What a bright and shiny Halloween it was for us! Like most of the other girls her age, Emery has had a full-on obsession with princesses and all things sparkly. I was sure her love for “Frozen” would mean she’d dress up like Elsa or Anna, but in an attempt to offer other ideas, we browsed “sparkly girls costumes” on Pinterest. We came across an over-the-top rainbow-y unicorn that was definitely not Emery’s style, but the idea stuck. I set out to find the most sparkly dress a Google search might turn up and found it here as part of a mod costume. We discovered the most adorable unicorn horns by Brooklyn Owl on Etsy and ordered silver with pink on the ears to match the silver dress. With a little glitter spray and silver ballet flats we already had, this was the makings of my favorite girls Halloween costume to date!
Scroll through for an overload of “Emery-as-a-Unicorn” photos and a golden Halloween scene in Seaside. It was a perfect evening!
Pretty curls for a sparkly unicorn!
Sparkly Unicorn Halloween in Seaside
Emery always has a story to tell and as soon as she starts, the details just flow in and become more and more imaginative until the end result is nowhere near where the story started. Today’s version:
Me: Are you excited about school and playing on the playground today?
Emery: Yes, I’m so excited, mommy. I love the swings and I think I’ll take this little bitty bunny with me because that puppy is too loud and everyone needs a friend and I’m sure he likes to swing, but we better be careful because there are trees and a bear might come out and be ready to eat lunch and see us and want this little bitty bunny. Aww, I don’t want the bear to eat this bunny, mommy. He’s my friend.
Dress: Old Navy (last year, similar here and here) | Shoes: Old Navy (no longer available, similar here, here and here)
Life is a runway, right? As we were walking into Publix this week, Emery ran ahead saying, “Mommy. Mommy! Look. Right here. I can say cheese!” She made a beeline for this little step outside the cart return and proceeded to ham it up as I reached for my iPhone. What a doll! <3
These days, getting Emery dressed has been a challenge. It isn’t our differing opinion that adds minutes to the morning routine (at least not yet!), it is the freezing cold, arctic front that has turned our mild Florida winter into something of a tundra. Luckily, layers are our friend and we’ve been piling them on. This is one outfit Emery picked out head to toe. I’m pretty sure those leopard flats are the most-worn item in her closet and therefore the best bargain ever scored for Emery. Details at the bottom.
Sweater, Jacket and Jeans: Old Navy | Leopard Shoes: Cynthia Rowley
Does anyone else actually sit down to eat breakfast on a weekday or is it just our family that runs out the door with a waffle, banana or granola bar in hand? In order to snooze the alarm until the last minute, we save time by laying out an outfit the night before. This is what we ended up with today: a fun floral button-down and bright accessories. Is it spring yet?
Headband: F21 | Necklace: Beach Baubles | Shirt: J. Crew crew cuts or similar here | Jeans: Circo at Target or similar here | Shoes: Old Navy
It’s never too early to start thinking about Valentine’s Day. The holiday is just too lovely to put off. Shopping for Emery’s clothing and accessories is as much or more fun than shopping for my own. There are so many cute things in store these days, especially for a holiday as girly and adorable as Valentine’s Day. I like to stick to styles that are simple, not-so-fussy and not the typical princess, character splattered kids fashion. I also like pieces that can mix in with other things in her wardrobe and stretch beyond just one occasion. i.e. You will probably never see me buy something like a smocked, monogram dress, those weird bell-bottom outfits for girls or a personalized shirt with embroidered hearts and Emery’s name. It’s just not my thing. These items, however, I love. I would actually wear most of them in my size. Click links below for details on each.
Gingham Dress | Pink Striped Shirt | Chambray Shirt | Heart Glasses | Red Heart Jeans | Ban.Do Hearts | BELIEVE Tee | Organic Twirl Skirt | Heart Scarf | Beach Baubles | Striped Heart PJs | Glitter Wristlet | Leopard Print Dress | Polka Dot A-Line Dress | | Satin Ballet Slippers
You may have seen the often-sold-out CÉLFIE tee by Sincerely Jules on bloggers here, here, here, here and even a celebrity or two. A play on the Céline logo, it’s become a cult-favorite this year and certainly fitting as the Oxford Dictionary named “selfie” its word of the year.
I did a quick DIY project to make a “little Célfie” for Emery until an official Sincerely Jules for kids tee makes its debut. Meanwhile, I love this one!
Heading home this weekend, Emery and I stopped along the way for popcorn, icees and the obligatory shopping trip. We’re off to the mountains in Tennessee next week for a trip with Hunter’s family so I was hoping to grab a few warm and cozy steals at Tar-jay and TJ Maxx. (Side note: Did you know kids get a free popcorn at Target when they’re buckled in? Just learned that today!) We browsed everything under the sun and found a few keepers. Sunday fun day with my sweet girl!
Cardigan – Carter’s | Ruffle Tee – Target | Shoes – Cynthia Rowley (found at Marshall’s)
After a busy day of ballerina time for the Flutterby Festival, the obligatory trip to Target and plenty of 30A sunshine our Saturday was topped with a pit-stop to the beach just in time to catch the sunset. Emery’s favorite part? “Giving sand back to the water.” I just love the way she thinks!