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Our Go-To Girls’ Clothing Brand For Summertime Adventures

Our Go-To Girls’ Clothing Brand For Summertime Adventures
Our family is getting excited for summertime, and my 4-year-old daughter, Maggie, and I are having the best time planning activities for the season. She’s in a preschool program right now (one she loves), but it won’t be in session over the summer, so she and I (and her baby brother) will be spending lots more time together.

Our list of activities keeps getting longer: picnics, a lemonade stand in our neighborhood, a trip to the zoo, visiting our nearby science center, tons of playing outside, and our favorite – trips to the beach! My in-laws have a condo at the beach, so we get to go often. Lucky us! And then, of course, there are holidays like Memorial Day and the 4th of July to look forward to as well. We can’t wait!

Fellow preschool mamas: I highly recommend making a physical list of summer activities together with your kiddo. Once you’ve made your list, keep it in a well-trafficked area of your home so you see it often. It will help spark inspiration for fun things to do all season long, and your child can check things off the list as you take part in activities – and you can add to the list as new opportunities come to mind. You could also work with your child to put together a little journal to help them document their summer. They likely aren’t writing yet (my daughter isn’t!), but they can make a drawing of a particular activity, and they can dictate thoughts to you that you can jot down on their behalf. It makes for such a sweet keepsake – a little snapshot in time. (I don’t know about you, but age 4 is SO MUCH FUN – maybe my favorite so far.)

So…what to wear for these fun summer outings? I have just the brand to recommend: Millie Loves Lily

Millie Loves Lily One-Piece Swimsuit
Millie Loves Lily Unicorn Pink and Green Dress
Millie Loves Lily Red, White, and Blue girl's dress

I’m so glad to have discovered the adorable clothing brand Millie Loves Lily to make our summer activities even more fun (and to keep Maggie comfortable in the process). She and I both love the colorful prints and the many styles there are to choose from. (There are some adorable solid pieces, too, if you’re in the market for a more toned-down option.) Whether I’m looking for a bathing suit, a dress, a pair of PJs, a raincoat, or a romper, Millie Loves Lily has several options of each, so we’re sure to find lots we love. If you’re on the hunt for a holiday-specific outfit, you’re in the right place for that, too. How perfect is this romper for Memorial Day or the 4th of July, for example?

Millie Loves Lily Toddler One-Piece Swimwear
My process for buying clothes for Maggie online: I browse first and select several options to put on our wish list, then invite Maggie review those and help me narrow the list down to make final choices. That way, I know she and I will both be happy with what we order, and she’s always so excited to wear pieces she chose. 
Millie Loves Lily Pink and Green Toddler Dress

Size wise, Maggie wears a 4T in most clothes but I get size 5 for her in Millie Loves Lily. The pieces all fit her well now (I like that there’s a bit more length to her dresses as a result), but they’ll also work great for months to come. We’ll be able to pair some of her dresses with leggings as the weather cools down in the fall, making the pieces really go a long way.

Millie Loves Lily Pink Toddler Dress

They’re perfect for her to wear to play in and to wear to school – a win-win! (A little tip for dresses with little girls: I love having Maggie wear bike shorts under her dresses these days. She used to wear bloomers – or “bloomies,” as we’d call them – but has aged out of those. Bike shorts are the perfect solution, because she can play hard and just be a kid and we don’t have to worry about any wardrobe malfunctions.)

Millie Loves Lily Toddler One-Piece Bathing Suit

As mom to a busy – but fashion-loving – 4-year-old, I also appreciate that Millie Loves Lily clothes are comfy for her to wear, easy to wash, and great to pack for those oh-so-fun beach trips (and other travel). Maggie loves that the clothes come in fun, colorful patterns (she’s especially a fan of unicorns these days, and Millie Loves Lily has several unicorn pieces), making getting dressed an enjoyable process for both of us rather than a struggle or debate.

Millie Loves Lily Star Ruffle Dress
Millie Loves Lily Lemon Rashguard Bathing Suit for Toddlers
Millie Loves Lily Pink Ruffle Toddler Dress

We’re summer ready at our house. Thanks for helping us get there, Millie Loves Lily!

Now bring on the adventures…

About The Author

Anna Keller

Anna Keller, creator of, blogs about parenting, pregnancy, health & wellness, fashion, and more. Anna’s priority in all that she does – whether it’s with her family and friends, through her writing for brands such as Beyond Yoga or for the blog Triad Moms on Main, during her work as a Pure Barre teacher, or as a Beauty counter consultant – is connection. After all, from connection comes understanding, purpose, and joy. She lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with her husband, Kevin, their 5-year-old daughter, Maggie, and their 18-month-old son, Vance.

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