bitsy favorite for the itsy...LA COQUETA!

Bitsy is all about hand-me-downs, classic pieces with an updated look - this we know. Well, if there were ever a brand to match Bitsy's aesthetic and style aspirations, La Coqueta would be it. We are naturally almost always drawn to Spanish-made children's wear and you'll see why after sifting through La Coqueta's collection and over-all style. This brand's chic twist on the traditional has us wanting every single piece!

La Coqueta resides in North London, but every piece is "proudly made in Spain". And, lucky for us, the owner (mother of 5, ehhh emmm) offers all of her exquisite creations on La Coqueta's e-commerce site, so cheers to those of us across the pond. We can get some goodness for our little ones as well!

Everything about this brand makes us content. You will truly appreciate the beautiful details, subtle twists and European touches. As usual, we've picked a few looks that catch our eye, but the whole brand truly catches our eye! All of these looks and many others can be found on their site (link provided below!).


*Photo Credit, La Coqueta

palm tree breezes

Take us anywhere but here! As usual, we have our sights set on warmer temps, no socks and sunnies. That's right folks, palm tree breezes. We hope you enjoy what we are dreaming of styling in a few months (or maybe if you are hitting a beach for a little vaca...)...

 We're loving the flamingo fad. So fun and the image really does transplant you to a beach-y vacation spot. Also, we will always love the traditional stripe-y patterns for resort-wear. You can't go wrong and they transition so well to the summer/fall months. Check out what we've rounded up:

*All photos credited to their brands

hello, my name is...

We are always on the look out for great baby gift ideas. Take a look-sy at what we've come across lately - items we think are super special for any newbie.

Row 1:

Think birth announcement with this dynamic duo! We saw June + January (designers of The Basic Blanket in Cobalt) pop one of Em Dash Paper Co.'s Name Tag Stickers on their blanket and it was love!

Em Dash Paper Co. Name Tags//Hello My Name Is in Black, $7.50- (pack of 10)

Em Dash Paper Co. Name Tags//Hello My Name Is in Rainbow, $7.50- (pack of 10)

June and January The Basic Blanket in Cobalt, $25-

Row 2:

The Beaufort Bonnet Company Girl's Beaufort Bucket - Worth Ave. White Seersucker with Eyelet, $50-

Piper Finn Metallic Gold Oxford, $30-

The Beaufort Bonnet Company Sweetly Smocked Bonnet in Buckhead Blue, $68-

Row 3:

Monica + Andy Collegiate Sweater, $58-

Monica + Andy Peplum Bow Sweater, $48-

Jacob.Grace Designs Small + Mighty Onesie, $25-

Row 4:

I See Me! Hello World! Twins Personalized Book, $29.99-

I See Me! My Farm Friends Personalized Book (with personalized name AND photo!), $29.99- (Greer received this as a 1st birthday present from good friends and it is hands-down her favorite book!)

*Individual Photos Credited to Their Brands

bitsy favorite for the itsy...ZIMMERMAN SHOES!

This one really makes us happy.

We're bursting with excitement, ready to share Zimmerman Shoes!

Zimmerman Shoes, an American children’s shoe manufacturer, stole Bitsy’s heart not too long ago. Always in search of the perfect shoe for the minis (that won’t break the bank) we came across Zimmerman and fell deeply, madly in love. We’re addicted and asked them to show us their ways. As if their product wasn’t enough to capture our hearts, the story behind the company really won us over.

Zimmerman Shoes is owned and operated by two “goofball” (their word, not ours!) sisters, Audrey + Amelia. They created the company to honor their shoe-making heritage (their great-grandfather Milo bought Kepner Scott, a children’s shoe manufacturing facility in 1962 as a retirement project. He then turned the failing company around in just two years by discovering a lighter, more flexible sole for children’s shoes. Hallelujah, thank you Milo!! Kepner Scott is presently the oldest children’s shoe manufacturing company in the country and is still run by Audrey + Amelia’s third-generation shoe-maker Dad and Aunt.). Audrey + Amelia pour their passion into Zimmerman Shoes daily and boy does it show. They have been lucky to “grow up in the business” and to this day their Dad and Aunt act as mentors and consultants to Zimmerman. Zimmerman Shoes’ story is just too good not to share. After having the privilege of getting to know Audrey + Amelia and everything Zimmerman Shoes, Bitsy wants to be a part of their family and think you will as well!

As for the shoes – we feel they speak for themselves. Classic with a subtle modern twist (or as they put it, “Heritage footwear for modern kids”), Zimmermans are an absolute must have addition to your peanut’s closet. Audrey + Amelia have updated styles from the 1960s and 1970s with fresh colors and new leathers. Fit, form and flexibility are a main focus so your little one will be able to conquer their adventures. Lucy will be sporting the ever-so-delicate 1987 Scalloped Mary Jane (pictured below) this fall and winter. Stay tuned because you will be seeing a lot them in the upcoming seasons on Bitsy! After all, Zimmerman Shoes have walked the catwalks of Kids Fashion Week - we had to get ourselves a piece :).

Audrey, Amelia + Co. embody modern cool while sticking to their timeless roots. To us, this is what it means to have it all. A family-operated, American company with heart + “sole” (tee hee) and an incredible product. Right on, right on!

As we said earlier, we’re addicted. Take a peek below at Bitsy's picks from their fall 2015 collection. For more product and information visit their site - ZIMMERMAN SHOES. There is lots more to learn about this fabulous company + collection!

Here is their nephew Milo (oh so delicious!) in their Stevie sandal:

*Photo credit, Zimmerman Shoes

gobble it up

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