Friday, February 26, 2010

New Spring Outfits For Everyone! |

It’s time to switch gears in her closet! Pack away those winter sweaters and get ready for spring with fabulous new girls outfits from Sophias Style. We’re getting new styles in for girls (and boys!) everyday, as well as the perfect shoes and accessories to go with them.

A stylish summer wardrobe has never been more affordable! Shop for all the latest trends in discount girls clothes – find dresses, hair accessories, swimming suits for kids and more.

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Summer Swimming Pool Game For Kids | Sophias Style

It may seem like winter is never going to end, but I promise summer will be here before we know it! It’s time to find the perfect girls swimsuits and plan all those fun warm weather activities we love so much. No doubt one of their favorite things to do is swim in the pool. While lounging in the sun on a beach raft is our idea of “swimming”, for kids it’s like any other activity. They need structure and direction or they’ll get bored, fighting and tears will break out and suddenly everything is wrapped in chaos!

This year try playing Pool Change Drop to keep them occupied. Empty out that change bucket into the pool while all the kids stand outside of the water. At the count of 3, let all the kids jump in and dive for change. After all the loose change has been collected, count it up and see who has the most. Then they can stash their earnings in the piggy bank for a rainy day!

Another great variation on this game is to mark plastic tokens (you can find them at party supply stores) with different amounts using a black permanent marker. Toss them in the pool and let the kids dive. At the end they can add up the amounts they’ve collected. Later on take the kids to the store and let them pick out one toy or item that is worth that amount. It might be a good idea to make the highest token amount be no more than $1, or this game could get expensive! Save the tokens and you can use them again for the same game next year.

No matter what pool games they play, they’ll need splashy swimwear for summertime fun! At you’ll find kids swimming suits, baby swimsuit sets, sandals and more. Shop and save today!

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Lovely New Looks From Lito |

I know better than anyone that wedding season is fast approaching. My wedding day is now a mere 6 weeks
away – yikes! Most of my details are finalized and ready to
go – cake flavors, tuxedos and bridesmaids and the flower girl dress.

If I had it all to do over I’d get this heavenly girls special occasion dress by Lito for the flower girl. Purple is an incredibly popular spring and summer wedding color. Nothing would look more divine than this design! There are plenty of bridesmaids dresses and bridal accessories out there that would match these shades of lavender and plum perfectly.

Our new Lito girls dresses also make great pageant or Easter dresses for the season. This particular style comes in two other color combinations: brown and light pink (another popular wedding color duo) and white and pink. They are also available in size 2T-12, so they're perfect for girls of all ages. Absolutely stunning – we gasped in delight when we saw them in person!

Don’t miss out on this fabulous Lito dress at!


This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Baptism Gown for Baby… But Don’t Forget Mom and Dad!

With the help of you’re sure to find the perfect christening dress for your little girl to wear on her baptism. Our boutique designs at discount prices make that part easy! This special day is all about your new bundle of joy, but don’t forget about your own look. Many eyes will be on the child’s parents and godparents at a baptism, and of course it’s an especially meaningful day for them.

Here are a few thoughts Moms and Dads should keep in mind when dressing for the baptism ceremony:

You’ll probably be standing for most of the service, so keep your feet in mind! High heels are not totally out of the question, but it’s a good idea to keep them to a low, comfortable height.

Babies wear white baptism dresses to symbolize innocence and purity. Express your joy and happiness with bright, cheerful attire! Dad can coordinate with his tie or a pocket square. Rich colors are practical when a baby is around – it’s much harder to hide spit up accidents on a white or cream-colored suit!

Forgo big dangly earrings or large chunky bracelets and necklaces and instead choose simpler pieces. We all know babies love to tug on anything they can get their tiny hands on!

Now that you and your baby are dressed for this big moment, it’s time to celebrate and make memories to cherish for a lifetime.

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Birthday Dresses vs. Birthday Outfits |

A birthday party for your little one takes a lot of planning – the cake, the decorations, invitations, party favors….the list goes on and on! One very important aspect of the event is your little girl’s attire. has you covered no matter what you’re in need of. We carry beautiful girls birthday dresses and whimsical birthday outfits for girls that are the perfect look for any birthday bash!

If you can have your pick from so many different styles, how do you know what’s right for her? Here’s the low down on each of these popular styles:

Birthday dresses: This style is perfect for fancy birthday girls! If she loves to dress up and feel like a special princess, then this is the look for her. We have many different types of dresses to choose from – white, pink, polka dots and more! If you do go with a baby birthday dress, it might be a good idea to have a more low key party. You don’t want your little one running around getting grass stains and cake frosting all over her fancy new attire!

Birthday outfits: A pretty birthday outfit can be just as special for your little one as any fancy dress! This is a good choice for the more casual birthday girl. She’ll be more free to jump, run and play all day long. This birthday ensemble by Peaches ‘n Cream sure is cute!

No matter what style you choose, the day will still be special and your little girl will stand out as the birthday girl. Either one looks great in birthday photos, and a dress or outfit can easily be paired with our girls hair bows, birthday hats, shoes and other accessories for a divine birthday look!

And of course her look depends on what type of birthday party you’re throwing. Think colorful girls swimwear for a summer pool party birthday or cute sleepwear for girls if you’re throwing a birthday slumber party. With Sophias Style the boutique birthday possibilities are endless!

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Lend A Helping Hand With Homework

As the school year treks onward, those kids school uniforms might be showing some wear and tear and your kids are probably growing tired of all the schoolwork. A little encouragement and structure from Mom and Dad can help them get on the right track again! Here are a few tips from the Child Development Institute on how to help children with homework and maximize their potential as students:

Turn off the TV  Everyone knows the TV can be a HUGE distraction. Set a rule that when it’s study time, it’s also “no TV” time (for Mom and Dad too!) After homework is complete, you can even make plans to watch a favorite show or movie together as a whole family.

Establish a Routine. Try to organize the household into a routine – most kids thrive on structure. Serve dinner at a standard time and set aside homework time on a schedule every weeknight. Of course this can be a challenge with extracurricular activities. On these days, they can do homework before dinner instead of after.

Organize study and homework projects Get a large calendar and hang it on the wall in a central family area, such as the kitchen or living room. Have your child mark exam dates in one color, reports that are coming due in a different color, etc. This way they can see what is coming up and plan accordingly. It’s also great preparation for high school and college!

Before they know it, the school year will be over and it’ll be time to break out the sunscreen, beach balls and girls swimwear! Don’t forget to shop for school uniforms and designer kids clothes for all four seasons.

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sandals, Sandals Everywhere! |

You really know spring and summer are on the way when we break out the girls sandals! You can get a head start on her beach footwear this year, because has got oodles and oodles of summer shoes just for her.

We’ve got gold flip flops, pink strappy sandals, water shoes, and even garden clogs. Don’t forget to check out all of our girls shoes, because we’ve got new styles in every department. These trendy styles will look great paired with a flowery sundress, denim shorts and of course Sophias Style girls swimwear

I can almost hear the ocean waves now!

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Easy Carrot Place Setting For Kids |

Here’s an adorable Easter craft that creates no mess – she can even do it in her fancy Easter dress! It only takes about five minutes to complete (there are only two steps!) and makes your table look bright and festive for the Easter holiday! Try it this year and wow your guests, big and small.

You will need:
• Orange paper napkins
• Green plastic utensils
• Green pipe cleaners

1. Fold a paper napkin into a rectangle and place a set of utensils at the lower left corner. Then roll up the utensil set in the napkin, working your way towards the right side.

2. Wrap a few green pipe cleaners around the napkin and utensils at the top of the “carrot” and twist them to secure.

If you don’t have green pipe cleaners, you can use green wrapping ribbon instead. Curl the ends with scissors for a springy look!

Now that the table’s set, don’t forget to hunt for the perfect girls Easter dress. We’ve got hundreds to choose from in every style and size under the sun. Bold prints, elegant details, luxurious materials and more! All of our dresses – baby Easter dresses, toddler dresses and even plus size dresses – are discount priced to save you money. You’re sure to find a great deal every day at Sophias Style!

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Looking Good Is A Peace of Cake!

A new brand of girls clothes just arrived at this week. Peace of Cake offers an array of brightly colored dresses for girls that are just perfect for spring! This yellow mesh dress is my favorite – so cheerful and pretty! It’s available in sizes 4-12 so girls of all ages can enjoy it.

Our other new arrivals include girls and boys sandals, girls swimsuits, party dresses and more. We’re happy to have Peace of Cake clothing at Sophias Style. They are definitely unique boutique garments you won’t find anywhere else. Check them out before they’re gone!

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Don’t Forget Those First Communion Photos |

Little girls and boys spend many months preparing for their first communion – studying the history and significance of the sacrament, shopping for the perfect 1st communion dress and maybe even planning a party or celebration for afterwards. Like any big event, there can be months of anticipation only to have everything pass you by in a matter of hours! That’s why pictures on this special day are more important than ever.

You’ll want to get plenty of single portraits of your little one in his or her first communion clothing, but don’t forget all of the others involved in making this special day happen! Be sure to take a photo with the child’s school teachers or religious educators who have helped the young one prepare for first Holy Communion – including priests, deacons, nuns, or any other ministers. A special photo with the child’s godparents is also a must. Finish up with group family photos or those with special friends.

We’ve got everything you need for their first holy communion – communion gowns, boys suits, veils, socks and tights, dress shoes and more! Be prepared for the big day with the help of

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

Friday, February 12, 2010

What’s The Right Age to Begin Dance Classes? |

So your little girl loves to whirl and twirl around the room to the radio and you couldn’t get her to stop singing songs from the latest Disney movie if you tried. Is now the right time to enter her in dance lessons? There is no magical age where a girl is ready to begin dance classes, because everyone matures at different ages. The moms at have a few tips to help you make the right decision with your little one.

Be aware of her interests – If you notice that she’s always performing for family and friends, then it might be a good idea to bring up the subject of dance lessons. A lot of moms recommend 2-3 years old as a good age to start beginner’s classes. This makes sense, as a lot of little girls will not show a natural interest in dance until their toddler years anyway. The main idea is, don’t force it if she’s disinterested!

Start slow – Even if she does act interested, it’s still a good idea to test the waters before jumping in head first. Before you buy oodles of dance clothes for girls, enter her in one class a week and see how it goes. If she wants to spend more time in her tap shoes, then consider extending lessons to two times per week. One mom also suggests holding off on any sort of competitive dance classes until your little girl is older and decides that is what she wants. Sometimes nothing can be more un-fun than the pressure of competing at such a young age!

Join a friend – Entering dance lessons with a fellow friend, neighbor or relative can help make the experience less scary for your little one. She can bond with a new friend and they can share girls dancewear from Who knows, she may even make a lifelong pal!

All in all, dance lessons are a great activity for young girls in many ways. It is a structured environment that can help them learn to follow directions and prepare for their school years. It’s also a great form of exercise, a good way to meet new playmates and can even double as daycare for busy moms and dads!

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

Thursday, February 11, 2010 | Fashion Trends That Come Full Circle

They were the epitome of style in the 80s. We wouldn’t be caught dead wearing them in the 90s. And now they are working their way back into our hearts (and our closets!) I’m talking about the girls accessories we all love to love – leg warmers! Ok, so maybe we’re all a little too old to break out the leg warmers again. After all, our generation had our chance with them already. Now it’s your little girl’s turn!

Leg warmers are very practical for dance classes – ballet, tap, jazz and many others. For sure you’ll want to pick up a pair from to go along with her leotard and other dance gear. However, they also look great paired with everyday casual wear, such as denim skirts and trendy tops. Something that’s practical, fashionable and affordable? Sign me up!

Check out all of our accessories for girls and make a fashion statement that’s modern and retro at the same time. We’ll let you know if day-glo or off the shoulder sweatshirts start making their way back onto the runways!

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

President's Day Sale at Sophias Style | Save 25% Off Your Entire Order

Sophias Style girls and boys clothing boutique is offering 25% OFF your entire order through January 15th, 2010. Shop and save at our sale today for boutique girls clothes and cool boys clothes, all at already low prices. Discount applies to regularly priced merchandise.

Break Out the Bathing Suits! |

You don’t have to live near a beach or pool to enjoy the water this summer! Throw on some trendy girls swimwear from, fill up a bag of water balloons and enjoy this fun summer version of the classic game “Hot Potato.”

Gather the neighborhood kids together and have them sit in a circle. Instead of passing the water balloon from person to person, the kids throw the “Cold Potato” across the circle to one another. If a player drops the balloon and it breaks, that player is out.

Keep going until only one player remains and then crown the winner (and all the other players too!) with a popsicle or lemonade to cool off with. This game is sure to be a hit!

Shop for baby swimsuits, boys swim trunks and other fun summer accessories for your little ones.

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

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Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Celebrate Your Marriage With Handmade Wedding Streamers

When I think of streamers as party decorations, I automatically think of a large roll of crinkly crepe paper in bright colors. Well streamers have just taken a sophisticated turn! As you may know, I am getting married soon – in fact, 8 weeks from today is the big day! Everything is really starting to come together. The reception hall is booked, we’ve selected music and the bridesmaid and flower girl dresses are ready to go.

Now that the big plans are set, it’s time to start focusing on the fun little details that make a wedding special! While surfing the web, I came across an idea for these beautiful ribbon streamers. They’ll be the perfect way for our wedding guests to see me and my fiancĂ©e off as we exit the church after the ceremony.

These are a unique alternative to the traditional bubbles or birdseed, especially if you are a crafty and creative-minded bride (If not, you can always enlist the help of bridesmaids!) Although this project can be a bit time-consuming, the end result is certainly worth it! Think of how beautiful these delightful handmade streamers will look fluttering in the breeze. You can find all the supplies you need at a craft store, and with all the different colors of ribbons out there, you’re sure to find the perfect hues to coordinate with your wedding color scheme!

Get prepared for your own wedding with We’re sure to have the perfect cheap flower girl dress for all the little ones in your wedding party. Just think of all the extra time and money you’ll have for fun wedding projects like this one!


This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

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Monday, February 08, 2010

Roc-A-Bouts Shoes for Boys |

How could we forget about the boys? New boys clothes and accessories for spring are here at My personal favorite is this adorable pair of blue sneakers by Roc-A-Bouts. They are perfect for school, home, the playground and everywhere else his little feet will carry him!

We’re not just about girls clothes! Check out our selection of clothing for boys this spring and you’re sure to find designer duds for a discount price. He’ll be the best looking little guy on the block!

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Unique Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids |

My sister is a Kindergarten teacher and the other day I went with her to the store to pick out some candy and Valentine’s Day cards to hand out to her students. There were literally hundreds of different kinds of cards to choose from! There were cartoon characters, movie stars and of course hearts galore!

If you are looking for something different and special this Valentine’s Day, can help! Along with our festive girls dresses, we’ve also got a fun craft for home or the Valentine’s Day party at school. Be Mine Band-Aids take less than five minutes and you can find everything you need just lying around the house:

• Band-aids
• Markers
• Stickers

Kids don’t need to have scratch or scrape to enjoy these Valentine-y tattoos! Simply decorate ordinary band-aids with stickers and markers and your kids have got a temporary homemade tattoo. You can draw hearts on them, label them with names or adorn them with sparkly Valentine stickers – the possibilities are endless! I’ve even seen plain hot pink band-aids in stores. Some tiny red heart stickers would look simply divine.

Have fun and see what funky creations you and the kids can come up with! And don’t forget to check out our collection of girls clothing for Valentine themed toddler dresses.

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.



Thursday, February 04, 2010

Christmas Dresses On Sale |

The “off” season is a great time to find great deals at Right now we’ve got some beautiful and elegant Christmas dresses on sale. It’s the perfect time to stock up on holiday looks for next year! This pretty red and black holiday dress would also make a great look for a Valentine’s Day or winter party.

You’ll find a fabulous girls Christmas dress on sale from Bonnie Jean, Lito and other top children’s designer brands. New spring looks are arriving daily too, including new birthday dresses, swimsuits for girls, boys shoes and more. Now you can get the best of both seasons for less!

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Superbowl Party Game for Kids

With the Superbowl only days away, you are likely gearing up for the big game and all the fun parties that are part of the festivities. I can practically hear the crowd roaring (through my television of course!) and smell the spicy aroma of Buffalo wings. Before your tailgate begins, Sophias Style children’s clothing boutique reminds you to remember the kids for the party!

Often times Superbowl parties start several hours before kick-off, meaning there’s lots of downtime for the little ones. Avoid boredom and keep them entertained with Wall Football, a pigskin version of the classic Pin the Tail on the Donkey!

• Post a large paper goalpost to the wall using pins, tape or sticky tack.

• Make four paper footballs for each participant, labeled with their name and number of course!

• Once the party guests arrive and you are ready to play, blindfold each player, spin them and see who can stick a football through the uprights.

• Award 3 points to each player who “kicks” his or her ball through the goalposts. After several rounds add up the points and declare a winner.

To fit in with the excitement of the Colts and Saints game, play a round of Wall Football during each quarter. Just like with the real football game, everyone will have to wait until the end of the night to find out who wins! Award a small prize to the winner, but make sure every player gets a little something to take home so no one feels left out.

Have fun, enjoy the game and don’t forget to check your email from on Superbowl Sunday – you just might find exclusive deals on our clothes for girls and boys!

What team are you rooting for this Superbowl Sunday? Sound off!

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

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Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Remember A Baby’s Christening For A Lifetime |

A baby girl or boy’s baptism may only happen on one day in his or her life, but it is sure to be cherished forever by Mom, Dad, godparents, grandparents and many other loved ones. can help make that one day and the lifelong memories special with our beautiful heirloom baptism gowns.

All of our baptism dresses are meant to be keepsakes you’ll be able to pass on through the generations to siblings, cousins and other family members. Every family deserves to have such a garment! Our baptism clothing is discount priced so that now everyone can afford a beautiful dress or outfit for their little one. We also carry a special garment bag for our baptism dresses and outfits so that you can protect them from wear and tear over the years.

Another great way to remember the occasion and honor the baby’s godparents is with a baby footprint or handprint kit. You can find these online or at your local craft store. You simply make an impression of your baby’s hand or foot in a clay mold, and then you can present it to a loved one to display as a special keepsake for many years!

Are you a godparent? How are they special to you?

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Easter Cards With Your Own Personal Stamp |

Only about 8 more weeks until Easter! Hard to believe, but it will be here before we know it. Find the perfect girls Easter dress at to prepare for this egg-cellent holiday! We have every color under the rainbow – purple, pink, green, blue and even orange! You’re sure to find designer Easter dresses for less by top brands like Lito, Bonnie Jean, Sweet Kids and more.

After her attire is ready to go, sit down for some craft time with the kids. These Thumb Bunny Cards are sure to be a hit this Easter! For this project you will need:

• White acrylic paint
• Paintbrush
• Paper plate
• Colored card stock/paper
• Black and pink markers

Use the paintbrush to swipe a thin layer of white paint onto the paper plate. This will be your “stamp pad.” Now comes the fun part kids will love! Press your thumb into the white paint and stamp a full thumb print onto the paper. This is the bunny’s head.

Next, press the side of your thumb into the paint and make two skinny stamps above the first thumbprint. These are the bunny’s ears. Wait 20-30 minutes for the paint on the card to dry.

Once the paint is dry, use the markers to draw eyes, a nose and whiskers on the bunny’s face. Then write “Some Bunny Loves You!” (or any other message you’d like) on the front of the card. That’s it – an adorable homemade Easter card for Mom, Dad, grandparents or any other loved one!

As always, use your creativity with this activity. Use different colors of paper, markers and even paint. A brown or gray bunny would be cute too!

Have fun this Easter and don’t forget to shop Sophias Style, your headquarters for baby Easter dresses, girls Easter dresses, plus size Easter dresses and even suits and formal wear for the boys!

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

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