Thursday, July 24, 2008

One Posh Mama!

I'd like to think I have a pretty good handle on children's fashion. I know what I like and what I don't like and because of my history in retail (both growing up in the fashion industry and working in the children's department at Neiman Marcus) I am very picky as to what I allow on the Dreamscapes Baby Boutique store. I like to support other WAHMs, those that are out there creating their own niche in the marketplace and carving out a piece for themselves. They've found something missing and took the initiative to create it themselves. I have to say, as far as working with new designers and adding new products to the boutique, there is one place that I've found more vendors than any other. Not only that, but I've created friendships with the people whose products I sell, which adds something special every time someone buys from me. I know it doesn't only help me, it helps them further their goals as well. That place is PoshMama!

Posh Mama Online Magazine and Social Network is a positive and upbeat community made up of women from around the world. You will feel immediately welcomed as it is the sweetest spot on the 'net. Come hang out, network and make some great friends at I invite anyone moms out there or any women entrepeneurs to check it out. I honestly believe that knowing the person and not just the product is incredibly important. Neiman Marcus teaches their sales associates that you don't just get the sales, you get the friendships. I made friends with many of my former clients and I know how important it is to buy from someone you trust. That's one reason I started this blog. I wanted an outlet to express myself while talking about the store, but also to foster those personal relationships that are so important to me.

Before you buy online, get to know the person you're buying from. I encourage you to get to know me as well.

Keep Dreamin',

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Summer's Hottest Trend Is...


According to Camelopardia Fashionista:
Giraffe Fashion
Camel Leopard Fashion = Giraffe Fashion For many centuries wildlife fashion were very common during the time of adam and eve wearing authentic deer skins and now at present the wild are out in the city streets again. If tigers, leopards and lions were on the catwalk now our lovely giraffe walking out of the wilderness and into the urban city are the new trend in fashion the untamed tiger look are outwitted by these cute and sexy giraffe prints.

I personally have fallen in love with giraffe print. There's something so sophisticated and classy about it as compared to the typically flamboyant and wild cheetah and leopard prints. Anyone can wear giraffe, as long as it's worn correctly! The safari style is in and here to stay as it seems, and Dreamscapes Baby has the perfect accessory!

The giraffe hobo by OiOi is the perfect complement to any safari themed wardrobe. It's a perfect size for those quick trips to the store and comes with all the features of a larger diaper bag...except it doesn't look like a diaper bag!

Another option is the OiOi giraffe print tote bag, which has much more space to carry all the essentials, plus one. The lining is a burnt sienna color, adding a little spice to the muted exterior. No longer are diaper bags frumpy and boring, now they're an accessory!

As for me, my birthday gift this year was the Banana Republic dress I fell in love with:

Along with this, I ended up purchasing the hat pictured right after it went on sale. Of course, my giraffe craze isn't limited to diaper bags and dresses, my swimsuit is of course...giraffe! Thanks to Land's End:

You could say I went a little overboard with the print, but well, I'm not wearing them all at the same time! :) For any animal print, subdued pairings is key. Never wear different types of animal prints together. Don't overdo the print i.e. pair a solid top with a printed bottom. I don't think anyone can go wrong with wearing giraffe though, it's just a beautiful print.

Speaking of giraffes, our recent vacation to Disney World's Animal Kingdom was something amazing! We went on the Kilimanjaro Safari and we had to stop several times because a giraffe kept walking in the road ahead of us. We watched one gracefully run alongside our truck and another got so close to us, it looked like it was about to stick it's head in! Trinity could have easily reached out and touched it. The entire safari was amazing. I highly recommend it.

Until we dream again,