Dolce & Cabbana, Summer 2013

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Friends,

Lately I have been drawn to Italian photo shoots. Beautiful scenery combined with old world charm. That is definitely true for this one. Dolce and Cabbana shot this summer collection in Sicily, which looks a lot like the coast of Croatia, where I spend many summers growing up. Take a look.

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Beautiful, isn’t it? Makes me wish, I could go there this summer…

Have a lovely weekend, and stay warm.

-Sofija

 

Dolce & Cabbana, Summer 2013

Australian Kid’s Fashion: Oobi

Hi there,

How was your week? Is everybody settling back down to a normal routine? I was surprised how easy it was for my kids to go back to their school schedule. I expected it to be harder after two weeks.

It’s been cold where we live and I imagine it is not much better where you are. Here are some pictures to warm you. Australia is in the middle of summer right now. Did you know that there is a vibrant array of Australian kid’s fashion? I had no idea, but then, I have no idea what goes on in Australia in general.

Take a look.

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Australian kid’s fashion has made it on my favorite list for sure.

Have a wonderful weekend, see you back here on Monday.

-Sofija

 

 

Australian Kid’s Fashion: Oobi

Dressed for the Holidays

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Friends,

It’s one week till Christmas! Are you ready? My kids are uber exited. Everyday new packages arrive in the mail, mostly from their grandparents.

I thought I’ll share some outfits we will be wearing on Christmas or over the holidays. My friend Emily did this photo shoot with us a couple of weeks ago. I posted some of those works of art  here.

For a photo shoot I try to see what we own already and buy as little as possible. I only bought Ella’s dress, cape, and hair pin,  and Esther’s dress and shoes recently. Everything else we either bought previously, got as hand-me-downs from our stylish cousins, or we thrifted. My jacket and Tasha’s red shoes were thrifted for example.

First up is Ella. Her dress and cape are from the Gap. Her shoes are from the Children’s place, tights are hand-me-downs. Her hair pin is from a local hobby store.

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Next is Shane. The shirt is from H&M, jeans are from Old Navy. Pistol is from Cracker Barrel.

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Next up is Finn. Finn always wears the same clothes so it is very likely he will wear this outfit from now until summer, unless he manages to grow out of it again. Top is from the Gap and pants are Levis.

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Lucy is wearing all hand me downs except for her shoes and hair pin. The dress is from Gymboree, and the blouse from Ralph Lauren. The hair pin from Hobby Lobby, and the shoes from the Children’s Place.

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Natasha is wearing pants from Carters, white top from Old Navy, and a tunic from Tea. The shoes are thrifted.

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I’m wearing Levi’s skinnys (never thought I would be brave enough), top from Anthropologie, jacket from Talbot, boots from Merrel. I bought the buffalo leather bag decades ago in Frankfurt.This is the first pair of boots I have bought (other than snow or hiking boots). I bought rain boots to justify the purchase in case I didn’t wear them enough. Well, I wear them all the time. They dress up every outfit.

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I will be posting Christmas pictures soon. I’m amazed how they turned out thanks to Emily. All pictures were taken behind our house.

-Sofija

Dressed for the Holidays

Katrina Tang Children’s Photography

Hi there,

Katrina Tang is a children’s photographer from Latvia. Here is a shoot she did for the London Times. The outfits are by different well known designers.

Have a look.

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I like how she used toys as props to make the shoot look natural. I like the moccasins on the girl in the first picture. I bought a pair from Nartjee for my 4 year old and they make every outfit fun. I wouldn’t mind owning that star dress on the last picture for the holidays.

If you are into children’s photography be sure to check out her website. She has a unique style. Kind of dreamy, fairy tale like.

Have a great day,

Sofija

Katrina Tang Children’s Photography

Bennetton Kid’s Fall Collection

Hi there,

It was so much fun doing the fashion shoot with my friend Emily. I noticed I am on a roll as far as fall fashion goes. Largely because the collections I have seen are just so good this year. Also because there are some European companies I would like to introduce you to you might not be familiar with. Benetton from Italy is one of them. If you grew up in Europe, Benetton is an old hat. Frankly, I haven’t always liked them. At times they were too poppy for me, and too much the same year after year. However their kid’s fall collection won me back. I appreciate the art they put into it. And I guess I like the Italian take on British style. Take a look:

What do you think? I appreciate when a company understands that not every parent wants their tween to look like a rock star or a skater.

Have a great day!

-Sofija

Bennetton Kid’s Fall Collection

Fall is in the Air

Friends,

The air is getting crisp, and I am so exited fall is here. It is my favorite season. Probably because I grew up next to a forest. Here are some pictures I wanted to share with you, paired with the perfect outfits:

Fall happens to be my favorite season for fashion, as well.

Hope this gets you in the mood. Pinterest is great for that. I started a whole board just for fall pictures. Oh by the way, the first and last pictures were taken behind our house by my neighbor Emily. Enchanting, isn’t it?

Have a great day,

Sofija

Sources: Top and bottom picture via Lonely Mountain Photography; second picture from the top: via Sunday Corssbow; 3rd pictures: via the.fashion.diary; 4th picture: via nemoi memo; second to last picture: via Indigo Crossing.

Fall is in the Air

Back to School Outifits- Mini Boden

Hi,

today I have some ideas for children’s back to school outifits by Mini Boden USA. I like them as an inspiration because their style is so fun, cool, colorful, and very British.

Take a look:

I have a thing for toggle coats, stripes, and flower prints. Perfect!

Have you gotten your school shopping done? Do you get one outfit or a whole wardrobe? I buy for my two oldest, cause they grow like weeds (last year my 14 old outgrew his jeans three times). But for the other 4 I have hand me downs. Love those boxes from the cousins!!

-Sofija

Back to School Outifits- Mini Boden

First Day Of School

Hi,

thanks for stopping by. This blog is such a great outlet for me, and it is even better when I can share it with you.

Are you exited about school starting? I am. Though I’m not sending my kids off to school, cause they are right here with me. I am exited about getting  back into a new routine. I like to dress nice for the first day of school, make it special. Here is my inspiration for my back to school outfit:

How about you, do you have a first day of school outfit in mind? If you are not teaching, how about a favorite fall outfit?

-Sofija

Sources:

I found all pictures except for the 4th one on Jen McCabe’s blog Honey Kennedy.

Top three pictures are by the A/W 2011 Colemino spring collection by the designer Aya Nakagawa.

Bottom picture is by the A/W 2012 collection by Mes Dames. Photography by Anna Malmberg

First Day Of School