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Outfit Insipartion….Beach Day…

 
As our spring vacation inches closer, I’ve been looking at different beach outfits. I fell in love with this one. It’s so carefree and breezy looking. 
 
Beach Tunic- flutter beach tunic from J.Crew $86.00
Shorts- twill midi short from AE $34.95
Sandals- Georgina studded leather sandal Rebecca Minkoff $125
Bag- Hawthorne Lane Ryan tote from Kate Spade $198
Earrings- Peach and mint earrings Etsy $26.00
 
 
Thanks for looking,
 
Amanda <3
 

 

Baby Gear Giveaway

 

I’m excited to announce my first giveaway from Pearly Chic! This giveaway is geared to the new mama’s and mama’s to be.
Since this is a new blog and there’s not a whole lot of readers yet, the odds are in your favour!
Up for grabs is: 
A JJCole Norah Diaper bag (value $120 usd)
A Zoli Baby Ohm diaper changing mat. It rolls up like a mini yoga mat, so cute. (value $20 usd)
A Dandelion Baby Organic Busy Block toy (value $29.99 usd)
 
Entry rules:

All you have to do is:
Be a subscriber to Pearlychic.com (enter your email on right side of home page) this gets you one entry

For extra entries:

Like Pearly Chic on Facebook here
 
Follow Pearly Chic on Instagram here
 
Post the link to this giveaway on your Facebook wall
 
after you’ve done that, leave a comment under this post leaving me your email address.
 
Giveaway ends March 16th (11:59pm)
 
Good Luck!
 

My favourite baby items…

I get alot of new moms and moms to be asking me what my favourite baby products are. I used to own a baby boutique before life got to cahotic, so I have plenty of experience trying out new products. Here are a few of my favourites.

 

 

I love this diaper clutch and changing mat. So classy looking. They come in a variety of colors and can be wiped clean. Somethimes you don’t need to carry around your full diaper bag, this is a great alternative. You can also toss it in your diaper bag to keep you diapers from getting grushed.
Available from Posh Play here for $49
 
 
 
 
These Aden & Anais muslin swaddles are my personal all time favourite can’t live without baby item. They are available in cotton, bamboo, and a marino blend. I used them for swaddling, light blanket, car seat shade (they are super breathable and airy), burp cloth, change table cover, and nursing cover. Available in so many pretty colors and patterns here at Aden & Anais. Cotton 4 pack is $49.95, so worth it.
 
 
 

 

 
If you haven’t heard of Freshly Picked baby moccasins you will soon. These cute little baby slipper shoes are so trendy right now. Their patterns are absolutely adorable. 
Available here from Freshly Picked for $60.
 
 
 
This is the best breastfeeding pillow I’ve tried. It holds snugly to your body so you don’t have to hunch over and get that “burning” in your neck from feeding in an awkward position too long.
Available here from My Breast Friend for $44.
 
 
 
 
The Bink Link. Never lose a pacifier again. These wooden beads come in a variety of styles.
Available here from Bink Link for $14
 
 
 
 
Love these Sillispoons. They are a silicone spoon and teething toy in one. Brilliant! 
Available here from Sillykids for $9.95 
 
 
 
So there you have it. My favourite baby items. I’ve got a a fun giveaway coming up for the mommies out there. Watch for the next post for your chance to win a great prize.
 
Amanda <3
 
 

Top 10 Kids Beach Essentials

T minus 6 weeks until we leave this great Canadian winter for sunny Florida…woot woot! I love heading to the beach with the kids. It’s so laid back and relaxing. The kids stay busy playing in the sand and water all day long. But getting there fully prepared is a different story. It’s so hectic trying to pack beach bags and trying to not forget anything. I’ve made a list of my top 10 favourite beach items I never want to leave without.
 
 
1. Zinka Colored nosecoat
 
How awesome is this sunscreen? Available in a variety of colors from California based company Zinka. This stuff is a hit with surfers, volleyball players, and beachgoers. What kid wouln’t love this? The best part is that it is visible on skin, so you know what’s been covered.
I’m not sure my kids would want their whole body covered in this. They’d look like gummy bears. But, I think this would be great in areas that are prone to burn (nose, cheeks, ears, ets). Or even pace painting with sunscreen.
Available here at J.Crew for only $7
 
 
 
2. Eco Vessel Insulated Water Bottle
 
 
Staying hydrated at the beach on a hot day is a must. These leak proof stainless steel insulated bottles are perfect for lugging around. And they come in adorable patterns too.
Available here from ecovessel.com for $23.95
 
 
 
3. Reusable Swim Diaper
 
                                             

 

In the past I had used disposables before I discovered these reusable swim diapers from iplay. These are amazing. For the price of 2 packages of swim diapers you have one of these reusables that you can use time and time again. Plus they’re better for the environment.
Available here $20 for shorts $30 for full suit
 
 
 
4. Beach Towels
 
 
 
These big and bright beach towels from Pottery Barn Kids are amazing. I love that they are so soft, big, and colorful. A must have for the beach.
Available here at Pottery Barn Kids for $26. You can get them personalized, and….free shipping on them right now.
 
 
 
5. Puddle Jumpers
 
 
For the little ones who can’t swim yet, these are a lifesaver. Literally. These are U.S Coastguard approved lifejackets. They come in a variety of different colors and patterns. Again, a must have.
Find them here on Amazon for about $20
 
 
 
6. Sunhats
 
 

 

 
Love these hats. They have a breathable mesh rim around the top to allow air flow. The UPF 50+ rating provides the protection your little one needs from the sun. 
Available here from Sundayafternoons.com in super cute boy and girl patterns for $26 (on sale now for $20.80)
 
 
 
7. Waterproof Shoes
 
 
 
 
 
 
These waterproof sandals from Keen are the best. They are the Keen Newport H2. I prefer to use a multipurpose sandal like this rather than just a watershoe because it’s durable, great quality, and fast drying, you can wear them right out of the water. 
Available here from Keen.com for $65
 
 
 
8. Sand Toys 
 
 
Can’t forget the sand toys. I like this bucket set because it has a nice variety of sand toys. Only $10.99
Available here from Amazon.com by Dazzling Toys.
 
 
 
9. Mesh Bag
 
 
As much as I love the beach, I hate the sand that follows you home. It ends up everywhere. Especially with kids. The Shake tote has a mesh bottom that allows you to place your belongings inside and then you can open a flap at the botom to dump out any sand that settles. Genius.
Available here from Quirky.com for only $20
 
 
 
10. Cooler Tote
 
 
A day at the beach can work up quite the appetite. Packing snacks and drinks in an insulated cooler is super handy. This oversized cooler tote is perfect.
Avaialable here on Amazon for $24.90
 
 
Now I’m really getting excited to hit the beach.
 
 


 
Amanda <3
 
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