Blog Share - Southern California Belle - Sailor

She's reviewed our Monique Dress in 'Aqua Doilie',  Mercedes Dress in 'Bouquet', and some Holiday Favorites!  Now she's doubled the cuteness by showing off her little one in our Ava Adorable Baby Sailor Dress (Pinup Girl Clothing exclusive).  Read all about it here-



Heart of Haute Sailor dress

'I'm one of those people who feels like they need a vacation from their vacation.  We came back from Temecula yesterday afternoon and I'm just not ready to start the week yet.  It was a wonderful three days filled with swimming, wine tasting, a Chris Isaak concert, and lots of family time.  It was a much needed departure from our everyday life.  I hope I don't have to wait three more years to take another weekend off!

Heart of Haute Sailor dress

Heart of Haute Sailor dress

Heart of Haute Sailor dress

Heart of Haute Sailor dress

Heart of Haute Sailor dress

Dress- c/o Heart of Haute
Shoes- Bettie Page
Brooch- Tangerine Menagerie
Bianca's dress- Heart of Haute via Pinup Girl Clothing
Bianca's shoes- Payless
Bianca's brooch- Charlotte Rose Shop
Lipstick- Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Bloodline

How cute are these Heart of Haute dresses?!  While the prints are different, the cut of the dress is the same.  I like the idea of our outfits complimenting each other but not matching (but I love dressing identically too), so when I saw these Sailor dresses I knew they had to be ours.  The dress has flattering princess seams, a tie back, and a nice full skirt that doesn't require a petticoat.  It's also 100% cotton so it's light and breathes really well.  Bianca really loves her dress too!  The minute I took it out of the box she had to put it on.  Over her clothing of course, because apparently she couldn't wait to get undressed.  I think I've created a monster!


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Classic and Unique Holiday Dresses for Toddlers and Girls

Skip the itchy velvet and cheap fast fashion - get a truly special dress for the truly special little girl in your life. In sizes 2T through 6x, Ava Adorable dresses from Heart of Haute are prefect for holidays, family photos, or just a special Sunday. This vintage inspired line for girls comes with Teresa's many years of experience designing exceptional clothes for children.

From rockabilly or vintage themed family photos, to a Navy homecoming, our exclusive styles will help even the littlest members of your family stand out. The combination of classic shapes and striking modern fabrics get everyone wondering where you got that adorable dress. For a special matching retro mother and daughter (or younger and older sisters, cousins, or a favorite auntie and niece) look, we have many options. Certain patterns like our blue anchors are  available in dresses for little girls, multiple adult options, and even accessories. Try our Russian Dolls print for a festive holiday look, or show your love for a favorite feline.

Like all Heart of Haute garments, Ava Adorable dresses are made in America. Our high quality fabric and construction will ensure a hand-me-down that everyone will want to have. In this collection named for Teresa's first granddaughter, you just may find a new family heirloom. 

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December 19, 2014 — Allison Vallerga

Retro Mother Daughter Outfit Ideas from Heart of Haute

Matching mother and daughter (and even entire family) outfits were once common. They were particularly popular in the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, and through the 1970s. Celebrity moms showed off their daughters in matching dresses, and the image was seen often in ads.

Patterns for matching outfits that you could sew or knit were available everywhere. I imagine that part of this was convenience; if you are buying the fabric or yarn for one garment, why not get just a little more and make two? Or, perhaps daughter's outfit was made from the fabric leftover from mom's. Why did this go out of style? It could be the fact that few people sew or knit clothing at home anymore.

If you want to recreate this retro fashion family tradition, Heart of Haute has lots of options for coordinated looks. We offer vintage inspired, hand made looks and quality - with no seam ripping or bobbin threading for you! Teresa Becker has been designing "Mommy and Me" dresses for over 20 years.

Our popular Chambray Anchor print is available in three adult dress styles, an adult A Line skirt, and our adorable Baby Sailor dress for girls. Our colorful Russian Dolls print is easy to match with, and is available in our adult Monique dress, adult Gypsy Skirt, and our Enchanted Child dress. A family of animal lovers? Check out the options in our Blue Kittens and the bold black, white, and red It's Raining Cats.

Our girls clothing is available in sizes 2T through 6x. If you have an older daughter who wants to get in on the look, our adult XS is equal to a girls size large or 12, and our adult small is equal to a girls size large or 14. If you are searching for a special look for family photos, a holiday, family reunion, deployment homecoming, or any memorable event - stand out and create new traditions with a mother and daughter look from Heart of Haute.


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Matching Mommy & Daughter Dresses

As you may or may not know, Heart of Haute was started by and is stilled owned and designed by a mother & daughter team.  Designing fashions for young girls is nothing new to Teresa Marie, as she owned and operated a mother/daughter boutique in Downtown Covina for 8 years.  Even before then, she had a toddler line called "Sibling Rivalry"  So here at Heart of Haute we've had the Ava Adorable line since Teresa's granddaughter, Ava, was born! It's always been possible to match up Ava Adorable dresses with mommy size dresses, but we decided just in time for our Crowned Kitties print's release to put together some matching styles!


Introducing our new cute crown kitties print - in a lovely matching set for mamas and their little kittens!  Shown here is the Monique Dress, and the Enchanted Child Dress. We've also brought back an old favorite for the little honeys - the Baby Beverly Dress!  Just like Momma's Beverly, the Baby Bev features a cute square knot around the collar and contrasting belt! Start your lil sailors early!  The classic Sailor Dress for mommy and the Baby Sailor dress for daughter! Another sailor style, the Chambray Anchor print - in the Irene Dress and Ava Adorable Baby Sailor Dress. Also available the Russian Dolls print - shown here in the Monique Dress, and the Ava Adorable Enchanted Child Dress.

Also, if you're into more of a Mary Blair flair pattern, try the Diamantes print! Shown here in the Aline Skirt and the Enchanted Child Dress, but you can mix and match to your favorite dresses! It's easy to mix and match, whether it be a skirt and top combo, or the matching dresses!  You can also custom order your pair of dresses in any print you like, just send a detailed email to and we'll put together your perfect matching frocks! 

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