Thursday, April 26, 2012

Girls Swimwear

Little girls really do get to have all the fun when it comes to swimsuits.
I remember spending my summers in the pool and having crazy tan lines on my back from my swim team Speedo.  I wish there had been as many cute swimsuit options when I was a kid...
Janie and Jack Ruffled Tiered Pindot Swimsuit

Love U Lots One Piece Swimsuit (Toddler)
Love U Lots One Piece Swimsuit
Love U Lots One Piece Swimsuit (Toddler)
Love U Lots One Piece Swimsuit
Mini Boden Print Swimsuit (Toddler)
Mini Boden Print Swimsuit
Gap Kids Striped Tankini

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Trumpette Shop

This past weekend while I was home in Sacramento visiting my parents I made a stop into the Trumpette store.  Like so many parents, I have a love for Trumpette socks and can never seem to get enough of them.  When it comes to "shoe socks", as I like to call them, they are the original- the real deal!

Well- we are very lucky that Trumpette is based out of Sacramento- and their only freestanding store is there.  They sell so much more than just socks- shoes, shirts, pants,  bags, toys, hats, gift items, etc...  There are so many fun things it's hard to know where to look- I particularly liked the "sock bar" where you can mix and match your own box of socks. 

The salesgirl was nice enough to let me snap a few pictures with my phone to share just how great the store is... 

The salesgirls shared with me that Trumpette is relocating to midtown Sacramento at 20th and I streets where their headquarters are- I can't wait to check them out in their new space!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Summer Shoes for the Kids

I am the last person that you would find wearing Crocs- but I get it- people obviously love them for whatever reason.  That is why I surprised myself when I saw Native shoes, and actually liked them.  I like them so much that I am considering buying a pair for my Baby Jackson because they are so stinkin' cute and come in so many different colors.  I am totally feeling the Howard's in red for my little guy.  They are perfect for summer and I love the boat shoes style.

Native Howard Shoes
Native Jefferson Shoes

Native Miller Shoes
I also saw that Gap Kids is selling a shoe very similar to the Native's for a smaller price... They are equally as cute, although I haven't seen them in person yet.  Reviewers all said they run big, so size down if you decide to order!

If anyone owns any of these shoes- I would love to know what you think of them and if your kids find them comfortable. 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Maxi Dress- Under $100

Now that it is finally warming up- I am ready to bring out my warm weather clothes.  Last summer while I was pregnant I lived in my maxi dresses- which felt more like muumuu's.    I was buying inexpensive dresses from Target and going up a size...
Now that I'm not pregnant- maxi's are still my go to option for a pulled together look- and there are so many to choose from these days.

Romeo & Juliet Couture Colorblock Pleated Maxi Dress
Romeo & Juliet Couture Colorblock Pleated Maxi Dress

 World Festival 2 Dress - Roxy
Roxy World Festival Dress

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Rikshaw Designs at JCrew

I just kinda freaked out when I saw that JCrew is now selling Rikshaw Designs on their website.  If you are not familiar with Rikshaw Designs- you must check them out.  I have an obsession with both companies- so this is the perfect combination for me.  I am hoping that eventually Rikshaw will do a collection exclusively for JCrew...  I can only imagine how cute that would be! 
Rikshaw Design™ baby kurta
Rikshaw Design™ baby kurta
Baby Kurta's- are you kidding me?! LOVE
Rikshaw Design™ baby bloomersRikshaw Design™ baby bloomers
Baby Bloomers- perfect for summer and to show of those adorable baby thighs!
Rikshaw Design™ baby sun hatRikshaw Design™ baby sun hatRikshaw Design™ baby sun hat
Sun hats perfect for the pool...
Rikshaw Design™ baby diaper pouch
and diaper pouches- just what I have been looking for to throw in my purse!
Rikshaw for kids...
and for adults. 

Monday, April 16, 2012

Boys Swimwear- Striped Edition

We are finally getting some warm sunshine in Northern California, and I have nothing but the pool and beach on my mind.  
Swimwear is so much cuter now than when I was a kid- (I have memories of insane swim team Speedo tan lines), so I am already thinking about what my little guy is going to be sporting when we hit the deck. 
Some boys swim shorts have patterns that make my head spin- but a classic stripe is always a winner! 

SunBusters Stripe Board Short - Sea Foam/Caribbean Blue
SunBusters Stripe Board Short
i play Ultimate Swim Diaper Board Shorts
i play Ultimate Swim Shorts
Baby Gap Striped Swim Trunk
Volcom Kids Maguro Stripe Board Shorts

Circo® Infant Toddler Boys Swim Trunk - Blue
Circo Infant Toddler Boys Swim Trunk-Blue

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Kids Bathroom Envy

For many young families, especially in the San Francisco Bay Area where real estate prices are obscene, living in a small home is a reality.  
Our bathrooms becomes sorely neglected due to the fact that most of us have only one or maybe two in the home.  Which can mean sharing with the kids and house guests.

If the kids are lucky enough to have their own bathroom it's great to have youthful accessories- but things that can grow with them.  A few nice pieces can really step up the bathroom- even the most outdated and small spaces.
Graphic Lidded Baskets
West Elm Graphic Lidded Baskets
A perfect hamper- a different color for each kid
Anthropologie Flamenco Shower Curtain
A shower curtain worth having
PB Teen Pom-Pom Bath Mat
Fun and cute!
Pottery Barn Blue Beach Glass Bath Accessories
Pretty but not to fragile
PB Teen Mini Dot Get-Ready Stand
Perfect for holding bath toys, hair accessories, extra towels, just about anything...

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Lip Love

I am not always very put together when I leave the house- but I ALWAYS put a little color on my lips to perk up a bit... 
My sister recently introduced me to the Make Up For Ever lipstick and I am hooked!  It gives a really bold, matte color which I am really into right now.  Very much like the JCrew girls...
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Rosebud Salve
The package says Smiths first created this in 1892.  I can't live without these little pots.  It came with me to the hospital when I had the bambino... and my husband loves them too!
Pot Rouge for Lips & Cheeks
Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks
Tried and true and now in a mirrored compact. I apply with a brush and the color seems to stay in place and last a long while.  It feels really creamy and moisturizing too!
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Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15
My mom got me hooked on this.  I use it at night before bed and when I wake up, I can still feel it- it's super hydrating and feels amazing.
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Lancome Juicy Tubes Jelly
I still love Juicy Tubes-they are my no-makeup lip gloss go-to.  I always use it before I workout for just a touch of color...