The adorable Sock Monkey can be traced to the Victorian era, when Europeans ignited a stuffed-animal craze in this country and people started sewing toys for their children. As European countries continued to colonize parts of Africa, familiarity with exotic species such as monkeys grew and they became popular models for the toys.
Sock Monkeys have red mouths because they were originally made from socks with red heels. Today, the Sock Monkey’s face can be found on everything from hats to baby booties. Here at Dillards.com, we have a variety of Sock Monkey clothing and other items to keep your baby cozy, comfortable and as cute as — you guessed it — a Sock Monkey.
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Here at Dillard’s we have everything from traditional tutus like these from Hello Kitty and this one from Flapdoodles. Each is great with a cute pair of leggings or skinny pants. For Halloween fun, this Spooktacular tutu from Laura Dare is perfect for trick-or-treating or for her classroom party.
A tutu dress and leggings set is a great option for easy outfitting. We have holiday-themed sets like this ghost-face dress and leggings from Bonnie Jean and this turkey-appliqued set from Rare Editions. Your little fashionista will love this poodle tutu dress and polka dot leggings from Bonnie Jean.
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What’s your favorite? Tell us in the comments.
With the new school year in full swing and temperatures dropping, it’s time to think of fall fashion. We have good news, your child doesn’t have to sacrifice style for functionality when it gets chilly.
The mod squad girl will love this Zunie drop-waist dress with cute Copper Key leggings for added warmth and a cosmopolitan layered look. For a little bedazzled bling she’ll love this beaded burnout tee and embellished jeans from Miss Me Girls. Fall is also a good time to play with patterns. Leopard print adds flair to this V-neck top and denim/chiffon skirt from Takara. Black or brick red leggings from 2 Hip by Wrapper are great for adding another layer under the skirt.
Your school-age guy will be stylish in stripes with a bit of urban edge in this T-shirt and jeans from Ecko. Bold color is not just for the girls. Guys will get noticed in this neon tee from Hurley. The shirt pairs perfectly with these Hurley jeans. Add this long-sleeve tee from Nike for a cool layered look and added warmth or wear it alone with jeans.
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How will you update your child’s fall wardrobe?
Few kids get excited about school uniforms. No one wants to look like everyone else, blending into a sea of khaki, navy, hunter green and white. But there is hope for the stylish child whose fashion sense is bound by a school uniform policy: Accessories.
The easiest way for boys to stand out in the crowd is with cool backpacks. We have a variety, ranging from this superhero-themed bag(1) to this rugged looking Jansport backpack(2) to and this rolling space shuttle backpack(3). If ties are allowed or required, he may opt for a trendy bow tie(4) in the appropriate color.
Stylish shoes are excellent for expressing individual style. Try these boat shoes from UGG Australia(5) or Sperry Top-Sider(6). Colorful Nike (7)or Polo Ralph Lauren(8) sneakers are sporty options.
Girls have an even wider range of accessories to choose from.
A Hello Kitty backpack(1) or handbag(2) can add a dash of whimsy and a splash of sparkle. The zebra print of this Jansport backpack(3) is a little edgy, while this Vera Bradley book bag(4) might appeal to the more fashion-forward young lady.
These dazzling Skechers(5) sneakers and shimmering Sperry boat shoes(6) are also great options for adding a little pizazz to a school uniform. A plain pair of shoes can be dressed up with these cute Copper Key socks(7) that have animal-print ruffle trim.
If standout shoes are not an option (or even if they are) add color to her hair with brightly colored bows from Copper Key(8). She can add a little bling to her khaki pants with one of these stylish rhinestone-embellished Miss Me Girls belts(9). Bracelets can also enliven a bland school uniform. From Copper Key, the animal-print bangles(10) are exotic and edgy.
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How will you add style to your school uniforms?
Popover [n.] \ˈpäp-ˌō-vər\ – A cropped top worn over a longer tank or tee for a layered look.
No, we’re not talking about those delicious pastries that can be filled with any number of tasty ingredients. We’re talking about the cute top for the trend-setting girl.
So why is it called a popover? Because once she puts on her tee, she “pops” the cropped top over it to complete her stylish layered look.
These tops are great with denim, shorts and skirts and come in as many colors and designs as the yummy pastry has fillings.
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Which is your favorite?
Take your glam girl for a walk on the wild side this summer in animal print, the hottest kids’ trend of the season. Zebra, leopard, giraffe, cheetah, butterfly and dalmatian, there’s a print for every age and every occasion.
So who says you have to sacrifice fashion for function? This dress and matching panty set from Carter’s combines cheetah, zebra and giraffe prints with pink accents so your infant or newborn will be stylish while keeping cool in the sleeveless dress.
For girls in the 2T to 6X range, there are a variety of options, ranging from these Laura Dare dalmations/hearts strappy pajamas to this zebra-print swimsuit from Flapdoodles to this lovely and ladylike one-shoulder dress from Rare Editions.
Older girls can really step out in style this season. From Rare Editions, this chiffon dress has a sophisticated one-shoulder silhouette, and these bodycon skirts from Forever Orchid — one in zebra one in multicolored leopard — pair perfectly with her favorite popover top or cool tee like this one from Jessica Simpson Tweenwear.
Shop these looks 1. Carter’s Infant Animal Print Dress & Matching Panty 2. Laura Dare Dalmatian/Hearts Strappy Pajamas 3. Flapdoodles Zebra Shine Halter Swimsuit 4. Rare Editions Zebra Printed One-Shoulder Dress 5. Rare Editions Animal Printed Chiffon Dress 6. Forever Orchid Leopard Print Bodycon Skirt 7. Forever Orchid Zebra Print Bodycon Skirt 8. Jessica Simpson Tweenwear Adida Art Heart Jersey Top.
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What’s your favorite animal print?
In less than a month, many Americans will take to parks and backyards for picnics and parties to celebrate Independence Day 2012 with family, friends, food and fireworks.
However, patriotism isn’t limited to flag decorations. There are also some very fashionable clothing options. Check out our picks for kids who want to show their American pride.
For girls, there are pretty dresses, like this American Flag seersucker dress from Bonnie Jean or this seersucker gingham dress from Rare Editions.
For boys, dress him in this adorable seersucker shortall from Starting Out. He’ll also be preppy and patriotic in this polo shirt from Ralph Lauren.
What will your little one be wearing this Fourth of July?
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Nothing says summer like a pretty white dress. After months of earthtones and dark colors in winter and a cacophony of color in spring, it’s nice to get back to basics with a crisp white dress.
For a day in the sun, she’ll be cute and casual in this seersucker eyelet dress from Laura Ashley. A pretty pink bow at the shoulder and trim at the neckline and hem add color and whimsy.
The white Swiss-dot pattern, ruffled neckline and pink satin bows of this dress, also from Laura Ashley, embody the spirit of being a little girl.
Floral appliques at the waist and a vibrant but understated floral print double ruffle at the hem give this Laura Ashley dress a ladylike look that’s well-suited for a special occasion.
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Do you remember your favorite white dress?
As fashion has evolved for mothers, style for their babies has kept pace. Long gone are the days of basic blue for boys and pink for girls. And for the stylish mom who wants a stylish baby girl, the choices are wide-ranging.
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Do you like classic pink for girls? Let us know!
Warmer weather for kids means running, jumping and playing outdoors for hours on end. During the warmer months, your little diva will want to forsake her pretty dresses for comfortable, outdoor clothes.
Skimmers, called such for their easy-going fit and the way their hem just “skims” the knee, let her play hard without sacrificing her fashion sense. Sequins, embroidery, rhinestones and beads keep these shorts from being anything but ordinary.
She can show her patriotic spirit and fab style when she wears these embroidered flag pocket shorts from Miss Me. Denim, leather and rhinestones combine to create a glam look.
For a more subtle touch, these Beatrice butterfly skimmer shorts from Levi’s are far from plain, but not too flashy. She’ll love the soft embroidered butterfly and back pocket designs in blues, purples and cream.
Little sister can join in the fun when she wears these Love skimmer shorts from Levi’s. Heart-shaped back pockets and heart embroidery keep the look sweet and sassy.
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What is your favorite denim embellishment? Embroidery, sequins, beads, rhinestones? Tell us about it in the comments.