Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Summer Outfits for My Girls from #MyHartstrings #cbias

People always ask if my twin girls (turning 5 next week!) have similar or different personalities. Because I am with them so much, I guess it’s hard for me to tell; it actually seems they swap personalities all the time! But one place they have expressed differences are clothing and color choices. Sophie is a die-hard pink fan, while Sarah says she loves all colors (but her favorites are red, blue and purple).


I had the opportunity to shop at for them. I was asked to pick a swimwear outfit for the summer. I had never shopped there before, but my first impression of the website was that it was more of an upscale children’s store. But as I browsed their selections, it was far from stuffy. Their clothing ranges from conservative to very fun. There is something for every kid and occasion.

I headed for the swimwear section…ruffles and polka-dots, oh my! I know my girls will love whatever I choose for them.

MyHartstrings Swimwear Screenshot

Sarah would love the twin cherries.


Sophie would love the pink and polkadots. We prefer that my girls wear one-pieces and these were pretty much it. Thank goodness they were cute!

I did consult the sizing chart for their swimsuits, as I had never bought from here before.


Next I went to the Bottoms section. I wanted to get some coordinating shorts to go with their swimsuits. There was a large selection of bottoms so it took me a while to browse through everything. I tried narrowing down by Collection, but I didn’t know which styles belonged to which collection. Also, there were clothes from different seasons as well as age (infants vs non-infants) so there was a lot to sift through. But it was okay to just browsed the old fashioned way, and eventually I found these two shorts.



There are also shoes and accessories as well as a nice neutral cover up that would go with their swimsuits and shorts, shown in this Polyvore set I made. I love those metallic gladiator sandals especially. Do they come in my size?


I also couldn’t resist creating some other outfits for my girls while I was in Polyvore. I wanted to see if I could predict what the girls would choose so I browsed first, and then asked them to select some outfits on their own.

Sophie’s picks…I knew she would pick the pink shirt with the black heart.


Sarah’s picks. I knew she would love the blues.


I also love these dresses for them:



Finally my order arrived. Here’s a peek at our items. I am noticing that the cherry swimsuit is a bit longer than the flower one. I checked and they are both the same size. Hmm. The girls’ birthday is next week so we will try them on when they open their gifts…we have 30 days to return items so it should be no problem if there are any problems with fit.


The swimsuits and shorts are really nice quality. The appliques are so nicely done. I love the little stitching details on the cherries, especially that they are different on the swimsuit and the shorts! Also, I’m happy that the swimwear is lined on both the front and back.


I’m sure these will be favorites of theirs for at least two summers!

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  1. Hi Steph -

    Your girls are going to look so cute! - my girls are all grown, but I fondly remember how much fun it was to buy them cute clothes. :)

    I haven't been on Stumble Upon in a while and when I went on today - your site was the first one to pop up :) It was your wedding hair piece post. Very pretty.

    My best- Diane

  2. Love those swim suits you chose, especially the striped cherry suit :)

  3. Oh my! Those are such adorable outfits! I miss the days when I could dress my girls up in cute dresses and bows! Now they're teenagers and certainly don't want any of my apparel opinions ;)
    ~ Kim @ Sand & Sisal

  4. I'm sharing this with my sis-in-law for her little girl who would LOVE these clothes! Thanks for introducing a neat online store!

  5. Cute! I have a little girl who would be unbelievably adorable in all these little dresses.

  6. Super cute stuff! Love it.

    -Erin Spain
    DIY On the Cheap

  7. Very sweet. As the mom to boys, this is what I for cute clothes!