Filed under: Featured Designer, New Arrivals | Tags: Atsuyo Et Akiko, bobo choses, colored denim, Coral and Tusk, esp no1, haloween, Nico Nico, playtime new york, stuffed animals, sunbird, Wovenplay
Here’s a quick look at what I saw today at Playtime New York!
Hope you enjoyed! I can’t wait to share more with you.
Check out this beautiful fall lookbook from Little Warrior. We have a couple pieces in our shop (check them out HERE) from this sweet line. Each piece is unisex which I LOVE because that means regardless of the sex of future siblings every piece can be passed down. This makes buying from Little Warriors an investment versus a frivolous fashion purchase. Think of all the wear you could get out of them!
This look book has a Moroccan inspired feel to it and I think it showcases the collection beautifully! These little ones look so cozy and comfy and cuddle worthy…don’t you just wanna scoop ‘em up and give them a snuggle? Bravo to all the creative masterminds involved!
Check out the rest of the lookbook HERE
The beautiful Pye Family. Photo credit to Adam & Eve Photography
With summer upon us I know a lot of you (myself included) have been doing some traveling. Traveling with a baby and/or toddler (or in my case toddlers) can be a nerve wracking experience. I’ve asked some of my fav mamas to share their thoughts and advice on traveling with their little ones. All of these lovely ladies make traveling with a tot look like a breeze!
Our first contributor is Jillian Pye from Three for the Road. I love Jillian’s blog, it’s a great example of how NOT to lose yourself once you have a child. The Pye family have set out to live this life to the fullest and follow their dreams with babe in tow. They are breaking the mold for how to raise a family, proving that dedicating yourself to your passions can provide a wealth of life experience for your children. With out further ado….here is Jillian’s thoughts on road tripping it family style.
Hi Everybody! I’m Jillian and I blog over at Three for the Road—today I’m going to talk to you about traveling with a little one. For the past few months my family has been traveling on the road full time on tour with my husband’s music. A long time ago we made the promise that no matter what happened in our lives (kids, school, job changes, etc), we would all stick together. It is really popular in the lives of musicians for significant others and children to be left behind at home–and since that isn’t really our style, we made tour a big family affair.
Filed under: Inspiration | Tags: blue, inspiration, Monkey & The Bug, pinterest, Stel's
Loving me some deep, brilliant blues.
New in the shop this week is Little Warrior. Check it out HERE.
I am so excited for the next few months. We have BIG things happening here at Monkey & The Bug. Currently I am on a menswear buy in NYC for Stel’s but when I get back its time to start making decisions about what we will be featuring in Monkey & The Bug for Fall/Winter.
While at Playtime NYC, I was able to take a look at Esp No.1. I was instantly attracted to their stuff because its high quality and made with care. Each piece was buttery soft and the entire line is unisex! This means no matter what sex your children are you can still hand these pieces down making them an investment. Brilliant, no? Esp No.1 was started by a wife/hubby duo looking to create a line with the same sensibility they apply to their own style but shrunken down for the little set. I find the best kids lines tend to start with a very stylish designer who has started making babies and wants cool clothing for their littles. They always grow into companies with beautiful story lines and even better aesthetics.
This is a look at their Spring 2012 collection. I am dying over the denim jumpsuit, slouchy cardigans, and that shade of sea foam green is perfection! What are your favorite pieces?
For more on Esp. No.1 go HERE.
Filed under: Inspiration, Let's Play dress Up | Tags: NYC, Paper Mache Mag, Stel's, Wovenplay
Check out this stunning photo shoot from Paper Mache Mag. It features a couple piece from Wovenplay including a beautiful tutu and cape. I have more coming on Wovenplay’s Fall/Winter 2011 line and I’ll share more of that soon but for now here is a little peek into the whimsical world of Wovenplay. I am in NYC for the next couple days on a buying trip for Stel’s so I am busy, busy, busy on this Monday! Have a great day everyone!
I am in love with instagram. I think its my favorite social media outlet thus far. Although, I just signed up for Pinterest and so far its pretty addictive so that may take the lead for my fav. You can find me on pinterest HERE and if you are on instagram my username is @monkeyandthebug.
This week has been crazy! The sale has gotten a great response and next week I am off to NYC for a buying trip. After that we will be shooting our Monkey & The Bug look book and launching a brand spankin new web shop! I plan on making this happen while wrangling two year old twins. Crazy, who me? Nah, just ambitious.
I am curious….what would you all like to see from the shop come fall? Favorite brands? Styles? I’d love to hear feedback from other Mamas and Papas.
Here is my week in pictures from Instagram…
Filed under: Think Big | Tags: allsaints, Atsuyo Et Akiko, baby gap, Boston, chloe sevigny, miley cyrus, old navy, reece withersoon, sale, Wovenplay, Zara
This weeks think big is all about the tiered tutu skirt. We have a gorgeous pale grey tutu made of tulle in the shop and I am obsessed with it. Tutus can be very over the top but this particular tutu, created by wovenplay, is subtle. Styling a tiered skirt can be a lot of fun. I encourage you to play around with it. It can be sugary sweet or tough chic! The possibilities are endless.
Chloe Sevigny is always super cool. Here she sports a black tutu with a geometric top. She keeps the look grounded with masculine boots and opaque black tights. We paired our look with leggings to keep the little one comfy.
Reece Witherspoon does a great job of taking a tutu skirt and making it casual. This look is perfect for a trip to the park! We paired the skirt with a straw fedora, charm necklace, and simple tank.
Miley Cyrus is wearing her tutu like a modern day princess. I love the use of accessories to make this outfit pop. What little girl doesn’t love piling on necklaces? This is a great outfit for an early evening wedding or formal event.
That’s all for think Big today. I hope you enjoyed! I want to thank everyone who participated in our sale (more on that HERE) and let you know that the sale will be open for your shopping pleasure for a few more days. It’s 60% off online and 75% in store. If you are in the Boston area and can stop in you should know we have much more available here in Stel’s than online and I added some more lovely goodies to the floor just a couple of days ago. Yay!
If you follow me on Twitter (you can find me HERE) than you know a few weeks ago the fam and I headed back to my home state of Wisconsin to get in some time in with the grandparents and relax. It was great to be “home” and to just chill with my girls. I have many more posts coming up on our trip but here are a couple of pics of my ladies painting in the warm Wisconsin sun in my parents backyard.