Turning Five in Style *Giveaway*

Clothes are a really, really big deal to Zoe. Most mornings, she bounds down the stairs glammed up in her frock of choice, her smile beaming brighter than any sparkle she could possibly adorn. I am more than willing to let her wear her princess dresses wherever she wants to aside from school or church. This means she’s been to a bookstore downtown in Cinderella’s wedding gown, on 5th Avenue as Belle, and on the beach in the sand as Ariel. I don’t limit where and when she wears her “nice” dresses, and I rarely intervene when she changes more than 5 times a day. She will only be little, carefree, and uninhibited for these beautiful and painfully short moments. Feed the magic: My number one parenting goal.

Her fifth birthday was not going to be outdone. I teamed up with a handful of our favorite clothing designers and boutiques to create the perfectly glamorous and fancy day for Zoe-and we all had an absolute blast. The “birthday fairy” gifted her with a brand new Darcy Brown Fairycake dress from Fawn Shoppe, and left it sitting on her vanity waiting for her first smile on the first moments of her fifth year.


She came down the stairs absolutely beaming from ear to ear. She wore this dress to school and afterwards, until it was time for dress surprise #2, just in time for her birthday dinner out with family.


Tutu Du Monde makes dresses that are like fairy tales come to life for little girls. They are exquisitely beautiful, yet they all have a sweetness to them as well. She literally pranced around the entire evening in this dress; I dare say she had more fun doing that than opening her gifts later on in the evening.

Part of these gifts included two more dresses: One more from Fawn Shoppe and one from another all-time favorite: Stella Industries, a red Starlet Sparkle dress that would be perfect for her birthday celebration with her friends that weekend.


The last Starlit dress that we had lasted her nearly two full years. The fit is roomy and with ample neck and arm room, it gives a long life to a beautiful dress. Zoe wore hers every chance she got, and is doing the same with this one. The quality is exceptional and it’s simple to wash and care for.

Finally, Zoe’s Stella McCartney Misty dress, also from Fawn Shoppe, is one that is the most versatile. It is charmingly lovely, with a pale dusty pink tone, embroidered bow appliquΓ©s and even a bit of tulle. She’s worn this dress to school, the beach, out to dinner, and to the farmer’s market. The cotton lining makes it soft, breathable and easy to wash.


I am a most willing participant in this daily dazzle of having a little girl. I’ve followed her lead in all of this (admittedly enabling an early fashion addiction), and love to see her dance around feeling fancy and confidant. The best part in all of this, is these are only ornamental-her truest beauty is always without need for any accoutrements.

Discount Code and Giveaway

I’m pleased to offer a little enabling of my own to you: a 20% off code to one of our favorite online children’s boutiques (with boys clothing as well!): Enter GONECITY at checkout.

To enter to win a $100 gift card to Fawn Shoppe, please leave a comment telling me your favorite item on the website, and how you would use your gift.

Please also follow Fawn Shoppe and Momma’s Gone City on Facebook. Winner will be chosen randomly. Sweepstakes run from today, October 21st until Tuesday, October 29th at midnight PST.

Good luck to all!


Clothing was provided for purpose of this feature and giveaway. All opinions are my own.

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  • I love the Anasis & I Baby Set Chloe outfit. I would give it to my sister in law at her upcoming baby shower.

  • What fun birthday frocks! I too have a dress/costume lover – I let her indulge in her dress-up play as much as possible. When else is it appropriate to wear wings? Fawn shop carries so much loveliness – I really like the Woven Play Tulip Dress (for my soon to be 6 year old). Following both on Facebook.

  • I love love dressing Sadie. It’s actually become a bit of an expensive obsession. I’d definitely get her the Smocked Bishop Dress. I’d dress Sadie in it for an upcoming wedding! Zoe is too cute. xo

  • Love the Stella McCartney Snowdrop dress!! Following both on FB too!

  • Those Alpaca Leggings look so warm and cozy. I also think my 4 year old would like the star hoodie since it reminds me of something her big 9 year old sister would wear. SO many choices!
    Happiest of birthday wishes to your little miss!
    Thanks for the chance.

  • omgoodness i love it all! i think my 5 year old boy would be comfy in the goat’s milk thermal striped top & pants. do they come in mommy size too? πŸ™‚

  • I love the WOVENPLAY Crystal Tutu and the star hoodie. So many lovely items at Fawn Shoppe. Thanks for the giveaway. Happy birthday to your little one.

  • It’s hard to choose just one but I do love the star hoodie. I’m always on the look out for quality gender neutral clothing that can be worn by my 2 year boy and passed down to his little sister.

  • I like the CARAMEL BABY & CHILD Tyne Dress for my daughter. Thanks.

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  • Oh my goodness I love the Stella McCartney dress. It is so adorable and I know my giant girly girl daughter would love it all pink and ribbons and tulle. She would love to wear it. Love it!

  • Well, I adore the Stella Dress and both my girls would look crazy adorable in it. But I think my 6 year old would absolutely go insane for the Stella Ankle boot with headress. I know she would rock them with everything.

  • Oh, what a sweet post! I too have a little 5 year old fancy girl. She loves dresses and wears them daily, which gets interesting living in Minnesota! I LOVE both the Stella McCartney dress and the Darcy Brown, they are both so sweet and innocent. Thank you for the amazing giveaway! Following both on Fb.

  • These dresses are so cute and she looks so happy and darling:) I love the ANAIS & I / Baby Set Chloe. So many wonderful items to pick from!


  • Your kids are so cute! I love everything you put on her!! Adorable shop! I would probably get the ACE & JIG / Mini Pleated Dress! There are so many cute items! I would love to give it to my daughter for x-mas she could use some winter clothes! Thanks for the chance!

  • I do believe we *need* that Baby CZ Matilda shirtdress at our house!

  • While it is all beautiful, I would choose the cone leggings. They would help my little girl dress up her Catholic preschool daily uniform.

  • I love that you embrace her want to wear frilly dresses everywhere. Hello, Ariel at the beach, perfect! Cinderella Downtown, AMAZING! I love love love FawnShoppe and you may have just helped create a shopping monster! Thanks!!! The ACE & JIG / Mini Pleated Dress, is my favorite dress…..looks lightweight and so pretty. My 5yo would love it.

  • Such adorable stuff! I really love the kapital-k-shawl-collar-fleece. I would use the gift card to buy my boys this sweater! Thanks for the chance! nlevdan3 at yahoo dot com

  • Oooooh! I love the little girls Tyne dress! I will use the gift card I win towards that purchase! πŸ˜€

  • I really love the Selsey Jersey Dress. My almost 5yr old daughter lives in dresses. She is all about comfort. Such cute dresses you chose!

  • What an awesome store! The prices are definitely out of our range, but this would be timely since my girl has outgrown most of her hand me downs πŸ™‚
    I love the CARAMEL BABY & CHILD Tyne Dress, it’s beautiful! I would probably get something from their sale items, like the Butterfly Hoodie for my 5 year old.
    I follow both on Facebook πŸ™‚

  • Your daughter is BEAUTIFUL! πŸ™‚

    I have four little girls, and they are so much fun!

    I love the ATSUYO ET AKIKO / Tee Burnout /
    Thank you for this chance, my little Gwen would love a twirly dress, or this Superhero shirt!


  • Thanks for introducing me to this shop. I think that the Cloud Dress and Crystal Tutu are lovely.
    I have two beautiful girls who absolutely adore dresses and skirts. I would use this gift to purchase a beautiful dress for my little ladies.

  • I have the cutest niece who loves! dresses. I would use this gift to get her one of the beautiful dresses on this site!
    I really like the Tyne Dress.

  • I would use the prize to clothe my little one in those fabulous fitted swim shorts for next summer!

  • Girl! I stopped blogging too soon. LOL.
    I love those owl tights and the Misty Dress. So adorable. Melissa

  • How wonderful that Zoe had these for her birthday frocks! Your daughter is just lovely (like her mama – you’re an inspiration). πŸ™‚ My just-turned-two-year-old is a budding dress/costume lover too and what a wonderful way to celebrate being a little girl. Following both on Facebook. πŸ™‚

  • Whoops…LOVE the STELLA MCCARTNEY Snowdrop Dress.

  • My daughter would love a dress from this site. The Audrey Dress is cute.

  • Probably on little boy stuff – which would include this star hoodie for Gage: http://fawnshoppe.com/nununu-star-hoodie/

  • The Feather Baby hand smocked dress with seahorses on it is just DIVINE. I’d put the remainder towards an Egg Baby romper. Fun give away!

  • I would have to pick the Stella McCartney Misty dress. Inspired by your story I would love to surprise my soon to be 5 year old daughter, Ava Grace.
    She will be 5 February 18th and like your daughter, she gets fancy as soon as she gets up. Following both on facebook.

  • I love Zaikamoya / Dotted Woven Dress and would buy it πŸ™‚

  • OMG I would have to copy you with that Stella McCartney dress!!! Gorg!!!

  • I love the Stella McCartney Snowdrop dress!

  • I would like the Misty Dress! Thanks for the chance.

  • My niece would probably like the Stella Dress.

  • I love the Tyne Dress. It’s perfect to pair with some thick tights and boots for the winter!

  • i do love that stella mccartney dress for sure!! love love lovin the CARAMEL BABY & CHILD, Roden Knitted Coat. way too sweet!!

    the gift would go to getting my daughter something special for her birthday in February πŸ™‚

  • Oh she is so beautiful!
    I would love to get my 3yo the CARAMEL BABY & CHILD / Blackpool Dress, or the Stella McCartney Zoe has on above. I feel the same way about letting my daughter dress up in whatever she wants. She has worn her yellow princess dress just about everywhere, including Target and the zoo. Childhood should be FUN!

  • I love the A-Bird Kalan coat! My daughter needs a coat for the winter, so I’d definitely use the certificate for that!

  • My favorite item is the Stella McCartney organic footy for bay boys. I’d use the gift to buy Christmas gifts for my nephew.

  • Honestly, my favorite is that Darcy Brown Fairycake Class Pinny Dress! I love the Djankemala Cloud Dress too though. πŸ™‚

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