Happy Tuesday friends!
I am pretty excited to get to share with you my take on “mommy and me” today, with Karina Dresses and my 7-year-old niece.. My sister, Sue joined us as well, as she is the “mommy” in this equation; I am the aunt. When I saw that Karina Dresses designed “The Playtime Collection“, I knew I wanted to style this Mint Maritime patterned dress with my fashionable niece. We had so much fun!
My niece and my sister live in nearby, so it has been wonderful to be able to see more of each other over the past several years. My sister was one of the main reasons we moved here to Lake Norman, as I found a teaching job, and wanted to be near family. Over the past years, I have been witness to my little niece’s love of fashion. She is a mini-me. She loves jewelry, and love dresses! For quite awhile she didn’t wear jeans and still prefers to wear a dress or skirt. We are a lot alike! Although I couldn’t tell you what i wore when I was 7!
She is funny, smart and loves to see the styles I wear. She asked my hubby, when looking at blog photos, “Are those wedges?” I laughed, getting a kick out of her even knowing what “wedges” are.
Karina Dresses line now has several prints that are available to little girls aged 1-8.This style for little girls is called The Cali.
“It’s a sweet and simple style with a tank-like bodice with a gathered skirt and it’s available in several of our Karina Signature Prints. Grab a matching dress for yourself and your mini me! This is a special, limited edition collection so quantities are limited. “
The Cali dress also comes in 4 other patterns you can view on the website. For little girls, the dresses are sized xs-xl, according to age.
For me, I loved the green pattern and initially asked for the Katharine style( higher neckline, cap sleeves), however, it sold out. . I went for another favorite, the sleeveless Ruby, which ties at the waist and is a faux wrap. I can style this with a cardi for chillier evenings out, or wear the classic denim jacket over top. If you don’t want to show your arms, but a jacket is too heavy, one could always wear a light tee underneath. I am wearing an XS, which is my consistent size with Karina Dresses.
How fun is it to have the same print as Mom? or Aunt? This would be adorable for Mother’s Day as well! We had a fun time at the photo shoot and went to lunch at a nearby restaurant, making a day of it. I couldn’t resist picking up some beautiful yellow flowers at Fresh Market, before the shoot. I was going to bring yellow tulips, but they had not bloomed. So the next best thing!
Fashionista pose 🙂
As always, what I love about Karina Dresses is that they are stylish, wrinkle free, and made in the USA. I always recommend them for travel!
We decided to make a day of this photo shoot and after taking pictures at this pretty outdoor gazebo, my sister, my hubby, niece and I went to lunch at a nearby restaurant, where we dined al fresco! My favorite way of eating!
Outfit details- Karina dresses provided these dresses in exchange for review. as always my opinion is honest.
ruby dress in maritime mint c/o Karina dresses
calie dress for girls c/o Karina dresses
treesje leather clutch
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FROM KARINA. FROM NOW UNTIL SUNDAY- 20% off when customers purchase any style dress from our Playtime Collection along with one of our matching Cali Dresses for Girls with the code HAPPYMOTHERSDAY at checkout.
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