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Gray Label SS17: A Day at the Atelier

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Walk down the atelier with Gray Label to discover this range of styles and colors, which unleashes the artist in every little one Gray Label has created pinafore dresses, drop-crotch trousers, raw-edge scarfs, baby bloomers, long skirts, baby salopettes and the new color Sage. All for little Picasso’s moving between tables filled with tons of colored pencils, picking a couple and go back sketching, while humming their favorite songs. This is where dreams become ideas, and where ideas are brought to life.

Simply Stunning! Shop Gray Label's Spring collection here.

Cute as a Button Baby Boutique | @Taylorlonghurst_

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 Cute as a Button Baby Boutique was started a few years ago when owner, Kayti's son Hudson was just eight months old. Since her darling son despised the car seat, she could not take him more than 20 minutes away from home, quickly discovering there was a great need for a baby store in their hometown of Wilsonville, Oregon. This is really when the store started to come to life. Meeting with other local moms, she realized that she was not the only one with this yearning for adorable baby clothes and natural baby products. Her brick and mortar store would take a lot of planning, and in the meantime, Kayti wanted to start supplying people with the goods they wanted, so the website was launched.

Cute as a Button carries so many amazing goodies like this adorable knit blanket with bright little bobbles and sweet little books like this one about National Parks. 

Bonus- Cute as a Button always has free shipping and no sales tax on all items! Shop their site here.

All photos courtesy of @TaylorLonghurst_

Thimble Collection

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Thimble Collection is a sweet little line designed by a mother-daughter team who want to dress  dress their children in clothing that’s beautiful and functional. Their pieces are comfortable and high quality. Each piece is thoughtfully designed with both the parent and child in mind. Their look celebrates children while appealing to parents as well using fabrics that are soft and comfortable. Small details allow each piece to grow with your children and make your job a little easier (goodbye annoying snaps!)

We love the Grace-Tie back romper in the Autumn Boquet print and the ADORABLE Molly knit dress

Thimble collection is offering our readers 30% off with the code MiniStyle30 through January 27th. Shop their collection here.

Parade and Company | @KrystynaWinn

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 It seems like we are on a forever hunt for the perfect artwork for our little ones rooms. Since coming across Parade and Company, we really feel like our hunt has finally come to an end. Founded in 2009 in between diaper changes and nap times, Parade and Company has grown to be a destination for baby and kids room decor loved by parents and children alike. If you are looking for original and modern decor for your baby's nursery or transitioning from nursery to big kid room, Parade and Company is the perfect place!

From children's wall art to pillows and wood signs, there is something special for every nook of your child's special space. We especially love this alphabet fabric wall hanging and this sweet Dachshund pillow cover.

Shop Parade and Company here. There really is an option for every room of your home!

All photos of @KrystynaWinn

MEER + MEEP | @SBrathen

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 We LOVE a good graphic tee! Little ones can never have too many of those, right?! When we came across these perfectly sweet tees from our friends at MEER + MEEP we just knew we had to share them with our readers.

MEER + MEEP was designed to bring smiles to kids faces, while also incorporating learning into their wardrobe in a fun way. Inspired by the creatures in designer Lindsey's brain and the love and passion she has for kids, art, fashion, happiness and contributing to the world, Lindsey hopes to bring joy, excitement, expression and uniqueness to all of the free spirited, fun-loving, little ones out there. We are obsessed with this yummy French Fry tee. So fun!

MEER + MEEP clothing is created in Manhattan Beach, California. Each design and type is my original artwork, hand drawn and transferred onto the garments. All artwork is printed on USA made apparel using a high quality digital printer.      

Shop this adorable collection here.

All photos courtesy of the lovely and talented @SBrathen of Stryking Photography

Mini Travels: Adventures in Japan featuring @ZooeyintheCity

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We are so excited to have the ever so stylish, Zooey in the City, with us today. Zooey and her Mama, Mai, are taking us along on their adventures in Japan-complete with useful packing and styling tips! Read on for more:

 

The chaos of traveling with kids. What to pack...How much to pack oh my!

It’s been over a year since Zooey has gone back to Tokyo and this time our trip was more about taking on the Tokyo streets with her mini street style. But first let me explain our packing process. CALPAK just came out with these ‘packing cubes’ which really helped compact and organize our clothing so that we can fit more into our suitcases. All you have to do is ‘roll’ up your items and place them in the packing cubes, zip it up and you’re all set! I was able to organize Zooey’s outfits & sunglasses so perfectly!

Zooey’s Airport Style: Carry on Marble case: Calpak, Sunnies: Sons + Daughters, Vegan Leather Jacket: Eve Jnr, Tee: Minixstyle, Pants: Huxbaby, Sneakers: AKID (easy to take off on the plane!)

Zooey’s Airport Style: Carry on Marble case: Calpak, Sunnies: Sons + Daughters, Vegan Leather Jacket: Eve Jnr, Tee: Minixstyle, Pants: Huxbaby, Sneakers: AKID (easy to take off on the plane!)

In front of CAFE HOOT HOOT (OWL CAFE): a to-go spot if your little ones are not afraid of Owls! Dress: TINY COTTONS from select shop MINOU KIDS

In front of CAFE HOOT HOOT (OWL CAFE): a to-go spot if your little ones are not afraid of Owls!

Dress: TINY COTTONS from select shop MINOU KIDS

Sunnies: Son + Daughters Eyewear, Dress: Go Gently Nation, Boots: Dr Martens

Sunnies: Son + Daughters Eyewear, Dress: Go Gently Nation, Boots: Dr Martens

In the deep Alley’s of Shibuya: Top + Skirt: Tiny Cottons, Sunnies: WinkNiks, Jacket: Eve Jnr, Boots: Dr. Martens

In the deep Alley’s of Shibuya: Top + Skirt: Tiny Cottons, Sunnies: WinkNiks, Jacket: Eve Jnr, Boots: Dr. Martens

Location: Staircase in Opening Ceremony in Harajuku: Beanie: Velveteen Clothing, Dress: Go Gently Nation, Boots: Dr. Martens

Location: Staircase in Opening Ceremony in Harajuku: Beanie: Velveteen Clothing, Dress: Go Gently Nation, Boots: Dr. Martens

SHIBUYA CROSSING: Dress: H&M Studio Collection, Jacket: Eve JNR, Boots: Dr. Martens

SHIBUYA CROSSING: Dress: H&M Studio Collection, Jacket: Eve JNR, Boots: Dr. Martens

  In the middle of CAT STREET in Harajuku: Shirt: Emile Et Ida from Minou Kids, Overalls: Mini Rodini from Minou Kids, Sunnies: Winkniks, Sneakers: Converse  

 

In the middle of CAT STREET in Harajuku: Shirt: Emile Et Ida from Minou Kids, Overalls: Mini Rodini from Minou Kids, Sunnies: Winkniks, Sneakers: Converse

 

Visited Grandma in the Countryside, HIROSHIMA: Hat: Fallen Broken Street Kids, Dress: Harlow Jade, Boots: Zara Kids

Visited Grandma in the Countryside, HIROSHIMA: Hat: Fallen Broken Street Kids, Dress: Harlow Jade, Boots: Zara Kids

After a day at FUKUTOMI PARK in Hiroshima (omg this park is AMAZINGGGGG) : Shirt + Cordoroy pants: Ultraviolet Kids, Sunnies: Janie + Jack, Sneakers: Converse

After a day at FUKUTOMI PARK in Hiroshima (omg this park is AMAZINGGGGG) : Shirt + Cordoroy pants: Ultraviolet Kids, Sunnies: Janie + Jack, Sneakers: Converse

For more fun style inspiration, be sure to follow along with Zooey on Instagram here.

Bratt Decor | @SarahMathenia

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There are so many beautiful and well-curated online nursery design sites but we must say, Bratt Decor really takes the cake! Bratt Decor is a beautiful and luxurious online shopping destination for those of us getting ready to welcome a new baby into our homes.  We love that you can shop for your nursery furniture and design from the comfort of your own living room. Shop owner, Mary Bauer, has redefined modern luxury and timeless style in the nursery. They carry adorable items like our favorite Marrakech leather pouf, these sweet felted mobiles, and this whimsical deer portrait.  Contributor, Sarah Mathenia, is about to welcome a new little one to her family. We LOVE the way she styled her nursery with these gorgeous items from Bratt Decor. Shop their site here.

Everything at Bratt Decor is on sale now through december 31st. Happy Shopping!

All photos courtesy of @SarahMathenia

mormor |@FoxMeetsBear

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We are back again with some more sweetness from Fox Meets Bear and mormor. We really love how Johnna styled these gorgeous pieces to perfection. These knitwear items are for babies and children up to 10 years old. All pieces are hand made, knitted by real grannies, in the softest of yarns for warmth and comfort. mormor's collections are classic and have everything we look for in a knitwear collection. Just look at those tiny mittens!

Shop mormor here.

Bleu comme gris Paris | @Amelia_Hambrook

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The brand Bleu comme gris Paris has been founded with the desire to bring back the prestige of school uniforms. Created in 2008, the brand is now a reference for parents as well as schools wishing to propose uniforms to their pupils. Today, the school uniform is not any more a sign of severity but differentiation. 

 Following the success of BCG School uniforms, Vanessa Marrapodi, the artistic director of Bleu comme gris, in 2010 decided to expand the brand’s range and offer everyday, casual smart clothing. Timeless, classic fashion known for its subtle colors become up-to-date thanks to contemporary touches added by the brand. The collections become rapidly a must have for every girl, boy and other trendy teenager.

In september 2014, Bleu comme gris decided to expand its offering and to associate with Maloup, brand famous for its stylish and comfortable pajamas and for its ready-to-wear kids collections. 

Shop the entire collection here.

All photos courtesy of Amelia Hambrook

Conscious Clothing | @KayHaupt

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Conscious Clothing is the cumulative vision of Rose and Doug Phillips, a husband and wife team of creative minds with backgrounds in furniture, wood working, guitar building, art and design.

Located in Michigan, their company is dedicated to using the most eco-friendly and sustainable fabrics, dyes, inks, and materials available.  Everything is sourced locally whenever possible because they believe in the transparency of their process from the plant to the garment. Not only do they feel strongly about using only organically grown fibers, they feel it is just as important to know who made your clothes and to support Made in America manufacturing. We couldn't agree more!

We LOVE these little pizza harem pants. They are hand dyed and hand printed with non toxic, water based ink. Just the sweetest things ever!

For the mamas, we are obsessed with this linen maxi dress. Cap sleeves and snap bodice (great for nursing mamas) make this dress a perfect match for cardigans and leggings for cooler weather.

 Conscious Clothing is generously offering our readers 15% off with code MINISTYLE through Saturday 12/18.

Shop the collection here.

All photos courtesy of @KayHaupt

Holidays with @Lizzyography + @LittlePoppyCo

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 Holiday traditions are so important to so many families. One tradition that I hold dearly in my heart is picking out a Holiday dress with my Mother when I was little. Although we have little boys here at ministyle, we can't help but share some of our favorite Holiday dresses and skirts for the season (matching bows and all). 

Our amazingly talented contributor, Liz Williams, has put together a beautiful spread here with these cuties in our must have pieces.

The gorgeous bows are from our friends at Little Poppy Co.  Little Poppy Co. is a unique bow subscription service that sends you a new bow each month. Choose whether you want your bows on an alligator clip, or our one-size-fits-all nylon headband. Such a GREAT gift idea!

Scroll down for where to buy Holiday dress looks.

Cream Wool Dress Hilda Henri

 Bows Little Poppy Co.

Cream lace dress Tuchinda

Suspenders and shirt Tocoto Vintage 

Grey wide collared shirt As We Grow

All photos | @Lizzyography by Liz Willioams

Mormor | Old school Danish Knitwear

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Have you been searching for the most perfect knitwear for your little ones? Well, we have definitely found it and it's by the lovely Danish brand, Mormor. Their entire collection is hand knitted by some of the brightest grandmothers in Denmark and it's evident in each and every stitch of their clothing. Mormor is known for using the highest quality yarn made of 100% pure natural materials to keep your child's body warm without getting too hot. 

Take a look at how foxmeetsbear shares a sweet outing in the snow with her girls wearing some Mormor.  We just love how she captured the gorgeous qualities of each piece. Shop the full collection here

Wearing this knitted hat, sweater in yellow and gloves

Photos by foxmeetsbear