The other day when someone asked the age of my middle daughter, Siella and the word three came out of my mouth, it hit me. I realized that she was such a mature girl for her age. We sometimes engage conversations than I am unprepared to get into with her, but I just go with it. While she looks up to her big brother, trying to keep up with him, and sometimes surpassing him. And yet, she nurtures her little sister in every which way she can. Siella is a strong little girl, a warrior, and I hope that she will never lose that spunk. Her beautiful, loving soul is larger than life, and I am beyond lucky to be able to call her my daughter.
With Siella, it’s always rainbows and butterflies, so when it comes to choosing her wardrobe, I tend to put a great deal of thought and heart into my selections. I try to curate her wardrobe, and all my children’s wardrobes, to reflect their personalities. For Siella, its all about flowy dresses, ditsy prints, tutus, and always, lots of pink. Since she has started dressing herself, I am drawn to clothing that I know she will enjoy, as well as collections of brands that I know she will be able to express herself with.
A new online resource I recently discovered is Melijoe.com. With over 120 kid’s fashion brands, Melijoe.com offers the best in children’s style. They carry some of my favorite brands including Stella McCartney Kids, Little Marc Jacobs, Desigual, and my newest favorite Chipie. At Melijoe.com, you’ll find a rare selection of products at every price range. They make online shopping super easy as I browse and pick out items for the kids with their inspiration boards, where I commonly stumble upon other brands and styles that would suit them.
Siella’s flared dress from Chipie is made of pure cotton poplin, with crochet knit flowers accented on the sides. When I first saw this dress, I immediately wished I could have one in my size. In fact, lately, I find myself feeling the same way about many of my children’s clothes. While packing our bags for our California trip, Siella caught a glimpse of the dress, and immediately asked if it was for her. She squealed about how beautiful it was, and asked to wear it as soon as we arrived in LA. Her sandals, also purchased on Melijoe.com, are Pom d’Api. This brand has become a staple in the girl’s wardrobe, as I love the quality, and the different colors and styles that are available. I ended up picking up a few pairs that I know will carry the girls all through summer.
As my children get older, and these threads will eventually become too small, it will be these vivid memories and photos that I will have as treasured keepsakes, and cherish dearly.