FASHION FRIDAY: MATILDA JANE CLOTHING COMPANY

Today at The Well Styled Child, we're kicking off some NEW weekly features!  We'll be doing several weekly posts like Fashion Friday, Terrific Toy Tuesday, Mama Monday and Merchant Spotlight Monday.  In the past, I've thrown my heart, soul (along with hours turned into days) into nearly every post.  These weekly features will allow me to give you all the same fabulous things in more bite-size pieces!  Mama Mondays will feature some of my favorite products, styles & home decor that make us Well Styled Mamas swoon!  We've had a few Merchant Spotlight features in the past and will continued to dedicate occasional posts to one brand, boutique or shop that I love and think you need to know about!  And of course, Fashion Friday-- the love of pint-sized fashion that drew us all together to begin with will now become its own weekly feature! 

Today for Fashion Friday, I'm back again with one of my all-time faves-- Matilda Jane Clothing!  I'm going to do a really quick overview on Matilda Jane because I'm always shocked at how many mamas don't yet know about the fabulous-ness that is Matilda Jane, so let me fill you in.  Matilda Jane offers clothing items for babies, little girls, big girls, tweens and adult.  Before spring and then again before the fall kicks off-- there will be several consecutive releases that will build the entire seasonal collection.  For example, on February 1st, we had the first spring/summer release, there were/are consecutive releases on the first of every month through the month of June. 

Unlike other online shopping experiences, to order Matilda Jane, you must order through a Trunk Keeper.  No worries if you don't have a Trunk Keeper, at The Well Styled Child, we have one of the best around-- Kat Kempson!  The day before a new line releases, you will be able to preview the collection online at www.matildajaneclothing.com.  Once you find an item you're interested in and select your size, instead of "add to cart", you "add to wish list".  You then email your Wish List to your Trunk Keeper:  katkempson@matildajaneclothing.com.  The site will walk you through the process once you start adding items to your Wish List! In the bottom field for Jane, you list the person hosting your how if you have one-- I'm hosting right now, so you can list my name, Lindsay Bennett.  

Now the tricky part with a new release is that there are a limited number of each piece created.  If an item is super popular, it can become a "Sell Out" or at least sell out in one or many sizes.  BUT the good news is that the collections are so vast, comprehensive and easy to mix and match that, even with sell-outs,  there are still gorgeous clothes to be had!  

Right now, we're in between releases so Matilda Jane is offering a free gift with purchase for every order of $150 or more.  Holiday is already eyeing up this super cute tote for her American Girl Dolls and accessories!  It really is darling and what girl doesn't love a super cute, girly bag!  

 

Instead of focusing on sell outs, I wanted to bring you two looks based on key items that are in stock, in nearly every size and ready to order!  I think both of these dresses have been overlooked and, not only does Holiday seriously LOVE both of them-- I can see that these will be go-to items for us all summer long!  

This first dress is the Beautiful Swan Knot Apron Dress, it retails for $56. The Knot Apron dresses are SO versatile!  The apron is removable (just unbuttons) and you can get two distinct looks with or without the apron!  This style is also very easy to layer with short or long sleeves underneath.  You can do shorties for summer, cropped ruffled leggings or long leggings for cooler months!  

Holiday is 32 lbs, 41" tall and wearing the size 4.  She has LOTS of room to grow in this.  We could have easily sized down to a 2 and you'd be able to see last season's Bliss Shorties (blue with white polka dots) underneath!  But I love how this 4 fits!  With the knot tie closures on the shoulder, you can easily adjust the length of this piece, so it can truly grow with your little one!  It also ties around the back to eliminate and extra, noticeable width, but allow growing room for the future! 

The gold headband is from Target, the shoes are the new Farrah from Joyfolie (Holiday said they are her most favorite shoes ever)!  

Here's a closeup of the fabric of swans and turtles.  I'm in LOVE with the arrow/heart/feather ribbon trim and this super cute blue, gingham knit ruffle.  You can't help but fall in love with all these little details!  

Here's a closeup of the fabric of swans and turtles.  I'm in LOVE with the arrow/heart/feather ribbon trim and this super cute blue, gingham knit ruffle.  You can't help but fall in love with all these little details!  

Holiday and I just got back from Charleston, South Carolina a few weeks ago.  We had the best time and one of our trip highlights was definitely visiting Middleton Place Plantation. They have the most picturesque reflecting pool and Holiday loved watching the swans and turtles-- she said this dress will always make her think of our fun time there!  It's definitely a win-win for us! 

Isn't this place breathtaking?!  Many scenes from the movie The Notebook were filmed at neighboring Boone Plantation.  Side Note-- Holiday is wearing the Matilda Jane Tulip Pearl from the current collection in this photo! 

Isn't this place breathtaking?!  Many scenes from the movie The Notebook were filmed at neighboring Boone Plantation.  Side Note-- Holiday is wearing the Matilda Jane Tulip Pearl from the current collection in this photo! 

The second look I want to feature today is this Daisy Charm Dress, it retails for $54.  I hosted a Trunk Show in my home for the last release and fell in love with this little beauty!  As soon as I saw it, I knew it needed to be paired with the Minnetonka Fringe Boots.  It is seriously the epitome of summer sweetness.  A well made, adorable dress with beautiful details, comfy and lightweight = summer perfection!  The head wrap is a pink fabric with little white birds made by my friend Annelee over at The Ruffled Cupcake.  She has a Facebook page by the same name-- be sure to check her out (I already checked with her and she can make more of this head wrap-- it's a perfect match)!  

Holiday is also wearing a size 4 in this dress

Holiday is also wearing a size 4 in this dress

Can you tell how much she loves this?! 

Can you tell how much she loves this?! 

I feel pretty, oh so pretty! 

I feel pretty, oh so pretty! 

Closeup of the Daisy Charm fabric & details 

Closeup of the Daisy Charm fabric & details 

All of this modeling is clearly hard work!  Made you yawn ;) 

All of this modeling is clearly hard work!  Made you yawn ;) 

To order either of these dresses-- just follow the links (the names of the dresses are embedded with links to take you straight to the Matilda Jane website).  You can select your size and add it to your Wish List.  Email the Wish List to Trunk Keeper Kat Kempson at katkempson@matildajaneclothing.com.  Kat is an awesome resource to help you select sizes and find pieces.  If you have any questions, pop on over to The Well Styled Child Facebook page or email me from this site and we'll get you hooked up!  If you do submit a list, please include my name, Lindsay Bennett on the bottom of the form as the "Jane" (host for this virtual trunk show)!  

The cost of both of these dresses together is $110, if you'd like to get to the $150 promotion-- I have a few pieces to mix and match with these dresses to give you even more styling options! 

The first are these adorable Pink Petal Leggings.  These leggings retail at $34.  I would probably size down in them to wear them cropped for spring and summer!  They would look darling under either the Daisy Charm or Beautiful Swan Knot!  They are also perfect as a long legging to layer when the weather is cooler!  

Another great addition is this super cute Golden Nancy Headband.  The colors are  a perfect match to the Swan Knot and work well with the Daisy Charmer as well!  It retails for $14.

A second cute headband option is this Darling Details Wrap Headband that retails at $20.  How can you not love this pom pom trim?  Seriously cute addition to either of these dresses and a great versatile accessory with so many outfits from the current spring/summer collections! 

The two dresses, leggings and either of these headbands will qualify you for the free tote bag! 

This little princess is already loving hers-- see her crown?! 

This little princess is already loving hers-- see her crown?! 

Kat put together a few other collages for us for items still currently available!  You can view the entire collection at www.matildajaneclothing.com and/or let us help you find just what you need! 

HAPPY SHOPPING!!!!