While I wholeheartedly believe that living minimally is key to a happier and less stressful life I invest in pieces that last and can be repurposed. So I’ve created a little online shop with what I am loving for your viewing inspiration. I stumbled across Shop-Vestige in Philadelphia on IG and fell in love with mama Ashley Gleason's curated mix of vintage apparel, found textiles and mainstays from Atelier Delphine and Caron Callaghan. Please note that I do not make any money if you buy these pieces - I am just sharing my picks and paying it forward to local boutiques and women-run businesses as I believe we have the power to make great changes in the world through our purchasing power. And snag some art supplies from my favorite Canadian shop Collage Collage so your littles will be happily occupied when you try on your new goods. Happy shopping Mamas!
I carry a small one around with me for my kiddo, and grab a new one each time we travel. There’s Onion Skin on every other page for tracing and they are so much fun for stickers, drawing, and even painting.
Stockmar Block Crayons are by far, my most-loved art making essential. Rich, beautiful colours in the perfect size block. A set of these will last much longer than any other crayon you’ll ever find.
The Chubby Paint Brush is a must-have for your art kits. Wooden handle, thick bristles, durable and great for little hands.
These are a most excellent tool for the child who’s ready for more action. Buttery for blending, and nice and dense so that they’ll still last and last. Pair these with some tempra paints and you’re set for a million projects.
Dua Danti Triangle Chime
These dreamy bells are hand-made in India and seem like they would carry dreamy, magical sounds.
I love that this resembles my Wholehearted logo or a rainbow – they take me back to my teens when I always adorned myself with vintage jewelry before donning my school uniform.
Beautifully aged, vintage Batik indigo throw from South East Asia that is so multifunctional in the home, for the beach and for my women’s gatherings.
The woven texture of this turquoise ceramic piece by L.A. ceramist Tracy Wilkinson is so unexpected and layered – it feels like nothing I have seen before and conversational.
The femininity of this dress oozes goddess and I can picture floating around in it all summer long like a beautiful boss. I also love that it’s navy – so very French chic.
I love Atelier Delphine coats and the simplicity and organic nature of her materials. I was thrilled to find these pants, which will be a mainstay for me all summer long -denim on denim is so my jam.
These vintage military-inspired pants are a steal at $98 and can be worn high-waisted or loose fitting if you go a size-up as I tend to do. So rad with a tank or bodysuit for summer.
This is so easy. And the pockets…I mean it’s a no brainer. Any time, any season. Ilana Kohn has the modern mama dialed.