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The Flower Girl Dresses

July 22, 2008
After some minor sizing snafus I am happy to say that the flower girl dresses are here and I’ve seen pictures of both the little muffins in them…they’re going to be so cute! I was really hoping to find something that wasn’t white or ivory, and naturally it was one of my wonderful readers who sent me the link to this dress. Thank you, Linda! The white piping is so great, but the back might be my favorite part: We wound up ordering it directly through Pears & Bears, and they could not have been easier to work with. Both of the dresses we ordered first were big so we had to return each of them. When we couldn’t find one of the smaller sizes online, they quickly informed us that there was one remaining and they would hold it until we could ship the other dress back. Phew!
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The Little Ones

February 8, 2008

We’re having two flower girls…my niece (who I am head over heels crazy about) and the daughter of close family friend’s on B’s side of things who we’ve known since she was born. The two of them together are going to be painfully cute, but I’ve actually been avoiding this post because finding their dresses seems quite daunting to me. The whole “mini bride” situation freaks me out. I want them to look like the adorable little girls that they are and be comfortable enough in their dresses that they can romp and dance. And, I really don’t want to ask anyone to pay over $100 for a little girl’s dress. I realize that most people have to end up going that route, and that it’s much easier, it’s just not the choice for me. I had NO idea how expensive flower girl dresses are! But in my search for alternatives I’ve come up with a few candidates. First up, this little pintuck number from Janie & Jack. I am not wild about the rose but I am guessing it can be removed. I picture it with a little green cardigan ($58):
And then there is this green polka dot dress from Olive Juice kids ($58). I love the collar and think it would look adorable with a white cardigan. I would be completely sold on this one, but I wish that the skirt was fuller:

And then one of my friends, who is clearly a genuis, found this at Ralph Lauren ($60). There is a child size and a toddler size up to 24 months, so there is one to fit everyone. Again, with a little white cardigan, it would be adorable.
And the one for the tiny little people:
I am still going to keep looking, but am leaning heavily towards the RL dresses. My one hesitation being that I am not totally sure they’re the right shade of green. Have any of you found good alternatives to the standard white dresses?
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The Little Ones

February 8, 2008

We’re having two flower girls…my niece (who I am head over heels crazy about) and the daughter of close family friend’s on B’s side of things who we’ve known since she was born. The two of them together are going to be painfully cute, but I’ve actually been avoiding this post because finding their dresses seems quite daunting to me. The whole “mini bride” situation freaks me out. I want them to look like the adorable little girls that they are and be comfortable enough in their dresses that they can romp and dance. And, I really don’t want to ask anyone to pay over $100 for a little girl’s dress. I realize that most people have to end up going that route, and that it’s much easier, it’s just not the choice for me. I had NO idea how expensive flower girl dresses are! But in my search for alternatives I’ve come up with a few candidates. First up, this little pintuck number from Janie & Jack. I am not wild about the rose but I am guessing it can be removed. I picture it with a little green cardigan ($58):
And then there is this green polka dot dress from Olive Juice kids ($58). I love the collar and think it would look adorable with a white cardigan. I would be completely sold on this one, but I wish that the skirt was fuller:

And then one of my friends, who is clearly a genuis, found this at Ralph Lauren ($60). There is a child size and a toddler size up to 24 months, so there is one to fit everyone. Again, with a little white cardigan, it would be adorable.
And the one for the tiny little people:
I am still going to keep looking, but am leaning heavily towards the RL dresses. My one hesitation being that I am not totally sure they’re the right shade of green. Have any of you found good alternatives to the standard white dresses?
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