I finally gave Riley her first haircut. You probably don't notice a difference, but it's shorter now because I evened the back out. Until now, she had a lovely rat tail that went halfway down her back. It was thick too, and starting to become difficult to style in a way that didn't make it look crazy. It broke my heart to cut her hair since it took her about three years to grow it, but it needed to be done in order to maintain her gorgeous healthy curls. Hopefully it will be easier to do her hair the rest of the summer now!
The dress that is on backwards (she's a defiant little thing....) is from Gymboree.
Oh, the cringe worthy poses. I invision these pictures to become part of a collage for her E True Hollywood Story someday (since Riley has decided to become a "fashion girl" and all). I think I finally miss the genuine smile shots. Yes, they were harder to come by....but this will just not do, girlfriend.
She is wearing her Janie & Jack Sweet Coral Reef dress for the third time this summer. The colors are just gorgeous, and I can't resist throwing her in it when we have such beautiful bows from Twinkerbelles to boot!
Riley is wearing a Baby Gap top that we picked up yesterday during the sale. I honestly can't even tell you the line name or anything else, it's shocking but I haven't stepped in Gap for months. I've really stuck to the x# of outfits for summer rule I placed on myself, and while I'm proud for not caving....I can't wait to shop for her fall wardrobe! I love the vibrant color, and apparently she is a fan as well, she picked the shirt out to wear today.....and just the shirt. Good thing we weren't going anywhere I guess!
Here's Riley at Toy Story 3. She wore her Crewcuts dress with her new favorite Gymboree cowboy boots. Her hair is kind of a mess because I'm having a difficult time working around the stitches. Riley had an accident on Sunday and spent a good chunk of the day in the hospital which resulted in a few stitches. She's fine now, but that's why there is no Sunday-Monday posts.
Braids, bows and hoola hoops- this post is for Nanny Lindsey. :) Riley has been carrying her new hoola hoop, a birthday gift from her nanny, everywhere lately. Hundreds of things knocked over later, she's still carrying it around like it's her best friend.
Today she wore a skirt set from Janie & Jack's Spring Celebration line. This set is absolutely adorable and still fits well even after an incident with the dryer, thank goodness. I made a first attempt at french braided pigtails, demonstrating just how much time I have on my hands lately....aka too much. I think this outfit brings out the sweet side of Miss R, if only in pictures.
I wish I had my real camera out before I left today. While waiting for Nanny Lindsey to whisk her away to The Playground, I attempted a real quick fringe french braid. I LOVE IT. Yes, it's not perfect- but it keeps hair out of her face and is perfect for hot summer days. Clipped it back with a flower from LittleBeautyBoutique on etsy and threw on some loungewear from Naartjie and VintagePearl. Also, I don't know WHERE she found that binky....but I assure you, my three year old doesn't use a pacifier. ;)
She refused to look at the camera today, she was too excited to get into the movie theatre to see Shrek Forever After (she loved it, btw). The shirt is a ruffled Ralph Lauren top, the jeans are True Religion and the shoes are Lelli Kelly. Is that casual enough for the movie theatre? :D
Another jumper-overall-thingy, this time from Target, as are the shoes. The shirt is from Gymboree and the bows were made by Amanda, amccu1887- she's a wonderful bow maker, especially her marabou bows! This jumper is just so cute in person, and it was only $11! I'm glad that Target is on-trend, makes being fashionable affordable in these difficult economic times. (That kind of sounds like an ad, I admit.) I guess I'm on a jumper-thingy kick.
Before you point a finger and shame me, let me just say that NO I'm not slacking. Riley was naked for literally two days. Potty training. It's going to be the death of me.
We headed to the zoo, and what better time to sport some new(ish) giraffe themed Gymboree? This is not the best picture from the day, but I thought the real giraffe accented her belt so beautifully. I'm loving little rompers like this for humid summer days, but they are not conducive to potty training in any way.
I have no idea of the line name as I've been "off Gymbo" for the summer. During the warmer months, I usually gravitate towards Janie & Jack and boutique clothing- I just think frilly little dresses are the best for summer, but I am loving the romper look lately.
This Baby Gap Rainforest dress from last year was saved by the Naartjie ruffle leggings in Crown(Royal? Some type of princess purple). They added the necessary length and took this outfit to a funky place. The colors are a perfect match, and the fabrics are so soft.
I wrestled her into clothes today, hooray! I think picking these Cowboy boots up at Gymboree made all the difference for her. It also completely changed the look of this Little Marc Jacobs dress. Threw her hair in braided pigtails and headed out the door. Eat your heart out, T.Swift.