Sunday, March 23, 2014

Meet Makel // Finomenon Kids

There's this really rad kids' clothing company that I fell in love with on the spot! Mostly because the shirts are on point with style, design, comfort, and witty sayings. But it was also because Makel (who's the founder/owner) happens to be a super cool chick and has a very obvious passion and eye for styling little ones. She's super creative... def the artistic type, but also queen of multitasking! no shock there. She works hard during the day to be a mommy and run a business, and then in the evenings she's teaching dance at a studio. She's so down to earth,sweet, and one of those people you just want to hang out with so you can feel cooler than you currently are. So, basically all that just makes the great clothes even better :) If you haven't checked out her website yet, you most definitely should (more info below)! I'm going to show you some great items that we have of hers, but trust me when I say there is so much more great items on her site than I have to show you! Lets start with our newest fav!

"make them girls go loco"

party's here!

"royal highness" tees | the perfect staple

cozy triangle fleece pullover

Clearly we love her stuff :) Right now her shop is closed until Friday the 28th. BUT there will be some really great items in her shop that are going to go FAST! So mark your calendars for Friday!! Also make sure that you are following her on Instagram (@finomenonkids) so you are the first to know about sales and giveaways from her! And if you are following me as well (@thelittleslife) there may be a special little treat waiting for you on friday! Anyways, let me introduce you to Makel and her adorable little crew!!

Is there meaning behind the name, Finomenon Kids?
My son's name is Finley and we call him Fin. I knew I wanted to include him in my business name because Finomeon was initially inspired by him.

How did Finomenon Kids come about?
When I was pregnant with Fin, cool boy clothes were hard to come by. Once Fin was born and I started nursing, I'd fill up that time browsing Instagram. I found all these inspirational mommas who started making/selling handmade items so they could work at home at be with their kids. I knew once we moved far away from home for dental school I'd have to leave my job of teaching dance behind. I had always wanted my own clothing label but I always thought I'd be selling dance apparel. Little did I know, your passions change after having children and my new passion is my family. So mix family with fashion and you have: baby clothes :)

What's your biggest goal this year?
My biggest goal for this year is really just to get my name/brand out there. I want to be able to stock my shop with something for everybody! I have all these great ideas up my sleeve but I'm still just trying to build it up so that when I am done teaching, Finomenon can sustain our little family through four years of dental school. 

If you could have any super power what would it be?
If I could have any super power it would definitely be to freeze time. I'm a pretty busy momma with Finomenon and teaching dance right now. I'd love to freeze time so I can do things like take my family to the zoo, go to the museum, and a little sleep would be nice too ;)

How would you describe your personal style?
My personal style I would describe as comfy with a little edge. Street chic is a good word... yeah I like that. Most days you find me in leggings, baggy tees, plaid, and converse. I LOVE shopping in the mens section. However, I equally love skirts and dresses and they are usually black. 

What's a typical day in the life of Makel?
Typical day in my life starts early with my tiny early bird. If I don't jump out of bed Fin helps himself to cheerios in the pantry and brings them to my bedside. Ha mind he's only 16 months, independent child of mine. So I get up make breakfast and Fin and I watch cartoons (some favorites: Mickey Mouse, Jake and Neverland Pirates, Turtles Tale and Brother Bear, Mom prefers Grey's Anatomy, Vampire Diaries, and Prison Break). Then I try to do some housework, blah. When Fin goes down for his nap I whip out my orders and try to catch up on emails. Days when dad is home we exercise in the living room. Dad's a major health guru, runs marathons and stuff, I couldn't run 5 miles if I tried. After lunch I pack up Fin to go to grandmas while I go to teach dance. I teach Mon-Thursday 4-9 pm. Teaching dance is the best but so so exhausting. Yes, my life sounds pretty boring, when we move to vegas I hope to use that teaching time for laying by the pool. Doesn't that sound nice? ;)

What's something most people wouldn't guess about you?
People don't guess that I actually never stop talking. I'm very shy and reserved when meeting new people and I HATE any attention on myself. Weird because I grew up dancing on stage haha but the stage never bothered me. Mainly just speaking in public that I'm just awful at and almost always make a fool of myself. But I actually love meeting new friends once I get past my awkwardness. 
Also something most people don't know about me is that I was adopted. I have so blessed with the life I was given and I hope to adopt one day because I'm a huge supporter of the wonderful things that come from adoption. 

Thanks so much for sharing Makel! Love the Finomenon was named after your son! Freezing time would be great! Also laying by the pool sounds fabulous haha. Seriously wish you all the blessings as you and your family go through growing, changing, and new adventures!! I know you will do great! For everyone that has marked their calendars to visit her website...!! cannot wait for you to see all that Makel has put her heart and soul into!!

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