Keen on Aquamarine: 5 Fab Summer Finds for Baby Girl

I get hooked on colors every so often and can’t seem to shake it. While I was pregnant with my first child, I wore pink all of the time. I’m not even a big fan of pink, but I sure did love it for a while. What’s scary is I didn’t even notice I had an Aerosmith thing for pink (remember this video?) until I looked at my closet one day and was struck by a wave of pink, purple and fuchsia. I blame it on hormones. Today I find myself obsessed with aquamarine.  Blue water, blue skies and lazy, blue, summer days.

Sweet Ivy Swing Dress
This beautiful aqua-colored A-line dress has a little bit of lace peeking out from the bottom. The pintucked pleats, bow applique and hem details make it the perfect party dress for summer fun. It comes in toddler and youth sizes. Retails for $36 at Nordstrom.

Sweet Heart Rose Floral Dress
Striped, dotted, ruffled & more. This dress has it all! This sundress features a bright floral skirt and a lined bodice. Toddler sizes. Retails for $34 at Nordstrom.

Merrell “Flutterfly” Mary Jane Sneaker
It’s a dress shoe and a sneaker all in one. With grippy rubber soles and Air Cushion technology, these stylish shoes are the perfect choice for your oh-so-posh kiddo on the run.Retails for $45 at Nordstrom

Small Paul Ruffled Bodysuit
With ruffles at the neckline and puffy sleeves, this onesie is chic, comfy & cute. Oh, and don’t forget the Clever Julius screenprint. Find it at Nordstrom for $18 in infant sizes.

Little Maven Seersucker Dress
This dress if from Tori Spelling’s line of baby clothes. It’s the Seersucker Bow Dress and isn’t it sweet? Back button closure and fully lines. Retails for $38 at Nordstrom.

Wanna see more cute clothes? Check our my post about 5 Superbly Stylish Outfits for July 4th on Droolicious!

Bonnie Jean: It’s a Polka Dot Party

Does the name Bonnie Jean sound familiar? I’m sure it does. In fact, Bonnie Jean has been dressing little girls since 1935. Trends come and go, but traditional, feminine, affordable clothes always stay in style. Make that traditional with a dash of funky fun.

This cutie-pie outfit is a great example of why moms love Bonnie Jean. This 2-piece cotton set features a sleeveless top with a black & white polka dot pattern and sweet, red rosettes along the neckline. The coordinating Capri pants feature the reverse color combo. It comes in sizes 12, 18 and 24 mos. Retails for $18 at Jordyn’s Closet.

Chill Baby Style: What Did Sandra Bullock Buy for Louis?

According to the May 31st issue of US Weekly, Sandra Bullock spent some time in the Music Capital of the World – Austin, TX – and did some shopping for baby Louis. On Friday, May 14th, Sandra & friends popped in Austin’s Izzy And Ash, a hip baby and kid’s boutique in Westlake, and picked up some cute finds.

The store owner, Jennifer Mazuelos, said Sandra was an easygoing mom and really seemed to enjoy shopping for baby stuff. Her fave items were baby hats and tees. (Sandra happened to be wearing a hat that day too!) Jennifer said Louis was a big baby, so Sandra was buying 18-24 month clothes. Okay, let’s cut to the good stuff. Here are some items she bought:

Chaser Tees Peace American Flag, Vintage Black Tee
Retails for $25 at Izzy and Ash.

City Threads Striped Blue Polo Shirt
Retails for $20.25 at Izzy and Ash

City Threads Charcoal Plaid Jersey Shorts
Retail for $23.25 at Izzy and Ash.

Want to see more items she bought, including the most adorable plaid baby cap you’ve ever seen? Check out this blog post on Droolicious for more of Louie’s goodies!

Baby Nay: A Staple for Every Hip Baby

All of MommyQ’s readers know how much I L-O-V-E clothes for little girls. Yes, I’m a clothes weirdo and I believe every woman needs many pairs of black shoes. I’m known for going totally ga-ga over outfits and here’s one for the books.

This is the Kimono Set from Baby Nay and isn’t it delish? Vibrant, lively print patterns and an adorable wrap-front kimono with matching pull-on pants. Comfy and cute, both pieces are trimmed in ruffles and the top is finished with a bow and mesh flower. How cute! Find it in sizes 3-12mos at Nordstrom for $44.

In Life, Sometimes You Just Don’t Feel It

It’s a mixed blessing to be a professional writer. Most of the time, I enjoy writing immensely. It’s a release that allows me to express a tiny percentage of the random thoughts floating through my brain at any given moment. Yet, there are times when typing a quick, lighthearted blog post is an impossible task.

My friends and family have been suffering some devastating losses recently and my desire to write about pricey baby clothes, upscale baby gear and the like has been greatly diminished as a result. When life hands you lemons, sometimes making lemonade is the last thing on your mind. It doesn’t really heal or help true pain. The only thing that helps is the passing of time.

My heart goes out to my friends and family members who are suffering right now. Whether it’s the loss of a life that didn’t last nearly long enough or worrying about a life that may be cut short or mourning a full life that met a tragic end – I am sorry for you all.

MommyQ is taking a short mental vacation to mend, prioritize, re-examine and reflect.  I’m sure my goofball perspective on motherhood, my fascination for animal print everything and my cynical wit will return quickly. Let’s just say, I’m not feeling it at the moment. And I would never want to be a faker. Peace out for now…

Festive Fuzzy Butt is Too Cute

I’m sorry, but these are just too cute not to blog about. I was looking for something fun to write about on Babble, when I came across these fancy baby pants.

Festive holiday treats for baby’s top and bottom have arrived in the shape of Baby Jake’s Fuzzy Buns. Diapers covers are super-luxurious thanks to the “Poodle Shag” fabric. Holiday set comes with matching fuzzy hat. If you just want some everyday fuzziness, you can find these sets in pastel pink, baby blue, mint green and periwinkle with an optional matching hat. What a great gift idea for $35.

If fancy pants aren’t your bag, how about these luxurious Monogram Blankets (also Poodle Shag) on sale for $54. Cute! Cute! Cute!