Inspiration, Little Style

LITTLE STYLE :: Pale Pastel Girls’ Room Inspiration from Serena & Lily

Serena and Lily Coral Grey and Navy Girls Room

This isn’t a sponsored post — it’s just my imaginary wallet and I talking a walk through the summer 2014 Serena & Lily catalogue. ;)

1. Fox sheets
2. Houses print
3. Ceramic elephant side table
4. Today pillow
5. Sun print
6. Polar bear
7. Pouf
8. Inlay mirror
9. California pillow
10. Blanket
11. Sea gull print
12. Basket
14. Rug

See anything here you’d love to snatch up for your own home?

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LITTLE STYLE :: The Wee Scottish Influence in the #jcpKids Fall Collection

14 - Flowers by Zoe - Fall 2013 #jcpKids Fall Collection from JC Penney - on the Oaxacaborn blog

3 - Baker by Ted Baker and Flowers by Zoe - Fall 2013 #jcpKids Fall Collection from JC Penney - on the Oaxacaborn blog

As soon as I saw this tweed blazer from Baker by Ted Baker, I had visions of a red deer stag cantering across the Scottish highlands between slate grey mountains and mirrored lochs. And then I peeked at the satin lining, and it was dotted with red deer print.

Perfect.

Definitely something a laird(ess) would wear.

Admittedly influenced by all the Monarch of the Glen re-runs I’ve been watching lately, I wanted to pair it with some sort of plaid — a nod to the tartan kilt. But if you know Aveline, you know she’s crazy about “farkles” [sparkles]. So my nod to the Scottish highlands quickly turned into something more like a jazz-dancer-meets-laird outfit. (And I love it.)

It’s funny, I had no idea when I first spotted the blazer that the brand really does have true Scottish roots — Ted Baker was founded in Glasgow, Scotland in the late 80s.

Lately, JC Penney is bringing in more and more international brands to their kids’ collection — like Joe Fresh, which is a Canadian brand. I love that! And anytime a store wants to expand beyond licensed characters and pink and purple butterflies for girls’ clothes, I’m on board.

And when a certain little girl wants to dress up and hang out with her mama, I’m on board with that, too.

Baker by Ted Baker and Flowers by Zoe - Fall 2013 #jcpKids Fall Collection from JC Penney - on the Oaxacaborn blog

4 - Joe Fresh - Fall 2013 #jcpKids Fall Collection from JC Penney - on the Oaxacaborn blog

6 - Baker by Ted Baker and Flowers by Zoe - Fall 2013 #jcpKids Fall Collection from JC Penney - on the Oaxacaborn blog

5 - Baker by Ted Baker and Flowers by Zoe - Fall 2013 #jcpKids Fall Collection from JC Penney - on the Oaxacaborn blog

2 - Baker by Ted Baker and Flowers by Zoe - Fall 2013 #jcpKids Fall Collection from JC Penney - on the Oaxacaborn blog

9 - Baker by Ted Baker and Flowers by Zoe - Fall 2013 #jcpKids Fall Collection from JC Penney - on the Oaxacaborn blog

10 - Baker by Ted Baker and Flowers by Zoe - Fall 2013 #jcpKids Fall Collection from JC Penney - on the Oaxacaborn blog

7 - Joe Fresh and Flowers by Zoe - Fall 2013 #jcpKids Fall Collection from JC Penney - on the Oaxacaborn blog

13 - Baker by Ted Baker and Flowers by Zoe - Fall 2013 #jcpKids Fall Collection from JC Penney - on the Oaxacaborn blog

11 - Baker by Ted Baker and Flowers by Zoe - Fall 2013 #jcpKids Fall Collection from JC Penney - on the Oaxacaborn blog

8 - Baker by Ted Baker and Flowers by Zoe - Fall 2013 #jcpKids Fall Collection from JC Penney - on the Oaxacaborn blog

Here’s Aveline’s outfit breakdown:

MENSWEAR BLAZER // Baker by Ted Baker, from the toddler boy’s department
BLACK TEE // Aveline’s own; similar here
SEQUIN SHORTS // Flowers by Zoe by Kourageous Kids
TIGHTS // Joe Fresh
GLITTER OXFORDS // Joe Fresh (I added the golden ribbon; they come with round black cord laces.)

See all Baker by Ted Baker // See all Flowers by Zoe by Kourageous Kids

Disclosure of Material Relationship: I received compensation in exchange for my participation in promoting the #jcpKids Fall Collection. All the photographs, opinions, and experiences shared here are in my own words and are my own honest evaluation; and I personally selected all the garments photographed here. Please be assured, I only accept sponsorship opportunities for brands I personally use would recommend to close friends and family, and I will always disclose any such relationships.

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LITTLE STYLE :: 5 Outerwear Options for Little Girls

While we don’t need a winter coat here — a spring/fall jacket will get us through the handful of “cool” days we might have — I still wanted to put together a fun mini round-up.

LITTLE STYLE :: 5 Outerwear Options for Little Girls :: Olily Winter Coat
Oilily “Chilly” winter coat via olliewood.nl

LITTLE STYLE :: 5 Outerwear Options for Little Girls :: Collection B® Packable Down Jacket - Girls 4-16
Collection B® Packable Down Jacket via JCPenney

LITTLE STYLE :: 5 Outerwear Options for Little Girls :: Mini Boden Ski Jacket
Ski Jacket via Mini Boden

LITTLE STYLE :: 5 Outerwear Options for Little Girls :: John Lewis Checked Lumberjack Jacket, Red
Checked Lumberjack Jacket via John Lewis

LITTLE STYLE :: 5 Outerwear Options for Little Girls :: John Galliano Gazette Print Bomber Jacket
John Galliano Gazette Print Bomber Jacket via Harrods

Will it get cold enough for winter jackets where you live? What’s in the coat closet for your littles this year?

Life in Photos, Poetry & Words, Travel/Moving

LIFE IN PHOTOS :: My Miniature Flying Companion

 July 2013 - Aveline in Naartjie hoodie

 July 2013 - Aveline in Naartjie hoodie with waist ruffle and lace front

Aveline and I are packing this morning, for a little jaunt a couple (thousand) miles over to cooler weather for a bit. This means I write lists and try to collect what I need to pack, and she follows me around immediately removing said items from bags while asking for (even more) kefir and shrieking happily, “Baby help! Baby help with pieces!”

Not a whole lot gets done this way.

This won’t be the first time she’s flown — she’s taken close to a half-dozen trips already  — but it will be the first time she has her own ticket and own carry-on. If you happen to be in the airport on Friday, she’ll be the only kid under three feet tall to have a entire twin-size fleece Mario blanket in tow. (My “purse” will be overflowing with snacks and coloring books.)

Oh, and we’ll be traveling with Mr. Fox, too.

As it just so happens, this fox is on newsstands right now. Well, not Mr. Fox himself, but a tale of his adventures as The Flying Fox, Aveline’s traveling companion. He ends up in a stranger’s lap, and witnesses a pair of airline headphones reduced to rubble courtesy of a rogue beverage cart. (You can read more in Babiekins Magazine, Print Issue 2.)

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to tend to a toddler eruption of tears over a small issue in which a plastic figure of Mario is lodged headfirst in the Tinker Toys container.

Little Style :: Aveline is wearing a Naartjie hoodie.