One of the joys of blogging is discovering new brands to add to your wardrobe. One such brand for me is Mi Golondrina. This female founded company began with a mission to showcase Mexican heritage in fashion. The founder wanted to preserve the tradition of hand embroidery and also empower the talented Mexican artisans. Today Mi Golondrina elevates the indigenous skill of these artisans, and also ensures to pay fair wages for their art. I love this history, commitment to the founders heritage, and the gorgeous designs and skills that go into every piece.
I’m so honored to partner with Mi Golondrina to showcase three styles that caught my eye for Spring/Summer. First, their Flores collection launches today and features colorful embroidery that does the collection’s name proud. I opted for a short dress that I paired with red hot heels! I loved this dress so much, I also had to have it in a crisp white. We all know the white dress is the cornerstone of any warm-weather wardrobe. I paired that dress with my favorite straw hat, clutch and espadrilles to finish the look. Last but not least, I was so drawn to the brand’s Olivia dress with its ruffled collar and sleeves. It’s so feminine and a beautiful addition to my wardrobe. I love the simple blue and white color story. In addition to the styles I’m wearing, I’m also obsessed with the Brand’s Valentines collection, now live on their site. Every dress is thick, doesn’t wrinkle easily, and you can truly feel the quality of the fabric, not to mention the gorgeous workmanship of the embroidery! The dresses, tops and skirts come in a never-ending rainbow of colors, so you can truly find one to match your personality and taste. You can find Mi Golondrina’s latest collection at the link below!
Before having Elle, one of the most exciting parts about preparing for a baby was designing her nursery. I have to say, it’s easy to get swept up in inspiration photos online, wanting to emulate the most perfect pastel room fit for your little one. However, you can easily get sticker shock or feel overwhelmed when diving deeper into what it takes to put together these seemingly perfect rooms.
Besides the decor, I also found it hard to compare the room I was turning into a nursery with the stunning spaces of the rooms on Pinterest. For instance, of course a certain nursery looked amazing- the room was large, full of bright windows with refinished floors or French architectural details. When you start with a blank canvas like that, the room is going to be gorgeous no matter what.
Creating Elle’s nursery was a true labor of love which combined rocking with what we’ve got, hunting down luxe-looking but affordable pieces, and incorporating vintage items with sentimental value to bring meaning to her space.
Some of the key items in Élodie’s nursery include a blush, velvet couch found second-hand from a clothing boutique that was moving, picture frames collected over the years and wall-frames from West Elm. Lucite shelves were purchased from the Container Store (much cheaper than Pottery Barn Kids) to house her growing library and add color to the walls. The lucite also matches nicely with her crib, a Pottery Barn Kids item (along with her glider). I then found cream blackout curtains and throw pillows at TJ Maxx for an amazing deal! One of my favorite items to find was her abstract blush painting which I got at Pier 1 Imports during their closing sale. I think it truly captures the essence of some of those abstract paintings you see on Instagram but make you gasp when you see the price. This one was just over $100 and truly makes the room. I also love the Ballard Designs frameless mirror I found on Facebook Marketplace which reflects the colors of the painting and adds light to the small room. The most special part of the nursery are all the little details that bring the room to life. Over her crib, we hung blankets and a garland from my own childhood nursery. Elle’s diaper cream and accessories are housed in crystal jars found from my favorite vintage shop in my hometown. The teddy sitting on the couch was given to Jason as a baby, although he got an upgraded ribbon for Elle.
Simply put, I spent quite a bit of time searching for the perfect items to create our nursery. From Facebook Marketplace, to TJ Maxx, I hunted for deals where possible to save for the big ticket items from Pottery Barn and Ballard. Whatever your budget or whatever your room looks like, there’s a way to capture your personal style on your own terms. I hope Elle loves her nursery, but most importantly I hope she knows how it was created with love!
Earlier in the season, I shared some of myfavorite fashion and organizational pieces from Mark & Graham. Between the luxurious bags and the gorgeous monograms, I can’t get enough! As I prepare for my next big adventure of motherhood, I wanted to share some of the other Mark & Graham favorites that have caught my eye recently.
Nesting is real, and it’s not just for mothers to be! Everyone wants their home to be as put-together as possible with the holidays around the corner. Adding a flair of personalization can start before guests even step foot in your home. I was immediately drawn to a new doormat for the front door, to refresh my front steps and give the house a cleaner look for the season. Of course, Mark & Graham specializes in beautiful monograms, so I opted for a style with our last name and a stunning laurel design. If the wreath isn’t quite your style, there are many other varieties to choose from!
Additionally, I recently got myself a new iphone case, which makes me feel like I have an entirely new phone! Whether you opted for a new phone this season, one is on your Christmas list, or you just want a new case to refresh your look – I love this personalized option! In a variety of colors and patterns, there’s one for every person in the family. I’m also obsessed with the card case that’s both functional and stylish!
With the holidays right around the corner, there are so many gift possibilities for the family (or yourself)! I know I’m putting together my wish-list now, but had to share my current favorite picks! Let me know if there is anything you dolls have your eye on in the comments below! xo
Thank you to Mark & Graham for partnering on this post.