Saturday, March 27, 2010
.......Awesome. Nothing against Amish people, but long dresses, buns and bonnets are just not my thing. Needless to say, I was a little annoyed that this tween girl didn't understand my vision for this outfit. Minutes later, I realized she was a kid and while attempting to devalue her opinion in my head, I took the hat off of Riley and left the public eye. I usually ignore any comments about wardrobe as I live in Iowa and don't take much offense to what anyone says here anyway (No offense, for those who live near me and ARE fashion savvy, I still love you ;)).....but I don't want to have Riley get weird looks from other children. So enjoy my failed attempt, you will not see this hat again my friends.
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Thursday, March 25, 2010
This shirt is from Janie & Jack, picked up during my Friends & Family Event trip in Omaha. The headband is also J&J, from the same line: Spring Celebration. Though the pants are not J&J, I found them to be a perfect match from Target, and a great solution to our unfortunate issue with J&J pants. They run very slim, and sometimes little girls "junk trunks" as Riley would say. So we ditched the yellow capris from Janie and paired up with the Target ones, that were a lot cheaper also. Bonus.
I am considering other options for this shirt however, because I do love it dearly. Anyone who can comment and post an accessible (not sold out, not from out of the country, not a local only shop) link for a yellow high waisted toddler skirt in a 3t-5t, or any color you think would look cute with this shirt has the potential to win a NEW COACH KEYCHAIN. Blog FOLLOWERS ONLY. (But 'following' is quick & easy, so newbies welcome) Based on the number of entries, I will generate a random number from random.org to pick the winner. Tell your friends. :)
Monday, March 22, 2010
Riley's pick: Hot pink pettiskirt, tights, Target M&M knockoff shoes, Old Navy tank top, Naartjie shrug and Forever 21 "beeper" ('Riley' for headband).
Friday, March 19, 2010
We debuted this gem from Janie and Jack's Little Paris line today for our trip to Janie & Jack for the Friends and Family event. It was stunning, but of course I didn't manage to get a picture today. Isn't that always how it goes when they are wearing something you absolutely love?
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Another gorgeous day, Spring may finally be making its debut here in the gloomy midwest! There was still quite a breeze though, so to the park Riley wore Gymboree knit pants and a Baby Gap Junk Food Hello Kitty shirt. This has been deemed her "play outfit". I generally let her play in all of her clothing, but this outfit is especially practical for the park- and I don't really mind if she destroys these pants, honestly. The shoes are the M&M knockoffs from Target, and she is wearing a m2m bow that you cannot see but I assure you is absolutely darling. Riley had a blast today! :)
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
This time we paired the dress with Gap undershirt & leggings as well as Gap boots....that amazingly still fit. We really need to find these in the next size up. Shameless plug for size 10! The bow is from our good friend, Sara. She's such a sweetheart, always sending us piggie bows and asking for nothing in exchange. We love our bows, Sara! But not as much as we love you :)
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
On to the clothes! Outfit of the day: Meet my boyfriend, Marc Jacobs.
You may be in the "buying children designer clothing is ludacris!" camp, but you can't deny how perfectly sweet and simple this dress by the Little Marc Jacobs label is. Layered with a plain Gap undershirt and Matilda Jane brownie ruffle leggings, the "Wow Theory" pulls together yet another favorite of mine.
Designer labels don't have to cost you an arm and a leg if you know how to search for them. Froogle it. eBay it. No one knows, nor do they care. Sure, I could use that same theory applied to dressing a child in general, but don't children deserve the best you can offer them? I mean you wouldn't let a child sleep on an infested, uncovered mattress underneath another child in a crib, would you? Why wouldn't you dress them to the best of their ability and raise their confidence early in the game? I know this isn't the thinking of everyone, but it is mine- hence the blog. Feel free to share your views in the comments. :)
For those of you unaware, Naartjie is a South African kids clothing company that isn't too spendy and is all about layering. We have had Naartjie sets before, but only when they were gifted to us were they truly adorable. I never understood why I couldn't put together an outfit online to save my life until the moment I stepped in my first Naartjie store in Mission Viejo, California. Though the customer service at that location was less than stellar, I know that Naartjie prides themselves on excellent customer service and I recieved such at the second location I visited, Irvine Spectrum. Once in the store, I figured it out. Everything was prettier in person, and the matches were so much easier to make. I had to shop in store from now on. Problem: I live in a cornfield. We're lucky to have the stores we do, praying for a Naartjie would probably go unanswered eternally. Everything is built on layers, making it the perfect clothing for vacation or living in the midwest with it's fickle seasons. After being able to make outfits in person, I'm in love. We took a few sets home with us, and I couldn't be happier! Must haves: Lawn ruffles, "essentials" (layering shirts) and for some, the Jie Jie line. GO ORDER :)