I recently had The Children’s Place reach out to me, asking if Marley and I would like to participate in the launch of their spring 2013 line, specifically the sleepwear. If you have been reading for a bit, you know that Marley is a bit of a fashionista, the girl loves her clothes. She comes by it naturally *ahem*.
So who was I to turn down the fun opportunity to check out some cute and affordable kids clothes?! Marley and I headed to our local The Children’s Place, and sure as a heat seeking missile, Marley bee-lined towards all the cute baby girl (0-3 all the way up to 4T) sleepwear section. The object of her quick and intense desire?
See that mermaid nightgown? She was DETERMINED to get that down, and before I could even reach her, she had asked the sales girl to help her. I had to laugh, because, seriously? I checked out the nightgown, I was also smitten with the cute design, neither too baby-ish or too grown up for a little 3 year old. There are cute ruffle details, a modest length and a quality feel to the fabric. The kicker for me, was spotting the bright yellow tag that is attached to each sleepwear garment, which states the following:
“For child’s safety, garment should fit snugly. This garment is not flame resistant. Loose-fitting garment is more likely to catch fire.”
What does that mean? That means that The Children’s Place has taken the precaution and care not to treat your child’s sleepwear with extra, not necessary, chemicals to fire-proof them. I have been saddened to see many companies lately, doing this, so I was pleasantly surprised to learn that The Children’s Place does not practice this with their clothing.
We checked out the other styles that were on display, a cute array of styles, fits and designs that I felt would please just about any little girl. As if I needed any more confirmation of that, Marley was ‘ooooohhhh’ and ‘ahhhhhhh’-ing over pretty much all of them. Her eyes landed on another very cute set, this one a 3 piece set that included a matching scrunchie. I mean, COME ON HOW CUTE IS THAT? So we picked up that one as well, since little Miss Marley is quickly growing out of almost all of her clothing.
As we were making our way to the counter to pay for her new jammies, Marley stopped and pulled me over to the baby boy section. What about baby brother? He will need new jammies too, right? So I let Marley pick out a (insanely) cute pair for her soon-to-be brother, as well. There is a little bear on the bum and they couldn’t be cuter if they tried.
OK! New jammies in hand, let’s head to the cash register and pay for these, preferably before Marley rips off the tags and pulls this mermaid nightgown over her existing clothes. She was that exited about them.
But then this caught my eye:
I couldn’t NOT buy it, right? So I did. Then I put mental blinders on, as we exited the store, forcing myself not to look too closely at all the adorable spring clothing that was neatly and brightly displayed all over the store.
We arrived home, and Marley was quick to finish her supper and pull us upstairs for bath time, which ultimately meant NEW JAMMIE TIME.
She was practically vibrating with excitement over this mermaid nightgown, I can’t tell you how cute it was. Ok, it was really cute. I got her all dried off, pulled the new nightgown over her head, and added a pair of sparkly pink leggings (that are also from The Children’s Place!), to make sure she was warm enough. It’s still winter here, snowing as we were getting ready for bed, which I am so sick of BTW.
Marley’s next request: Could I please braid her hair, so that in the morning she would have wavy hair just like her new mermaid friend? The end result was a very happy, proud and pleased Marley, snuggled cozily, safely and stylishly in her bed.
Thanks to The Children’s Place for reaching out to us to try out their products. While they did provide us with the means to purchase the items, the views and opinions are purely our own.