Last year, my mother-in-law bought my daughter a dress to grow into that she'd found on sale in the Fresh Produce shop in Key West. This year, after the growing into was complete, her 'beach dress' has become pretty much the only thing my kid EVER wants to wear. In fact, two weeks ago we had a full-fledged meltdown on our hands when Brigid realized that we wouldn't let her wear a dress that smelled like sour milk, after she'd spilt an entire glass of the stuff down the front of her at dinner the night before.
So, when we came across one of their stores in Atlanta while out running errands this weekend, we decided we should maybe stock up on one or two back-up dresses to (hopefully) prevent any such arguments in the future.
We found the top one in the purple and the bottom one in the blue, both on sale for around $20/each. The small fits my almost three year old exactly, while the medium leaves a little room to grow, which I think is probably for the best, as the dresses are 100% cotton, and tend to shrink a little after daily washes (like I said...the ONLY thing she wants to wear...).
Now, we'll just have to see if we can convince her that all beach dresses are created equal.
(photo credit: freshproduceclothes.com)