Monday, November 30, 2009

I'm Sorry!

I recieved a couple emails about my blog slacking a little and I just wanted to apologize for that. I had no idea I had actual readers, but am happy to hear it haha :) It is finals week for me, but I will be back in full blog swing as soon as possible, maybe with an update on my Black Friday haul.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Back to our regularly scheduled programming....

Last wear: Combination: never, this shirt: Thursday, October 22
Times now worn: 1 shirt: 3

Riley refers to this shirt as her "Tower Shirt", and she loves it. I have no idea why, but she even requests the Tower Bow to wear with it. I think she wants to move to Paris, and I'm all for it. This shirt is from Crewcuts, and though I don't really care for the neckline, it's long and soft and Riley likes it so it gets worn. The jeans are from Baby Gap and a perfect fit. The bow is from LexiBugs Bowtique and is a couple years old, so I'm not sure if she is around anymore but we love it!

Tuesday, November 24

Still recovering, today was a day to lazily hang out inside. Riley started the day in an old line Gymboree outftit that was handed down to us from Nichole. Riley loves puddle jumping, so she soon destroyed outfit #1 and while that went into the wash, she moved into outfit #2, a dress from Eden's Bouquet we used as a tunic, and jeans from Baby Gap topped off with a headband from Janie & Jack.

Friday, November 20?

I'm not sure the exact date of this outfit, but I'm thinking it was sometime during the week I didn't post. I've been out with just about any seasonal illness possible and I've tried to stay away from Riley while I was sick, hence the lack of pictures.
This was a potty training/play outfit that Riley picked out. It's a Misha Lulu shirt that she has deemed the "Kai Lan friend" shirt, a Gymboree tutu skirt and marabou puff bows from the amazing bowmaker and friend Amanda.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Friday, November 13

Last wear: August 24th
Times now worn: 2
This is in the running for favorite outfit ever. It combines my favorite colors, has polka dots and a flouncy skirt. Who Let the Dots Out, by Mim Pi, you are a classic and-- I love you. No joke. I'm that obsessed. Now let's get this worn a few hundred more times before spring. Okay, maybe we'll shoot for 30 more times. We have to be realistic here, after all.
Accessories: Shoes and tights from Targeit (the fancier Target), shirt from Baby Gap and bows from Luna's Garden Boutique.

Thursday, November 12

Last wear: October 15th
Times now worn: 3
Today's blog is not about the outfit, folks. It's all about the bows. Those fabulous, girly, fancy twirls of ribbon that adorn her head daily. You have seen the outfit before on the blog (Gymboree's New York Girl skirt and shirt set), but the bows are new, and I am absolutely head over heels for them. The quality is awesome, the shipping is quick and the color matching is flawless. Where can you get a pair of your own lovely boutique bows? Contact Michelle at Luna's Garden Boutique ( or pm nunupup on GF, for those of you who understand that lingo ;) You will NOT be disappointed!
I have found a new bowmaker that doesn't cost me an arm and a leg. HALLELUJAH.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tuesday, November 10

Last wear: Not applicable
Times now worn: 1

Meet THE furry vest. This eyesore is from Gymboree's new SuperStar line and was purchased during a moment of weakness at Gymboree's Circle of Friends Sale this previous weekend. Why did I buy this piece if I loathe it so? Because this girl right here, in the picture, she LOVES it. She told me "Mommy I looooove this. So soft." How could I deny this girl, right here, of a piece of clothing she LOVES that doesn't have ugly Dora on it? I could not. Hence why she owns it.

However, regardless of how I feel personally about this vest, I think Riley still rocks it. She has the personality to pull off something this sassy, and on her- I love it. We paired it with Gap skinny jeans, a headband from loveable creations on etsy, Uggs and a FABULOUS shirt from Gymboree's Wild One line.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Friday, November 6

I think I'm going to try something a little different with a new addition to the daily post I am going to keep a counter in order to keep track of how often an outfit is worn so I can determine at the end of the season what gets worn and what does not. Bare with me as I try this!

Last wear: Sunday, September 27
Times now worn: 2
This is Janie & Jack's Parisian Park poodle sweaterdress size 3. With the matching knee socks, and marabou bows made by the lovely Amanda, this outfit is dying for a lunch date or something to show it off. Sadly, we stayed home all day so Mommy could study-- closeting this beauty. Crossing my fingers that she wears it again on a more exciting day!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Thursday, November 5

It was double Panda trouble today on a playdate with Miss Peytiebugs (to see her fashion daily, check out They were decked out head to toe in Gymboree's Holiday Panda line. I don't think there is anything in the world cuter than decking out "sister/friends" in matching outfits, thank goodness for my wallet Riley is an only child!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wednesday, November 4

Back to our regularly scheduled horrible fashion show pictures, folks. That was such a nice little run though, wasn't it? ;)

Today we just ran some errands so I threw Riley in the first thing I saw. The tunic is from Matilda Jane and the ruffle pants were made by vintagepearle on etsy. Her work is fabulous, and quick. The flower was put together by the lovely Jessica of LittleBeautyBoutique and the shoes are Lelli Kelly. Today was a collection of funky treasure pieces from little known designers. Nothing makes me beam more than telling someone of my new shopping adventures, and people ALWAYS ask questions about MJ! These pants solicited many compliments today, I almost wish I had the sellers card to hand out! Gotta love etsy!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Tuesday, November 3

Initially, I didn't care for Baby Gap's Corsica line. That changed in an instant when I picked this dress up on a major price kill. We paired it with solid black leggings from Mim Pi, sand colored Uggs and a blue bow in her ponytail from Pink Hippo bowtique in Urbandale, Iowa.

I honestly couldn't tell you what has gotten into this child. The posing, the smiles, they have completely caught me off guard. But I am loving it, and hopefully it makes my little blog more bearable to read ;) Today she is showing off her pumpkin she picked from the patch a few weeks ago that she is so proud of.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sunday, November 1

My favorite thing about Matilda Jane Clothing is the ability of a piece to evolve. Last year, she wore this top as a tunic dress, it is now a peasant top paired with brown ruffles (for the last time). There is something so perfectly sentimental about seeing your daughter grow in the same piece of clothing, and this being my favorite MJ top in the history of MJ, I'm beyond enthused that it has lasted us two seasons and still looks fantastic.