Bobo Choses SS17 // Playground Legends Deluxe

For details & retailers, see bottom of this post

 Mr. W and Mr. T, dressed top to toe in Bobo Choses ss17 collections, A Legend

Mr. W and Mr. T, dressed top to toe in Bobo Choses ss17 collections, A Legend

Yo peeps! 
It has been way too long since I updated the blog (three months to be exact) but that is what happens when you start a new job. Life has been hectic on a whole new level and the winter up here in Sweden can drain the energy out of pretty much anyone. Thankfully we were all way more energetic back in September when my fantastic photographer-friend Erica and I took our trio of rowdy boys to the park and shot these photos for you guys.

I bet that you are all aware that Bobo Choses will be launching the first drop of their amazing SS17 collection in just a couple of hours and we have a happy little sneak peek right here.  
"A Legend" is the best collection from Bobo in a long time, if you ask me. Its playful, fun and so deliciously retro! The sports legends theme feels fresh - filled with classic sports such as swimming, tennis, badminton and cycling, just to name a few. I mean, honestly? How could I not fall in LOVE with the John McEnroe print?

Mr W and his buddies Mr T and baby L set the bar high when trying out the first pieces from the collection. Climbing, jumping, shooting hoops and running laps and we can safely say that yes - these are clothes for the true legends of the playground. 

One thing that made me extra happy was the fact that in this collection, there are actual white pieces and details. Not "eggshell" och "light beige" but fresh and clean true whites. It goes so well with the classic Bobo Choses washed out look and gives that extra "oomph" to the retro prints. All in all, "A Legend" feels like a true Spring/Summer collection, filled with happy colors and fun design. The boys are showing off just a few of the many items and I'll be back in a couple of days with more.

Until then; happy shopping people! And have a great Thursday!

xoxo /Linn (and Erica and the boys)

Details & Retailers:

The boys are all wearing SS17 Bobo Choses which can easily be found at great retailers such as swedish Dellemyr or Cirkusfabriken.
Mr. W and Mr. T wears hight-top sneakers from Hummel and Baby E runs around in classic Mini Mocks

Babyshop and The Brand supports Childhood Cancer awareness month together

Have you heard about TheBrand? I bet you have. But have you heard about the great things that they are doing with one of our favorite shops - Babyshop.se - this month? 

No? Then let me tell you all about it. See, September is "Children-with-cancer-month" in Sweden and in honor of that Babyshop.se has decided to donate 10% of their sales from TheBrand during the month of September to a foundation called Barncancerfonden (The Childhood Cancer foundation). In Sweden 8 out of 10 children fighting childhood cancer survive their disease and though 80% is a really good number, it is still far from enough. We should be able to do better than that, right? The fight against cancer is a fight that all kids should win.

Through this great collab you can support Barncancerfonden and shop great kids clothes at the same time. The Brand is cool, comfortable and with a great sense of streetstyle and although its not as "friendly-made" as the brands we usually promote on this blog, I feel as if this campaign; this stand against childhood cancer, is worth highlighting. 

Good job, Babyshop.se and The Brand! Keep doing things like this and we'll keep supporting your businesses for sure.

Keep spreading the awareness under the hashtag #80procenträckerinte or #80percentisnotenough. You can also make a contribution directly to the childhood cancer foundation, Barncancerfonden.

xoxo /Linn

Dots & Stripes-twinning at the Zoo

For outfit details, see bottom of this post.

Sunday was such a perfect day! We hung out with friends all day (friends, who we actually first got to know through Instagram but now feels like we've known forever) and we got to enjoy both warm weather, great company and lots and lots of laughter. The kid was ecstatic from the moment he woke up. He has been looking forward to another playdate with his buddy Mr. T and for weeks he has been asking to go look at the snakes at the local Zoo, so we combined the two and went to Skansen for a full day of fun.

Erica, Mr. T's mom, is one utterly amazing woman. And on top of all her other great qualities she is just as kidsfashion-crazy and photography-loving as I am. It was so nice to hang out with someone who sees the bigger picture the way I do and who doesn't look at me like I am crazy when I match the kid's ID-bracelet with his trucker hat. Now, imagine my joy when we realized that the kids wore matching items from Dots & Stripes. Oh, the photo opportunities!

Dots & Stripes is an amazing brand. Small, independent and friendly-made by the fantastic Karolina Strömblad. As the name implies, her collections often incorporate dots and stripes and most of the line is within the monochrome spectrum. The salopettes that the kid is wearing are my personal favorite from this summer but from what I've seen of the upcoming fall/winter line-up, Dots & Stripes will have lots of great items to choose from.

In her own words Karolina describes her brand as children's clothing inspired by skate, surf and snowboarding. The clothes are unisex in classic cuts with a little twist. The fabrics used are Oeko-Tex Standard 100 and GOTS certificated and every item is sewn in Karolinas own home.

Mr. W wears the dotted salopettes and a dot and stripe tee, both from this amazing Swedish brand. Mr. T wears the dotted shorts. Both models are also available with long legs and the stretchy material allows for lots of climbing and running as you can see from the photos below. 

The fact that my kid is a hat-lover is probably no secret. His favorite caps are the trucker model from Munsterkids and on this Sunday he actually brought two. Half the time he ran around with both and now and again one of them ended up on Mr T's head. According to the kid, wearing two equals a hat that looks like a crocodile's gap. He loves all kinds of reptiles so he was very happy about this.

For all you mamas with wild kids who love to run around in crowds, I can really recommend the ID-bracelets from Road-ID. The kid has been wearing them since he was around 1,5 years old and has just recently grown out of the smallest size. (For Swedish mamas, there is a great alternative from local ICE112 but without expensive shipping and toll from the US). The bracelets can be worn 24/7, even while swimming, and I feel a little safer knowing that he wears my contact information.

A fun fact about the pants from Dots & Stripes: Both kids firmly believed that they wore seal-pants. That the grey color and the dots would appeal to the nordic seals and that it was thanks to wearing them that they actually got to see the seals in the pool. Me and Mr.T's mom Erica just nodded along of course. Kids have the most awesome creative imagination.

What the kid wears and where to buy it:

Mr. W wears a Short Dotted Romper and a Black and Striped tee from Dots & Stripes own webshop. Both trucker hats are from Munsterkids, bought at Orange Mayonaise. Vans Originals are bought from Vans Brädkultur.

Mr. T wears  Dotted shorts from Dots & Stripes and Dude-cap and "As if"-tee from UK webshop Belles and Pops

Celebrating Easter in Mini Rodini

Easter celebration is in full force at our house. And according to Swedish tradition we dressed the kids as easter witches and went out to collect candy in the neighborhood. The kid had painted his own Easter cards to hand out and was more than a little excited about the whole concept. 

As most four year-olds he loves to dress up and he even sat for some face paint, but when it came to picking out his outfit he was adamant. It was all about the prints. Go bold or go home, no?

Easter is all about Spring and what could fit Spring better than green and yellow. The clover print from Mini Rodini was perfect and when surprisingly well with the yellow snakes from an earlier collection. To top it off, the kid picked out a bowler hat and an old cane left behind by his great grandfather.

He scored a lot of candy but in the end he was most excited about handing out his art. It was a great afternoon, a perfect way to kick off the Easter holiday, and fun way to warm up for the Saturday egg hunt. Hopefully you all are having a fun Easter holiday as well.

Sunny spring-hugs from Blåkulla

Details:
Hat from Lindex
Snake print pants and Lucky Clover sweater from Mini Rodini
All-weather boots from Vincent
Scarf from the back of the closet