Sweet Summer Dresses for Girls

So recently, Piper went to bed, grew two inches in the night and the next day could no longer fit into any of her clothes. At least that what it seemed like! She had such a major growth spurt but I didn't really notice right away. Initially I thought maybe she had gotten a little pudgy when in actuality her clothes were just fitting too small since she had grown so much. I know- EPIC mom fail (insert pace palm here). But to make up for my motherly aloofness, I did find her some killer summer dresses! She was tickled pink with everyone of them. 

PINK CHICKEN!!!

Our first find is our favorite! I've always loved PINK CHICKEN as a children's brand for their simplistic design with a bit of whimsy. "Sweet" is the exact word I would use to describe their line.

We chose the SHIRLEY DRESS which features a stinking' adorable Llama print with lace detail. Piper was immediately drawn to it and wouldn't really consider anything else. Not that I wanted her to! I love that there is an innocence to this dress. She looks like a little girl in this one. Toddlerish almost which, as the mother of a girl who is 4 going on 14, I can certainly appreciate! 

OMAMI MINI

Our next adorable find was this bubblegum pink TENT DRESS from OMAMI MINI which is a brand we have been familiar with for a long time. Their fabrics are buttery soft and ethically sourced. 

As a brand Omami strives for sophistication and simplicity which is exactly what this little number brings to the table. If there was ever a dress made for graceful twirling it's this one!

RYLEE & CRU

Rylee and Cru is one of those brands that I've followed on insta for a long time but never bought. (Their feed is visually stunning) And now I'm kicking myself for it because their clothes are genuinely amazing and I realized when our BELL DRESS showed up that I had missed out on so many great items over the years for both Piper and Sawyer. Luckily I'm a quick learner and don't tend to repeat mistakes. 

Their use of neutrals and a subdued color palette is everything- perfect for family photos! We paired ours with this adorable Fox Bonnet by NATIVE FABLE.

ICE CREAM CASTLES 

Yes, their designs are as fun as their name. This is a new brand to us but I'm so glad we found it. Their prints are what little girl's dreams are made of. Since we had picked out all solids and neutrals thus far, we needed to switch it up with some fun color and print. Piper LOVED this MERMAID REPEAT PRINT RUFFLE DRESS in purple but it also comes in a super fun Neon Pink. 

This one is also super fun to accessorize. We paired it with a denim vest and iridescent strap sandals- both from Target. 

MINI BODEN

This last TWIRLY DRESS by Mini Boden we found on a trip to Nordstrom. The colors are perfect for summer and the material is so lightweight and breathable for warmer months. My favorite part about this dress though is the contrast embroidery detail around the neckline and the pompom trim at the bottom. From a distance this dress boasts a nice simplicity but up close it is anything but! 

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