Butterfly wings tutorial

Hi, everyone!

Thank you to all of you who asked for the tutorial on the pretty Butterfly wings ivi used for her Spring carnival. I wanted to share a tutorial with you so this Halloween you have another cute option for your girls to wear!

The wings have no specific size since it depends on the baby torso measurement and how big or small you’ll be doing them, but the following steps and PDF will for sure guide you in the process!

What I did to make these wings:

1. Bought a mesh butterfly wing set in the desired color (it can easily be made with a hanger’s wire, covered with color thighs and knotted). You can join both wings with a wire. Don’t forget though to cover the wire to prevent any harm!
2. Cut 4 pieces of each wing pattern on black felt (two for each wing, front and back)
3. Cut out all the wing’s details.
4. Add some white circles, just as real butterflies have!
5. Glue them in each of the sides of the wired wings.
6. Voilà!

I leave you a picture of the wings. I hope this email and my pattern are helpful for you! And if you do them, please share a pic of the little butterfly!

Have a great weekend!

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Yeah let’s blame the sugar…

This might be the right outfit for these current days with ivi… Sugar rush on a sugar rollercoaster ride (without any given sugar whatsoever…) hahaha

Yeah let's do that

 


Graphic t shirt
605 MXN – prefresh.com

Madewell vest
1,500 MXN – madewell.com

Mini girls white skinny jeans
855 MXN – riverisland.com

Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 instant camera Pink
1,400 MXN – myer.com.au

Pool season is here!

We’re back! More than a week away, a huge project becoming more real as the weeks pass and I have almost no time to write! But I wanted to stop for a bit and share with you these cute photos of ivi’s first time (this year) at the pool!

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I’m actually counting it as the first time given that it’s actually the first time she plays more in the water and has notion of what’s going on… 😛 Actually everytime she sees these pictures she runs to the door and asks me to take her to the pool 😀 …so I’m guessing she loved it!

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Now, as with every post, here are some recommendations on swimuits for your baby girl. What do I recommend in terms on trends? I prefer one-pieces instead of bikinis for this specific age, since they still have that cute baby belly and a two-piece would probably be rolling up constantly, becoming a bit uncomfortable. Talking about prints, I must say (as I said it before in other posts) florals are super strong this season, yet also I’ve been seing digital prints with photographs of objects or sunsets, and they look amazing! And last but not least ruffles, always consider ruffles for this season either in swimwear and regular clothing.

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You know i’m sort of an Old Navy fan, in fact ivi’s swimsuit on these pics is from there… Here are some shopping options for your baby’s swimwear:

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Molo ‘Nika’ pineapple swimsuit, $35.96 USD

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Old Navy Ruffle Swimsuit, $12 USD

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Old Navy Ruffle one-piece swimsuit, $16.50 USD

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Candlesticks Flamingo Swimsuit at Target, $21.99 USD

Which one you liked the most? Let me know and don’t forget to follow us @fallingforivi on Instagram! xo 😉

 

Don’t forget about overalls

As fashionista.com reported, overalls are still in for Spring 2016. Obviously, the site is referring to the use of overalls on women, yet it’s a great excuse for little girls to take advantage of this trend as well!

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This piece is great for multiple ocassions and so matchable! Made normally out of denim,  which combines with almost everything, fits perfectly for an afternoon walk, a day at the park, running errands… you name it!

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In our case we went to a small town near the city to have some lunch and walk around las Sunday. We bought this little guitar in a small artisan market at the main plaza, and ivi went crazy about it immediately!

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Above all things, I love weekends because it’s when we enjoy family time at its best. And of course, ivi as smiley and fun to be around as it is, makes us want the weekend to come even sooner!

Here are some great options on overalls for your little girls to wear, hope you like them as I do!

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OshKosh light denim overalls (the one ivi’s wearing) $17 USD

 

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Paz Rodriguez white eyelet overalls, $49 USD

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Petit Bateau flower print overalls, $43.68 USD

So, which one is your favorite? Let me know! And don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, @fallingforivi …have a great one!

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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What to wear to a local market

Farmers’ markets, design markets, food truck festivals, flea markets… there are just too many new options to go out and wanderlust nowadays, so perhaps you may wonder which would be the best outfits to pull out in any event of this kind.

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If your city is hot as hell as ours now is, chances of wearing a cool blazer, a scarf or pairing boots even with shorts are nearly unthinkable. Yet, there are fresh and chic options to wear.

 

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I prepared a small group of ideas of what your baby can wear when going to a local market market in a seriously hot day. Let me know your go-to option!

1  THE SHORT JUMPSUIT

As I mentioned in a past post, the jumpsuit is a great option for this season. In terms of going to an outdoors event like these, this garment is super comfy, and normally comes with pretty cool prints.

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Rylee & Cru peaches jumpsuit, $60 USD

2  THE MAXI DRESS

A super fresh option, and chic as ever! Almost all maxidress options that you may find have awesome prints and girly details, with a great flowy look! Check out this gorgeous Old Navy option:

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Old Navy blue floral maxi dress, $14.99 USD

3  THE DENIM ROMPER

This may not be the lightest option, yet is the easiest to wear and combine. Denim by itself doesn’t need much to feel like a complete look, and if it already has added details like the embroidery on this River Island mini example, your baby will be pretty much good to go.

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River Island mini Denis Playsuit, $32 USD

4  THE ALL-COTTON JUMPER

Mostly a really simple option, but with the right accesories (a cool backpack or statement shoes) this garment becomes the easiest to wear and also the freshest option! This June & January option I found is great.

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June and January tank jumper, $29 USD

Don’t forget to let me know your favorite, and follow us on Instagram @fallingforivi… until next time, adiós!

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Your baby can wear stripes differently this season

Yes I know, stripes (and perhaps dots) are the most used pattern for baby clothing. Sweet, thin, straight lines in every color… they’re the easiest to combine, plus they get the outfit completed easily.

Aren’t you tired of those though? I find them way to basic… And with the stripe trend present this season, let’s just not go for the obvious, standard stripe and get creative! Vertical lines, “hand-drawn” maybe, or a mix combo of stripes in different weights may work to look a bit more chic.

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I gather 3 different ways for you baby girl to wear stripes, along with some pics of ivi wearing a fresh striped dress. Check it out!

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ivi wears an Old Navy Striped front knot dress.

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Check out this striped print items:

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“New York style” black stripes t-shirt, from River Island mini, $16 USD

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Little Remix off the shoulder striped dress, $114 USD

Which one is your favorite? Comment below and follow us on Instagram, @fallingforivi …have a great and chic weekend!