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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

Lazy One Inc. - Funny Pajamas for your Family | @DanielleSelander

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 The Holidays are our ABSOLUTE favorite time of the year. Cozy mornings at home, chilling in our PJ's-is there anything better? We think not! When we came across these family PJ's from Lazy One, we knew our readers would love them! Especially with it being matching pajamas season. Our contributor, Danielle, is with us today sharing a snuggly morning at home with her family-complete with a backyard picnic!

In a nutshell, Lazy One is all about keeping folks feeling warm and fuzzy, from super comfy PJ’s to cozy slipper socks-- all served with a hearty dose of hilarity. We LOVE their Flapjack PJ's and their cute and cuddly Critter Slippers so much!

Shop the entire collection here. 

All images courtesy of @DanielleSelander

Rose and Rex

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Each year when the Holiday season rolls around the emails pour in - parents want to know where the best online boutiques are for Holiday shopping! One of our absolute favorites has to be the seriously adorable, Rose & Rex. Rose & Rex is a toy boutique, offering curated content and a selection of elegantly designed toys that promote imaginative play. They carry all of our favorites like these bright and colorful wooden building blocks to one of the best selections of dress-up gear we ever did see! Below are some of our Rose & Rex must haves. Rose & Rex is offering 10% off with code 'MiniStyle' for a limited time. Happy Shopping!


Little Dream Bird | @HandTaylored

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Little Dream Bird was created to keep sleeping babes sheltered in style for on the go moms. Just the kind of product we are always on the hunt for! The collection draws inspiration from the latest fashion loves but with a whimsical twist. Think plush white fabric, nautical hardware, stripes and ornate buttons. Not one to compromise fashion for function, the line also has a number of smart mommy-tested practical features such as black out fabrics to block sun, water resistant materials to avoid messes zippered pockets for storage, and reflective trims for enhanced visibility.

Not only does Little Dream Bird carry beautiful heavy weight car seat covers, they also boast a cute little selection of knotted onesies and fun sleeps masks (Because let's be honest, a good night's sleep is a rare commodity once kids come into the equation). 

Shop Little Dream Bird and use code "LDBMINI" for 25% off your purchase. 

All photos courtesy of @HandTaylored

Milk and Honey | @littlecocoabean

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We were recently introduced to the lovely shop, Milk and Honey and just had to share our favorites from them. They have the most beautiful selection from gorgeous baby knits, to high end strollers. Everything you could ever want for your little ones. Check out the sweet post from our contributor, @littlecocoabean. We're so obssesed with this Oeuf sweater and beautiful Stokke highchair. Also, be sure to shop with Milk and Honey and get 20% with discount code "mini". 

roots & wings | @quinn.and.theo

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Based in Denmark and New Zealand, roots & wings merino is a darling little boutique collection for the littles made from the finest organic merino wool of New Zealand. Merino is a super fiber. It is especially good for keeping kids warm and dry, and it’s luxuriously soft.It protects them when they play hard. In Merino they can fall and scrape, find mud and muck, run and play freely in rain or shine. We love these pieces because not only are the super cozy and adorable in their simple Danish design, they really simple to wash and dry and wear again. The merino is carefully selected and hand sewn by skilled New Zealand artisans, and it shows in the quality. These pieces can easily be passed down to siblings.

How cute is the butter soft rib top? Featuring raglan sleeves, buttons down the front and an extra long fit so no skin is exposed during play, it's an essential base layer for your little one! We also adore this one piece jumpsuit. Perfect for a good nights sleep! It’s actually proven that babies sleep better in merino, so great for parents as well!

We have to mention the perfect little bodysuit with a long fit. This is used every day as the perfect warm and soft inner-layer. And how amazing are the little mother of pearl buttons? Not only stylish but the whole collection is sustainable and pure as well (and certified all the way).

roots & wings is offering our readers 20% off storewide until Friday. Use code "MiniStyleMerino"

Shop their sweet collection here.

All photos courtesy of @Quinn.and.Theo

Nadadelazos AW 2016

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Based in Spain, Nadadelazos is a fun and unique collection geared towards children who live in a world of fantasy, color and adventure. They make garments with very distinctive designs and with spacious and comfortable patterns that facilitate moving freely. This season brings a collection consisting of amazing graphics and bold colors. We LOVE this pizza print romper and the knit Mamma Mia cardigan-so much fun!

Shop the collection here.

blaze + wander | @MeganKhichiphoto

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blaze + wander was created to bring you a thoughtfully curated collection of ethically made + socially conscious children's clothing, accessories + homewares #foundalongthefringes. Recently launched in 2016 by Sarah Yasukochi, blaze + wander partners with other brave spirits around the globe to outfit cool + carefree kids for their next adventure.

Based in San Diego, California, blaze + wander features:

  • locally designed organic cotton tees for boys + girls made in USA
  • signature fringe styles made in Portugal
  • unique unisex prints ethically made in Poland
  • hand-printed tunics + caftans made in India
  • hand-made wares from Greece
  • + special collabs with artists and activists from around the world including Denmark illustrator, Honey Aimee Joregensen

Sarah tells us, “blaze + wander was inspired by my kids. It's what I wish for them and what they and all young folk ignite in me: To blaze trails with intention and purpose while always taking time to step off the beaten path to breathe and get a little lost along the way.”

We invite you to join their journey by visiting Sign up for their newsletter for special offers, to explore feature products, discover artisan stories + participate in projects for social good. Also, for a limited time all ministyle subscribers get 25% off! Use code: ministyle25

All photos courtesy of Megan Khichi

Holiday Gift Guide 2016

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The Holiday Season is just around the corner and we’ve been busy creating the ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for you! We've included some of our favorite things that we will be putting under our tress this year. From cozy sweaters to sweet stocking suffers, we have you covered. We hope you love everything as much as we do! Enjoy! 

CUDDLE: one | two | three | four | five | six | seven | eight | nine | ten | eleven | twelve | thirteen | fourteen | fifteen

 STOCKING: one | two | three | four | five | six | seven | eight | nine | ten | eleven | twelve | thirteen | fourteen | fifteen 

PLAY: one | two | three | four | five | six | seven | eight | nine | ten | eleven | twelve | thirteen | fourteen | fifteen 

COZY: one | two | three | four | five | six | seven | eight | nine | ten | eleven | twelve | thirteen  

Globe Totters | @Julianna_Woehrle

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We spotted these fun and vibrant baby blocks from Globe Totters and just knew we had to share them with our readers.  Handmade in Brooklyn, NY,  these city blocks are made with 100% GOTS certified organic cotton. The amazing copy-written artwork on each block was designed by their founder, Angela. From New York to Paris, Tokyo to Los Angeles and London to Sydney they carry a wide variety to cities to teach and inspire your kids.  Featured on the blocks are famous landmarks, traditional food and culture.  Globe Totters city blocks are unlike anything you have ever seen before! They are fun, educational  and make great room decorations and gifts! They were even named one of the Best Toys for 2016 by Fit Pregnancy and Baby Magazine.   

Globe Totters is offering 20% off your entire purchase with code BLACKFRIDAY. Shop these adorable blocks here.

All photos courtesy of @Julianna_Woehrle

Wheat: Danish designed clothes for babies + kids | @MeganKhichi

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Like many parents, the founders of WHEAT struggled with dressing their daughter Abby. In a world where little girls’ clothes are often designed to help make them look ‘trendy’ and beyond their years, they wanted something classic and built to play. Clothing that is the epitome of comfort, yet practical and stylish. 

Their vision was to create an amazing online store where they could sell the clothing direct to families across Canada. They have now taken this concept across all of North America as of winter 2015!

Founders, Kat and Aaaron (along with Kat's adorable parents) believe that no clothing should be too precious to be played in. This is most evident when their 5 1/2 year old is twirling and dancing one minute and digging in a sandbox the next - all the while wearing a cute little dress.

Combining comfort with beautiful Scandinavian inspiration, each collection is designed with classic lines, light color combinations and original patterns, to carry on the Scandinavian design tradition. Each style is tailored for a child’s wear and tear – adjustable elastic waists, enough space in the design, and the use of natural fabrics. With everything from Outerwear to Underwear, Party Clothes to Playtime, Wheat carries everything your little one needs to be comfy, cozy for days filled with playtime. 

WHEAT is offering @ministyleblog readers 50% off their purchase with promocode "blackfriday2016".

*excludes Disney, Merino Wool & Sale products

All photos courtesy of Megan Khichi

Nick Jr's Blaze and The Monster Machines

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I was compensated for attending this event sponsored by Nick Jr. and The thoughts and opinions below are my own.

We were recently invited to attend a Blaze and The Monster Machines event here in Los Angeles at the Peterson Auto Museum and we jumped at the chance to attend. Upon our arrival, we were greeted craft tables full of fun activities like cookie decorating and custom license plate drawings. Right up our alley!  Our little guys discovered Nick Jr's, "Blaze and The Monster Machines" a few years back and they've been hooked ever since! When Milo laid eyes on the Blaze and the Monster Machines Flip and Race Speedway Playset, it was love at first sight! We could not pull him away from the display set. He also REALLY enjoyed the adorable Power Wheels® Nickelodeon™ Blaze™ Monster Truck. Milo is going to be so stoked to find these fun toys under the Christmas Tree this year!

Jack & Winn Apparel Co. | @SBrathen

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As parents of two boys - Jack & Winston - the design team behind "Jack & Winn" set out to find stylish infant/toddler snapback hats. They searched and found a few here and there, but the designs were never what they were looking for and the fit was never right.  They saw an exciting opportunity to design their own and share them with all of you! 

After countless hours and lots of hard work, they are finally prepared to offer a high-quality and stylish product for the little people in your life.  

We love the mustard hat from their sweet Camp Collection and the Sophia suede floral cap is just as cute as can be! The quality and fit of these adorable little hats are amazing! Be sure to follow Jack & Winn on Instagram for some new and exciting things happening early in the New Year.

Jack & Winn are offering our readers 25% off their order with code "MINISTYLE".

Shop the entire collection here.

All photos | Stryking Photography 

Clothing provided by Go Gently Nation

Ateljee: California Spirit with Scandinavian Values

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The idea behind Ateljee is simple: to merge Californian spirit with Scandinavian values and design. To create new kind of joyful, everyday luxury. They take the most comfortable and highest quality fabrics and combine them with the sharpest printing technologies, thriving for sustainability and transparency. Their fabrics are currently printed in Europe for the best digital printing quality on organic materials and sewn locally in to clothing in California. 

We love this sweet little cactus dress for baby and these orange lizard sweats for the big kids!

Ateljee is offering offer a 20% discount with code "MINISTYLE20".

Shop their collection here.

Ylur: Soft Clothes for the Softest Skin

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Created in Iceland in 2013 by Fanney Svansdóttir, Ylur designs the softest knits made from Alpaca wool. The Icelandic word Ylur represents warmth and comfort. The name itself sounds soft and soothing and it induces a warm feeling like the beautiful garments they knit. The Alpaca’s incredible softness, combined with strength and durability make it the perfect material for children’s clothing. By choosing the Alpaca wool, Ylur stays clear of allergenic and harmful materials. The mild colors and timeless design work together to create lovely, long-lasting clothes, perfect for passing on to siblings or even future generations.

Shop the collection here. 

Pics for Promises | @November2007

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Pics for Promises is a whimsical love-themed photography project built around the idea of giving back.  The husband and wife team behind this project are using their creativity to provide a small bit of help to those less fortunate.

Their photography is colorful, whimsical and always full of love with 25% of profits going to charity. The hearts in the photographs are not photoshopped in but are floating high in the sky and are all tied to fishing line before being photographed. It’s really a labor of love! Not only are they donating 25% of all profits from online sales to charity, they are using additional profits to fund the Street Hearts portion of our project, from which 100% of proceeds go directly to a charity of the donor's choice.  Pics For Promises will also be working with local charities to sponsor events and help raise much needed funds. Their charity of the month this month is St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.  This is a shopping cause we can definitely get behind!

Pics for Promises if offering FREE shipping on their prints for a limited time. No code required. Shop here.

Tula Baby Carriers | @Amelia_Hambrook

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 A good baby carrier is a must have for Mama's (and Papa's) of little ones and Baby Tula has some of the best on the market.  From Woven Wraps, Ring Slings to Wrap Conversion Carriers, Baby Tula has something for just about everyone. Tula Baby Carriers are made from 100% cotton canvas and quality fabrics and come in a wide range of fun prints and colors. The Tula Baby Carrier is available in two sizes, Standard (Baby) and Toddler and are made to allow for easy breastfeeding. Tula also carries a range of soft, airy baby blankets made of 100% viscose from bamboo. Perfect for cuddling and swaddling!

Shop Baby Tula here.

All photos courtesy of Amelia Hambrook


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  Inspired by their magical family adventures, Waddler has created a luxurious line of fair trade, 100% baby alpaca wool, organic pima cotton and soft sheep's wool for your little ones. Every piece from their collection truly is something special. Their clothing is easy to wear and as gorgeous as can be. We love the Harlequin Pierrot Jumper and these adorable hand knit, striped leggings. All of the heart eyes!

Shop Waddler's collection here and use code ""ministyle" for 15% off from now until November 24th.

cuteheads | @VeronicaLolaPhoto

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cuteheads™ is a playful + modern line of kidswear for the little adventurer, that aims to spark your little one's imagination. They range in sizes from newborn to 4T (custom orders are available in larger sizes). Each piece is hand-crafted with comfort and style in mind.  cuteheads specializes in clothes for your special occasions like weddings and first birthday photoshoots, but their clothes are made to be worn anytime, year-round. They aim to create clothes that your children will love making memories in.  We are OBSESSED with this pixie pinafore dress in soft peach cotton with sweet mint and floral accents.

Shop cuteheads here and and take 15% off the total purchase with code MINISTYLE!

All photos courtest of @VeronicaLolaPhoto