Friday, August 1, 2014

Back To School - Teacher Gifts


School starts in just a few weeks, or may have already started for those in year round school.  We think it's so fun to bring your teacher a gift on the first day of school. It's a great way to start the year and is really fun for the kids and for the teachers. We have seen to many cute teacher gift ideas on Pinterest, we just had to share some of our favorites with you. So many of them include treats, we hope your teacher has a sweet tooth. For instructions and some free printables, click the links below the photos to be taken to the original blog post for the idea. 





















Send your kids back to school in style!


Check out our Back to School Sale going on now! 
Many of your Taylor Joelle favorites are marked down up to 70% off. 
The new Wild Garden Collection is perfect for fall and is 35% off. 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Mix and Match Wardrobe Tips - A Mom's Take

It's almost time to pack up swim suits and tank tops and trade them in for backpacks and sweaters. It's time to start shopping for Back to School clothes. Creating an entire wardrobe for your child for fall can start to add up and get really expensive. Aimee from amomstake.com is here to give us tips about using what is already in your child's closet to mix and match with new items and stretch their wardrobe. This will save money, and may even be how you find some of your child's favorite looks. 


"I am a huge fan of separates for kids, but matching sets can sometimes save you a ton of money. Here is the trick, don’t get stuck always pairing matching sets together. Of course they are going to look adorable matched up, but some of my favorite, most versatile pieces in my kids closets stayed hidden in a set for too long! This outfit is super cute on its own, but you can really stretch your child’s wardrobe by mixing it up. Shop their closet first and try things together that you might not usually match up, those always end up being my favorite combinations. I set off to my little girls closet and without buying anything new and I came up with these two outfits".


Shirt - Taylor Joelle 
Skirt - Old Navy 
Tights - Target 
Bow - Ruby Blue Inc
Sandals- Saltwater
(later into fall I would switch the sandals out for boots)


Leggings: Taylor Joelle
Dress: Little Me
Bow: Homemade

READ THE REST OF THIS POST OVER AT amomstake.com

So, as you are doing your back to school shopping, look for items that you can mix and match with things that your child already has in their closet, even if you buy a matching set. The great thing about the Wild Garden Collection, is that the items look great paired together, or as separates paired with things that you may already have.

Shop our site wide Back to School Sale now! 
Some of your favorite Taylor Joelle items are discounted up to 70% off. 
The Wild Garden Collection is 35% off!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Kids Street Style - Wild Garden Release!

The Wild Garden Collection is finally here and is part of our big Back to School Sale!!! Some of our favorite instagram accounts, bloggers and photographers have posted fun looks with adorable little ones wearing Wild Garden. There are so many adorable ways to style this collection. Take a look!

Photo Credit: @ewkak



Photo Credit: @blogali






Photo Credit: @jsuchil353


Photo Credit: @ministylehacker


Photo Credit: @jnv_xoxo


Photo Credit: @miki_nicole_


Photo Credit: @littlemaephotography


Photo Credit: @courtneysnowden


Photo Credit: @simplyblessednest


Photo Credit: amomstake.com


Photo Credit: @mingfoster


Photo Credit: @stellaandcrew

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!


pleated poppy

Wordless Wednesday 7/30 with LINKY






How gorgeous is Michelle from @ewkak? Swoon!

Her Tutu Skirt is a part of our Wild Garden Collection and is available to order 7/30 at 35% off!

DON'T MISS OUR BACK TO SCHOOL SALE STARTING 7/30. 
DISCOUNTS UP TO 70% off!

Check out these other awesome Wordless Wednesday posts and please link up your own.



Monday, July 28, 2014

Ballerina Prints - Free Digital Downloads

We are so excited about the ballerina that was created by our sketch artist Diane Robison exclusively for Taylor Joelle. This ballerina is printed on a Peplum Top as part of our Wild Garden Collection (available for pre-order on July 30th at 30% off!!!). This Peplum Top pairs perfectly with the new Eyelash Leggings that are also a part of the new collection.




To celebrate the release of the Wild Garden collection, Diane has created some adorable Ballerina Printables for your daughter's room.

(click to enlarge and save)

(click to enlarge and save)

Don't miss our site wide Back to School Sale starting July 30th!!! 
Discounts up to 70% off!

Children's Style Guide - Wild Garden

We are so excited for the release of our new Wild Garden Collection! The collection will be available for pre-order on July 30th and will also be marked down to 35% off as a part of our site wide Back to School Sale! To celebrate, we wanted to give a little outfit inspiration featuring items from our Wild Garden Collection.


Cardigan - ebay
Leggings - Taylor Joelle


Dress - Taylor Joelle
Jacket - Gap
Shoes - Joyfolie
Bow - Etsy

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 25, 2014

Hope for Adoption


Today we are so happy to share a beautiful adoption story with all of you. Amy Twitty from Pink Parlor Designs is sharing the story of how she and her husband Casey became the parents of beautiful Olivia. We first started following Pink Parlor Designs on instagram and fell in love with this family. Amy is so talented and creative. She creates the most adorable tents that you must see. 


Here is a letter that Amy shared about Olivia's adoption story on one of her blogs, livandhope

"Our journey first began 15 years ago when we became best friends from our first date. We met while attending college in a student government class. Our love story began and we were married about 9 months later. After graduating college we wanted to start our family not realizing that we would be faced with infertility. After years of trying we knew that adoption was our blessing of becoming a family. Our papers were filed with LDS Social services and we began praying for birthparents. Then one day our world changed as we received a phone call from a family friend who said that there was a 6 month old baby girl who needing a home. Little did we know, that home was ours! We met this sweet baby and we fell in love instantly. Our hearts were bursting with love and emotions as we knew we had just fallen in love with our baby girl. It's been 6 years since that day and still our hearts melt when we think back to that day and those moments. Was it all worth it? Absolutely! Was it crazy? Completely. Were we happy? The happiest! Teaching us the importance of family and the covenants we made. Daily she reminds us how to be better, the responsibility we have to raise her to her fullest potential. She is one amazing little girl and can’t wait to be a big sister! She is the neighborhood babysitter (as a  6 year old helper) she loves babies and drops whatever she is doing to snuggle up next to the baby to make them laugh.
      
As a family our goal is to spend as much time together that we can doing the things we love. Summertime is our favorite as we spend the majority of our days outside playing sports or going to parks for hours. We love the beach and it's our goal to go to New York City. Casey is passionate about his work and loves helping people every chance he can. Working hard and teaching our kids good work ethic is important but family is the most important to Casey. He loves going on “Daddy Daughter” dates whenever he can, and they have a bond that is truly amazing. Amy owns her own small business that actually started as a hobby and turned into a great way to help save for our adoption. Amy loves making new friends and making people feel loved and important. She loves serving others and showing Olivia that when you serve others you can have a great time. Her and Olivia have dance parties almost daily and love hosting neighborhood parities with all the kids. 
Olivia loves to dance; we find her in her room dancing daily. She has some pretty good moves. She is one spunky kid that never skips a beat, she is dancing one minute and wrestling with her cousins the next. She has a contagious laugh and curls that every girl loves! We are excited to see our family grow and love welcome a new baby into our home. As parents our goal is to show our children that life is  fun, it’s meant to be enjoyed. We make an effort to have fun daily even with small things as family walks or relaxing at home. We come from a family with six adopted grandchildren, all different situations and circumstances but all loved from the moment we met. Olivia loves asking about adoption and we love sharing what we know about her birthparents. She will always know how much they love her and care for her that they wanted nothing but the best for her and for all our children.

We understand that life hands us choices you never thought you’d have to make. We understand, life has an interesting way of giving us challenges but looking back on our marriage there has always been a reason to why and how trials and challenges then turned to blessings and lessons. Our life hasn’t been perfect but we wouldn’t have it any other way. We have grown as a couple, we have grown as parents, and we have grown as a family. We look forward to the day when we can share our story of our next adoption and how it all came to be, through the blessings of others. 
With love, 
Casey, Amy, and Olivia"

Here's an awesome video about their adoption and their hope for another:


Follow Amy on instagram and check out her blogs livandhope and pinkparlordesigns
You won't regret it!