Thursday, October 9, 2014

Meet Jayme // Kate&jAMES

Jayme and Katie are the creative minds behind a shop that I'm sure you've heard of by now, Kate&jAMES! It's like they got in our heads and made tees that were exactly what we wanted for our kids, but didn't even know it! They sent my boys a couple tees and they're really so perfect! First of all they are super soft American Apparel tees so you KNOW the quality and comfort are there. Second, the designs are simple, yet playful, and witty. Straight and to the point cute! Not only that, but these ladies are so so great. I had the pleasure of chatting with Jayme and getting to know her and really guys, it's just icing on the cake when you feel like you're talking to a friend. Jayme has been awesome and it's so clear that both of these ladies have a real passion for creating a building a business that stands on its own and that brings kids something unique and fitting. Something that plays off of their personalities and highlights the best parts of being a kid! That's what I love about their designs. These ladies make it look easy, and we all know that it couldn't be more the opposite! Take a look at the tees we like to sport from Kate&jAMES!


yup... steeling mommy's coffee


"You're pretty much my favorite of all time in the history of ever"


moccs from Faas Design


my kinda time ;)


my little shredder "on beach time" // I love the pop of colors







There's way more to see on their website so make sure you check that out (scroll down to see the discount code), BUT FIRST... please meet the lovely Jayme from Kate&jAMES! She has great goals and aspirations and shares a little advice for anyone considering taking the plunge into being a business owner!


could they be any cuter? The lovely Jayme and Katie (left to right)!

 Where did the name, Kate&jAMES come from? 

We came up with Kate&jAMES after racking our brains for days about what to call our brand. Turns out our first name nicknames for each other seemed to fit perfectly. I call Katie, Kate, and I'm Jayme, and Katie calls me James. So Kate&James. :)


What inspired you to start your own business? 

We were inspired to start Kate&jAMES out of the love for design and our babes. We wanted to create something fresh, creative and that would work for all kids. 


What is something on your bucket list that you're dying to check off? 

theres a few mommas/lil babes out there that we would eventually love to collaborate with. fingers crossed!


How would you describe your own style? 

Simple. 


What does a typical day look like for you? 

Right now, Katie and I both work "other" jobs so we are usually either at work or working on K&J or enjoying time with our families! Right now it's been pretty crazy trying to juggle everything and the growth of K&J but things are looking incredibly positive for us, so hopefully we can focus on just K&J in the near future. 


What advice would you give to someone considering taking the jump and starting their own business? 

Go Slow, Start Small, and stick to your gut in regards to your designs. Keep it authentic to what your brand stands for and go for it!!!


What is something super quirky/unexpected about you? 

Kate and I have known each other for over 20 years. :)


Thanks so much for sharing Jayme! It's been a pleasure getting to know you and representing such a kid centered brand! I love your advice to "stick to your gut" when starting your own company! It's all a part of being authentic and I think people can sense that when they are browsing a website/IG. I wish you and Katie all the best of luck, though you don't need it because clearly you guys are doing fab!! Thanks for allowing me to represent your brand and spread the good word a little. We are all about shopping local and supporting small businesses! Making this big world a little smaller is one of my very favorite things!

Go visit  www.kateandjames.bigcartel.com and use the code THELITTLESLIFE for 15% off of your purchase!! That's right, the prices are already affordable and now they are a steal!! You have two weeks to use the code (good 'till 10/23), but don't wait till they're out of what you want! Happy shopping and Friday EVE :)

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