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MOTORETA SS2016

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MOTORETA SS2016

Lovely kids clothing from Spanish label Motoreta. This season they were inspired by the beauty of the salt harvests in Cádiz. Simply breathtaking. 

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Westmount Greenhouse: Easy Bohemian Dress DIY

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Westmount Greenhouse: Easy Bohemian Dress DIY

We visited the Westmount Greenhouse a couple of weeks ago, one of our favourite winter getaways here in Montreal. I needed to take some photos for my

DIY of this Easy Bohemian Dress

I prepared for the

Sewing Rabbit

( which is live today). We just love to be surrounded by all the exotic trees and flowers. The kids have fun looking for all the fallen flowers and make bouquets. They also enjoy watching the fishes and turtles in the pond. Here are some photos I took during our visit and if you are in Montreal, I strongly recommend you pass by this lovely place. It is not the Botanical Gardens or anything touristy, just a low key greenhouse with good vibes and a peaceful environment. There are more photos on the 

Sewing Rabbit 

 website, as well as a step by step tutorial for making the dress MissE is wearing. 

If you are interested in making this dress for your daughter or perhaps even yourself, check out the

Sewing Rabbit

for the easy tutorial and step by step instructions. All you will need are 7 rectangles, a little bit of elastic and sewing lot's of straight lines. Perfect for warmer weather or as a swimsuit cover up and super quick to sew too. 

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même kidswear


If I buy only one thing for MissE this year, I think it might be the tunic you see in the photo above. I've fallen head over heels for it's circular silhouette, simplicity and awesomeness.  You will have to keep an eye out for this new collection created by Seattle designer Reina Acab for her kidswear ligne même. Don't you love it when design, function and form come together so beautifully. The clothing line is created with kids in mind - lots of room for extra comfort to play in and to grow with. What is also great is that it is gender neutral, great for passing down to little bros and sis alike and all the future generations. I really love the black and white "color" palette and the very japanese feel to the styles. To top it off, 10% off the sales goes to a non-profit organisation called Art With Heart which works at helping kids get over adversity by using art. 


Check out more of the Spring-Summer Catalogue HERE and check out their online shop HERE ( it's full of really cute baby stuff at the moment). 

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Mom + Me.... Marysia Swim


I think I am longing for the warm summer months and they can't seem to be coming quick enough! Today might be the coldest day of the year and so I thought it would only be appropriate to talk about some beautiful swimsuits! I have got to keep finding ways to keep my soul happy. I am so happy I discovered the wonderful world of Gray Benko Photography, her photos are full of life and color and happy moments and the bonus part is that I got to discover some amazing swimwear by Marysia Swim through Gray's website.


These are probably not new to many of you, as it seems all the stars are wearing them and they have made the pages of most major fashion magazines. I must be living in a hole or maybe just in a world where winter last way too long and swimsuit season way too short! I just love the simplicity and quirky details as well as the choice of prints is fab too and I am loving the muted tones. You will find a great variety for the women's collections ranging from bikinis to tees and coveralls. The children's swimsuits are reversible which makes it extra fun. 

Have a look at their website for more details and I'll keep dreaming... 

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The Adventures of MissE and MisterM


Perhaps you remember THIS post I wrote last summer! My intentions that saturday afternoon was to make a little video of the kids and well the editing process just didn't go as I had planned. Fast forward 6 months later and here I am with my first film, part 1 of many I hope... The Adventures of MissE & MisterM. 


Adventures of MissE & MisterM from Celina bailey on Vimeo.

Please keep in mind that this is not perfect in any way and I am learning along the way, for example my first mistake was shooting vertically, the second is that my editing process of the photos and the film aren't the same and lastly, next time I will be shooting video I will keep filming a little longer past the moment to give myself more leeway when editing.

As much as I love capturing just that one moment in a photograph, there is something very special about capturing your kids on film. I am excited to make many more of these and explore different possibilities.

Thanks again LADIDA for providing both kids with their awesome tops and being the inspiration for this little video.


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What We Wear... Summer Edition


Sometimes being the kids of a blogger turns out unexpectedly extra fun! I think my kids end up trying new things and doing random things we would have probably never done as "regular" kids. One of those things are photoshoots and trust me they don't always go as planned or very smoothly. As the kids get older, it gets easier, but I think this time it was more fun for many reasons:
- i got the kids involved and we made funny necklaces with peppers.
- i let them run around and be crazy ( most of my photos came out blurry).
- i shot some videos and for some reason my kids don't mind shooting videos. Expect a mini movie real soon.
- they knew a nice treat was on it's way. 



I was supposed to post before I left for vacation but I had lost the photos and thankfully found them again this week. So here is a little peak at what we've been wearing this summer and will continue to wear into the fall...




We LOVE our Wolf & Rita tunic from Ladida ( check it out it's 70% off), it couldn't be more fitting for MissE as I like to call her "felfel hara" which means hot pepper in arabic.  

The biker shorts are from Joe Fresh, the sandals Zara and the Upcycled Men's blazer made by me.



MisterM is wearing a super soft tunic top from Neige provided by Ladida,  some La Miniatura bermudas I got from Haute Look and a Scotch Shrunk cardigan, shoes from H&M


Be assured the peppers got eaten too, the kids were more excited for those than the ice cream! 


I received both tunics courtesy of Ladida and love them to pieces- so be sure to check out Ladida's new fall lookbook it will have you dreaming and wishing it was fall already. Seriously, they have a great selection of designer and a really nicely curated shop with the best selection out there. 

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Little Handbury


Let's hear it for the boys!!! Anybody else have a hard time shopping for boys? I have to say things have improved in the last couple of years but I still find it hard to find the right balance between fashionable and wearable!

LITTLE HANBURY is an online shop dedicated to boys age 2 to 10 and it's beautifully curated.  I've put together some of my favourite pieces together here for you but you will want to have a look for yourself. 


It's fashionable and ever so wearable. It has that right balance I was talking about. Some of my favourite designers stocked in the same shop. The selection is just perfect-  I could buy every single piece. Oh and trust me I am picky and even pickier about my boy stuff.

Your one stop shopping for boys right this way... http://littlehanbury.co.uk/



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PETIT STYLE no.1


I am starting a new series: PETIT STYLE with weekly tips & tricks on how to style your kids wardrobes. It will be different every week but basically it will be just some little  things I do when I shop and dress for both my kids. So shopping tips, making clothes last, how to wear hand me downs, mix and matching etc... I hope you will enjoy this! And if you have any request, let me know!



So my first tips are really pretty basic... Mix It Up. And what I mean by that is wear something old, something new, something handed down or if you sew something handmade. 


Don't stick to one brand or one store... look at what you have in your wardrobe and mix it up. A good way of doing this is maybe finding one common color in all your items. 



For example MissE has the color coral in her floral tank top, her jumpsuit and her vest. It worked out all perfectly! We added the red sandals which was in the same tone as her jumpsuit. 


Also by mixing and matching, you can get a great outfit for very little. The tank top and sandals were hand-me downs but thrift shopping is a great option too.  The jumpsuit was handmade, learn to sew you won't regret it!  And the vest I got at a sample sale for 20$, be on the look out for sample sales or year end sales- I often buy for the following year when the deals are good and if it's a brand I really love. This outfit cost me a total of  30$-  if you count the fabric I bought to make the jumpsuit. 


Mix higher end brands and indie brands with lower ones and thrifted items for a unique and stylish outfit. It works every time! 

Tank Top & Sandals: Zara
Jumpsuit: Fancy Pants Leggings pattern by Titchy Threads ( remixed which you can see here).



P.S. MissE styled her own outfit today. I taught her about finding the same color in her different items and she is a pro! 

P.P.S Never leave your home without your phone- they take some pretty awesome photos! 

Let me know if this was this helpful? Would like more of these types of post. I would love to hear from you.  

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