7.12.2011

review & giveaway: bouji & nouna

Though I rely on basics from Old Navy, Baby Gap and local consignment stores for the bulk of Toddler S' clothing, my favorite guilty pleasure and not-so-secret past-time is searching for unique items to mix in with those basics. I could easily while away the hours on Etsy -- or any number of boutique websites -- looking at toddler clothing. What can I say, I'm a total girl (which makes being a mama of 1 girl -- almost 2 -- that much more fabulous).

I was recently introduced to the children's line bouji & nouna, which is based in Israel. Like many small businesses, Amber Elgarisi (owner and mama of 2) originally began creating products for her children as a hobby. Additionally, she was tired of perusing poor quality yet expensive children's clothes and accessories. We've all been there, right?

A mere four years later, bouji & nouna has grown into a full-fledged business, thanks to Amber's love of vintage design and bold, mid-century colors. Amber and team dream up and create everything from clothes and crib bedding to dolls and poufs. The complete line is available via their Etsy store (see here). I am loving this vibrant Gaga dolls crib set, and how cute would this Peter Pan pouf be in a nursery?

Check out my Big Apple babe rockin' a bouji & nouna dress as she cools off in Washington Square Park (Husband eye candy free of charge).

 
The 100% cotton a-line dress (see a close up here) has an elastic neckline and fluttery sleeves, making it A) easy to put on a wiggling toddler and B) totally adorable. I love the design, too, which features tiny birds set against a purple circular pattern. Never would I have thought to put yellow and purple together in that way, but it totally works -- and the red heart is just icing on the cake! Another neat thing about this style is that we'll have it for years to come -- because it's roomy through the middle, Toddler S can eventually wear it as a tunic and shirt as she grows.


So here's the fun part. Amber from bouji & nouna is kindly offering a giveaway on Baby Meets City! You can enter to win the dress above (in size of your choice) in 3 easy ways:

1) Sign up as a follower of Baby Meets City via Google Friend Connect, and leave a comment here telling me you did (if you're already a follower, just let me know with a comment).

2) "Like" bouji & nouna's Facebook page and leave a comment letting me know you did.

3) "Like" Baby Meets City's Facebook page and leave a comment letting me know you did.

In one of your comments, please leave an email address so that I'll be able to contact you if you're the lucky winner!  This contest is open to international residents as well as the good ol' USA. I will be selecting a winner via Random.org a week from today, on July 19th at 3pm EST. 

Good luck!

bouji & nouna graciously sent me a dress for this review and i am so happy to have made the discovery of their site!

24 comments:

meggriggs said...

so cute! i clicked over here to discover your blog through your comment on the SITS shabby apple dress giveaway. i'm not sure what google friend connect is... but i just might have to figure it out!

i did add you to my bloglovin' feed - so i'll be keeping track of you over there! love your blog design. so. darn. cute.

meggriggs said...

oh and i just "liked" bounji nouna's fb page!

meggriggs said...

and i just *liked* your fb page!

KMStrange said...

I like bouji and nouna on FB @kristrange on Twitter

KMStrange said...

I like Baby Meets City on Facebook @kristrange on Twitter

Nicole said...

Very cute! My daughter would love these. She's very much into dresses =)

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* I live Baby Meets City on Facebook

Nicole A. said...

* I live bouji and nouna on FB

contact {at} chiccheapnursery {dot} com

Angelene said...

I follow on gfc

Angie
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Angelene said...

I like bouji & nouna on fb

Angie
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Angelene said...

I like you on fb

Angie
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Harper said...

Nice piece of eye candy too!

bouji and nouna Contemporary baby Beddind |Decor| Toys said...

Thank you Ellen for this review! We're so glade your sweet girl and yourself love our RED HEART dress! Good luck everyone!

Unique as a baby
bouji & nouna

Amanda said...

I like baby meets city on facebook! demandablue at hotmail

Kerri said...

I follow you on GFC :)

Kerri said...

I like you on Facebook

Kerri said...

I like Bouji and nouna on Facebook too

edgesmama said...

i became a follower with gfc as edgesmama!
edgesmama@yahoo.com

edgesmama said...

i liked bouji and nouna on fb
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edgesmama said...

i like babay meets city on fb
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The Mama Llama said...

I like both your blog, and your facebook page. Absolutely love the dress...super cute fabric patterns. melissavickers2010@yahoo.com

deanna said...

new GFC
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deanna said...

like bouji & nouna on FB as deanna time
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deanna said...

like you on FB as deanna time
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Gianna said...

Now following GFC (Gianna).
My email is in my profile.

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