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Dizzy Frenchy style

In case you are wondering about the title of this post, it’s “Dizzy” because Lily loves to spin herself dizzy and it’s “Frenchy” because I think she looks quite French in her tee and culottes.

We are in South Carolina heading to the mountains of West Virginia so stay tuned for some West Virginia small style next week. 🙂

As always, linking up to Morgan, the hostess of Small Style.

spinning herself dizzy

tee- Crazy8. culottes- babyGap. sandals- Salt Water

Ola

Friday night I helped K do some shopping, we had a great dinner at Ola and went dancing at Purdy!

While getting ready for the night, I had some wardrobe issues.

Do you guys ever look into your full closets and yet feel like you have nothing to wear?

That is how I felt while I was getting ready so… I just decided to throw on some of my favorite items and hoped that they would work.

Lily on the other hand, got a new Mimosa shirt in the mail and of course had to put it on right away. (thank you Holly and Ariel!)

Linking to Mandy for Steppin’ Out.

on me: headscarf- stole it from K (don’t tell her). earrings- Anthropologie. shirt- Zara. bag- Zara. skirt- Gap. booties- F21

on Lily: shirt- Mimosa.rain boots- Zulily

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Winnie the Pooh… small style

Saturday afternoon we took Lily to see Winnie the Pooh.

It was her first movie and she did SO well!

She sat on her seat the whole time while holding a small serving of popcorn and watched attentively.

During the trailers for upcoming movies, she would let out the occasional “oh no!” if there was a falling scene or something worthy of an “oh no!”

Both Will and I were so excited to introduce her to the magic of the movies since we are both huge fans.

Can’t wait to do it again!

Linking up to Morgan, the hostess of Small Style.

headband- Buttons&Thread. shirt- babyGap (on sale for less than $4). jeans- babyGap (on sale for less than $8), sandals- Salt Water

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It’s already starting… (small style)

I always heard it from other moms and didn’t believe it could happen this early but it has already started.

What Lily wants to wear and what she doesn’t want to wear.

On a regular day basis we are ok, she will easily let me put whatever on her without any care.

And then there are the other days.

The days when I go to put a certain dress on her and she throws a mini fit because she doesn’t want that dress.

In that case, I pull two others from the closet and she says “este” (this one in Portuguese) and she will happily let me dress her in the one she picked out.

What about the day I dressed her in the pink Sesame Street shirt with yellow shorts?

She happily said “pink, shirt, lellow”…. and then I went to put on her green Salt Water sandals and she threw a fit because she wanted pink shoes.

Pointing at her pink shirt she looked at me and said “pink. shoes. mommy. pink. shoes”.

Mind you she doesn’t have pink shoes.

The closest thing to pink shoes that she has are the brown and fuschia Soft Star sandals and she wanted nothing to do with those.

When other moms would tell me “wait until she wants to pick out her own clothes”, I always thought to myself “good luck to her, she will wear what I want her to wear”.

But now here I am.

With a not even 2 year old toddler who sometimes doesn’t feel like wearing what I want to put on her.

Being a big believer that fashion is art and a huge part of self expression, I have to only think that sometimes she wants to express herself differently from what I have in mind for her.

I have to remember all the times as a child when I hated what my mom put on me but didn’t have a choice. (there was no fighting with that mama)

My baby is growing up and part of that is finding her own individuality.

I will choose to encourage it rather than to fight it. 🙂

Linking up to Morgan, the hostess of Small Style.

the day of the pink shoes. working hard on trying to jump.

shirt and shorts- Target

sandals- Salt Water

her first braids. walking around at the library courtyard.

dress- babyGap

sandals- Salt Water

playing in the rain in front of our building.

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Los ninos son un amor

On tuesday we had our first Buzzy Kids Playdate hosted by Patricia and Samantha.

It was wonderful because it was at the park by our house and everyone got to join!

This first art play date was all about the primary colors and what other colors they create when mixed together.

Even though the smaller toddlers were only interested for a bit and distracted by the playground, the bigger kids really enjoyed the art project and at the end everyone had a wonderful time.

We look forward to more Buzzy Kids Playdates! 🙂

P.S.- We are also super happy to have back our friends Sherrie and McCoy.

Linking to Morgan, the hostess of Small Style.

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Beach style

For those of you who come here regularly, you must have noticed that we have been spending a lot of time at the beach.

It’s summer time in Miami, the park is getting quite hot and buggy, the botanical garden is closed for renovations until fall, flamingo park pool is closed to the public in the mornings, so…. that leaves us with either beach or the pool in our building. (we are fortunate to have both)

And that means beach style!

When it comes to beach style, the less the better.

A hat, a t-shirt, bikini bottoms, flip-flops and sunscreen.

That is all Lily needs.

Here she is on Lincoln Rd waiting for our friends to arrive so we could all walk to the beach together.

Linking to Morgan, the hostess of Small Style.

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Eclectic style

When it comes to dressing Lily, I guess I take the same approach as dressing myself.

And that would be the eclectic approach.

I like to dress Lily not too girlie, not too classic, not too preppy, not too anything.

I like a nice eclectic mix.

That goes for everything… the way I dress, the way I decorate our home, the way I go about life. 😉

Linking up to Morgan, the hostess of Small Style.

P.S.- Last week she rocked her Salt Waters and I guess this week it was all about her Soft Star Shoes.

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Salt Water style

One thing I have learned about living here in Miami is that when it comes to shoes, Lily really doesn’t need more than 2 pairs at a time.

I overbought shoes in the first year (because I’m a bit of a shoe freak) but, I learned my lesson.

As many wonderful kids shoes as there are out there, there is no need to spend money where money shouldn’t be spent.

So, this Spring/Summer season, Lily has 2 pairs of sandals.

If you have been coming here for Small Style, you know that they are the green Salt Waters (the green was on sale for a great price and it just so happens to go with EVERYTHING!) and the brown and fuschia Soft Star Shoes.

And you know what?

When those get small, I will just get her the same brands in a different color or style because they are wonderful!

Lily rocked her green Salt Waters all week long! 🙂

Morgan at Mama loves Papa is the hostess to Small Style, go on over and link up!

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Lily’s small style

This past week was filled with dresses for the most part because it is getting hot out!

Small style… you know who completely blows my mind?

Stella McCartney!!

Not only is she my favorite women’s designer but once she had her own kids, she started a design a line for kids.

Have you all checked it out?

Take a LOOK, it’s insane!!!!

I loved the line she did for Gapkids, it was a bit pricey but I did manage to grab the sweetest little dress for Lily on sale for $12.99. (the monday picture)

It’s labeled as a 3T but it’s obviously not.

It’s by far one of my favorite dresses that Lily has at the moment.

What are some of your favorite children designers? (even if you can’t afford them 😉 )

As always I am linking this small style to Mama loves Papa.

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