After a flurry of weddings this year, I’m preparing myself for what inevitably comes next: baby showers. I’m scouting baby and children’s lines for cute, modern clothes that I know my dear friends and their offspring will adore. Right now, I’m totally enchanted by lemonbean.
Founded by Ilana Kotin and Fanshen Thompson, lemonbean is a retro and stylish line of children’s clothing. Ilana and Fanshen were next door neighbors, who shared a love of vintage-inspired designs. They also both had daughters, who were only weeks apart in age. Working with vintage-inspired 100% cotton fabrics, unique large buttons and ric-rac trim, they experimented and produced their signature sets. “We were excited to use multiple fabrics that complement one another for each piece because it enables us to use more of the so many beautiful fabrics that we have found,” says Fanshen. “And we thought that a set comprised of a dress and pants would be versatile, allowing the pieces to be worn together as a light summer outfit, or with a long-sleeve shirt underneath the dress. Or they could be worn as separates.”
For only $68, this is a fantastic value because it really contains pieces that can be worn year-round – alone or layered. The Fig and Clementine sets are bestsellers, but I actually prefer the Persimmon set (Ilana’s fave!). The print is so striking and playful, that your mama friends will be sure to get complements when her children wear these pieces – for both her impeccable taste and her adorable children. Additionally, lemonbean offers single pants ($24) and dresses ($49). Being a girl, I favor the dresses naturally. “We loved the idea of a simple bell-shaped dress, which is also a vintage design that was inspired by dresses we wore as children.” I personally want the Lemon dress, which is so cheery and bright that I just smile looking at it!
Overall, these are just really fun playclothes that any modern mom would love, so check it out at www.lemonbean.com!