in the craziness of my life (well, my life these days) i took these pix of the kids in our last days in brooklyn together as a family and totally forgot to post them. (sorry omamimini!)

the real story is that omamimini, no matter what season we are looking at, consistently produces some of the most interesting and fashion forward children's clothing on the market. i love the modernist approach of the clothing. there is never any thing extra, but yet there is always a little twist or unexpected detail that parents and children will appreciate.

the summer collection, which i am totally in love with, is all on sale now! you would be crazy to miss out on these versatile pieces that work for any season!

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Foxella & Friends

hello! wow. sorry i went off the radar for awhile with the moving, july fourth holiday and now i am couch surfing in brooklyn with some friends that don't have wifi! luckily i just moved temp homes and now have all the modern conveniences.

i am also super obsessing about making a special room for each of the kids. in my searching i rediscovered these german pillows and decor items from foxella and friends. there are unicorns a plenty! so if you have a little one that loves mythical animals, these are a must! so adorable.

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Night Lights for Boys?

in our new house the kids will finally have their own rooms. i cannot tell you how excited i am to help them create their own spaces!

little henry (who isn't so little anymore) still likes to sleep with a nightlight on, so i have been on the hunt for a new one that isn't so sweet-- like a little boyish. we currently have the egmont or heico mushroom, which i could just get another one of those, but i am on the lookout for something different. so here are some contenders for his new boy's room lighting...(note, number three could totally be done diy)

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Closing a Chapter with Smokks

this is a post about the sweetest summer frocks by new york-based smokks, but first i need to set the stage...
we are nearing the end of our time in brooklyn. it's beyond bittersweet... the beautiful townhouse we rent was unexpectedly sold this spring--we had just moved in a year ago! so began a new chapter, i knew it was time to try to buy, but as you can imagine real estate in brooklyn is outrageous to put it mildly. that didn't stop me from trying, i am brooklyn till the end. i love this place. it is my home. after weeks of looking, i accepted defeat and expanded my search and my mind.
many of our brooklyn neighbors were moving to this little township across the river called maplewood-- sounds charming doesn't it? the rub? it is in new jersey. my husband can quote me saying "i will never move to new jersey. never!" so one raining sunday morning, we packed up the kids and drove 45 minutes to another state and another world to check out the hype.
it was love at first sight, not only is it adorable and green, but it has an urban feel with sidewalks, parks and density that we have grown accustomed to. we found a tiny little house that we will become our home. (sigh. sniff.) it's a new era for this brooklyn family.
this all brings me back to smokks, the brand the specializes in classic dresses in the loveliest of liberty prints. my first post for smokks was the first week we moved into our new place in sunset park (the one we are now moving out of). we featured their little and big styles in our garden, which felt like all a brooklyn mama could ask for--a garden! so here we are on a final days and one last post, with one of my absolute favorite brands.

Op Art: Mainio

eco-friendly, organic cotton? european style and quality? affordable price? almost always you need to compromise on at least one of these, but with the finish-based mainio clothing they offer it all! the line of unisex, geometric, 80s inspired styles are going to have you wishing for mama sizing.  i know i am! in addition to using sustainable materials, mainio donates 2% of their sales to the welfare of the community near the factory they produce at in india.

the added bonus? many us-stores carry the brand so you don't have to eat the great pricing in shipping (hate that!)  check stock lists here.

mainio clothing

(henry modeling the visio hoodie and adela in the mini block dress)

All that Glitters: Atsuyo et Akiko

my love affair with the brooklyn-based design duo atsuyo et akiko began with the birth of my first child, a boy. i was always looking for unisex clothing that reflected my style. i instantly fell for their onesie and tee designs that felt edgy, whimsical and totally brooklyn.  now, with a little girl, the relationship has turned into full blown marriage--i am committed! (and this is coming from a mom that was anti-pink.)

the genius behind a et a is they have somehow managed to harness all the girlieness that little ladies love into something that is not saccharine or over-the-top. i believe it has to do with authenticity, these designs feel real-- ripped straight from a fairytale!

the new collection entitled wonderland-- a little alice and little playfulness--features beautiful new styles for children, women and home.

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did you know that nobodinoz does clothing?! well they do, pajamas, raincoats, and more. adela is modeling a little sweatshirt dress that she lives in...and i want to live in too!

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