Gelato Heaven!

August 27, 2015

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I’m not gonna lie, I should be living in a warm tropical climate. It’s in my blood. I’m the happiest in the sun! Forget this rainy weather bull crap that England presents us with. I find it a bit too overrated, but until we are able to move away to a nice sunny place, holidays will do just fine for now. My husband and I had the amazing pleasure of meeting our closest friends in Elba, Italy! All 14 of us headed to Elba from all over the world (Hong Kong, Germany, Abi Dabi, England, Paris) yes we are quite an international crowd, to spend  7 relaxing days soaking up the sun and eating lots of gelato! Let me just say it was amazing! The setting was beautiful, the company was fun, and the food was yummy. All of us are quite foodies, so each night was a feast fit for a king or my tummy!

The great thing about our group of friends, is it’s easy. We all get along so well and everyone can literally just sitting around and drink beer play cards, listening to music and just hang out. We’re not a high-mainance crowd, so the trip was seriously relaxing!

I have to be honest, I didn’t want to leave. I thought to myself I could totally get use to this lifestyle, sun, stress-free environment, hell, I could even work from Elba, I just need my computer. Maybe I would even be a bit more productive. Well, needless to say, I had an amazing time. Here some pictures to prove it!

Here are only some of the photos I have. I will post more of our beach pictures. Cause we had some amazing beach time!!!!

Enjoy

kelly xx

On the way to the Island from Piombino

 

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Red.Yellow.Blue

August 26, 2015

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Triangular, circular, and square. Designers and previous architects of Motoreta, Cristina Lopez-Largo and Maria Llerena found inspitation in geometrical shapes, lines and basic forms. With the connection between colour and shape, they experimented with these elements as if they were in the School of Art and Architecture making several references to Bauhaus artists: Kandinsky, Klee and Batz. “Fashion follows function: let’s honour functionality with beauty. It both pleases the eye and captures a child’s mind,” Motoreta.

Check out Motoreta’s amazing collection here:

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DOUUOD = Elegance

August 25, 2015

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Comfortable, refined, casual and authentic, this is the motto of DOUUOD kids. Designed and made in Italy by Elisabetta Mambelli, it’s a kids collection that resonates class, quality, and of course practicality. DOUUOD Kids’ collections are pure and full of honest emotions. Neutral colors identify the brand and its elegance, while keeping the collection contemporary. But you will find some wearable avant-garde pieces perfect for any occasion.

I’ve been a fan of DOUUOD for some time now and have dressed Edith in the brand. I love the brand for their simple, chic pieces that look great mixed and matched with other brands. I love the beautiful muted colours throughout the collection and I am so excited for the AW 15 collection!

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The Dark

August 22, 2015

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Who here was afraid of the dark when they were little? I’m sure most of us can raise our hands to this one! This season Faye Wilde, designer of Beau Loves brings the dark to life in a fun and exciting way in her new AW 15/16 collection. Incorporating her trademark mask design, you’ll find oversized dresses, cool bomber jackets and mickey mouse ear hats. Now you’re kids will love the dark!

Check out her fabulous collection here.

Pictures taken by the fabulous Flannery o’Kafka

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Finding My Style

August 21, 2015

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Style, it’s a personal thing, but for some of us it’s taken awhile to find our personal style. And I’vI think I’ve finally found it. Growing up I experimented with every style possible. I had my goth phase and my 70’s bell bottom phase and my grunge phase and the list goes on and on. I think it was good for me to try all these different styles so I could get a feel for what truly fit my personality.

I’ve aspired for a chic, minimalistic style for a while now and I never really got it, but now I think I have accomplished it in my own certain way. Yes their are amazing stylish women out there that dress way better than I do, but I’ve had to learn to just be me and dress in what makes me feel good. Of course, there are beautiful pieces out there in which I would love to dress myself in, that would make me feel way better about myself, like for instance the new Maison Marginal Swiss-dot Tulle Apron Dress that I am coveting over, but until I become a very rich mama, I will have to find substitutes. So in the meantime, here are some of my recent outfits.

Enjoy!!!

kelly xx

black coatDuster Coat by House Of Sunny
whistles dressLongline Shirt Dress by Whistles

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Zara Long Shirt, Cheap Monday Omega jeans, Black Arizona Birkenstocksvolate dress 2Kowtow Volute Dress, Fessura Cork Wedge

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Monki Milly Hat, Caelyn Oversized Linen Coat by BB Dakota , Stripe Tee by Topshop (similar one here), High-waisted jeans by Gap, Naya Wedges from Anthropologie (sold out), Karen Walker Perfect Day Sunnies (sold out, similar here)

 

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BCBG Blazer (old), Vintage Levi’s, Sheer top (from discount shop), Sandals from Target11751886_10153412703993555_1789849984525175627_nCrop Vest from Akira in Chicago, Silk Skirt from designer shop in Chicago, Hat from TJ Maxx

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Where Did My Clothes Come From?

August 16, 2015


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Sustainability, it’s important. I know I’ve been talking about this a lot lately. But I can’t emphasis enough how it’s us that can change the way the fashion industry is heading. If each and everyone of us buy responsibly and not buy into fast fashion, then the use of chemicals and over producing will die down. I want Edith to know that quality is important and knowing where her clothing came from is also extremely important. I think people forget that people make our clothes and these people deserve a fair wage and good working conditions. I’m not gonna work for practically nothing and I’m sure as hell not gonna work in a hostile and unsafe environment.

Bambino Goodies shared a book on their website called Where Did My Clothes Come From? by Chris Butterworth and illustrated by Lucia Gaggiotti on their website the other day and I bought it right then. It’s such a great way to inform your kids on clothing. Starting them young will instil responsible buying habits!

I just got mine in the mail today! Check it out! You can buy it here from amazon

I Love Rogue Shoes!

August 15, 2015

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Shoes, oh shoes, how I love thee! I have a little lady that takes after me, we love shoes!!! I came across Rogue Shoes the other day, beautifully designed brogues! Designer and founder Katie Harland entered the shoe industry after years of frustrating at the inability to find the perfect flat. Rogues were born from a desire to create footwear that’s not only functional, but elegant and full of character. A love-child from the colour and comfort of trainers and the craft and credentials of brogues, Rogues should have a firm place in any modern woman’s wardrobe.

Created from three pieces of leather to form an iconic shape, Rogues are manufactured in Portugal where generations of hand-crafted quality leather goods have been produced. The slight platform, the low cut around the ankle and the narrow fit on the toe all ensure that this is both an elegant and flattering shoe, whereas the pick’n’mix laces and wide range of colours place creativity and customisation at the heart of the label. (information came from their website).

Now, us mamas have no excuse not to have a nice pair of modern day flats in our wardrobe. I know I’ll be sporting these very soon, now it’s just deciding which pair!!!!

Check out Katie’s gorgeous collection here: Rogue Shoes

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Let’s Talk about Gray Label!

August 14, 2015

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I’m not the only one that LOVES Gray Label. What a genius idea, creating a label that designs cool basics for kids. They have really done it right! This AW 15 they have launched a new website along with their new collection, TIED TO THE SEA, which brings in some new pieces that include stripes and bits of black!

In the coming months they will be launching different themes:

  • AUGUST – In the Water, introducing their new seasonal colour sea green and back to school.
  • SEPTEMBER –  On the Water, introducing their new stripe collection.
  • OCTOBER – On the land, introducing their new colour black.
  • NOVEMBER – In the Sky, new amazing basics to come!
  • DECEMBER – Twinkles in the Sea, all winter/holiday inspired!

There’s a lot to look forward to in the coming months from Gray Label. I love how they are keeping us interested with new pieces that our kids will love just us much as us parents!!!

You’ll definitely see Edith wearing Gray Label this season!!!

Check out their new website and collection here: Gray Label

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Mama Wardrobe Favs

August 12, 2015

Hello Mamas! I hope you’re having a great week. It’s Mama Wardrobe Wednesday again and I have some great finds for you! There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t find another amazing piece that I wouldn’t mind having in my wardrobe. I’m slowly collecting favourites for my autumn/winter wardrobe hoping I can scrounge up enough money to buy myself a few. Below are some pretty pieces I think you my like! Enjoy the rest of your week! It’s almost the weekend!

kelly xx

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It’s Foodilicous!

August 11, 2015

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Who’s not a fan of knitted asparagus or knitted radish bunting? Sounds pretty spectacular to me! This season our favourite Brooklyn based brand, Oeuf sets our tables with a fresh, wholesome assortment of quirky knit and cotton food-inspired clothing and accessories for our little ones all inspired by the Park Slope Co-Op in Brooklyn!

Kids can cozy up with Stirrup Leggies, Golden Tip Neckies, and Whimsical veggie hats and mittens. And what about their amazing Asparagus, Leek, or Ferret Scarf.? Yep a veggie scarf that can be played with as well! They also have their ever-popular Apple Pillows and hand-knit plush toys which will add a touch of fun to your children’s rooms. All their products are hand knitted in 100% baby alpaca and wovens made from 100% pima cotton.

It’s an exciting collection that won’t get your kids moaning when trying to put a pair of gloves or a hat on them, they’ll be more than happy to cooperate! Who doesn’t like an egg hat? Oeuf has made gift shopping very easy for you this season! Collection is out now! Don’t miss out on this fun and innovative collection!

Check it out here: Oeuf

kelly xx

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