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Valentine’s Day Photoshoot

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.

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Persnickety Girls Spring 2015 Clothing

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!

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From the Persnickety Daffodils and Dandelions & the Forget Me Not collection of Spring 2015.

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Elsie Top Orange

Stella Jacket (Denim)

Hazel Shorts

 

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Fashion Inspiration: Z8 Children’s Clothing

We recently came upon the Summer 2015 Lookbook for Z8 children’s clothing from the Netherlands and we couldn’t be more in love with their style. The bright colors and sensible tops, bottoms and accessories are like an European Gap. While only a few sites will ship these stylish kids clothes internationally, their summer lookbook is definitely a photography inspiration to all countries.

The colorful, hippie-inspired children’s photos are colorful and filled with fantastic props such as 70’s VW vans, pastel rollerskates, and vintage string lights. Here’s to hoping Z8 brings their chic styles to the U.S. a.s.a.p.!!

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Zella Girls at Nordstrom

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.

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Zara New Sporty Girls Collection

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.

 

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Some of our favorite parts of Zara’s new Sporty Girls Collection:

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Tween Girls Heart Animal Prints

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.

 

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Kids Zebra Chair

Girls’ Vans Sneakers

Amy Byer Tank Dress

Ooh la la couture animal print dress

Beautees shirt

Animal print sports bra

Aqua Cell phone case

Welly socks

Zebra Print Bow

Billabong swimsuit

 

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Tutu Du Monde New Collection

Tutu Du Monde‘s stunning February 2015 collection – About a Girl – may be their best yet. The draping, elegant tulle is luxuriously layered and paired with jewel-encrusted bodices that create a fabulous ensemble.

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If you are not familiar with Tutu Du Monde’s designs, here is a little background info from their website:

Capturing the spirit, innocence and freedom of childhood, the essence of Tutu Du Monde shines through each exquisite piece – from the signature tutus to seasonal capsule collections featuring perfectly coordinated items such as headdresses, jewellery, capelets and ballet slippers. Celebrating the imaginations of little (and big) girls the world over, a Tutu Du Monde garment is truly unique – just like its wearer – and is perfect for all occasions, from playing dress-ups to flower girl.

Each Tutu Du Monde item is an expression of the love that is poured into them, from the design stage in Australia, to their production in India by a group of extremely talented ladies who are proud to use the skills handed down to them through their families.

Reminiscent of ethereal French ballet costumes, all Tutu Du Monde garments are of the highest quality, hand-crafted and hand-dyed with an old-world feel… dusty pastels, silk ties, sparkly sequins, crystal beads and wisps of feathers applied to the softest natural cotton, finest tulle and silk organza. Tutu Du Monde pieces are divinely comfortable, with a focus on simple, timeless designs, breathable, lightweight fabrics, and with stretch and softness. They are made to last and become more lovely with wear as slight fading and fraying edges adds to their charm.

The pure theatricality and transformational nature of Tutu Du Monde is guaranteed to bring a sparkle to the eye and warmth to the heart. And, so much more than a piece of clothing, a Tutu Du Monde garment is designed to be treasured for decades to come, creating powerful memories to pass on through the generations.

At the heart of Tutu Du Monde is a sense of pure joy. Quite simply, little girls blossom when they step into a Tutu Du Monde garment and begin to daydream!

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Feature: Joyfolie Spring 2015

We are thrilled today to bring you the stunning collection for Spring 2015 by Joyfolie. With shoes, boots, clothing and accessories, Joyfolie is one of our favorite boutiques for unique and gorgeously hand-crafted pieces. Some of our favorite items from Joyfolie’s Spring 2015 collection are pictured below, but be sure to visit Joyfolie.com to see even more exquisite items in their new line.

My daughter adores all of her Joyfolie clothing, shoes and accessories because she is in love with soft, luxurious fabrics, comfortable shoes and sparkly barrettes, all of which Joyfolie brings you.

Also, be sure to visit our instagram, @sparklysodastyle, to enter our giveaway with Joyfolie, to win a $100 giftcard!

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Feature: ZOE LTD.

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Tween Girls Dresses from the Zoë ltd. collection have been the rage for the past 25 years. Our designs are timeless, featuring classic silhouettes that flatter every shape, yet they are also fun and fashionable, ideal for the trendy young girl.

Girls special occasion dresses from Zoë ltd. have been worn by numerous celebrities, including everyone from Sasha Obama to Raven Symone. Designed to showcase the star in every young girl, our tween girls dresses will make her the talk of your wedding, bar mitzvah, or other special event. Whatever her style, no matter the occasion, our party dresses are here to help her shine!

Party Dresses for Girls to Suit Every Style

Party dresses for girls from Zoë ltd. are perfect for any event. From everyday wear to formal special occasion dresses, our collection features a wide range of styles, including bridal dresses, flower girl dresses, bar mitzvah dresses, and much more. No matter the occasion, our wide line of trendy girls dresses will “fit” every style, taste, or fashion emergency there is!

Since our inception in 1988, Zoë ltd. has been consistently meeting the needs of two major It girls – the party girl and the go-to girl. Our party dresses for girls are feminine, refined, and perfect for a princess, while our collection for the go-to girl offers fun, flirty looks that are easy to wear.

Girls Special Occasion Dresses – Perfect for Every Little Girl

At Zoë ltd., we pride ourselves on creating fashionable girls special occasion dresses that exemplify the grace and beauty inherent in each child. As part of our commitment to quality, all our party dresses for girls are made in the United States, supporting our fellow Americans and keeping the tradition of the New York garment industry alive.

Our girls special occasion dresses can be found at high-end department store like Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Bloomingdales and are also available at numerous local boutiques. Browse our online collection or contact us today to find a retailer near you!

In Spring 2013, Zoë ltd. marks its 25th anniversary with several exciting new endeavors; The debut of our fashion jewelry collections, and in a recent return to our roots, Zoë ltd. toddler and 4-6x collections.

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Native Shoes for Girls

One of our top shoes for girls this spring is definitely going to be Native. If your girls have not tried them, they are a must-buy! These fabulous rubber shoes (similar to crocs) are light-weight and qualify both as sneakers and sandals. My daughter wears them with socks and without. They are good for days of long walking, like Disneyland, but also work for the beach. So when the weather is cooler, you can easily pair them with socks, but in hotter weather, they are breathable with bare feet.

You can find them at a variety of stores, such as Nordstrom and Chasing Fireflies, but you can find the biggest variety of colors on the Native website. Also available in adult sizes!!

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