Trend Watch: Embroidery

Embroidery has been a huge trend for 2014. This classic art form is no longer reserved for the old-fashioned. When paired with trending colors and modern subject matter (think bees, succulents, constellations, etc...), embroidery becomes instantly hip. 

Below is a trend board that includes some of my recent favorite embroidered pieces:

Embroidery Trend

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Kid Style: Just Like Mommy

My daughter is going through a stage where she wants to look and be just like me. (Awwwww!) When we're shopping, she'll sometimes tell me the things I choose for her are too "baby-ish", and if I tell her a skirt is cute, she instantly doesn't want it. She wants to be "pretty" not "cute", because "cute" is for toddlers. Did I mention she's 6??

This Kid Style post was inspired by my daughter. One of the things I love about the J.Crew kids line is that there's plenty of "grown up" options that are still practical and appropriate for little girls. Oh - and suuuuuper cute. Enjoy! 

Kid Style

Kid Style: Stripes & Prints

Only one more month left of summer vacation. Next month is one of my favorites. Not only is it my birthday month (yippee!!) but it's back-to-school shopping time! That means lots of new paper supplies and clothes! Two of my favorite things! 

I wanted to share some adorable things I found at Boden. One of the things I love about children's clothing is that as long as the colors match, mixing prints and patterns is totally acceptable. In fact, it's completely adorable! 

Below is an outfit I'm drooling over for my daughter:

Kid Style

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Illustrated Map of Maine

Inspired by our recent move,  I've started illustrating a series of maps of Maine. Now that it's summer, I've been enjoying lots of outdoor mini-adventures with the family, exploring all the beaches and lighthouses near Portland. 

Other maps in the series will focus on specific cities. Starting with Portland (obviously!) and then moving on to the next as inspiration strikes. 

If you have favorite spots in Portland or elsewhere in Maine, please let me know in the comments, or send me a message! I'd love to hear your suggestions as to what I should add next.

Illustrated map of Maine | ©Katie Chastain

Illustrated map of Maine | ©Katie Chastain

Illustrated map of Maine | ©Katie Chastain

Illustrated map of Maine | ©Katie Chastain

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