Fab New Childrens Line, + Preppy Pink & Green

Hello-Hello and Happy Tuesday, we hope everyone is settling into the week, reveling in the waning days of the summer. Sigh.

Does everyone remember how much we all adored the fabulous collection Cynthia Rowley did for Target last summer? We posted about it several times; the name for the line was Whim, a perfect moniker.  Below, a few photos to jog the memory.


Why are we bringing up ancient history? Because we thought readers would be delighted to know that the talented Ms. Rowley has created a children’s line of clothing! Behod :

Courtesy Babies R Us

Courtesy Babies R Us

The line is being sold exclusively at Babies “R” Us, and the pieces are sized for newborns through 4-year-olds.

Courtesy Babies 'R Us

Courtesy Babies 'R Us

The Collection is available online now, and in roughly 150 select stores. It includes everything from clothing to diaper bags, blankets and bibs, but the plan is to ultimately grow the collection to include room decor.

We like the Baby Girls Pretty in Plaid Coverall, and we shall use it as a Pretty in Pink for today.

Babies 'R Us

Babies 'R Us

At a mere $12.99 it seems like a fabulous buy, in 100% cotton flannel.  The line is hypothetically called “Hooray” but we recommend against using that as a search term online, as the results will be non-existent. The better selection for a search term seems to be “Cynthia Rowley”.

And BTW, Ms. Rowley sets an example as a good citizen that we love, as we type she is at the NY Public Library’s Childrens Center teaching basic sewing to kids, how wonderful is that?  (This tidbit courtesy of Mommy Poppins, a glorious site for all manner of fun things and resources in the city.)

Now, we were feeling quite guilty bringing up merchandise that one can no longer purchase at le Boutique (Targèt), until we decided to let our fingers do the typing, and voila!



There are still items from the Whim Collection online, like this much-too-cute Sailboat Tray and Salt/Pepper set! We’re thinking Nautical by Nature already has this in her collection, but if not, methinks the price qualifies as being more than fiscally friendly at only $12.99, yes?

However, lest our treasured readers think we are leading them astray, be advised this is one of the very few Whim pieces left, so let us not unfairly and inappropriately raise hopes.  Sniff.


We have a very quick follow-up to part of yesterday’s post, an inquiry about the designer of the dress worn by Gossip Girl actress Leighton Meester to the Teen Choice Awards. (In the photo below Ms. Meester is seen with co-star Chace Crawford, the dress is the same however as in yesterday’s post.)

PHOTO: Frank Micelotta/TCA

PHOTO: Frank Micelotta/TCA

The question involved the designer of Ms. Meester’s dress, and we had nary an idea until perusing today’s WWD, where we read this story replete with all the info one could possibly need:

“…Meester looked every inch the uptown teen she plays on “Gossip Girl” in a retro-glam, black-and-white-striped Louis Vuitton confection from the label’s cruise collection. (The polkadotted grosgrain ribbon she tied at the straps only upped the prep factor.)”

She does look lovely, doesn’t she?


We wanted to share a few more Pretty in Pink goodies, the first is from our terrific new line of Lake House Designs Magnet Boards:



(Don’t you just love the example used for personalization? Hee-hee. Silly Princess.)

These are all customizeable, you select the font, the ink color and the monogram or name you would like to see on the board. They really are fabulous, but we must query our tasteful readers and ask: by what name do you refer to these items? Magnet Board (our usage), memo board, magnetic memo board…? Other? We are feeling rather incompetent at this juncture and trust you to advise us of the appropriate appellation.

One more PIP, albeit more of a Pretty in Pink…and Green, compliments of the delightful Erin at Pink and Green Scene.

Courtesy HOme Decorating Co. via Pink & Green Scene

Home Decorating Co. via Pink & Green Scene

It is actually far more pinkish as we recall from seeing the set in person, and loads of fun for anyone looking to perk up the boudoir.


We want to close by saying “Hello” and “Thank You” to the delightful young  hostess of Legally Pink and Green, a wonderful blog where they are holding a Giveaway featuring one of our favorite Preppy Calendars.


It is the “Perfectly Preppy” 2010 Wall Calendar from Donovan Designs, and to say it is a symphony in pink and green almost feels like an understatement.

DDwallcalendarJulyClearly perfect for those fond of bright splashes color on the wall!

With this we fly out the door – have a splendid afternoon dollfaces, we hope it is simply glorious!


Filed under Gossip Girl, nautical, preppy, Preppy Fashion, preppy stationery, Pretty in Pink, Sales & Savings

16 responses to “Fab New Childrens Line, + Preppy Pink & Green

  1. I love Leighton look!! Cute hair!!

  2. The calendars are sooooooooo pretty. LOVE!!

  3. You always have the most fun posts! I notcied that Target still had some Whim items online, but still have yet to bring myself to buy the pink cooler. What am I waiting for, I know, I know. I LOVE you GG photo today and am still hoping to run in to Chace on his next Dallas visit!

  4. Jen

    Love the “magnetic memo board.” I prefer more description versus less. I have nicknamed one of my mares “The Princess” and this would look oh so lovely at shows to tack up our ride schedules. I may have to think about getting one.

  5. Love the magnetic board…how did I not see that sailboat dish at Target!!

  6. I really like her dress!

  7. Ohhhh, those baby clothes! I can’t wait to snatch some cute little dresses up for my new niece 🙂

  8. Thanks for the nice words. Cynthia Rowley is super cool for doing that.

  9. Those little kid outfits are just too cute!!!

  10. sCe

    Prepppy Princess I am in love with that super cute 2010 calendar!

  11. Just wanted to stop by and say hello. This is about my only free time – 10pm at night. I’ve been missing my blog friends! Hope your summer is going swell.


  12. Sailboats 🙂

    The childrens’ clothing is so adorable!

  13. Love the calendar and also the Target loot! I also love Leighton’s look:)

  14. Aha, thanks for answering the Leighton dress question! She truly does look lovely.

    Those calendars are just adorable. Good find, TP!

  15. I agree, Meester looks fabulous – so glam! I am loving those calendars and will have to look into one for my desk at work.

    P.S. Thank you for your very sweet comment! You made my day. How fun to be so close to Mackinac Island – it truly was a magical place. My silly southern self definitely did not pack warm enough clothes though 🙂 I will definitely go back sometime as my boyfriend loves it there. Next I will wave to you!

  16. I am still mad I missed the original Whim line at Target but I am loving the nautical line online!

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