Active attire for babies?

And I’m not saying babies should be doing burpees and situps as we should, but when it comes to going on a family trip to a national park or a bicycle ride on the weekends, which are the best options for your child to wear?

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Last Sunday we went to this beautiful national park outside the city, the weather was a bit chilly (which is odd for May and I already had packed all of ivi’s winter clothing), so this main question came into my mind when changing her. I had very few options since I wanted something chic but comfy and in a stain resistant fabric… We were rushing because it was alrealy late (trying to leave home before 11am on Sunday it’s becoming an impossible task for us :P), so I chose a simple flower jacket from H&M, grey cotton pants and converse sneakers… FAIL haha

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Her pants got all wet, her sneakers as well (how did I never think of that possibility?!) …so thanks to this incident I went online as usual and looked for some great options for your babies to wear when going on this kind of trips, hope this helps you out!

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TIPS ON BABY GEAR WHEN GOING ON LONG TRIPS OUTDOORS

Use specialized fabrics: waterproof, dryfit gear, and similar. It’s important to mantain your child dry, and these fabrics help create a barrier to protect your baby’s skin. I found out Old Navy has great active gear even for little ones!

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Old Navy Active Capri, $14.94 USD

In rainy days, look for waterproof sneakers: Or even better, sometimes boots are a great option as well. I don’t really love rainboots, I find the very stiff for baby feet, but actually anything is better than sandals or in my case, fabric sneakers :S

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Puma Trinomic XT1 Plus V sneaker, $54.95 USD

Caps: when days are really sunny, this type of item really helps on protecting your baby from sunlight and its effects. Try this or many other options available @zara !

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Zara Crown hat, $12.90 USD

Hope you like these great finds! Have you and your kid had troubled outdoors trips like ours? Tell me all about it! …until then, bye!

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Last weekend : Destination wedding

Hello there!

I’ve been unable to post anything sooner, but I’m back on track! Like everytime we get to go out of town I present to you the weekend getaway report. This time we went to my cousin’s wedding in a beautiful former estate building, about 8 hours away from my hometown, we made a road trip out of it and we really enjoyed it!

For the event i sewed the flower girl dresses for ivi, my goddaughter and her little sister. Draw 2 sketches for the bride to choose, used a gorgeous polka dot tulle fabric I found in my last trip to L.A., made the dresses in a hippie-maxi dress style so they didn’t have that stif/too-formal feeling (I was looking for cool, relaxed sort of look) and add some green details according to the bride’s desire …voilà!

It was my first time doing event gowns for little ones, and let me tell you it sure was tons of work but either way I loved it, can’t wait to start a new sewing project! Here the pics of the flower girls with their dresses, take a look…

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It was really a beautiful wedding, we had so much fun!

Will come back with a new post next Thursday, stay tuned and don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @fallingforivi …besos!

 

6 chic backpacks for your baby girl

Hello there!

Just recently found a gorgeous backpack from Zara baby with a confetti print, didn’t actually hesitate a bit and got it for ivi. Why should I buy a backpack for a baby girl? (toddler already I guess, she grows just too fast) Didn’t actually know at the moment, just loved it and got it… Turns out she loved it too! Now she carries it around here and there and whenever she sees it in her closet definitely wants to wear it.

This weekend we’re going away so I’m thinking this could really be useful since she can carry her favorite little toys, some juice, cookies, you name it!

I gathered 6 pretty chic backpacks for your tiny girls to use, not too cute, not too serious, just the right amount of coolness… Take a look at ivi’s photos and my backpack finds!

ivi wears: Tucker and Tate dress, H&M boots, Zara baby backpack.

1. The boho type

Since I loved the confetti backpack from Zara, my first place to look for more cool styles was obviously zara.com… aaaand I found my favorite: boho print, pompons at front, tiny tassels on the sides, not boxy at all, very loose, very free! Even the price isn’t too bad, $35.90 USD.

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Found lovely backpacks in Lori Barcelona‘s Etsy shop as well. They are cotton made, handmade, a classic option to look slick and chic. This navy/stars model costs $34.52 USD.

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3. The glittery type

Looking for something to stand out from the crowd? Bakker has this beautiful silver glitter backpack, impossible to resist… A bit pricey though, $59.45 USD.

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4. The tutu-ish type

Want something to go along with your daughter love for dance, ballet and all that? Crewcuts from J.Crew got you covered with this tulle backpack in either classic ballet pink or navy, the only bad thing is that it’s just as pricey as the Bakker one, $59.50 USD.

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5. The metal type

Boldd Junior has these gold and silver mini backpacks, with just a few studs to get a more edgy look. They are $40 USD each.

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6. The “take me to the beach” type

Very breezy, very classic at the same time, this one yells beach now please! Perfect for sunny getaways, from Mamoo kids at $38 USD.

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Hope this post turns out useful for your next backpack shopping!

See you here soon, don’t forget to follow us both here and instagram @fallingforivi… Besos!

Falling for ivi goes around: L. A.

Hi there!

Introducing the “Falling for ivi goes around” chapters! My first experience to share: L.A. 😉

Just went there this past Monday through Wednesday, with the main purpose of visiting the L.A. Textile show, it was pretty motivating! So many fabrics, so many textures and prints… Got a bunch of ideas to make right away, some others for this next Fall/Winter and tons of inspo for next Spring/Summer 2017, can’t wait to show you!

  
 Also got the opportunity to wander a bit around, I’ve only been in L.A. for work so I thought why not going all touristic this time? And so I did! Downtown, Venice beach, Hollywood, I saw a bit of many of this great city’s neighborhoods!

  While going down Abbot Kinney blvd in Venice Beach I found a kinda quirky little store of children clothing, named Burro… Unfortunately I went there at night so of course it was closed haha either way I won’t loose their track!

 

One thing I always do in eeeevery trip is buying clothes for ivi 😀 …I discovered two brands both cute and different from the normal proposal I’m used to find in big brands: Tucker and Tate and Peek… I like their twist in regular clothes, the softness of the materials they use, and how they help me dress my girl a bit less “dolly” and a lot more cool! I also found a yellow trouser from deux par deux, and you guys know how I am all into yellow, so of course I got it! Here are some of my finds:

   
    
 

That’s it guys, a tiny taste of what L.A. was for me! I got tons of pics and experiences but I think this post would become endless haha see you pronto!

(Btw don’t forget to follow my instagram acc: @fallingforivi <3)