Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wednesday, October 28

Tomorrow is my 21st birthday, so this picture may have to tide you over for a little while ;)

This is Riley's friend, TG and Riley after a lunch date. It's not often that I have the honor of posting a picture of two adorably dressed little Gap girls! :)

Riley is wearing her Abbey Road shift mini dress, for the last time because it is officially TOO short. But I love it, so I am happy I squeezed one last wear out of it. Today we paired with the usual matching knee socks from Baby Gap and shoes from Target but added a military style jacket from the same line that I picked up on sale for $9.99 a couple weeks ago. It adds a entire new level to the outfit and makes it weather appropriate, since the short sleeves of this dress no longer are. The polka dot purple piggie bows are from the lovely Sara :)

....PS-- that's day two of a smiling Riley picture. Beware the icicles that may rise up from below tonight, because I think hell just froze over. ;)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tuesday, October 27

Another example of my "Wow Piece" Theory of dressolution. Burberry skirt with knee socks, shirt and shoes from Target. Accessorized correctly, this outfit is a knockout.

Monday, October 26

Yes, you have seen this dress before. No, it didn't magically grow through the years with Riley-- though I wish it would since it costs a pretty penny to hunt down! It's my beloved Matilda Jane brownie lap dress, and it IS my favorite. I have found the sizing of it a bit odd though, the 2 was a baby doll on her and the 4 bags-- MJ, please consider "odd" sizes-- PLEASE?!? :)

We tried rolling her hair to see if the hot mess could be maintained.

It could not.

I guess it's a blessing that she finally has hair to deal with, after two years of bow bands. :)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sunday, October 26th

Picture is not from today, because I barely saw Riley today. For the few hours that she was dressed she was wearing her Gymboree Wild One ensemble with the matching marabou headband from loveable creations on etsy. Totally adorable, and perfect for miss sassypants! Sadly, her zebra stripe jeans have seen their last days and I am now on the hunt for comfy zebra pants to stretch the life of this outfit. Leave any tips you may have via comments ;)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Saturday, October 24

You know it's one of those days when this is the best fashion blog picture I could get. Today was full of toddler drama over Strawberry Shortcake. Apparently, watching SS 5 times in a row just isn't enough. Then, she wanted to take this outfit off and wear her Strawberry shortcake shirt.

She doesn't own one. I think I opened up a can of worms when I bought her that Hello Kitty shirt.

I forced her into Baby Gap Chelsea line today from head to toe. The bow is from our bow frienemy Pink Hippo. Love their bows, but hate the price gouging. Fortunately, there are so many other bow makers out there that have fabulous bows at reasonable prices-- but I bought a ton from PH when I was young(er) and naive, new Mom shopaholic syndrom I suppose!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday, October 23rd

Today was another stay at home and clean day, we've been having a lot of those lately. The weather has been awful and I'm trying to save money. Ha.

Another Hello Kitty junk food tee from Gap today, thanks so much to Debbie who was so sweet to give it to Riley as a Halloween goodie. She is too sweet to us, and Riley loves her HK tee dearly :) Paired with bows from the lovely Sara, and her new (size 4t! :eek:) boyfriend jeans from Gap. Girlfriend is growing like a weed lately, it's getting hard to keep up! She was in a playful, lovey mood today-- even semi cooperated with having her picture taken!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Thursday, October 22

I love rain, but I HATE my pictures sucking from the terrible dark weather and bad lighting of my living room. No, I'm not an amazing photographer, but I'm pretty decent in natural light and this light is killing me. Guess I better get accustomed to using my darn flash.

This set is a favorite, but sadly the skirt and collared shirt are making a last appearance. The headband is from LittleBeautyBoutique on etsy, The shirts are from Crewcuts, the skirt and boots from Baby Gap. :) No, the skirt isn't insanely short, it's just scrunched up from Riley removing it and "fixing" it herself.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wednesday, October 21st

I caved. I bought Riley every one of the Hello Kitty Junk Food tees from Baby Gap. (Except one that was a gift from our lovely friend Debbie :)) I HATE character clothing. LOATHE it. But ....she loves Hello Kitty, I love Baby Gap....a toddler match made in clothing heaven? Riley does tend to get what she wants! This is the perfect comfy combination for a day of playing, reading and cleaning with Mommy at home. The bow ($1.99) and pants ($16.75) are from Gymboree and the pinks are a perfect match to the sleeves on the Hello Kitty tee.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tuesday, October 20th

End of the day picture, already repeating this Gap Deauville favorite!

Today we mixed it up a little bit with knee socks from Target and a Flower Clip (clipped onto a black crotched headband) from White House Black Market ($25). Perfect match, even if I did have to buy it at an expensive adult store. My Gap didn't get the headband, and you know I needed something for her noggin to match! ;)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Monday, October 19th

We didn't have a pumpkin sweater from Janie & Jack this year, and we actually went to a pumpkin patch. I panicked. But I think this sweet little combo from Gap and Matilda Jane scream country girl. The boots were awesome to have on our unexpected 3 mile hike through corn and vine, thank you Baby Gap! The awesome flower clip is from our favorite headband from LittleBeautyBoutique on etsy. The skirt is the molly skirt from Matilda Jane's Gypsy Blue line. So twirly, yet practical. And yes, I am a dirty no-good line mixer, I know.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Thursday, October 15th

Riley had a playdate at an indoor swingset place today, and I thanked my lucky stars that this skirt has shorts underneath, or rather that it is a skort. Perfect for keeping cute and ladylike on a very active playdate! This little number is from Gymboree. The knee highs are from Target (on sale for $1.24!) as are the knock off M&M shoes. I swear I do her hair daily, but it becomes a mess regardless of how much gel, hairspray, etc is poured onto this childs head. She has hot mess hair, and we all know it. No bows today, anyone pass out from shock?

We'll call this her "Home from Catholic School" look. :)

Wednesday, October 14th

The Matilda Jane Claudia jacket is an exquisite piece, beautifully designed with extraordinary color combinations-- but the functionality of it doesn't quite make the mark. The buttons aren't sewn on very well and the fit, obviously needs some work. Granted, I still love the piece paired with a tank underneath, but I'm not sure that it is very practical as an off the shoulders type jacket. This is a size 2, but the width would be better fitted for a four year old, maybe as a cropped jacket? I do have to say I'm at a loss with this one, folks. As much as I love it in theory, it just doesn't hold up to my Matilda Jane ideals I suppose.

The key to Riley's wardrobe is layering inexpensive basics/"side dishes" with more expensive "main course", such as the MJ jacket in this case. I like to center an entire outfit around one key "WOW" piece. Beyond adorable and it keeps your budget in check.

The chambray jeans are from Baby Gap, the brown layering tank from Old Navy and the blue flower clip is from Pink Hippo.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Outfit of the day, yesterday Monday the 12th:
This set was pieced together by a few different brands and designers. The LBD (little black dress) is from Eden's Bouquet, a small time designer with the ability to create heirloom clothing out of brand new materials. Though this dress is a little thinner than I had hoped, the design and sentiment of the ensemble gets an A+. Paired with a petticoat dress underneath from Von Maur ($18) and Target leggings ($5.99) and shoes ($12.99) this set is sure to bring back the memories of being a child in the 1920's, or at least imagining what that would have been like.
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Saturday, October 10, 2009


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Friday, October 9th

Another day in Baby Gap! The striped tights and dress are from the Crazy Stripes line, and perfect for our cold weather! The boots are also from Baby Gap and the bow is from Von Maur. Not much for a picture today, little one couldn't be bothered to smile at the camera or listen to anything Mommy said to do today. Oh, two year olds :)

Thursday, October 8th

It was a little chilly today, but I wanted to take this Gap Abbey Road number for one last spin before it snows here which is bound to happen this week.

I just love the colors of this set, my favorite color is pink, but Riley rocks the navy and purples so I tend to buy sets with those colors in it when avaliable. This mini dress and knee high set did not disappoint.

Sara made the lovely polka dot piggie bows for us and the mini bang clip is from Target, as were the shoes.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Who loves bows? And flowerbands? AND PRIZES?

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tuesday, October 6th

This picture......kills me haha. Riley is such a pretty girl, but good lord-- you throw a camera on her and some of the faces she makes crack me up.

This is from Gap's newest line, Deuville. Her hair has been a hot mess lately, but we're working on it. The striped tights are a favorite, but I don't know how I feel about the black mini.

Monday, October 5th

I really need to learn how to use my flash.

This is from Baby Gap's newest line, and it's black and white and you know that right there is grounds for the entire line coming home with me. Okay, maybe not the ENTIRE line....but a good 6 outfits or so. This skirt is my favorite piece from the entire line, paired with the corsage shirt and white plain tights and bow with black Target shoes-- this is classic, elegant and adorable....even for a day of just running errands.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Saturday, October 3rd

Probably the worst picture ever taken of Riley, and with the wonderful cell phone quality to boot this is a hot mess of a picture. She went to her cousins birthday party today in new line Gap. My dad calls this her "breaking out of prison outfit". Thanks, Dad. I'm thinking we'll lose the skirt and add either a black mini skirt or just make this a leggings/top lounging at home outfit. It's comfy and cute, but I wish the leggings were bootleg pants or something. Not loving this.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Thursday, October 1st

Picture is from a couple days ago, but this is the new Panda line from Gymboree. Not sure of the exact line name as I haven't been buying Gymbo as much as I once did-- but I know it's black and white and melts my heart. The Pandas, pockets and polka dots won Riley over. The leggings and tunic are size 3 and fit beautifully with a little growing room, just the way I like. The Barbies are naked, we don't worry too much about Barbie fashion around here.