Diane Von Furstenburg has again teamed up with GapKids! Launching today in stores, the ridiculously cute collection offers wrap dresses, bold prints and bright colors all inspired by an African safari. Such a happy collaboration, don’t you think?
Henry and Marie are ready for spring, despite mommy’s wish for more winter! It was the first time in their Oh Joy for Winter Water Factory outfits (ironic considering the brand name), gifted to us by the lovely Courtney Apple. It made my day to see that Joy added this photo to her facebook album!
I have a confession. I took over 1,000 photos in the past few days! Two babies and two first Christmases will do that to a new mom. As you can see, I really enjoyed choosing their holiday outfits (one wasn’t enough). They were perfect models, being especially patient considering mommy is still learning her way around manual mode. Adjusting ISO, aperture, and shutter speed is not ideal when two babies await, but I managed. I really don’t know how professional photographers do it-you must always be ready or you will miss a magic moment. Marie is a riot and laughed when she fell over-knowing she was fine I snapped away and am so glad I did!
I just shopped the Zara sale for my twins, and had a bit too much fun! Their designs are so chic, yet affordable, and there is always something new to see. Personally, their lookbook for babies is perfect for me, as I like to coordinate but not match Henry + Marie. I feel as if the ensembles were curated just for us! Shop the baby/kids sale here.
After writing this post, Wittlebee contacted me and offered to send a complimentary box! It was such a kind offer, I accepted with glee! I want to be clear-I have never written about or endorsed products in return for freebies, so this was a first and a lovely surprise. Receiving the box felt a little like Christmas morning, and the assortment was chosen specifically for our twins. The brand selection is very nice, quality clothing and the items are very versatile. I highly suggest you check out their services, it is such a time saver, especially for moms with two or more, like me!
Have you heard of Wittlebee? It’s a monthly kids clothing club, designed to keep you supplied with all of your child’s clothing needs. You answer a questionnaire based on your child’s style, speak with their mom stylists, and after careful review, they send you a box filled with goodies for your little one (or ones), in my case! They have a nice selection of brands, and I love the idea of skipping the mall. Also, for every box shipped, they donate to a child in need. Convenient and charitable? Sign me up.
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You never know when the time will come with twins…and so we have had to prepare in advance. It also helps to alleviate any last minute stress. Our hospital bags are packed (see previous post), and this simple outfit is what both of the babies will be wearing home. We are so ready to meet them, and expect to very soon!
Ah, the adventure of finding the right diaper bag…fun, right? Mostly, yes-but I have found it to be a challenging decision! Considering I used to sell them, I felt I had a strong knowledge of the features I wanted, quality, and price. However the twins made me question it all…so I thought I would share my tips. When looking for the right bag for you, consider these points:
*Function…pockets, changing pad, a wide opening, easy to carry…all important things to look for!
*Style/form…don’t feel you have to sacrifice style for function…there are plenty of good looking ones that can have longer lives as a purse/tote after baby needs have passed.
*Price…with so many options, there is something for everyone’s price point…don’t feel locked into big box store options, shop local boutiques and the web for unique choices!
*Cleanability…this bag is going to take a beating for sure, so wipeable materials on the inside and out are preferable!
*Stroller compatibility…one area many forget to consider…does it work well with your chosen stroller? How does it attach, is it easily accessible, does it compliment the design/look good?
In the end I chose this bag, which was large enough to accommodate our twin needs, was black and simple (my personal taste), has longevity as a tote in the future, and looks great on our Bugaboo Donkey. I first purchased this Storksak bag and liked it a lot, but after comparing the two I needed the larger size, and had no use for the two handles…I will only be using it in the messenger style. Also, don’t forget about Dad-I gave Mr. Nesting this one as a gift (we inherited it)…great idea for Father’s Day coming up. Good luck on your search, take your time, and have fun!