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My friend Tracy just shared this storybook inspired fashion spread from Blaze Danielle: A Creative Companion with me, it’s so fantastic! 

A Secret Garden is/was one of my  favorite children’s books, so why not get dressed up in it’s imagery? Victorian playwear, mystery, lush green lawns, rows of delicate flowers… sounds like the perfect inspiration for a romantic spring day.


I LOVE the dress and hats and boots, and well the whole thing really. BTW, if you haven’t read any other of Frances Hodgson Burnetts’s books, read Little Lord Fauntleroy and A Little Princess stat! Or just watch Shirley Temple play Sarah Crewe, with her little maid friend who insists, “Oh, no Miss!” when they think Captain Crewe is dead and the mean Headmistress  makes Shirley go from riches to rags.

Definitely visit Blaze Danielle and check out her other children’s books outfits, including Nancy Drew, A Wrinkle in Time, Ramona series, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, and Pippi Longstocking!

Oh, here’s my take on Pippi & and me on a Pinkalicious inspired day.


By the way, have you seen this edition of Pippi Longstocking illustrated by Lauren Child, the author of the Charlie and Lola books? It’s perfect for a modern Pippi.  

Here I am as Pippi for a Halloween storytime. It gave me the excuse to put on this crazy vintage pantsuit I rarely get to wear. And oh yeah, stick pipe cleaners in my hair.


If you’ve never read a kid Victoria Kann’s Pinkalicious, you need to get to it. It’s about a girl who can’t help herself, and she eats all the pink cupcakes in the house. You know what happens when you eat too many pink cupcakes? YOU TURN PINK! And you know what you have to do to get your color back? You have to eat green stuff! Pickles, relish, spinach, lettuce. YUCK!











So go get dressed up as your favorite storybook character and report back!

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