Friday, May 22, 2015

Trend Alert: Statement Tees

Casual wear is making a big comeback with fashion trends. From joggers, to boyfriend jeans - casual is back. My favorite casual trend? Statement tees! It's a fun way to stand out and add a bit of edge to your casual weekend outfit. Dress it up by adding a jacket, red lipstick, or a statement necklace. Statement tees are fun for the whole family! We have picked a few of our favorite statement tees for you and for your little one. 

Coffee Tee - Nordstrom
Wednesdays Tee - Old Navy
Tired Tee, Hello Tee, and Pregnant Tee - Hello Apparel
Mama Bear Tee - Loved by Hannah and Eli

Man Cub Tee - Loved by Hannah and Eli
Strawberry Tee and Taller Tee - Tribe is Alive
Unicorn Tee, Treat Yo Self Tee, #Babe Tee, Vibe Tee and Profile Picture Tee - Taylor Joelle Designs
Feelings Tee and Like You Tee - Kid and Kind
Curls Tee and Tiny Dancer Tee - Kenzie Jaws
Tired Tee - Hello Apparel

Celebs are wearing statement tees too! 

Some of our most popular statement tees are on SALE this week 
to celebrate the release of our Color Me Happy Collection!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Mommy and Me: Summer Essentials

Tomorrow we kick off memorial weekend! We are headed into a season of BBQs, family reunions, weddings, vacations and sunshine. We have put together a list of 5 essentials for summer fashion for you and your little one. You'll both look great and on trend at all of your summer festivities without breaking the bank. It's also just too much fun to coordinate looks with your daughter!

Our list of summer essentials are:

1) White Sundress

A white sundress can be worn over a swim suit as a cover up, can be dressed up, can be dressed down, matches anything, and is completely comfortable.

2) Floppy Hat

Protect your face from the sun with a floppy hat. These are right on trend for this season and will pull your look together.

3) Fringe Sandals

Fringe, fringe, fringe. Fringe is huge this season. Fringe is just a small part of the tribal trend that has been going around for the past two years. Fringe sandals are comfortable and stylish, and irresistible on little tiny toes.

4) Statement Studs

Statement stud earrings can really dress up a look. But, they are not too gaudy and in the way like dangly earrings are. You can wear them with your hair up or down, with dressy clothes or casual looks, and they don't take away focus from other accessories that you might be wearing. Yet, they will make your look stand out more than a pair of plain studs would.

5) Flash Tattoos  

We've said it before and we will say it again, flash tattoos are a favorite for this season. Dress up any look without having to wear jewelry and you can even rock them at the pool! These aren't just for tweens. Mom, you can wear these too. Metallic tattoos have been spotted at festivals, on the beach, at the pool and out on the town.

If you are looking to stock up on your favorites for your little one this summer, check out our SALE going on now! We just released our Color Me Happy Collection, and it is 25% off! This collection is full of fun tutu dresses and ruffle shorts for this summer. We also have many of your Taylor Joelle favorites on sale and added to clearance! 
And just a little secret for our readers, you can use the code 
"COLOR" for free shipping

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Kids Street Style - Color Me Happy

The Color Me Happy launch is going on now! Get this collection for 25% off! 
Many of your other Taylor Joelle favorites are also on sale

Here are a few of our favorite mini fashionistas wearing their Color Me Happy! 

Do you have a little fashionista or stylin' boy? Submit their photo for a chance to be featured on our blog. Email all submissions to Please include details about where you found the items that they are wearing in the photo. They do not need to be wearing Taylor Joelle, but they can be.

Each week we will link our kids street style looks over at What I Wore Wednesday on the Pleated Poppy blog! Go and check out other fun fashion looks for today!

pleated poppy

Wordless Wednesday 5/20 with LINKY

Gorgeous photos by @shainaleighphoto
Dress - Taylor Joelle - On SALE now for 25% off

Check out these other Wordless Wednesday photos and please link up your own. 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Design a Dress - Coloring Contest Winners

We had so many awesome entries for our Design a Dress Coloring Contest to celebrate the release of our Color Me Happy Collection (available now and 25% off!). Thank you to all of our little designers that entered. It was so hard to choose the winners because you all did such a wonderful job. Keep on designing and using your creativity and maybe one day you will be designing clothes for your own clothing line!

And the winners are...

Landon - Age 7

Madelyn - Age 10

Landon and Madelyn's parents: Congrats! Please email to claim your prize. :)

Thanks again to everyone who entered! This was a really fun contest. We loved all of your designs.  

Color Me Happy - Style Guides

The day has finally come! The Color Me Happy Collection is officially launched! It is in stock, available to order and is 25% off! Last week we had a "Style That Dress" contest, we had a lot of great submissions of flat layout collages featuring the Color Me Happy dresses.

And the winner is... Brooke Schafbuch!

Socks - Half Pint 
Kids Necklace - Kariscouture
Sunglasses - Subsidy Shades 
Bracelet: Flourish Leather

We had so many awesome entries! Here are more of our favorite looks! 
Check out the #tjdresscontest pins on Pinterest for outfit details. 

Be sure to follow our blog via email and/or Google Friend Connect (right side bar) to be inspired by our Children's Style Guide every Monday! Stay tuned! Also, check us out on Pinterest and Polyvore for more fashion inspiration.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Trend Alert: Chambray Shirt

Has there ever been a trend that just slips by your radar, and then one day you notice it and once you are looking for it, you see it everywhere? This happened to me yesterday, and I thought maybe I had been living under a rock for the past year. The culprit, the chambray shirt! I have seen these around, but they really caught my eye when watching my guilty pleasure TV show last night, Catfish. One of the girls on the show was wearing one and I thought that she looked so cute. I started to browse Pinterest and saw about a million ways that these can be styled. As I continued to watch more episodes, I noticed that EVERY SINGLE girl on EVERY episode wore a chambray shirt in at least one scene! I dare you to watch an hour of TV and not find at least one girl rocking this look. These shirts are so versatile. They can be dressed up with a statement necklace and a skirt, casual with leggings and boots, over a tank top for summer, or under a sweater for winter. The best part? The price! Chambray shirts can be found at all of your favorite stores, most for under $20! I have seen some very cute ones at Target for as low as $12!

Here are a few of our favorite ways to style a chambray shirt:

You know celebrities are rocking this look too!

Don't forget your little one can wear them too! Here are a few of our favorite mini fashionistas and Taylor Joelle brand reps @jnv_xoxo, @natalieamora_love, and @ewkak wearing chambray shirts. 

We also found the most adorable blog post by where they styled their toddler in 20 different looks featuring a chambray shirt. How cute is she?

And just a little outfit inspiration...
How adorable would a chambray shirt look paired with a Taylor Joelle Tutu Dress? 

Chambray Shirt - Target (only $12!)
Statement Necklace - Jane Stone
Pink Flats - Gloriee

This Tutu Dress will be 25% off next week for the official launch of the Color Me Happy Collection. :)

We also love how this polka dot chambray shirt looks with a Taylor Joelle Tutu Skirt!
This Purple Tutu Skirt is on SALE now for 70% off!