We hope you enjoy what we are dreaming of styling in a few months (or maybe if you are hitting a beach for a little vaca…)…

 We’re loving the flamingo fad. So fun and the image really does transplant you to a beach-y vacation spot. Also, we will always love the traditional stripe-y patterns for resort-wear. You can’t go wrong and they transition so well to the summer/fall months. Check out what we’ve rounded up:

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Aden + Anais Ultramarine Blazer Stripe Romper, $24.95-

Aden + Anais Shocking Pink Star Romper, $24.95-

Holly and Beau Swim Shorts (The patterns change colors when wet!), $ Up in a few weeks!

Mott50 Mini Cameron LS Rashguard, $39-

Monica + Andy Lovely Lily Dress, $32-

Sugarplum Lane Flamingo Organic Cotton Leggings, $15-

Piper Finn Nautical Oxford, $30-

Old Navy Woven Cross Body Pom-pom Bag, $27 (was $29.94-, found under “women’s”!)

Sugarplum Lane Metallic Gold Flamingo Bloomers, $36-

Pink Flamingo Pool Float (Giant), $19.99-

Oriental Trading Inflatable Flamingo Ring Toss Game, $7.99-

party hardy!

We’re all about the party! And we like to party hardy.

Below are a few party items that make great gifts (or favors!) and/or great decorations for your next bash!

Me Oui Party Hat Hair Clip, $18-

Me Oui Party Hat Hair Clip, $18-

The Backwards Birthday Party, $15.84-

The Backwards Birthday Party, $15.84-

Nuop Design Pink Flamingo Candles (Set of 5), $12.50-

Nuop Design Pink Flamingo Candles (Set of 5), $12.50-

Holly and Beau Cupcake Umbrella, $20.53-

(Did you see that?! It changes colors when it gets wet!!)

bitsy favorite for the itsy…RASPBERRY PLUM!

Feeling funky?! If not, this collection from Raspberry Plum will certainly help…

Raspberry Plum is a sustainable, organic brand based out of London that we were pleasantly introduced to at a Playtime NY market show last year. We were immediately drawn to their booth by the colors and patterns of the collection they were showcasing. As we looked at each piece individually, we couldn’t help but fall in love with every aspect of the brand. Aleksandra, the owner and designer of Raspberry Plum explained how for this collection they started partnering with a non-profit organization in Serbia which is producing pompoms for their socks (see below). Icing on the cake! Bitsy has shared our favorite ensembles from her spring/summer 2016 collection with you here. The fun, geometric color-ways make us want to leap! (And give us hope that the weather will be warmer sooner rather than later!!)

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For incredible inspiration and funky feelings:

RASPBERRY PLUM

hello, my name is…

We are always on the look out for great baby gift ideas. Take a look-sy at what we’ve come across lately – items we think are super special for any newbie.

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Row 1:

Think birth announcement with this dynamic duo! We saw June + January (designers of The Basic Blanket in Cobalt) pop one of Em Dash Paper Co.’s Name Tag Stickers on their blanket and it was love!

Em Dash Paper Co. Name Tags//Hello My Name Is in Black, $7.50- (pack of 10)

Em Dash Paper Co. Name Tags//Hello My Name Is in Rainbow, $7.50- (pack of 10)

June and January The Basic Blanket in Cobalt, $25-

Row 2:

The Beaufort Bonnet Company Girl’s Beaufort Bucket – Worth Ave. White Seersucker with Eyelet, $50-

Piper Finn Metallic Gold Oxford, $30-

The Beaufort Bonnet Company Sweetly Smocked Bonnet in Buckhead Blue, $68-

Row 3:

Monica + Andy Collegiate Sweater, $58-

Monica + Andy Peplum Bow Sweater, $48-

Jacob.Grace Designs Small + Mighty Onesie, $25-

Row 4:

I See Me! Hello World! Twins Personalized Book, $29.99-

I See Me! My Farm Friends Personalized Book (with personalized name AND photo!), $29.99- (Greer received this as a 1st birthday present from good friends and it is hands-down her favorite book!)

dancing queen

If you’ve got a dancing queen on your hands (like we do!), then you’ll love the assortment we’ve got for them here. Sweet, prance-y  items – some for pretend and some that we think are great for outfits – they look adorbs and will make them happy! Take a twirl through our selection…

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SpongecakeLeotards on Etsy Retro Skating Leotard, $10.99-

This Tribe of Three Amelia Bodysuit, $28.50-

SugarPlumLaneBaby on Etsy Ballerina Organic Cotton Leggings, $15-

DiscountDance.com Pointe Shoe Socks, $8.05-

My Pretend Place Ballerina Costume Pretend Play Set, $29.99-

Monica + Andy Prima Bellarina Dress, $58-

The Mini Life Twinkle Toes Onesie

Monica + Andy Long Sleeve Prima Bellarina Dress, $58-

SpongecakeLeotards on Etsy Retro Skating Leotard, $10.99-

This Tribe of Three Amelia Bodysuit, $28.50-

Sugar Plum Lane Baby Ballerina Organic Cotton Leggings, $15-

DiscountDance.com Pointe Shoe Socks, $8.05-

My Pretend Place Ballerina Costume Pretend Play Set, $29.99-

snow day!

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We love a good snow day. The best part for us is the coziness factor…duh! So, get your little man or little lady cozy-coze in some Childhoods Clothing. This company is not only creating the coziest of the coze, but their designs are A-DORABLE! After checking out a company like this we would normally say “we wish they came in adult sizes!”! No need to worry – THEY DO! So while you are over at CHILDHOODS CLOTHING make sure to hit up their “Parenthoods” page!