What are you guys up to this weekend? We have BIG PLANS. Raines turned six a few weeks ago, but we're just now getting around to throwing his official birthday party – the one where he invites eight friends. Wish me luck: Kid birthday parties are NOT my favorite (unless cocktails are involved) and so….yeah. This is all new for us. (It's a ninja party at a karate studio and they cut the cake with a sword? I don't know.) But he's excited.
I've been meaning to show you these adorable hoodies from Pip and Squeak Boutique. The very talented Kayt sent each of the boys one, uh, sometime during my dark chemo months (I can't honestly remember – this fall was all a blur). Anyway, the boys LOVE them.
I mean seriously.
Raines wanted gray (of course) and Pax wanted "SOOP HEROW!! WUF CAPE! And mask." (this last part was whispered reverently)
His does come with an attached cape…
…which you cannot see because he's layered another cape over top of it. Why wear one cape when you can wear two?
Speaking of super-heros, my friend Tamar, the Bradamant bodysuit designer, has launched a kickstarter campaign for her Spring collection. You gotta see the video – it's fabulous. I love the last line: 'a lifestyle brand for ambitious women'. Hell yeah. Ambitious women are so often portrayed in a negative light that I find Bradamant's campaign both refreshing and empowering.
And I get a serious kick ordering from a small company. If you have any problems with your bodysuit, any questions or comments or concerns at all, your words get back to the designer herself, Tamar. She's already refashioned some of the designs based on our feedback. Isn't that cool? Because early orders help her out, any bodysuit purchased through her kickstarter campaign is 35% off. I'm drooling over The Expert in navy.
Of course, if you don't want to wait for your bodysuit to be made, I've been living in both the Coquette and the Hostess. Seriously soft, seriously comfortable, and adds a bit of glam to my everyday. (A side bonus – Mike thinks they're sexy.)
shirt: c/o Bradmant – The Hostess
coat: old Steve Madden puffer…similar
jeans: Rag and Bone
kids: hoodies c/o Pip and Squeek, pants c/o FabKids
And you know what I realized about the Hostess bodysuit?
Yup. I could nurse in it. Not that I need to, obviously, but if a nursing mama is looking for a going-out top, this would be my pick. And while the neckline would, over time, get stretched by nursing, I'll bet it would hold up for the odd night out. (Tamar is probably banging her head on her desk right now, LOL!)