Wednesday, April 10, 2013

I'm back....with a new review!!

Did you miss me!! I missed writing. Where did the time go? I told myself "okay, take a break, get through the holidays, blah blah blah." That was like 18 months ago. So my new motto...keep it simple. I don't need long, time consuming, elobrate posts. Just get you the info I feel you should know.

So on that note, I'm going to actually blog today for the MOM, yes you.  We love shopping for the kiddos, but hey we need clothes too! I mean how does it look if your bambino is way more fashionable than you? not good. So before you get to the excuses...I don't have time to shop, I'm terrible at it, the kids drive me bonkers at the store.... I have your solution.

If you've heard of it, you know all the faulous I'm about to tell. And if not, get excited. Ok, so first the disclaimer:
*This post is not sponsored by stitch fix and I am not affiliated with them in any way. I just love the concept and especially the "fix" I need.

So in a nutshell, Stitch Fix is a website that you are invited to (sounds fancy!) and you create a profile. You are paired with a personal shopper...gasp inserted here...and she puts together a style box for you. You can get the full details at their site

Here is a breakdown of what I LOVE about this idea
1. Someone else is shopping for me...whats not to love
2. No pressure, items are priced based off of my profile questions on what I like to spend
3. Free return shipping of the items I don't keep
4. I pick when and how frequently I get a "fix"

If you're a mom, shopping usually entails not even trying things on because you're just trying to get out of the store before your child is screaming, running, crying, or doing all 3.  If you are lucky to catch a break and get into a dressing room, you're in a panicked sweat and are rushing through the itmes before the above actions do begin.  This site prevents all that!  Plus what I love is that I'm getting things sent to me I probably would not have picked out for myself, but I love. And I'm trying them on at HOME, matching with items I already have in my closet. And the kids are destroying the house and not a store.

I'm a big fan of on-line shopping (obvioulsy) but this just takes it that extra step. I don't even have to pick the stuff out! And who doesn't love coming home to a box on their porch and its a total surprise on whats inside!

Ok, so what was my first fix like? Let me tell ya. My little shopper listened very well to what I put into my profile. And I even linked her into my pintrest board so she could see my style.

Item 1
Evolution by Cyrus- Twiggy Colorblocked Dress

This was a NO for me. I have plenty of professional dresses and I did not love this one, and I don't feel it was ultra-flattering. But fit was good I felt. So I left that info for my stylist in the future.

Item 2
Swwet Train- Rye Houndstooth Print Tabesleeve Top
This was a YES. I liked it (not the same as love). I felt the pattern was cute, and it would be a good fall back top and would generally work on the days I felt "I have nothing to wear!" In fact today I paired it with black leggings, boots and a cute scarf. Just like the picture showed me!

Item 3
Under Skies- Kohl Tulip Sleeve Chain Detail Top
This was a YES too. I LOVED this top, and I'm a horrible photographer and the pictures do not do it justice. There is this cute gold chain detail on the shoulder. The sleeves are different than any top I own. Um plus there is the cover the butt factor- which the fabic is slightly sheer there, which is cute. I tried it on with white jeans because the picture showed with white pants. I think I want a more trouser pant for the top.
Item 4
Evolution by Cyrus- Ohara Square Print Zip-Up Cardigan
This was a NO/YES. I did send it back, but I did like it. It fit nice, I thought it was flattering too. But it was more $$ than I wanted to spend on a cardigan, and I felt like I didn't need a new cardi right now.

There was also a cute sliver bracelet. But I said NO to that too. I have a lot of accessories thanks to my BFF owning an on-line jewelry botique, Bon Lemon. So I put a note on my check-out that she didn't need to worry about the accessories.

And sending the items back was so easy. I packed up the cardi, dress and bracelet and put it all in the provided USPS bag, sealed it and dropped of the pre-paid package at my local post office. And then I scheduled my next fix!

I hope you find this company to be as amazing as I do. If you want to know more, or sign up, click "invite" and you'll be on your way to your first fix. Enjoy!!


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Hoots and Turkey's, Oh my!

Let me begin with I AM SO SORRY for bing M.I.A for some time now. This little thing called LIFE has been keeping me busy. And I'll be honest, there are so many of you crafty moms out there, I have gotten a little overwhelmed. I just didn't know who to write about next...and well it turned into me not writing at all. That is not fair to anyone, especially these shops I am so excited to find and I want all of YOU to know about. So with that.... lets begin, again!

There are lots of new shops I have discovered, but today I'm going to focus on HALLOWEEN and THANKSGIVING ensembles. So its an all-skate of new and previously featured shops. A win-win I say.

One of my personal faves Bella Claire Baby has done some amazing pieces for these two holidays. There's bloomers, onsies, bows and leggins, oh my!! If only I still had a chunky baby to put these adorable outfits on! And for the matchting tutus, Hannah's Tutus!

Now Little Wellies has taken the combo of costume meets outfit- here she has created these adorbale outfits to resemble disney just wear to town or a playdate. So many choices!! I think Belle is my favorite.

So what to wear if your a mom?!.... Evy's Tree Pumpkin Spice Barilla OF COURSE!!! I'm not sure why I haven't snagged this one up yet...and there's a mini you can be matchy-match.

LaMonique Boutiqe has been whipping up some fun dresses, great for school days!

And (new shoppe) Vintage Baby & Kids has sewn some adorable rompers for Hallow's eve, how cute would this be with little kitty ears...or some fabulous head band?!

Speaking of hair accessories....can't leave that out! Giddy up and Grow has you all hooked up!

And continuing on the accessories theme, check out the necklaces from MiaMoo! she has everything! Some go with the disney outfits from Little Wellies...and others just for FALL.

And if you REALLY want to flashy, fabulous gotta check out Fabulousy Flamboyant (new shoppe) They are show stoppers!

Do you have enought choices?! He he many, I know! I hope you find some things that you just LOVE!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

ZUZII - Beautiful, modern, pre walker baby shoes and accessories

So a preggers friend found this shop and when I saw the products I knew I had to share this with MB's followers. Oh how I wish I had a baby girl to wear these things! ZUZII products are high quality accessories for your little babe.All products are handmade in this family owned and operated infant shoe and accessories company.

Here is a quick bio about the company:
At zuzii™ we combine innovative design and comfortable materials to create affordable options for your modern baby.  Having personally experienced the ups & downs of today’s market we set out to create a flexible brand; One that allows us to bring a flow of creative footwear and accessories that help your little one’s look come together at just the right price.  We are a mother and daughter owned company, and it is the collection of our design experience that has allowed us to partner in establishing zuzii™. By combining traditional cobbling and sewing techniques with our modern and clean aesthetic, we have created a very efficient manufacturing system that allows us to custom make every order for you and your baby.  More now than ever, it is important for us to support American manufacturing. All zuzii™ products are handmade by our team. Additionally, we source all raw materials from within the United States. About our Custom Woven Cotton: We feel we have created the perfect blend of stretch cotton, which allows for full movement of your babies feet. This high quality blend allows feet to remain cool in summer and warm in winter. Pediatricians agree that as your baby’s feet are developing there should be no restriction and that shoe uppers should be made with lightweight & breathable materials. zuzii™ cotton provides just this, a lightweight, durable, and wearable shuzii™
So first let me show you the boots! Hide your credit'll be tempted to buy them all!




As you can see ZUZII has lots of adorable little accessories to offer in lots and lots of colors. And the ladies love doing custom just ask. Hope you found something you love. To view their entire product line, visit them and the below sites!

ZUZII on etsy
ZUZII on Facebook
ZUZII on Twitter
ZUZII website

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Faith Works 4 You

Sure there are ruffles and sparkles and lacey details...but there is something to be said of retro. I stumbled upon this unique shop in my etsy surfing...and I'm so glad I did. Faith is bringing back some classics. Its the simple colors, fabrics and designs that make her pieces so adorable. Here is a blurp about Faith and her shop:

I love the 1960's and 1970's style clothing and have fun finding great styles to recreate in adorable retro style dresses with a bit of modern flair. My dresses are finished with a serger for a professional finish and durability. I love custom orders, so don't hesitate to leave me a comment or make a request. I am a one women shop, working hard to get orders out quickly and good quality work...

With Ellie starting kindergarten, I love looking at all the adorable things to get for her "school" wardrobe. And since she is in this "I only want to wear a dress" phase...Faith's shop is a good place to have on my list. Here is a peak...because she has 40+ dresses in the shop...of what you will find when you visit her etsy site.

Retro Style Layla dress in bright yellow

This little dress is made with a bright yellow, twill fabric..Top has a white bib with fabric ruffles..Zipper back, set in sleeves, buttons down the front bib !(Buttons will vary)
Can be made in several colors...If you don't see a color you like in my shop, just ask and I can find it for you..; )      
Great turquoise head pieces by Miss Ruby Sue

1969 Retro style V shaped collar dress

I love this 1960's style dress...The collar is so unique and I just had to create a dress for it....This cutie is made with 100% cotton fabric with different shaped flowers on a cream background..Back zipper , gathered short sleeves with elastic....V shaped collar made with cream twill fabric...
Girls Pullover A-line dress with avocado green flowers

Pullover A-line dress made with 100% cotton twill fabric..The flowers are a beautiful green with black centers..Elastic neckline. Two rows of Black trim above the hemline. Armhole flounce with black trim.. Loose black ribbon tie..Can be worn with or without...

See I told you they are really cute! So go browse the shop and get your little and fabulous retro dress for school, birthday, or just cause!

Faith Works 4 You on Etsy
FaithWorks4You on Facebook

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Brownies n Butterflies - custom gifts for babies & toddlers

Seems like this summer there have been  a lot of weddings and a lot of babies being born. With all of this gift giving, it sometimes can get hard to figure out what exactly to get. I love my gifts to always be original, special and just something the mom/bride will love. Well I have found a great new shop that will help for those gifts you need for baby showers.

This Ft. Worth, TX designer has this to say about her shop:
I am a stay-at-home mom that works from home in many different areas. Just like most of you, taking care of the home alone is a job but I also run an embroidery business out of the house. I love creating things and I love babies so the two go hand in hand. I created Brownies n Butterflies to provide affordable, personalized and practical gifts for moms and soon to be moms. I am a mother to 3 wonderful children, ages 10, 8 and 1. I am a wife to a wonderful husband of 10 years. I love creating the impossible and taking ideas from someone and creating it to their full expectations. I don't get to see them all but when I get to see the reaction when someone opens a Brownies n Butterflies creation, it bless' my heart.

I love that this shop has so many of the things moms need and that they are in adorable fabrics and designs. Sure you want to get the burp cloths and bibs, etc, but sometimes what the store has is just not cute at all. Well that's why you need to go to Brownies n Butterflies...because it will be fabulous. Here are some of my favorites...broken down into categories because there is a lot!





She has so many gift set combinations, you must go look at them all. I know there will be something that will be perfect for the next baby gift you need to give. And if there isn't the exact combination of fabric, font, etc- just shoot her an email and she would love to customize any of her products for you. Check out all the products and support Brownies n Butterflies at the following sites:

BNB on Facebook
BNB website
BNB on etsy