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Entries in children's clothing (21)


a little yellow suitcase

I saw this sweet yellow suitcase at The Land of Nod opening party and thought it would be just right for Avery--she loves packing bags with her favorite things to go places.  Later, after meeting the artist and designer behind the fabulous Lately Lily and after reading about Lily on her website, we saw that she carries a sunny little yellow suitcase around!  Avery fell in love with Lily and her travels and also loved the idea of packing her suitcase just like Lily.  With this tutu and a couple of pairs of these spec-tacular spectacles, Avery was ready for an afternoon of adventures.

Thanks to Lately Lily for Avery's Bonjour Lily shirt and to The Land of Nod for supplying these great accessories for imaginary play (links: tutu, multi rainbow glasses, green bow glasses, suitcase).

Stop by The Land of Nod at South Coast Plaza for Lately Lily day on Saturday, September 21st!  Check out the fun details of the afternoon here.


lately lily app: paris for a day!

We were so excited to hear about the new Lately Lily app for the iPad!  In her latest adventure, traveling Lily and her pal Zeborah take a jaunt to Paris to meet her friend Audrey for a concert in the park.  You can help Lily choose her traveling outfit and pack her sunny yellow suitcase, maneuver Zeborah and Lily's suitcase through the baggage claim, take photos out the window on her flight to Paris and finally, have a wonderful time with Audrey at the al fresco concert in the park!  Avery loved choosing Lily's clothes for her trip and was delighted to see Lily later on dressed in the outfit that she had put together for her!  While on the plane, Avery also enjoyed searching through the camera viewfinder for photo subjects in the French landscape below and lastly, she liked hearing and repeating the French words taught by Lily while walking the streets of Paris.  Avery and I both loved the animation and playful surprises throughout the app.  There were plenty of new things to talk about and interesting sights to see!  It was a lovely taste of Parisian life through Lily's eyes.  Can't wait to see where Lily is off to next!

Lately Lily is giving away a copy of their new Lately Lily app for the iPad to one A+A reader.  To enter the giveaway, visit the Lately Lily: Paris for a Day app site on iTunes or Lately Lily's website and leave a comment below with your favorite thing about Lately Lily--her tees, posters, app, Lily's notebook or her suitcase.

For up to three additional entries, you can do the following:

1. Like Avery and Augustine on Facebook and leave a separate comment below.

2. Like Lately Lily on Facebook and leave a separate comment below.

3. Follow Lately Lily on Instagram and leave a separate comment below. 

The giveaway ends on Thursday, August 1, 2013, at 9:00 p.m. PDT.  The winner will notified via email.  À tout à l'heure!


avery's honey and cheese party

After telling her a few details about our honey and cheese party, I asked Avery if she wanted to have her own party.  Her reply was, "Cheese, honey.  That sounds like fun!"  Avery loved drizzling honey over her cheese sandwich and ate almost all of it.

The  organic honey dipper is from Bambu and some of the play food and accessories are from this breakfast set and Haba Toys.  Thanks to Lately Lily for sending Avery some of their adorable shirts.  It was love at first sight and she was really drawn to their hangtags with Lily's travel stories as well.  This lavender Notre Dame shirt is Avery's favorite.  It is too cute!

interview with livie & luca

Photos of Avery & Nate's new Livie & Luca sandals for the summer--Juno Black and Leo Chocolate.  We love Livie & Luca for so many reasons, especially for their durability, excellent craftsmanship, unique design and attention to detail.  You can read an interview Livie & Luca did with me on their blog--thanks L&L!  It was a pleasure and an honor!


sharing with siblings

Typically, it's difficult for my kids to share anything--toys, books, food, etc.--but one thing they will share pretty willingly are clothes!  Here are Avery and Nate wearing the same Livie & Luca Woodland Boots.  These are some of my favorite toddler shoes of all time and they look adorable on both Avery and Nate!