Inspiration, Little Style

LITTLE STYLE :: Polish label ‘Flawless’ is not just for kids

I love the kids’ clothing brands popping up all over Poland lately! I’m especially taken with the emphasis on knits and jersey (aka “sweatshirt” material) as effortlessly stylish wear. The trend has hit the US in a big way now, but European brands have been using this material for a while now — and, of course, always have managed to do so in a way that doesn’t come across as sloppy.

Polish brand Flawless‘ summer line — which landed in my email this morning — is a great example of this look.  And they’ve adapted the styles for all sizes, from mini to mama and papa!
LITTLE STYLE :: Polish label 'Flawless' is not just for kids
LITTLE STYLE :: Polish label 'Flawless' is not just for kids
LITTLE STYLE :: Polish label 'Flawless' is not just for kids
LITTLE STYLE :: Polish label 'Flawless' is not just for kids
LITTLE STYLE :: Polish label 'Flawless' is not just for kids
LITTLE STYLE :: Polish label 'Flawless' is not just for kids
LITTLE STYLE :: Polish label 'Flawless' is not just for kids
LITTLE STYLE :: Polish label 'Flawless' is not just for kids
LITTLE STYLE :: Polish label 'Flawless' is not just for kids
LITTLE STYLE :: Polish label 'Flawless' is not just for kids

I can definitely see myself wearing everything from this collection. What’s your take on the comfy chic trend?

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Life in Photos, Little Style

LITTLE STYLE :: That time I opened a children’s clothing shop to bring European childhood to the US

Ikea Poang chair in Off white

Tall windows in bedroom, messy bed, trees outside window

Mix and match Ikea bedding in white

She finds her way into our bed every morning, her stuffed “Mister Fox” in one hand and a whole cascade of giggles filling the space around her.

It’s Josiah that carries her into our room, between the pressing down of the glass-and-silver French Press, and the deft opening of the blinds.

And we start every day this way, with laughter that’s a necessary antidote to my morning-challenged self.

God knows exactly what we need.

Every day is full to overflowing with this big personality of hers. It fills the room, it fills my heart, and the soundwaves definitely fill my ears. I can’t even begin to wrap my head around how many times she asked me yesterday, “What’s zis lo name, mummy? What’s zis lo name?” I tell her it’s “mummy”, and…she isn’t buying it.

We work on together, through the day, while Josiah is at work, our days filled with the chores that keep the home humming, errands out into tropical air that confuses our Christmas-leaning brains, and more beads and crayons and alphabets that you could ever imagine.

Yesterday, I added another item to our daily routine, too, with the launch of a brand-new children’s clothing website, LENKA AND THE FAWN. (Eeeee!) I can’t believe that in June, it all began with this simple poll and now, in November, the concept has grown into a real, live, working retail shop.

If you’ve been reading Oaxacaborn for a while, you know my story. You know I was born in Mexico, lived in the former Yugoslavia in Europe and then came to America right before I turned 8. Lenka and the Fawn is an extension of that story.

And if you like, you can read more here.

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LITTLE STYLE :: Another Wonderful Polish Children’s Label, Miszkomaszko

Oh yes, more Polish goodness! Last time it was Czesiociuch, this time Miszkomaszko. And I just LOVE this brand, which is hand-produced in Poznań, Poland. The colors, the patterns (can you spot the volcanos?) and the great photography. I can definitely envision Aveline in these pieces!

Miszkomaszko

Volcano Pants via Polish brandMiszkomaszkoVolcano Pants via Miszkomaszko

Jumpsuit via the Polish children's clothing brand Miszkomaszko

Jumpsuit via Miszkomaszko

Star Print Pants via Miszkomaszko

Star Print Pants via the Polish children's clothing brand Miszkomaszko

Dress via the Polish children's clothing label Miszkomaszko
Dress via Miszkomaszko

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LITTLE STYLE :: One-Piece Kids’ Pajamas (Not for Babies)

One-Piece Pajamas for 3T and above - Not for Babies - via Oaxacaborn.com

A while ago, I blogged about how hard it was to find labels (other than Hanna Andersson) which make one-piece non-footed pajamas above a size 2. They’re ubiquitious in baby sizes, but vanish for toddlers and bigger kids.

After that post, Pop Street Kidz pointed me in the direction of a few brands, and then I found a couple more as well. Here are a few of my favorites!

1. Gray Label Summer Suit – Available in three colors through size 5/6
2. KicKee Pants Bamboo Coveralls – Available in various prints through size 6yr
3. J.Crew Union Suit – Selling out quickly; only size 4 left
4. Gap Sleep Zip Romper – Available in various prints through size 5yr
5. Soft Gallery Serpentine Jumpsuit – I’m aware it’s not, strictly speaking, sleepwear. But remove the drawstring and it would be oh-so-cozy! Available through size 12yr.
Not pictured – Indikidual’s All-in-ones

Do you know of more options I’ve not mentioned here?