Superwoman Syndrome / Raising a gentleman II

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When its so good you want to shout out about it to all your peeps. What could I mean? Well first of all lets shout out about LIFE, and mommy-hood, because there’s nothing like it. Before Mr. P came along I was a very busy bee doing all sorts of things, going to college, culinary school, working around the clock. Lots of running around really. Running without a clear vision or destination.

The universe has a way of settling you and making you focus. I have never been so outcome oriented before becoming a mother. I mean that in a whole sort of way. Like not just in how P develops but how our journey as mother and son progresses, how I change and grow as a woman.

These days I  have more respect for myself and my strength. I generally dislike the whole being a superwoman idea as a general rule. Its like a box you have to stay in, once you say you are mighty and strong you can’t be seen being weak and vulnerable. I am a multifaceted being, who needs to express every aspect of myself. The belief that “Superwoman” can mean what you need it to. The term does not have to hold you to any expectation from the outside. I suppose the hope is that we all are working toward this idea of being truly one with self, but its very hard to detach from the whole and think with your brain, like without any outside influences or voices creeping in. Indeed a work in progress!

We think big and dream big around here!

I am everything and absolutely nothing.

One thing for sure |  Superwoman does need to show up and handle some business from time to time,  but that’s ok!

 

How do you envision your role as mommy/caretaker? Is it what you imagined, how has it changed you?

 

Have a fab weekend Friends,

 

xo

K+P

 

A few of our favorite things :

  1. Nico Nico has won my heart this season with this easy no frills button up. Fuss free and perfect for the upcoming  South East weather ( I mean Hot-lanta baby)!
  2. Textured joggers with a asymmetrical button closure, cozy and all the way fly
  3. The Japanese school bag inspired carry all. Wth eye patches. Nuff Said
  4. P’s wardrobe staple would have to be a hat, this one is hemp and is a favorite
  5. White trainers

 

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Strength, Courage and Wisdom ( Words to grow by)

 

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He is Super P!

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What Do you believe about yourself?

The Prince and the Bag || Good Ordering Mini

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Just another day in the life of Mr.P, strolling through the streets of Atlanta. New Season  means a change of scenery for Mr.P and I and a new carry all . We were so lucky to get our hands on this rad bag from Good Ordering bag company last week, and its been already put to good use. As I mentioned in a previous post P is home schooled so he does not carry school books per-se, but he loves to have a bag in tow to stuff with whatever current lego obsession he’s into atm,  a book if he gets bored on the train and snacks. I have, as any good mother would carried all of that stuff in my purse rendering it obscenely heavy and not to mention littered with cookie crumbs and stray bits of candy wrappers. I am all too happy to let him help out, and carry his own gear.

Good Ordering has a full range of stylish and functional bags for both parents and kiddos alike. The company was born out of East London in 2012, with the aim to offer cool retro bags to the booming biking community.  The brands line captures a sense of nostalgia by offering designs inspired by Japanese style bags of the 70’s and 80’s. All of the bags have several compartments that keep all your essentials safe and easy to get to, which is so important!

We went for the very playful and practical shoulder bag, which I must say suits Mr.P so well. He looked so cool with it on, and the bonus for him was being able to attach his awesome new key rings from his blind gift box from Egg Drop. The eye patches are the cherry on the bag. They add just the right amount of cool factor to an already dope bag. The range comes in some sweet colors, from bight to the slightly more subdue. The grey I thought was the right balance for the stylish white trim, and would compliment P’s wardrobe perfectly.  What’s your favorite bag for the Spring Season?

Hope you are all well and recovered from the masses of chocolate eggs and jelly beans over the Easter Holiday.

 

See you around,

xo

K+P

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All in the details , SOOOO in LOVE!

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Accessory Game always on point Mr.P!

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All Kitted Out for a Ride in the ATL

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This bag is the perfect companion for any outing….. I think I may have to borrow his! Sharing is caring no?

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Shoulder Bag || Good Ordering Bag Company 

Scooter || Mini KICKBOARD

Top || The Animals Observatory

Bottoms|| NUNUNU World

Kicks || Golden Goose

Kenzo Love | Children Salon

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When we were introduced to the Kenzo line of yumminess by Children  salon a few months back I instantly fell in love. The popular French brand makes covetable clothing for uber stylish adults and their mini’s.

If you have been following us for a mili second you know how P  loves to dress in quirky cool pieces, of course topped with a dope hat! I wanted every piece of this collection. Their bold prints are a standout this season as well as the iconic KENZO logo sweatshirts. What I adore the most is how soft the fabrics are on the button up and sweatshirt. The quality is top notch, and these pieces will be in heavy rotation this SS17 season.

I am totally swooning over the selection available over at Children Salon London. As a mama my priorities for children’s fashion are as follows : 1. Be comfortable , 2. Easy to care for (not really interested in a dry cleaning bill for my littles wardrobe) 3.  Have an amazing style factor!

We upped the quirk factor by pairing the season’s smart cactus print button up  and Bandit sweatshirt with the most cozy leggings. To finish the outfit he slipped on his GGDB sneakers and  denim cap we were out the door!

Do you guys love Kenzo as much as we do? What are your key brands for SS17?

 

Have an amazing weekend peeps!

xo

 

 

 

 

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Not lying when I say I want these leggings and Sneakers in my size.

 

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Gorgeous Denim Cap to add style and protection from the sun.

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Shop the look

Kenzo cap, Button up, Jumper | Children Salon

Green Fly Print Leggings | Vimma Company

Golden Goose Sneakers | Orange Mayo

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The Prince & the beach | Dirt and Noise

 

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I may have mentioned on the gram sometime ago that I was bi-coastal at one point in my life and had spent a few years living in a few different parts of California.  I really wanted the Prince to be able to connect with family and to see another part of the country so I decided to come to LA. It has been so wonderful to be in the sunshine and enjoy this special time with loved ones!

Spring time is here, which for many means getting out and doing more fun activities with your littles. We are enjoying our stay here in Cali, and we have finally made it to the BEACH!

I really wanted to take P to Venice beach as I have many memories visiting that beach as a teen. We headed to Santa Monica Pier instead, and I think I made a fab choice!

The weather was a bit chilly and the sky was overcast but we didn’t mind a bit. The crisp salty sea air was perfect, and the ocean was very calming to my spirit. For our beach adventure Mr.P wore some retro-Cali inspired pieces from the lovely children’s shop Dirt and Noise. They stock the coolest brands to keep your babes so fresh and so clean (Cue Andre 3000 tune).   I am always talking about kids fashion being mostly about function, but your babes have to look good too right?

What outfits do you like to dress your babes in for spring?

Until Next time

Keira+ The Prince

xx

 

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 The Prince rocking this coveted tee from French Label  Bandy Button

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Is Beach Swag a thing?

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I am so loving this combo. A perfect springtime sporty look!

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A Leather Jacket as a Beach cover up….. Why not?

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Cool pint size slides for the WIN!

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Shop the look

Tee, Shorts | Dirt and Noise

Leather Jacket | Pop Factory Shop

Hat | Childrens Salon

Slides | Coccolebimbi

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Styling The Trend | The Camo Print Jacket

 

 

 

To Camo or Not to Camo?

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Trends in children’s wear can first seen during fashion week on the catwalks of London, Paris, New York, and  Milan. The Camo print trend has made yet another appearance this season on the fashion runways. From the classic bomber silhouette to the ever versatile blazer that Prince P is rocking currently. It took me sometime to warm up to this trend as I have actually served in the military, and didn’t want to adopt certain military inspired looks into my now civilian lifestyle.

Since I’ve been out of the military,  I swore I would never wear anything remotely resembling armed service attire. So I haven’t, no flare legged high wasted sailor pants, or combat boots . Not even the very cute short cropped  pea-coats from J crew. I recently however, reconsidered the camo trend for Mr. P’s wardrobe.

Nico Nico has been a favorite brand of mine for sometime. Like most of the brands that I like to dress P in, Nico Nico has made garments that speaks to my sense of style without compromising comfort. Soft well made basics with beautiful eco friendly prints and sturdy cottons made in downtown LA. How cool is that?!

Sue Tsai , founder of the brand sought to create designs that were comfortable, modern and environmentally conscience. Mr. P and I usually go for the cozy short rompers , alternatively, I decided to change it up a bit  and grab this beyond cool button up blazer.

I opted to use this fab jacket as an anchor for his look , and pair it with a statement tank, a pop of red with his Bobo Choses scarf and Sons+Daughters sunnies.

Complete Utilitarian funk! I finally see the appeal…..  You can totally make this trend your own, which is why I think fashion is so much fun.

Let me know how you style the camo trend in the comments below!

Happy Almost Weekend!

XO,

Mr.P +Keira

 

 

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8.- We Will Not Respect Museums That Don’t Tell The Truth. * T.A.O MANIFESTO

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Shop The Look :

Camo Print Jacket | Nico*Nico 

Tank | The Animals Observatory

Sunnies |Sons+Daughters Eyewear 

Sneakers | Golden Goose

Denim | I dig Denim

Scarf | Bobo Choses (past season)

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Minimodel Gallery | Bobo Choses + Faux fur

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Faux Fur Fun

It’s no surprise that this amazing Bobo Choses faux fur has found a new home. Rightfully so as its the equal parts  quirky and fabulous. I have zero problems with print mixing and using fashion as a way to express the child’s individual personality. I tend to not do the traditional “dress up your little man ” looks on P. Which to me always seem include polo shirts and ties. Well I am not totally opposed to a smart dress shirt and bow tie, but for everyday clothing we like to keep it fun and funky!

I love it when the fashion doesn’t take over the child and allows them to express themselves freely. I know its all very glam and over the top, but we are doing/being what speaks to our soul. My belief is that we are here to express outwardly what we hold deep within!

Believe me when I say that Mr.P has Personality to spare! I often get asked if he likes to dress up and most importantly if he likes taking photos, and the answer to both is YES! We really have lots of fun, and he loves preforming for the camera.

We absolutely love Mini Model Gallery, as it’s just the place to procure all things cool in the children’s fashion world, like this beyond fab faux fur and walking tables top from the AW16′ How to Disappear collection.  They carry all the brands for the cool modern babe and their fashion forward parents.

Minimodel Gallery is kindly offering readers %15 off shop-wide with code : stylingtheprince15

 

Happy Shopping and Happy Friday!

 

Mr.P +Keira x

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The serious stare is no joke!

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Is this a good outfit for the playground, or does he look like he is going to a music awards show?

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Do you think I am cute? Yes or No

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Shop Mr.P’s outfit

Bobo Choses Faux Fur & Walking table tee | MiniModel Gallery

Printed Cap |  Vimma Company

Follow Mr.P on his fashion adventures here

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Weekend Ready in Mini Rodini SS17

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We are having a blast with all of these Amazing SS17 Collections! I have been a huge of Mini Rodini since Mr. P was a wee babe, and I can honestly remember it like it was yesterday. I was always impressed with the brands quirky take on prints. It never seems too cutesy, very fashion forward and always edgy. P is a fan of how soft the pieces are and he really digs all of their prints. I love how its all certified organic and they strive to maintain a minimal footprint by using using recycled materials where they can.

 

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We mixed the basic leo print tee and paired with the seasons key lion print joggers. He added some dope shades to put himself into character and it was on! LOL

Note:  mini Yellow Corvette. A fella can dream no?

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I think I could get this Mini Rodini print in every color!

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P is channelling some serious Lennie Kravitz  rock star vibes with this cool look. I don’t know about you but I cant help but hum American Woman in my head,( actually I am looking up the video right now)!  Yes I know he’s strumming a Ukulele, and not a bas a$$ electric guitar and we don’t have Heather Graham swingin’ her tresses about, but you get the picture right?

 

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I adore his sweet smile. I mean he’s not totally a serious Rocker!

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We got our cool threads from Our friends at amazing shop Green Hearts Pink! They stock the best in high end kids apparel.

For our fabulous readers we are extending a 15% discount on you order with Code: PRINCEGHP

We promise new season Mini Rodini will give your babe some *extra attitude. I mean what parent does’t want that? ( insert sheepish grin)

Hope you are are enjoying the weekend wherever you are in the world.

 

Much love,

K+P

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Shop P’s Look

Mini Rodini Leo top, lion pants| Green Hearts Pink

Shades| Milk N Soda

Bobo Choses SS17 :: Weekend Style


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A Bobo Choses drop makes my heart so Happy!!! I have been a fan (read border line Obsessed) with this brand since 2010. I remember the very first piece I bought for a then bitty 2 year old Mr.P. This was way before I even knew what the gram was. I fell in love with the quirky designs and cool comfy cuts of the jumpers and trousers.

Fast forward 6 years later, I still get major heart eyes when the new season of Bobo Choses hits. I have to admit, I don’t always love each collection, which I think that is totally fine right heh? Not everything is for everyone. This seasons theme for the iconic brand is called “Legend”, where Bobo Choses pays homage to the sports champions of the 1976 Olympics.

My friend Marie from the lovely shop Baby Go Green curates the best selection of Bobo Choses and many other fantastic brands!

We chose this fantastic mesh sweater which is so fantastic. P loves it and it will be in heavy rotation for the spring and into the summer months. Its totally unisex, which initially I was worried about. I thought it would read as too feminine, but as you can see, P is completely rocking this Bobo top with So much SWAG! We styled this weekend look with our favorite pair of I DIG Denim jeans, which we just cannot let go of. The holes are for REAL (I mean like no joke) , but they add just the right bit of grunge to his outfits!

Just for our special friends Baby Go Green is offering 10% on your order of new season goodness!

Use Code : PRINCE at checkout to redeem

Hope Everyone is Having the Best Weekend!

much love,

K+P xo

 

 

 

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Shop P’s Look

Bobo Choses top : Baby Go Green 

I Dig Denim Jeans : HipKin Kids

Sunnies : Milk N Soda

Hat : Fallen Broken Street Kids

 

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Raising Up A Gentleman // Boys to Men // Part I

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What is this thing call being a Mother? What does being a mother mean to you? Its not very often that I talk about my journey as a single parent. I intentionally leave it out of my social media feeds, as I assume that most people don’t care to hear about the trials and tribulations that come with the territory of parenting solo. I consequently mostly post about Mr.P’s fresh fashions and  good times, because thats really what we all want to see, amiright?

Truth be told, I do want to share more about what it means to me to be the mom of a little boy.

As Mr.P grows older my recent and most nagging anxieties are if I have the tools and resources to teach him HOW to be a man. I have read all the horrible statistics that say that boys raised without a man in the home are more likely to be incarcerated, and more likely to drop out of school. Sometimes I loose sleep at night and wonder what I was thinking when I said to the universe that I wanted to be a mother.

But then I do a T swift booty dance and shake off that negativity ! What the universe gave me is exactly what I wished for. I healthy baby boy who is growing up into a really awesome young man, a little Prince. He is kind and spunky, and treats others with respect. He is not a perfect child, nor am I a perfect mother, we are really works in progress. We take each day as a new opportunity to do it better than the day before. Our babes are watching us, they are soaking up all that they observe.

My wish for P is that he never sees his mom give up. We always keep it pushing. Here’s to raising up a gentleman, moreover here is to raising gentle-humans!

More on this topic in a future post. More mamas who are raising boys need to be heard. Lastly, what are some concerns you have about bringing up your little men? Even if you have a partner to share the load, I wanna hear from you!

Leave a comment and tell me what you think!

All our love

Keira+P

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Mr.P’s Look ::

Top http://www. memekidswear.com

Trousers http://www.theminilife.com

Kicks http://www.greenheartspink.com

Hat http://www.fallenbrokenstreet.com

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CAVALIER // Spring Summer Seventeen

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SPRING FASHION 17

Picture this, you’ve spent the past two months enjoying the holiday festivities, shopping for the perfect gifts, baking all those snowman sugar cookies and just like that BOOM! The tree has gone to the dumpster, all the presents have been unwrapped, the pecan pie is gone and your feeling all kinds of sad.

Whats a sensible person to do in times like these you may ask? Drown your sorrows in leftover mull’d wine? No ma’am! The only really real solution is to start dreaming of the next season of fresh children’s fashion! Fast forward and feast your eyeballs on this amazingness from Cavalier  Spring Summer Seventeen collection.

Part of my joy of being a kiddie fashion blogger is getting to see all the new season’s fabulousness. When I received the green light to share some looks from the fashion forward designer of Cavalier  Angela Chong, I was beyond thrilled.

I am in love with the fab pops of color that infuse the collection for spring. From bright periwinkle, and orange, to lovely blush and turquoise that accent Cavalier’s signature grey slub jersey. The too cool for school Pasche (tongue and lip dress) is updated with candy stained lips and tongue and will for sure be worn by every cool girl or boy this spring.

In every collection there is a multidimensionality to the pieces. Like the clothing becomes part of you, and not the other way around. Playful, free spirited and timeless.

Acid Refluxxx offers easy wearable garments that allow your babes to really tune into themselves. Who/what ever that may be. I always say and I truly believe that letting your child “be” ( to a degree), is the path to true self expression and freedom for the next generation.

I hope you enjoy a sneaky peek of this BEYOND rad collection, and see links below to find Cavalier Vault at these amazing retailers.

Chin up babes Spring will soon come,

love, K+P

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Shop CAVALIER VAULT

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http://www.shanandtoad.com

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