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Dressing the Babe / Fancy Florals

Dressing the Babe / Fancy Florals

Dressing the Babe / Fancy Florals

When you have kids, one of the last things you think about is getting dressed up with them. Who puts their kids in fancy clothes, anyway?!? Well, we decided to get dressed up in our latest Dressing the Babe because it's fun to feel a little extra special (and a baby in a swishy skirt or dress is pretty epic). Whether it's for a wedding or other special occasion, here's my take on a fancy outfit for me and my babe…

Dressing the Babe / Fancy Florals

I'm a sucker for a pleated skirt—it adds so much movement and texture to the outfit. I also added in a dickie (when's the last time you've seen someone wear those?) to add a little extra softness and contrast around the neck of this floral blouse.

Mama outfit / 1. Marimekko blouse, 2. Le cou Miette collar, 3. J.Crew pleated skirt (past season / similar), 4. BC shoes (past season / similar).

Dressing the Babe / Fancy Florals

Oh, this outfit that I wish came in my size! There are just no words…

Babe outfit / 5. Crew & Lu floral top, 6. Crew & Lu striped skirt, 7. Crew & Lu collar, 8. shoes by Zuzii.

Dressing the Babe / Fancy Florals

Dressing the Babe / Fancy Florals

If you have kids (or even if you don't), try getting extra dressed up for a day. Don't worry about what will stain, if your kids will make a mess of their outfit (or yours) and just enjoy that fancy feeling. It's pretty fun not to always be so practical sometimes, too.

{Photos by Casey Brodley, flat styling by Julia Wester, outfit styling by Joy Cho. Coco is 16 months and sadly, a real toddler now!}

14 comments

  1. Joy, I love LOVE your style and the products you promote and show on your blog and Instagram. But I simply cannot afford a $300 swimsuit or purchase an $80 top for a toddler. Can you also show us some affordable gems for the stay-at-home moms or the middle-income working moms out there?
    Gladys

  2. Hi Gladys!
    I completely understand. I always try and show a range of items from Target level to more boutique indie designers. Were often mixing both high and low together.
    I often try and highlight indie designers and brands who produce in small quantities and therefore their pricing is a bit higher but I will continue to try and mix in more affordable brands as well.
    Thank you for your feedback!
    Joy

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