March 2011

Saurette wants to give one lucky Baby Blackbird reader one of their amazingly beautiful spring dresses! The lucky winner will get either the Heart Print Ruffle Dress {below} or the Blueberry Smocked Dress {also below}. Since Saurette’s stock is very limited {which also means your little one will not be showing up to a play date dressed like anyone!} depending on the size the winner needs, one of these beautiful dresses will be available in the size you need.

Sizes are 2-12 {toddler 2 to youth 12}. SO if you have a little girl, know a little girl, or wish for a little girl…ENTER!

Blueberry Smocked Dress


Heart Print Ruffle Dress

Giveaway is for North American residents only {Canada and the US}. And will end on Thursday April. 7th at 12 AM.

Entering is EASY:

Mandatory Entry: LIKE Saurette on Facebook. {new liker’s and current liker’s} and leave a comment telling us you have liked.

Additional Entries: Like Baby Blackbird on Facebook {new and current liker’s}, or follow us Publicly on GFC {in our right sidebar}.

Tell a friend…Tweet…email…whatever. Tell them to leave comment saying who refereed them. Extra entry for you!

Make sure to leave a comment for each entry.



· March 31, 2011 · in Daily Dose,Giveaways



There is almost too much beauty in Saurette’s Spring/Summer 2011 lookbook for me to handle. Saurette is the creative brain child of Lisa Kanouse, who has over twenty years of experience working in the fashion industry. Saurtte’s beauty lies with Lisa’s attention to fine detail, eye for beautiful fabrics and beautiful sense of style.

Spring/Summer 2011 is destined to be a big season for Saurette. Between the vibrant colors, whimsical prints, and flowing spring dresses {as if that wasn’t enough}, they have a newly appointed CEO with an impressive strategic marketing background. So get ready to see Saurette at your favourite boutiques.

This little heart tee and pink bubble skirt, are my personal favs. Visit Saurette’s site to see a slideshow of Spring 2011 beauty.

The Saurette line can be bought thru Taigans {a members only site, which is full of some pretty cool shops}.

To top off all this beauty…in a couple hours a super BEAUTIFUL giveaway is coming to Baby Blackbird….I’ll give you one guess what it is. 🙂




· March 31, 2011 · in Daily Dose


A new feature!!

This is one I have been thinking about for a while, I get alot of questions about: where to find cool and stylish clothes for kids, in different cities and online.

So I thought, starting a feature: Top Shops for Kids Clothes where with each post we feature a different city and their Top Kids Clothing Shops. Each city will list the top {not more then 10} shops, the shops that are unique to that city {boutiques, local stores, not chains}.

The tricky part about this feature is that I need you guys, I need stylish bloggers from different cities to be a part and help build a directory of sorts.

This will be super great for other people who live in your wonderful city or town, and for people who plan on travelling {as well alot of these stores have online shopping too!}. If you are a shopper, and know the stylish places to hit up for kids clothes {or know a blogger that is} send me an email: thebabyblackbird{at}gmail{dot}com. We can talk details.

Since I live and love my home, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I figured I’d start here!

Below is my current top places to shop for kids clothes {I like to keep the list below 10, and only include stores that are unique to the city} but I’m sure I will add to it a bit as time goes on.



Advice From A Caterpillar

All those beautiful labels for little ones you love, and a few you probably haven’t heard of yet. Plus, this store also has some really amazing vintage finds. Also, so unheard-of..they have a gorgeous bathroom for customers, pretty amazing when you have a potty training toddler in tow!


Top Brands: NeigeNico NicoMakie, Pepe Shoes.

8 Price Street, Toronto, ON Check out their blog.

Get Outside

Right in the heart of the hip shopping district of Queen West. They carry all the hipster shoes Mom and Dad wear, plus mini versions for kiddos. This is my go to store when it comes to shoes.


Top Brands: Minnetonka, Ria, Havaianas, Hunter, Blundstone.

437 Queen St West, Toronto,ON. You can also shop at Get Outside them online.


Pretty, sweet, and pretty….Oh wait I said that already. But really pretty isn’t even the right word, this store is full of beautiful heirloom quality, french clothing. This is a store that makes just browsing really tough. They have pretty locations around the world too!


Top Brands: Jacadi

Hazelton Lanes Center, 87 Avenue Rd. You can also shop at Jacadi online.

Kol Kid

Stocked full of hard to find clothing brands, shoes, handmade accessories, toys and it’s seriously just super kol. Every time I visit Kol Kid I am left wishing they had an adult sized version to everything they sell.


Top Brands: Bobo Choses, Wovenplay, Oeuf.

674 Queen St West, Toronto, ON.

Mini Mioche

Locally made little fashion basics that are made from super soft and organic fabrics. The type of basics we would buy for ourselves {or at least wish we could buy for ourselves!}, plus they sell some of the coolest little shoes.


Top Brands: Mini Mioche, Easy Peasy, Keep.

795 Queen St West Toronto, ON. Check out  the Mini Mioche blog, And you can shop Mini Mioche online.


Up-cycled goodness, recycled using vintage and second hand finds and re-purposed into some seriously awesome threads. Amazing one of a kind goods for Mom and Dad, but even more amazing {as everything is always better in mini form} are thier up-cycled kids clothes.


Top Brands: Preloved.

881 Queen St West, Toronto, ON. You can also shop at Preloved online.

TNT Kids

Slightly higher end brands, but only the ones with a hip and super stylish edge. The high end boutique for kids, the place to go to get the jump on new kids labels, and they host some pretty awesome season end sales.


Top Brands: Butter Super Soft, Free City, Kids Ink, Munster, Ella Moss.

368 Eglinton Ave West, Toronto, ON. Check out the TNT blog.



· March 30, 2011 · in Daily Dose,TOP Shops for Kids Clothes


Mini street style, is the mini version of the popular street style feature, kids only!


Evelyn, 3 Years Old, Calgary, AB
Jacket:Gap Kids…Leggings:Gap Kids…Boots:Uggs
Thank you for sharing Evelyn with us Jennifer from Sparkling Pink!!


Jonas, 2 1/2 Years Old, Cincinnati, OH
Hat:Old Navy…Shirt:Kohl’s…Cardigan:Target…Shorts:Old Navy…Shoes:Old Navy
Thank you for sharing Jonas with us Emily!!


If you have a stylish little one, we’d love for you to submit a street style shot of them! If you’ve already submitted a shot of them, we would be love to see them decked out in a different outfit, so it’s totally ok to submit more then once!

Here’s how you can submit your hipster’s pictures:

  • Take a picture of your mini hipster {preferably outside or out and about, since it is Street Style}
  • Send your photo to: thebabyblackbird{at}gmail{dot}com {put Mini Street Style in the subject line}, along with your child’s name and age, and if you want: where the clothing items are from and where your child lives (no specifics)} {please no cellphone pictures}
  • If your kiddo was already featured but they have more stylish shots of them on the streets {or just out and about} feel free to submit them again!


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· March 30, 2011 · in Daily Dose,Mini Street Style


Trendy Little Things is the trend report that covers all the hottest emerging seasonal trends in kids’ fashion. Today’s Kids Spring/Summer 2011 Trend Report: Straw Summer Hats for both boys and girls.

1. The Floppy : Wide Brim and floppy, so very glamourous and old hollywood. The Gap – straw sun hat.

2. The Fedora : Cute on both boys and girls, adds a classy edge but keeps things casual because it’s straw. Quicksilver – boys anchor hat.

3. The Boat Hat : The perfect way to shade the sun from that cute little face, a stiff wide brim hat. Bobo Choses – straw sailboat hat.

4. The Trilby : A brother to the Fedora, but slightly dressier, due to the short brim and turned up back. Crew Cuts – straw trilby hat.

Hats of any kind are super important to protect those cute faces and soft skin from the evil {but sweet} sun. This year there are so many straw options, so why not buy a a couple options…one of them a trendy straw one.



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· March 29, 2011 · in Daily Dose,Trendy Little Things


handmade, etsy, handmade kids, handmade love

I heart handmade today feature’s a few super cute handmade items I have been crushing over lately. I had a hard time narrowing this weeks feature down, just too much fantastic handmade goodness!


1. Faux button babe shoes : GreenSheepPL-$17.64 2. Gorgeous fox coat : LittleGoodAll-$165

3. Little red riding hood bib: Pink Nounou-$12.29 4. Pink crochet little shoes: Soleil D’Automne-$35.00

5. Vintage lace dress: Amelie Jo-$55.00 6. Bunting messenger bag: Romp-$32.00

7. Spring plum swing coat & beret: Little Goodall-$105 8. Cute mouse baby hat: Ellen’s Boutique-$39.00

9. Skinny jeans: Red Pajamas-$25.00 10. Leather T-strap shoes: Gracious May-$32.00

11. Little newsie hat: Rylan Carter-$20.00 12. Boho fairy dress: French Garderobe-$19.00




· March 28, 2011 · in Daily Dose,I ♥ Handmade


Ten Months Old!

Our baby girl is 2 months away from being a whole year old! It’s all so amazing and so sad at the same time! Bittersweet really.

Harlow is so sweet, she loves to cuddle, and is always smiling and laughing. She is trying so hard to talk, she can say, mama, dada, kk {kingston}, hiiiiiiii, buh buh{bye bye}, and yummmmm! She’s also trying her hardest to cruise around on her feet! She is still SUPER tiny, size 2 diapers, 3-6 Month clothes, and maybe 17 lbs.

top:3ringcircus…dress:american apparel…bow clip:made by me




· March 26, 2011 · in Real Life


I wanted to take a small moment just to thank everyone for voting for us….We WON a Cribsie for Best Inside Track on Kids’ Wear Trends!!! It was truly an honor just to be a finalist! Especially a finalist with 5 other amazing blogs like Tada! Shop Editors’ Picks, Child ModePlanet Awesome Kidsmudgetikka and House of Jelly.

When we found out that we won, we were over the moon excited {we still are!}! We are so very very thankful to all of you for voting for us and for all your support! EEEEEEE!!! So excited!!

You can see all the amazing winners and finalists here, or a complete pdf file of all the awesome winners here.



· March 25, 2011 · in Challenges/Contests