Brand Review:Wrare Doll

I was the mom-to-be that swore I would not dress my daughter like a human doll/prima-donna. It wasn’t my style, I hated the idea that ‘the pinker, the better’ is an actual rule of thumb for dressing infant/toddler girls.

I stuck to my guns for a long time–Makenzie wore blue, yellow, black, brown…she didn’t even own a skirt until she was almost 2. I was told, on multiple occasions, how cute my “son” was. I was, by no means, dressing my baby girl like a boy but the fact that I wasn’t following the socially accepted norm of gender specific apparel, clearly, confused people.

Anyways, I gave you that long, drawn out intro to explain the weight behind the fact that I am absolutely in love with the tutus found at Wrare Doll. They are extremely whimsical and girly and fun and so much of everything that I was completely against at first.

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Now, I am completely obsessed with the tutu trend. This is compounded by the fact that Makenzie will soon be in dance class. I never thought I would be excited to be a dance mom. Don’t get me wrong, I hope that she turns to competitive, team sports like I did but I’m down for the ride either way. Anyways, who says you can’t wear tutus and play basketball? Not at the same time…but you get what I’m saying.

Wrare Doll is owned and operated by Annie Casale out of Florida and worth checking out.


 Still being true to my naturally tom-boyish ways, I bought my babe a black tutu and styled it a little edgy by tying her shirt up. I’m thinking this is the perfect compromise of my style and what Wrare Doll is all about.

What do you think?

Crazy Carting-Brass Razoo…Again

In this episode of “Crazy Carting” I will give you my last experience with Elise Vaughn’s highly coveted Brass Razoo brand. If you are a big small shop lover (& I know you are!) and you are lucky enough to have a little girl that you are spoiling rotten, then I’m sure you know about Brass Razoo. Elise is an Australian native, living in the U.S., and her brand has moms around the globe setting alarms and readying their computers (&ninja hands) for a race to the cyber cart.

Brass Razoo sales out in 10 minutes or less. Thankfully, Elise posts each piece weeks in advance on her IG feed (@elisevaughn). This gives all us mamas a chance to choose our favorite pieces and make a plan to get them.

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There is literally no time-I repeat-no time to choose once the site goes live. Gone are the days that you can calmly peruse items for a few minutes and make decisions as you go.

Before the last launch, Brass Razoo transitioned to a new site. fun right? Wrong. Many of the moms ended up on the old site that mirrored the new site–but it wouldn’t allow you to shop. Yikes. Unfortunately, because items sale so fast, if you ended up on the old site first, in the 4-5 mins that it took you to realize the issue, most items were sold out. Woe is me. I  didn’t get anything.

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Be warned, before you fall head over heels for these pieces, be prepared to drop $98-$120 for each piece. The upside? Elise is a one woman shop–designing, cutting, & sewing each beautiful piece by hand. Most designs only have 5-10 made and some are one of a kind, depending on the fabric Elise has chosen.

These are heirloom pieces. You can keep them forever…if you can cart one before they’re gone.

 

 

Mag+Pie

The Magpie Co. is everything I love about celebrating & supporting mom-preneurs from all around. It is a small shop at its finest. The owner, Elizabeth Conner has been sewing and selling handmade good since her teenage years. In 2014, she opened The Magpie Co. for business and found her passion in children’s apparel.

While she is located in North Carolina, I found her on IG where she has a solid following of over 35k. Her design is comfy and modern–lots a crops, flutter sleeves, and swing dresses. What’s not to love?!

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Note to moms everywhere: Turn-around time for Elizabeth’s pieces are 4-5 weeks so take into consideration how fast your little weed is growing. (I made that mistake when I first started shopping small-by the time I got the beautiful romper I ordered in the mail, it barely fit Milly. Oops!) This isn’t the Gap–you are receiving a well-made, well-loved piece for your child. Not a mass-manufactured item & that is the beauty of it!

April Showers|May Flowers 

You know the saying: ‘April showers bring May flowers’ and with the amazing floral trend for this summer, there are lots of blooms to choose from. Take a look at some of my favorite pieces from some of my favorite small shops that are paying tribute to this sweet trend. Enjoy!

Electric Collective

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Elskan

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The MagPie Co.

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James Vincent Design Co.

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Free Babes

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The Brass Razoo

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Freshly Picked

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Rachel and Groms

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Leia Roux

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W.Love Jake And Zoe

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