Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Ring In The New Year With Bonnie Jean!

Just in time for the New Year, fabulous new girls dresses by Bonnie Jean have arrived at SophiasStyle.com! Known for their beautiful and elegant styles, Bonnie Jean has been “dressing our daughters since 1935” so they really know their stuff! If you like to ring in the New Year in a big way, choose a brightly colored and beautifully detailed Bonnie Jean dress from our newest selection.

These styles can also easily become the perfect Easter dress or flower girl dress – the possibilities are endless! SophiasStyle.com is proud to carry Bonnie Jean fashions at discount prices that every little trendy girl can afford. Check out what’s new and fall in love with our Bonnie Jean styles today!

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Out With The Cold and In With New Spring Styles!

If only the cold weather really was leaving us. Still, SophiasStyle.com has got something for you to be excited about! Our new spring styles are arriving daily, so that means it’s time to clear out all those winter girls clothes. We’ve marked down hundreds of items four our Winter Clearance Sale and everything must go!


Find low prices on your favorite designer girls clothing from Bonnie Jean, Flapdoodles and more great brands. Shop for outerwear, dresses, outfits and more! And while you’re shopping, don’t forget to check out our new spring styles that are stylish, fabulous and affordable.


This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A Fun After School Activity | SophiasStyle.com

Here’s a fun game you can play with your kids after school. All it takes is a little communication and imagination! When the kids come home after a day at school, ask them to tell you three noteworthy things about their day – such as what was served for lunch in the cafeteria, or if they got a good grade on their homework.

The fun part (and I think your little ones will agree) is that one of these three things is untrue and Mom or Dad has to guess which one it is! This is a game our CEO at SophiasStyle.com plays with her own daughter everyday – she always looks forward to hearing about her day at school and having fun at the same time. Try it with your own kids and see what they come up with!

And don’t forget to prepare them for school with our kids school uniforms at discount prices. You can relax, spend quality time with your children and know that school uniforms don’t have to cost a fortune anymore!

Try this game with your kids and share with us!

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Express Shipping $9.99 | SophiasStyle.com

Feeling the stress of the holidays! Still haven’t finished your shopping and it’s (yikes!) only 3 more days until Christmas? No worries – shop and save on discount girls clothing at SophiasStyle.com and get a great rate on express shipping to ensure that it’s home in time for the holidays.


Get express shipping for just $9.99 on orders $50 or more and rest easy. But hurry, this deal is good only until December 22, 2009. Pick out your favorite girls clothes for your special little trendy girl and relax – the holidays are almost here!


This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Crafts With Peppermint Candies

Spread holiday cheer in a creative way this year using those little red and green peppermint candies we all know and love. If you’re all about saving time and money shopping for girls clothes at SophiasStyle.com, then these “peppermint projects” are right up your alley! They are inexpensive, quick and easy and most of all fun!


Peppermint Candle
All you need for this project is a white pillar candle in the size of your choice, peppermints (of course!) and strong glue of some sort (I suggest a glue gun or super glue). Glue unwrapped peppermints around the outside of the candle in any arrangement you like. Fill the entire space or just glue a few here and there for a touch of festivity. Light the candle and set it out as a pretty holiday centerpiece for your table!


Peppermint Wreath Ornament
Gather five green peppermint candies, your trusty glue stick and some string for this project. Glue the unwrapped candies in a circle and then attach a string to the back with glue and hang it upon your tree! Get even more creative and add little red hot candies to the wreath for the “berries” or attach the wreath to a wrapped package for a unique gift tag.


Peppermint Cupcakes
If you’re making cupcakes for the holidays already, all it takes is one more simple step to make your treats festive. After you frost your cupcakes, plop an unwrapped peppermint or two on top. That’s it – you’re done! You could also use tiny candy canes. They are the perfect size for the top of a cupcake and are just as delicious!


Happy crafting and most of all Happy Holidays from SophiasStyle.com – your home for discount girls clothing from top designer brands.


This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.


Lindsey

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Test Your Newborn Baby’s Reflexes | SophiasStyle.com

Did you know about all of the reflexes that babies are born with? A family friend just had a new baby and we got together last week for dinner to visit their new arrival. Of course I gave little Sarah her birthday gift of new baby clothes from SophiasStyle.com, but the highlight of the evening was when they showed us all of the reflexes that the new baby has. Not only are these reflexes really interesting, but they are completely necessary and help a baby adapt to life’s little challenges. If you’ve got a little newborn at home, try some of these out and test your own baby’s reflexes – you’ll be delighted and amazed!

My favorite was the Stepping Relfex. Her parents held the baby up so her feet were over a flat surface. She started to “walk,” placing one foot in front of the other! Doctors say this reflex disappears after the baby is about 4 months old.

Another interesting reflex is called the Palmer Grasp. If you touch the palm of your baby’s hand, his or her fingers will automatically curl up around your finger and “hold it.” This reflex also explains why it’s so hard to make a baby’s handprints! It usually disappears around 6 months of age.

I think the cutest one was what’s called the Tonic Neck or “Fencing” Reflex. When the baby was on her back and she turned her head to one side, she bent the opposite arm and leg and extended the adjacent arm and leg. Doctors call it the Fencing Reflex because it looks like the baby is in fencing position. On guard!

Have fun with your new little bundle of joy!

Source:
http://pregnancy.about.com/cs/newborns/a/aa061801a.htm


This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

Monday, December 14, 2009

‘Tis the Scarf Season! | SophiasStyle.com

Last night my mother and sister were trying on neck scarves, experimenting with different ways to tie them. It seems like trendy girls of all ages are wearing scarves these days in so many unique ways. Just in time for winter, SophiasStyle.com brings you a how-to on different ways to twist and shape our favorite girls outerwear accessory. Your little trendy girl is sure to love it!

Simple
This is the style we are probably most familiar with and it truly lives up to its name. I wear my scarves this way most often! Fold your scarf in half the long way and drape it over your neck. Then simply pull the loose ends through the loop you made and adjust the knot to as tight or as loose around your neck as you’d like. You can never go wrong with this style!

Wrap
Anything goes with this style! Wrap the scarf around your neck backwards so that the ends are on your back. Then pull each end over the opposite shoulder so it continues to wrap. Keep going until the scarf is at your desired fit and length. The more unstructured the better!

Straight
It’s so simple you almost don’t even think about it! Wearing your scarf straight over the neck is always a stylish option.


Happy wrapping, and don’t forget to shop our girls coats for even more fun and fashion!


Source:
http://ellegirl.elle.com/fashion/teen_style/content/wrapper_s_delight_slideshow/slip_knot.html

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

Lindsey

Friday, December 11, 2009

New Designs Exclusively At SophiasStyle.com

Here’s new girls clothing you’re simply going to love – and that you can only find at SophiasStyle.com! We’re proud to introduce the newest designs from Spoiled Little Mama. Find beautiful dresses and outfits that make great resort wear for your little girl.

Whether you’re jetting off to a tropical destination to escape the cold weather or live in a mild climate all year round, these are the girls spring clothes for her! They’re great for the beach, summer BBQs and more! You can search all you want, but you’ll never find these Spoiled Little Mama designs anywhere else. They are available exclusively at Sophias Style at discount prices. Happy Shopping!

What is your favorite spring activity?

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Beat Cabin Fever With Her Easter Dress!

I don’t know about you, but all of the kids (and admittedly even some of the adults) here at SophiasStyle.com headquarters are down with a case of cabin fever! After a colossal snowstorm dumped nearly a foot of snow on the area, local schools are closed for the third day in a row. I’ve heard from a lot of moms that the kids are starting to go crazy with boredom. It sounds like it’ll be back to school tomorrow, but who knows how much more snow we’ll get this winter?

We could have a lot more snow days before it’s all over, so it’s great to be prepared to fight the next case of cabin fever. Here are a few “remedies” that will hopefully keep your little trendy girl and her friends occupied and happy!

Dig out your girls Easter dress from last year and encourage your little girl and her friends to put on a fashion show for each other! Line your couch cushions end to end across the living room for an impromptu catwalk and let them strut their stuff! She doesn’t get many opportunities to wear that special occasion or Easter dress anyway, so this is a great time to make some creative use of it. Grab your camera and have Mom, dad or an older sibling be the fashion show photographer for the event. She’s sure to have fun modeling her favorite outfits all at once!

On a snow day kids of all ages love to frolic in the fluffy white stuff – sledding, making snow angels and of course building the perfect snowman. This year, try making your snowman a fashionista snow woman! Decorate her with your little girl’s favorite accessories – think hair bows, headbands, hats or even a stylish handbag. Just use your imagination and have fun.

I hope you have fun making traditional snow day activities more fun, and hopefully this helps cure a little bit of cabin fever. If not, hang in there – spring will be here eventually!

What are some of your favorite snow day activities? We’d love to hear from you!

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Introducing our 12 Steals of Christmas! | SophiaStyle.com


SophiasStyle.com has got a special treat for your this holiday season – 12 special treats in fact! Today is the first of our 12 Steals of Christmas. You all know and love our Steal of the Day emails that bring you great deals on our already discount priced girls clothing. For 12 special steals this Christmas we’re ramping up the savings even more on some of your favorite girls clothes.

On the 1st Steal of Christmas we bring to you this Girls Red Scotty Outfit for just 11.99! It makes a great gift for your favorite little trendy girl. Don’t miss out on the other 11 steals still to come. HINT: There just may be a Christmas dress or two for you in our gift bag! Don’t miss out on this great holiday sale on girls clothing - we promise you’ll love these steals!

What’s the best Christmas present you ever got? Share with us!

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Cutie Alert! | Infant Sleepers from SophiasStyle.com


Check out the newest little addition to our baby girl clothes at SophiasStyle.com – these adorable infant fleece sleepers from Precious Creations by Royal Wear.

With more than a dozen different styles of these fluffy little bodysuits available in assorted colors, you’re sure to find the perfect one for your baby girl or boy! They all feature beautiful appliqué detailing on the front that makes them truly special. Choose from pink, green, black, red and more.

Best of all, the prices on this baby girls clothing can’t be beat – just $9.99 each! They’re great for beating the winter chill that is upon us, and of course for making baby look fabulously adorable!

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Backpacks For Your Trendy Girl On the Go!

When I was a little girl I remember all the things I did with my backpack. Of course I filled it with paper and pencils and took it to school, but I used it for so many other purposes as well. My book bag was my go-to overnight bag for sleepovers in grade school. I took it along for all day bike rides and picnic lunches with my friends during the summertime. My sister and I even stuffed my backpack full of belongings one day when we decided to play “running away” (We only made it down the street before we decided home was the place for us).

I hope your little trendy girl will have as much fun as I did with my girls backpacks. They’ll get her through the school year, fun times with friends and much more. To make a book bag even more special, get her (or him) one of our kids personalized backpacks from SophiasStyle.com .

Little boys and girls always delight in having their name on a special item that’s all for them! We carry unique, designer bookbags from brands like Ed Hardy and Moda – at sale prices every day.

Pick one out and have it personalized for a fun holiday, birthday or “any day” gift!

Share your backpack memory with us!

This blog was first posted at Trend y Girls Fashion Blog.

Lindsey

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Joining the Christian Faith | SophiasStyle.com

Do you remember my friend I told you about who adopted two sisters from India a few months ago? The girls have been here for a few months now and are adjusting very well. My friend says they love to sing, dance and even help pick up around the house! Now that they are settling in, their parents are ready for another big step: baptizing the girls into the Christian faith.

My friend and her husband are very excited for this special moment and I know it means a lot to them. I’m so excited for them and I know I can help them find a beautiful christening dress for each girl from SophiasStyle.com. Of course, since the girls are 5 and 7 years old they won’t wear traditional christening gowns meant for babies. Instead, they’ll wear beautiful white special occasion dresses and 1st communion dresses that will be just perfect for their baptisms.

It’s so great to watch my friend and her family become closer to the girls each day. They are truly a beautiful new family and for sure I’ll be there for this blessed event in their lives!

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

Lindsey

Monday, November 30, 2009

New Christmas Dresses are Still Arriving!

Just when we started to look ahead to spring clothing for next season, Santa surprised us with new girls Christmas dresses! These newest designs from Sugar Plum are beautiful, elegant and just in time for the holidays!

Don’t fret if you’re a last minute Christmas shopper, because you’ll never miss out on a sale at SophiasStyle.com – all of our girls clothing is always discount priced. Find a Christmas dress, accessories, shoes and more for your infant, toddler, little or plus size girl!

When do you put up your Christmas tree?

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday at SophiasStyle.com | 25% Off Your Entire Order

Shop for unbelievable deals on Black Friday at SophiasStyle.com – all from the comfort of your own home! We’re offering 25% off your entire order today in our Early Bird Sale. Our low prices on discount girls clothing are even lower. Be an early bird and catch our savings!


This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Sweet ‘n Sassy Designs For Girls

So I know underwear is the cliché gift that no one wants for Christmas – just one step up from that proverbial lump of coal. We at SophiasStyle.com are working to change that! Our new girls undergarments from Sweet ‘n Sassy are functional, fun and fashionable. Any girl will love to get them as gifts this holiday season!

Find girls training bras in pretty colors and comfortable designs for your growing girl or stuff her stocking with a girls underwear set featuring fun patterns and prints. And you know you can count on the lowest discount prices at SophiasStyle.com so your wallet can rest easy too.

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Wee Squeak Is Totally Unique!

Talk about creative and innovative! We all know that teeny tiny baby shoes are adorable, but now thanks to Wee Squeak, baby shoes also help your little one develop proper walking skills.

Wee Squeak shoes were brought here to the United States after a husband and wife traveled to China to adopt their children. These shoes promote healthy growth by encouraging your little girl to walk the right way, heel to toe. Every time she takes a perfect step the shoes give a little squeak! When you need a little quiet time, you can easily remove the squeak from the heel of the shoe for silent steps.

Wee Squeak baby shoes are functional and stylish – SophiasStyle.com is proud to carry their beautiful dress shoes and delightful summer sandals that are sure to please! And don’t forget that Wee Squeak brand footwear makes great birthday, holiday or baby shower gifts.

When did your baby first start to walk?

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

Monday, November 23, 2009

A Great Gift Idea For the Holidays from Sophias Style


Cold winter weather is a great time to curl up in cozy pajamas with a good book – no matter how young or old you are. Reading can also be a memorable group activity for you and your little one – pick up a classic kids favorite like Madeline or Dr. Seuss and let the fun and snuggling begin!

A great gift idea for the holiday season is these girls pajamas featuring Horton from Horton Hears A Who. Give them along with the book to make it a complete set. Dr. Seuss stories and characters are well known by children all around the world and now are on girls and boys baby pajamas at SophiasStyle.com. We also have kids pajamas featuring the Grinch and Cindy Lou Who – something for every little girl or boy!

What is your favorite childhood book? Share with us!

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Here We Go ‘Round the Mulberribush!

Mulberrisbush girls clothing is comfy, fun to wear and thanks to SophiasStyle.com, incredibly affordable! Their brightly colored fabrics and whimsical designs and patterns really capture the essence of what girlhood is all about.

Mulberrisbush girls sweaters are great for school and pair easily with jeans, leggings and skirts. Their designs are also very unique so your little girl is sure to make a fashion statement like no one else. Don’t forget about Mulberribush girls coats either – they’re the perfectly beautiful way to chase the chills away!

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Make School Shopping Affordable Again!

As expensive as boys and girls school uniforms are, you’d think they come with gold or diamonds in the pockets. But alas, every year my mom and dad spent a small fortune on my school uniform and we never found any hidden treasures within them.

This year, instead of spending a small fortune, save a small fortune with affordable school uniforms from SophiasStyle.com! We have all the selection and styles that a fancy, expensive uniform store has – pants, sweaters, tops, shorts and even plus size school uniforms – but at a fraction of the cost.

Our school uniforms are from the trusted Classroom Uniforms label, so you know they are made with quality materials and a fabulous, comfortable fit in mind. With the money you save on your kids school uniforms, you can get them that awesome new lunchbox they’ve been eyeing!

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Vacation Swimwear from SophiasStyle.com

If you’re jetting away to a tropical location this winter to escape the cold (and no one will blame you if you are) don’t forget your sunscreen, beach towel and of course your bathing suit!

SophiasStyle.com has waves of boys and girls swimwear that’s great for a day at the beach – or pool. Our collection features beautiful, unique and affordable styles for girls and boys of all ages. Check out this adorable flamingo girls swimming suit by Swimsuit Station – you won’t find anything else quite like it!

Have fun at the beach this winter – and don’t forget to send a little of that fun, sun and surf my way!

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Tasty Turkey Day Treats| SophiasStyle.com

Thanksgiving will be here before we know it! Like me, I’m sure you’re planning a feast with all of those holiday favorites – turkey, stuffing, potatoes, pumpkin pie and more. All those traditional foods just say “Thanksgiving” to me and I can’t wait to spend time with my friends and family at the dinner table.

Here’s another tasty treat you can add to your Thanksgiving menu this year. These adorable turkey cookies from Pilsbury! I saw them in the Sunday paper this weekend and loved the idea. This makes a great craft for kids and will help get everyone into the Turkey Day spirit.

Simply use a dot of frosting to add chocolate candies at the center of a sugar cookie for the turkey’s eyes. Pipe a small dollop of frosting onto candy corns and stick them to the top of the cookie for the feathers. To finish up, use gel frosting to add feet and a beat. Voila – a terrific (and tasty) Thanksgiving turkey!

I hope you all have a fabulous Thanksgiving with those you love and cherish. And don’t forget about our girls special occasion dresses at SophiasStyle.com and find a special dress for a special day.

What food are you looking forward to this Thanksgiving? Share with us!

For further instructions:
http://www.pillsbury.com/Recipes/ShowRecipe.aspx?rid=40040

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

Lindsey

Friday, November 13, 2009

Create Beautiful Memories With Her Communion Dress

I keep a special picture on top of my dresser that I look at every day. It is special to me for many reasons, but like with most pictures, its real importance comes from the people in the photograph.

I stand sandwiched between my grandma and grandpa, smiling a gap-toothed grin at the camera. My hands are folded in reverence and I’m wearing my first communion dress. It’s April of 1995, the day of my First Holy Communion. It was one of the last special events my grandparents were alive to witness. They both died shortly after the picture was taken. I remember that day well and looking at the photo every morning as I get ready for my day brings a smile to my face.

I often wonder what my relationship with my grandparents would be like now. I see the mature, adult relationship my fiancée has with his grandparents and sometimes feel badly that I missed out on that with my own grandma and grandpa. Still, I am grateful to have my special picture.

A girls First Holy Communion is a big event in her life. And just like me, she’ll have memories of it for the rest of her life. There are a lot of special elements to this big day. SophiasStyle.com has dozens of beautiful communion dresses that are perfect for the occasion. You might also celebrate with a cake and gifts. Just don’t forget the most important element – celebrating with the people you love most.

What do you remember about your first communion?

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

Lindsey

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Every Girl Wants To Wear Lipstik!

Every girl wants to wear Lipstik clothing, and now every girl can! Lipstik is just one of our many boutique brands here at SophiasStyle.com that is available at awesome discount prices. Just like Sophias Style, Lipstik is an up and coming brand that’s all the rage in little girls couture clothing.

The company was named the 2001 Children’s Business Fresh Face Awards winner, as well as the 2002 Earnie Award Winner For Most Innovative New Company. With a record like that, it’s no wonder we are so proud to carry Lipstik clothes!

Dress your infant, toddler or little girl from head to toe in Lipstik fashions – they carry dresses, outfits, shoes, backpacks and other trendy girls accessories. We also carry Me Me Me clothes, another brand that’s part of the Lipstik family.

See for yourself what this hot new brand is all about!

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Make Your Winter Months Cheerful | SophiasStyle.com

The frigid winter months here at Sophias Style headquarters in Nebraska are always hard for me to deal with. The bitter cold winds, dirty slush on the streets and hours cooped up inside are not my favorite. Come back summer!

Still, there are things to look forward to during the winter – Christmas, snuggling with loved ones and fabulous winter coats! For sure SophiasStyle.com has plenty of affordable girls coats that will keep your little girl warm and trendy this winter.

Now I can add another thing to my list of fun things about winter –check out this new Knitwits girls outerwear we just got in last week. How cute will your little girl (or boy!) look in this knitted moose stocking cap by? It’s even got cute little antlers! We also have unicorn, dragon, monkey, kitten and frog stocking caps. Matching mittens for each animal are available for purchase too.

These adorable kids outerwear pieces will certainly bring some fun and warmth to those gloomy winter months and they make great holiday gifts!

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Just Dance!

As a little girl I was always jealous of girls who danced. I admired all the pretty girls dancewear – the sparkly leotards, the fluffy tutus – and wished I could be graceful too. Unfortunately, I was more a girl of the shy, tomboy, clumsy variety. Except for one summer when I was six years old I took a dance class at our local community center…

The big finale of my summer dance class had two performances: a slow, interpretive number about a butterfly and a high energy dance to the ever-popular song “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” from the movie Mary Poppins. (In case you were wondering, yes I had to look up how to spell it!) I was so excited for the big show. My sister, my mother and her friend Alice even came to watch.

For the first song my dance group decided we would be caterpillars who grew into beautiful butterflies. Apparently I spaced off during that discussion. I decided to be a sleeping butterfly instead of flying away. As each of my classmates fluttered away I lay down and went to sleep. I must have looked so silly and my fellow dancers just look confused. My mom videotaped the performance, so I got to re-live it over and over.

My second performance started off great but ended in even more embarrassment. We were running, jumping and cart wheeling to the music like crazy – I loved it! At the very end I cart wheeled right into one of my fellow dancers. We both toppled over and sat stunned as the music ended. It was a real America’s Funniest Home Videos moment for sure.

So all in all, my experience with dance could have gone better. But honestly, it couldn’t have been any more fun either! And isn’t that what it’s all about when you’re a little girl?

Outfit your tiny dancer in girls dance shoes and dancewear from SophiasStyle.com and just encourage her to have fun. She’ll make great memories on stage and feel like a star.

Does your little girl dance? Share a memorable dancing moment with us!

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

Lindsey

Monday, November 09, 2009

Happy Birthday To Her!

Girl's birthday outfits and dresses at Sophias Style
Her 1st birthday (and first birthday party) is one you’ll always remember, no matter how many parties, birthdays and celebrations are to come throughout the years. Some details you might forget as the years go by – like what color frosting was on the cake, or how many party favors you handed out. But one detail that’s worth remembering is her first birthday dress.

At SophiasStyle.com we have beautifully detailed birthday dresses that will make her very first birthday as special and memorable as she is. We carry white dresses, pink dresses, polka dot dresses and even birthday outfits, so there is something for every little birthday girl!

With our special embroidery service, a personalized birthday dress becomes a garment you’ll cherish for a lifetime. Add a birthday hat or bow for a look that is truly fit for someone special.

Her birthday balloons and streamers may only last in pictures, but her birthday dress will be cherished forever.

Planning a first birthday party? What kind of games and activities to you have planned?

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Accessorize Her Look | SophiasStyle.com

All trendy girls, no matter their age or style, know an accessory can make or break an outfit. Your little trendy girl is no exception. Jazz up her look with an accessory from SophiasStyle.com and take an outfit from ordinary to extraordinary!

Our girls hair bows come in tons of colors that easily coordinate with any outfit. We also carry beautiful special occasion accessories, like this gorgeous Lito headband, that are the perfect complement to our holiday dresses and outfits.

Don’t forget your littlest trendy girl either – pick out a baby hair bow that will wow your tiny tot!

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Trendy Shoes For Trendy Girls | SophiasStyle.com

True to our name, Trendy Girls Fashion Blog is dedicated to bringing you up to date on the hottest new styles arriving daily at SophiasStyle.com. The brand we’re obsessing about at the moment is Tender Toes by Luna International. We just received seven new pairs of their girls shoes and they are fabulous with a capital “F!”

My favorite new pair is these glittery black flats with straps (they also come in silver, light pink and fuchsia). They go perfectly with so many of our Christmas dresses too! Definitely a must have for the holidays and special occasions.

We also have adorable baby girl shoes from Luna International, so don’t forget to check those out too. Find your inner trendy girl at SophiasStyle.com!

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Tips To Pick A Christmas Dress

Less than eight weeks until Christmas is upon us – yikes! Those weeks will fly by and I am not even close to ready. I’ve only bought one gift so far, and have no idea what my plans are for the holidays. I’m sure a lot of you can sympathize. It seems the holidays creep up on us quicker and quicker every year.

Still, as long as we start now there’s still plenty of time to pull everything together. One of those details might be her Christmas dress. Of course you want a beautiful, boutique Christmas dress at an affordable price, (and SophiasStyle.com has got you covered here!) but there is more to consider than just cost.

Consider the age of the child you are buying for. Is it a young girl who will be running around playing all day? If so, a shorter dress (knee or tea length) is a good bet. This way she won’t drag it all over the floor or trip over a long dress. Longer styles generally work better for older girls – they can better pull off a long, elegant look.

Also think about the climate you live in. If temperatures are sub-freezing, a long-sleeved dress might work best. If your Christmas tree is a palm tree, opt for short sleeves. Just think about what she will be most comfortable in.

Think outside the “red and green mold.” A cute Christmas dress can still be festive and appropriate even if it’s not traditional holiday colors. The shape and material are what really make Christmas dresses special. This pink and brown taffeta dress is perfect for a holiday occasion.

SophiasStyle.com has got every length, sleeve and color you need to make her holiday look a great one. Now if only we could hang those Christmas lights for you!

Who on your list is hardest to shop for? Share your tips and ideas with us!

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Love A Good Steal? | Shop SophiasStyle.com

I think it’s obvious that all of us at SophiasStyle.com love a good deal. Here you can always find designer girls clothing at clearance prices. It could only get better if there was a discount on top of our everyday discount. Well now our deals have gotten even better!

Join our Steal of the Day club at SophiasStyle.com and you’ll find additional discounts on girls clothing. Each day we feature an item for our girls clothes clearance sale. But don’t wait – the deal’s done at the end of the day and prices might never be so low again!

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This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Wedding Planning Isn’t Just for Women | SophiasStyle.com

I’ve learned there are lots of surprises that come up when you are planning your wedding. For example, while planning our guest list, my fiancée and I have found that we’ve got a lot more distant relatives than we thought. I mean really, do we have to invite my mom’s third cousin whose last name we can’t even remember? The small affair we were dreaming of is quickly ballooning into an event with loads of guests.

One much more pleasant surprise is how involved my fiancée has been in the wedding planning process. I always thought men were supposed to be bored to tears by all this wedding preparation. However, all the latest bridal magazines and articles will tell you that more and more men are helping plan their weddings. I think it’s great. I’ve always hated the idea that it is supposed to be “my day.” It is our wedding and I think it my fiancée should get the chance to be involved in the details of our special day.

Time is also a big factor. My fiancée and I are both busy with work, school and our everyday lives. A wedding is too big of an event for just one person to plan – we need both sets of our hands in just to cover the bases!

Alright, so maybe he doesn’t jump up and down at the mention of flower girl dresses or centerpiece arrangements, but my fiancée is definitely willing to be involved. We toured several reception venues together before we made a decision and we also picked out our photographer as a team. The other day he called to ask if there were any phone calls he could make to help out. He booked our DJ over his lunch break so now we can cross that off our list.

Of course, there are some things my fiancée just won’t touch – like the flower girl dress. Luckily, that was an easy job for me anyway. SophiasStyle.com has tons of affordable flowergirl dresses so we got a great dress and saved money. I’m glad we found a cheap flower girl dress but didn’t sacrifice any quality or style.

All in all, planning our wedding has been a fun experience – and we’ve still got five months to go! I’ll keep you posted.

What do you think about men and wedding planning? How involved was your groom?

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

Lindsey

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Trick-or-treat Safely This Halloween | SophiasStyle.com


Each day this week brings us closer and closer to the fun and festivities of Halloween. We’re all busy putting the finishing touches on Halloween costumes and making sure the candy bucket is stocked full for all those adorable trick-or-treaters. It’s great to be prepared for all the fun parts of the holiday, but we should also be prepared to make this Halloween fun and safe.


Of course there are those basic Halloween safety tips we always hear, such as:


• Don’t let children trick-or-treat alone. They should always be accompanied by a responsible adult.

• Don’t accept candy or food that is unwrapped.

• Wear reflectors or light clothing that will stand out in the dark. This is a good idea even in the daylight.

• Use the sidewalk, not the street, when trick-or-treating.


It’s always good to be reminded of safety tips we’ve heard before, but we at SophiasStyle.com found some good Halloween safety tips that don’t immediately come to mind. Here are some other things to think about:


• If your child is going to wear a mask as part of his or her costume, make sure the eye openings are large. Obscured vision can be very dangerous. Consider doing without the mask altogether. You can still achieve a spooky look with make-up or face paint.


 • Think of the trick-or-treaters visiting your house too. Make sure your porch or walkway is free of garden hoses, flower pots or other things someone could trip on. While you’re at it, make sure porch lights have working bulbs. If not, get replacements in time for trick-or-treaters.


• Serve a healthy and tasty meal for your kids before they trick-or-treat. Try something festive like these pumpkin shaped sandwiches. This way they will be less likely to gorge on too many sweets and get a tummy ache later on. Remind them that the candy will still be there tomorrow – they don’t need to eat it all at once!


• Don’t forget about your pets on Halloween! They might get scared with so many trick-or-treaters coming and going. They could escape through the open door or worse yet, bite or scratch a child. It’s best to keep them in a separate room for the night. Check on them every once in awhile to make sure they are O.K.



 All of us at SophiasStyle.com hope you all have a safe and FUN Halloween!

 What are your plans for Halloween this year? Share with us!

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.


Tips and guides provided by:
http://www.cdc.gov/family/halloween/
http://www.aap.org/advocacy/releases/octhalloween.cfm
http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Jack-o--Lantern-Sandwiches























Tuesday, October 27, 2009

We Had A Spook-tacular Time At The Omaha Zoo

So all of us at SophiasStyle.com are still recovering from the great time we had at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo Spooktacular trick-or-treat event on Sunday. We couldn’t have asked for a better day – we even had a little sunshine!


There were about 11,000 people in attendance and man were all those kids in costumes super cute! Some of our favorites were a robot with real light up features, a group of triplets all dressed alike as Shrek and two families that dressed as the superhero clan The Incredibles. Here are some photos from the event http://www.flickr.com/photos/tierneyphotography/sets/72157622665058528/  


I wish you all could have made it out to see us. We had our girls clothing on display and our sister company SweetGourmetGifts.com handed out delicious baked goods to the guests. I think we’ll definitely partner with the zoo again next year! Hope you can make it then!


What Halloween activities are going on in your town this week?


This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Warm Pajamas For Chilly Weather

It seems like we skipped Fall and went right into Winter this season. I’ve already got an extra blanket on my bed to help combat those chilly nights and I can’t believe it’s almost November already! I can’t complain too much though – chilly fall mornings means my husband makes his famous pumpkin pancakes with sausage for breakfast. It’s a great family tradition of ours that really warms my heart and my tummy!

My daughters love waking up to warm breakfast and a hug from Dad too. I love seeing them stumble down the steps with sleepy eyes and snuggly pajamas on! At SophiasStyle.com we’ve got a great selection of girls robes and girls pajamas that are great for breakfast in bed, lounging while watching cartoons or reading bedtime stories together.

Don’t forget our Christmas pajamas for opening presents on Christmas morning. That’ll be the biggest breakfast feast of the year for my family!

What is your favorite breakfast? Sound off!

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Time Management Tip for Moms | Delegate Your To Do List

Yes, this is a children's clothing fashion blog, but my guess is that most people reading this are Moms. As a stay at home mom of 2, a wife, a runner, and a business owner (of Sophias Style Children's Clothing Boutique), I have to manage my time in order to get everything done in a very short 24 hour period (and I often struggle with this). However, I have come up with a few strategies for time management, perfect for all you busy, busy moms.

Delegate. And let me add, delegate the things you HATE to do (laundry, for me). Who do you delegate laundry to? Well, I found a great answer: the babysitter. Seriously. My husband and I have a babysitter once a week for a much needed 'date night.' The sitter puts them to bed by 8, and we don't get home until 10. That leaves 2 whole hours for a 'Sitter To Do' list (rather than the male dreaded 'Honey To Do' list), which includes a laundry list (ha!) of some of those 'To Do's' I just can't get to. Here are some great To Do ideas for your sitter:
  • Fold and put away laundry
  • Run dishwasher, and empty
  • Sweep and 'pick up' kitchen
  • Wrap presents
Now, there is one caveat I need to warn you about if you choose to delegate some of your Mom responsibilities...But I don't have time for that right now. You will have to wait for my next post!

Do you let your sitter help around the house? Do you pay extra for this? What are some of the things they help you with? Please share your tips and ideas!

This blog was originally posted on Trendy Girls Fasion Blog.

Belinda

Friday, October 16, 2009

Creative Gift Giving | SophiasStyle.com

Gift giving is good for the soul. I love seeing a person’s eyes light up and their mouth break into a smile when they open a gift that I put a lot of thought and care into giving them. There is truly something magical and heartwarming about that feeling.

Although the end result is great, sometimes it can be a long and frustrating process finding that unique and meaningful (but still affordable) gift. Nowadays little girls can be especially hard to shop for. Children today have so many toys and gadgets that they all seem to run together and many of them never even get used. My advice on gift ideas for girls is to keep it simple! These days simplicity can be a novel concept – we are so used to our complicated, busy lives and little girls are no different!

Instead of another new gizmo that is just like everything else she already has, consider a gift that is useful and beautiful, like this polka-dot piggy bank from SophiasStyle.com. It’s a great decoration for her room and you can help her learn the value and importance of saving.

Books also make great gifts for little girls (or boys!) These personalized musical books from SophiasStyle.com have a place to insert a picture of the child and it plays music while you read. She’ll never have another book like it! Sharing a story together will create more memories than any cell phone or video game ever could.

Who is hardest to shop for on your list? Share your thoughts!

This blog was first posted on Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Meet Sophias Style At the Zoo!

If you are in the Omaha, Nebraska area on October 25th stop by the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and meet Sophias Style! We are proud to be partnering with the Henry Doorly Zoo for their Spooktacular 2009 trick-or-treating event.


The event runs from 10am-3pm and children and their families are invited to trick-or-treat through the zoo to different sponsored booths. Don’t forget to check out ours! We’ll have popcorn, cookies and candy. Guests will also get the chance to win a $50 gift card to SophiasStyle.com or our sister company, SweetGourmetGifts.com.


If you need a costume for the event or for your own trick-or-treating on Halloween night, check out our selection of kids Halloween costumes that are sure to score the most candy! We can’t wait to see you at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo on October 25th!


This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Unique Gifts For Baby | SophiasStyle.com

So here’s the latest news from my friend in Houston, TX who’s having a baby girl this spring. This week she’s begun decorating the nursery. Now, my friend is an art teacher so she is always coming up with creative and artistic ideas that put amateur crafters like me to shame. The baby’s new room is no exception. I’m not sure where she got the idea, but my friend has decided to decorate the walls of her nursery with the baby’s footprints.


She painted the walls a neutral beige color and a few weeks after the baby arrives she’ll stamp the walls with tiny brown, green and blue feet. I have to admit, it’s a pretty cool idea. It will add a cool personal touch to the room and no other baby will have a nursery exactly like hers! I’m excited to see the finished product.


No matter how she decorates the nursery, she’ll still need newborn baby girl clothes to fill the closet! Luckily I’ve got that part of the deal covered. Since I work for SophiasStyle.com I am up-to-date with all the cutest and most affordable newborn clothing for girls. I can’t wait to shop for the new baby!


What do you think of the footprint idea? Would you do it in your nursery?


Lindsey


This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Lindsey

Hi, nice to meet you! I'm Lindsey and am another proud employee of SophiasStyle.com and contributor to the Trendy Girls Fashion Blog. I'm a recent college graduate and this is my first real full-time job. I'm so lucky it's with a company as great as Sophias Style!

I like to write and craft, so being a contributor to our blog is the perfect gig for me. I am also gearing up for my wedding in April, so I'm having fun writing about flower girl dresses and all other kinds of wedding stuff. I hope some of my tips have been interesting and helpful to you!

Let me know what else you'd like to hear about on our blog - I'm always looking for new inspiration!

Lindsey

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.  

Zoo Spooktacular | Visit SophiasStyle.com Booth for Prizes, Cookies, Popcorn and More

I am looking forward to the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo Spectacular on October 25th! SophiasStyle.com Children's Clothing Boutique and our sister company, SweetGourmetGifts.com are teaming up for a sweet booth, overflowing with prizes, treats (for tricks), gourmet cookies, and freshly popped popcorn (delicious treats for the kids AND the parents).

This is a great event for families. My daughters, husband and I went last year, and we have an amazing time! Not only did the kids get to trick-or-treat in a safe environment, but we all were able to enjoy the amazing animals at one of the country's best zoos.

Use your zoo pass or pay general admission for this fun filled day at the zoo. Stop by and say hello, enjoy our sweet gourmet gifts, and enter to win great prizes.

 Belinda


This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog

Stay Healthy - Swine Flu


In a previous blog about hand washing I mentioned that frequent and proper handwashing is one way to stop the spread of swine flu (H1N1 virus). Good hand washing technique is especially important for children and young adults who may be a higher risk of contracting the disease and developing complications from the virus. The article, Why Do I Need to Wash My Hands? from KidsHealth.org is worth reading again. In another article for kids, Swine Flu, KidsHealth.org authors advise children to avoid touching their eyes and mouth, sharing cups and utensils and to say away from people who are sick. KidsHealth.org also stresses the importance of hand wahsng after eating or touching food, after using the bathroom, after blowing your nose, after playing outside and before and after visiting a sick friend or relative. There's no guarantee, of course, that your little girl won't contract the flue, but these tips and good hand washing can help keep her hearlthy - and keep her in school in her SophiasSytle.com school wardrobe.

~ Sophias Grandma