Monthly Archives: May 2010

Child’s Pageants: Preparing for the Interview

Help your princess be dressed to impress. The interview portion of little girl beauty pageants is an important one. This is the time where judges observe your daughter’s personality and ability to effectively communicate with others. Perfect answers are not the only requirement, however. Sophisticated interview wear is key to scoring high on the interview part.

For the interview portion, dress your daughter as if she was going to an actual job interview. We don’t mean dressing her in a full suit, but something classic and sharp looking. Avoid flashy and cutesy outfits. These outfits do not score as high. Here are five classic looks that will impress the judges:

1. Miss Grant’s Microbe Navy Ruffled Tulle and Silk Dress (left): This dress is cute and classy. The ruffles are not too much. Since this dress has an adorable pearl string and flower on it, avoid over accessorizing. A necklace is not needed. Highlight this dress with small stud earrings and a simple or sparkly (or pearl) hair clip.

2. Monnalisa Chic Chanel Dress (right) – This classic piece is inspired by Jackie Kennedy. It looks smart, yet girlish with its bows and rosebud pockets. This piece is an essential for a little girl’s wardrobe because it can easily be dressed up or down and is suitable for several occasions.

3. Monnalisa Black & White Pleated Dress With Sequin Pin (left) – Again, this is another classic piece by Monnalisa. From the buttoned-up ruffled shirt to the knee-length skirt, this outfit looks smart. Judges will think your daughter is well-educated before she even opens her mouth. Pair this outfit with Mary Janes or loafers to complete the look.

4.Miss Grant / Microbe 2pc Navy Silk Skirt With White Bow Blouse (right) –

This white bow blouse and ruffled navy skirt look darling together. The best thing is that both pieces can be worn separately, as well. Outside of pageants, the white bow blouse would look adorable with jeans or slacks. The skirt can be dressed down for every day wear with a light tee-shirt.

5. Monnalisa Ivory & Navy Silk Dress With Sash (bottom) – When you really want to wow the judges, this gorgeous silk dress by Monnalisa just might do the trick. This piece comes with a sash to either cinch the waist or use as a hair accessory. Either look will work for the interview portion in a pageant, as long as the overall look is neat and classy.

Interview Tips:

Now that you have the look down, here are some tips to help your daughter succeed during the interview.

  • Practice Makes Perfect – Set time aside each day to practice interview questions. Have your daughter think about her answers and practice answering possible questions in front of small audiences or adult friends that she may feel uncomfortable speaking in front of.
  • Trained to Think – Help your daughter to think about each answer carefully once asked. Tell her to take a few seconds to gather her thoughts before attempting to answer a question. Spur of the moment answers are not always well formulated.
  • Be Original – Find ways to make standard questions to have unique answers. For example, if your daughter is asked what her favorite thing to do is, help her brainstorm answers that are original and true to her personality. Also find ways to expand on her hobby. If she enjoys baking with you, find ways you both can bake together for people in need. Open up the door of opportunities so your daughter can have a definite, defined, and creative answers to standard questions.
  • When in Doubt… – Sometimes your daughter may be asked a question she is unsure about. Review with her that the best way to answer these questions are to say something along the lines of, “That is an interesting question that I have not thought about before.” followed by a short pause to gather her thoughts and answer the question to the best of her ability. Just saying “I don’t know” is not a clever answer.

The interview portion can be one of the hardest parts for a child. Even the most outgoing children freeze up up stage. Just remember that experience is the best teacher and that there is always next time to improve.

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Introducing Monkey Bar Buddies!

Recess is something that everyone looks forward to at school. Once that recess bell rings, it is a race to the monkey bars and swings. There is an unseen enemy to recess, though.

That enemy is skirts and dresses.

While girls look adorable in their skirts an dresses at school, they can be problem-some once recess rolls around. Swinging and monkey bars are off-limits for girls who wear skirts because they might risk the embarrassment of others seeing their underwear.

Luckily, there is an easy solution for this. Monkey Bar Buddies are the perfect length for coverage underneath skirts and dresses. They save a lot of hassle and embarrassment. Monkey Bar Buddies also come in six different colors – so coordinating the shorts with the dresses and skirts is effortless. Unlike other shorts, Monkey Bar Buddies are specially designed not to bunch or look bulky under dresses.

Wear Monkey Bar Buddies under athletic shorts! P.E. and sport shorts tend to be baggy. With the help of Monkey Bar Buddies, you don’t have to worry about anything showing! Monkey Bar Buddies are also perfect to wear over leotards and dance tights.

Sale! – 21 Under $21

Everything But The Princess welcomes you to enjoy 20-50% off of several adorable items throughout the store. Here are twenty-one amazing deals for under $21. Check out the full list of sale products for even more savings!

1. Kaiya Eve Dusty Rose Ruffle TopPerfect companion to pettiskirts. Looks cute with jeans, as well.

2. Misha Lulu Magical Pink Circus Legging These sweet pink leggings have a fun sparkling design on them.

3. Kate Mack Bali Hai Flip FlopA cute way to keep feet cool during summer.

4. Jefferies Lacy Legs TightsA fashion necessity for special occasions.

5. Eliane Et Lena Rose Print HeadbandMakes any hairstyle look girly.

6. Deux Par Deux Sweet N’ Rose White Bow Blouse Very cute blouse that will match just about anything.

7. Deux Par Deux Sweet N’ Rose Fuchsia Tee With Back BowPerfect for playtime.

8. Deux Par Deux Rainbow Shorbet White Cap Sleeve TeeAnother fun shirt for play dates.

9. Chipie Indian Dream Print Tee A unique design for a true individual.

10. 3 Pommes New York Fuchsia TankThe perfect pink tank for summer!

11. Deux Par Deux Apple Pie Yellow ShortsBright shorts that will bring a smile to your face.

12. 3 Pommes Chic Attitude White Screen TeeCute with a dash of sass.

13. Deux Par Deux Picotine Hibiscus LeggingGreat for active days.

14. Deux Par Deux Picotine White Veile Sleeve Top Perfect for any fairy lover.

15. Deux Par Deux Rainbow Shorbet Orange Frill TopCan you hear summer calling yet?

16. Deux Par Deux Cocotiers Floral Print HeadbandMakes any day a good hair day.

17. Deux Par Deux Apple Pie Azelea Pink Flower TeeA cute tee for your cutie!

18. Deux Par Deux Apple Pie Yellow Flower TeeAnother cute tee in a brighter shade.

19. Cakewalk * Elles In Wonderland * Pink Print Sarong Great cover-up for around the pool or at the beach.

20. Deux Par Deux Sweet N’ Rose Boy Leg SwimsuitA great suit for active play.

21.Deux Par Deux Rainbow Shorbet Bikini Last, but not least – a cute suit for a fun day by the pool.

Hurry and stock up on these and other summer essentials before they are gone! Click here to view the sale section.

Splish, Splash – Kate Mack Makes Summer Fun

Summer is fast approaching and weather-permitting, the swimming pool is already calling your name. Kate Mack’s swimwear will get your little one ready for a fashionable summer.

Kate Mack’s swimwear is also a good choice for little girl pageants because it is cute and allows your child to express her personality. Kate Mack’s swimwear has original designs and fabrics that are sure to get the judges attention.

Kate Mack Tutu Cute Pink One Piece Swimsuit (pictured above) – What girl doesn’t love to play dress up? Kate Mack’s Tutu Swimsuit is fun and water-friendly! Now your special princess can pretend she is a water ballerina. Not only is this swimsuit an adorable choice, but it is also modest for conservative settings. Go from water to whatever by throwing on the matching Kate Mack Tutu Cute Girls Pink Ruffle Dress.

Kate Mack Good Ship Lollypop 2pc Boy Leg Swimsuit – Ahoy, Sailor! Kate Mack’s nautical design makes this two-piece set a fun choice. The boy leg style is practical for running around the beach, playing in the sand, or even setting sail. The mixture of navy polka dots and stripes gives this suit a girly flair.

If your little one is still in diapers, check out the infant version of this swimsuit (on right). This suit has all the nautical cuteness the two piece does. The best thing about this suit is that it appears to be  a one piece, but is actually two separate pieces. This makes diaper changing and potty time easy. The Kate Mack Good Ship Lollypop 2pc Swimsuit for babies and toddlers range in size from 18M to 3T.

Kate Mack Bali Hai One Piece Swimsuit – Say “Aloha” to this adorable suit. This print inspired by Hawaii is perfect for vacation, swim parties, or pageants. The black and white floral design is bold while still being classy. The pink flower on top adds just the right amount of color.

Like the Good Ship Lollypop suit mentioned previously, this design also comes in a boy-legged two piece. Check out the Kate Mack Bali Hai 2pc Boy Leg Swimsuit for a cute and conventional version of this suit.

Kate Mack Buttercup Yellow Toddler Bikini – Bring out the sunshine with this sweet, ruffled two piece. Amongst the ruffles are tiny daisies. Any little girl is sure to shine in this adorable piece. This style is also available for infants – The Kate Mack Buttercup Yellow 2pc for Baby.

Remember, summer is right around the corner. Don’t be stuck in the heat without one of these cute suits!