It’s almost Spring time and I can’t wait for colors to start popping out in people’s wardrobes as much as the gardens that surround us. The days are getting brighter along with the kids’ clothes. MM has long been a dress girl. When given the choice she will pick a dress and tights over leggings or pants anytime. It’s just in her own style. She loves picking out her own outfits already. I know, scary at her age but I give her the freedom to choose within limits. I have noticed she always goes for the more vibrant, brighter pinks rather than the lighter pale pinks. It’s quickly becoming her signature color. You can see it popping out all over my instagram in her outfits. I was so excited to team up with Joules to celebrate dresses this month because they have such a great line of vibrant, bright pink choices that really showcase MM’s personality.
You can see her cheeky, innocent grin here. A grin that I know says more than it appears to. She is shy at first when she meets someone but she really comes to life with the chatter once she feels comfortable with you. This is one of my favorite Joules dresses as I love the denim attached skirt to the white floral top. You can pair it with leggings and socks (that accidentally match perfectly) or with tights for a less casual look. When we took these photos I remember MM coming down the stairs saying she had matching socks to her new dress. I loved how she paired them together on her own.
When she isn’t being shy she is showing her soft, caring side. She really has the biggest heart ever. You can constantly catch her rocking her teddy bear or baby doll to sleep while singing them a song. She talks so sweet to them and creates magical adventures for them to all experience together, in her own little world. I love watching her change and grow in front of my very eyes.
Like any toddler, MM is still finding her way and learning along the way. She is a dancer, she is a singer, she is a chef, she is babysitter, she is a storyteller and forming her identity as we speak. I think this is such a special age as they are changing so much every single day. Every new thing that comes into their life is magical.
You can see it in her eyes which personality trait she is trying on for the moment. I say, moment, because it can change at the drop of a toy or a stumble on the floor or a bad night sleep. Whatever it is though it’s not far from smiling. I love how much she smiles. It was no different when I opened this dress (above) out of the box. When she saw the “woof, woof” on the front in vibrant pink, she squealed with delight. Her two favorite things together at last. She has asked to wear this dress over and over again. She really is “looking PAW-SOME” in it isn’t she?
Even though MM has a fondness for vibrant pink she loves this soft blue, long sleeve sweater. It had a vibrant pink flower on the front that she kept trying to sniff which was hilarious. “Why it not smell Mommy?” she kept asking because to her everything is real.
It’s still cold out but these dresses are great for that cross between winter to spring time. MM calls them “sweater dresses” which I think is cute. She has been absolutely in love with these like any fashionista in the making she loves a new wardrobe staple or two. You can see it in her cheeky smile how much she enjoyed parading around with her new Joules Dresses on.
I found all three dresses a good fit and true to their size. Sometimes MM can wear a larger size in other places but Joules fit right to her age bracket. They washed so great as this pink one has been washed about dozen times already and you can’t tell. I love a good quality brand for kids clothes as we all know they aren’t the easiest things to keep nice and clean after a toddler has been in them.
I am excited to see if MM will change her love for vibrant colors and dresses and evolve to more styles and trends. She clearly already has a better fashion sense their her mother at almost three years old which I find impressive.
When did your daughter start taking notice of what she was wearing or has she? Is this a normal toddler girl thing to do? I have already lost many purses and handbags to her dressing up and I am sure that won’t ever stop as she gets older. Either way, I love that she can express her personality in the things she is wearing.
*We were sent these lovely dresses for purpose of this review but all opinions are our own.
Awww she is so cute! She reminds me a bit of Miss C when she was her age. Miss C loves to dress herself and is getting pretty good at putting together bits that match. I love Joules clothing, especially the horse items since I have a horse mad lady!
I think little girls often start showing their love for clothes and dressing up from an early age – my middle one did but not my eldest and she still isn’t really into clothes. Love your choices here. I must admit to falling in love with Joules clothing lately. Love their women’s clothes too!
The Reading Residence says
Oh, she looks so grown up! My daughter loves wearing dresses, too, and like you, we always find Joules dresses true to size and a good fit. The designs are just adorable, and so beautifully modelled x
Thanks Jocelyn so sweet of you. Yes, definitely true to size which you never find anymore. I gasp when I bought 4 years old for her in Next and no room to grow. I was sure she isn’t that big for her age. lol
Laura @ dearbearandbeany says
I can totally relate to this, my eldest daughter is also a little girl that only wants to wear dresses, especially if they are pink 🙂 I can’t remember a time when she wasn’t interested in what she wearing, I think it’s definitely a girl thing. I love these dresses, Joules have a great selection for girls and can’t wait to start buying for the spring days x
I was definitely impressed by their selection. They are so fun and cute. Definitely a girl thing born in them if they want it. I was a tomboy growing up so I think my mom was a little sad I wasn’t the same as this but we are all different. Didn’t stop me from becoming girlie as an adult. lol
Awww she looks gorgeous in these pics. What lovely dresses – I have to say the dog is my fave, so quirky and fun for a little girl! Yes I can’t wait for spring either, splash some colour and warm up a little hopefully x
I hope to warm up a lot it’s been freezing. The dog one is her and mine favorite too. Who doesn’t love the word “Paw-some”? hahaha
Love all of these and what colourful photographs! She is so cute 🙂 My Lottie loves wearing these colours too and we adore the dresses and tops in our house…they’re so pretty xx
Oh thank you so much lovely. It was so dark outside they are more grainy then I like but they were too cute not to share. Sometimes it’s about the smiles and moments than the quality of photos but these dresses speak quality for themselves. Lovely!