The best outfits for celebrating the holidays!

by Hilary

When my daughter was born, I am embarrassed to say that I reveled in buying her her velvet and taffeta to wear during the holiday season. But after a few years, while those expensive outfits languished in the the closet after only being worn once or twice, I learned a valuable lesson. There is way to dress your children in festive ways that can still work through the winter and get passed down to siblings too! When you come to the shop or browse online at Bluebird Day you won't see much taffeta, but we do have a little velvet and lots of fun prints!If you're feeling the need to go traditional the best place to start is with Smiling Button. Based out of Boston and manufactured right here in New England their classic shift dresses are perfect for holiday photo cards, parties, and Christmas Eve. The Cherry Red Velvet Winnie Dress is a classic choice and can double for a Valentine's Day dress. For a little more pizzaz, or you're just not a red person, the Sunday Dress in Black with Gold Stars is party ready. I've got my eye on that one for Christmas Eve and then a New Year's Eve party.

If you're looking for something a little more off-beat but equally merry, look to our holiday selections from Pink Chicken NY. Born in the Hamptons, their pieces lean more whimsical and bohemian. My daughter will be wearing the Maude Beaded Sweater on Christmas Day. Beaded front and back with a silky liner to make sure the 100% merino wool is comfortable all day, it's quality is hard to find these days. She's wearing it with the Gianna Skirt with its big dots, fun metallic threads, and tulle underlay. It's perfect for twirling! And if there is a little sis in the picture the Bette Dress is perfect for twinning.

As for the boys, I'm a big fan or both the Forest Toile Button Down Shirt or the Buffalo Plaid Flannel Shirt from Tea Collection. They go perfectly with the the red velvet of the Winnie Dress if you need brothers and sisters to harmonize. I'm also a big fan of the newly arrived sweaters from Toobydoo New York. The bold blue and white stripes of the Theo Crew Sweater is a perfect pairing with the Pink Chicken styles highlighted above. Or how about some matching brothers with the anchors on the Lucas Crew Sweater and Lucas Sweater Jumpsuit

These are just a few of my favorite holiday items in stock, to say nothing of the amazing holiday pajamas from Kickee Pants from newborn to size 12! So browse online or in store for the perfect holiday look for your little loves. They'll be comfortable and happy and so will you because we don't do fussy at Bluebird Day!