Journal

The Magic of Heirlooms
One of my favorite quirks about the South is the emphasis on material items being passed down from generation to generation. Furniture, Christening gowns, china and silver, or quilts, the list of possible inherited items is truly endless.  In order...
Baybala in India
When it came to nailing the heirloom- worthy fabrics and details for Baybala, a small group of family-run factories near Delhi in India proved the right match. 
Baking with Little Babes

Magically messy, AMIRIGHT? We have a nice little hack for letting your littles use the glitter and eat it, too, without making you lose your mind. 😉

Packing for a Family Road Trip 101
As parents of littles we’ve all experienced the drama of packing (and unpacking) for family trips. And as this year’s holiday travel season begins, we turned to an expert, Clara Schoen of @thehomeorhanized to show us a few of her favorite...
Field Trip // Volume 5
For Fall 2022, Baybala’s Katie Gaston looked to a small-scale European floral to inform her collection for ladies and littles. “The key is allowing myself the time and space to daydream, which is extremely difficult at this point in our...
Blue Notes / Volume 4 2022
Timeless blue. The happiest neutral. And the ultimate lens to see summer through. Our Floral Blues print is the star here, as are classic touches like contrast stitching, breezy fabrics like cotton voile, and the occasional pop of primary panache: red!  ...
Blue Notes
Calm. Serene. Tranquil. All words that come to mind when I see the color blue.  For so many, including myself, blue is the favorite color. It is easy, breezy and plays well with others. What’s not to like?   And...
Southern Comforts
A collection inspired by days spent soaking up the golden light that only spring brings. Look for embroidery, smocking, and eyelet that stand up to day after day of play. "A happy little grouping that grounds itself in classic, easy...
Springtime Sweets: Cupcakes with Edible Flowers
We’re big believers in seasonal celebrations that double as learning and bonding moments here at Baybala—even better when said traditions involve something edible! To herald in springtime Laurel Gallucci of Sweet Laurel Bakery shared an annual ritual at her house...
Laundry vs. the Littles: Timeless Tips From the Laundress
In our opinion there’s no better expert in all of fashion when it comes to laundry than Lindsey Boyd, co-founder of the Laundress. We swear by the brand’s Crease Release to keep Baybala collars from curling and pintucks looking perky....
Going Green
If there is a color for spring, green is it. Between the bursting buds of the outdoors to the luck of the Irish and Saint Paddy’s Day, everything–and we mean everything– is going green.  Green also happens to be, along...
Halcyon Days
A flutter sleeve. Delicate lace. A scallop. A check. These are the details that signal fresh optimism and the sun peeking back out. Think of the collection as the perfect uniform to herald in brighter afternoons.   The delicate details...
A 2022 Closet Refresh
I feel like my family is finally hitting our 2022 stride, and at our house, a new year means new projects—tasks aimed at clearing the clutter and starting the year fresh. This year, my daughter’s closet is the first item...
Edible Gifting: Hot Chocolate
The holiday countdown is on and thankfully Laurel Gallucci of Sweet Laurel Bakery has a quick, easy idea for last-minute gifting: homemade hot chocolate mix. Gallucci’s take on the idea is both healthful and helpful, too, since it doubles as an activity to do with children. Her recipe and tips follow below. Merry, merry!
Trade Secrets: MA Allen
Sophisticated. Comprehensive. Luxe. These are just a few descriptors that come to mind when presented with Raleigh based interior designer MA Allen's work.  As president and lead designer of her eponymous interiors firm, the spaces she and her team create...
Home Grown :: Neha Ruch
Neha Ruch’s online community, Mother Untitled, came onto my radar through Instagram earlier this year. I discovered the beautiful resource she has built for “ambitious women leaning into family life” and immediately dove into the varied profiles and great wisdom...
Into the Woods :: Fall 2021
Inspired by old fashioned fairytales and storybook illustrations Baybala’s Fall 2021 Collection leans into whimsical delights while staying true to our passions of thoughtful design, easy-to-wear silhouettes and heirloom quality details. Two new seasonal prints - Wildflower and Woodlands -...
Afternoon Digs

As Audrey Hepburn famously worded it, “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” And what is 2021 if not a year of hoping and believing in tomorrow? 

Check out our round-up here of must-haves and very-much-would-like-to-haves for your afternoon dig in the dirt as well as our favorite Baybala picks for the getting dirty-wash-repeat of the summer days ahead.

Meadow Print
Our Meadow print is a quintessential floral, in a color palette designed to be a year round wardrobe mainstay. For women and girls, this easy-to-style print is ideal for ushering in warmer weather and has a timeless feel, giving it staying power year after year. 
Florals

Timeless, feminine, pure.

When I think of how I’d like to dress my daughters, these descriptors consistently linger top of mind. 

Trade Secrets: Mary Catherine Brownfield
Not only is Mary Catherine Brownfield an Atlanta based lifestyle photographer specializing in families, fashion and professional portraits, but she is also a mama to two year old, Cate. We loved catching up with Mary Catherine and picking her brain on how to snap the perfect holiday family photo.