I often get asked where I get my 3 year old Ava’s formal/church dresses from. I shop at places in Australia and Overseas such as Cotton On, Janie and Jack, Ebay, Zulily.. really all different places.
I wanted to share some links with you for dresses Ava has as well as other’s I’ve found that are formal so you can bookmark these companies for next time!
One- Lola Short Sleeve dress, Cotton On | Two- Laura Short Sleeve Dress, Cotton on | Three- Inga Tulle Dress, Cotton On | Four- Romantic Embroidered Dress, Zara | Five- The Maya Dress, Janie and Jack | Six- Plaid Ruffle Dress, Janie and Jack | Seven- Katanna Lace Dress, Bardot Junior | Eight- Cheetah Faux Fur Dress, Janie and Jack | Nine- Animal Print Dress, Zara | Ten- Loose fitting button up dress, Zara | Eleven- Jackered Window Pain Dress, Janie and Jack | Twelve- Embroidered Dress, Zara
Instagram has definitely connected the world in a lot of wonderful ways such as me being able to find boutique small businesses that I would never have come across had I not used hashtags or spent a few time looking around on insta! Below are some of my favourite baby items for our new little one that I am loving!one- Linen Bow (3 little crowns) | two- Jumpsuit (Zara) | three- Cashmere Set (Zara) | four- Amie Dress (Jamie Kay) | five- Beret (Janie & Jack) | six- Muslin Swaddle (3 little crowns) | seven- Tiny Girl Gang T-shirt (Jean and June) Picture source here | eight- Newborn Moccasins (Freshly Picked)
Top: Cotton On (Similar linked here)
Shoes: Big W
Top: Cotton On (similar linked here and here)
Skirt: Cotton On (I can’t find similar ones so I’ve picked a cute pink tulle one here)
Shoes: Cotton On (I can’t find similar ones so I’ve linked brown shoes here)
I knew I wanted to move Ava’s room around to make it a bit more of a toddler girls room not a nursery. I also didn’t want to purchase anything additional because the room is quite small.
One main change we could make was that the chest of draws had the change mat on top which was the focus of the room up until recently- we tend to change her standing on the floor now (she is way too heavy to lift anymore!)
With a little re-shuffling I think we’ve managed to change this room into a great toddler room! Sources for mostly everything below!
Sources for most things:
Ikea- Faux Sheepskin (one on the top of the chest of draws and one in the tent), Chest of Drawers, Cot
Freedom Furniture- Jute Rug
Adairs- Pink Canopy and Colourful pom pom bunting (similar linked here)
House2Home- Flowers (on window) and wall. They don’t have their items listed online. You can visit their website here.
100percentheart- Wall Dots
Caravan Shoppe- I love you forever print
Two Brushes Designs– You are fearfully and wonderfully made print
Pottery Barn Kids- Pink Ballerina Jewellery Box
Kmart- Peach Tent and White Frame (I love you forever print)
H&M- Hanging Dress (Similar one here). I bought this one for $15 on the sale rack a few weeks ago at my local H&M.
Big W– Wooden Garment House Rack- I don’t think this is available anymore. Kmart have a similar one (here)
Target (U.S.A)– Swan Head
At first I couldn’t believe Pumpkin Patch was going out of business.. they have been in Australia for a number of years. My mum dressed me in Pumpkin Patch and I’ve dressed my daughter Ava in their clothes.. but alas.. They (along with Charlie & Me) have a closing down sale of 40-60% off. While I’m really sad that they will no longer be around I can’t help but capitalize on their closing down sale! Below are some of my favourite picks! I’ll be going in store this week to pick up a few bargains!
Flutter all in one | Headband | Shoes
Tank | Shorts | Top | Sneakers
Headband | Tights | Bodysuit | Shoes | Skirt
Polo | Shorts | Shoes
Bow | Pants | Shoes | Coat
Top | Shoes | Jeans
A few months ago my niece Mia was told to make a wish when she blew the candle out on her 6th birthday cake. After making this wish she quickly asked us if we wanted to know the wish she made- without missing a beat she told us she wished to grow wings..
..and that my friends is the problem with 90% of the cartoons our kids watch..haha
Poor Mia..we felt bad breaking it to her that humans can’t grow wings..but there are ways around it..kinda..cue the fairy wings and princess wands!
Some of the below items would be super cute for a Fairy or Princess party- they are on the cheaper side as well so definitely affordable if you needed to buy a few.
One- Fairy Wings // Two- Princess Wand // Three- Wing Singlet // Four- Wing Shoe Clips // Five- Princess Skirt //Six- Crown //Seven- Ballet Shoes //Eight- Flare Onesie