This post is sponsored by Best Dressed Tot
One of the things I love most about having girls is the adorable clothes. Sure I find some cute clothes for Kaleb, but the selection for girls is so much larger. Best Dressed Tot has some of the cutest stuff I’ve seen. Looking for some Patriotic toddler clothes? What about matching outfits for siblings (yes I am that mom). Well they have those and many other simply sweet items.
We received one of their totally cute girls sailor outfits, the Rare Editions Sailor Tutu Outfit. Our outfit came in a size 3t, just right for Kaylee. She is my little diva most days and changes at least three times “trying to find just the right outfit” as she says to me. When she ever saw the cute top with it’s tutu ruffle and leggings with bows on them she just about squealed with delight. She begged and cried and threw a fit until I agreed to let her put it on. Then she had to have her hair brushed and put into a pony with a hair elastic that matched. Of course she wasn’t too happy that her sandals did not match, but finally gave in to wearing a pair she already owned despite telling me several times I needed to go and buy her new ones.
The top is white t-shirt style with a navy with white polka dot tutu and trimmed by white attached. The collar is an adorable sailor look with the navy accented with a red stripe, bow and red panel of fabric. The pants are navy legging style with the same red bows at the ankle. The outfit is 95% cotton and 5% spandex, it is really soft, but both the top and leggings have a nice stretch and fit to them. Finding stuff to fit Kaylee since she lost all her baby fat has been hard. She is a really slender and even at 3 I am finding she fits better into a 2t top and 3t bottom. This can often be a problem when something is sold as a set, but because of the tutu style top the 3t was perfect. Even if it were too long on her you can’t really tell because of the style, when a normal t-shirt or dress shirt would hang too long on her.
Kaylee looked wicked cute (there is that Boston accent in me coming out), dancing around saying she was a sailor and was going to go down the street to drive the boats. She loves her outfit so much that she accidentally spilled something on it and needed to take it off so she wouldn’t ruin it, when normally she wouldn’t even bother to tell me she got dirty. As soon as she saw me doing laundry she brought her outfit over asking if I could please wash it for her so she could wear it the next day.
About Best Dressed Tot
Ask any woman who’s had a baby and they’ll tell you it is the most rewarding experience of their lives. But they’ll also tell you that after months and months of spending your entire day with an infant, you begin to feel as though you are losing touch with the adult world; especially if you are accustomed to a fast-paced work life.
That was exactly what happened in my case. I am a former English Teacher and a translator but for the last 3 years I gave up my professional career to take care of my kids. My boys are 20 months apart. The younger just turned four and the older is almost six.
After that much time without regular adult interaction, you begin to feel as though you are losing your edge and you feel as though your intellect is slipping away from a lack of use. When you spend every waking moment of every day with your kids, the quantity of time you spend with them actually diminishes the quality of the time you get to share with them.
I felt as though I needed to channel some of my energy into a project to keep my mind sharp and to help improve the quality of time I spent with my family. As I pondered what project I would undertake, I drew upon my recent experience as a mother.
Like any Mom, I always tried to find good quality clothing for my children without spending a fortune, especially since they grow out of them after a few short months. It seemed like a perfect idea: Bring high quality, low priced children’s clothing to people through an online shopping experience.
I spent the next several months doing research, developing a website and locating suppliers. I took a web development course which not only turned out to be a break from my children and the house chores (that every Mom needs) but also an incredibly brain stimulating experience. It felt good to use my brain in an academic way again…
Soon, Best Dressed Tot became a reality. A random sampling of Best Dressed Tot’s inventory reveals name brands such as Le Top, Rabbit Moon, Me Too and Good Lad.
Eliminating the physical retail location; the rent, the insurance, the utility bills, etc allows me to keep my prices low. I am proud to offer good products to people at prices they can afford. This is a small business and I run it myself. I treat my clients like a close circle of friends instead of like customers. I wouldn’t sell anything to them that I wouldn’t put on my children.
The experience has been terrific. I enjoy what I’ve been able to do for my customers. Also, facing the challenges of starting a business has kept my mind sharp and the time I’ve devoted to the business helped to improve the quality of time I get to spend with my children. It’s something I would recommend to any at-home Mom who wants to keep her senses sharp and improve the quality of time she spends with her kids.
Where to Buy
You can purchase the Rare Editions Sailor Tutu outfit like we received (currently on sale for $24.85) as well as many other adorable toddler clothing at Best Dressed Tot. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.