Darah is a dress girl. She asks to wear dresses to sleep (so we have comfy cotton dresses just for this purpose). She asks to put on a brand new dress in the morning. This is getting easier now that the weather is warmer, but let’s just say we had a serious supply of thick tights to get us through winter. And it’s not unusual for her to have a wardrobe change from one dress to the next in the middle of the day.
So as Easter is approaching, I knew that I needed to look for something truly special. To a girl who wears dresses every single day, an Easter dress would have to be nothing short of spectacular.
I knew just where to look. I went to Hartstrings! This company is known for their classic and beautiful children’s clothing. Unfortunately, I don’t have a Hartstrings store in my town, but this is really no problem, as they have a website that you can hop on any time of day (in fact, my shopping trip happened around 7am!). As I was perusing the selection, I posted some of my very favorite looks on Pinterest, so be sure to check them out!
I was hoping to find a special “going home” outfit for our newest little one who will be making an appearance, but it seems that Hartstrings doesn’t carry size newborn. No matter, though, as I needed to quickly turn my attention to choosing an Easter dress from their selection.
As cute as I knew Hartstrings clothing to be, I still didn’t expect the decision to be as hard as it was. In fact, I haven’t actually decided. I need your help with that part! I actually ordered my two favorite dresses from their collections and I want to hear what you think we should pick for Easter! The reason I ordered two instead of one is because making a return to Harstrings is really no hassle. Simply return your merchandise (with the tags still on, please!) within 30 days for a full refund.
Want to hear another great customer service feature they have? They offer a one time price adjustment within 14 days of purchase if something you ordered goes on sale. In my case, I just received an email about a 25% off sale, so I’ll be calling customer service later today to take advantage of that sale and saving a bit of money. I really appreciate that they offer this!
And one more thing: you can get an additional 10% off your purchase just for signing up for the Hartstrings newsletter (the same newsletter that let me know about the 25% off sale and saved me some money!). Don’t miss the opportunity to save even more! Here’s a screenshot of the homepage. Look in the top right corner and you will see arrow I have pointing to the newsletter offer.
Shopping on the Hartstrings website was also quite fun. I like how you can shop by collection, size, color and even price point (good for those of us who need to stay within a budget!). They even have a brother/sister category if you are looking to coordinate your children. Excellent idea, especially for holidays or picture taking time!
So, now on to the fashion show. Here are the two options I selected. Remember, the dress chosen will be for Easter, and it will also be worn to the rehearsal for my sister’s wedding, where Darah will be a flower girl. It might even get worn to the hospital to meet baby sister or to wear when we bring her home! We’ll be making good use of this dress all season! 🙂
First up, the Floral Printed Poplin Dress. My very favorite feature of this dress is the cute bows at the shoulders. They are just the right size to add something extra special to the dress without going overboard. The lace detail across the front is also really gorgeous. And the colors in the dress are traditional, yet refreshing all at the same time!
The second option is another Printed Poplin Dress. This one is like a spring bouquet, just bursting with beautiful shades of green and lovely flowers. The back has a very attractive look (that bow! love it!). The delicate lace detail is also a very nice touch.
Now you see why I couldn’t make the choice without seeing them for myself! They are both SO lovely.
So, wonderful readers, this is where you come in. I want to hear your opinions on which dress we should go with for Easter. Help this indecisive mama out and leave your pick in the comments!
Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias, #CBias. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are strictly my own.