New Digs – AMAE CO. (formerly Duchess + Lion)

Our beloved Duchess + Lion has re-branded and is now AMAE CO. They launched their new collection on May 24th and, WOW!, is it something special! Their message is clear – let the chaos ensue as your kids create childhood memories in these perfect threads. They will never regret wearing these styles + neither will you! (That’s right – they have a mama line in their new collection as well!).

You. Need. To. Check. This. Out.

Take a peek at our favorites below…

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Take a bite out of the new AMAE CO.! What an awesome way to welcome summer!!

xx

 

gimme gimme gimme GIVEAWAY…FREE BABES HANDMADE!!

We are WILD about FREE BABES HANDMADE and have been VERY excited to share this fun GIVEAWAY! Bitsy and Free Babes (bows) are collaborating to bring you some fun adventures and an exciting prize to one lucky winner….

Back in early spring we were very inspired by Free Babes’ “Candy Kirby” Sailor + Pigtail bows. We’ve been doing quite a bit of traveling, so decided to share our girls wearing these bows throughout their little adventures as we created big travel adventures for our family.  We hope you like our tale below. As you will see, the bows made their way to many fun places – from all dressed up to down-and-dirty. After all, isn’t it all about accessorizing?!

Welcome to “Bitsy Travels”! Enjoy the journey(s)…

free babes bows for little girls

The girls on Easter Sunday!

Of course Ireland is known for its beautiful landscapes, so we took plenty of time exploring the great outdoors while we were there!

We just love ourselves a good city and Dublin does not disappoint! From “meeting” Molly Malone to smelling the flowers on the famous Grafton Street, we got a great view of the city on the River Liffey! (A few of these shots are in the adorable Ennis).

We enjoyed our first official cup of tea, a yummy “Smarties” ice cream pop + some Mars Bars. And, for good measure, we stopped in to Laduree in Dublin (we needed to make sure the french macaroons were just as good in Ireland as in NYC!)! 

free babes handmade hair bows for little girls

We felt like Kings + Queens (+ knights!) at a few castles…oh what fun we had touring their old digs!

free babes handmade hair bows for little girls

This is a favorite. Lucy is looking at a horse next to a deserted mini castle across the street – if you look close enough you can see it. 

Enjoying an ice cream cone and some pool time in Florida!

Here Lucy is dancing away in the streets of NYC after enjoying a scrumdiddlyumptious doughnut from Dough Doughnuts New York

It really was all about our journeys and not our destinations. Thank you Free Babes for adding so much color to these little minds as they discover this fun world for the first time! We walked the streets of Manhattan, fed chickens in Ireland, dipped our toes in the ocean on the East Coast of Florida and celebrated Easter. All the while, Free Babes added a little pizzazz and sweetness to our memories.

And just in case you thought Free Babes bows are only for little girls…

free babes handmade hair bows for little girls

Enter the giveaway on Instagram for the chance to win $50 to spend at Free Babes Handmade! Just in case the giveaway isn’t enough, Free Babes is also offering all Bitsy readers a 15% off discount on your purchase for the next 28 hours with code “BITSY15“! Run, don’t walk because these bows sell out quite quickly!

To Enter the Giveaway:

  1. Head to Bitsy’s Instagram Account for full instructions on giveaway entry

Giveaway will close on Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 at 5 p.m EST. The winner will be announced here on Bitsy’s Instagram on Thursday, May 26th, 2016. Keep your eyes peeled for the winner and GOOD LUCK to all bow-lovers!!

Entry only valid via Bitsy’s Instagram account. No purchase necessary. Giveaway is open worldwide. This contest is not sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering you agree to Instagram’s terms of use. Void where prohibited by law.

 

gimme gimme gimme GIVEAWAY…WINKNIKS!!

WARNING: Your little one(s) is going to want to wear their sunglasses at night. Just saying…

Bitsy and Winkniks has teamed up to offer you a fun start-your-summer-off-right GIVEAWAY! If you haven’t heard of Winkniks (umm, they are popping up everywhere!), get yourselves acquainted. Winkniks is a new (sassy) children’s sunglass company showcasing the hippest, coolest, safest UV protective eyewear for all sun-loving kiddos! We fell in love when we shopped the Winkniks 2016 “Mini Rebels” collection for the first time. Funky, playful, trendy and classic all at once – your nuggets are bound to find a pair of protective eyewear to go with everything in their little rebel wardrobe! As they say at Winkniks, “Rebel On”!

Aside from their sweet design offerings, it is super awesome to know that ALL Winknik shades feature the following:

  • Polarized Lenses
  • UV400 Lenses that offer 100% sun protection
  • FDA Approved Impact and Scratch Resistant Lenses
  • 100% Acetate and Stainless Steel Frames
  • Universal Nose Pads and Spring-Hinged Temples to Provide Optimal Fit
  • Beautiful Gradient Colors
  • Durable, Light and Hypoallergenic Frames
  • Fun Illustrations
  • Case + Cleaning Cloth Included

Who knew all of this could be done for children’s sunglasses?! We’ve sorted through our favorite styles for you below, but head to WINKNIKS to pick out a pair of rebels (a case + cleaning cloth included!) in case you WIN this giveaway!

To enter the GIVEAWAY check out the details below:

1. Jump over to Bitsy Style’s Instagram Account (Instagram.com/bitsystyle)

2. Please follow directions in the giveaway posting on Instagram ONLY

Giveaway will close on Sunday, May 22nd, 2016 at 5pm EST. The winner will be announced Monday, May 23rd, 2016 on Bitsy Style’s Instagram Account.

Entry only valid via Bitsy Style’s Instagram Account. No purchase necessary. Giveaway is open worldwide. This contest is not sponsored, administered or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering you agree to Instagram’s terms of use. Void where prohibited by law.

fun and trendy sunglasses for children

fun and trendy sunglasses for children

fun and trendy sunglasses for children

fun and trendy sunglasses for children

 

 

An All-American Summer – Poppy + Hen!

As we get ready for another season and gear our bellies + minds up for parades, picnics + warm summer nights (hopefully!) we thought a brand like Poppy + Hen only fitting to share with you! Get excited because this one is going to steal your hearts and create some nostalgia…

Girl's Summer Dresses

Girl's Summer Dresses

Girl's Summer Dresses

Girl's Summer Dresses

Poppy + Hen was created by Allie and inspired by her daughter, timeless fashion, vintage patterns, the value of childhood happiness, the value of innocence, a love for the outdoors and generations of sewers in her family (she grew up with her mom sewing her clothing – from debutante dresses to day-wear…so cool).  Made in the US with 50s/60s patterns, the collection pieces are made to last a lifetime both physically and aesthetically. Say no more.

Poppy + Hen‘s first collection (a few bits featured above) was designed to reflect “children wearing summer”. Think vacation, happy, carefree, fruit, travel, family, outdoors, summer, happiness. It is obvious that Allie has a true love for what she creates. As she explained to us, she wants this collection to be worn by all happy little girls however they please – fancy or free, with high-tops or Mary Janes – and feeling happy while wearing them. Even though these prints scream summer months, the dresses are extremely versatile – they can be carried into the fall/winter months with knee highs and tights or over leggings. The prints are exceptional and conversation starters. We can’t really choose which we like best, but the chickens definitely have a special place in our Bitsy heart.

GUESS WHAT?! Poppy + Hen is kindly offering BITSY followers FREE SHIPPING TODAY on all orders! So go get your summer on and be ready for your little ones to impress at the start of the season!!!!

*Photos credited to Poppy + Hen

Arriba, Arriba! More Cinco Ideas!

As a follow-up to our CINCO de MACKIE post, we are pumped to share more Cinco de Mayo finds!

Ay ya ay!!

Cinco de Mayo outfits

BillieBlush Cactus Cardigan in White, $65.80-

BillieBlush Eponge Shorts in Orange, $35- 

BillieBlush Piment T-Shirt in Yellow, $32.20-

BillieBlush Embroidered Flannel Shorts in Heather Grey, $54.60-

BillieBlush Cactus Leggings in Pale Pink, $32.20-

Jumping Birds “Latin American Food” Tee Shirt, $26-

BillieBlush Terrycloth Sleepers in Orange, $43-

And as if that adorable product isn’t enough – Check out the accessories we found to roll with us through this fun fiesta holiday…

Cinco de Mayo clothing

We adore Ooah Ooah‘s accessories and this taco truck from Famous Oto has us wanting to open a real taqueria!

OoahOoah Ibiza Baby Bands, $11-

OoahOoah Boho Fringe Necklace, $15-

OoahOoah Marant Headbands, $12-

Famous OTO Taco Truck, $59-

And, one more find…

Cinco de Mayo Clothing

Nhocchi Hand Puppet, $25-

We wish you a very happy fiesta on the 5th of May!

*Bitsy will be away until next week, but stay connected on our Instagram feed to follow us as “Bitsy Travels” for new inspiration + finds! Also, we have LOTS of giveaways coming up for the SUMMER season, so keep an eye…

XX

*Photo Credit to each brand