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Toy Giraffe Tuesday: Maisie, Her Giraffe, And Late 1940s-50s Vintage Toddler Dress

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vintage baby dress and toy giraffe

Ever since R bought that 2.5 ft toy giraffe for her birthday, she’s been OBSESSED with it.

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Today it hit it’s pinnacle: she refused to eat or go anywhere without it. She cried every time you took it away, even for a minute.

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We haven’t named it yet, but she calls it “G’affe”.

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Today’s outfit is a late 1940s-early 1950s vintage baby dress I found on eBay. It is made of cotton and dotted swiss. I adore retro baby dresses- the quality and construction (and price) can’t be beat! I should have ironed it, but I have no time for that.

I really wonder how my grandmother dealt with 4 daughters and all those dresses to iron! I know people say that they ‘sprinkled the dresses with water’, but the details are sketchy. One of my friends showed me how to iron puffed baby sleeves and it is kind of like those Imelda Marcos butterfly sleeved Filipino dresses.

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it’s poor neck gets a lot of twisting

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the giraffe gets more kisses than we do!

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non-giraffe shot

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more G’affe kisses

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MY 1ST GIVEAWAY! Claire Lush Designs Sterling Silver And Turquoise Bracelet! **INTERNATIONAL**


AS A THANK YOU TO ALL THE 130 PLUS FOLLOWERS OF MY BLOG AND OVER 6K FOLLOWERS OF MY INSTAGRAM I am having my very FIRST international giveaway!

The adult sized sterling silver and turquoise bracelet was custom designed by Claire Lush Designs just for this contest. The photos were taken by Kitty Lee Photography.

Claire does gorgeous custom jewelry for both adults and children. Here are more photos of her designs (with my Maisie modeling some of it) from a photo shoot this summer. Claire, the designer, is the gorgeous girl in between the 2 little girls.

to celebrate my 100 plus blog followers and 3000 plus Instagram followers, going to have a giveaway soon of AWESOME silver Claire Lush Design jewelry!

Maisie modeling with Claire and Ami

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more of Claire’s gorgeous work (and physique)

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Claire, from Claire Lush Designs

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Maisie and Ami modeling Claire’s children’s jewelry line

HOW TO ENTER:
1. Follow my blog and REPOST this- plus leave a comment on my comments section below once you’ve done it
2. FOLLOW @missmaisiebabyfashionista and @clairelushdesigns and @kittyleephotography on Instagram for extra entries (let me know on comments below if you did the Instagram as well, please)

Contest ends November 1st, 2015 at midnight est. (So that you can get this in time for the holidays 🙂 

Winners will be announced the following day!

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PHOTOS: Sneak Peak of Maisie (and more) modeling Claire Lush Designs Photoshoot with Kitty Lee Photography

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Maisie & Amelie repping Claire Lush Designs with their baby (fake) tats photo credit: Kitty Lee Photography

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beautiful designer/kiteboarder Claire Lutz of Claire Lush Designs Photo credit: Kitty Lee Photography

Wonderful Kitty sent two of her finished photos- Claire (and her jewelry) looks AH-MAZING.

Here is a link to Claire’s store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/clairelushdesigns

Please FOLLOW Claire’s Instagram here: https://instagram.com/clairelushdesigns/

Also, please FOLLOW Kitty’s Instagram here: https://instagram.com/kittyleephotography/

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Quick Mini Photo Update: Photoshoot went well today… then I dropped my iPhone in the baby’s bath water

photo by Kitty Lee Photography We turned our backs for a MOMENT and she whipped off her bottoms!

photo by Kitty Lee Photography
We turned our backs for a MOMENT and she whipped off her bottoms!

11891871_10153279678079024_3052875602311655613_o tre wsa steqw steweMaisie had a TON of temporary tattoos applied, to match Claire’s from Claire Lush Designs. It was ghastly trying to remove them after. The actual photos (not the ones above, those are from my phone) were done by Kitty Lee Photography.

She wore a cute little bikini from Babi-kini.

I will post more photos of the behind the scenes later- ended up dropping my iPhone in the bath tub and now I am semi-crippled from technology.

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What’s Maisie Wearing? A Little Blue Sundress from India!

Today she’s in a little cotton sundress from India with her thai silver baby anklets, Art of Cure raw Baltic Amber teething necklace, and a cute white hair bow.

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little chipmunk cheeks

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Maisie’s Newest Silver Baby Bracelets from Claire Lush Designs!

New Silver Cuff Bracelets from Claire Lush Designs!

New Silver Cuff Bracelets from Claire Lush Designs!

 

Got more baby jewelry swag in the mail today from Claire Lush Designs!

In today’s package, she received a V-shaped silver cuff and a heavier silver patterned cuff, plus two thin silver cuffs for a friend’s daughter.

They look ADORABLE on Maisie.  I had to move the Puravida bracelets over to the other hand, which is no mean feat when you have a squirming 10 month old.

A happy Maisie with Papa (my dad)

A happy Maisie with Papa (my dad)

My parents were here visiting, so photos were snapped with the kid only in her diaper and jewelry. She’s going through a “MAMAMAMAMAMAMA” phase and doesn’t want anyone but me usually, so it’s a good thing when people visit and she goes to them- gives me a slight break, which I sorely need.  She refused to nap for 2 days and finally went down for one this afternoon.

She only seems to have 2 speeds lately:  “Pick ME UP!” or “DANCE TIME!”

Here is a video of her dancing with my parents in the background:

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New Silver Baby Bracelets From Claire Lush Designs

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I am so excited! Claire, from Claire Lush Designs, sent this photo of her newest silver baby cuff bracelets!  I can’t wait to see which ones Maisie gets!