Meeting spring among the Cherryblossoms // Greys and Pinks

For details and retailers, see bottom of this post

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It has been over a year since I last updated this blog and the only thing I can say about that is that time and creativity has been lacking. But it is a bit calmer now, work wise, and with the sun came the inspiration for photography so I decided to dust this old thing off as well. Where else to post all these photos of my favorite kids and my favorite brands? I don't want to spam you guys over on Instagram :)

Like this set of photos for example; the kid and @according_to_e's beautiful bunch, in the middle of the blooming cherry trees in Kungsträdgården. Their grey outfits such a great combination with the pink blossoms and Disas left over birthday balloons. Their faces excited for spring and summer (or for the donuts we promised that they would get afterwards).

I love this crazy brood of kids. And for the first I really don't find photos of Cherry Blossoms cliche at all. But as you can clearly see in the last photo: it wasn't easy to get that money-shot, free of a million colorful tourists, and with four kids actually facing towards the camera.

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Outfit details:

Willem:
Sweater from Gardner & the Gang, jeans from I Dig Denim, trucker hat from Vans and Adidas shoes from Babyshop.se
Ture:
Shirt from Little Urban Apparel, jeans from I Dig Denim and shoes from Adidas
Eje:
Sweater from Elafela, harempants from Sussilull and shoes from Adidas
Disa:
Cardigan from Gardner & the Gang, dress from Newbie, stockings from CondorModaInfantil and Saltwater Sandals from LemonLou

I Dig Denim // It's still pure love

Or better known as; "When Spring Collections Are Dropping And You're Still In Love With The Winter-Stuff"

Did you know that January usually is the harshest winter month in Sweden? Usually we have plenty of snow, cold winds and at least a temperature of -6 celsius. I say usually because this year the weather rollercoaster is ridiculous. Some days we have snowstorms and freezing temperatures and then other days, like today, it's sunny, snow free and over five degrees warm.

Don't get me wrong, I love snow and all that comes with it, but fashion-wise it usually means three months of the kid wearing a snowsuit and not much variation. The best part with days like today (other than the vitamin D-boost) is the opportunity to re-use the fall wardrobe. The sneakers come out of the closet and with them, loads and loads of denim. Those of you who have followed us since the beginning already know what our go-to brand for jeans is but it is worth repeating; I Dig Denim!

The spring stuff from that same favorite brand is literally just around the corner but before we present our ss17 favorites I'd love to recap the amazingness that is their fall/winter -16 collection. So many perfect items came this past fall and now a lot of them are on sale. For us Swedes (or pretty much all of us living in the northern hemisphere) this is very good news. Winter will last for several months yet before we'll get weather that will be even remotely summer-like. We are definitely still in knitted sweater mode over here and the ones from IDD this fall are just as perfect for early spring. The same goes with jeans because honestly; you can never have too many. Especially if you are an active kid that runs, climbs and grows like weeds.

So heres my suggestion; after you've checked out these photos filled with I Dig Denims fall/winter goodness, make sure to go over to their website and check out their ongoing sale. There are still some great things in stock there.

And sooner than you think the kid and I will be back with I Dig Denim's fantastic spring/summer line-up.

Keep having a great weekend, people!

(and for those of you who had the displeasure of getting a new president yesterday: we feel your heartache. Don't forget that love conquers all and that we are thinking about you in this mess. #womensmarch happened here in Sweden as well and there are a lot of Europeans on your side.)

xoxo Linn

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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

Sunday, Fun Day - The joy of hanging out with new friends

Some days are just more fun than others, and today was a great day! I don't know how long we have been talking about a playdate with our Instagram friends Erica and Ture (@enligt_e) and today it finally happened. The kids played so well together and it's amazing to see what two creative 4-year olds can come up with together. In the span of ruffly three hours they were doctors, truck drivers, chefs, ninjas, sailors and played about a hundred rounds of hide and seek. They also manage to pull together three minor injuries and one puddle accident between the two of them and got muddy beyond belief. The was one disagreement - which was quickly solved with a cinnamon roll - and loads of laughter. 

The silver lining? Erica is an amazing woman and I am pretty sure that I had just as much fun as the kid had with his new friend, Ture. It was not the last time we pulled together a playdate, that's for sure.

Oh, and outfit details is a haphazard bunch of brands. See bottom of this post for details.

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Outfit Details:
Striped beanie with letter T: Kidswelove
Army green beanie: Beau Hudson (Bought at Toddlers and Tees)
Knitted Poodle sweater: Koolabah
Light blue sweater: On We Like
Shell pants x 2: Polarn och Pyret
Green bomber jacket: I Dig Denim
Shell jacket with Killer whales: Mini Rodini
Yellow rubber boots: Stadium Sport

Breakfast at Babyshop - Hanging out with I Dig Denim

This Friday started off better than usual with a fun event at kidsfashion store; Babyshop. Our favorite brand I Dig Denim hosted a breakfast there and the ever so wonderful Hanna Clavegård - founder of the brand - talked about the their spring/summer collection, the upcoming fall and sustainability.

The atmosphere was relaxed and fun and Hanna spoke passionately about her journey with I Dig Denim and the future of the brand. Best news today was the confirmation that I Dig Denim will be dialing it up several notches in the ecological department. Way to go I Dig Denim and way to go Hanna!

The amazing Hanna Clavegård, young Flynn and his dad Johannes Maxweller

I found Johannes Maxweller, who runs Pappabloggen, and his gorgeous son Flynn at the event and let me tell you; young Flynn was the true star of the day. What a cutie. In honor of the day he was decked out head to toe in I Dig Denim's baby collection, charming everyone around him.

Tanks and dusty pink chimney hats

Spring collection denim at its best

Flynn, the son of Johannes Maxweller who runs Pappabloggen

Arizona and Soho cut-offs for summer

The youngest guest at the event, going through the flyers like a real pro.

The lovely Hanna Nr 2 shows of photos from AW16/17

Sweats for baby, size 56 - 92

Such a great morning full of gorgeous denim and wonderful people. A big thanks to Babyshop and Mildh Press for hosting and, Hanna and Hanna; soo so good to see you both!

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