Dressing a baby girl is pretty much one of the greatest delights of my life. She’s my little doll. Today, I thought I’d share two EPIC high-end baby clothing sales I ravaged (?) last weekend:
Dondolo’s Warehouse Sale
Um, get thee to the Dondolo Warehouse Sale. If you like smocking and jon-jons and all things traditional baby, you are going to D.I.E. Two standouts for me were this sweet bishop dress (on sale for only $25, down from $75!!) and this gray floral dress (on sale for $24, down from $80!!) I had to have both. I think the latter will look lovely in the fall with a little cardigan and some tights.
I mentioned this while extolling my love for the ditsy floral print, but I’ve found some great baby pieces on serious sale at Barney’s over the last year or so. I love some of these Baby CZ pieces — like this blue floral two-piece set (on sale for $66) or this more pastel variation (on sale for $46). Also check out this Stella McCartney kids situation (on sale for $53 and to die for).
Also, I forget to mention it in my round-up of my favorite baby sleepwear picks, but I ordered a set of jams from Barney’s by the brand Livly while on sale a few months ago and it is absolutely precious and seriously well-made, with the softest pima cotton. This cute balloon print one is on sale for $32, and this one — which comes with a little hat — would make a great baby gift (on sale for $48).
La Coqueta Sale
Several of my favorite pieces of mini’s come from the Spanish line La Coqueta, and they have a great sale raging R.N. A few of my favorite finds: this striped romper (on sale for $41) and this ditsy floral set ($62).
Favorite Gear Finds
And, because we all know I’m a gear-a-holic, some favorite new discoveries:
+Mini loves her Sophie the Giraffe toy and reacts the most strongly — out of all of her dozens of books! — to this Sophie the Giraffe peekaboo book. She’s been into scratching at different surfaces lately, i.e., the pillow-case, her Dad’s shirt, the crinkly sounds in one of her fabric books, etc. — and she even like to run her fingers over the touch-and-feel portions of the book. I found this rattle version of one of the other characters in the Sophie family and I think she’ll love it ($22).
+Is this play stand mixer ($24) NOT THE CUTEST THING EVER?! I’ve mentally bookmarked this for multiple upcoming toddler birthdays. The brand that makes it — Hape — has a whole collection of darling food-oriented wooden toys available.
+I’ve mentioned it in the past, but the BabyZen Yoyo stroller ($420) is kind of incredible. It is SUPER lightweight and compact (fits into the overhead bin in an airplane, thus solving so many of the traveling-with-stroller gripes I documented in my plans to travel with mini) but has a lot of the amenities of a more full-featured stroller. I have no reason to need this stroller but it looks amazing and I am kind of geeking out over it. I think it’d be a great pick for a family in tight quarters in NYC, where storage is always an issue, or a family that travels a lot.
+Mini has been drooling and putting everything in her mouth lately and we just discovered two little white teeth starting to come through her lower gums. I already got her this highly-reviewed teething toy from Comotomo ($6-$7 depending on color), but this cookie style teether ($7) also seems to be popular.
+Everyone I know has this toy ($11) for their baby.
+OMG, this inflatable duck baby bath ($11)! Actually kind of a genius idea for travel — just inflate it wherever you end up! I feel like toddlers would die over this.