Dope kids must be the by-product of dope mommas and daddys, right? Of course they are! And who would be better at bragging about us Cool Parents than our Cool Kids? No one! So, when we saw the line-up of tees by Ozzie + Olive we knew it was worth the share!
Ozzie + Olive, founded by #BOSSMOM Kathryn Chizuko and inspired by her adorable babe King, is Home and Originator of the MYMOMMYISDOPE & MYDADDYISDOPE Tees, CAMOCARGO HAREMS, and TheToddlerTote!
This brand is filled with more than tops with cute quotes. It's filled with love and a little one-of-a-kindness. All pants & totes are handmade, by Kat, in her (smoke/pet free) home from recycled clothing, so no two pants or totes are identical & THAT is the best part!
q & A with kat
Name: Kathryn Chizuko
Hometown: Initially the East Coast but raised in "The Bay"
Number of Child(ren): 1 amazing little human named King.
What is it you do that puts the work in "Yeah, she working" ?: I'm licensed in cosmetology (which i still LOVE) but my passion changed to making toddler clothing at the beginning of 2013. Random I know! BUT it's truly a perfect fit because I absolutely love dressing my little one!
When did you recognize your talent and realized it was something to pursue?: Honestly, I've always loved hair, the idea of working for myself & making my own hours. Both, doing hair & making clothes allow me that freedom. I've always loved to dress my son. Often I was/am reminded "Kat! He's not your doll! LOL. Let him wear whatever! he can look however"...but I just think that our children are a direct representation of ourselves, and if I'm not going to just wear "whatever" and go out looking "however", he isn't either, hahaha! Don't get me wrong! I love to thrift and upcycle clothing. We definitely don't need name brand EVERYTHING in my home, but we do have our own sense of style & will always be presentably dressed.
How do you work it?: At one point all my business was ran via IG (AWESOME!!!! BUT so time consuming!) Designing tees & making pants for my babe to wear is so fun! I have all these ideas in my head of how I want him to dress and now I can stop searching and just create it myself! Its so rewarding to see that other moms love our style too! I love seeing O+O photos circulating through IG. Honestly the best part of my 'work' day! I'm ALWAYS thinking & brainstorming ideas to innovate. I take pride in taking something old and making it new again; revamping it into a one of a kind piece." The Same is LAME." - Yes, I love Pharrell!
Kat and king, the faces and hearts behind ozzie + olive
Your favorite quote: "Find yourself, and be that!"
A Perfect Sunday?: I'm not a 'real' football fan, but Sundays are spent watching football with my 3 year old. He puts on his jersey and helmet and we play tackle football in the living room while watching all of the NFL football games.
I feel inspired the most when...: I see photos of home renovations and dope interior decorations because it gives me something to strive towards. I'm an HGTV buff for sure!
A little PIECE of advice you'd like to give...: I'd say...it's important to remember that if you are unhappy in the career field you are in, it's never too late to start working towards another. Even if it takes you years to accomplish. Because years from now you will be doing what you love. And THAT is living! For me, it was 'making a living by punching my own clock'. Don't forget that investing in yourself is the most important investment that you will ever make. I'm still investing... :)
product highlight: The toddler tote
If there was ever a more perfect product for your babe (and we're crossing our fingers for the adult version to be coming soon), it has to be TheToddlerTote! It's the perfect size for toddlers and big enough to carry books, toys or anything else your kids would rather you carry. There's a place inside to personalize it with your babe's name on it and side pockets for extra cargo space.
This one-of-a-kind (you're never too young to own a one-of-one) is made from recycled clothing and is exclusively form O + O. It comes in two sizes: TheToddlerTote 2yrs+ and The OnTheGo Tote 6yrs+ with almost double the cargo space!
Priced at only $65-85 makes this a must have, not to mention a quick seller! The restocks sell out so fast, so it's a good idea to check often and buy quickly! Custom order is also available by contacting Ozzie + Olive.
the line up. what to get at ozzie + olive.
Just a few things we love about O + O. Original designs, great quality and amazing prices.