Francesca’s Collections: Pretty & Fashionable for Baby and Beyond

I’ve recently teamed up with an amazing women’s fashion company that has quickly stolen my little fashion heart.  Francesca’s Collections has an incredible selection of eclectic, feminine and vintage inspired clothing at real world prices (not to mention accessories, shoes, and housewares). And they’re accessible with boutiques across the country and an amazing online store.

Francesca’s Collections isn’t a maternity line - but so many of their dresses and tops work for expecting moms and can continue to be worn well after baby makes their arrival. I popped into my local Francesca’s at Cameron Village this weekend and picked up a gorgeous salmon colored sundress & a fun fedora to wear to my maternity shoot for less than the cost a single dress from one of those maternity stores in the mall.

Since discovering this amazing store (WHY DID IT TAKE ME SO LONG?!?!) I find myself checking their site often for fun additions to my closet. And their prices!! (insert cheerleader style high kick here)  Almost all of their dresses are under $50!

They recently did a photo shoot to show how some of the versatile pieces from their spring collection can work for everyone - from college girl to mom on the go.  Here are a few of my favorite picks:

Under the Sun dress, $38

Birds of a feather tunic, $44

Behind your Back Dress, $38 (Recognize this cute top from my Ladies Room Fashion Show last week?)

Early Bird Dress - (LOOK AT THE DOVE PRINT- EEEHH!)- Tried this beauty on in my local Francesca’s Collections Boutique this weekend and fell in love!

Earn your stripes top, $34

In the Red Dress, $38

Francesca’s Collections sent me the In the Red dress and I wore it yesterday to a picnic on a friend’s farm. The models above wore it as a dress, but I decided to mix it up a bit and try it as a skirt (I’m all about versatility!). I folded the elastic band down, paired it with a basic black top and one of my FAVORITE (ever ever) Francesca’s Collection pieces, the Dainty Doily vest. Here’s how I wore it:

Hat: Sloggers

Black top: H&M

Lace Vest: c/o Francesca’s Collections

Skirt: c/o Francesca’s Collections

Shoes: Target

So I can’t just send you off to fall in love with Francesca’s Collections without a little something to help you shop! Francesca’s Collection has generously provided a 30% off one single item discount code for Dear Baby readers only!  Simply enter DEARBABY in the promo box at checkout and the highest priced item in your cart will get the discount. (Expires 4/2/11) Even better, make a purchase today (3/21/11) and get FREE SHIPPING.

Eeeek! Ok, so I won’t hold you up any longer. Go find something fun - It’s the first week of Spring and finding the perfect twirl-worthy dress is the only appropriate way to celebrate!

Love,

M