Every month we pick our fav Mini Dreamers shoppers, celebrate them, and get their style tips and parenting wisdom. Check out our featured customer for August.
This month we are featuring the lovely Samantha Cutler, from Pacific Palisades, mother of three-year-old Gia and seven-year-old Shia.
The Cutlers cutely color-coordinating at a Petite n’ Pretty party.
Samantha’s personal style is more athleisure – leggings and a t-shirt or a button-down shirt with some tennis shoes. She loves to mix and match different prints and colors.
Her son, Shia, tends to wear black, white and blue colored clothing that is on the simpler side. He doesn’t like a ton of prints and logos. He wears a lot of Nununu, Munster, and Joah Love. He also recently has gotten into shoes – especially Jordans! For only being seven, Samantha says he has a very dry and witty sense of humor, along with big dreams!
Shia is wearing a black trendy star shirt, Loud Apparel shorts, and Adidas sneakers.
Here are some similar picks to Shia’s cool and minimalist style:
Gia’s style is extremely feminine, and she only wants to wear pink. She literally re-named herself from Gia Green to Gia Pink! She also loves shorts and rompers. She loves Lauren Moshi, Flowers by Zoe and Billieblush. She will often mix her very girlie outfits with tennis shoes – like high top Vans or Nike Jordans. She tends to do this because they’re comfortable.
Gia is posing in a pretty and pink dress, similar to Louise Misha’s Reka Dress
Here are some Pretty in Pink looks inspired by Gia’s style:
Samantha’s favorite children’s clothing brand is Munster. She explains, “they really do a great job at making unique patterns, comfortable, and chic clothing that both of my kids enjoy wearing!” She also loves their soft jean pants with the elastic waist, hailing them as “genius!” Her son “only wears those when he needs to ‘dress up’ but he enjoys wearing those particular pants because they are comfortable to wear.”
Here are some of Munster’s super comfortable elastic waist shorts, pants, and leggings:
When we asked her why she likes to shop with us, she exclaims, “I love to shop on Mini Dreamers because you have the most amazing selection of clothing for both of my children. I also am a full-time working Mom, and I do not have time to pick outfits out in the morning before school. Mini Dreamers always carries matching pants/tops, and full outfits. I find that a lot of local stores in LA will only carry ‘one piece’ from a collection and it forces me to fix and match with multiple brands – which is a major pet peeve of mine”.
We’re so happy we could make your life a little easier, Samantha!
In terms of parenting, Samantha’s one piece of parenting advice is to, “cherish the moment” this is important because “so many Moms and Dads [are] on their phones, and not engaged with their children”. She’s now seeing first hand “how fast children grow up”, like everyone says. “Shia is already going into second grade,” she says in disbelief and that, “it seriously seems like only yesterday he was going into pre-school”.
We totally agree! It’s so important to appreciate these moments with your children and make time for your kids and for long-lasting memories together.
While being a full-time mom, Samantha is also the founder of Petite ‘n Pretty.
Petite ‘n Pretty is a new beauty category on a mission to empower young creatives to explore, express and embrace their individuality with products developed just for them. With proven-safe and age-appropriate lip gloss, glitter, eyeshadows and applicators for growing features, the brand inspires the next gen to redefine pretty as a feeling inside us all and proves that big imaginations should never be underestimated. Petite ‘n Pretty is here to make everyone’s first (and forever) beauty experience a positive one because when it comes to pretty, there’s no wrong way to let it shine.
Thank you, Samantha and the Cutlers, for being loyal Mini Dreamers shoppers and for all the inspiration from your style and parenting tips to your creative business endeavors! :))