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TwirlyGirl: dresses as unique as your little girl

This post was inspired by TwirlyGirl baby girl dresses, who supplied us with a lovely dress to feature. Visit TwirlyGirlShop.com to check out their entire collection of fun and funky fashion for girls.


In one short week, my baby girl will be 11 months old. While a small part of me wants to sit in the corner and weep, a bigger part is having a blast watching her little personality unfold. We had an unusually sunny day last week, and as I watched her – decked out in her groovy dress, sporting a brand new shiner and trying to break out the front door to get to the sunshine – I caught a glimpse of the toddler my baby is turning into.


…and I love it. Black eye and all.

Because as wonderful as it is when babies perch on your shoulder, cupped in the palm of your hand, rooting and purring and smelling like heaven on Earth, those days are so fleeting. To hold on too tight is like trying to catch vapor as it disappears. All you can do is love the moment and try to breathe it in as much as you can. Then, sit back and watch them go!


And “go” really is the word of the day around here right now. Our Little Miss took her first steps on Christmas Eve. Much to her delight, she’s learned to click her tongue (constantly) and belly laughs are coming faster and more frequently for no reason at all.  It’s just a magical time of happiness and light. That’s why her new dress from TwirlyGirl fits her personality so well. It’s flowy and free, a little mismatchy (but only in the very best way), and she lights up the moment she puts it on. Even at less than a year old, she knows fun colors and prints when she sees them!

As the one who does the laundry in our house, I’m glad it washes so easily and doesn’t wrinkle because it’s becoming one of our favorite everyday play dresses. Once she gets the twirl down, I have a feeling she’ll never take it off!


TwirlyGirl is a mom-owned company, and all of their dresses for girls are made by hand in Los Angeles. Those are great perks, but what I like even more is the company’s philosophy about little girls’ fashion. They promote color and confidence and fun without encouraging our little ladies to grow up too quickly. The cuts are age-appropriate and encourage twirling (as opposed to, say, twerking, like some of the stuff I’ve seen on the racks lately.)

Plus, they’re reversible! Buy one dress, and you’re really getting two (along with a pair of bloomers)! Can you believe this is the reverse of the dress shown above?


The beauty also lies in the details, like this sweet little tie in the back:


These baby girl dresses scream unique, and that’s exactly what I want for my one-of-a-kind little firecracker. But don’t we all? To check out the entire collection of TwirlyGirl dresses and accessories, including Reversible Twirly Ruffle Skirts and a “design your own dress” option, learn more here.

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Kids’ Clothing: Milestones and Memories with @Zutano


“Enjoy every minute! They grow fast!”

How many times did you hear this when you were expecting? I think I heard it every hour, on the hour, and it got really annoying. Because I got it. I knew the days would go by quickly, blah blah blah.

The joke was on me, apparently, because I had no idea the warp speed with which my children would grow and change. It’s mindblowing! Continue reading


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Calling All Zutano Fans! (Huge Sale)

Have you seen the HUGE Zutano sale on Amazon.com?

Tons of baby and kids items, including this Zutano Baby-Girls Infant Sugar Bramble Henley Dress, some as low as $10!

You can find them here (affiliate link):

Head on over there now to check them out….these are sure to fly!



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PAIGELAUREN BABY: Comfortable baby fashion for the holidays…and every day!

I can’t believe it. In 12 weeks, I’ll have a baby girl. I’ve been so, so, so busy lately that I am barely prepared for this baby, but you always pull it together in time, right? I hope so. There’s not a whole lot that we need, but I did realize recently that we should probably buy her some clothes!

I’m so used to gravitating toward the boys’ things that it’s hard for me to browse the girls’ section. I don’t like a lot of what I find – glittery, sparkly things with words like “Diva” on them. Animal prints. The state of little girl clothing is not pretty lately, so I’ve been on the hunt for simple, classic pieces with a feminine touch, and lucky for me, Paige Lauren (the founder of PAIGELAUREN BABY) was on the same mission, and she has made it possible for moms like me to find beautifully constructed, uncomplicated pieces that are soft, comfortable, and timeless. Just what a new baby needs.  Continue reading


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A Lesson in “Girl Stuff” from @Zutano (and $75 #giveaway)

A few days ago, I received a really special package in the mail. It was something that I wasn’t sure I’d ever need.

My first pieces of baby clothing…for a little girl.

After our losses, and given the fact that I am creeping up on the big 4-Oh!, I truly thought I’d never have a daughter. But my son was such a wonderful gift that it didn’t really bother me. I just thought it was what it was.

But now that I am, in fact, going to be the mommy of a little lady, it seems that I’m going to need to learn a lot about “girl stuff!” Now, let me be clear: I’m not into gender specifics, and I don’t think for one second I need to dress a girl in frills and glittery pink. But I do want to figure out what kind of clothing I feel comfortable with until she can choose her own, the same way I did for my son.

So, when this package arrived from Zutano containing the sweetest little newborn outfit, the first thing I thought was, “Hmmm…pink can be fun! And bright! And funky paired with fun owls and sunny yellow!”

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