Babies are so lovely when they sleep. Even more so when you find the most adorable printed and proudly Canadian sleep sack thanks to a total Boss Mom at Wee Urban.
I had the pleasure of meeting Holly when she first started selling what has become my favourite ‘grobag’ at the One Of A Kind show in Toronto back in 2012. I was pregnant with my first child and obviously was in the market to purchase all things baby. I purchased 2 of her bags and both have been passed down to my daughters. I love that my children haven’t been able to sneak out of these bags. The snaps aren’t located on the shoulders (like most grow bags) which makes the bag stronger than the average Toddler. You can easily do a diaper change through the bottom zipper. I love the simple prints and gender neutral colours. This particular print has been on repeat for a few years in our house.
I was out and about in Nanaimo yesterday when I came across a new pattern from Wee Urban – black and white phrases about dreams. LOVE! I haven’t been able to track down more of this brilliant print online, but I will do some digging around to see what else I can find out. These are great gifts for new moms! They don’t know how great these little bags are for the child that constantly kicks off their blankets!
A bit about Wee Urban – they are designed in Toronto and are crafted abroad. They are a huge supporter of one of my favourite charities – Kiva and look after all of their workers / partners by ensuring production is ISO regulated, fair trade certified and comply with regional safe working practices and safety standards. Boom. Businesses doing better. I love it. Be sure to give them a follow on Instagram: @weeurban
✔️ Shop my accessories here:
- Petal Lip Sheer
- Hibiscus Creme Blush
- Concealer Click Pen
Stella & Dot
- Tierny Layering Necklace
- Halo Earrings
This is what I know to be true:
1. Motherhood is rough and the perfectly accessorized outfit can lift you out of the blues. I will be sharing a whole lot of accessory love with you all very soon to ensure you are set up to have your best version of September. Some Stella & Dot – more local Canadian artisans. I have discovered a ton of local businesses who are working so hard to keep Canadians perfectly accessorized and they are waiting to be seen by real City Mommas like yourself.
2. Canadian Fashion is so HAUTE right now! I am excited to showcase a slew of incredible and entirely Canadian fashion designers who are outfitting the Toddler / Mom crowd using simple and practical designs that will help you feel a little less disheveled when the day switches to chaos mode.
My current favourite dress is this number from Oxford – a local designer in Victoria, B.C perfectly situated at the bottom of my favourite street – Lower Johnson St. It screams simple – chic and is made of the most adorning Japanese Cotton.
✔️ Another fab find from my other favourite local designer from Vancouver, Canada – ‘Vonbon‘. The cutest baby, chambray and gold mary janes for the win!
3. Clean Beauty is my new black and my love for all things Beautycounter is here to stay. Ingredient transparency will never go out of style in my books and will only continue to grow in popularity as other consumers demand BIG BUSINESSES to change their ways of formulating beauty and cosmetics with questionable / *potentially toxic/ ingredients like aspestos. Take note Justice!
Whether you choose to try Beautycounter or another clean brand – be an educated consumer and be proud of the company you are purchasing from. Talk about the brand if you LOVE them. The Clean Beauty Conversation is a game changer in this industry.
4. If the whole clean beauty, real style, healthy living ‘thing’ resonates with you – come work with me. I have worked tirelessly this past year to cultivate a thriving community of incredibly talented and innovative women who are slowly turning their interests and hobbies into thriving online businesses. We are pretty incredible.
But first –
Start thinking of how you can rock Feathers and Birds this fall 🙀. Thanks Vogue.
She is brave.
She plays hard.
She is confident
She has skinned knees.
She loves to wear a dress.
She is my mighty resilient two year old.
One of our top picks in micro fashion this summer is from the incredibly hip, Vancouver-based line Vonbon. Though she normally gravitates towards dresses in all shades pink, she opted for this white and grey capped sleeve dress and the mini version for her baby sister. I love the soft jersey feel of the fabric. I found this style to be true to size. My older ‘mini’ is wearing a 3T and my baby ‘mini’ is wearing 6-12 months. We might just have to pick up this style in pink!
We accessorized with some fun headbands from Vonbon and Baby Whisp (a Toronto company) and slipped on a fun pair of Minimoc babyjanes and a pair of classic Saltwater Sandals.
What are your favourite Micro Fashion designers in Canada?