Little Style | What They Wore

Favorite Winter Coats This week I felt a chill in the air for the first time, the kids of course thought it was super cool (amateurs, wink). The mere sight of my breath in the air, well it was pretty depressing. Winter is…well winter, let’s just leave it at that. Since I literally wear my winter coat for 5 months out of the year, it’s pretty important to have one that’s really warm and in a style that I totally love. But of course, I also don’t like to spend a ton of money especially on winter (peee-ewww) clothes. In my search for a coat for myself, I found a few I really love all under the $300 price point (it’s about as low as you can go for a decent coat), some warmer then others – so if you haven’t snagged a coat yet, maybe now’s your chance. [top grey car coat from zara]

heart and habit winter coat picks [black and white buffalo plaid from asos]   [black down filled puffer coat from aritzia]

heart and habit winter coat picks [black down filled parka from aritzia]   [wool zip coat from madewell]

heart and habit winter coat picks [color blocked coat from madewell]  [plaid coat from the gap - on sale till Sunday] [plaid cape coat from zara]

A super warm down filled coat is a requirement, but it’s pretty great to have a secondary wool coat for those days that don’t freeze your eyelashes as soon as you step outside.

And a quick little note, since JCrew has a 25% off sale (with code TGIFALL) till Sunday (outerwear is included) and The Gap has a $40 off for every $100 spent on outerwear sale (with code 40OFF100 or 40OFF100CA for Canada) till Sunday, here are my favorite kids coats from both places – since they both happen to be my favorite place to get the kids coats.

kids-winter-coats 1.The Gap ( – 2.JCrew – 3.The Gap ( – 4.The Gap ( – 5.The Gap ( – 6.JCrew

Have you bought your coat for the year? Which is your favorite?


October 24, 2014 · Daily,Little Style,My Style


toto-knits-x-hh_varsitycardy_peplumtank Let’s talk about that little sweater collection that I designed with Toto Knits, we truly love every item (go figure, I know). My kids can usually be caught wearing one of the items almost everyday – not always to school though, because things tend to get lost when they go there (and by tend I mean, always).

If you haven’t heard me talk about this collaboration enough, I wanted to take another chance to show you a few photos I love and just I don’t know give you guys a chance to win some of the collection? It’s timeless, with a hint of trend, it’s season-less with a Canadiana style, and generally the styles are pretty unisex. All 100% Organic cotton knit by talented single mothers in Africa, Toto Knit is both wonderfully eco and humane friendly – they are doing great things and I am so lucky to have gotten the chance to work with them!

toto-knits4 toto-knits5 There are 12 styles in the collection and we: Toto Knits and Heart and Habit want to give one of you a $75 shop credit to shop for your favorite items. Open Internationally!!
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October 8, 2014 · Collaborations,Daily,Gift Guide,Little Style


comfy-over-all2 comfy-over-all1 comfy-over-all5 comfy-over-all4 Overalls: mini mioche x heart & habit – Tank: Target – Purse: H&M (last year) – Moccasins: mini mioche

The kids are obsessed with making up new words for the chorus of ‘Fancy’. On the walk home on Saturday, King gave Harlow two theme songs “she’s so comfy” and “she’s so tired”. She dug the comfy version, because she was in her comfy pants (the tired version not so much, even though it was truer than true) – and then they sang “I’m so comfy, you don’t even know” all the way home (better than the original if you ask me).

Harlow is wearing the comfy overalls from our mini collection with mini mioche. She is wearing a size up, because I was worried she would surprise me with a growth spurt in the next couple weeks and grow right outta them if we got her exact size. So they fit a tad big, but nothing a little drawstring tightening and a couple rolls in the hem couldn’t fix.

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September 30, 2014 · Collaborations,Daily,Little Style,REAL LIFE


lady-date1 lady-date2 I got to spend a little one on one time with my little lady over the weekend. Little dates with each kiddo, are something we always seem to plan for but hanging out as a family, always wins. It always takes an accidental, one-on-one date to remind us just how awesome they are and important they can be.

On our little lady date, we didn’t do anything that would technically be called special in someone else’s books – some window shopping, walking and talking, and boring ol’ winter coat buying felt pretty darn special since it was just me and her. We spotted a bride and a groom getting their photos taken and as you can see from above Harlow just loved it – she really really loves LOVE (and pretty dresses).

*Harlow is wearing the ball dress from mini mioche x Heart & Habit

And then, since it’s both kids obsession, Harlow took a few photos herself. All 100 of them were of two things, so I’ll spare you the other 98 and just share these. ladydate4 ladydate5 The rest of our weekend was pretty awesome, so awesome in fact that I failed to take photos – always a sign of a really fantastic time, in my opinion. Hope you all had a fantastic weekend! Oh and since Harlow snapped a photo of it, that really awesome bucket bag I’m wearing? I have a giveaway coming for that tomorrow!


September 22, 2014 · Collaborations,Daily,Little Style,REAL LIFE


everyday2 everyday3 everyday4 BOY | sweater: Heart & Habit x Toto Knits – jeans: Old Navy – shoes: natives — GIRL | dress: c/o mummymoon – boots: zara (2013)

I realized it’s been a long while, like months since I’ve last shared any sort of post with the kids outfit details. I’d love to give a fantastic and elaborate reason for this, but honestly I don’t have one. I guess I could always make one up, but I’ve never been a very good ‘story maker upper’. Ask the kids, my made up bed time stories always get a “can you tell Daddy to come and tell a story” response.

Mostly I haven’t shared posts like these because well, the kids are getting older. Like older in the meaning that when I call them “my babies” they both look at me with a slight offense written all over their little not so baby faces and then they remind me “we aren’t babies” and I try to remind them, that in my eyes they will ALWAYS and forever be my babies. But then I always just agree, quietly whimper and shake my fist at time (because seriously!!). And why would it matter that the kids are getting older and why would this have anything to do with why I haven’t shared clothing details in such a while? Well as they get older they just aren’t always into getting their photos taken, let alone shared. Oh I will still always take photos, but when they hit those “ughhhh, Momma!” stages with photos – I just don’t share them. Because they aren’t babies (tear) and they are their own little people (sob) have they 100% have a say in what happens in their own world and with their cute faces.

On a clothing note, King told me he loved this sweater and went on to tell me all the reasons why – I didn’t tell him that I designed it because it’s a little confusing, but instead just soaked in that glorious moment. And Harlow, the moment she found there was pockets in this comfy dress – well she hasn’t wanted to wear another item of clothing since.

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September 15, 2014 · Daily,Little Style,STYLE AND ATTIRE


mini mioche x heart & habit / fall 2014 Our fall 2014 mini capsule collection with mini mioche has officially launched! I’m sure I don’t have to say it, but because it’s all I can think about I’m going to anyways – I’m so flipping excited to finally share!! In spring we designed 5 printed tees with mini mioche, which was pretty awesome and amazing – and you guys seemed to think so too (thank you!!). This season we ramped it up and designed 4 separate fashion basic items in collaboration.

Of course every item is made in mini mioche‘s amazing organic cotton and made right here in Toronto, Canada (as all mini mioche items are). All 4 mini mioche x Heart & Habit items will be in both their Queen West and Distillery District brick and mortar stores (if you are in Toronto) and available online now!

mini mioche x heart & habit | comfy overalls Wanna see the whole mini mioche x Heart & Habit capsule collection? READ THE FULL POST


September 12, 2014 · Collaborations,Daily,Little Style,STYLE AND ATTIRE


what-to-wear-back-to-school_1 I’ve had many a requests for a BTS outfit post, at first I thought “I just did a big one last year”. Then I looked back through my archives and realized it was 2 whole years ago, obviously I have a great concept of time. I got my butt in gear and put something together, this year is a bit different as both kids are actually going to school. I shopped during the summer time (following the sales) for a few things the kids needed, but otherwise everything in this post has been in their closet for some time. I put together 3 outfits for each kiddo, outfits both kids will definitely be wearing (already do wear) and have felt really comfortable wearing them before.

what-to-wear-to-school_2 HARLOW | tee : jeans : sneakers : sweater : backpack    –    KING | tee : jeans : sneakers : backpack

Jeans and tee shirts, all the time. Both kids have a closet pretty much composed of those two items and then everything else gets sprinkled on top.If we are talking key items for back to school, these two outfits are pretty much composed of the 5 items I would consider to be KEY BACK TO SCHOOL ITEMS:

  1. A good pair of sneakers (that go with everything and will hopefully last all year-long), which will probably become indoor sneakers come winter. Something with velcro or that can be slipped on – unless they can tie their own shoes.
  2. Comfortable tee shirts, that won’t easily get stained during lunch or craft time – usually go for the darker colors.
  3. Jeans, tights or awesome sweatpants or just whatever pants your kids love most – but something they will be comfy wearing during any activity. And that will be easy for them to do up after a potty break.
  4. Throw on sweater or hoodie, that extra layer that can be worn with everything – because you never know with the weather (especially in Canada).
  5. A good backpack, which actually turned into this very particular subject around here. The kids have these small packs and have used them for 2 years, they are great and still get used very often. But I have to say, once King stared going to school and bringing a lunch box,  swimming stuff once a week, and books/art projects/homework home everyday – the small size just wasn’t cutting it. After searching (and searching) I found that most bags for kids were either the same smaller size (too small for our school needs) or they were all way too big. Then I stumbled upon The Gap and their Junior sized backpacks. Not in the toddler section, but in the kid section. They have the option between Senior and Junior, the junior is juuuust right. A tiny bit big for wee Harlow, but probably perfect by years end (they grow too fast) – and big enough to fit a lunch box plus all the extra trimmings. Backpack aficionado, putting that one on my resume.

back to school girls denim vest (similar) : tank top : sweat pants : moccasins

Comfort is key, tights and a great pair of sweat pants like these (they are our fave, so much that they were dirty when I took these photos) are fantastic go to bottoms. Layers are also pretty important, the morning might be warm but the afternoon could turn out really hot. Shoes, well I tend to lean towards sneakers for school – but as long as it’s not a gym day, the shoes are comfy and they can take them on and off themselves it’s a go.

back to school boys hoodie : tee shirt : shorts : shoes

We like to keep our shorts in rotation for as long as possible, as long as the weather is having it. An every-single-day hoodie is #4 on my key items list and this one is our favorite and in daily rotation – they make them in a lighter french terry for summer and heavier cotton fleece for fall/winter.

school clothes girls heart sweater dress : knee highs : boots (similar)

I’m biased (it’s from the Heart & Habit for Toto Knits collab) but this dress is the best. It’s a cotton sweater knit, so warm but breathable and really comfy, we always pair a small pair of short underneath dresses (something from summer) until the weather forces us to wear tights.

school wears for boys sweater : tee (similar) : jeans (similar) : shoes (similar) : backpack

Again, layers. And jeans and t-shirts, forever.

Lunch boxes, not pictured here. I have found (after wasting a lot of money on not so great ones) that this classic style lunch box (tons of different patterns) from pottery barn and this bento insert are amazing. A little pricey (but also pretty budget friendly compared to some) but really great quality – I don’t plan on buying the kids a new lunch bag for a few years.

So Back To School? Are you ready, my kids are – I’m still all types of sentimental about the whole thing.

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August 20, 2014 · Daily,Little Style,STYLE AND ATTIRE


baseball1 baseball2 baseball3 baseball4 baseball5 baseball6 baseball7 One of the many awesome things about having school aged kiddos is doing fun stuff together as a family. Chris and I, had always wished to have friends to play sports with, turns out we just had to procreate (that’s what I call a family home run, if I do say so myself). Now we have our own little baseball, soccer or street hockey game going on almost every summer weekend. And yes, pretty dresses are very appropriate for a game of baseball – or so I’ve been told.

[H] Dress C/O GUESS Kids – moccasins: mini mioche  / [K] Shorts C/O GUESS Kids – Tee: The Gap – Shoes: Zara – Hat: Blue Jays

*It has been a bit more quiet then usual on the blog. Summer is kicking my butt, I am going with it and sharing only what feels good and right – rather than hitting you with a ton of fillers and myself with blog guilt. Hope you are all having an awesome summer. We are almost at our summer halfway mark, I’m nervous for it to end, nervous for what’s on the other side and nervous to have my full brain power back. Summer brain is a thing, just like summertime anxiety is.

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July 30, 2014 · Daily,Little Style,REAL LIFE