Thursday, July 24, 2014

Products We Love - Miko Designs - GIVEAWAY


We are so excited to share a company that we love with all of you. mikodesign offers a collection of handscreenprinted products. From dolls to decor, they have something for everyone. They even have DIY kits to make your own items! 

 Here are a few of our favorite products from mikodesign:
  

We asked Erika, owner and designer for mikodesign to share her history, inspirations, and favorites with our readers. Here is what she had to say:

What made you want to start mikodesign?

I have always been creative and making drawings and sweing on my grandmothers old Singer and after art school and having my kids I really enjoyed making them clothes, softies and more. At the same time I started blogging and learing to screenprint my own designs and this resulted in an Etsy shop that grew into my brand Mikodesign.

What sets your products apart from others?

All the products are handmade and made of my own designed fabric wich makes them unique and give them a fresh and simple look.

How did mikodesign get it's name?

The name mikodesign came from the word miko it has a positive feeling and sounds good in a lot of languages and I wanted a name that would not only be suitable for children products.

What are your inspirations and motivations?

Art, nature and my two girls are my inspiration, I love crafting, drawing and playing with them and that way we come up with new designs, the I love paris doll was the result of the Paris themed birthday party for My daughters 7th birthday, she wanted to have a paris themed party, she wanted a paris outfit and a doll with the same outfit.

What do you have coming up for mikodeisgn that you are excited about? 

I just designed my first fabric by the metre that will be availible in september and a renewed website will be launched than as well.

mikodesign is offering our readers a chance to WIN an 
"I Love Paris Rabit Set" in red/blue or neon pink



Please use the rafflecopter form below to enter. 
Includes international shipping
Must be 18 years old to enter



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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Kid's Street Style - Fall Looks

We love Chloe from @jsuchil353. Her looks for fall are to die for! 

Head Wrap - Lemons and Lace
Top - Gap
Skirt - Taylor Joelle  - Available and on SALE July30th


Eyelash Leggings - Taylor Joelle - Available and on SALE July 30th
Headband - Lemons and Lace
Boots - Hunter Boots

Do you have a little fashionista or stylin' boy? Submit their photo for a chance to be featured on our blog. Email all submissions to brooke@taylorjoelleblog.com. Please include details about where you found the items that they are wearing in the photo. They do not need to be wearing Taylor Joelle, but they can be.

Each week we will link our kids street style looks over at What I Wore Wednesday on the Pleated Poppy blog! Go and check out other fun fashion looks for today!


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Monday, July 21, 2014

Wordless Wednesday 7/23 with LINKY



Photo Credit: @jsuchil353
Top and Skirt - coming July 30th to taylorjoelle.com

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Children's Style Guide - Tween Outfit Inspiration


A little tween outfit inspiration for fall. 

Top - Next Direct
Boots - Zara
Skirt - Taylor Joelle (Available and on SALE on July 30th)

Be sure to follow our blog via email and/or Google Friend Connect (right side bar) to be inspired by our Children's Style Guide every Monday! Stay tuned! Also, check us out on Pinterest and Polyvore for more fashion inspiration.


Friday, July 18, 2014

Safe and Stylish in the Sun

Summer is here and it is HOT! It is a great time to cool down and enjoy a day at the beach or by the pool with the kids. Here are a few of our favorite items to keep your daughter safe and stylish in the sun. 



This entire look was based around the adorable Ruffle Me Pretty swim suit by SwimZip. We LOVE SwimZip swimsuits because they are made of a UPF 50+ fabric that actually provides extra protection from the sun. How cool is that? Their styles are also super adorable. Betsy Johnson, the founder of SwimZip was diagnosed with skin cancer at the age of 26.  Betsy says "As a skin cancer victim, I know the harsh reality of not getting enough sun protection. As a Mom I know that I don't want my children suffering the same fate. SwimZip is a lot more than just a sun protective clothing company... SwimZip is a passion".  

The Grey and White Stripe Ruffle Shorts by Taylor Joelle are a perfect match for the Ruffle Me Pretty swim suit by swim zip. We coordinated the colors in the shorts with the accessories. Grey flip flops from Old Navy are a steal for just $2.50 on sale right now. The adorable white swim suit cover up is also from Old Navy. The hat and sunglasses are from Children's Place, and are also a steal at just $3.20 and $2.99. It's not ideal to put sunscreen near the eyes or in your hair, but it is so important to remember to protect the eyes and head from the sun as well. So, why not protect in style with fashionable sunglasses and a hat?  

Also, don't forget the sun screen! We prefer a kids safe organic sunscreen like Babyganics for the little ones. But, mom needs sunscreen too. HSN has some great sunscreens and other cleansers and creams on their skin care page for your specific skin care issues and preventions. 

What are some of your favorite ways to stay safe and stylish in the sun?


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Products We Love - Roxy Marj


Ok, it's time to let the cat out of the bag. Roxy Marj designs are too awesome not to share with all of you. Roxy Marj is about the cozy the imaginative & UNIQUE! Their products are well made, in the U.S.A. and they are instant treasures. They design items for children that adults want to steal. Their blankets, pillow dolls, pennant flags and coloring posters are so fun for the kids. The good news for mom? They design clutches and eye glass cases too! 

Here are some lifestyle shots from Roxy Marj customers of some of Roxy's favorite items:

Photo Credit:
Pocket Purse - @meethaha

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We asked Roxy from Roxy Marj to share her history, inspirations, and favorites with our readers. Here is what she had to say:

What made you want to start Roxy Marj?

I'm naturally drawn to child-like products, that is why I studied children's ware at school. Kids are able to get away with more in fashion with mixing prints and patterns. I have been sewing and crafting from a young age, so this seemed like a natural fit.

What sets your products apart from others?

What sets my product apart from others is the amount of thought, research and development that takes place in the design process. I think that comes across to anyone who knows my brand and has purchased an item from my shop. Also, I love what I do and don't do this for money. I do this purely for the sake of creating and inspiring.

How did Roxy Marj get it's name?

I legally changed my name from Anna to Roxanna when I was 18 years old and my middle name is Marjorie. When trying to think of a name for my business back in 2003 my ex-husband suggested shortening Marjorie to Marj. The two names compliment each other-- a new name, Roxy, with an older name, Marj. 

What are your inspirations and motivations?

Kids, children's books and toys (specifically vintage), mother nature, forest and farm animals, history books, art books, and other random things like junk yards, kitchen utensils, various home decor items and trinkets I find on the street.

What do you have coming up for Roxy Marj that you are excited about?

We will have a couple new blanket collections coming out soon! We are also noticing the need for more boy themed items and are working on adding that to the Roxy Marj collection. Eventually down the road a children's ware line as well. We are also really excited about some big collaborations that will be happening around the holiday season.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Kids Street Style - miki_nicole_

Our Wild Garden Collection coming in August to taylorjoelle.com will be our first collection expanding into tween sizes. We are so excited. Our new tween brand rep @miki_nicole_ just posted some amazing pics of one of the skirts that will be a part of this collection. We just love how she styled this look. Isn't she stunning?





Do you have a little fashionista or stylin' boy? Submit their photo for a chance to be featured on our blog. Email all submissions to brooke@taylorjoelleblog.com. Please include details about where you found the items that they are wearing in the photo. They do not need to be wearing Taylor Joelle, but they can be.

Each week we will link our kids street style looks over at What I Wore Wednesday on the Pleated Poppy blog! Go and check out other fun fashion looks for today!


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