By Kayla Pearcey
During our last collaboration with local blogger Haley Salomons, we got to work with her two adorable boys to celebrate the launch of Vancouver-based littleCITIZENS’ new spring line.
When the boys weren’t running around between shots, Tara Whittaker Photography captured the sweet essence behind the littleCITITZENS’ brand. The playful leggings, adorable little vests and simple shirts definitely speak volumes on these little guys! Not to mention, the casual fit allows them to move freely during playtime and that’s first in priorities to Haley when she styles her boys.
Read more from Haley’s interview below and keep scrolling to see her boys rock littleCITIZENS' apparel!
Adorn: What's your approach when styling your boys? Where does your inspiration come from?
Haley: I basically style my boys in mostly things I would feel comfortable wearing if I was playing all day, which is what they are doing! Grey barely ever wears jeans because he doesn't like them. I dress them in fitted trousers because I don't love the whole baggy cargo pants look that you see a lot of small boys wearing- if I wouldn't wear it I wouldn't dress my boys that way! I'm very inspired by the trends over seas, specifically Scandinavian and Japanese approaches to design and functionality of clothing.
Adorn: Can you tell us some of your favourite trends in baby fashion right now?
Haley: I love love drop crotch (or harem) style pants right now! Slouchy beanies, sportswear (white sneaks, oversized fleece sweatshirts), above the knee shorts for boys, oversized t-shirt dresses for little girlies, and always always cool accessories like backpacks personalized with pins, mirrored sunnies, and fun bracelets to let the kids express themselves on a day to day basis.
By Kayla Pearcey
Being a mom is hard work, but who says you can't look fabulous while chasing your babes around?! In a recent collaboration with Haley Salomons and Tara Whittaker Photography, we prove that moms can absolutely look cute too!
If you don’t know Haley, she’s a family, design, fashion and lifestyle blogger here in Calgary and mamabear to the cutest boys you’ll ever meet! She’s also a frequent blog contributor at Calgary's Dote Magazine.
Haley gives us a look into her personal, everyday style below.
Adorn: How would you define your personal style as a mom?
Haley: My personal style is very simple, the whole capsule wardrobe thing you know? The same idea on repeat with only a couple new trends each season. I think it's important to have a strong sense of what you like and only subscribe to the seasonal trends that you actually love and that fit into your existing wardrobe. I love blacks and greys for winter, and whites and blush for summer.
Adorn: Would you say your personal style has changed after becoming a mom? If yes, how so?
Haley: If it has changed at all, it is only because I'm still so young and my personal sense of self is still evolving and strengthening. I feel each year I come closer on the outside with my style to how I feel on the inside and how I really perceive myself. I still wear whites, dirty hands be damned- you just have to find a good cleaner!
Haley's first look has a more casual vibe and the second is slightly dressed up for a date night witch her man! Patio drinks anyone?!
Outfit 1 – Casual
Blouse: Harris Wilson | Knit cardigan: Des Petits Hauts | Handbag: Status Anxiety | Necklace: So Pretty Cara Cotter | Rings: Foe and Dear
Outfit 2 – Date Night
Dress: Free People | Handbag: Nice Things | Hat: Fallen Broken Street | Bracelet: Adorn Boutique
We are SO excited to share the Inglewood Calgary Christmas Gift Guide with you all! Tara Whittaker Photography and I got some wonderful businesses involved to show you guys that you can find everything you need all in one place without ever stepping foot in the crazy mall this holiday season! Support local (and unique!!) businesses because #localislovely!
View the flip book version of the guide here.
It's always fun to come up with new ways to collaborate with other local businesses, so last week we co-hosted a Floral Crown Workshop with Flowers by Janie & Tara Whittaker Photography! We had twelve wonderful ladies attend and each made a unique and beautiful crown! Thank you so much to all who attended! We will be hosting more workshops in December, so stay tuned!
Also a big thank you to our event sponsors Yann Haute Patisserie, for providing our attendees with delicious treats and to Azuridge Hotel for the fondue and wine gift certificate giveaway! Such a wonderful prize!
Our next floral workshops are coming up in early December, just in time for Christmas festivities! Stay tuned for the official announcement and all of the workshop details. Next week we will be sharing the DIY video we made, so that you can make a crown at home if you like!
Flower crown images captured by Calgary Wedding Photographer – Tara Whittaker
We are SO excited to bring you our 2015 Fall Look Book! Some of our favourite Fall looks styled by us and photographed by the always amazing, Tara Whittaker Photography! A big shoutout to our models Emily, Megan, Lindsay and Bri!
We think that over the past few years "Stampede Style" has become much more than just denim and a pair of cowboy boots. There was so much variety in the recent Stampede street style photos we sifted through in search of inspiration. We love the idea of a masculine, dark denim button-up shirt, paired with a lady-length tulle skirt and a statement necklace, or a pair of high-waisted denim shorts with a printed shirt knotted at the waist. Even a little slip dress with a denim jacket and a pair of ankle boots can be stampede-appropriate, while still feeling pretty. We are a very feminine boutique, so it was fun to add a "dressed-up" twist to the classic idea of what is stampede fashion.
We teamed up with Tara Whittaker Photography, Avenue Magazine and some other wonderful vendors (see below) to bring you some fantastic Stampede style our way (with a pretty spin). Tara styled the tablescape and setting as a gorgeous Stampede-themed Bachelorette party. She looked to the Calgary landscape for inspiration: "Think barley fields, the wild sage in Nose Hill Park and the river rocks made smooth by the waters of the Bow River. Focusing on the “pretty” side of Stampede I added touches of crocheted lace for some country charm. The colour palette included blush, dove grey, sage green and pops of blue denim."
Event Design: Tara Whittaker
Photographer: Tara Whittaker Photography
Florals: Fleurish Flower Shop
Macarons: Ollia Macarons & Tea
Stationery: Modern Pulp Design Studio
Attire: Adorn Boutique
Footwear: Nine West Canada
Cocktail dispenser: Pottery Barn
Crocheted doilies: A Vintage Affair
Over the past few weeks we've been working with local style blogger Brittany Messner of Life Set Sail to showcase some of our favourite looks currently available in store! We followed her on a casual sunny outing in a Parisian polka dot skirt, an evening date night in a gorgeous beaded cocktail dress and a stroll through Inglewood's beautiful blooming trees in our favourite lavender partyskirt! Now we are sharing some of our favourite images below, all shot by our amazingly talented friend Tara Whittaker Photography! First up...the Purple Partyskirt!
Top and Clutch - Darling, Skirt - Partyskirts!, Jewlery - Loren Hope