I have received a few different inquiries about sources for “special occasion” clothing for minis — Baptisms, birthdays, holidays, etc. You can find some of my favorite picks for holiday dressing here, but I thought I’d also share a few of my other go-to sources for festive wear:
Luli + Me
Luli + Me has absolutely precious pieces, and a lot of them feature adorable satin ribbon detailing. I bought this sky blue bubble for minimagpie’s wardrobe next summer ($80), but I also love this sweet white dress with its pink shoulder ties ($96) — perfect birthday girl material:
Nordstrom has an adorable baby boy one-piece by Luli + Me on sale for $36!
La Coqueta Kids
Probably my favorite luxury children’s wear brand ever. Minimagpie owns a few pieces from this Spanish label and racks up compliment after compliment. They’re unique, beautifully-made, feature the most gorgeous prints and fabrics, and make her look like European royalty, if I don’t say so myself. I like the look of these smocked two-piece sets layered over thick tights (mini owns these) and finished with some of their adorable pram Mary Janes (mini owns a pair in ivory). I also love their sweater two-piece sets — mini has a set like this in a sweet lilac color. The shipping fees are insane, though!
The Beaufort Bonnet Company
I’ve talked a lot about this brand; I love its Southern sensibility, traditional shapes and styles, and the fact that nearly any piece can be monogrammed. (And, who can resist a baby in a bonnet?!) A perfect source for smocked dresses like this one (on sale for $45!) Be sure to check out their sale section, where I consistently score amazing pieces for future seasons, like this sunsuit, already hanging in minimagpie’s wardrobe next summer. (Also, she had one of these — a perfect outfit for coming home from the hospital!)
The Proper Peony
I love the “tulip” bubbles and dresses from this brand — mini owned one in a sweet lemondrop yellow shade when she was wearing a size 3-6 months and I died over her in it. This one is perfect for the holidays.
Cecil and Lou
Not all of the pieces at this monogram-centric baby clothing e-boutique are my style (some almost feel like mini sorority girl clothing?!), but I’ve found some exceptional pieces here. I ordered a personalized holiday dress for mini from here that’s no longer available, but this one ($45) is equally as precious:
A few other favorite sources:
+Feltman Brothers has been around since 1916 and has loads of classic baby pieces for baptisms, birthdays, brises, etc. I love that they carry newborn/preemie sizes, too, because I was dying to doll mini up in something special for Easter but she was so itty bitty at the time, she couldn’t have worn any 0-3 sizes yet!
+Dondolo has beautiful pieces hand-made in Columbia by mothers looking to provide for themselves and their families!
+My favorite sources for smocked dresses are Etsy stores Crimson Carousel (the pictures on the site do NOT do these stunning pieces justice — they are SO well-made and come pristinely pressed) and AnnabelleRose. I have also eyed a few pieces from here, but never ordered!
+PixieLilyBaby always has adorable, retro-esque pieces, like this two-piece set, which looks like something JFK Jr wore.
+This Etsy shop offers monogrammed bonnets for a better price than elsewhere.