Like the good Irish girl that I am, it wouldn’t be March without some St. Patty’s Day crafts to do with my girls. We’ll be proudly wearing our green holiday best at the Morristown St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 15th, and so I found a project to make a shamrock necklace that the girls can wear.
You only need 3 items (not including scissors and a whole punch), all of which can be found on OrientalTrading.com. Details below.
Being fancy and playing dress-up is fun, but it’s better when you can do it for a good cause. Some of Disney’s youngest stars (and favorite Fancy Girls), recently attended the Ooh! La, La! Couture‘s 5th Annual Tutus 4 Tots Charity event in L.A. The event was co-hosted by Rowan Blanchard, star of the upcoming “Girl Meets World,” and had appearances from Skai Jackson (Jessie), Mia Talerico (Good Luck Charlie) and Francesca Capaldi (Dog with a Blog), among others. Below are some pictures from the event which raises money to donate dresses to girls in the foster care system. Scroll even farther down to see a video from BOP/Tiger Beat who covered the fun.
The Marimekko Kids Spring Collection was inspired by a child’s natural exuberance and thirst for adventure. Kids live in a bright and colorful world that’s full of creativity and curiosity. That vibe is felt throughout the color and prints used in not only the clothing, but in every product from Merimekko. Check out some of the looks for girls, and view the entire kids collection lookbook here. Merimekko is available all over the world (click here to find a store near you); the flagship store is in NYC and the home products can also be found at Crate & Barrel. Happy shopping!
I looked forward to Valentine’s Day every year, but not because I actually had a valentine to celebrate with. Well, I sort of did. Every year (and I’m talking every year even after I went to college), my mom always got us little heart-themed gifts. They were nothing big or expensive, but something fun we could wear to school that day. I still remember the glittery heart-shaped jelly bracelets she got my sister and me, and I’ve been on the hunt for ones just like them for my girls. If you also like treating your kiddos to some Valentine’s Day “love,” below are some gift ideas that aren’t too holiday-ish that your Fancy Girl can’t wear/use them all year. For even more ideas, visit our Pinterest board.
1. PlaceTile Heart Ceramic Notepad, $14,lastcall.com | 2. Pop Color Skinny Jeans For Baby, $19.94, Old Navy | 3. Heart Print Nightgown, $10.99, Gap | 4. Hearts O Glitter Pencil 12Pk, $14.41, FunToyMall.com | 5.BUILT S.Wich/Snack Sleeve Pk, $7.99, Target | 6. David Yurman Cable Kids Heart Earrings, $295, David Yurman | 7. BlissfulCASE – iPhone 4 Mint Polka Hearts, $20, ShopVault.com | 8. Have A Heart Tights, $10, Hanna Anderson; Girls’ knee-heart tights, $14.50, J. Crew | 9. “Crazy in Love” Hair Ties, $12 for 5, MyKitsch.com
Mariah Carey’s daughter Monroe makes her first appearance in our look-for-less series, and I’m sure it won’t be her last. The adorable tot looked like a mini-Mommy as she and Mariah both wore red coats while on holiday in Aspen, Colorado. By the look of the shoulder tabs, the coat looks very much like this Burberry version, but I can’t be sure. However, I can be sure that Monroe is not wearing any of the more budget friendly version below. But your Fancy Girl can!
Image via CelebrityBabyScoop.com
Clockwise from top left: Nordstrom Baby Velvet Jacket (Baby Girls) 18M, $30.82, Nordstrom; Girls’ Fleece Pea Coat Cardigan, $35, Lands’ End; Pili Carrera Baby Girl Red Long Wool Coat, $72.99, www.smartbargains.com; Gap Bow Coat, $55, Gap
When my eldest Fancy Girl was just under a year old, we started a new family tradition of going to a favorite local diner for New Year’s Eve dinner. The diner is one of those nostalgic, 50s decorated places that adds to the appeal of dining there. When we added some festive New Year’s Eve headwear to the evening’s ensemble, shopping for that year’s “hat” became my girls’ favorite assignment for the holiday. This year, rather than buying something quick and easy from a party store, I decided to go the DIY route and make hats for the girls. And I challenged myself to get all supplies from the dollar store. I made out pretty well! Below are some instructions and pictures, all of which was completed for about $7.
- Black poster board paper (other sites recommend scrapbook paper)
- Gold glitter glue
- Loose gold glitter (optional)
- Gold garland
- Gold gift toppers
- Thin black headbands
- Hot glue
1. You have to start with a triangle shape cut from the paper. That took a little experimenting to find a size that wasn’t too big for a little kid’s head. I measured a 12″ section of the paper then marked the center of that section (you can fold the paper in order to have a visible guideline). Draw a diagonal from the left corner to the center measuring about 8-9″. Repeat from the right corner. Cut out the triangle shape and cut a curved bottom at the base of your triangle.
2. Using your glitter glue, cover your triangle with circular dots. For added sparkle, sprinkle gold glitter on top of the glitter glue (but that’s completely optional).
3. When the dots are dry(ish), curve your triangle so the sides overlap into a cone shape. Use your hot glue to seal the sides.
4. Attach the garland to the bottom edge of the cone using your hot glue.
5. Glue your gold gift topper to the top of the cone. As in my case, you might have to remove a sticky square or something else that would get in the way of attaching to your hat.
6. Also using a few dots of hot glue, attach the hat to your headband. Don’t push the headband too far into the hat; you want the hat to essentially rest on the headband to make it fit better.
7. Once your hat is dry and sitting comfortably on your head, you’re ready to ring in the new year!
My Fancy Girls are totally having a grey moment right now, and frankly so am I. It’s probably the more feminine of the neutrals and looks great as a color scheme in a room or as a nail polish. Below are some Pinteresty inspirations from our Grey is Girly board.
Those of us who follow color trends on a regular basis always look forward to the time of year with Pantone makes their annual Color of the Year announcement. Earlier this week, they revealed the 2014 color to be Radiant Orchid. From the official Pantone press release, the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute® Leatrice Eiseman commented that “while the 2013 color of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination.” Typically, the color choice is a reflection of the social climate, with Eisman adding that “Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.”
Even though our Fancy Girls already live in a pink and purple world, we are sure to see more of this hue popping up from fashion to decor and more. Below are some picks we think your Fancy Girls will love.
1. Initial “M” Keyfob, $48, Henri Bendel | 2.Animal Enamel Bracelet, $14.90, Delia’s | 3. Yosi Samra Two Tone Bow Cap T, $62.95, Nordstrom | 4. Purple Orchid Flower Headband, $15, A Pink Princess | 5. Girl’s Play Dress Up Clothes, $63, A Pink Princess| 6. Girls’ Jacket in Ruffle Velour, $54.99, Juicy Couture | 7. Pumped Up Purple Nail Polish, $4.90, Delia’s | 8. MILLY MINIS Little Girl’s Embellished Two-Tone Sweater Dress in Orchid, $145, Saks
Day 4 of our Holiday Gift Guide features gifts for the little artist from Debra at The Harried Mom. Your Fancy Girl can mimic the works of famous artists with helpful guides and art supplies to help her get into her element. Product details below.