Fab Finds

Every so often, I’ll be sharing some of my fab finds (from clothes, accessories, baby stuff, etc.).  So today will be the start…

I had a great idea one day to celebrate my daughter’s 1st birthday at Hong Kong Disneyland.  We opted to have a quiet yet fun celebration and do away with the normal BIG 1st birthday bash that normally happens in Metro Manila.  I was so excited coz it would be the first time the kids would go to Disneyland and I wanted to see their facial reactions when they saw the disney characters.  I’m sure their jaws would just drop!

So I went searching for a 1st birthday dress online that was comfortable to wear yet fit for the occasion.  I was planning on having a nice lunch at the Enchanted Garden in the Disney Hotel and Lexi would be wearing a nice dress while the Disney characters would come to our table, bring her cake, and sing to her a Happy Birthday song.

And this is what I found…

Isn’t it just so lovely?  I fell in love with it the moment I saw it.  I tried having it made here but the seamstress didn’t have the machine to do the hem.  So I just ordered it online (mybabyclothesboutique.com), I just couldn’t resist.  They offered this dress cheaper than other websites.  They sold it for $24.99 with free shipping within the U.S.  Other websites sold it at almost $40.  It reached the forwarder’s office in NY 6 days from the time I ordered it.  Then it took around 4 days for it to reach Manila.  I received it in  less than 2 weeks…just in time for her birthday.

It didn’t come with the headband though so I just made one similar to it.  I bought a white lace (but couldn’t find a stretchable one) and sewed a magenta flower on it.  I bought the lace in Carolina’s for 35Php per yard (just needed 1 yard for a baby).  Then bought the closest flower I could find similar to the original one at SM Megamall for 35Php/yard.  But I only needed 1 flower, so I have like 0.9 of a yard left :-/ …but it turned out pretty well (I think) so it was worth it.

You be the judge.  Here’s how it looked on her (excuse the photo, it was a camera phone).  What do you think?

Unfortunately, her birthday celebration in Disneyland did not push through.  We ended up celebrating it with family and friends at Casa Armas.  I’ll be sharing that party in another post.  The sad thing was, our nanny forgot to bring that dress to the restaurant for her change of outfit, so it was left unused! Grrrr!  Shipping it in for nothing!  So just so that it wouldn’t go to waste, we’ll probably have a playgroup and celebrate her birthday with the toddlers who weren’t able to make it to her dinner party 🙂   I’ll let you know how that goes in one of my “playdates” posts (when I get around starting that one..tee hee!)

I hope you get to find something fab for you too 🙂