Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Find the Perfect Girls' Dress at Little-Little Black Dress Shop {Review & Giveaway}

llbd shop logo{This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, mogrill!}

Ask a large group of women to name the essential wardrobe staples from their closet and my guess is that the majority would mention a little black dress.

Sure, we might have a favorite pair of shoes or the most comfortable pair of jeans, but there's something so wonderfully classic yet modern about a little black dress that it works for nearly any occasion. Dress it up, dress it down, it doesn't matter. When you've found the one that makes you feel gorgeous, it's the must-have that every woman needs.

But at what age does that start? Can you feel beautiful in a little black dress at 20? At 16? At 8? Of course! There's no age limit, so why not embrace the idea of the "little-little" black dress for parties and play and have it waiting in every young girl's closet?

There's no better place to start than with the experts: the Little-Little Black Dress Shop.

With the belief that "One is never too young or too small to have a llbd in her wardrobe ready for any occasion," Little-Little Black Dress Shop focuses on boutique style and designer apparel for sizes 12m through 8. With everything from those fashionable dresses to adorable cardigans to chic outerwear to trendy jewelry to the cutest gifts, llbd shop knows how to style girls of all ages.

After successfully transitioning the little black dress to a younger crowd, this spring the llbd shop announced the introduction of white and accents of color to their collection... and, as I browsed their expanded selection, choosing favorites was extremely difficult!

Letting llbd shop help decide, when the Llum Toddler and Little Girls Miro White and Black Dress and the Llum Toddler and Little Girls Colorshift Black Dress arrived, I couldn't wait to see whether or not my two fashionistas would approve.

A new, up-and-coming designer, Llum (pronounced "loom") is a US-based company that believes in simplicity, beauty, personality, and individual style... and these dresses are just that!

As I removed the packaging, I was immediately struck with how amazingly soft and luxurious they felt against my skin. Nearly all cotton, both the Miro and the Colorshift dresses are lightweight and comfortable and will be perfect for any and all warm-weather occasions.

After admiring the cute cap sleeves and fabric-covered red button that adorned the panels of black and white on the Miro dress and the hip and modern black and white stripe panels of the Colorshift dress, all that was left to do was show them to the girls.

Little Sister B is a big fan of dresses, sometimes calling them "princess," a shortened version of "princess dress." But Big Sister E, on the other hand? She usually has to be convinced that a dress is just a long shirt in order for her to even try it on... and then complains until she gets to take it off.

So you can imagine my surprise when we tried these on and there were two happy grins...

And those grins didn't stop there!

Even though I ordered Little Sister B's Colorshift Dress a tiny bit too large, it just means that it hangs slightly lower on her legs (i.e. it hits below her knee instead of above it like in the picture). But otherwise the fit is great!

She loves the freedom of the sleeveless design and I appreciate how easy it is to open and close the keyhole button in the back.

As for my non-dress-wearing tomboy?

Big Sister E is CRAZY about the Miro White and Black Dress and has asked to wear it constantly!

The first day that she tried this on, I had to make Big Sister E take it off in order to get ready for her t-ball game... which led to being asked, "But I can put it back on after my game??" over and over again.

Assuming she would have forgotten about it by the time the game was over, I was shocked when she walked in the front door and immediately wanted to put her llbd shop dress back on. I managed to keep her out of it so that she could eat dinner, but then it was on all the way until I had to talk her into taking it off for bed. I draw the line at sleeping in a little-little black dress!

Considering how much both girls loves their dresses and how stylish (yet not too "grown-up") they are, I have no doubt that we will be seeing a lot of llbd shop around our house in the future. For the next wedding, open house, tea party, or just to look good (we're having family portraits taken and these will be perfect!), Little-Little Black Dress Shop has the essential, versatile, elegant, and fun options for every young girl.

The Llum Toddler and Little Girls Miro White and Black Dress retails for $53 but is on sale now for $48 and the Llum Toddler and Little Girls Colorshift Black Dress was $57 but is now $49. For an even better deal on already-great sales like these, enter the coupon code TMC15 to your shopping bag and click submit before proceeding to checkout and you'll take an extra 15% off all of your regular or sale price merchandise!

And, thanks to the generosity of llbd shop, one person will be able to pick their favorite little-little black dress for the stylish girl in their life, because...

One lucky person will win their choice of any item (up to $60) from llbd shop!

To enter to win: Visit llbd shop and tell me which gorgeous option you might choose if you win.

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).

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1 Extra Entry if you follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the tweet below and leaving me the link. Tweet daily for an extra entry every day!

#WIN your choice of designer girls' dress from Little-Little Black Dress Shop (ARV $60)! #thxmailcarrier http://bit.ly/k2paUo #giveaway

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Giveaway will end on July 19th at 11:59pm CST. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

A big thank you to llbd shop for providing a two Llum dresses for me to review as well as the dress of choice for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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Talina said...

I think the Eliane et Lena Toddler and Girls Black Festoo Dress is adorable!!! talinanorris[at]gmail[dot]com

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i might choose the Eliane et Lena Girls Black Somebody Dress

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Crystal Bell said...

I just love the Deux Par Deux Toddler and Girls Printed Necklace Black Dress! (http://www.llbdshop.com/site/cart/productdetail.exc?cmd=view_cart_product&co_id=939&item_id=100732&prod_id=861)

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steffie said...

i love the Llum Toddler and Girls Black and White Bertoia Halter Dress, its so cute!!

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Ses Petites Mains Toddler and Girls Molly Dress
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dannyscotland said...

I like the Velvet & Tweed Little Girls Black Eyelet Flutter Frock and Ses Petites Mains Toddler Girls Milly Dress, but I would probably choose the first one because it has pink!

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If I won, I'd go with the Twirly Girl Toddler and Girls Reversible Dress - llbd shop Exclusive.

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I love the Isobella & Chloe Little Girls Sassy Sailor Black Dress

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I would like to get the Llum Toddler and Girls Black and White Bertoia Halter Dress - llbd shop Exclusive

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I'd love the Misha Lulu Infant and Toddler Girls St. Germain Dress in size 12 months

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my sassy little 6 year old would love this dress i think it is super cute

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I would love to see the Eliane et Lena Toddler and Girls Black Festoo Dress for my daughter.

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SnowflakeDay (Audra) said...

I would pick the Kit+Lili Toddler and Girls Carina Dress that was originally $84 but is on sale now for $58. I love the print and the way the bottom flares out.

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Jenny said...

This is a giveaway I'd dearly love to win. Our youngest Grand is starting kindergarten this year AND she is a dress-aholic. My husband and I always do their back-to-school shopping but money is so tight this year.

I think I would order the Sophie Catalou Little Girls Biancia Dress.

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Anissa said...

Wow, what options!
Kit+Lili Toddler and Girls Carina Dress would be my pick!

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I love the Sophie Catalou Toddler and Little Girls Biancia Dress


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Alexis G said...

These dresses are adorable! I would choose the Llum Toddler and Little Girls Colorshift Black Dress

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I would choose the Eliane et Lena Toddler and Girls Black Festoo Dress

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