Happy New Year! 2017

Hope you had the happiest of New Year’s celebrations…..! I know many people were happy to say farewell to 2016 & it’s always fun to have a fresh start again. I know that for me it was a great year in many ways but also had some ups and downs and bittersweet moments, but that’s what life is all about isn’t it? Each day is a new chance to start again and keep on moving forward….& I’m so excited for 2017 and the chance to keep on pursuing all my dreams….

Speaking of dreams, I have not been very active on this blog lately as the kids are growing up and getting older now & I’ve been so inspired by Women’s Wear Design & Trend Research lately as that is what I originally focused all my time on before I became a Mom.  It’s been fun & exciting to get back into it & to figure out how to blend all my interests & passions together with my family life.

In 2017 I plan to challenge myself not to give up on any creative interests that I have and not to ever feel like there’s not enough time for everything because if you really plan things out, there’s a way to squeeze it all in at the end of the day, you just might have to wake up a little earlier or watch a little less TV! What are your goals for 2017?

Here are some of my favorite images from

2016 posted on INSTAGRAM:

HAPPY 2017!

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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

Summer in the City-Mother Daughter Style

Happy Friday! The kids and I have been enjoying this summer so much so far! Between the beach, pools, sprinklers, outdoor concerts & gorgeous public parks, there’s tons of things to do & see here in the city.

When my daughter and I happen to have a rare free day together that’s just the two of us, we like to do a “girls day” by going out to brunch in Brooklyn, heading to Soho for mother daughter shopping or stopping by the park to enjoy some time in nature.

Here are some pics of our latest adventures & what we wore……Happy Summer!

A MOTHER DAUGHTER BRUNCH DAY

Right now we are loving cool & comfortable summer dresses in bright colors & fun floral prints…


Taking silly pictures & discovering Sunflowers actually grow in Brooklyn!

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…..and hanging by the lake in Prospect Park!

DAUGHTER STYLE: custom made dress/ Juliette Sunshine

MOTHER STYLE: off the shoulder dress/ Zara jewelry/ Marisa Mason sunglasses/ Prada

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!

       

      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

      Time Flies

      Happy New Year! There’s been so many changes & I can hardly believe that after more than five years of being a Mom to my little girl, we welcomed a new soul into the world……a beautiful little boy named Kingston who is now 6 months old.

      He is so sweet and happy….. we love him so much! But time is flying & these past few months have passed so quickly….

      photo(7)  a little moment in time of nesting in and becoming a Mom all over again…

      reading......and my big girl is getting adjusting to Kindergarten life….

      Things have changed, life has evolved and honestly I never ever thought I would find myself in the place I’m in right now…..Soon after my husband accepted a new job offer and we relocated from sunny LA to the San Francisco Bay Area, I came to realize that the best thing for me to do was to put my ever demanding clothing business on hold for a bit, to take a break from the long hours I was working day and night, and to spend some time with my daughter. A few months later, I became pregnant again and so the story goes on….

      For someone like me who has been working hard all my life since I was 14 years old (!), has traveled the world as a designer, and has launched and run my own clothing business for several years…it’s been a huge adjustment to stay home and focus on being a Mom…..Sometimes it’s really hard, but most of the time, it’s pretty amazing….

      Now my days are filled with cooking, cleaning, drop offs, pick ups, play dates, homework, nursing, nap times, diapers and more diapers, reading, dancing, SO MUCH LOVE and many exhausting sleepless nights.

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      Vintage rocking chair with D.I.Y. pillows

      a peek into the nursery…

      I will always cherish this time in my life and I’m truly grateful for the chance to spend so much time with my daughter and the new baby!

      But that being said, a girl can always use a little GLAMOUR in her life & sometimes I do really miss the frenetic pace of working in the fashion world and having a good reason for getting dressed up every day….

      So, after a long hiatus, I’ve decided to get back to working on the Juliette Sunshine blog by taking it to a new direction. Instead of focusing on my designs, I’ll be focusing on all the PLACES, PEOPLE and PRETTY THINGS that INSPIRE ME and taking a more personal approach to blogging about my family life and all the things that I LOVE…..with a new life and style blog for you and your little ones.

      It’s a month into 2013 and seems like the perfect time for a new beginning!

      With Love,

      Zoe

      Baby Love: Inspiration for the Nursery

      My latest obsession is all about getting ready for our new baby! I’m so excited about the new addition to our family….and having fun researching all that comes with the new bundle of joy. Here is some of what I’ve been admiring and getting inspired about for baby’s new arrival.

      Getting Inspired for the Nursery…..I want to do something modern and simple, but still creative….the look has to fit in with the rest of our house, a little bit modern, a little bit retro. I’m loving the colors black, white, grey and red. Here is some inspiration:


      love everything about this room so much!…. from Design Crisis

      so cool & modern…..from apartmenttherapy.com

      most amazing color composition…..from kristineeldrige.com

      love this!……from highway-design.blogspot.com

      Will be adding photos of the baby’s new nursery area once we have it all ready….so much fun!