***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
As the proud Mama of 2 little children, I am always looking for adorable outfits that can withstand the wear (and often abuse) of a couple very active preschoolers. Sure, in a perfect world, kids would behave like little angels when they're wearing their nicer clothing. Moms would never have to worry about dirt or mud or spills of any kind. Of course this is not a perfect world, at least not in my home, and my kids don't seem to "act right" when they're wearing their higher end apparel. If anything, they see it as a challenge and get even more rambunctious.
So obviously, I want to buy my kids outfits that are of a higher quality than those found at big box retailers. Sure, I can find a cute dress at Walmart for about $10. But more often than not, these cheap garments are just that.... Cheap. Cheaply made, cheaply designed, and they certainly don't last very long and even start to come apart after a few washes. Sometimes you really DO get what you pay for!
To avoid these issues, I often shop at higher-end, online children's boutiques like My Little Darling. This is one of my favorite retailers of children's apparel, and they have tons of stylish, well-made clothing from coveted brands like 7 For All Mankind, 3 Pommes, and Elegant Baby. Here are some of my favorite My Little Darling looks this season:
About My Little Darling :
"My Little Darling is an independent children’s store specializing in classic, charming, and unique boutique style clothing. We meticulously select designers from around the world to provide you with fabulous and stylish clothing as well as lovely gifts and toys for all of the little darlings in your life. We strive to create a superior shopping experience by providing an excellent selection of clothing, gifts, and toys that meet our high quality standards."
Our Review :
The generous folks at My Little Darling sent us a couple of outfits to check out for ourselves. Sophie received the oh-so-chic Luna Dress and some Lulu Leggings in cream. Xander received the Toddler Honolua Tee and some adorable jeans made by Jean Bourget.
These outfits are absolutely adorable, and are super-soft against the skin. I was especially impressed by the quality of Xander's jeans. You know how cheap jeans are often scratchy and starchy feeling? Not these babies...These jeans are incredibly soft and very comfortable to wear. I especially love the fact that they include an adjustable waist, allowing for room to grow.
I also really adore the Honolua Tee, also by Jean Bourget. This is a long sleeved top, but the sleeves can be rolled up and buttoned into place for a shorter sleeved look. Included with this fun top is a navy blue bandana. This is perfect for little boys like mine who love playing "Pirates"!
Xander really loves his new My Little Darling outfit, and couldn't wait to put it to the "Play Test". He sat nicely for a few photos and then took off running to the playground. I am happy to say, after running, climbing, swinging and sliding, there were no tears in his clothing. He also had a free range of movement in this outfit and was able to be a rough and tumble little boy with no worries of destroying his cute outfit.
Of course since Xander was having a jolly old time playing, Sophie had to join in the fun. Normally, I wouldn't allow her to play while wearing a pretty dress. Since the Luna Dress is machine washable, I agreed to let her go and join her little brother on our wooden playset.
Sophie loved being the "Pretty Girl" on the block, and was sure to show all the neighbors her adorable blue dress and leggings. Being dressed up certainly didn't slow her down one bit, as you can see.
Here are my kiddos, all tuckered out after playing for a few hours. As you can see, they still look wonderful in their My Little Darling outfits. A little windblown perhaps, but the clothing held up better than their hair did!
Overall, I am pretty in love with My Little Darling. I have a wish list about a mile long. This shop offers some of the most stylish, high quality children's clothing on the market, and the classic designs will never go out of style. If you view buying clothing as an investment and only want the very best for the little ones in your life, I would definitely recommend checking out what My Little Darling has to offer. I think you'll find the perfect looks for your little darlings!
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