Friday, August 28, 2009

Hello, Dolly.

Turns out we're not the only ones drooling over the new custom doll bedding from Javis Davis. Hop on over to Cool Mom Picks to read their fabulous review of Barbie's posh bed linens...

Take a look here for more details on custom doll beds and contact me to design your own! I've already got three Christmas gifts marked off my list, how 'bout you, mommas?

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Bump Day: Labor of Love

Before we welcome the fall season, we've got one last big weekend to celebrate all that is summer. Whether you're taking a last trip to the beach this Labor Day or just hanging out in the backyard with the grill, keep that bump looking effortlessly stylish. No labor pains here...

Get the look...

Old Navy Maternity Sheered Ruffled Shirt in Edamame, $24.50

Isabella Oliver Tailored Crepe Shorts in ivory, $145

Anthropologie Pearlbrush Earrings, $38

Elie Tahari Clea Sandal in gold, $148

J. Crew Small Madaket Tote in natural navy, $39.50

Back to School Sale!

Sales at Javis Davis don't come around often, mommas, so take note. Through September 15h, receive 15% off your entire order of BIG kid bedding, including pillows and valances!

Tab Valance in Bollywood Collection fabrics, $51 on sale (from $60)

Just like their fab crib bedding, Javis Davis big kid bedding is made to order with the fabrics of your choice. Whether you're outfitting your child's first big kid bed, or your 18 year old's first dorm room, go custom! Contact me with any questions on products or to order...

Friday, August 21, 2009

Rockin' it.

Maybe you're too tired and swollen these days to stand up through a 2-hour concert, but you can still rock the t-shirt, mommas. I'm not a huge fan of maternity novelty and message tees, but I can't help but love these bump-ready old school band frocks...

I've got my eye on the Billy Idol one below for sure. Slap that on top of a pair of white hot jeans? Holy hot momma... consider that one added to my maternity wish list!

Check out Unbuttoned Contemporary Maternity for a fab collection of rock 'n roll looks. You can never start too early with music education, you know.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Bump Day: Ode to Summer

Almost gone are the long days of summer where we can throw on a skirt and a cami and run out the door. Though fall fashions are generally my personal favorite, sometimes you just can't beat the easy breezy looks of summer...

Get the look...

Isabella Oliver Ruched Cami in white, $55 (or 2 for $95)

Charles by Charles David Hip in gold, $59.99 on sale (from $79)

Kate Spade Deco Lace Delano Ring, $65

BCBGMAXAZRIA Femme Fatale Fashion Hobo in black, $498

Monday, August 17, 2009

Oh, the choices...

It's a rough life, mommas... having so many fab collections of fabric to peruse. How's a girl to decide? And just when you think you've got it narrowed down, the gals at Javis Davis throw some new collections in the mix and you're back to square one. Take a look at some of the latest additions...

Treetop Fancy by Tina Givens

Vintage Cowboy



Anglers Club

Whether you're designing a crib set, big kid or adult bedding, or just a sweet bib and burpee set, there's something to suit everyone's personal style. I'm personally LOVING the new Koi collection. The sharp red and black with the pool blue accents - such a great look! New collections are continually being added, so check back here often. As always, contact me with any questions you have on the fabrics and products at Javis Davis.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Bump Day: Get Tanked

Oh, I'm still having a torrid affair with grey, mommas. And if you know me at all, you know I love me some tank tops. I've said it before and I'll say it again - there's no sexier look than a great fitting tank over a hot pair of jeans. Show off that bump and that derriere with this unstoppable look...

Get the look...

Old Navy Maternity Long Layering Tank in Lead Pipe, $8.50
(Don't spend more than $10 on a tank top - seriously.)

Paige Premium Denim Westbourne Tuscan Jean, $194
(Save your money for the killer jeans.)

Old Navy Paisley Print Light Weight Scarf in Goodnight Nora, $12.50

Elliott Lucca Maxfield Drawstring Bucket Bag in Pyrite Metallic, $178.90 on sale (from $268)

Sam Edelman Candela in Purple Snake, $112

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Barbie never had it so good.

Seriously, I hope Santa's taking notes. Custom bedding for dolls... YOU pick the fabric collection, and voila! Fab reversible bedding for your little girl's best friend! These doll beds come in two sizes: Small beds ($75) fit dolls up to 13" such as Barbie®, Groovy Girls® and Madame Alexander®. Large beds ($125) fit dolls up to 18" such as American Girl® and My Generation®. Get an early start on that Christmas list, mommas. Contact me to purchase!

Featured collections above from top to bottom: Cottontail Toile, Nouveau Trees by Amy Butler, Pink Paisley, and Georgie Girl.

It's in the details.

Baby furniture? Check. Crib bedding? Check, check. Closet full of baby clothes? Triple check. You've got the basics covered, but it's really the little details that can take your nursery from "aw, that's cute" to "Whoah, this is amazing!" It's the original pieces hanging on the wall, the personal touches on shelves, the light fixtures, the creative use of paint on walls, unexpected details in trim and other accessories that really bring the WOW-factor to a room. Though many see these as mere afterthoughts, I find the most fun in the details. It's in those details that style becomes truly personal.

One easy little detail that can add loads of pizazz to a child's room or bath? Some fabulous knobs, of course! There are a ton of great knobs and drawer pulls out there that can take a rather Plain Jane piece of furniture and turn it into something really fun. I especially love the look of fun knobs and pulls in bathrooms. Tiny little spaces welcome a fun little punch of color and this is an easy way to do it. If you've got a big chest or changing table with several drawers, you can mix and match some colorful knobs to play it up.

There are tons of fun knobs out there, but they're not all cute. I imagine a lot of the cookie cutter bedding sets that have lamps and wall art and stuffed animals to match also have drawer knobs to complete the ensemble. But let's think outside the box a bit here, mommas, and not get overly matchy-matchy. Leave the teddy bear knobs on the shelf and come with me.

To give you a taste of some truly fabulous knobs, here's a few retailers I personally love when it comes to stylin' up a good drawer or cabinet...

These simply sweet knobs are the creation of Sophie Lane Drawer Couture. All knobs are $20 and they even do custom designs! There's a one-time $45 charge for any custom design, but you can order as many knobs as you need (at $20 each). So if you've got a funky color combo going on in your child's room, you can have them create the perfect knob to finish it off.

All of Sophie Lane's knobs are the same size - 1.5 inch round which 1 inch projection. The knobs are wooden with original artwork applied to the tops and coated with a high-gloss sealant. So they have a glassy porcelain like appearance, but aren't as fragile. Super easy to clean, too.

So now that you're warmed up, let me introduce you to MacKenzie-Childs. Hand-painted heaven is what this is. MacKenzie-Childs has a whole slew of fab home accessories and furniture, all the way down to these gorgeous hand-painted knobs...

Not only are the colors fun, but they've got several different shapes and sizes. Whether you're going for a traditional look or something more whimsical, you can't go wrong with MacKenzie-Childs.

How super fun are these? These MacKenzie-Childs knobs range from $18 to $22.

If you're feeling the hand-painted look, you're also sure to love these colorful round knobs by Lulu and Daisy. Like Sophie Lane, they also do custom orders! These are a bit more affordable though, starting at only $10 a pop. Customization is an extra $5 per knob. All Lulu and Daisy knobs are hand-painted and come in two different sizes.

And for a look that's a little different, check out these fab jeweled knobs by Susan Goldstick. These whimsical knobs and pulls make me think of Alice in Wonderland...

These knobs have a lot of great detail and, rightfully so, will set you back a little more than the simpler knobs. Susan Goldstick's collection starts at $22 per knob and quickly climbs. But aren't these pieces gorgeous? Do be careful with the more pointy knobs. We don't want Junior poking his eye out as soon as he becomes mobile. If you like this look, consider using it as a fancy-schmancy hook or on a cabinet far out of baby's reach.

Susan Goldstick also has a great collection of drawer pulls that coordinate with the knobs. Talk about some serious fun...

And hey, if you're a DIY gal, you can easily create your own unique knobs. It's a simple way to really bring some personal style to your baby's room. You can't help but smile when you reach for one of these knobs... even when you're on the mad hunt for some baby wipes.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Bump Day: Easy Does It

Bump or not, black and white just never goes out of style. Add some grey hues to soften up the look and this easy ensemble will keep you looking fab from day to night...

Get the look...

Isabella Oliver Duo Sleeveless Wrap Dress, $90 on sale (from $225)

Banana Republic Drop-Stone Earring, $32

Donald J. Pliner Tusa in white antique patent, $152 on sale (from $265)

Banana Republic Flatiron Medium Handbag in grey, $195