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…TUCHINDA!

Now this is one to brag about.

Tuchinda. A New York based kidswear brand that launched in 2012. Tuchinda uses European + Japanese fabrics along with sophisticated sewing techniques to create decadent, soft collections. This is clothing your children’s children will wear – elegant, inspirational, timeless. In the words of Tina Tuchinda…wearable art. Tina’s spring + summer 2015 line is going to knock your socks off (ours are already off).

Inspired by Tina’s travels to Europe – specifically her favorite place, the famous pastry chef Pierre Hermé in Paris – each item is very special in its own way just like Pierre’s delicious pastries (especially his unusual macaron flavor combinations). “The soft pastel palette and material choice of cotton gauze and light poplins in the collection mimics the light and airy feel of these special pastries.” You will adore seeing this collection on your little one.

We find it so fitting that the name Tuchinda translates to “a closet of precious stones” in Thai. There is a sweet + precious taste to this brand, specifically this collection. Tina’s beautiful sense of style transcends through each and every individual piece. Bitsy is honored and excited to share a sample. All pieces are now available for purchase on Tuchinda’s website, so please head over to TUCHINDA and see more for yourself.

73 - bitsy favorite for the itsy...TUCHINDA!

Here’s to welcoming spring + summer properly!

LIBERTY for all

Liberty of London has made quite a splash in both the adult + children’s markets over the past several years. Bitsy is always keeping an eye on their prints. Lately that hasn’t been hard to do…it is everywhere! We love these fabrics, especially on our little ones. Take a look at what we love…

43 - LIBERTY for all

a. crewcuts baby tunic + bloomers in liberty nina taylor floral – tunic, $64-, bloomers,$34- **this link does not want to work, so in order to locate please go to “www.jcrew.com”, “baby” and type in the search box “baby tunic/bloomers in liberty nina taylor floral”

b. no added sugar fun bow digi spiral liberty, $23.39-

c. h&m girls jersey dress, $4.95- **we cheated here – a little liberty of london look-alike frock for some hot summer days that won’t break the bank

d. anais & i annabelle dress in liberty of london print, $118-

e. tinker and belle on etsy girls liberty print smock blouse (for baby to 10 years!), $75.78-

f. stag handmade on etsy blue children’s liberty of london print bowtie, $32-

These are some vibrant options for this season that hopefully capture your eye as well. A lot of hand-me-down options!

keep them close to the vest

Whether you will put a vest on them as a layering option (during a polar vortex, for instance?!) or use it as outerwear in the spring/fall transition months, Bitsy has left you with a couple sweet options. Most of these are unisex and would make great a hand-me-down – just an added bonus!

no added sugar billy wind vest, $75.33 (was $107.61) + magna mini hadley chevron quilted vest, $59.99 (it closes with magnets!) + joules boys padded vest, $27- (was $54) + tooby doo polar club faux-fur vest, $64- + bobo choses fleece vest, $85-

stay warm out there!!