Lately, I seem to be buying a lot of baby gifts for many new mommies in my life. I love shopping for baby showers (who can resist mini everything?), but I really dislike shopping off registry for the most part. Typically, I find them all listing the same thing in boring pinks and blue designs that seem not to have changed much since I was a baby. While I appreciate why a registry exists, I also want to gift something that reflects a bit of my own personal style, yet still fitting within the needs of the new mom. So I admit it – more often than not, I’m the rebel who will buy something off-registry. (I know, I know…)
Still, I love to find practical yet gorgeous pieces for the new baby. That’s where I turn to Right Bank Babies. This delightful LA label has been on my radar for some time now and it’s my little secret that I’m now sharing with you. In fact, I would say that the majority of newborn gifts that friends and family have received in the last couple years have come from this brand. Inspired by a combination of Parisian flair and the boho vibe of Los Angeles, this label churns out some of the most beautiful children’s pieces on the market today. Below are some of my current favorites from their line:
This label is best known for their reversible dresses, which can be worn two ways (perfect for hiding stains) because both sides feature lovely prints. And when baby gets bigger, I find that they can be worn as a top. However, what I’m most enamored with this season is some of their “occasion” dresses. I adore the Bubble Dress, which is the perfect blend of casual and dressy. It is done in a lovely sage-hued linen; the black bow is a sweet, but not overly precious touch. The Lydia Dress is perfect if baby has to go to a wedding, but I also think it would make a lovely non-traditional christening gown. I love the slight glimmer of the silk and the very simple silhouette, which makes the dress look less fussy.
As much as I adore the above, I must say that the Harlow Ruffle Dress is my absolute favorite. Edged with lace, this frock is an exquisite creation with layers of crinoline, organza and silk charmeuse. It IS the dress that you dreamt of wearing as a little girl and wanted to play dress up, but on a more practical and wearable level. Baby can wear it alone for a fancy occasion, or over a little pair of jeans for a more casual look.
Until 7/28, get 10% off the entire site with code RBB10, so stock up and shop at the Right Bank Babies website. The brand can also be found at various retailers nationwide including Nordstrom and Takishimaya.