Summer Style Prep: Straw Bags

Summer is right around the corner! As we get ready for warmer days, trips to the pool, and walks along sandy beaches, I’m excited to share trending styles that are sure to have our little ones ready to take on the sun.

A straw bag is one of my long-time favorite summer fashion staples and I love seeing smaller versions for the little ladies in our lives.

Happy shopping! 🙂

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*Shopping links:

Zara – http://bit.ly/2r9pD6w

J. Crew – http://bit.ly/2sc5tai

Gymboree – http://bit.ly/2ri8shj

Janie & Jack – http://bit.ly/2skhkSQ

Century21 – http://bit.ly/2rSnFZg

GapKids – http://gap.us/2ribTEL

Target – http://bit.ly/2r9pOhO

*Prices subject to change after timing of this post due to sales and/or markdowns.


Ready, set, beach time!

Now that we are experiencing warmer days and are pretty much halfway through Spring, I’m ready for some fun in the sun.

Here are some of my recent style finds that will have little ones ready to head to the pool and beach as soon as the clock strikes SUMMER!

Happy shopping! 🙂


Nicky and Stella Baby Girl Mermaid Scallops Bikini
Nicky + Stella Baby Girl Mermaid Scallops Bikini – available in sizes 2T-4T
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J. Crew Factory Girls’ Striped Ruffle One-Piece Swimsuit – available in sizes 2 – 14
Babiators Navigator Sunglasses – available in Junior (0-2yrs) and Classic sizes (3-5 yrs)


Janie & Jack Boys Palm Beach Trunk
Janie & Jack Boys Palm Green Swim Trunks – available in sizes 3m-12yrs
Ralph Lauren Boys Sanibel Swim Trunks
Ralph Lauren Boys Sanibel Twill Swim Trunk (available in sizes 2 -7)
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Tea Collection Girls Bells Beach Swim Set – available in sizes 3 months-4T
Gap Girls Tropical crisscross swim one-piece
Gap Girls Tropical Crisscross One-Piece – available in sizes XS-XXL
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Rockin’ Baby Girls Coral Print Kaftan (available in Toddler, Little Girls & Big Girls sizes)
Crazy 8 Awesome Rash Guard
Crazy 8 Boys “Awesome” Rash Guard – available in sizes XS-XXL
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Kate Spade Girls Eyelet Cover Up – Available at Bloomingdale’s – sizes 7-12
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Havaianas Kids Max Sandal – available in sizes 9C-3/4yrs
Havaiainas Slim Logo Pop Up Sandal
Havaianas Slim Logo Pop Up Sandal – available in sizes 9C – 3/4yrs
Zara Girls Straw Hat
Zara Girls Straw Hat w/ Ribbon – available in sizes S-L
Marks & Specner Fish Print Swimsuit
Marks & Spencer Girls Fish Print Swimsuit – available in sizes 0-12 months
Joe fresh Baby boys rash guard
Joe Fresh Baby Boys’ Rashguard – available in sizes 3-24 months



April Showers

I love this time of year because winter is officially over and I know that warmer weather will be here very soon.  Although rain tends to be inevitable in the forecast these days, I’m excited about spring’s promise of renewal and I would much rather deal with wet weather in the form of rain instead of snow.

While “April showers bring May flowers,” there’s still a fashion moment that can brighten our little one’s style even when the sun is hidden.

Here are a few of my favorite rainy day designs that will keep our babies dry, even after we’ve told them not to jump in the puddles multiple times.  Lol

Happy shopping! 🙂

J crew kids water resistant rain jacket
J. Crew Kids’ Water Resistant Rain Jacket available in sizes 2T – 16



OshKosh Dino Print Rain Jacket
Osh Kosh Dino Print Rain Jacket – available in sizes 12M – 24M
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Gap Girls Fruity Rain Poncho (available in sizes 12-18 mos to 5T
zara boys fold up raincoat bag
Zara Baby Boy Fold-Up Raincoat Bag – available in sizes 6-9mos – 3T
Western Chief Star Wars Darth Vader Raincoat by Western Chief
Star Wars Darth Vader Raincoat by Western Chief sold at Nordstrom – available in 2T-3T & Little Girls sizes 4-6


Boden USA Boys Sailing Jacket
Boden USA Boys Sailing Jacket – available in navy & red – sizes 5-6yrs to 15-16yrs
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Hatley Girls Tropical Birds Windbreaker – available in sizes 2T – 8yrs
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Room Seven Girls Celestine Raincoat Naive Flower – available in sizes 4-12


Mango Girls Classic Cotton Trench Coat – available in sizes 3-4 yrs to 13-14 yrs
petit bateau
MeliJoe – Printed Oilskin Petit Bateau Raincoat – available in sizes 3yrs – 12yrs

Weekend Shopping Deals – 3/18

Plan to do some shopping this weekend for your little one(s)? There are some great deals going on now, including the opportunity to buy new spring styles at specially reduced prices (for a limited time only of course).

Since Easter is only a month away, it’s especially a great time to take advantage of dress styles that are being offered at a special discount.

I’ve put together a list of a few sales you won’t want to miss.  Feel free to tweet @babynistadiarie with your deal discoveries from this weekend.

Boden New British

Up to 70% off clearance – all purchases are final sale


*50% off entire site and in stores (*exclusions apply)
Extra 20% off purchase of $40 or more (can download in store coupon from website; online code: EXTRA20
Extra 30% off clearance in stores only – ends Sun 3/19

The Children’s Place

50% off entire website, no exclusions


48% off spring styles in stores and online (code: SELECT STYLES)


50% off entire stores and online (excludes Online First)


Mid-season sale – up to 70% off select styles online and in stores while stock lasts

J. Crew

Extra 30% off sale styles in stores and online (code: BYEWINTER)

Joe Fresh

Spring Dress Up – 25% off online exclusive sale with code BUNNY25
Baby Event – 25% off online exclusive sale with code BABY25

Old Navy
Baby & Kids Spring Break Sale – Select styles for only $5

Osh Kosh

*50% off entire site and store (*exclusions apply)
Extra 30% off clearance in-store and online – ends Sun 3/19

Tea Collection

25% off select styles (online code: HOPTOIT)

Mid-season sale – up to 50% off select styles in stores and on-line while stock lasts

Happy shopping! 🙂




Happy International Women’s Day!

Today is International Women’s Day – a very special day to take time out to recognize women all over the world.

What better way to recognize the power of women and encourage our little ladies to celebrate their “amazing-ness” any day of the week with a statement tee?  Here are a few of my favorite picks.


GapKids Embellished Tee
Gap Kids Embellished Graphic Short  Sleeve Tee – (available in sizes 12-18mos – 5T)


peek kids fearless front
Peek Kids Just Be Tee – Front (available in girls’ sizes XS-2XL)
peek kids fearless back
Peek Kids Just Be Tee – Back
Crazy 8 Bright & Clever Tee (available in sizes 6m – 5T)
Baby Gap
Baby Gap Queen Bee Keyhole Top (available in sizes 0-3m – 18-24m)
Carter’s Baby Girl Long Sleeve “Amazing” Tee (available in sizes 3m – 24m)


old navy
Old Navy Baby Girl Graphic Bodysuit (available in sizes 0-3m – 18-24m)
Osh Kosh Kid Girl Originals Graphic Tee (available in sizes 4 – 14)
Zulily – “This Girl Will” Tee (available in toddler and girls’ sizes)


children's place
The Children’s Place Girls Short Sleeve Glitter “Be Your Own Hero” Tee (available in sizes 4 – 14)
Cat & Jack  Girls’ Graphic Tee (available in sizes XS – XL)
Rock Your Baby
Rock Your Baby “Girls Are Strong” Long Sleeve Tee (available in girls’ sizes 2 – 10)



Star Power!

Twinkle twinkle they will always be our little stars!  Let their style shine bright any day of the week  with these “starry” designs.

Happy shopping! 🙂

Aden + Anais Night Sky Starburst Hoodie
Baby Gap Rosy Star Spare Pair Changing Set
Boden USA Eugenie Dress
Burt’s Bee Baby Twinkle Bee Sleeper
Gap Girls’ Star Patch Leggings
Kate Spade Toddler Girl Star Sweatshirt (also available in girls’sizes)
H&M Sweatshirt Overall
J. Crew Girls’ Sequin Star T-Shirt
J. Crew Girls’ Everyday Cozy Leggings in Stars
Land of Nod – Aden + Anais Blue Star Swaddle Blankets
Little Trendsetters Seeing Stars Coverall
Nununu Star Baggy Pants
Peek Star Bomber Zip Up
REVOLVEkids The Little Knit Overall (Girls’)
Splendid Kids Baby Girls’ Indigo Tutu Star Dress
Toobydoo Blue Star Long Sleeve Onesie

Showing Love

Hard to believe we are halfway through January which of course means the countdown to Valentine’s Day is officially on!  Here are a few of my favorite finds for little ones to express “love” on this very special day and beyond.

Aden by Aden + Anais Muslin Lovey – “Light Hearted”



Baby Gap Candy Heart Long Sleeve Bodysuit
Baby Gap Heart Print Pleated Dress 
Gap Heart Graphic Baseball Tee (Available in 12-18mos – 5T)
Crazy 8 Sparkle Heart Headband – WARNING: Small parts – chocking hazard, not for children under 3 yrs old
Crazy 8 King of Hearts Tee (Boys’ Sizes XS-XL)
Gymboree Toddler Boys Heart Crane Pullover (sizes 6mos – 5T)


Gymboree Toddler Girls Heart Stripe Dress (Sizes 6mos – 5T)


Hallmark Baby Lovebirds Bodysuit



J. Crew Factory Girls’ Gigi Pant in Sparkle Hearts
J. Crew Glitter Heart Bag
Girls’ Striped Sequin Heart T-shirt



Janie and Jack Quilted Heart Skirt – Available in Baby Girl/Little Girl/Girl’s Sizes
Joe Fresh Toddler Girls Metallic Heart Crew Socks
Joe Fresh Toddler Girls’ Valentine’s Bunny Top
Old Navy Graphic Bodysuit


Old Navy 2-in-1 Foil-Heart Graphic Tutu Dress for Toddler 



Peek Baby Steal Hearts Tee


Modern Burlap Single Heart Organic Cotton Swaddle


Lambs & Ivy Lamp w/ Shade & Bulb


Rocket Bug Red Candy Hearts “Love” Playsuit


Happy shopping! 🙂