Kids’ Accessories & Toys

Tips & Tricks: Last Minute Costume Ideas

Siaomimi Play - Halloween Costumes

Halloween is just over a week away! Still need to get your toddler’s costume? We have a few of Siaomimi Play‘s beautiful costumes and dress up clothes for toddler girls and boys still in stock. Hilda Yim (the brand’s founder and designer) takes classic costumes and gives them a modern twist with luxe fabrics and unique details that are even more spectacular up close and in person. The brand’s creations are imaginative and whimsical – perfect for Halloween or an ordinary afternoon playing dress up.

If instead of a full-out costume, you or your toddler are just looking for a few accessories or something designed for everyday wear that is also appropraite on October 31st, here are some ideas…

Bobo Choses AW14 - Girls' Leggings

Bobo Choses Shiny Leggings add a glamorous/futuristic/galactic touch to any outfit (see also: NUNUNU‘s leather leggings and metallic crewneck).

Siaomimi Play Monster Head

These monster heads from Siaomimi Play require no outfit – slip it on and you’re ready to go.

Girls Tutu - Atsuyo et Akiko

Girls’ tutus, tiaras, crowns, & wands from Atsuyo et Akiko are girly, fun accessories that will add a touch of sparkle and whimsy. They make an easy ballerina or princesses costume but are also perfect for a rainy afternoon and girls who think every day is the perfect opportunity to dress up.

Soft Gallery AW14 - Leopard Print Jumpsuit

This leopard print girl’s jumpsuit from Danish brand Soft Gallery was designed for the everyday, but makes a super simple feline-inspired costume!

P.S. More ideas here & here.

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Halloween: Easy Costume Ideas for Kids

Toddler Boys Costumes - Siaomimi Play

If you or your toddler isn’t into going all out for Halloween in one of Siaomimi Play’s costumes for toddlers, there are lots of accessories (like tiaras, wands, & masks) and “everyday” clothes to help him or her get in the spirit. We believe childhood should always be fun and every day is the perfect opportunity to dress up, regardless of the time of year. Pair these items with clothes already in your child’s closet to create a fast and simple DIY costume…

A superhero mask or simple felt eye mask adds a touch of mystery.

Atsuyo et Akiko - Girls Tutu

Tutus! The blinged-out options from Atsuyo et Akiko are what girls’ dreams are made of; throw in a wand or pair of ballet slippers to complete the outfit.

NUNUNU AW14 - Toddler Boys TopsNUNUNU FW14 - Girls Leggings

NUNUNU‘s leather leggings and metallic gold crewneck were designed for everyday wear, but could always be incorporated into a futuristic or sci-fi themed costume.

Girls Tiara - Wovenplay

A girls’ tiara from Atsuyo et Akiko, Wovenplay, or Siaomimi Play to be worn now, for Halloween, & beyond.

And a few Halloween posts from the archives you may enjoy:

How to throw a witches party.
What to do with all that Halloween candy.
Candy for kids with peanut allergies.

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Just in: Atsuyo et Akiko

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The fall 2014 Atsuyo et Akiko collection, Royal, has arrived at Estella! The Brooklyn-based brand’s designers, Atsuyo Yang and Akiko Mukae, have a talent for designing and producing clothes for baby and toddler girls’ clothes that are feminine, whimsical, and imaginative. Always one to embrace girly details, lots of sequins, and bold colors, the brand combines its designer’s French and Japanese design aesthetic into a line of clothes and accessories that appeals to young girls’ playful personalities and imaginations. As an added plus, Atsuyo et Akiko is committed to creating clothes and accessories that are produced (often by hand) in the USA, and many of the t-shirts are made from 100% organic cotton.

For fall, the duo added new colors and details to its popular girl’s tutu, continued to design its practical yet fun screen-printed graphic t-shirts, and introduced new decorative pillows, including this blinged-out sequin heart cushion. There are also tiara hair bands, princess crowns, and wands that are wonderful gifts and, when paired with the line’s tutus, make fun girls’ costumes and or dress up clothes. Check it all out here!

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Back to School: Backpacks & Backpack Charms

School Backpacks for Kids

It’s hard to believe that the first day of school is just around the corner! Here are some styles for back-to-school backpacks for kids that we found around the web to go along with your toddler’s new fall clothes. Plus, they all pair perfectly with our backpack charms, which you can enter to win, here!

1. Fjällräven Kanken Backpack 2. Pomelo Banana Backpack 3. Robot Backpack 4. Galaxy Saturn Backpack 5. Funky Backpack in Bear Print 6. Funky Backpack in Teepee Print 7. Herschel Supply Camp Backpack 8. Herschel Supply Grey & Yellow Backpack 9. Eva & Oli All-Over Star Backpack 10. Taxi Backpack Charm 11. Purse Backpack Charm 12. Metrocard Backpack Charm.

Pictured below: Bobo Choses Kids’ Backpack with Leopard Print.

Bobo Choses AW14 Leopard Backpack

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Just In: Estella Superhero Dolls, Part 2

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Here are some more pictures from the photo shoot we did last month for our hand-knit superhero dolls (you can see part 1 here)! Pictured here are Red, Trixie, Flash, & Seymour. Made by hand in Peru by local artists, these soft, 100% cotton dolls are bursting with character. They don’t fit the typical mold for ‘perfection,’ but celebrate their unique quirks & personality traits that kids everywhere can certainly relate to. They are meant to encourage being comfortable in your own skin and loving what makes you different. A wonderful alternative to the mass produced dolls out there, these knit dolls are also great option for those in the market for designer baby gifts.

P.S. See part 1 here, which includes bios on each of the soft dolls.

Stylist: Alex Evjen
Photographer: Kym Ventola

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