I guess it's no surprise that I couldn't wait to post these pictures. Mommy and Me posts are always my favorite but taking these pictures can be so much work! Luckily, Bianca has become much more tolerant in front of the camera with age. She was also very excited to wear her new Christmas dress from Heart of Haute. Not only did she like the dress itself, she wanted to match her mommy too! You can get all the details on these adorable dresses below.
Shoes- c/o Restricted Shoes
Lipstick- c/o Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Candy Apple
Bianca's dress- c/o Heart of Haute
As always, everything from Heart of Haute is made with pride right here in the USA. Both my Elizabeth and Bianca's Enchanted Child dresses are made from 100% cotton. They're light, breathable, and perfect for any season (especially here in California). This is the first Elizabeth dress in my closet and I'm quite sure it's my new favorite style. It features a square neckline, adjustable crossover straps, pleated skirt, and a removable fabric tie at the waist. I'm not usually a fan of side zip closures, but this dress was surprisingly easy to get on. Thanks to this dress I've learned that cross straps + side zips = match made in heaven! I'm usually between an extra small and small, but I chose a small to accommodate my bust. I feel like I could have sized down but this size was still quite comfortable and figure flattering. My favorite part? The holiday cocktail trim! I love the fun retro-inspired print, I can definitely see myself wearing this as the hostess of a holiday party.
Bianca's Enchanted Child dress features a gathered skirt, crossover back, and an attached red tie for the perfect fit. Bianca normally wears a size 4T, but I chose a 5T so she could get more wear from it. It's a bit large, but the attached tie made it easy to fit to her frame. Unlike my dress, hers does not feature the holiday cocktail trim on the bottom (for obvious reasons!). I love the way these dresses look together but I can see her wearing this one all year around! Keep those eyes peeled on my Instagram on Christmas, I have a feeling they'll reappear then...
I've been chained to my home for the past three days because I finally decided to buckle down and potty train Bianca. I was waiting for "signs of interest" but that day literally never came. So I ordered a 3 Day Potty-training book and started the journey on Monday. Let me tell you, that first day was the hardest day of my parenting lifetime! I don't think I've ever felt so frustrated (although I didn't show it) and emotionally drained. Today is the last day and I'm hoping this is the start to a diaper free relationship. Keep those fingers crossed!