Written by Leah

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The other night my little girl and I pulled out all my childhood photo albums, and went through them together. Miss N, just three, was very impressed by a number of the dresses I had worn as a little girl, and asked if I could find her one of my childhood dresses. Unfortunately, with lots of moves as a kidlet, my mum never kept any of the dresses so I decided to go on the hunt for an Australian designer who had maintained the styling and fabric selections of my childhood. I uncovered a new little gem to share with you today.

Baby Takes a Trip – babytakesatrip.com.au – is the brain child of the super stylish Hayley Nantes who loves vintage fabrics and the styles of the 50s and 60s. She has used her own ‘grown up’ wardrobe (which I imagine is something like the costume wardrobe of “Mad Men’), and inspiration from daughter Aria, to create a whole new label that combines all of this into little mini pieces. This is old world charm at its best – style, class and thoroughly age appropriate.

Two pieces have drawn me in and have been added to my summer wishlist: Summer Lovin’ Playsuit, for its stunning print, gorgeous ruffle yoke and elasticised hems – perfectly light and playful for days at  the park; and the  Spoon Full of Sugar Dress, whose vibrant olive colour and thoroughly glamorous styling make it perfect for a party or special occasion.

Baby Takes a Trip is a range for girls 00-5 with prices beginning at $34.95. Items can be purchased directly online or through one of the listed stockists.

Baby Takes a Trip: A Revival Of First Class Style For Little Girls