Decatur IL Mom Trends

DILMMomTrends

Many people say that Decatur’s shopping is not “that great”.  But I have news for you, almost ALL the latest trends for moms and their families are available in our city!  Here is a our roundup of all things you see on Pinterest and magazines that are available locally!

 


1. MOM-FRIENDLY, WON'T BREAK THE BANK, STYLISH CLOTHING
HelloDollyLogohellodollyimageKimonos, dresses, and all the latest trends can be found at a local online store called Hello Dolly. They have new releases EVERY MONDAY! They hold in home trunk shows, online shopping, and you can even find pieces at the Perfect Pair in Warrensburg!

Rachel from Hello Dolly gave us this top styling advice when we asked to feature her store for our post: Kimonos are one of spring and Summer’s hottest trends. They can literally be worn so many ways and with all body types. They look perfect simply layered over a tank or tee and a pair of denim. For a really boho look they can be worn with denim shorts. Layering over a crop top or swimsuit is always an option too!!! One of our favorite ways is adding it to your favorite fitted t shirt or tank dress! Long or short! There is really no way to go wrong! The best part is they are usually super colorful and can add a lot of life to a simple outfit, very quickly and easily. Perfect for any shape or size!!!

2. PERSONALIZED, CATCH-PHRASE SHIRTS AND MOM & ME SHIRTS

Petals logopetalsimageAll can be created at Petals!

I have had many shirts that I have seen on Instagram and Etsy made locally at our very own Petals!  They specialize in personalizing an array of different items for all occasions.

3. TRENDY GIFTS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Giggles LogogigglesimagesFairy Doors, Blankie Tails, Specialized Swim Goggles, Funny Socks.  The list could go on and on… and on!  Check out Giggles for all your fun gift needs!
4. ANTIQUE SIGNS, SHIPLAP (FOR ALL YOU JOANNA GAINES FANS!), OLD DOORS...
The Perfect Pair LogoperfectpairimagesBasically everything on your “Home Design” Pinterest board can be found at The Perfect Pair Antiques and Salon.
5. FAIRY GARDENS

Cedar Lake Garden logocedarlakeimagesIf you haven’t heard of Fairy Gardens yet…. you may not have a little girl or a Pinterest account!  It took me weeks to find Fairy Garden items… so I’ll let you in on the secret…. Cedar Lake Garden and Gifts!!  Their gift shop is adorable.  And they also carry Milk Paint!!
6. CREATE YOUR OWN BURRITO
12794628_188505938186398_96280692002858101_nThink Chipolte and Qdoba, mixed with our very own Paco’s flair!  We CANNOT WAIT for Solsa to open!!!  Rumor has it will be opening early June 2016!!
7. HEAD WRAPS AND BOWS
Rae of Sunshine logoraeofsunshineimagesRae of Sunshine has everything you are looking for with head wraps and bows, and they are so reasonably prices! Another local mom, making an awesome business!
8. LOCAL SOURCED MEAT AND FRESH PRODUCE
farmersmarketimagesDuring the summer we have great farmers markets all over our area!  Plus small vendors on the side of the road. Ahhh the taste of summer!!

Saturday Produce Market

Mt. Zion Farmers Market

Maddox Sweet Corn Farm

9. BABYWEARING
The Cozy Kangaroo logocozykangarooimagesThe Cozy Kangaroo carries Tulas, Happy Wrap, Mei Tei, and more! From stretch wraps, woven wraps, to ring slings and water slings. She has it all!

Plus she also has Amber jewelry and classes!

10. CRAFT BEER
The desire for craft beer is on the rise everywhere.  We have two great locations for local and regional craft beer! Decatur Brew Works and Donnie’s Homespun Pizza.  Decatur Brew Works is also Brewing their own beer.  They are both great night spots, and you need to find a babysitter to go enjoy a night out!beerimages
12. PHOTOS DURING LABOR/CHILD BIRTH
A Birth Story logoabirthstoryimagesA Birth Story in Photography takes AMAZING pictures of this miraculous time.
13. ESSENTIAL OILS
Essential Oils are EVERYWHERE!  Mari-Mann Herbs and Country Nutrition both carry a variety of oils and there are other brands that have representatives around town.essentialoilsimage

Updated 4/20/16