We're always on the hunt for high-quality toys, so I wanted to share a lovely company with you today. Polka-Dot Peanut Parade was founded by Vanesa Stutz, a talented artist who learned sewing as a young girl in her parents' upholstery factory. Fast forward twenty years later and Vanesa is advancing her career in the fashion industry. With the birth of her daughter in 2013, she decided to spend time at home, and after making a rag doll for her once, Polka-Dot Peanut Parade was born. All of the dolls are made from sustainable material and hand-crafted in Los Angeles. Here are a few of her beautiful pieces.
I never knew I would fall in love with an adventure stick, but I have. These MODERN QUEEN kids adventure sticks are so good they make me want to run through the forest spreading fairy dust.
The sparkles, the pom poms, the shimmering feathers, the metallic leather... sigh.
I love that they're not just for girls: a little "Braveheart" inspiration.
This shot from their launch party shows the color options: pink, seafoam, lavender and grey/ivory (which promptly went onto Mila's Christmas list). You can see more from the brand's launch here.
My first attempt at a Studio DIY costume for Mila was last year in the form of a pineapple. I followed the Pineapple Costume DIY and paired the green topper with a dress from American Apparel. I love that this costume can just go with anything yellow in the closet!
A year later and I'm still so in love with this pineapple costume situation! So I went for a gold version, using shiny gold card stock and a white plastic headband from Michaels. [A few notes: I glued the leaves together so they were gold on both sides. The shiny side of the paper wouldn't hold the glue/more leaves. Studio DIY calls for about 20 and I was only able to do about 5 so you're certainly getting a different look going this route.] Mila is wearing a Wovenplay suit and holding a brass pineapple from Borrowed BLU.
P.S. Wanted to share this sweet photo of the kids taking a break at our Halloween table. Here's the "Sophisticated Halloween Dinner Party For People Who Hate Orange" on ELLE DECOR.
Strongman by Oh Happy Day.
DIY baby octopus costume from Mer Mag.
Hipster DJ by A Subtle Revelry.
Spaceman from planet Oh Happy Day.
Baby sushi costume by The Wishing Elephant.
Animalesque brown bear headdress via Poppy's Closet.
Cardboard lion mask from Iglo via Handmade Charlotte.
Siaomimi long sleeve bat top via Barneys.
Four words: birthday cake Halloween costume. This pink cuteness from A Subtle Revelry is so good, makes me wanna cry.
This Bjork-inspired featured tutu swan dress from The Wishing Elephant stopped me in my tracks. I mean, NEED.
How much do you wanna cuddle this little ball of cotton candy from Style Me Pretty Living?
This Stella McCartney bonny winged number is what I call: buy a dress, call it a day.