mama + mini must haves | october

Our all-time favorite month has arrived and I've been seeing so many fun pieces pop up for littles that I wanted to share a few of my favorites for little ladies, as well as some Fall staples for us Mamas. 

I've been living in leggings and oversized sweaters [my all time favorite sweater here] and I just picked up the leg warmers pictured below & can't wait to get them on Olivia's busy little legs or maybe keep them for myself. V has been cozy in our favorite new top from mabo kids [#12] & the floral sweatshirt that was too lovely not to take home [#5]. Swoon. Over the past two weeks, I've come across a few things that just screamed Fall for both me & V, and naturally we celebrated October 1st with a trip to Target, complete with choosing new flannel sheets [#1] & a few more decorative pumpkins.

I'm already dreaming of how cozy our bed will be with these new flannel sheets in gray plaid [#1]; I just love flannel for cold weather and couldn't believe that before we got married, my husband had never used flannel sheets. Thank goodness I converted him.

Before Olivia was born, I used to paint my nails all the time, and then I realized over the past 15 months I had barely painted them once because I viewed it as so much work, when in reality it's none at all. My 'me time' is when V is napping and I have a few hours to paint my nails and read Real Simple or pin, and I feel extra feminine with painted nails. I'm especially loving Take It Outside with the Matte About You topcoat [#2]. Stellar combo.

I picked up a new makeup bag for myself after Olivia claimed my old one as hers. I couldn't really complain though, because Orla Kiely gets me every time and I was so excited to see a new line of cosmetic bags featuring her beautiful designs [#3].

Illume's Woodfire [#4] is one of my all time favorite candles for Fall, and no October is complete without it.

Creatures [#7] is another Orla Kiely favorite -- in board book form. I picked it up a few months ago alongside the other 3 in the set and Olivia and I love laying in bed and looking at the beautiful illustrations and making the sounds of each of the animals. I'm still stumped on what sound a giraffe makes.

The gold wing bowl [#9] is another Target find that is so versatile -- whether for an office, coffee table, dining room or bedroom for jewelry, I love the modern look and size of it. It's the perfect decor piece for Fall, alongside the gold fruit [#11] that caught my eye weeks ago even when our temperatures were still in the 70s.

Finally, the striped top from Mabo Kids [#12] is my favorite everyday essential for Olivia. Paired with leggings, jeans, or a skirt...it's the softest organic cotton and looks great with every accessory, especially festive scarves and hats. I would put her in it every day if I could. Scooping them up in all the colors is next on my to-do list as the holidays approach. 

What are your Fall must haves for you and your mini? 


  1. I almost got that sweatshirt for Ellie!! But then I remembered I'm unemployed and can't afford it :(
    Great picks and I am so excited about October!!

  2. I love our boots and maxi dresses for the fall.


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