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LITTLE STYLE :: Neon Wayfarers and Tasseled Scarf

(A great big thank you to the kind folks over at ZOOBUG who sent these gorgeous sunnies to Aveline!)
2 - neon wayfarers and large scarf on small child

1 - neon wayfarers and large scarf on small child


GLASSES: Fluo-Pink Wayfarers c/o Zoobug
OWL BELT: ej sikke lej, a gift Auntie Lauren brought back from Denmark
SCARF: Target women’s section
LONG-SLEEVE WHITE TEE: American Apparel c/o Wittlebee
SKINNY JEANS: Levi’s, a gift from Grandma

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LITTLE STYLE :: Serendipitous Granny Chic

Dolce & Gabbana Floral Intarsia Cardigan
Dolce & Gabbana Floral Intarsia Cardigan via Neiman Marcus

J Brand Jeans Floral Twill Skinny Jeans
J Brand Floral Twill Skinny Jeans via Neiman Marcus

Cole Haan Girls' City Chukka Bootie
Cole Haan Girls’ City Chukka Bootie via Bloomingdales

I started out looking at Target’s clearance section to see what kind of summer shoes* they had for Aveline (yes, I know it’s February, but someone forgot to tell Florida).

But the internet on Saturday night is a dangerous place, and before I knew it, I had fallen down Alice’s rabbit hole. When I looked up from the marvelous whirl of colors and patterns, I saw I’d pinned these three items to Pinterest, all in a row.

Very serendipitously granny chic for a little girl, don’t you think?

*Summer shoes? In the end, I couldn’t stray far from my heart: classic Salt Water sandals. Anyone have a pair of gently worn toddler size 6 Salt Waters they’d like to sell me? ;)

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GIVEAWAY :: Win a Pair of Children’s Rain Boots from Poco Nido!

Aveline from Oaxacaborn wears the new Poco Nido cat wellies // Click through for a Giveaway! #PocoNido #Oaxacaborn

Ever since these wonderful wellies arrived in the mail from Poco Nido in the UK (did you see me Instagram the awesome packaging?), Aveline has scarcely let them out of her sight. She’s worn her beloved new boots indoors to dance, outdoors to splash, in the car, and has even taken them with her to bed. Yesterday, I spotted her trying her to hang both boots on the Christmas tree.

Why is she so enamored? Well, based on all the loud “meow!” sounds, I know she likes the smiling kitty-cats. But I think her favorite thing is the fact these are the only shoes she’s ever been able to put on and take off all by herself. To a toddler (and to mamas of toddlers!) that’s a really, really big deal.

What’s my favorite thing about Poco Nido boots? They’re 100% rubber, which means no plastic fumes wafting around. And since Poco Nido products aren’t mass-manufactured, they’re all limited edition. (They make cloth baby shoes and children’s clothing, too!)

Now here’s the really fun bit.

YOU can win a pair of Poco Nido wellies for your adorable little!

There are both cat and owl patterns to be had, in infant sizes UK 4-10 / US 4.5-10.5 / EUR 20-28. We picked the more boyish-looking cats, but as you can see Aveline and her green skirt had no trouble turning them into a properly girlish accessory. Which would you choose if you won?

New rubber Poco Nido wellies // Click through for a giveaway to win a pair! // #PocoNido #Oaxacaborn

While you ponder that tough choice, let me tell you how to enter. This giveaway is open to anyone, worldwide.

  1. (Mandatory) Leave a COMMENT on this post.
  2. (Optional) TWEET about this giveaway. You can use this tweet: “Win cat or owl @PocoNido wellies for your little one on @gmunsey’s blog #giveaway!” If you choose to write your own tweet instead, please make sure you tag both @gmunsey and @PocoNido, so I am sure to see it.
  3. (Optional) PIN one of these photos to Pinterest, then leave a separate comment here telling me you did so, so I can count your entry.
  4. (Optional) Share this blog post on FACEBOOK — you can tag Poco Nido and Oaxacaborn’s Facebook pages in your post! Leave a separate comment here telling me you did so, so I can count your entry.

You have until Saturday, 8 December to enter — and you can enter every single day!

Poco Nido | Poco Nido on Facebook | Poco Nido on Twitter

This post is sponsored by Poco Nido, who kindly provided these boots.

Conversations with Designers, Little Style

DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT :: A Conversation with Lithuanian Childrenswear Designer Mummymoon

It’s time for another installment of Conversations with Designers! My aim with this series is to inspire and encourage fellow creatives — and either introduce you to talented people you might not have otherwise met, or help you get to know your favorite creatives even better.

Today, we’re talking to Ieva from the gorgeous brand Mummymoon about the clothing business she runs alongside Vėjūne. Ieva lets us take a peek at her creative process, and shares how she’s influenced by her children, the country of Lithuania, and trends — or the lack thereof.

Wool Pocket Pants from Lithuanian brand Mummymoon as seen on Oaxacaborn dot com

Welcome, Ieva! Let’s talk about your clothing brand. What prompted you to start Mummymoon?
Boredom. I am very active in nature, I have to be busy 12 hours a day – it makes me feel complete. After I had my first baby, when I got used to being a mother, I came to realize that I struggle with just being at home all the time. As she got older, I found it difficult just being at home or playing outside with my daughter. I started to express myself here. I always wondered what I would do when my children get older. Maybe back to making films, or interior designing or even photography? But it happened, when another life was growing inside me, I felt a desire to start sewing and making clothes for little people. It was only one example of this kind of business in Lithuania at the time – MUKU, so it was hard to imagine it will grow into something big one day. It was more like a hobby for me, a way to express myself. However, looking back now, we have our distributors and agent in Korea, Japan, have a little shop in the capital of Lithuania – Vilnius. We have teamed up with other 6 designers and opened a YéYé store in Paris. So I can firmly say – don’t be afraid to dream as dreams come true!
Nuobodulys. Esu begalo veikli, turiu buti uzimta aper diena 12 val. ir tik tada jausiu pilnatve. Kai atsirado pirmas vaikas, kai apsipratau su motinos role ir supratau, kad paagus dukrai man darosi anksta buti vien tik namuos ir lauke kartu su vaiku – emiausi realizuoti save cia. Iki to laiko masciau, kur eisiu, kai vaikai paaugs. Ar atgal prie kino, ar prie interjeru, ar..fotografija? Bet taip nutiko, kad pastojus ir pradejus glausti pilvelyje antraji vaikuti Rapola – mane kazko pradejo traukti siuvimas ir mazuju rubeliu kurimas. Lietuvoje tokio verslo pavyzdziu buvo tik vienas – MUKU, tad buvo ganetinai nedrasu svajoti apie kazka daugiau, nei hobis. Bet siuo metu mes turime distributorius Korejoje bei Japonijoje, turim parduotuvele Lietuvos sostineje Vilniuje, bei kartu su 6 dizaineriais ikureme Paryziuje YéYé store. Tad…reziumuoti galiu drasiai, kad svajoti reikia! Svajones pildosi!
Wool Blouse with buttons, as seen on Oaxacaborn dot com's interview with Mummymoon's designerWalk me through your creative process — I guess you could call this the “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” question. Do you have a finished product in mind from the start, and then execute a series of steps to achieve this? Or do the ideas evolve and take life as you go through the creative process?
Sometimes the egg comes first, sometimes the chicken. Creation is like life, it falls into how you live the time. Our creative process is based on our children’s moods or if we simply have time to create or not. It might not sound very interesting but you would not like to hear a fake, made up story, would you?
You can never know how one or the other item of clothing, a detail, a shade will come into life. I always sit down with a pencil and a piece of paper when I get a chance. The desire to create…it is always there, it never goes away. Sometimes I get angry with myself for not making more time for this but I want to give myself to my children first and then to other part of my life – mummymoon.
Kartais nuo kiausinio, kartais nuo vistos. Kuryba kaip ir gyvenimas. Kiekvieno susidelioja taip, kaip pats gyveni. Musu gi – viskas pagal vaiku nuotaika. Yra ar nera laiko. Skamba labai neidomiai, bet ar jus norit pagrazintos istorijos?:)
Niekada negali zinoti, kaip atsiras vienas ar kitas rubas. Viena ar kita detale. Vienas ar kitas pustonis. Sedu prie popieriaus ir piestuko kai tik yra tam laiko. O noro…jo yra visada, jis niekur nedingsta, kartais pykstu ant saves, kad nepasidarau jo daugiau, bet norisi atsiduoti vaikams, o tik tada savo gyvenimo kitai pusei – mummymoon. Continue reading “DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT :: A Conversation with Lithuanian Childrenswear Designer Mummymoon”

Guest Blog, Little Style

LITTLE STYLE :: Finnish Blogger MrsAgatha Guest Posts on Little Boy Style

Hello from Finland! My name is Sari and I write a blog called MrsAgatha. I’m 32 years old and a mother, a wife and also a step mom. My blog is mainly about kids fashion and my son who is 4½ years old.

Lovely Gina invited me to write a guest post here on my little boy’s style and I’m so happy to be here on Oaxacaborn today! Thank you Gina for the invite!

A guest post about little boys clothing by Mrs Agatha from Finland My son loves cars, animals and everything that has color green in it (he’s obsessed with this color!), he eats almost anything and is always very happy to try new things. I’m a lucky person to have this kid as my son since he’s one of the funniest, cutest and happiest kids I know (and yes, I might be a bit biased).

I love to buy clothes for him. He might have too many clothes but I always think that better too much than too little, don’t you agree! I can choose all his clothes since he doesn’t mind what he’s wearing and this is one of the things I love about him (just kidding, although it’s great to pick his clothes since if he was the one choosing, his clothes would be all green and have cars on them)! ;)

Our whole family dresses mostly in dark colors and we love clothes that have bit of ‘rock’ in them. So also my son’s wardrobe is full of black/dark grey clothes but there are also some ‘real’ colors! I’m not the one who plays with different kinds of accessories or believes in layering, I just choose him a shirt and a pair of pants and that’s it. Might be boring but I believe that with easy choices he is more comfortable to move around and do whatever he wants and it’s his personality that makes the outfit not the clothes! :)
A guest post about little boys clothing by Mrs Agatha from Finland
My favorite brands are Mini Rodini, Bobo Choses, Yporqué, Minti and Munster Kids. All of these brands have very unique designs and prints and these are the things that I look for in his clothes.

Here are some photos of the kiddo wearing our favorite things. Some of the photos are over 2 years old so his appearance is a bit different in those compared to the newer ones. You can also see me in some of the pictures!
Continue reading “LITTLE STYLE :: Finnish Blogger MrsAgatha Guest Posts on Little Boy Style”

Babiekins Magazine, Little Style

WRITING & WORDS :: I’m back from vacation with a story in the Summer Issue of Babiekins Magazine, and more!

Toddler standing in front of rainy windowIn case you couldn’t tell from the photo, Aveline and I are back in Florida. We enjoyed a few glorious weeks in the California sunshine with our incredible family. I love them so and it certainly was hard to leave them all behind again (but wonderful to be back with Josiah!)
Virtual Travel Series - Summer Blog Tour hosted by Oaxacaborn
I want to give a huge shout-out to all the bloggers who filled this space while I was gone! Thank you Sylvia (Hamburg), Annika (Finland), Corrie (Dallas), Alyx (Frankfurt), Natalia (France), Igor (Paris), Tina (Costa Rica), and Kate (London). The Summer Vacation Tour was very well received and I plan to continue to feature locations from time to time as I receive submissions. So if you want to show off your part of the world, check out the requirements here and then email me!

Alright then, so what else has been happening across the interwebz while I was away?

Mini Street Style - Baby BlackbirdWell, Aveline was featured on Baby Blackbird’s Mini Street Style! Check it out and leave some comment love. :)
Babiekins Magazine Blog - Get the Look SeriesAlso, I’ve been continuing my weekly series at the Babiekins Magazine Blog, in which I show you how to dress your little one just like  (a stylish version of) a story book character. Here are the  most recent books and looks:

Annnnnd….I’ve saved the best for last. :-D The summer issue of Babiekins Magazine was just released a couple of days ago, and I’m thrilled to say that not only have I joined the editorial team as Copy Editor…I’ve also written a little something about my childhood adventures! To read my summery piece in Babiekins Magazine Issue 9, scroll through to page 112, or go to the Table of Contents and click on “Fort Building”. I’m still giddy over seeing my work illustrated by the talented Gigi Rose Gray.
Babiekins Magazine Issue 9 Cover and Excerpt from Fort Building by Gina Munsey

Be sure to scroll through all the lovely photography and editorials in this issue of the magazine, you really don’t want to miss it.

Whew, that was a lot to catch up on, and doesn’t even include my California adventures! I’ll be sharing some photos in the days to come. Ah, it’s good to be back.

So, what have I missed in your lives? Any blog posts from the past month you want me to see? Leave a link in the comments! xo

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LITTLE STYLE :: How to Dress your Kids Like Dick and Jane, on the Babiekins Magazine Blog

Good morning, lovelies! This week’s children’s fashion feature is vintage-inspired. Click on over to the Babiekins Magazine blog to see how to dress your kids like Dick and Jane!
Olive Juice Amelie Dress and Bailey Shortall - How to Dress your Kids like Dick and JaneShown: Amelie Dress and Bailey Shortall, both from Olive Juice