I used to be a saver. I saved evvvverything. After our recent move and reno, however, my perspective has completely changed. The moving and storing and sorting of all of this “stuff” created such a burden on us all. There are things my mom saved that I so appreciate. Heck, that is the reason Bitsy ever came to be! So recently there has become this fine line - we thin ourselves out from the things that we really dont need, but save (and use!) the things that bring us great joy. And maybe we can even incorporate those things into our home’s decor and our daily lives. Here’s my system…
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so of course we are already planning our girl’s outfits! We’ve also been gathering some sweet V-Day swag for your little ones as well. Check out our collection below PLUS a DISCOUNT CODE for you Bitsy followers ! How sweet is that?! More info below…
A sale from one of our most favorite brands - La Coqueta! Yes, please. Lucy and Greer wear a ton of La Coqueta for many reasons. The first reason being that the clothing is made SO well. It is true craftsmanship - something that we don’t see much of in these times. The other reason is that their styles are spot on - classic and easy to tailor to your own every day (or even special occasion) vibe.
One of my most favorite pieces in my closet for the past 2 years has been my faux fur jacket. I actually have a few, but the one that has the loudest style and is most obnoxious surprisingly wins as the one I wear the most! Dress it up or down. So, it was only natural that I went on a hunt for Lucy and Greer. Here are the 2 cutest, most fun, least expensive brands I settled on…
We are looking to help you get motivated in this New Year to get organized! As we get our house back in order from the pre-holiday construction and the holidays themselves we’ve been on an organizing rampage. It is my absolute favorite thing to do. I could walk around and organize (and I’ve become obsessed with purging and tossing lately!) for hours. I get lost in it and have to pull myself away!
Today we’re sharing Bitsy’s children’s Duck Boots picks. We love duck boots because they are a practical, cute, one-shoe option for the munchkins in the colder/wet months. See our good ‘ol stand-bys, some new options ( we’ve personally tried this year for Lucy) and styles that make our eyes smile!
Happy 2019!! We thought we’d start the New Year off with a stunner. PEPPER KIDS is a brand we mamas want to be wearing ourselves. Bitsy feels like we hit the jackpot by discovering them. Not only does PEPPER KIDS offer the cutest in children’s fashion (classic with a modern twist), but they also have an insanely reasonable price point that seriously cannot be beat. It is the perfect scenario for children’s fashion - dressing them as you wish without paying too much. PEPPER’S pieces adapt into many different looks - play clothes for school, dress clothes for special occasions and special activities and everyday rascality.
We were really picky with what we gave the girls this year for Christmas. After a year of purging, cleaning and renovating we felt that less really does mean more so we stuck to our guns and paired down their lists. Here is what Lucy + Greer told us are their favorite gifts from Christmas:
We follow a lot of fellow bloggers and stylists - that’s one of our favorite parts about being a blogger! Arielle Charnas of Something Navy had us at hello when we recently watched her launch her very own collection for Nordstrom. Since, we’ve been marking our calendars for new collection launch dates and today she has launched her December pieces! Head over to SOMETHING NAVY or the SOMETHING NAVY BOUTIQUE for NORDSTROM now to snag your looks.
Our Motivation Monday post is hoping to inspire you for any hosting you will be doing on Christmas Eve. We got this idea from a favorite blogger, Julie of Swiss Family Gallagher, and have had it tabbed away for about a year in hopes we would get to host Christmas Eve. Well, this year the holiday is ours and we couldn’t be more excited about our table decor ideas. This super cute theme is easy, classic and so fun for the kids. The energy on Christmas Eve is one of my favorite parts of this holiday, so to expand on that only seems like the most natural thing to do! Our adult table decor is equally as easy and creates a simple elegance for adults to enjoy. Here’s the breakdown for you:
‘Tis the Season! What we love most about the holiday season is the little sprinklings throughout - baking gingerbread cookies and houses, decorating the tree, Elf on the Shelf shannagins, our girls decorating their mini trees for their rooms. We have a soft spot for a hand-written, snail-mailed letter as we shared in our Snail Mail post last March. So it is only fitting that we share this great little “Santa Writes Back Kit” creation by none other than Mr. Boddington’s Studio. There is still time (up until Dec. 15th!) to participate in this sweet idea. Something that can become a new tradition while keeping the old traditions alive.
We decided a while ago we want to gift the girls useful, simple presents this Holiday season. We have just spent almost 2 years of our lives packing, moving, sorting, moving again, purging, renovating, moving some more, renovating some more, purging, renovating. You get the idea. Through this we’ve realized that we have too much “stuff” and the burden of holding on to it seems ridiculous. Since we are about to embark on installing our family room area carpet (fingers crossed before Christmas!) we thought bean bags would be such a great addition to the room that we hang out in the most. So, the search began for the right bean bags.
We came across this lovely little brand while shopping around SoHo in NYC. Since, we’ve been buying and personalizing their tote bags for just about everything from our daughters’ ballet bags to “congrats, you got a new puppy!” gifts to college grad gifts! What fun we’ve had. And they are practical and simple as can be.
Exciting business. Getting the best photo when your munchkin meets Santa Claus is so fun. You want them to have a sweet outfit! Let’s face it - some of these photos are 100% Holiday card worthy! So, Bitsy has been shopping and we’ve picked out adorable outfits for your little ones so your photographs are frame-able. These outfits carry over as great Holiday outfits (day-of) as well!
We’ve been following the linen doll craze for some time now and have loved every minute of it. But it wasn’t until just recently that we came across a linen doll (+ dollhouse!) maker that really won our hearts. Let’s put it to you this way - if Bitsy were to be a doll, this is how it would look and dress!