• 'Tis the Season for Comfy Loungewear!

    'Tis the season for wearing the coziest loungewear around! There's never a shortage of things to look forward to during the Christmas break, and sitting fireside with the coziest (and most stylish!) Christmas loungewear is no exception. Instead of letting little ones open presents in their normal getups, outfit them in our festive Christmas loungewear instead. We've rounded up the cutest pajamas for boys, girls, toddlers, and babies to wear all throughout the holiday season. We've also started offering matching family pajamas that older siblings and the whole crew can wear, as well as ones you can personalize with monograms.  

    Loungewear aside, if you're looking for more ways to make Christmas memorable, allow us to point you in the direction of these Christmas Eve traditions that you can start with your family. You can also make new memories during the holidays by playing some Christmas games. We've listed our favorites below for you to choose from! Why not try a delicious hot chocolate recipe, and curling up to watch a quintessential Christmas movie? The holidays (aka the best time of the year) go by in the blink of an eye, so make sure you're taking advantage of every moment. 
     
    Our favorite Christmas games!
    We love a great matching look and the Rocking Horse Loungewear is perfect for Mom too! 
    The Holidays are all about Family and Staying Close!
    Our Christmas Toile Print is a Favorite! 
    XO, Alicen & Evey 
    Posted by Angela Martin
  • Best Fall Outfits for Boys!

    Our favorite Boy looks from our Fall Faves collection! 
    Posted by Angela Martin
  • The Best Fall Weekend Outfits!

    Ahhhh, the weekend. Two blissful days each week that can be as free and easy or as jam-packed as you want them to be. Let's be honest... they're always jam-packed with kids' activities, so we wanted to make your life a little bit easier and give you some great suggestions on amazing weekend looks for the kiddos!

    What's best to wear when you have a hectic day lined up with two soccer games, a ballet recital and then an evening event for the whole family?  That's a tough one but with our amazing Fall prints, it should be a cinch! Our comfy sets and dresses go from day to night easily when you add a pair of cute tights, nice jacket or vest (have you shopped our Minky collection yet?) or a great bow! 

     

    What's best to wear when you have church on Sunday morning, brunch right after and then your neighbor’s son’s birthday party?  You want your little one to look cute but also be comfy, right? Try a sweet outfit in our soft pima cotton! 
     


    Here are some of our other suggestions for great, easy looks for a less hectic weekend!  And don't forget about our mommy/daughter matches!
    Xoxo, Evey & Alicen
     
    Posted by Angela Martin
  • Fall 2019 Has Launched!

    We spent many months designing our Fall 2019 collection so it’s exciting to see it come to fruition!  Both of us love the designing aspect the most in our business.  In fact, I have always dreamed of being a fashion designer and have been sketching clothes since I was a little girl.  I'm also an oil painter so I love working with color.  Alicen has a keen eye for fabrics and is also a skilled seamstress.  She owned an embroidery business prior to Eyelet & Ivy.  Our combination works well together and we really enjoy coming up with new clothing ideas and fabrics.  In fact, our idea-generating brains never stop working and if anything, we have to pull back on all the designs we want to do each season!

    When looking at our Fall Line, we are really proud of the fabrics we designed.  We try to offer a variety of fabrics - some sweeter pastel prints like Lavender Rosebud, Bitsy Bow and Beverly Floral as well as some brighter ones to please our own tween girls like Pink Gingko, Mod Floral and Kaleidoscope.  We worked particularly hard to design integrated collections where siblings can coordinate in age-appropriate styles and these styles can be mixed and matched across collections.  We also brought back some customer favorites from previous years like the Greta Blue Eyelet Set, Townlin Dress, Francie Set and Greta stripe dresses.  We hope you enjoy the new collection and would love to hear what you think! 

    Xoxo, Evey & Alicen 
    Posted by Angela Martin
  • Interview with Anastasia from Cape Cod Momma!

    We work with Anastasia Lapointe from Cape Cod Momma a lot. She has a beautiful little girl named Elle who fills our Instagram feed with many gorgeous photos and we're so happy to have them as ambassadors for Eyelet & Ivy! Let's get to know her a little bit better! 

    Name, family info, hometown, kids, pets, husband's name. 
    Anastasia Lapointe, my 3 year old daughter's name is Elle, and my rescue fur baby is Bear (a golden retriever mix). We live on Cape Cod year round!
    What do you look for when shopping for your children's clothing?
    Timeless style (pleated dresses, peter pan collared blouses, bubbles), soft feminine prints and designs (mini florals, eyelet, bows, gingham) and quality that won't fade/tear wash after wash (we buy to wear, and I want Elle to be a kid, which often means getting dirty!)
     
    What's something that Eyelet & Ivy doesn't make that you wish they did?
    I would love to see some solid colored jumpers for the fall, and peter pan collared shirts in soft Eyelet & Ivy florals that we so love.
    If you had an extra hour in the day to yourself, what would you do?
    Paint. I have always loved painting, but have completely put this hobby aside after having Elle.
    What are you reading or watching right now?
    I listen to audio books nonstop (my commute to work is half an hour so it helps pass that time, and I also listen when putting away laundry or doing dishes). My last few favorite books include: The Great Alone, Before We Were Yours, The Lilac Girls, and when I need something fun, I read anything by Elin Hilderbrand.
    Tell us your fondest memory since becoming a mother.
    Traveling with my daughter has been the greatest joy. I love seeing the world through her eyes. Since she was born, some of our favorite places that we have traveled to have been: Germany, Holland, Belgium, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii. Hawaii was most recent, and she keeps asking when we are going back.
    What's the best advice someone has given you about motherhood? Who gave it to you?
    When your daughter is asking for you, to come look at something, to come play for a minute, to answer her question, don't ignore her or say "in a minute", drop what you are doing and go spend that minute or two with her. It may be a small nuisance now, but those moments will pass, and you will yearn for that simple time together as she gets older and relies less and less on you. (my mom gave me this advice)
    Posted by Angela Martin