Black Tie Collection Release – SALE

The new Black Tie Collection is now available! To celebrate it’s release, we are having a sale! 

Black, white, and bows is what this collection is all about. Designed to be comfortable, cute, and on trend; there is something for everybody in this sweet and sassy ensemble. Sizes of items range from 3 months to 10 years, depending on the item. For more info on sizing, washing instructions, etc, check out our blog post

The Make Your Wish Collection is also on sale for the celebration! 
Get it now for 40-50% off!

Taylor Joelle striped ruffle shorts are comfy and stylish. Perfect with a solid color top and a fun chunky necklace. Made in the USA. Stripes are the way to go this year! Sizes range from 18 months – 10 years!

They are on sale for 25% off 

DIY Bow Cuff Bracelets

It’s almost here! The release of our Black Tie collection is tomorrow!!! Bows are all the rage right now! Want to create inexpensive, adorable DIY bow cuff bracelets? They will coordinate perfectly for your daughter with the Taylor Joelle Black Tie collection, or can be worn by you to coordinate with her! We have seen quite a few tutorials on Pinterest including a leather version, fabric version, and more. Since they are DIY, you can choose black, white, pink or mint to coordinate perfectly with the collection. Here are a few of our favorites. Just click on the links under the photos to see tutorials.

This one is made of an old button down shirt! 
The last one is also made of leather. This one is by Maikitten
Don’t be alarmed by the foreign language, it is also translated in english.  
Remember to JOIN US tomorrow June 28th for the Black Tie collection release! 

Black Tie Collection – Your Questions Answered

With all of the excitement of the release of our Black Tie collection at the end of this week, we wanted to answer some of your potential questions regarding sizing of the items and the washing/care instructions. So, we decided to write a blog post that should answer all of your questions. If you still have questions, please feel free to email us at 
This collection will be available to order on June 28, 2013 (tomorrow!!!)
Washing & Care: 
We recommend machine washing on cold and lay flat to dry for all items in this collection, other than the tie, which should be spot cleaned to avoid it coming untied. 
The collection as a whole is pretty true to size. We are starting to do more of our items in even sizes. So if you are confused about what to order, we would suggest that a 2 is more of a 2/3 and 4 is more of a 4/5 a 6 is more 6/7 etc. If the item does not fit, we do offer refunds or exchanges. You would just need to pay to ship it to us.
Here are some specific details:
Sizes 4, 6, 8, & 10

Peter Pan Collar material is more stiff. It is a ponte knit with lace overtop. Not a thin wrinkly material.

Sizes 4, 6, 8, & 10
12-18 months, 18-24 months, 2T
12-18 months, 18-24 months, 2T
18-24 months, 2T, 4, & 6
3-6 months & 6-12 months
6M-2T, 2-4 Years, 5-8 Years, Daddy
Velcro neck fastener for safety and ease 
(other than the Daddy size, which is a traditional tie without velcro). 

DIY Bow Necklaces

We are just days away from the release of our Black Tie Collection, which features an adorable bow print! We came across some adorable DIY Bow Necklace ideas on Pinterest that would coordinate perfectly with this collection for your daughter to wear, or even for you to wear to coordinate with her! Since they are DIY, you can create them in black, white, pink or mint to match! Just follow the links under the photos to see tutorials.

You could even use duct tape! Check out this Bow Tie Necklace by Maya in the Moment
Save the Date and JOIN US for the Black Tie Collection Release on June 28th! 

Kids Street Style – Bow Leggings!

Children are the ideal focus for street style blog posts because they are so natural, they wear what they like without much worry about what anyone else thinks. They use their style as a way to express themselves, rather than fit in with the trends like most adults try to do. Kids can dress without rules or worrying about what is “in style” at the time. They can get away with so much more when it comes to fashion!

This week we are featuring our very own Taylor Joelle!
Leggings are from the Black Tie Collection by Taylor Joelle Designs, which releases THIS WEEK on June 28th! Dress is by
Do you have a little fashionista or stylin’ boy? Submit their photo for a chance to be featured on our blog. Email all submissions to Please include details about where you found the items that they are wearing in the photo. They do not need to be wearing Taylor Joelle, but they can be.

Bow Bun Hair Tutorial

Our Black Tie collection releases on June 28th and we could not be more excited! We saw this adorable bow bun that would compliment the Black Tie collection so well, so we had to share it with you. Thanks to Jenny’s friend Heidi for the awesome tutorial!
Supplies needed: Comb, Hair band, Bobby pins, Topsy Tail tool if you have one

Start by making the beginning of a pony tail
Twist your hair tie around like you are doing a pony tail but on the last twist loop hair into your hair tie like a bun with some hair hanging down below

Split hair from bun into two parts, as equal as you can

Take your topsy tail tool and put down into the top of the pony tail, if you do not have a tool just make a small hole at the top of the pony tail with your fingers

Grab the hair that was left down under you pony tail and fish it through your topsy tail tool or push it down through the hold you made with your fingers like you are doing a normal topsy tail
Pull topsy tail tool or hair all the way down until the hair pulls back through the bottom 

Bow bun will look like this from the back 

Use bobby pins to pin down any loose hair and to also pin the hair that is hanging down at the bottom. Bobby pins also help to keep the hair loops of the bow in place 

Tada.. you now have a cute girly bow bun 
Join us for the Black Tie collection release on June 28th!  

Children’s Style Guide – Shorties!

It’s Monday! That means it’s time for another Children’s Style Guide. This week we are featuring a summer look for your daughter to coordinate with Taylor Joelle Shorites, coming soon to We know that you will be inspired!

Start the look with Taylor Joelle Ruffle Shorties (coming soon to Next add this light blue top by Next add coordinating jelly shoes from Tie it all together with this bubble necklace by Little Addie’s Boutique on
Be sure to follow our blog via email and/or Google Friend Connect (right side bar) to be inspired by our Children’s Style Guide every Monday! Stay tuned! Also, check us out on Pinterest for more fashion inspiration. 
Also, join us for the Black Tie collection release on June 28th!

DIY Furniture Makeovers with Chalk Paint

Ever heard of Annie Sloan chalk paint? Furniture painting seems to be the thing to do these days, and Annie Sloan makes it incredibly easy with her chalk paint. Got some free time on your hand? Here’s a challenge. Find an old piece of furniture you have around the house, could be a bedside table, a chair, a dresser, book shelf etc. Don’t have any furniture lying around you want to change? Head over to your local thrift shop, or check out the yard sales in your area.

 Here’s a picture of the table I decided to paint:

 Step 1: Clean the surface of your furniture with a soapy rag and dry surface

 Step 2: Start covering the area with the chalk paint of your choice. No priming needed! This table has a laminate top, can you believe it? I was able to paint this laminate table with no priming.

 Step 3: If it needs another coat, do that. Chalk paint shouldn’t need nearly as many coats regular paint. This drys super fast (takes about 20 minutes).

 Step 4: Time to wax. I use clear wax. Use Annie Sloan’s wax over top of the paint. As you wax an area, buff it with a towel or a cloth. If you don’t buff it, the surface will stay pretty sticky.

 Step 5:  Let it sit a few days to cure. And here is my finished table.

Can you believe what a transformation that is? Videos and more guided information can be found here:

 My mom, is hooked on chalk paint. Here are a few images of what she has completed:

Child table and chairs

Front Door

How cute is this bench? Pictured in photo: my mom and nephew

Taylor’s bed frame

Hobby Lobby Frame

Taylor’s desk

I love this paint because I am expecting a baby, and it is pretty much odor free, so I do not feel like it’s unsafe for the baby.

Black Tie GIVEAWAY Celebration!

The Black Tie Collection will be released on June 28th!!! 
To celebrate the upcoming release, we are having a giveaway!

Can you even handle how adorable the accessories from the Black Tie photo shoot are? The wonderful companies that created them are offering you a chance to WIN accessories that coordinate with the collection!

Cozette Couture hand made the amazing headbands! They are offering you a chance to win the Miss Cozette Headband. Free shipping of prize if in the US. This headband coordinates perfectly with the Black Tie Collection. 

Ginny Lynn Jewelry hand made the sweet necklaces. They have even made more necklaces that coordinate perfectly with the collection. They are offering you a chance to win your choice of any necklace from their shop! Here are a few of the new necklaces that coordinate perfectly with the Black Tie Collection. 

And last but not least, we are offering you a chance to win an item of your choice from the Black Tie Collection by Taylor Joelle Designs!

Please use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. There will be 1 winner per prize. Must be 18 years old. Open to residents of the US and Canada.

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