American Girl Dolls have long been a staple around our house when it comes to my daughter’s favorite toys. She got her first American Girl Doll when she was about 3 years old. Of course, we had to start out with the Be Forever Doll that looks just like her. It’s a beautifully-made doll with shiny, silky medium-length hair and a sprinkling of freckles across her nose, just like my daughter. Since that first doll, my little girl has added numerous dolls to her American Girl Doll collection, including dolls of the year Kanani, Isabelle and last year’s Grace. We have had the great opportunity to visit some amazing, expansive American Girl stores across the nation, including Denver, Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago and Seattle.
After years of collecting American Girl clothes, furniture, accessories and more, we recently decided to invest in selling some of our own products that are compatible with American Girl Dolls. After much work on perfecting these items, they are now available for purchase on Amazon. These high-quality outfits and accessories are the perfect addition to any girl’s doll clothing collection, and will fit any 18-inch doll you may have. These include American Girl, Our Generation, Gotz and Madame Alexander.
One of our favorite photo shoots to date is this Valentine’s Day! The photographer for the shoot is Utah-based Little Mae Photography, the accessories were provided by Cozette Couture, and the backdrop was provided by Pearl and Jane.
When I first saw Freshly Picked present their colorful moccasins on ABC’s Shark Tank, I was immediately smitten. These handcrafted little shoes are the perfect solution for wiggly babies and busy toddlers who can’t seem to keep their shoes on, whether at home or while out and about. To find a shoe that not only looks adorable, but will also never get lost while you are out shopping, is truly a miracle. These moccasins are also extremely easy for mom’s to slide on and off, with a conveniently designed – and concealed – elastic strap attaching the front and back.
We are so thrilled to be teaming up with Freshly Picked to giveaway a free pair of these moccasins to one lucky Instgram follower! Just head over to https://instagram.com/sparklysodastyle for all the details and for your chance to win your choice of Freshly Picked moccasins, in one of over forty colors and patterns available at FreshlyPicked.com!
Today we are so excited to be featuring one of our favorite clothing companies, Persnickety Girls Boutique. They just released their spring collections – Forget Me Not and Dandelions and Daffodils. Persnickety does not cease to amaze with their gorgeous, unique prints and fabric combinations that you will not find from any other brand.
The Forget Me Not collection is full of bright greens, pinks, blues and yellow, making it the perfect choice for your spring shopping. And in true Persnickety form, the clothing is fully lined and silky soft, so your daughter will be thrilled to wear these outfits all spring and into summer!
One of the best staple pieces from Persnickety’s Dandelions and Daffodils collection for spring is the Hazel shorts. These are the perfect light weight combination of denim and linen, and will go fabulously with any outfit. We love pairing them with the Stella Denim jacket, shown below.
Persnickety is now available for purchase at over 300 online and retail partners, and I have included links to several of my favorites below. This collection will be my first stop for spring shopping this season!
From the Persnickety Daffodils and Dandelions & the Forget Me Not collection of Spring 2015.
Elsie Top Orange
Stella Jacket (Denim)
We recently discovered a fun arts and crafts brand for kids that we are excited to feature today. International Arrivals brings you fun, functional and fantastic artistic products designed to bring out kids’ creativity.
International Arrivals carries a plethora of pens – gel and ink, mechanical and non-sharpening pencils, markers, paints and craft glue. Kids will have hours of fun playing with their stickers, sketch books, journals, stamps and countless other products perfect for all ages. They are also great gifts.
Getting my daughter off her ipad and outside can be a challenge. But one thing that always motivates her to get active is a cool new outfit to practice her cartwheels and front walkovers. For moms, there are not a lot of options when it comes to shopping for girls activewear. Target has some great, sensible options, but many times, my daughter will end up with the same outfit from Target as every girl in her tumbling class.
I love finding unique active tops, leggings and shorts that no one in her class has. Nordstrom’s Tween and little girls sections has a great variety of girly kids workout wear by Zella that is affordable enough that I can buy all the matching pieces to an outfit. Colorful shorties, flattering leggings and capris, and the jackets that go along with them. If your daughter has not tried the Zella Girl line at Nordstrom, I recommend heading over their this second, and promise you will not be disappointed! Their Zella Girls is certainly up-to-par with their Zella women’s workout wear.
Here are some of our faves currently in the Nordstrom Girls line by Zella. The Adidas watch (made for women but small enough for girls) and Camelbak water bottle can be found here and here.
I am all in favor of activewear for girls, so when Zara introduced their new Sporty Girls collection for girls ages 5-14, I was instantly hooked. Zara is already a fashion staple in my daughter’s wardrobe. I love how their high-fashion, European -esque styles are also easy to wear on an every day basis. Sensible enough to wear even to school.
Their Sporty Girls collection is no different. The line maintains Zara’s commitment to high-quality, long-wearing fabrics and flattering fits. The collection is a pretty pink and black combo, and includes bags and shoes, to cover all the bases no matter what your daughter does for activities and extra-curriculars. The best part of this collection, however, may be the price – ranging from $6.90 for the sporty no-show socks to $45.90 for pink tennis shoes.
See below for some of our faves from the new collection and visit Zara’s website for all the pieces.
Some of our favorite parts of Zara’s new Sporty Girls Collection:
Animal prints for girls are everywhere in the newly releasing spring and summer 2015 styles for kids, and I can’t get enough of them. From aqua leopard iphone cases to leopard swimsuits, the designs give a fun twist to any outfit. Vans Authentic shoes are even getting in on the action, see one of the pairs from their collaboration with J. Crew crewcuts turquoise cheetah print below. See where to find these awesome animal print items below and your tween girl will be looking fabulous all spring.
Kids Zebra Chair
Girls’ Vans Sneakers
Amy Byer Tank Dress
Ooh la la couture animal print dress
Animal print sports bra
Aqua Cell phone case
Zebra Print Bow