Happy Friday, everyone!  I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July yesterday (if you are here in the USA).  I am truly grateful to live in this beautiful country and thank God for the blessings and freedoms I’ve enjoyed as a result.  Unsurprisingly, we celebrated at a proper BBQ and my contribution was organic homemade vanilla bean ice cream.  It was actually a frozen custard, made with lots of egg yolks and good, whole ingredients.  It turned out AMAZING.  You guys, it was the creamiest, dreamiest, most decadent dessert.  I think I’m making it my new Independence Day tradition!  Maybe next year Olive will be able to help me make it, too.  😉

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen Olive twirling around in some of my favorite dresses from dot dot smile.  My sweet friend Nicole is the stylish maven behind the clothing line and she puts out the cutest twirl-friendly dresses and funky leggings for your kiddos!  Olive has four “Lucy” dresses in various patterns, and I can’t get over the newest prints for summer.  They are just toooo cute!  I get tons of compliments on them when we’re out and about.  The cut is perfectly fitted in the body and the full skirt drapes beautifully (and is perfect for twirling, naturally!).

wearing the new “peachy peach aztec” in the Lucy Dress

If you have a little boy, I know lots of friends love the “Azure” leggings!  They come in tons of great patterns, many gender-neutral, so no one has to be left out of the fun.

Today I am THRILLED to be sharing the dot dot smile love with a fun giveaway.  We are giving away any darling Lucy dress *and* a pair of Azure leggings for your little one, in the patterns and sizes of your choice!

You can see Olive looooves her dot dot smile dresses!

“purple party aztec” Lucy dress

“teal & coral aztec” Lucy dress

This is a BLOG + INSTAGRAM giveaway.  The rules are simple: you must comment below to enter.  One additional entry is available on Instagram .  If you post on IG but don’t comment below, I can’t count your entry.  The blog comment is the official way to to enter.

1) You MUST comment below and let me know what cutie in your life could use some dot dot smile in their wardrobe.  Add one fun fact about your little one that makes you smile… a quirk, a habit, something they say or do, etc.

2) For an ADDITIONAL entry, post a picture on Instagram of your little one (or cousin, niece, nephew, etc.) and use the hashtag #makemedotdotsmile and tag @loveandsplendor and @dotdotsmile

You have until next THURSDAY, JULY 11th at 9p PST to enter.  The winner will be announced a week from today!

That’s it!  As a fun sidenote, dot dot smile is having an Independence Day sale through tomorrow (Saturday) night PST, so I’d scoot on over to their site and pick up some items all at 15% using the code SMILEUSA before the sale is up!!

I’m looking forward to reading your entries!!  Have a delightful weekend & see you Monday!

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  1. Sisi would love a dot dot smile dress! One quirky thing? She likes to pretend she is a dolphin. If I say something like, “Sisi, it’s time to eat some fish” she’ll correct me and say, “DOLPHIN, it’s time to eat some fish. Dolphins like fish.”

  2. admin: July 5, 2013

    that is tooo much!! I want to see your dolphin soon! <3

  3. Nelly: July 5, 2013

    This dress would be perfect for my 3 year old Norah! We love twirly dresses, too!

    All yesterday she was so excited for “baby Q” (BBQ)! We had a lovely 4th with our little fam, “baby Q” included!

    Hope we win!

    Insta: heynellers

  4. admin: July 5, 2013

    sooo cute! dying over the “baby-Q!”

  5. Melody Brandon: July 5, 2013

    Woo hoo! I love when Blake says no no ☺

  6. admin: July 7, 2013

    Me too! Miss you two!

  7. sally: July 5, 2013

    I’d want a dress for my little Amelia. She’s almost 6 weeks old and I’m getting to know her quirks and habits. One thing that makes me laugh is when she falls asleep while eating and when I try to make her finish, she sticks out her lower lip in protest. It’s the cutest thing. 🙂

  8. admin: July 7, 2013

    pouty lip! I never tire of it!

  9. Lauren: July 5, 2013

    Little miss Jetta Monroe would love a Dot Dot Smile dress to twirl in! She is honing her little ballerina skills – she’s got the plie down and working on the “ballerina turn.” Some things tonight that made us smiled – went to Doc Burnstein’s in Old Orcutt and she absolutely loved the salted caramel ice cream (although she rarely gets sweets, honest!), and afterwards at home we let her watch a couple minutes of classic Mickey Mouse and she was cracking up (although she rarely watches TV, honest!!). She had a great night 🙂

  10. admin: July 7, 2013

    Love little Miss Jetta Monroe <3

  11. Jackie G: July 6, 2013

    I would love to win for my 6 month old daughter. She likes to scrunch her nose for a couple of seconds while nursing. it’s super cute.

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  13. vivian: July 6, 2013

    leah would love another dot dot smile dress! matt mentioned today he thinks it’s funny leah adds “stress” into her play (although not sure that’s a good thing???). for example, she’ll purposely drop her water table fish on the ground and say “oh no fish!” then pick it back up and do it all over again for 10-15 minutes.

  14. admin: July 7, 2013

    LOL that is cracking me up! Olive also likes to drop things on purpose and say, “uh ohhhhh.”

  15. Ashley C: July 7, 2013

    I’d love this for my daughter who will be a year in two weeks! She has so many cute quirks, but my favorite is what we call her hard-core face. She gets this mean scruncy face whenever she’s riding big brothers bike!


  16. admin: July 7, 2013

    That’s hilarious… sounds too cute!

  17. Shannon: July 7, 2013

    My adorable 4 year old would be precious in this dress!

  18. admin: July 11, 2013

    I bet she would!

  19. Henria O.: July 7, 2013

    My three-year-old daughter would be the perfect candidate for some dot dot smile-ness! She loves to say…”I’m going to beat ya'” whenever we are washing hands in the bathroom together or walking up the stairs together, for example….I have no idea why she always turns everything into a race! Another thing she does is add “ballerina princess” to her name when asked by others what her name is!

  20. admin: July 11, 2013

    toooo cute!

  21. Jenny: July 8, 2013

    I love dot dot smile dresses~ they’re so cute and stylish! I’d love to get one for my daughter. A funny quirk about her is that she loves to wear her big brother’s shoes even though they’re way too big and we already have a ton of cute girly shoes. She’ll be rockin’ a dot dot smile dress with some giant boy shoes!

  22. admin: July 11, 2013

    Awww, she just looks up to her big brother! Too cute!

  23. Desiree: July 9, 2013

    Helloo Angel!

    I would love to have a dress like your little Olive have 🙂
    I love to read your Blog and see how Olive is growing and learning so fast 🙂

    The dress is for my little daughter Kimberly, she will be 15 Months at 1.8.2013 🙂
    What i love…i love how she is dancing to the song “pitbull ft christina aguilera”, “disney junior theme”, “big bang theory”…it always makes me smile!! When we go swimming with her she is so wild and wants to swim alone..haha but she can’t hold her head up..we will be learning it in our holiday in august 🙂

    And since saturday…i showed her on youtube the “minions from despicable me”..she wagged her head and was laughing so loud..like she understands what they are talking haha..and of course, she loves banana too..like them :))

    So i hope to win a dress 🙂

    Greetings from vienna,

  24. admin: July 11, 2013

    Sounds like she is full of so much energy & spirit!! xo

  25. Silvia: July 11, 2013

    Hi Angel,

    I think my three year old daughter Isabella would look absolutely adorable in a dot dot smile dress! She is the most loving and affectionate toddler. She does many cute little things that always put a smile on my face. The one I am currently loving is the way she imitates the horse she receives therapy on. Every time we ask her “what Linus says” she puckers her lips and blows air through as to imitate Linus (the horse).

  26. admin: July 11, 2013

    Beyond precious!!

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