Friday, March 10, 2017

Mella Stitched Co.

Mella Stitched makes some of the cutest and stylish clothing for your little gals. I love all of her color choices and the mix of patterns she uses to bring her pieces to life. She really has an eye for designing and what she comes up with is nothing short of pure genius. She hand makes all of her items in Canada and was recently featured on the Dress Collective collaboation.

I was lucky enough to photography one piece from her spring line. This beautiful chambray dot dress with an oversized peter pan collar was perfect for our desert bloom shoot. Here are a few shots from our shoot!

Dress: Mella Stitched
Shoes: Monpetit Shoes
Necklace: Finite Little Gems
Bracelet: Petite Hero
Headband: Jojo and Lulu

Friday, February 24, 2017

Dottie Ann Designs

If you are looking for cute and functional bags and backpacks for you and your minis, then look no further! Dottie Ann Designs makes some of the cutest purses and backpacks around. Angela, the owner and creator behind all of these cute bags, based her shop off of her two grandmothers. Not only is her shop named after them but her work ethic and attention to detail are also something her grandmothers past on to her.

The purses and backpacks are adorable! We had the pleasure of photographing a cute little floral purse from her new spring line. This mini bucket bag is perfect for your little girl's treasures. With its functional drawstring closure and leather shoulder strap it is sure to hold all the important items your child loves. With many different colors, prints and fabric options you will most definitely find the perfect accessory for your everyday use.

Dress: Peyper Kids
Shoes: Starry Knight Designs
Purse: Dottie Ann Designs
Bracelets: Flourish Leather Co
Hairclip: Ryan and Wren
Earrings: My Kookie Jar

Friday, February 17, 2017

Mila's Zoo

I have been a huge fan of Mila's Zoo for a long time. I remember eyeing her Christmas items a few years back when my son was just barely 2 years old. The first item I bought from her was a bunny for his Easter basket. Since then our collection has grown quite a bit and I love every single piece. Nia makes the cutest plush animal pals around! From zoo and woodland animals to holiday pieces such as bats, reindeer and gingerbread people. She even makes little accessories for them. Her pieces are always fun and quirky and they are perfect for all ages. With all the options and sizes available you are bound to find one to match your child's personality.

She has recently launched her newest woodland creatures and they are beyond adorable. We had the privilege to go on an adventure in the woods with a fox and racoon from her collection. They were perfect for snuggling and carrying around while we looked for leaves and other furry animals. They also fit perfectly in our kids sized Lookie Loo Loo backpack while we took photos and picked up some of natures souvenirs. All of her creations are super soft and ideal for cuddling at bedtime. If you haven't experienced Mila's Zoo yet, I suggest heading over for a visit soon!

Romper: Jax and Lennon Co.
Backpack: Lookie Loo Loo
Plush Animals: Mila's Zoo
Shoes: Converse
Camera: Behind the Trees 

Friday, February 10, 2017

Bertie Lou Baby

Bertie Lou Baby makes some of the cutest handmade purses. Each purse is hand stitched and designed by Aubrey, the woman behind Bertie Lou Baby. Every bag she makes is different, no two are the same. These heirloom bags come in all colors and styles, from clouds and castles to animals and campers. The fabrics and vintage look reminds me of being a kid. She also offers bags for all the holidays! Hearts for Valentines, Rudolph for Christmas and sugar skulls for Halloween.

I had the chance to photograph a new style making its way to her website. Aubrey has already mastered the vintage look with her design pattern and her fabric choices but then she went and made an airstream camper purse, and all of my vintage dreams came true. We paired her gorgeous bag with a classic navy dress and a simple pair of pink t-strap shoes and the outfit was complete with that perfect bag. With lots of choices available you're bound to find something for that little girl in your life!

Dress: Primary
Shoes: Starry Knight Design
Bracelet: Flourish Leather Co
Purse: Bertie Lou Baby
Headwrap: Eyee Kids

Friday, February 3, 2017

Stellabee Designs

Stellabee designs is a great handmade shop for the little ladies in your life. Alexandra, the owner of Stellabee, hand makes all the clothing right out of Ottawa Canada. She is known for her high-low dresses and bustle tops and also makes the cutest bonnets and bows. Her fabric choices are soft, comfortable, gorgeous and colorful.

Her shop started when she was, like most of us moms, tired of seeing the choices that were available at stores for kids clothing. The boring designs and characters were enough to make her stop buying and start sewing. She was looking for a way to keep busy while staying at home with her kids and the thought of designing and making clothing for her girls opened the creative outlet she had been looking for.

I had the pleasure of photographing this gorgeous floral bustle top from her current line. The cut of this top is perfect. Its beautiful and casual at the same time. It can be worn dressed for a special occasion or just a simple trip to Target. Pair it with your favorite leggings or bloomers and your little gal is set and rockin' the cutest outfit.

Top: Stellabee Designs
Bloomers: Love Stuck Minis
T-strap shoes: Monpetit
Knee High Socks: Glitter and Wit
Bow: JoJo and Lulu
Earings: My Kookie Jar
Necklace: Gemma and Filo

Friday, January 27, 2017

Little Misfits

Trying to dress a boy can be a little difficult sometimes. I mean Carters can only really take you through the first year, and then what?! I just couldn't have my boy sporting teddy bears and baseballs his whole toddler life. I mean I'm a Vans loving, Blink 182 listening, tattooed mom! Then I found out about Little Misfits and all of my dreams came true. Dionne designs and makes some of the best tees for your little babes and you even have the option of adding on tattooed sleeves! JACKPOT!

Little Misfits is located in Oshawa, Ontario. Dionne first started this shop when she was looking for a baby gift for a tattooed loving friend of hers. And just like a lot of us moms out there, she couldn't find anything that suited her friend's style. She then came up with the idea of adding tattooed sleeves on onesies. Soon after others where asking her to make them similar items and Little Misfits was born. She designs TONS of tees and leggings too. Her designs remind me of growing up and listening to punk bands like ALL and cruising around at the skate park.

One of her newest designs for 2017 is a punk tee. It is so perfect and something I would wear myself! The best part about this shop is that her designs are perfect for your 8 month old and your 12 year old. Their tees are even available for your high school aged kids. Having a shop that can accommodate that wide of an age range with designs that are perfect for everyone in the family is pretty awesome.

Tee: Little Misfits
Jeans: Dudley Denim
Cactus Tattoo: Ducky Street
Arizona Tattoo: Jar of Buttons
Shoes: Converse
Shades: Subsidy Shades

Friday, January 20, 2017

Mini Souls

I have a 4 year old son and sometimes finding cute clothes to fit his adventurous personality is challenging. I came across Mini Souls after seeing another photographer post a few photos of a couple of kids wearing tees with woodland animals on them. I was interested right from that post. We love everything that has to do with exploring, adventure, woodland animals and outdoors. Mini Souls is all of those things wrapped up in comfortable clothing for your littles.

We had the pleasure of taking Mini Souls on one of our afternoon adventures. We grabbed our favorite hat from Hide and Cotton. A fun leather backpack to hold all of our nature finds from The Little Design Co. And grabbed our favorite pair of binoculars from Fanny and Alexander to find a birds nest high up in the trees. We tied our Urbemm boots on tight and went out in the woods for an afternoon of exploration. The clothing was comfortable, soft and lasted through an afternoon of play without any toddler complaints. He has already asked when he can wear his "cool bear shirt" again.  

Mini Souls is located in Ontario Canada and has a variety of items for all the ages of your children. Onesies and tees with bears and other woodland animals on them. Harems that are so buttery soft and available in many colors and patterns to choose from. Scarves, bibdanas, headwraps and beanies in a variety of options and colors to fit any child's wardrobe. With so many options you're sure to find something for your child to wear!

Tee and Harems: Mini Souls
Boots: Urbemm
Leather backpack: The Little Design Co
Bear Hat: Hide and Cotton
Wooden toy binoculars: Fanny and Alexander

Friday, January 13, 2017

The C Shoppe

Heather is the owner of The C Shoppe and makes some of the cutest hair accessories I have ever seen. I have had the pleasure of working with her a few times on photo shoots, and everything she sends is so beautiful. I will just say that her attention to detail and creativeness is exquisite and perfect. The C Shoppe is based out of Los Angeles and specializes in flower crowns and leather hair accessories. She was originally a 3rd grade teacher but after finding out that she could not have children, she decided to step away and begin this shop to start saving for adoption. The creativeness runs in the family too, as her mother Sheryl, from Thread Lynn, makes moccasins.

Our Friday Feature this week showcases these lovely Minnie inspired flower crowns. These flower crowns are nothing short of amazing. The colors are beautiful and the style is impeccable. With many color pallets to pick from there is no doubt you will be snatching these up for all of your Disneyland visits, birthday celebrations and photos.

Flower Crown:The C Shoppe
Twirl Dress: June and January
Leather Purse: Willow and Fig Leather Co
Oxfords: Piper Finn Footwear

Friday, January 6, 2017

Little Bird Clothing

Talk about the cutest and sweetest little line! Little Bird Clothing has both your boys and girls covered for simple basics with a whimsy twist. We just love their staple print, bird feet. The tank and and matching joggers we got our hands on, are made from the softest 100% organic cotton fabric and come in colors of a light blueish grey and a soft pale pink. You can also get that same print in a dress and romper. The sizing starts at 3-6 months for their onesies/body suits and goes up to a 4t in tops, bottoms, dresses and playsuits. This free-spirited brand is based out of Los Angeles and focuses on making amazing products for everyday wear. This brand has become a favorite of mine. When I look at this line I see adventure, playfulness, fun and quality.

Clothing: Little Bird Clothing  
Rain boots: Hunter Boots
Wooden toy camera: Bannor Toys