Thursday, July 31, 2014

Miss Chips >> F/W14

MISS CHIPS is a Belgian story that grew from a passion for creative beauty and an unyielding energy. Kick-off was in January 2013 as a “collection of clothes for little girls” presented in a vintage suitcase… With its colorful concept and original design, MISS CHIPS was an immediate success. Today MISS CHIPS brings a creative total look with “must haves” for little girls between 0 and 14 years of age. 

From casual to chic, MISS CHIPS can now fill the entire wardrobe of your daughter. Whether it is for a game in the woods, a regular school day, a festive Sunday or a special occasion; MISS CHIPS joins in! It finds its inspiration in the contrast between the beauty of nature and the bustling city life. The entire production is done in a small-scale studio in the rolling landscape of northern Portugal... 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


"A portrait of our children, once a week, every week, in 2014."

Everly and Silas // Everly LOVES horses!  It's probably the first animal that she didn't have a fear toward.  And this was Silas' first horse ride!  :)

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Stay Gold >> Silas turns 1

This past Saturday my baby turned 1.  I wrote about our idea for a fun party theme here, and I wanted to share some photos from the special day.  We really wanted to keep things laid back and as relaxed as possible and since I only prepped for this party two weeks in advance, we kinda skimped on some of the decor I originally planned on adding.  All-in-all I thought everything turned out nicely and it appeared everyone loved the theme and decoration, but most importantly, we had a blast celebrating SILAS!

Since we went with the "Stay Gold" party theme, it actually was really easy to gather things for the special day, since a lot of things are gold!  And if they weren't gold, we just spray painted them - which I did with a lot of stuff!  Here's a little peek from the day!  (I wish I got more photos of Silas and everyone at the party, but because we didn't have a designated photographer, I ended up only getting pre-party photos, which I'm kind of sad about.)

 ^^We hung spray painted gold feathers from the trees and I personally loved how they turned out!^^

 ^^We added a little picnic area, for more seating, but also for when Silas opened presents.^^

 ^^My sister spray painted these gold pots and added the triangle effect to them and we gave these to our guests as favors when they left.^^

 ^^The gold feathers!^^

 ^^This was the only sign we ended up having that proclaimed our "Stay Gold" theme, I wish I did more, but it worked.^^

 ^^It's amazing how far a can of spray paint can go.  I loved how the gold mason jars turned out with these pretty wild flowers."

 ^^Again with the feathers.  These were a bit smaller so I turned them into a garland for the dessert table.^^

^^I added some glitter to a few for that extra "pop" effect.  You can do this right after you spray paint and it will stick to the wet paint.^^

 ^^A simple plain white sour cream pound cake with some gold flakes.^^

 ^^This was sweet Silas' cake.^^

 ^^Gluten-free cupcakes for all the gluten-free friends and family.^^

 ^^S for Silas, filled with gold wrapped candies.  Reeses', Rolo's and Almond Hershey Kisses.^^

 ^^Silas was pre-walking for the whole month before his birthday and on his birthday he decided he was done with crawling.  So we officially have a full on walker!^^

 ^^This shirt was the perfect final touch to the party!  It's from Knox and Lola and it says, "Stay Gold Ponyboy."  You can find it here...  Love this top!^^

 ^^He was a bit skeptical about just digging in with his hands...^^

 ^^Looks like he got the hang of it!^^

 ^^We rented a cotton candy machine and a bounce house for the little ones and they were the hit of the party.^^

 ^^We were all on a sugar high by the end of the day...^^

^^Unwrapping birthday presents...and an outfit change for Silas since he was a mess after his cake!^^

It really was an amazing day.  I loved every single second of celebrating Silas' birthday.  Even though I wish I could've done more, it turned out to be enough and at the end of the day, all Silas and us cared about was having our loved ones there to celebrate with us.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Boy+Girl >> F/W 14

Since I just featured Boy+Girl S/S14 for Wee Mondine, I was really excited to do this post next and share with you guys the F/W14 collection for Boy+Girl!  As I mentioned in my previous post, this is by far one of my favorite brands in Everly's closet!  And this latest collection is one of my favorites to date!  My mouth is watering!  :)

Boy+Girl is based in Venice Beach and made locally in Los Angeles.  This season they worked with a Portuguese mill to source amazing cotton flannels, along with a Los Angeles mill to create their foundation pieces in organics.  Staying true to their core, boy is rooted in California surf and girl is founded in a more European sensibility.

 Boy+Girl is estimating that they will be in stores by august 10th!  You can find some of our favorites from this collection at Wee Mondine by then as well!  I can't wait!!!