What a girl wants! Let us tell you, Little Pink Dress
From dresses to accessories to decor and more, Little Pink Dress nails sugar and spice and everything nice—with just enough sass to keep thing modern and enough good-taste restraint to keep things sweet and age-appropriate.
Here we talk to Sabrina Bailey and Lorina Harris about the girl-in-the-world boutique they started because, as on-the-go military wives, they had a difficult time finding what they wanted for their daughters, the top trends of the season and the new lines that your DD will fall for.
THE FAMILY GROOVE: Why did you start Little Pink Dress?
Sabrina Bailey and Lorina Harris: Being military wives, we found it difficult to raise our families and have a fulfilling career, all while bouncing around from place to place with our spouses. We decided that the best solution was to launch our own online business where we could still be at home with our children and have the freedom to run our business, no matter where the military took us. Also being the parents of daughters, we both became frustrated with the selection or lack of variety found in many retail stores, especially on the military bases overseas, so we began searching for designers and vendors that sought to capture vintage charm, classic beauty and the times when girls looked like little girls.
TFG: The site is looking even more fabulous than ever—it's luxe and elegant but still fun! You have nailed the little-girl-in-the-world paradigm: sugar and spice and everything nice. What inspires your design aesthetic?
SB & LH: We’re really inspired by vintage children’s clothing and decor from the 40s and 50s, but we also admire designs with a more whimsical flare as well.
TFG: You carry everything a girl would want from clothing and accessories to baby gear to decor, bedding, furniture and gifts. What are some of your favorites?
SB & LH: Some of our favorites are the luxury children’s attire by Sebastian Cru
z, our vintage inspired headbands
(which are currently one of our top sellers), the new line of Wee Squeak spring sandals, Love Chic Baby Perfume
and the fabulous new tween bedding by Glenna Jean
TFG: What's in style the season:
SB & LH: Soft colors are very popular this year especially pink, green, yellow, and blue. Flower dresses
and a variety of floral patterns are also in this year, as
well as a variety of skirts— tutus, bubbles, and twirls
TFG: What about decor? What are the latest trends?
SB & LH: Top trends and décor for baby nurseries right now are emphasizing style and functionality, such as convertible cribs that can become a full size bed or chest that can serve as a changing table. New moms are also, always looking for unique bedding for their little ones. Vintage patterns and lush fabrics are a must have for any new parents most precious treasure. Children’s art by Oopsy Daisy
is very popular right now and we offer a wide variety that will fit any theme such as wall murals, canvas art and personalized growth charts
TFG: What is your proudest moment as a business owner?
SB & LH: Our proudest moment as of now would have to be when we received our first order. It was for a bottle of Love Chic baby cologne. With any new online business you wonder if you’re going to get lost in cyber space. Our first order definitely made us feel like ok we can do this and we are officially entrepreneurs. It was really exciting and business has been steadily increasing ever since.
TFG: What exciting things are on the horizon?
SB & LH: Little Pink Dress will continue to bring our customers the most, trendy as well as unique items we can find. We are looking into bringing international styles and trends to our boutique that will continue to wow our customers. Of course every online business owner has the desire to open a store front and we are no different. Once our families have settled we plan on opening a store front that is just as whimsical and girly as our site is, so stay tuned because we have a lot in store.
For more from Little Pink Dress, go to www.mylittlepinkdress.com
and get 10% off of $50 or more with code LPD11 (until July 31).