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Nursery Tour | @AliFedotowsky

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 We are HUGE fans of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette so when we were presented with the opportunity to share Ali Fedotowsky's gorgeous nursery with our readers, we were absolutely thrilled! This magical space created by nursery designer Vanessa Antonelli of NessaLee Baby, is just what dreams are made of. That flower wall? Simply STUNNING!

Click over to Ali's adorable blog to get all of the details for this wonderful nursery!

Designed by Vanessa Antonelli

Photo Credit: Christine Farah Photography

Crib & Dresser by Romina Furniture

Flower Wall by The Flower Wall Company

Closet Designed by LA Closet Design

Custom Artwork by Blueberry Glitter & Petal Lane

Milk & Biscuits

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Milk & Biscuits is an Anglo-Chinese children’s fashion brand with a basic ethos: to be simple, honest and good.

Their designs are all based on the classics, with a contemporary twist. Each piece is cut for comfort whilst creating a modern and distinctive style.

Each season they have the pleasure of collaborating with an artist or illustrator to create unique prints. For this season, Milk & Biscuits worked with Rick Wang, a Shanghai based illustrator and his contemporary take on the classic Camo and Tropical leaf prints.

All of their production is done with pride and care a small order factory in China run by a local family.  Milk & Biscuits aims for a low carbon footprint and where-ever possible in the production process use organic materials.

Shop the collection here  and be sure to get a sneak peek at their adorable new Fall collection here!

Get 10% off your order using the code Summer_16, (valid until the end of July. 

Photography:  Sara Pine

Hair & Makeup: Haley Olsen

Set Design: Joel Geist

Special Thanks To: Jeff Cobb

Smockbox | @belove23

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Created by three gorgeous,working mama's, Smockbox brings the very best brands from around the world directly to you. With three style options available, each box is carefully curated to surprise you with the best of boutique baby clothing that you’ll love. Our contributor, Belinda, was thrilled with the adorable pieces that were chosen for her sweet baby girl!

This is how it works: Smockbox will send up to five pieces from a curated collection of whimsical (inspired prints and playful colors), modern (draws from both international influence and artistic design), or traditional styles (includes classic prints and delicate fabrics). You then get to play dress up on your little bundle and decide which items you love best. You then send back what you don't, within 10 days of receiving your box. Easy peasy!

Being working mothers ourselves, this concept just gets us! 

Bonus: Smockbox believes the choices of today will impact our tomorrow. Their brand partners bring unique designs and high quality fabric into tiny fashion, all within a framework of ethical business practices. 

Try your first Smockbox for only $15! Details here.

All photos courtesy of @Belove23

Favorites from Merci Bisous

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We recently came across the adorable shop Merci Bisous and just had to share our favorites from them! There's something so special about a shop that carries a unique variety, but yet has a single vision and Merci Bisous does just that. 

 Owner, Charlotte Vinciguerra, selects from the best French brands that offer beautiful designs and high quality materials for her shop. You can find clothing, accessories, toys and decoration for your children from 0 to 8 years old. 

Take a look at how we styled some of our favorites below and be sure to sign up for their newsletter to get 15% off your entire purchase! Shop here

Also, be sure to follow them on FacebookTwitterPinterest and Instagram for more inspiration! 

Little Pushkin | @Lizzyography

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 We are so thrilled to share a new little discovery, Little Pushkin,  a new fashion brand for children from 0 to 10 years old. It  was born in Bangkok, discussed in Tokyo, thought and fought over in Shanghai, designed in Milan, worn and hoorayed by their little fans in Moscow.

Little Pushkin believes that we never really grow up, carried through life on the winds of desire, singing songs of our childhood dreams. Their collection is about the little children in us and adult wisdom in them, they create clothes merging the traditional baby-parent border, disrupting the limitations, rethinking the shapes, silhouettes, traditional colors usually offered to children. True bits of fashion in tiny packages.

They want to introduce children to art and fashion they admire, give them something unique, so the prints and colors are carefully elaborated and worked through, collaborations are discussed and new talented designers introduced. 

Little Pushkin cares about a trillion other things that brought upon every parent by watching their children grow -  joy of the simple things, warmth of a smile on a cloudy day, comfort of a hug, poetry of a family get-togethers, days when you just roll out of bed in the morning, throw on a piece of clothing and go, run, do that thing. 

Shop this adorable collection here and use code 'MINISTYLE20' for 20% off your purchase! 

All photos courtesy of the lovely and talented Lizzy Williams

Minimalisma AW 2016

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Ahh, minimal, timeless pieces are by far our favorite. We are always on the hunt for great, classic pieces that last and Minimalisma gets it just right! 

Minimalisma strives to create high-quality garments that not only look good, but also feel good – for a long time. The key to wearability and fabric selection is durability. All of their styles use materials that are stretchy and flexible, meaning that their garments can be enjoyed a little longer than average baby clothes. When choosing materials, they make no compromises: Only the best natural fabrics go into their clothing, such as silk, wool, cashmere, alpaca and organic cotton.

Their Autumn-Winter 2016 Collection will be available at selected retailers from August 2016.

We can't wait to get our hands on these cozy pieces this fall! 

Blooming Bath | @LaurenBoches

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We were introduced to Blooming Bath a while back and instantly fell in love! Blooming Bath is the most adorable and convenient way to bathe your baby. You know when you try to give your babe a bath in the sink and it can get super slippery? The Blooming Bath with its cuddly softness of an pretty plush flower makes it so much easier! Once bath time is over, just squeeze out excess water and place in the dryer for 10-15 minutes, or hang dry using the hangtag on the back. 

Blooming Bath also carries some really darling bath time accessories like this ultra absorbent hooded towel. We love all of the vibrant colors to choose from.

Shop Blooming Bath here and use code 'MinistyleBlog' for 20% off of your order!

All photos courtesy of @LaurenBoches

Pippa & Julie

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Summertime is in full swing and Pippa & Julie is coming through with some super cute looks that we are obsessed with! Sized to fit fashionistas ages one to six years, Pippa & Julie’s collection includes this adorable chambray Rosalita skirt, the perfect wardrobe staple as well as the sweet, little Nadia tank .  We will definitely be stocking up on these fun pieces for our little ones this Summer season!

Shop Pippa & Julie's entire collection here and use code PIPPA30 for 30% off your entire order!

 

Photography:  Sara Pine

Hair & Makeup: Haley Olsen

Set Design: Joel Geist

Special Thanks To: Jeff Cobb

Jean and June | @YoungLoveStory

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Jean & June is a family-owned business created by artist and mama, Blake. It is inspired by her children, Paloma and Orlando and driven by her passion for creativity and play. All of their products are and will always be organic, American made and fun. We love this collection of super soft tees with fun and creative sayings like "Nap So Hard", "Needa Margarita" and "Mas Leche".  Her designs are not only for babes and kiddos, she also makes tees for Mama's as well! Yay!

Shop Jean & June's collection here and use code 'ministyle' for 25% off your entire order. 

All photos courtesy of Emily from @YoungLoveStory

Seaesta Summer at the Beach

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Summer is the perfect time for lazy beach days and uncovering new hidden gems to adventure with your littles. Our friends from Gunn & Swain and Beijos set out to the perfect kids beach spot for a day of fun in the sun. They found the ideal nook at San Onofre Beach with an abandoned tiki and a picnic table complete with palapa - the perfect boho set-up at the beach. The boys were decked out in Seaesta Surf boardshorts and the girls in Jen’s Little Pirates and crew snacked on gourmet popsicles while making flower mandalas (with a bit of pro help from The Bloom Babes!). So much inspiration for a day at the beach with your own mini crew!

If you want to win all the gear you need for a fun summer with your kiddos, head over to the Beijos blog to enter to win a huge summer beach kit! 

Photos: Chrissy Powers | @chrissyjpowers 

Dresses: Jen’s Pirate Booty | @jenspiratebooty 

Boardshorts: Seaesta Surf | @seaestasurf 

Sunglasses: Sons + Daughters | @wearesonsanddaughters 

Tattoos & Blankets: Gunn & Swain | @gunnswain 

Scarves & Booties: Bink & Boo | @binkandboo 

Flower Mandala by Bloom Babes | @bloombabes 

Popsicles: Teebsie | @teebsiepops 

Models: Babysitter: @bloombabes / Kiddos: @beijosevents @binkandboo @songbirdjules @drcassidy

Styling: Beijos and Gunn & Swain

Ultra Violet Kids

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Ultra Violet Kids is the brainchild of designer Michelle Chaplin and we have been huge fans of this line for quite some time now. This forward fashion collection is for the sophisticated baby and toddler. Inspired by her daughter and mini muse Violet, Michelle has set out to create clothing that parents will love and their kids will love to wear.  

We are OBSESSED with this adorable sunset romper and the floral plaid jumper, both seen here

Cotton Bottom Designs | @MeganKhichiPhoto

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Karissa Cortes, Owner + Designer of Cotton Bottom Designs, had searched high and low for the perfect little pants to put her son in and despite finding many options nothing completely matched what she had in mind. She knew exactly what she needed but couldn't find it anywhere, so she  pulled out her sewing machine and got started! Shortly after she had her very first pair of Cotton Bottoms and she absolutely loved them. The waistband didn't rub and irritate his belly like most pants seemed to and the extra space in the butt was perfect for his little diapered bum. The drawstrings at the bottom allowed them to easily transition from pants to capris with one easy pull and made the same pair of pants extremely versatile. All are made from soft cotton knit which makes each snuggle even better! Since then, Karissa has extended her line to include headwraps, shorties, strappy playsuits + of course the ORIGINAL racer-back jumpsuits!

Shop the entire collection here and use code MINISTYLE25 for 25% off your purchase.

All photos courtesy of Megan Khichi

A Woodland Themed 1st Birthday | @Sarah_Lit

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We are so excited to have @Sarah_Lit with us today to share her daughters darling Woodland themed 1st Birthday Party. Each detail is just as sweet as can be! Read on to find out more on Sarah's inspiration for this adorable little birthday bash:

In Planning my daughters 1st birthday I wanted something soft and a little rustic at the same time. Something that reflected her sweetness. Taking place at our home in CA, I decided to go with a woodland theme, with hanging greens as the backdrop and roses and peonies peeking out everywhere, inspired by Dulcet Creative in SoCal.  I kept the food sweet and simple, sticking with treats, and made the focus her homemade naked cake. Cake topper from Fancy Free FineryEverything came together perfectly with little Abrie being the finishing touch in her flower crown (also Fancy Free Finery). Tunic from Pine and Honey Handmade. 

Fact and Fiction Toys | @VeronicaLolaPhoto

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Wooden toys have a lot more to offer kids than the latest trendy plastic toys and we are always on the lookout for the cutest ones for the little people in our lives. When we discovered the beautiful Fact and Fiction Toys, we immediately fell in love! Wooden toys are not only safe and lots of fun for little ones, they also promote coordination and encourage imagination . Each toy from Fact and Faction is designed, created and packaged in the designers workshop in Indianapolis. We love the popsicle, camera and little keys. The perfect pieces to add to you childs toy collection!

Shop Fact and Faction Toys here and use code 'mini15' for 15% off your order.

ll photos courtesy of Veronica Lola Photo.

Runchkins | @SheilaMadrigal

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 There are quite a few subscription box services on the market these days and finding one that suits your families needs can be quite overwhelming. When we were introduced to Runchkins, stylish kids clothes that are delivered to your door, we knew we would instantly fall in love! They carry all of the adorable brands we love like the cute little outfits seen here on @SheilaMadrigal's baby girl. Runchkins sends unique pieces from new brands that you may not have discovered otherwise. 

Runchkins works in three super easy steps. First you create a style profile for your child and choose how many outfits you want and how often you want them. Then, you have 5 days to try on at home and purchase only what you love, send back the rest with free shipping and returns. Finally, the part we love best, you sell ell back any piece for store credit when your little one outgrows it! Sounds too good to be true right?!

Our contributor, Shelia, received darling pieces from great designers like EGG, Hatley and Shoo Shoos and everything fit her daughter just perfectly! She could not be more pleased with the quality and style of her items.

Click here for 20% off your first purchase for the first 20 readers who submit an order with Runchkins.

All photos courtesy of @SheilaMadrigal

In The Daylight | @ChristineSimplyBloom

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Based in Brisbane, Australia, In the Daylight is a boutique stationery range that celebrates the beauty of common objects. The range features original hand illustrated designs and beautifully crafted lettering inspired by the simplicity and uniqueness of everyday items. The beautiful illustrations and typography combine to tell a story that sparks the imagination and delights the receiver. Innocent and refreshing, In the Daylight creates a world that is easy to lose yourself in. 

From baby canvas gifts bags to gorgeous wall prints, In the Daylights darling pieces make for the sweetest nursery decor.

We think this hand illustrated range delivers a timeless heartfelt message that no text or email can convey!

To shop this darling collection, visit In The Daylight at their Etsy shop here and use ministyle20 for 20% off!! 

A special Thank you to Christine for sharing these amazing images of her darling baby girl with us!

Nursery Tour | @MonikaHibbs + @Oilostudio

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We are so excited to have the stylish Monika Hibbs with us today to share her daughter, Lillya's unbelievable gorgeous nursery. This girly pink, yet relaxed and comfortable space for her baby girl is what dreams are made of! We LOVE the oversized watercolor flowered wallpaper and the beautiful iconic nursery bedding from Oilo Studio-such fun additions that really set the tone for such a darling space.

Monika is hosting a giveaway over on her blog where you can enter to win your very own nursery with the exact pieces that you see in Lillya’s nursery.  All the items listed in the Nursery giveaway will be won by one lucky momma, valued at over $4000!

Click over to the post here for full giveaway details and source list.

Willa and the Bear | @ElzaPhotographie

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We are often asked for recommendations on where to find stylish bedding for the little ones. We do have a few "go to" collections but when we came across Will and the Bear recently,  we knew we had discovered something really special. Based in the UK, Willa and the Bear focuses on traditional values of quality and style, whilst striving to produce beautiful, practical additions to modern day nurseries and children's rooms. Their signature speckled fabric is made from the finest cotton which has been designed, hand-printed in three soothing color ways. We love the rainbow of sunny hues and pops of fluorescent! Their pieces are intended to see several generations through their tender first years with hopes of being added added to your collections of heirloom nursery items.

In addition to chic bedding, Willa and the Bear carries hand finished pajamas and nighties for babies and toddlers up to 3 years old. How cute are these little muslin PJ's

Shop the entire collection here.

Thank you to Elza Photographie for the beautiful images!

Wild Wawa | @CaliKatrina

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We recently discovered Wild Wawa and simply FELL IN LOVE! Wild Wawa is a new clothing and accessories line specializing in organic and one-of-a-kind pieces for free spirited little ones. Founded by a mother-daughter team and inspired by their love for Peruvian craftsmanship and California's beachy, bohemian vibe, they bring to life a collection that aims to capture the colorful, magical and whimsical side of childhood. Everything is hand-made in Peru with love.

How adorable are these rainbow tassel bloomers? The Endless Summer crochet vest is our absolute fave! It looks adorable with just about anything and will be one of your mini gypsy's top staples this summer!

Wild Wawa is offering mini style readers 20% off their entire purchase with code 'MINI20'. Shop the collection here.

Visit Wild Wawa on Instagram for updates on this sweet little shop.

All Photos @CaliKatrina

All Photos @CaliKatrina