Authentic Brave Apparel
A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon Authentic Brave Apparel on Instagram and instantly fell in love with their simple, meaningful designs.
Authentic Brave Apparel is a Saskatoon-based apparel company, founded by husband and wife duo Scott and Kim. After encountering many of their own challenges in life, they decided to spread positive vibes through their inspiration and motivating designs. With a motto that says, “Be Courageous, Be Fearless, Be Brave”, I think their shirts are a great reminder, whether you’re going through a particularly difficult situation, or just navigating your way through this crazy world.
When Kim offered to send Liam and I shirts, I automatically went for the Be Brave design. We are very fortunate that we are not faced with any struggles (aside from dealing with that four-year-old temperament), I feel like teaching Liam to be brave enough to forge his own path in life and work towards his dreams is important.
What else is Liam wearing this winter? All the outerwear. Seriously, this winter has seen the longest cold snap in 20 years and when it’s not deathly cold, we’re up to our knees in epic snowfall. However, my little budding fashionista is still managing to stay warm and “fancy”. While I haven’t been buying him too many new clothes lately, he’s finding his staples in button-up shirts, jeans, and ties. On cold days he may even reach for the hand-knit cardigan from my mom along with the knit toques and mitts.
- Bow Tie – he has a hefty collection, most that come with collared shirts from H&M
- Rococo Mini Triangles Chambray Shirt – The Bay
- Duck Boots – The Gap – You might remember these boots from last winter. They are a favourite, comfortable and warm for Liam and so stinkin cute. I almost wish I could wear them!
- Puffer Jacket – The Gap – this was actually a hand-me-down and we love it.
While searching out the links and images for this post, I noticed that a lot of stores are getting in their spring lines already. That gives me hope that we can ditch the layers and toques, long sleeves and staticky hair and get back into cute jackets, tees and sneakers!
What are your winter clothing essentials?