DVF  GapKids

1. Romper in Egyptian Turquoise, 2. Bathing suit in Pixie Dust Pink, 3. Diaper Bag4. Wrap Dress in DVF's signature heart print, 5. Baby 3-piece Set, 6. Baby Espadrilles, 7. Colorblock Sandals in Pixie Dust Pink, 8. Wrap Dress in Lush Green, 9. Zebra Tee, 10. Printed Shorts in Multi Floral.

Last week DVF's second collaboration with GapKids hit the stores.  Designed for girls newborn to 14 years old, the new Explorers Collection was inspired by African exotic patterns and wild animal prints.  The collection comprises of her iconic wrap dresses, flirty rompers, fun graphic tees to pair with skinny jeans and even a diaper bag for the Mommy-to-be.  What I love most is that the girl wrap dresses include a matching pair of knit shorts; perfect for when they are monkeying around on the playground!  The wrap dresses would also make a smart choice for a graduation party or spring wedding.  

And should you wish to be as stylish as your little fashionista, a similar limited edition wrap dress is available here.  Like mother, like daughter!

Closet Raider

Tea Collection Cape Lily Dress, purchased at Dawn Price Baby, Head Dress Silk Headband found in Mommy's closet (similar scarf headbands here).
While I was busy packing school lunches yesterday morning, Ms. T decided to peruse my closet.  And this is what she found: an old silk headband, probably ca. 2003.  She insisted on wearing it. To school.  She chose to style it with her new Tea dress.  I relented because, truth be told, it actually looked pretty darn cute on her. Probably better than it ever did on me!

Does your Mini Me raid your closet?  Borrow bling from your jewelry box?  Teeter around the house in your Jimmy Choos? Or do you remember raiding your Mom's closet when you were little?  Well, then, don't be shy! Tell us about it.  Leave a comment below.


I saw these adorable onesies and tees on Daily Candy today.  Designed by BioME 5, these certified organic shirts are adorned with a modern take on the traditional animal alphabet. Perfect for a baby shower or a birthday gift.  They even make tees for grown-up animal lovers too.  

If you are looking for other ecofriendly finds, check out the favorites at Daily Candy.

Lilly Lover (Closed)

"Anything is possible with sunshine and a little pink." 
                                                              Lilly Pulitzer

Here at Hopscotch Sketchpad we were saddened to hear of the passing of Lilly Pulitzer this week.  From Palm Beach juicer to fashion icon, Lilly is as much in style today as it was 50 years ago.  Her style represents everything I love; sunshine, beach and a huge dose of FUN!  As you can see, Ms. T has been an adoring fan during the first five years of her charmed life. And Mr. C has even been known to sport a pair of Lilly swim trunks.  

In celebration of Lilly's colorful life, we are giving away a Lilly iPhone 4 or 5 Cover ($30 value), in your print of choice, to one random winner.*  A perfect accessory for your spring wardrobe!  Our favorite is the Chiquita Bonita print shown here:

So how do you enter? Simply make sure to "like" Hopscotch's FB page and leave a comment below telling me your favorite new piece from Lilly Pulitzer.

Want an additional chance to win?  Then invite a friend to "like" Hopscotch Sketchpad's FB page and have them leave a comment here saying, "my friend Sally invited me."

The giveaway ends at midnight on April 14th.  The winner will be chosen by Random.org. Winner will be contacted via email and announced at the bottom of this post.

*Giveaway is open to all U.S. readers, 18 years and older.