Spring on the Black and White – The Gift Guide

kids and new mom spring gift guide

|| 1. Eye candy for the little guys with these Black + White Baby Art Cards via Amazon || 2. Schlepping baby gear made chic by Skip Hop Onyx Diaper Bag via Diapers.com || 3. Keepsakes can be cool, thanks to this Elephant Bank by Jonathan Adler ||  4. Baby. Zebra. = endless awwww’s by The Animal Print Shop || 5. Go everywhere, Lotus Crib by Guava Family || 6. Help the whole family sleep tight with the Serenity Star from Aden + Anais || 7. Mini Hunter Boots… bring on those April showers || 8. The Honest Co.’s 2-in-1 Organic Nursing Cover + Scarf is the one nursing product that will truly transition with motherhood  || 9. Land of Nod Teepee, three cheers for kid gear that your don’t mind having in your living room || 10. Huggable Jellycat Bunny via YoYo.com || 11. Baby Jumpsuit from H&M, because it’s important for kids to own something that’s impractical too || 12. This baby blanket from Scout Mob speaks the truth ||

Spring on the Black and White

Whether it’s Easter, spring cleaning, or a baby shower on your radar, chances are you’ve taken to the good ol’ world wide web in search of inspiration. No doubt you’ve uncovered a plethora of pastels… but if this spring has you feeling a bit more moody (New Yorker and Bostonians, am I right?!?!) then here are 5 reasons to knock pastel off its perch this spring…

1. Easter is edgier:

marbled easter eggs by hello natural

|| DIY via Hello Natural ||

bunny iphone case from etsy

|| iphone case by The Small Print Cases via Etsy ||

rocking sheep from smallable

|| Rocking Sheep via Smallable ||


2. Can’t go wrong in gingham:

gingham dress

|| Image via A Stitch in Mind ||

Full disclosure, since I’m not 20 and don’t live in LA, the above look is a bit more aspirational. This flowy piece ↓ is a little more my speed. 3 Cheers for anything that does with jeans!

nordstrom - joie gingham shirt

|| Joie shirt via Nordstrom ||


3. Insects are always in fashion:

beetle photograph via House of Ideas

|| Image via House of Ideas ||

butterfly prints

|| Prints via Cool Republic || *similar versions available from Natural Curiosities* ||

bug print by Josh Polan

|| Print by Jason Polan via 20×200 ||


4. Because You Can:

kal barteski script

|| Script by Kal Barteski via Crated ||


5. It’s Just Cheekier:

booty two by kate roebuck

|| Original Artwork by Kate Roebuck via Bowerbird Collective ||