Time to put away the Polar Vortex wardrobe and celebrate SPRING! A great way to do that is with a shopping excursion during Lord & Taylor’s Friends and Family event. Almost all regular and sale merchandise will be an extra 25% off, with 10% off cosmetics and fragrances. Grab your savings pass here, OR, save some paper and be kind to Mother Earth by having the pass texted to you.

Lord & Taylor Savings Pass

Announcing the Designer Shoe Arrival Event from Neiman Marcus Last Call!
Neiman Marcus Last Call Designer Shoe Arrival Event

Beginning Wednesday, April 16th, save up to 55% on designer favorites, such as Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo, Charlotte Olympia, Lanvin Paris, and more. Selections vary by location. See below for your nearest retail store:

Camarillo Premium Outlets – Camarillo, California
Desert Hills Premium Outlets – Cabazon, California
The Outlets at Orange – Orange, California
Livermore Premium Outlets – Livermore, California
Milpitas Great Mall – Milpitas, California
Ontario Mills – Ontario, California
Great Mall – Milpitas, California
Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas – Primm, Nevada
Arizona Mills – Tempe, Arizona
Colorado Mills – Lakewood, Colorado
Brodie Oaks Shopping Center – Austin, Texas
Allen Premium Outlets – Allen, Texas
Grapevine Mills – Grapevine, Texas (Dallas)
Katy Mills – Katy, Texas (Houston)
San Marcos Premium Outlets – San Marcos, Texas
Gurnee Mills – Gurnee, Illinois
Fashion Outlets of Chicago – Rosemont, Illinois
Great Lakes Crossing – Auburn Hills, Michigan
Sugarloaf Mills – Lawrenceville, Georgia
Orlando Premium Outlets I International Drive – Orlando, Florida
Miromar Outlets – Estero, Florida
Dolphin Mall – Miami, Florida
Sawgrass Mills – Sunrise, Florida
Franklin Mills – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Premium Outlets – Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Potomac Mills – Woodbridge, Virginia
Arundel Mills – Hanover, Maryland
Tanger Outlets at the Arches – Deer Park, New York
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets – Central Valley, New York
The Outlet Collection I Jersey Gardens – Elizabeth, New Jersey

It’s been awhile since I posted our Monday Motivation quotes. Here’s one that’s Fancy Girl to a T. Source.

#qotd Sparkle brighter | AFancyGirlMust.com

I absolutely adore the Mini Rodini animal print motif from their spring/summer 2014 collection.

Mini Rodini S/S 2014

Image via Mini Rodini on Facebook

With images of animals like jaguars, giraffes, toucans, and penguins covering tops, dresses, bottoms, and more, this is literally a new kind of animal print. This is a fun collection that plays off a child’s natural enthusiasm for creatures big and small. Below are just a few of our favorites for girls. Shop the looks at minirodini.com or one of the many boutiques around the world.

Mini Rodini S/S 2014 Collection | AFancyGirlMust.com

Top Row: Giraffe Wing Tee, $47; Penguin Leggings, $35; Lizzard Dress, $67

Middle Row: Zebra Dress, $103; Giraffe Skirt, $47; Tucan Summersuit, $75

Bottom Row: Giraffe Summersuit, $75; Cheetah Embroidery Patch, $11; Giraffe Swimsuit, $33

Los Angeles-based Wildfox announces its Kids’ Fall 2014 collection titled Sense & Eccentricity, inspired by Jane Austen novels set in England’s Regency Era.

WILDFOX KIDS FALL 2014 COLLECTION | AFancyGirlMust.com

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My new baby girl has a 4th degree connection to Bradley Cooper. And yours can too…
Max Daniel Designs Review & Giveaway  | AFancyGirlMust.com

Let me explain…
I recently received a pink giraffe baby blanket from Max Daniel Designs, and it is hands-down the BEST baby blanket I have EVER held, touched, etc. Like fur coat good (and with 3 girls now, I’ve made quite the collection of pink blankets). I was so impressed with the quality, that I actually had the other moms at the bus stop feel it too. The real test was how Baby E would like it, and I think the big smile on her face above speaks volumes. But back to the Bradley Cooper connection: Max Daniel is a celebrity favorite and one of his blankets was used by Baby Carlos in the film The Hangover. So in terms of the degree connection: My baby —> Max Daniel —> The person in charge of props and wardrobe in The Hangover—> Carlos —> Bradley Cooper. Four degrees of separation!
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Soooo, I might be stretching this a bit, but pretty cool right? Max Daniel Designs is more than just a movie prop; the blankets are a favorite among celebrity moms like Kristin Chenoweth, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Lopez, Kristin Cavallari, Zanna Roberts Rassi and more.

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:
Max Daniel blankets are definitely the best high-quality blankets that you can gift to any new baby in your life. And since spring is here, they are offering one of their Spring Blossom blankets to one lucky winner!

Max Daniel Spring Blossoms Blanket Giveaway | AFancyGirlMust.com

All you have to do is comment below with the color you want, and then gain some extra points with a few extra steps. Good luck! Giveaway ends at 12:00 AM on Friday, March 28th. The winner will be contacted via the comments below.

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I was just accepted as a FabKids Ambassador and I can’t wait to get started. As timing would have it, I had just placed an order from the most recent collection just before I got word of my new Ambassador role. My middle Fancy Girl is wear the Tutu Shine outfit with a head wrap from The Icing and a gold cardigan from Target (can’t forget the pink cowgirl boots!). When you sign up for FabKids, you fill out a survey for your kids (boys and girls) and every month, they send you picks from the collection based on his/her size and interests. You don’t have to purchase every month (when you purchase an outfit, that’s your monthly membership fee) so there’s no pressure to buy. But..when you see the clothes, it’s hard not to!

I’ve discovered a new way of online shopping: Instagram! Boutiques can post sale and clearance items, and followers comment with their email address to receive an invoice. Easy peasy! That’s how I discovered this amazing Flapdoodles top for my daughter from Dekoposh Boutique. I just love the Peter Pan collar and royal blue color (that’s her favorite color right now–quite a departure from “blue is a boy color”). The top arrived yesterday and here’s our look!

Stay tuned for more of our #ootd #klotd posts!

Designers like Oscar de la Renta, Dolce & Gabbana, and Dior are having one big garden party with their Spring/Summer 2014 Collections.

Designer Kids Spring/Summer 2014 Collections

Whether you’re shopping or just getting inspired for a more budget-friendly option, have a look below at some fancy floral frocks for your Easter or spring celebrations. If you want something more solid color and less print, check out other options in our Pinterest board.

Luxe Easter/Spring Dresses | AFancyGirlMust.com

Top Row (L-R): Lesy Green Knee Length Silk Dress, $419.27, ChildrenSalon; Oscar de la Renta Pink ‘Super Pose Flora’ Cotton Dress, $277.29, ChildrenSalon; Susanne Lively Taffeta & Leaf Skirt Dress, $147, Neiman Marcus

Middle Row (L-R): Monnalisa Green Rose Print Cotton Dress, $344.10, ChildrenSalon; Mayoral Ivory Floral Cotton Dress, $68.49, ChildrenSalon; Lesy Yellow Silk and Tulle Dress, $481.08, ChildrenSalon

Bottom Row (L-R): Dolce & Gabbana Blue Flower Print Jersey Dress, $349.50, AlexandAlexa; Liberty London ‘Annie’s Garden’ Silk Dress, $237.20, ChildrenSalon; Rachel Riley Strawberry Print Dress, $132.50, AlexandAlexa

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.
DIY Shamrock Necklace | AFancyGirlMust.com

You only need 3 items (not including scissors and a whole punch), all of which can be found on OrientalTrading.com. Details below.

DIY Shamrock Necklace | AFancyGirlMust.com

1. Monochromatic Green Paper Pack, $4.48; 2. Green Pipe Cleaners, $2.00; Lime Green Striped Paper Straws, $4.00; 4. scissors & a hole punch

Instructions:

  1. Create a shamrock pattern and trace on the sheets of green paper. You’ll need up to 15 for a child necklace
  2. Cut the straws into 1 in. pieces
  3. Connect 2-3 of the pipe cleaners together to make one long piece
  4. Start with a straw piece and feed it through the pipe cleaner to the end. Alternate with the shamrock shapes and other straws until you have enough necklace for your child.
  5. Connect the pipe cleaner ends to finish off your necklace and off you go!