Beijinhos Style – 4th of July Kids Style

The 4th of July is so close, it’s just next week!  By now you all know that we always love finding fun and new items for our littles to wear, even more so than finding clothes for ourselves!  Well, there happens to be a few ladies who feel the exact same way as us, actually probably even more so!  Our buddy Carissa from JL Designs and her sweet friend Ashley started the most addictive Instagram feed called Little Style Collective, us Beijos ladies get so much inspiration from their adorable posts!  So we decided to team up with them to style our littles and a few of their friends for this fun 4th of July Beijinhos Style shoot… We died over the cuteness and think you will too!!!

Thanks to one of our favorite shops, Sweet Threads, for adorning our little ones with the best little outfits!

Photos by another cutie, Megan Welker

Let’s start with the little ladies, and who better than this cute little diva, Edie Lola..

All of the ladies are wearing the most adorable Paush line by Sweet Threads, and we are in love with each and every piece!  Little Style Collective styled it up with this adorable star headband, white sunglasses and white sandals.  The star headband is absolutely perfect for this festive and patriotic holiday while keeping with our boho vibe!

Can you even with this pose?!  You can find Edie’s Sailorette Romper here

meganwelker-kidsstyle-28 meganwelker-kidsstyle-2 meganwelker-kidsstyle-13 meganwelker-kidsstyle-19 meganwelker-kidsstyle-35 Now we have to bring in Edie’s adorable little sister, Miss Isla Jean!  Aren’t these sisters the cutest?!  And their mom isn’t bad either….

Isla is wearing the Ruffle Bikini Playsuit in Americana Stripe that you can find here…  The Little Style Collective styled Isla in the cutest little head wrap that just makes the outfit along with gold salt water sandals and a golden star wand to play with!

meganwelker-kidsstyle-53 meganwelker-kidsstyle-67 meganwelker-kidsstyle-75 meganwelker-kidsstyle-88 Next up is little Lena, who is an adorable little ball full of energy!  We loved catching her in these darling shots, isn’t she so stinking cute?!  Lena is wearing the Heart Romper in the Confetti Swiss Dots, Carissa & Ashley styled her in the cutest baby clogs (yes I just said baby clogs!!) and a straw hat with matching bag…

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meganwelker-kidsstyle-114 meganwelker-kidsstyle-91 meganwelker-kidsstyle-261 meganwelker-kidsstyle-132 Now on to the boys!!!  Nash and Court are looking so handsome in their Sweet Threads outfits, and we can’t get enough of how cute they are together!  These two have so much fun being boys and getting into trouble, I’m a little scared for their high school days, haha!

Court is wearing this Rylee & Cru jumper styled with denim shorts, tan salt water sandals and tortoise wayfarers by Carissa & Ashley… Nash is wearing the cutest Bobo Choses blue & white striped shorts with a Nico Nico long sleeved tee and we love how the ladies of Little Style Collective put him in those leather boots!!  How cute is that?!

meganwelker-kidsstyle-192 meganwelker-kidsstyle-176 meganwelker-kidsstyle-149 meganwelker-kidsstyle-189 meganwelker-kidsstyle-187 We have to share this last photo… These shoots with kiddos aren’t always easy, and we always attempt to get a group shot, and needless to say, they don’t always turn out, haha!  This was the best one, not too bad?!

meganwelker-kidsstyle-276 We hope you got inspired for your little’s 4th of July style, or maybe you just are smiling because you saw all of the cuteness ;)  Either way, have a great 4th with your families!!  And make sure you head over to Sweet Threads to pick up all the adorable outfits for the little people in your life!

xx

Jacquelyn

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By on June 29, 2016 in 4TH OF JULY, BEIJINHOS STYLE

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Beijos x Gunn & Swain – Summer Collection

We’re at it again, teaming up with our favorite Gunn & Swain and another fun Beijos x Gunn & Swain mexican blanket collection!!  This collection is perfect for all your summer adventures, from road trips, to camping to the beach!

You can shop this pretty collection here, but hurry!  Like our last collection these are limited edition and will go fast…

Photos by Megan Welker

First let’s check out the Bolsa Chica, we love the  mint & grey combo here and it’s named after one of the great Orange County beaches…

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Hope you like them!!  We are pretty smitten!

xx

Jacquelyn

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By on June 28, 2016 in BEIJOS MUST HAVES, BEIJOS PICKS, BEIJOS X GUNN & SWAIN, COLLABORATION, GIFTS, SHOPPING, VENDORS WE LOVE

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Beijos Wedding – Sean & Janna

This wedding holds a very special place in my heart, that’s because it’s my younger and only sister Janna’s wedding!  You may have followed along this past year on her journey to her wedding day with a few of her blog posts here and here, or maybe you saw the showers I threw for her here and here, it was a whirlwind of a year and her wedding was just the cherry on top…

Planning a wedding with your sister is extremely fun and exciting, but it’s also really tough!  The day of and the weeks leading up to the big day I was a bit more stressed out then I would have liked to be, but I wouldn’t have had it any other way.  The final product was so so beautiful and I’m very proud of how it turned out. Nothing made me happier than seeing my beautiful sister so happy!

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Janna & Sean grew up in Northern California but currently live in Los Angeles. They knew they wanted to go back to their roots to say “I do”, and fell in love with the idea of a wine country wedding.  For their invite they wanted to keep it simple, but evoke some of the spirit and beauty of this beautiful part of California. Meghann Miniello did just that with these pretty invites – we love the touch of copper with the greenery!

meganwelker-jannasean-details-60 meganwelker-jannasean-details-61 meganwelker-jannasean-details-64 The couple did a first look, which we highly recommend!  It saves time later so you don’t have to do so many portraits during cocktail hour, and you actually get to enjoy your time with your guests!  This first look is just too much, I mean I know I’m biased, but Sean was so sweet! When he saw my sister he was brought to tears… Almost makes me a little teary eyed just looking at these photos.

meganwelker-jannasean-portraits-12 meganwelker-jannasean-portraits-22 meganwelker-jannasean-portraits-63 Aren’t they the cutest?!  How about a couple more photos… Janna’s dress is from BHLDN and Sean’s get up is all J Crew

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The ruins are the area that really sealed the deal when these two chose a venue.  How pretty and romantic is this setting?  We let most of the beauty come from this space, but we added simple touches like vintage wooden baskets at the entrance of the aisle with florals, and macrame planters in the space right behind the couple.  Florist Natasha Kolenko just killed it with her floral game on this one, and those macrame planters?  Her mom made them!

meganwelker-jannasean-details-46 meganwelker-jannasean-details-45 meganwelker-jannasean-details-44 meganwelker-jannasean-details-37 Here are some more florals from Natasha… Details of Janna’s bouquet, corsages and head pieces for the flower girls and Mothers and Grandmothers of the bride and groom… We also shot some pretty styled photos of the couples wedding rings…

meganwelker-jannasean-details-224 meganwelker-jannasean-details-18 meganwelker-jannasean-details-54 Next, how about the bridal party?!  Janna let each bridesmaid choose their own dress, the conditions were that they had to be long, and be in a soft pink palette.  We loved the way they turned out!  The groomsmen all wore suits from The Black Tux.

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meganwelker-jannasean-family-62 meganwelker-jannasean-bridalparty-99 meganwelker-jannasean-bridalparty-110 Can’t forget about the little people in the wedding!!  Their adorable flower girls – Edie, Leila and Camilla.  And of course, the cutest ring bearer to ever walk this earth, my little Court…

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meganwelker-jannasean-family-32 Now, on to the ceremony!!!  I’ll never forget how beautiful my sister looked, and how proud my dad was!  Janna & Sean chose to have their close friend Ryan marry them and it was perfect… He was sort of the one that set them up, and knows them both separately and as a couple. He shared the best stories and anecdotes of them – he did such a great job!

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meganwelker-jannasean-ceremony-179 Cocktail hour was fun and festive!  There were Portuguese guitarists playing in the background as a nod to our family’s heritage, while wine, beer and signature cocktails were flowing!  All of the pretty signage is by Meghann Miniello

meganwelker-jannasean-details-85 meganwelker-jannasean-details-95 meganwelker-jannasean-bridalparty-46 Here is a little bit from the bride…

We wanted to make our wedding a reflection of ourselves – all of our favorite things to enjoy with our favorite people!  We had bespoke details here and there to speak to both of us, and our personal style.  For example, Sean is a high school English teacher so we incorporated books into our escort display, and pencils as part of the tablescape.  I work in film and am a huge movie buff, so we had a projection of movie clips playing during the reception.

Here is that amazing escort display that Janna is talking about, we love love love the way this turned out!!  Everything was hand done by none other than Meghann Miniello

meganwelker-jannasean-details-104 meganwelker-jannasean-details-113 meganwelker-jannasean-details-108 This leads us to the reception… How gorgeous is this setting?!  We kept things fairly simple yet classic with little pops of color…

meganwelker-jannasean-details-196 meganwelker-jannasean-details-151 meganwelker-jannasean-details-176 meganwelker-jannasean-details-156 Each place setting had a placemat with the guest’s name written in the top corner so they would know their seat… The menu also mentioned Janna & Sean’s favor, a donation to the Alzheimer’s Foundation  – a cause that is very close to our family’s heart.

meganwelker-jannasean-details-159 meganwelker-jannasean-details-154 meganwelker-jannasean-details-192 Here is Janna & Sean’s stunning sweetheart table… Similar to the main tables but with a few more details…  The lace tablecloth belonged to my late grandmother and I used it at my sweetheart table for my wedding as well.

meganwelker-jannasean-details-132 meganwelker-jannasean-details-140 meganwelker-jannasean-details-146 meganwelker-jannasean-details-149 meganwelker-jannasean-details-135 meganwelker-jannasean-details-130 The couple made their grand entrance, and the rest of the night began with lots of delicious food from The Girl and the Fig to go with the yummy drinks!!

meganwelker-jannasean-reception-13 meganwelker-jannasean-reception-22 But first… It’s time for a selfie…

meganwelker-jannasean-reception-27 Here’s a bit more from the bride on her and her new husband’s favorite part of their day…

We loved listening and reacting to the speeches together.  My dad and sister, and his 2 younger brothers brought the house down!  All of the speeches were hilarious, yet touching, and we were both waiting with baited breath to see what they would say next.  I love all of the reaction shots Megan captured of us!  I’ll also never forget dancing with my dad.  We had practiced briefly the weekend before with varying results, but we really nailed it on the big day. The look on his face in all the pictures is priceless – we were having so much fun!

meganwelker-jannasean-reception-43 meganwelker-jannasean-reception-58 meganwelker-jannasean-reception-61 meganwelker-jannasean-reception-82 meganwelker-jannasean-reception-66 meganwelker-jannasean-reception-165 We’ll get to the dance later, but first how about a few beautiful portraits of the couple by Megan Welker…  We love when we get to see what magic the photographer creates when he or she steals our couple away during sunset!

meganwelker-jannasean-portraits-179 meganwelker-jannasean-portraits-182 meganwelker-jannasean-portraits-198 meganwelker-jannasean-portraits-203 meganwelker-jannasean-portraits-213 meganwelker-jannasean-portraits-230 And now for the dancing and the desserts!!  A little more from Janna…

Another fun personal touch was with the desserts. We had Portuguese sweets to represent my family’s roots, and it was very important to us to have an ice cream cart with Its Its – they are not only our favorite dessert ever, but a Bay Area staple and a nod to the event location and area where we both grew up.  We also were really thoughtful with the songs we chose throughout the day. More than anything we wanted our wedding to be fun and relaxing for our guests, all while enjoying everything beautiful wine country has to offer!   

Here are the delicious desserts including a beautiful cake by Sugar Studio Bay Area and the ice cream cart filled with the yummy Its Its!!

meganwelker-jannasean-details-233 meganwelker-jannasean-details-238 meganwelker-jannasean-details-247 meganwelker-jannasean-details-260 meganwelker-jannasean-details-251 meganwelker-jannasean-details-250 meganwelker-jannasean-details-258 meganwelker-jannasean-reception-326 There was an epic dance party thanks to the amazing Dart DJ’s!!!  Gotta love the couple’s first dance and the sentimental Mother/Son and Father/Daughter dances… Check out my dad busting a move below, ha!

meganwelker-jannasean-reception-187 meganwelker-jannasean-reception-222 meganwelker-jannasean-reception-250 And of course, the stylish bride busted out a hot little number by Parker to get her dance on!!!

meganwelker-jannasean-reception-435 It was truly a beautiful day and I couldn’t be happier with how it all turned out!  A big congrats again to my beautiful sister and handsome brother in law who will be celebrating their 3 month anniversary in just a few days!

xx

Jacquelyn

Here are all the vendors…

Styling/Design/Planning – Beijos Events
Photography – Megan Welker
Venue – Annadel Estate
Florist – Natasha Kolenko
Hair & Makeup – The Hair & Makeup Co
Invite/Signage – Meghann Miniello
Catering – The Girl and The Fig
Cake – Sugar Studio Bay Area
Rentals – Letter & GrainEncore Rentals, Frances Lane, & Pieces by Violet
DJ – Dart DJ

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By on June 27, 2016 in STYLED BY BEIJOS, WEDDINGS

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Summer Cocktails- Hibiscus Lemonade



OMG! It has been beyond hot here this week. I love summer days, but man oh man it is just HOT! When the heat reaches the high 90s, I know that I need something to cool me down.

We partnered up with Heritage Distilling to show you how to use their tropical vodkas and turn them into some refreshing cocktails. When looking thru their website, I was really excited about their hibiscus vodka. You don’t see that flavor very much, and it was a must that I gave it a try. I have kinda been obsessing over anything hibiscus since our Girls Day Out in Palm Springs. We went to a fun hip coffee joint called Ernest Coffee. They had this really yummy hibiscus tea. Since then, when I see anything hibiscus I grab a hold of it.

I took that idea and ran with it but with a little twist on it. Instead of tea, I used lemonade. Getting crazy over here! Lemonade is a perfect thirst quencher in the summer. Did you ever do a lemonade stand in summer? I sure did, and thinking about it… an adult lemonade stand is not a bad idea!! HA!

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This is one pretty cocktail that will have you beating the heat in no time!

Photos by Meg Perotti

Let’s get to it…

Ingredients

Hibiscus Vodka

Elderflower and Rose Lemonade (or lemonade of your choice)

Ice

Tonic Water or Sparkling Water (your choice, this is optional as I like it to add some bubbles)

Lemon

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Directions

Fill glass with ice.

Pour in 2 shots of the Hibiscus Vodka. (lessen if to strong)

Fill glass half way with the lemonade.

Just a splash of tonic or club soda, this optional.

Squeeze of lemon to give you the freshness

Stir to combine, and sip away!

Stay Cool!

xx

Abby

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By on June 24, 2016 in SUMMER COCKTAILS

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4th of July Giveaway

Cue the fireworks! Its that time again for another giveaway, and this one will have you all set for the 4th of July!

The 4th is one of our favorite holidays, patriotic pride, long nights with friends and family, cocktails + some good american food, and the best part…. sparklers + fireworks at the end of the night! Speaking of plans… Did you see our 4th of July Backyard Party? If your still looking for a fun way to host the 4th, check it out! We partnered with our favorite online marketplace, The Little Market.

We teamed up with some of our favorite vendors to have you ready in style for your 4th plans! Here is our Beijos favorite picks….

Winner will be announced at 7 PM PST on Monday July 27th.

Pictures by Meg Perotti

Here is the loot…

4th of July Giveaway

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I think for any girl, the number one question is what am I going to wear on the 4th? For us, pretty sure we have had our kids clothes figured out a month ago.  Its usually a few days before that it dawns on us that we need some red, white, and blue to wear proudly. Chaser Brand has you covered with their America 70s Font print shirt. This shirt is beyond soft and we love the open back to help keep you cool in these hot summer nights.

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Number One Beijos pick for summer… Sunnies! We have a strong love for sunnies, and the 4th is a perfect holiday to sport some fun colored ones. We are loving these Raen Flower Sunglasses in Sea Glass.

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This Cleobella Bali ID bracelet is a summer staple that everyone needs in their life. Sunshine all day!

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Adding a bit more boho touch to your 4th, go crazy with Flash Tattoos! Who doesn’t love a good temporary tattoo? We sure do! Go crazy with them, they are beyond fun. You will be the hit of the party FOR SURE! Flash Tattoos is including three sets, so you will have plenty for you and your gal pals. Remember that open back shirt…. Flash it up!

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Now no giveaway would be complete without a Gunn & Swain Blanket. We are crushing on the Lagoon, it just screams Hello 4th! It will come in handy when laying on the grass watching those fireworks light up the sky. Our favorite part of the day.

4M0A0109 Lastly, keep that beer nice and cold in the Ban.do Super Chill Watermelon Cooler. Yeah… pretty perfect huh? Watermelon and beer. Essentials for the 4th… which has us thinking… watermelon beer cocktail… oh yeah that is going to happen.

That has you pretty set if you ask us! Who is ready for the 4th?? Remember to enter our contest and follow all the vendors on Instagram!

Stay Safe!

xx

Abby

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By on June 23, 2016 in Uncategorized

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