Monday, September 29, 2014

Wordless Wednesday 10/1 with LINKY


Love this photo by @theweproject


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Children's Style Guide - Little Wolf and Mini Red

We are slightly obsessed with these fun looks for Halloween by @linsofandi
Sweet Little Wolf and Mini Red Riding Hood! 


Wolf:
Skirt - Taylor Joelle
Wolf Mask and Tail - Opposite Of Far
Flower Crown - @linsofandi

Red Riding Hood:
Bonnet - Briar Handmade


We just love how perfectly our Wild Garden Tutu Skirt pairs the Lemons and Lace Scarf. This outfit can be worn after Halloween too. Check out how @leministyle styled it. 


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Friday, September 26, 2014

Halloween Ideas - The Switch Witch


I seriously can't believe it is about to be October! Where did this year go? The time has come, we are all picking out adorable little costumes for the kids to go trick or treating or to a harvest event of some kind where there will be a lot of.... candy. The scariest and most dreaded part of Halloween - the thought of your children eating their weight in candy.... the dreaded giant bag of candy that lasts until Christmas and just won't go away. It's not just scary for the kids, but for mom too! It's such a temptation. You catch yourself sneaking pieces after the kids have gone to bed and tarnishing all of your efforts you've been making to eat healthy. So, what if there was a solution in which the kids are happy, parents are happy, the kids still get to go trick or treating - but there isn't Halloween candy to last for months?

Just this month I heard of a GENIUS idea called The Switch Witch. How have I not known about this before? To whomever thought of it, THANK YOU!

Here's how it works:

The Switch Witch arrives on Halloween night after the kiddos have gone to bed. Just like Santa, the tooth fairy or the Easter bunny, the switch witch comes while the children are asleep and leaves a prize.  Much like Santa enjoys milk and cookies, the Switch Witch LOVES Halloween candy! The switch witch is a good witch. She swaps the prize she brought for the children in exchange for their Halloween candy. Many parent's let the kids choose a few pieces that they would like to keep, then the rest of the candy haul is left for the Switch Witch to exchange.

For the week or two leading up to Halloween you can start to clue in your little ones about the Switch Witch's existence and ask them what they might want in exchange for their candy. Let them know that the more candy that they leave, the larger the prize from the Switch Witch will be. Remember, prizes don't have to be over the top in cost. Stickers, crayons, or even things from the dollar store can do the trick. What to do with all the candy? How about passing it out to the teenagers that are still trick or treating after your little one has gone to bed? Or donating it to a food pantry or a women's shelter. You could even bring it to work with you to give to your colleagues.

Remember it isn't about taking all of the fun out of Halloween. Sure, let them enjoy the trick or treating. Let them choose a few of their favorite pieces to keep. Make the whole thing fun and exciting for them!   Show them that fun doesn't have to be about food. It's about dressing up, showing off their costumes, playing games with friends, and celebrating the fall season.

Photo Credit: http://www.mamatoga.com


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Kids Fashion Blogs We Love - Little Gatherer


We love Little Gatherer! Little Gatherer is a one stop shop for all things for your littles, it's an Imaginarium of gathered and created objects, outfits and images that inspire the small and the young at heart. They feature little style, love, places, spaces, and creations. Our favorite, of course, is the little style section! They put together style guides for little ones that are to die for!

Here are a few of our favorite looks from their site. For outfit details, check out the Little Gatherer  "Little Style" section.





Little Gatherer was created by two sisters, who so sweetly agreed share their history, inspirations, and fashion tips with our readers! Check it out! 

What made you want to start Little Gatherer?

We created Little Gatherer as a place of inspiration for Mum’s just like Rosita. A place where beautiful design and creative ideas sit perfectly next to motherhood. One of the big appeals of Little Gatherer is that even though we focus on children, what we showcase appeals to adults as well. Little Gatherer is also a chance to create/work on something together (something we have always wanted to do) - we are incredibly lucky that as sisters we get very excited about the same things. It is so nice to work with the perfect partner in crime.

What trends do you see for fall 2015?

One thing we love about children's brands is that trends are never followed religiously. Most brands have a freedom in their design when it comes trends, either loosely following them or creating their own trends all together! We always get excited to see all the new collections coming through.

Where do you get your fashion inspiration?
We get inspired by everything, it could be a cool picture in a kids magazine, a beautiful photo, or a funny drawing. We are also really inspired by children's street style. Nothing beats a cute kid that has created a miss-mashed outfit from their dress-up box. We also have a fortnightly theme over on Little Gatherer and this usually becomes the inspiration for our latest style spread. Its a really fun way to work as it often leads you to find products that you otherwise wouldn't have found.

What advice would you give to parents shopping for their children?

Look for pieces that not only look great but are also durable and delicate on soft skin. There are so many great brands out there that create clothes that are not only super cool but that will also withstand the test of time.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Kid's Street Style - @alist_air


LOVE this little guy from @alist_air


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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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Wordless Wednesday 9/24 with LINKY



LOVE these pics from @whippycake
Photographer: Jess Roussel Photo
Leggings and Dress - Taylor Joelle

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Children's Style Guide - Boy Style


Tee - Taylor Joelle (On SALE until 9/24)
Jeans - Gap
Moccs - Potato Feet
Hat - Children's Place

Jeans - H&M
Sweater, shoes, hat - Gap

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