Favorites: Tulsi Scarves by Tara Hogan

It's been a little crazy weather wise around here--I'm talking 70s during these "winter" months and then all of a sudden rain and high winds. Either way, I get cold really easily and wear a lot of layers like an old Chinese grandma. One way of keeping warm without wearing a hat (note, I do NOT look good in hats) is wearing a scarf. I love love wearing scarves especially ones that are light and long enough that I could wrap around once or twice and feel cozy.

Not only does she design cute t-shirts, but my friend Tara Hogan of Ink & Wit has designed a new line of beautiful Tulsi scarves. I absolutely LOVE these scarves. Printed by master block printers on the outskirts of Jaipur, India using natural non-toxic dyes, these silk and cotton scarves are light with raw edge ends and have the most beautiful patterns and natural colors. Tara sent me the Ojas design and now I think I need the Amrita or Nadi too!

Scroll down for a special discount code in the Ink & Wit shop!

Tara is offering 10% off shirts and scarves with code GOODONPAPER10 in the Ink & Wit shop until Sunday 2/21/16. Thanks so much Tara!

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Favorites: Ginger Caftan

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When my friend Lisa told me about her latest business endeavor, Ginger Caftan, I was super excited for her (and her business partner Nan). I was excited to design her logo/branding and knew she would do amazing things. Several weeks ago she hosted a Ginger Caftan trunk show in her beautiful home. Complete with a signature ginger mocktail and delicious catered Mediterranean food, the trunk show was a hit and nearly every piece was sold out. So proud of my friend!

To be honest, when Lisa first told me about the caftan show, I didn't hesitate to say yes to attend the show for support -- but I am not a caftan person. I instantly thought I would look like Mrs. Roper in a mumu. But after seeing the fabrics (from vintage styles to bright patterns to neutral tones), the expertly designed details (like pockets!! I love pockets!) and the flattering and comfortable fit on all body types, I can now say I'm a caftan convert!

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The next Ginger Caftan trunk show will be Friday, August 28th from 6 pm to 10 pm at Piper's Shoe Parlor in San Francisco. The new collection will include super soft linen, chambray, French beach stripes and a few fun retro prints in three sizes (S, M, L).

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Favorites: New Tea Collection

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I've been a longtime fan of Tea Collection even before I had kids. Their globally inspired collections are unique, well made, great for layering, locally designed (yay for San Francisco!), made from soft cotton, and just all-around awesome and versatile. Lucas and Theo's wardrobe consists of many Tea Collection hand-me-downs from the neighbors' kids, who are now 7 and 9 -- a testament to their quality as well as timeless designs.

When Tea Collection asked me to choose two outfits for Lucas and Theo from their new collection inspired by their expeditions in India, it was so hard to narrow down my choices. For Lucas, I chose the Jagathi Reversible Tee to pair with the French Terry Moto Pants in Coal (he already has the French Terry Playwear Pants which he loves). For Theo, I also chose the French Terry Moto Pants but in Bedford Blue along with the Patchwork Skateboard Graphic Tee. I ordered the pants in size 5 for Lucas and size 3 for Theo, both of which were a bit large on my skinny minnie boys, but they still loved them and will be able to grow into them.

 

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Favorites: Iddy Biddy

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When I found out I was pregnant with my first boy, I heard stuff like, "Oh, get ready for lots of climbing, running, chasing after him" and "you'll definitely have your hands full." Well, guess what? Now I have TWO of those! Lucas is definitely more active than Theo, but there have been times when they've run in opposite directions when I needed them to stay put. Can't say I wasn't warned!

Needless to say, when it comes to dressing my boys, their clothes need to be comfortable and able to withstand a bit of wear and tear. Enter Iddy Biddy, a small company that creates cool & comfy knits for the modern day babe/kiddo, created by two hard working mamas in the fashion industry. When they sent Lucas and Theo these cute leggings, I couldn't have been more excited to test drive them out.

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Made of cotton jersey with quality sewing, the prints are fun and modern (stripes and camo!) and have held up to Lucas and Theo's active lifestyles, even after several washes. Most of Iddy Biddy's current fabric offering is made from thicker weight cotton, with a few patterns in  lighter weight (such as the camo print). All of the samples I received had plenty of stretch for comfort while providing a slimmer/skinnier look. Currently all of their fabric is locally sourced and hand made in San Francisco.

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Getting them to sit still for this photo shoot was a challenge. But I think all the movement made for some interesting angles (had no idea Lucas could do a hand stand) and really showed how well the leggings fit and moved with their bodies. And thanks to my husband Nick who kept the tickles and giggles going for our shoot.

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We decided to take the boys and their new pants to "the forest" (aka Christmas tree shopping). What better way to test the quality of the pants than to have the boys weave through needles of giant noble firs.

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Iddy Biddy is currently working on their Etsy shop that will go live in January. They will carry skinny leggings, harem/drop crotch leggings, slouchy beanies/infant knotted beanies, and knotted and turban headbands. They will be diversifying their assortment in mid 2015 to include graphic tees and more. For sizing they offer 2T, 3T, & 4T (just for reference, Lucas wore a 4T and Theo wore a 3T) and run a bit slimmer than brands like Gap and Old Navy which is awesome for my skinny minnies! For updates on what's new and to see other cute kiddos sporting Iddy Biddy, check out their Instagram feed @iddy_biddy_baby.

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