We Love MiniMoc


You all know my love for handmade shops, and today I’m bringing you another great one to check out. Meet Minimoc, an ethically sourced, handmade moc company out of Vancouver. I met Amanda after seeing her mocs featured on a fellow bloggers Instagram account, and first fell in love with the color range she offered. I looked into minimoc and was so impressed with her story, and the obvious care she put into her mocs, and knew I had to try them out myself.

I chose the Robin’s Egg suede mocs in size 1 (they are teeny tiny and ADORABLE) for Harper’s first pair of mocs. I knew when the box arrived that they were going to be amazing because the packaging was so nice, and I was oh-so-right. They are velvety soft, a beautiful sea blue color, and incredibly high quality.

minimoc2 All of the Minimoc moccasins feature a micro-suede sole for non-slip indoor and dry weather outdoor footwear. The sole is spongy, and soft, and is great for early walkers learning balance.

minimoc8 Every moccasin has an elastic opening which makes putting them on/off easy for young toddlers who must do everything themselves. (I know all about that!) The elastic opening also prevents the mocs from slipping off even the squirmiest of feet.

minimoc9 Aren’t they darling? Harper will be coming home from the hospital in these beauties. ;-) Here’s some fun outfit inspiration featuring Minimoc’s…

minimoc4 Sweater: H&M // Bloomers: J Crew // Purse: Target

minimoc3 Onesie: Target

minimoc7 Sweater: H&M // Lemons Shirt: Kate & James Shop // Bloomers: J Crew // Spotted Fabric: Caitlin Wilson Textiles

Amanda currently offers 22 colors of moccasins (I’ve got my eye on ‘Piglet’), as well as leather bows, bowties, and apparel. Her moccasins are competitively priced, and you can buy with the confidence that she is sourcing from reputable tanneries with fairly treated employees.

XO – Samantha

Summer to Fall – 1 Dress, 5 Outfits


I know, I know, it’s Monday….again…but I’ve got a little something fun to perk you up!

With all this beautiful fall weather upon us, I thought it might be fun to show you a few outfit ideas for warming up a summer staple. I used a simple white dress, which could easily be replaced for the notorious little-black-dress that we all own and love. I added layers to create a cooler-weather appropriate look. If you don’t live in a warmer climate, like I do, you could also add some tights, cute frilly socks peaking out of your boots, a knit hat, and of course a jacket.

Pinterest Fall Outfits

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The details:


Shoes: Kohls, no longer available. Here are great alternatives.

Nude Patent Leather Clutch – Michael Kors, no longer available. Here’s an even cuter one.

Belt came with a Lauren Conrad dress from Kohls


Necklace – Charming Charlies (in-store)

blue sweater

Blue Sweater – Banana Republic

Necklace & Earrings – Charming Charlies (in-store)


Green Sweater - Banana Republic

Tassel Necklace – Charming Charlies (in-store)

Gold Glitter flats – Target


Wedges – Similar

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Here are a few fun outtakes. :-)

DSC_0687 Seriously, this little girl is the best thing in the world. We go to our local farmers market every Sunday, and she gets her face painted. She was a flower princess this time. :-)


Camryn says “Hands on hips, Mom”


Hope you guys are feeling inspired, and as excited about this cooler weather as I am! If any of you give one of these looks a try, tweet me or instagram me using the hashtag #playdatesandpearls!


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