Playdate!

Children's playdates

What happens when 2 creative blogging mamas get their itty bitties together for a play date?! AWESOME-NESS!

We were recently visiting Boston and had the opportunity to hook up with Surahbi of Third Eye Chic and her two sweet-cheeked daughters. Bitsy is all about finding creativity and after having met Surahbi through Bitsy it made perfect sense to get our little ones together for a city playdate! Surahbi is a talented photographer that started blogging about her fashion and her children’s fashion for similar reasons to me. We share a lot of similarities yet feed off of our differences.

If you ever find yourself in Boston (or live there!), definitely reach out to Surahbi of Third Eye Chic Studio to get some memories photographed. She is amazing! And if you want to get acquainted with her aesthetic and talent, head to her BLOG!

It was really neat to see how all 4 of our munchkins interacted with their own little style. They each own their aesthetics so completely. 2 creative mamas + 4 creative kiddos = total inspiration. After leaving Frieda Garcia Park in the South End of Boston we walked away with some great photos, new friendships and a ton of inspiration. One of the things I’ve enjoyed most about Bitsy are the connections I’ve made with other passionate folks. It fuels me, it fuels the inspiration behind Bitsy. Getting myself and my aesthetic out there has led me down such a cool path. I can’t wait for more!!

Come along on our Boston playdate below…We hope you get excited, inspired, creative…

*Above photo credit: Third Eye Chic Studio

Bloggers in training (love this!):

And, the mamas behind the blogging/camera:

This first one makes my heart happy – trying to get our girls (in major summer heat) to “smile” one last time with their mamas 🙂

Children's Playdate

The girls are wearing:

Neve – H&M Top, Bobo Choses Skirt, Saltwater Sandals

Ona – Tiny Cottons Top, Gap Shorts, Saltwater Sandals

Lucy – La Coqueta Dress, Saltwater Sandals, Heritage Rows Bow

Greer – My Old Dress, Saltwater Sandals, Heritage Rows Bow

They are all sporting Flash Charms Necklaces as well!

CINCO de MACKIE!

Say what?!

You heard us. Cinco de Mayo is almost here so we’re celebrating with The Mackie Dress. We’ve got the outfit for your girlies (and mamas, too, if you so desire!) for your fiesta! Mackie is a company that designs hand-embroidered, one-of-a-kind dresses for little girls and woman. Their signature styles are created by craftswomen in several towns in the Puebla region of Mexico. They are bright, light-weight, easy and funky. Definitely an item you want in their/your wardrobe mix this spring/summer!

We took a few shots of the girls in their Mackies on our last beach adventure to give you an idea of the silhouette, colors, fun, etc. Take a peak!

The Mackie dress for little girls on Bitsy

The Mackie dress for little girls on Bitsy

The Mackie dress for little girls on Bitsy

The Mackie dress for little girls on BitsyThe Mackie dress for little girls on Bitsy

So, pour yourself a margarita and go fiesta over at MACKIE to pick your colors! And really get your cinco on – Mackie is generously offering all Bitsy followers a 10% discount off of their purchase with code BITSY at checkout. Offer valid for one week (expires Wednesday, May 4th, 2016).

*Lucy is wearing the Girls Dress in Aqua and Greer is wearing the Babies & Toddlers Dress Raspberry. Lucy’s sombrero clip is available on AMAZON and the girls’ bows are HERITAGE ROWS.

in with the old AND the new!

Bitsy loves to share hand-me-downs from back in the day. Well, while we were styling Lucy in this old number, we came across a similar dress from the beloved Robe of Feathers! Check out the resemblance  (+ the cuteness!)!

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Robe of Feathers Rabbit Dress in Pink Check, $ (ON SALE!)

The Robe of Feathers dress is available HERE (and it is ON SALE!)!

We love it when this happens 🙂

PS – you can find the ADORABLE tissue paper pom-pom headbands HERE. We are ga-ga over Michie May’s shop on Etsy! WARNING: You will want to throw a party after shopping there!

bitsy favorite for the itsy…FLEUR + DOT!

Fleur + Dot

Get ready to be brought back. Here’s to classic silhouettes, beautiful details and special pieces to be handed down.

Please let us introduce you to Fleur + Dot. (Maybe we should warn you that there is a major lovefest going on here). Bitsy was lucky enough to shoot a few snippets from their current collection on two of our favorite little ladies. (Don’t worry – they have stunning creations for boys, too!). Head on over to their site to scope out the entire line (link below). But while you are here, check out what Bitsy put together for our photo shoot. This is how we would style them…

There are not enough words to illustrate the perfect-ness of this collection – we think the pieces say it all. The vintage style details (short puff sleeves, snap pearl buttons, peter pan collars, the fabrics…) really capture the honest simplicity that children rock. Or as Fleur + Dot puts it, “Handmade Childhoods”.

FLEUR + DOT

easter best

With Easter around the corner, we thought we’d help you out (if your mind just isn’t warm enough yet – surprise!) to dress your little seedlings for the big day. Take a look…Bitsy’s got great looks for the really tiny peanuts as well as the older tykes…

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Fleurisse Leon Shore Club Light Blue Stripe Romper, $125-

The Wooden Soldier Navy Nautical Toddler Boy’s Shortall, $78-

Mayoral Baby Boys Blue Cotton Reversible Sun Hat, $20.93-

Mayoral Pale Blue Leather Pre-walker Shoes, $19.44-

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Mayoral Baby White Cotton Sun Hat, $20.93-

Petit Bebe by Anavini Infant Girls Pink Stripes Smocked Colorful Easter Bunny Dress, $52-

Lilly Pulitzer Baby Lilly Shift Dress, $48-

Frances Johnston Girls BLue Pique Easter Dress with White Collar, $62-

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Kayce Hughes Boy’s Polo, $46-

Kayce Hughes Boy’s Short, $42-

Osh Kosh B’Gosh Boy’s Canvas Pants in Blue, $13.99- (was $34-)

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The Wooden Soldier Bright Pink Diamonds Dress, starting at $114-

MonogrammedClothing on Etsy Blue Stripes Personalized Dress, $39-

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Little English Boys’ Knit Shirt in Light Blue, $16 (was $29-)

Crewcuts Boys’ Lightweight Chino Slim Fit in White, $49.50-

Busy Bees Kids Mac Blazer Navy Seersucker, $156-

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 White + Warren Baby Cotton Cardigan (YES!, they have a baby line now!), $90- (All colors)

BITSY wishes you and your families a VERY HAPPY EASTER!!!!

here comes the sun

Think sun.

Think blue sky.

Think sandals.

Think no jacket, mittens or boots required.

Yup. Today we’re talking spring because we are just 19 days away!

Have fun and float away on a breeze in (or with!) one of these numbers….

Oh! To be young again.

Here’s where to snag these hot-to-trots:

a. Gunner + Lux Little Lux Charlie the Cheetah Necklace, $23.99-

b. Prefresh Boy’s Hello Ladies Tee, $32-

c. Le Club Original Kong Swim Trunks, $60-

(also avail in adult to match daddy-o!)

d. Dirty Birdie Birdling Laundry Bag, $15-

(for vacation, of course!)

e. Tom & Teddy Peacock Blue Scooter Boys’ Shorts, $54.95-

f. Macarons Dress Dora Denim, $126.13-

g. internaht on Etsy Toddler Girl Tunic Red Blue White Striped Dress, $52.71-

h. BYOImagination on Etsy Wooden Complete Crab and Shrimp Meal, $32-

(great for the Easter basket!)

main squeeze

When you are little, life is all about your buddies.

Who is there for you when you have a bad dream? Who is there for you when you just need a hug? Who is there for you when you are sick? Who is there when you have something cool to share? A stuffy buddy, that’s who. Your main squeeze.

Meet Hazel Village. A wonderfully thought-up stuffed animal village with a lot of personality! How stylish they are to carry along – to dinner, to church, to the grocery store with mama or even to bed! There is a whole lot of make-believe happening with these little creatures. A fabulous accessory for any outfit. Take a look at their little community (and, no, you can’t move in)…

www.hazelvillage.com

And just in case you are as jealous of these stuffy’s outfits as we are, check out Hazel Village’s simple little clothing line for children…

silver bells

It’s that time of year when the world falls in love with sparkle. Here are a few items to glitter-up your munchkin’s Holiday…

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clockwise from top right:

OhBabyStyle.com Little Star Tank Top, $49.95-

LilSwanky.com Appaman Trapper Hat, $32.40-

Morgan + Milo Ruby Dress, $32.99- (was $48-)

Morgan + Milo Lucy Double V Silver Sneaker, $29.99- (were $43-)

Flora + Henri Silver Crown Headband, $45-

Akid Brand Silver Liv, $70-

bitsy favorite for the itsy…MOTORETA!

It was love at first sight.

A stunning brand named Motoreta came into our lives not too long ago and we can’t get enough. The sophisticated yet playful flow of both design + architecture had us at “hello”. We’ve featured them before, but wanted to take an opportunity to single them out for their amazing-ness. Please let us introduce you to our obsession…

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These are a few pieces from Motoreta’s Autumn/Winter 2014 Collection. “The Kids Are Alright” assortment was inspired to protect our little ones from the cold by using “cold colors” such as grey, black, dark brown + denim wrap on the outside of the garments. Then in the inside they added colors that “kid’s dreams are made of” such as yellow, pink, water blue + green. Who can resist?!

Motoreta is a team of 2 architects – Cristina + Maria – with a very acute sense of fashion design. The two team up every season to pull inspiration from art, song, colors + the place where they live (Seville, Spain – yes, please!!). Their concept from inception has been “think global, produce local” and their “slow life philosophy” shines through their incredible creations for our younger generation. The intricacy in each piece proves that they place much emphasis on creating their own brand + lifestyle. We hope you jump for joy as much as we have when looking at the creations this dynamic duo has produced!

For more information on the Motoreta brand, visit http://motoreta.es/!

bitsy favorite for the itsy…NOCH MINI!

Bitsy is pumped to introduce you to a brand that enthusiastically follows an organic way of life. Meet Noch Mini. The name NOCH signifies “the basic and majority elements of everything living & organic – N(nitrogen), O (oxygen), C (carbon), H (hydrogen)”. Bitsy has shared organic brands with you in the past – we are definitely passionate about what materials we put on our sweet babies’ + childrens’ skin. Noch Mini uses only certified organic materials and low-impact dyes. We applaud and thank them for their thoughtfulness!

It can be difficult to find adorable options that are also 100% healthy for our pipsqueaks’ little bods. Well, not only does Noch stand by its organic promise, but the designer, Jina Jang, does not skimp on style + trend when creating her collections. Without further adieu, let us introduce you to NOCH MINI…

Bits from Noch Mini’s Spring/Summer 2014 Collection

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Bits from Noch Mini’s Fall/Winter 2014 Collection (coming soon!)

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(Here, Jina was inspired by Marc Chagall’s “Esquisse pour la vie” painting)

Check out more yummy pieces from their spring/summer collection at www.nochdesign.com. Stay tuned for fall/winter!