Friday, August 31, 2012

Labor Day Weekend Sale at One Good Thread

Labor Day weekend is upon us, which brings Gabby's Birthday and of course SALES!!  I have found that Labor Day weekend sales are the best time to stock up on spring/summer goodies for next year.  One of my favorite stores One Good Thread is kicking off the holiday weekend with a gift card giveaway.  For every $50 you spend you earn a $10 gift card toward a future purchase.  It is really the sale that keeps on giving!!This offer is good through Monday, September 3. 

Some of the goodies that caught my eye are this Red Dress by Babycake (Dollcake), always love a red dress with sandals, perfect for next 4th of July, without being in your face "themey" (aka tacky).  This is on sale for $32.

I am seriously IN LOVE with this Dollcake Fringe Dress on sale for $32, original price $64.
Faith's Favorite Peasant by Swanky Baby Vintage is on clearance for $15. I promise you, this will be the best $15 you have ever spent on a top.  They have this top left in every size!!  I already have one for next year or I would be buying one.  Grab the Scrunch Leggings (also still available in every size) for $13 and you will have what will turn out to be your "go to" outfit for $28.  I am not sure where else you will find a boutique outfit like this for $28.  That is a serious steal.  If you have not tried Swanky Baby Vintage you really need to.  It is so easy to wash and wear and doesn't require any special attention

Livie and Luca Sandals are also on sale.  There are multiple sizes left for both the Green and Yellow Blooms

There is so much more available on their new and improved website, so check it out.  Remember, shipping is ALWAYS FREE and from now until Monday (9/3/2012) you will receive a $10 gift card for every $50 spent.  As always limited exclusions apply, if you have questions about exclusions email

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Gabby's First Day of Pre-School was "Persnickified"

It is hard for me to believe but Gabby started Pre-School today, eeeekkk!!!  It is just a 2 day a week program, she is currently in an in-home day care full time, where she gets spoiled rotten, so I felt it was time to start a program to give her a little bit of structure.  My Little Miss Independent did just fine.  As soon as we arrived she told me that I could go, she did not need me there, I was embarrassing her. Then, when it was time to pick her up, she did not want to leave. 

The only hard part about deciding what she was going to wear, was to choose which Persnickety outfit she would wear, as the brand for such an occasion was a given.  The outfit she choose has made a few other appearances in "What Gabby Wore Today" as it is a favorite and really our "go to" outfit. 

Gabby is wearing the Pink Stripe Lou Lou and Pink Stripe Tutu, both size 3 with the impossible to find Cream Stella Jacket in a size 4 (this is from the Spring 2011 line, the only way to buy one now is to find one used on the Persnickety Addicts Facebook page, which is where ours will be available soon, so sad to be outgrowing this jacket).  Her shoes are the Joyfolie Charlotte in Metallic Cream (the best ever shoe, they go with everything).

It seems a new term was coined this week on the Persnickety Clothing Company Facebook Page, "Persnickified."  They would like to see pictures of all of the children that were Persnickified on their first day of school, just add yours to their Facebook timeline.    

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Custom made bows by Mommasbows

Now that I am just about done with my fall shopping it is time to add the finishing touches, shoes and custom made bows!  Today I thought I would share with you one of my favorite bow makes, MOMMASBOWS on Facebook
She can match bows to any outfit you need them for. All I had to do was upload a few pics of the outfits to her facebook wall and let her know what size/type bow I wanted and a few days later they appeared in the mail.  Side note:  Gabby's love affair with the mailman continues, she now thinks he is better than Santa because he brings stuff everyday as opposed to Santa who only bring things once a year.  She has now termed the packages that arrive as "Gabby Stuff" and when we pull up to the mailbox will ask "did the mailman bring any Gabby stuff today?" Read here for more on the mailman

Here is Gabby modeling our newest bows and the outfit they were made to match

Gabby doesn't like a lot of stuff on her head, so I stick with smaller bows but Mommasbows has bows  and headbands to fit all style choices and personal preferences for size and extras.  I love the piggy sets because they are on alligator clips, so we can also use one as just a single bow.  Most to all bows are less than $10 so check out MOMMASBOWS on Facebook for all your custom bows.

Here is one last picture of another bow of ours (which would have been with the matching outfit had my little model been more cooperative this evening)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Supports Team Tim Tyler

What Gabby Wore Today is back from vacation but taking a step away today from the clothing reviews, giveaways and sale alerts to support Team Tim Tyler.

For those of you not from Canastota, New York that are not familiar with the story, Tim Tyler, former High School friend of mine and NYS Trooper was diagnosed with a rare from of Leukemia in early 2010.  After exhausting many forms of treatment at NYU the decision was made that Tim needed a donor Stem Cell Transplant and needed to travel to a treatment center in Houston Texas. 

Tim is married to his High School, or more like Middle School Sweetheart, Jen. They have been together since we were kids, literally.  Here they are back then.
And here they are now with their 2 children Emma and Andrew.

Earlier this year the family traveled to Houston for the donor stem cell transplant with plans to return to New York before the start of the new school year.  But a few weeks ago received the devastating news that the cancer has spread again.  After many meetings and discussions another decision was made to have a second donor Stem Cell transplant.  Because preparing for a stem cell transplant is a lengthy process the trip home to New York has been delayed again and they won't be home in time to start the new school year.

Many of us want to help and are sporting our Team Tim Tyler T-shirts.  Here is Gabby wearing hers in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

Here are Ryan and Mason wearing their shirts on the playground near Albany, NY

Here is Anna Claire wearing hers in Carrollton, Georgia

If you are in Central, NY and want to support Team Tim Tyler, you can get your shirt at Albanese's Sporting Goods in Canastota. If you are noticing the wrestlers on the shirts and wondering, Tim was a member of the Canastota High School Wrestling Team (which is legendary in our town) and returned after college to coach in the program.

Other than buying a T-shirt, I still wanted to do something and since What Gabby Wore Today is mostly about clothes, I started out in search of a company willing to donate one new outfit for both Andrew and Emma for their extended stay in Houston, but due to the tremendous generosity of 3 boutiques Addy's Closet, One Good Thread and Water's Edge Organics and 2 companies Persnickety Clothing Company and Lemon Loves Lime, I ended up with way more than 1 outfit each for Emma and Andrew.

Emma's new school clothes courtesy of Addy's Closet and Persnickety Clothing Company

Andrew's new school clothes courtesy of Addy's Closet, Lemon Loves Lime, One Good Thread and Water's Edge Organics

Jen, I shipped these out to you today.  As we continue to pray for Tim, we hope that the clothes brighten your day and make things a little easier for your extended stay in Texas.