Mommy & Mini

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Fall temps haven’t come in yet but in NYC the chilly breeze arrives overnight and you wake up wondering why you didn’t buy a coat sooner! Suri & Katie are all the classic city chic vibes that I want for my fall look this year. Below are all the pieces to get their cozy New York style.

 

Halloween Costumes

Too Many Cute Options, Not Enough Candy

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Halloween has always been so anxiety inducing for me. I love the holiday but I can never make a decision on a costume. Do I go funny? Do I go sexy? Do I go super creative and out of the box? Well, little did I know the decisions get harder when it comes to kids. The amount of cute costumes out there is insane and it doesn’t end at there. The outfits to wear to school during Halloween week, pajamas and Halloween accessories are all cuter than the next. Last year, Isla and I went as Troop Beverly Hills and I bought 1 little shirt for her to wear to music class the morning of Halloween. If you’re having trouble finding costumes or fun little Halloween themed outfits here are a few of my favorites that I’ve been trolling. Sorry, I can’t help with decisions.

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Mommy & Mini Pajamas

 
 

I’ve recently been on the hunt for cozy and cute pajamas for Isla since it is the number one thing she grows out of the quickest! New York has been in a major heatwave and our A/C broke. (SO annoying!) There was no way that we could stay in our apartment in the heat so we decided to do a girls night staycation at The Gramercy Park Hotel just around the corner. It was the perfect time to throw on our new PJ’s, order room service and jump on the bed….. all of which lasted/entertained Isla for about 15 minutes. Shop some of my new favorites for both mama’s and all the mini’s in your life below!

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Isla's Closet

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The Essentials

No matter what age or what season, good socks, classic diaper covers, and great bows are the 3 essentials always found in Isla's closet. They are basics that complete every outfit. Here is my exact shopping list for stocking up every season!

Socks I love a simple small ruffle sock. Just a little bit girly but not over-the-top frilly. My 2 favorites are Bonpoint and Baby Gap.

Diaper Covers These finish off every little dress. Although prints are getting cuter these days, I can't stand seeing a diaper hang out of a dress. I think they should always be covered up with something simple and sweet. I love the covers with the embroidered butt and small eyelet ruffle. White, blush or silver metallic thread are my go to's so that each cover can be easily worn as a neutral with any outfit. This Etsy shop, Jenilayne Designs, happens to be my favorite.

Bows I like to stock up on bows with different prints and fabrics but in small classic shapes to still keep things understated.

LeiLei1202 has a huge selection of colors and ships out quickly.

Wunderkin Co has the most precious school girl shapes and is my go to for cool prints and collaborations.

Fourth and Pierce has the coolest yet sweet leather bows.

 


Mini Back Pack Shopping Guide

A new back pack is your most important back to school accessory! It's the one thing that you carry every day with every outfit for the rest of the school year (... ok well your mini does!). Finding cute options isn't hard, but finding something cute for a pre-schooler that isn't bigger than them is a challenge. Look no more, here are some of my favorite mini packs that are perfect size for your mini scholar. 

 
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Backpack, Cat & Jack at Target

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1. Metallic, STATE | 2. Lion, Beatrix NY | 3. Elmo, Crate & Kids | 4. Panda, Pottery Barn Kids | 5. Unicorn, Target | 6. Cookie Monster, Crate & Kids |

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Get the Look

Celeb mom style is just as drool worthy as any other street style game out there. A whole new kind of street style inspiration. Because it's hard to get enough of the cuteness and chic-ness overload in this pic Kourtney posted, I had to make it my very first Head to Tot post. I love everything about this photo and all it's Mommy & Mini vibes. After a little digging, now we can all shop it for ourselves....Kourt's Hot bod not included. 

Kids Bikini, Kaihlani | White One Piece Suit, Aerie | Cat Eye Sunnies, Carters |Hat, Janessa Leone| Body Bronzer, Charlotte Tilbury | White Nail Polish, Deborah Lippman|

photo courtesy of Kourtney Kardashian's Instagram, @kourtneyKardash

New York City Nursery Tour

Planning and decorating Isla's room was something I had been looking forward to since I found out I was pregnant. I was lucky enough to work with amazing designer, Jenny Wolf and her team at Jenny Wolf Interiors to bring my vision to life. We kept the entire palette black, whites, creams and once I had her and knew it was a girl we added splashes of blush and pink. Take a look at this video for my nursery decor essentials and the images below for a more in depth look at my favorite room in our apartment!

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SHOES SHOES SHOES

There are about a million options when it comes to buying amazing shoes for kids. But something about summer shoes is just as much for your mini as it is for you! No more thick socks, cute baby toes are free and there's wayyyy more color! We've rounded up our favorites from high to low, from wild to sweet and everything in between.

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It was a given that buying baby shoes would be a serious addiction, but I've really surprised myself with how obsessed I've become with mini sunnies for my little miss. Everywhere I turn it seems like I find another irresistible pair. These mirrored Illesteva pair are my current fav but some others that I'm loving you can shop below!


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I looooove a little Dolce number but filling Isla's entire closet up would not be good for my bank account. I'm really feeling the regal vibes and my eye keeps going straight for little florals, and anything that screams Amalfi Coast chic. Check out my picks here!



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The Easiest Way to Document each Month

Time Flies. You're basically discharged from the hospital, you blink and month one has passed! After lots of pinning, I found some floral inspo and quickly got to work on trying to freeze time. Each month, I would upload every baby selfie, spaghetti faced and bath time photos I had into an album on my Artifact Uprising App. The final day I'd do my "Floral Floor Photo" and make it the cover of that month's book. Pay and Print and the chic-est little book would arrive a few days later. Now, we have 12 tiny books sitting in Isla's nursery for us to look through together and it was the best way to document this year! 


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Bubble Suits Make Baby Legs Even Cuter. Period. 

I'm a big believer in dressing a baby like a baby. There's this small window of time you have to show off those chunky leg rolls, cute little butts, and put those teeny feet on display! While I wish it were appropriate to wear an adult bubble suit, I think there's nothing more "baby-licious" than a proper bubble suit for your little one. I went a little crazy and bought them all summer long, but here are a few of my current favs that I'm coveting for when the sun peaks out this spring!


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Custom Stroller

If you're anything like me, you don't settle for ordinary. I want my style to stand out. My stroller was no exception. There were plenty of beautiful options but as usual, I wanted something uniquely my own. I designed 2 separate canopies with an Etsy shop, and 1 on my own. For summer I did a cream canopy with neon pink leather piping, and for winter I did all black leather (obv.) I get SO many compliments and I love that our stroller is one of a kind to fit both Isla's style and mine. If you're just a little bit extra like me check out the shop and start making your own!

 


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Late Night Insta-Shopping

 

In a late night Instagram hole these little gems popped up. Monster Slippers. I mean seriously? Does it get any cuter? I don't even know why you're still reading this. Go. Buy them now! 





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The Diaper Bag

When I was about to have my baby I suddenly realized my favorite Celiné would no longer be my every day bag. So what was I going to carry as a diaper bag that was practical but also fit my own style? There are definitely designers that do great styles but my inner accessories editor wanted more options... and I knew they were just waiting to be discovered! I found I could get one of genius designer (and mom!) Rebecca Minkoff's chic guitar bag straps and snap them onto whatever diaper bag and instantly add sparkle! Or that I could grab one of Goldno8's metallic pouches to keep organized inside the diaper bag, but then move it to a cross body after hours by adding the long strap. Now I have options... I love options.

Take a look to the left for a few others I have in baby rotation right now!

 



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1. THE LOOK Wear something you all feel beautiful, comfortable, & can move in. Also good hair always makes you feel good so a blowout won't hurt!  

2. THE SHOT LIST You have a small window with that baby so prepare all your shots beforehand.

3. THE PHOTOGRAPHER Find someone who works with babies/kids. If they need a break, a feeding, a change... a patient photographer will understand!

4. THE LOCATION Comfort is key. Either your home or somewhere you know well. At home, all your necessities are right there when you need them!

5. THE TEAM It takes a village! Ask your mom, relative or a friend to be on hand to grab a bottle, fix a stray hair or just to be a supportive bestie. It's crucial for staying organized and calm!

Photography: Christian Oth Studio


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Throwing a 1st Birthday Even your Single friends will love!

My vision for Isla's first birthday was just an enhanced version of what we love to do all the time. Eat, hang with friends and listen to good music. I figured what better way to celebrate than throw a "Babies Who Brunch" themed birthday party. Watch below to get an inside peak into all of the little details that helped bring the party all together!

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Tutu Moment

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Magic wands, tea parties, and tutus are just the icing on the cake when it comes to dress up... but I've recently discovered Tutu du Monde, (expert in all things frilly & tulle'd) gives you one more reason to never quit that shopping addiction. BESPOKE TUTUS!! You can create the perfect sparkly number from start to finish and forever have a one of a kind piece.

Exclusivity at it's girliest!