You know that feeling when you find that perfect pair of jeans that makes you think they were tailor made just for you? Ok, well I haven't exactly found that just yet to be honest, but I'm pretty sure I know what that would feel like! It's how I feel about this amazing kids brand, Young One Apparel! Not only are the tees themselves well made, but the designs are right up our ally! They're modern, simple, inspired by music, and timeless! I can't picture them ever going out of style! I think Sarah really has a talent for creating classic designs for kids and I'm over the moon that she allowed us to share some of her new SS15 pieces on my little blog here! you HAVE to check out the other tees she has available on her website! There's several options to choose from, and though they're all different, they have such a great cohesive feel to them! Take a look below at a couple of the tees she sent us! The boys were tad stir crazy, but I managed to sneak a couple decent ones.
Now that you've gotten a couple examples of Sarah's clothing line and how we like to style it, Let's meet the lovely Sarah herself! I'm so glad she agreed to letting me ask her a few questions to share with you all. I'm a big fan of community and what's better than purchasing from a small shop? Actually getting to know that shop owner! Makes the world feel like a smaller place and you have a better idea of where your clothes came from and the knowledge that you're supporting someone's dream!
|The beautiful Sarah and her cutie Henry|
What provoked you to start a kids clothing line?
My son was around a year old and I wanted cool, modern and minimalistic clothing for him. I also wanted something that would combine my favorite music with capturing the spirit of youth.
What is your favorite thing about owning your own business?
Being able to stay home with my son is definitely my favorite part of owning a business.
How would you describe your personal style?
My personal style is very similar to Young One Apparel's aesthetic. I wear a lot of black, grey and white. Minimalism is important to me in my wardrobe; having some great essential pieces that can be styled easily. Again, much like YOA!
Who or what has inspired you the most when it comes to your business?
My Dad really helped create my passion for music growing up. Of course once I had my son, I really was inspired by him in creating fun graphics that related to his personality.
What is a big goal you have for 2015?
A big goal I have for this year is to expand our brand and reach as many people as possible.
What is something quirky or surprising about you?
I grew up with a brother who is 10 years older than me. When he was in high school, he used to listen to a lot of rap music. I soaked it all up like a sponge, and still remember the words to a lot of songs. People are always so surprised when they hear me start rapping to old rap songs!
Describe a typical day in the life of Sarah.
Every day is a bit different, but typically in the morning, I answer E-Mails while my son, Henry plays near me. Some days we have a nanny come over for a few hours and play with him while I make phone calls, put packages together, run errands or work on the computer. Other days we will go out for play dates or go to the park during the day. Most of my work gets done after he goes to bed. I typically stay up pretty late getting orders packaged, working on new designs, etc. It has definitely been a challenge adjusting to becoming a work-from-home Mom and balancing it all, but I feel very lucky to be able to do it.
I love that you know old rap songs :) My husband always makes fun of me for knowing all the words to a bunch of them. Buuut he was homeschooled, so there's that haha. I love the minimalistic style that pours our from your personal style into YOA! It's perfect and clearly resonates with many others as well! Thanks so much for sharing a bit about yourself and allowing me to put this whole thing together! Being a mom and owning a business is no easy task whatsoever!
If you aren't already following Young One Apparel on instagram (@youngoneapparel) you totally should start today! You'll be the first to hear about giveaways they're doing and sales they have going on as well as new releases! Sarah has decided to let you in on a little discount code! So, jump over to www.youngoneapparel.com and use the code LITTLESLIFE to receive 15% off your purchase!! Guarantee you'll love them! And Sarah's pretty cool too so I'm in full support of anyone supporting what she's doing :)