First Fall in the City

It’s been so exciting to be back on the East coast & the kids are really enjoying their first real fall experience since moving to NYC from California. We’re loving all the pretty leaves and beautiful colors and getting super excited for Halloween! Speaking of Halloween, I was surprised by all the beautiful front stoop decorations in Brooklyn and all the cool decorated pumpkins, ghosts and skeleton decorations everywhere. Seems like you don’t need to be in the suburbs to get the full Halloween experience and there’s been a ton of amazing events going on here in the city for kids and adults alike. On a side note: also loving all the colorful street art everywhere (perfect for inspiring Instagram photos….)

Here’s some of my fave seasonal photos we posted on Instagram lately.

Hope you have an amazing Halloween & fall season.

XO, Zoe

5 Things to Love this Summer

#1) Flip Flops:  One of my favorite places to be on Earth is the beach! I just love the sun, the sand, the ocean….While just about any beach will do for me, what’s so fun is just getting to wear something cool & casual and when the weather gets hot, I love to put on cute flip flops. Here are my current matching favorites for Mama & Mini’s

     #2) Sundresses:  When the sun is out and the heat is strong, the best thing to wear is a great sundress! Here are some of my current favorites for a chic summer look:

    Emil dress by MISA / Capri dress by PAMPELONE / Off the shoulder dress by TESSORA

    All girls dresses by Zara

       #3) Ice Cream:   If someone asks me what my favorite food is, the first thing that comes to mind is ice cream! What is your favorite flavor?

      this is one of the best ice cream places I have been to in NYC : Morgenstern’s

      #4) Outdoor Parks: With or without kids, its so fun to spend time in public parks, especially in summer. NYC has some of the best parks & one of my current favorites is by Dumbo in Brooklyn

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      #5) New Sunglasses: Look out for the perfect shades for the summer! Here are some of my current favorites for YOU:

      Women’s sunglasses by Prada / Women’s sunglasses by Coco & Breezy

       

      and for your MINI’S:

      Girls sunglasses by Ray-Ban Junior

       

      Happy Summer!

       

      Golden Summer-Like Mother Like Daughter Style

      When the sun is out, your spring summer days are looking bright!

      Here in New York City, it doesn’t quite feel like spring yet, some days are cold, some days are rainy and a few days in between have been amazingly  warm & sunny. But I just love when it starts to get hot here because you feel so much optimism & excitement in the air!

      This summer we are excited about wearing bright happy colors & especially loving the colors yellow & gold right now.

      Here’s some spring/ summer style inspiration for a golden state of mind…..(and in case you want to match your looks with your daughter’s…..or vice versa)…..Step into summer with some of our favorite mother & daughter summer looks

      Like Mother….

      LIKE MOTHER_GOLDEN STATE

      1. dress/ BB DAKOTA  2.sunglasses/ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN   3.coin purse/ BAN.DO      4. necklace/ MARISA MASON  5. tote bag/ ELIZA GRAN   6. sandals/ LOEFFLER RANDALL

       

      Like Daughter……

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      1. dress/ JULIETTE SUNSHINE  2. sunglasses/ GAP KIDS  3. headband/ J.CREW 4.coin purse/ J.CREW 5. totebag/  J.CREW  6. sandals/ J.CREW

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      Juliette Sunshine in the City


      New Life….New City!  Juliette Sunshine: follow us on Instagram  Facebook  Twitter


      Sooooo……it’s been such a long time since I’ve posted to this blog. I would love to say that there’s been something super important that has kept me from continuing to write & continuing to post but the truth is that the past few months have just been really about work, family, focusing on change (a big move across country-during a snowstorm!), and rediscovering again what I really want in life.

      Ever since I can remember I’ve always loved to draw, to create & to make things and my love for fashion & design began when I was a teenager growing up in downtown NYC. At first I wanted to be a boutique owner, a fashion buyer or an illustrator. But once I went to design school, I knew there was no turning back, I had found what I LOVED. But it’s been a journey of doing different things, designing for different fashion companies & launching my own businesses as well. Not once, but twice….I created my own independent start up clothing companies. The first one was for women’s wear and the second on for girls clothing. I have been so super passionate about both companies and poured my heart and soul into it each time.

      But now that my daughter is just turning 9 (!), she’s inspired me to merge my three fashion loves : Women’s Wear, Girls Clothing & Fashion Trend Blogging into one with a new Mommy & Me concept for Juliette Sunshine. I’m so excited about this idea and can’t wait to get it up and running, but in the meantime I will be blogging about everything that inspires us and all our family adventures in the city.

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      I think it’s really important to DREAM BIG, but also to know that your dreams can evolve as you grow & change. Right now I’m really just rethinking the idea of what it means to be successful, creative and happy. How do you balance it all?

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      I love to design, create & work hard & right now I’m so incredibly inspired by our recent move back to New York City! After so many years in California, my husband & I made a bold move & decided to move our family to NYC. It’s been amazing to be back here in a place that is just bursting with inspiration & creative energy. As a native New Yorker I’m just loving city life again & all that it has to offer.

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      With Love,

             Zoe

      Local Love

      Happy Summer! I’m excited for our new addition: The “Rainbow Unicorn” dress is here. I’ve been working a lot with hand applique and loving how it looks on dresses & tees….

      We are starting to get excited for summer & have had our first few days of warmth and sunshine in the San Francisco Bay Area. I thought it would be fun to showcase some of the new styles with city scenes from our local neighborhood as the backdrop. We had a lot of fun shooting photos this weekend by Lake Merritt here in Oakland, CA.

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      P1010688rev P1010667rev The “Rainbow Unicorn” dress is custom made from Eco-friendly bamboo/spandex jersey & 100% cotton & is now available on our Online Boutique & on Etsy

       Juliette Sunshine Girls sizes 5-12, handmade with love in Oakland, CA

      Be sure to check out the Juliette Sunshine website, and say hello on Instagram or Facebook!

      Juliette Sunshine- New Collection for Girls & Tweens- Boho Modern Boutique Clothing

      Excited to announce the new Juliette Sunshine Summer 2015 collection& Online Boutique for Girls & Tweens!

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      We’ve got a gorgeous new handmade & limited edition collection of dresses, T-shirts & skirts in bright colors & fun prints for the summer season……

      ……just launched the new website & Juliette Sunshine Etsy shop……….all in Girls sizes4-12.      js_2015_etsy banner_FINAL

       

      Juliette Sunshine: Vintage inspired, Bohemian style for Modern Girls

      twitter_final_newWhimsical Vintage Inspired & Modern Boutique Clothing For Girls & Tweens by Juliette Sunshine. Cute & Colorful Handcrafted Clothing for the Modern Bohemian Girl // One of a kind dresses, tops & skirts// Limited edition pieces for the free spirited

      Check out the new sites!

      Juliette Sunshine Boutique

      JulietteSunshineShop on Etsy

      Meet Me In Palm Springs

      Just got back from a fun filled family trip to Palm Springs. I love this place so much that one of the new Juliette Sunshine Spring/Summer ’15 collections drew inspiration from the bright colors, retro vibe and tropical heat of the Palm Springs desert. I’m finally getting ready to debut the new collection & new website I’ve been working on the past few months.

      Here is a sneak peak from the new collection & some photos from our trip for inspiration. We will now be offering hand crafted & limited edition dresses, t-shirts & skirts in Girls sizes 6-12.

      Hope you have a beautiful day!

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      Juliette Sunshine’s Style Shop

      Check out what’s trending now on Juliette Sunshine’s Style Shop for Girls….we have unique, vintage inspired designs & one of a kind creations for girls in sizes 12M-6 years…..

      https://www.etsy.com/market/juliette_sunshine

      Juliette Sunshine Clothing Made For Modern Girls
      Juliette Sunshine Clothing Made For Modern Girls

      Like Mother Like Daughter

      This summer has gone by SO fast & I’ve been crazy busy with the kids since school’s been out. Now that it’s all finally come to an end, I’m thinking about back to school clothes and what my daughter will want to wear this fall.

      The funny thing is that lately she been wanting to dress just like me! I never imagined this happening as I was such a rebel child and always wanting to be the exact opposite of my Mom & everyone else. But my daughter, now at 7 years old will sometimes study my outfits in the morning and then run to her room to find something similar, either in color or silhouette. And so far…most of the new fall clothes she has chosen are like mini versions of the things I’ve always worn. Lately we’re both liking a sort of ‘dressed up dolly rocker’ look.

      Here’s some inspiration in case you want to match your fall looks with your daughter’s…..or vice versa…..

      Like Mother….

      Like Mother                 Jacket: Zara / Dress: MSGM/ Shoes: Gianvito Rossi/ Bag: Rag & Bone

      Like Daughter….

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      Jacket: Mango Kids (similar here) / Dress: Juliette Sunshine (similar here) / Shoes: Zara / Bag: Zara

      You might also like this post from my other blog : The Look #3: Enchanted Forest  Fairytale- Rock Paper Sequins

      5 Things To Love

      5 things I’m loving right now….

      1) Art on the Street- I love how these tiny Gnomes are popping up all over the city in unexpected areas, here’s one I discovered. So cute!

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      2) Bright Prints- I’m loving all things Mara Hoffman lately, such gorgeous prints & amazing accessories, I love the whole collection for Spring 2014.

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      3) Throwback- not sure why, but totally thinking about the 90’s lately…who remembers these girls? I SO wanted to be like Naomi or Christy….they always seems so strong & so beautiful. Such a cool photo & looks like it was shot in Soho where I grew up.

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      “The Supermodels”
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      4) The Met Gala Red Carpet 2014- these are my favorite dresses seen at the Met Gala…I loved all the subdued colors mix with the occasional pop of a bright yellow, fuschia or red.

      Suki Waterhouse in Burberry
      Suki Waterhouse in Burberry
      Olivia Munn In Diane Von Furstenberg
      Olivia Munn In Diane Von Furstenberg
      Blake Lively in Gucci
      Blake Lively in Gucci

       

      5) Summer- lately it’s been HOT here in California, so I’m loving the idea of future beach days!

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