Sophia’s Spring Wardrobe List: Part Two | Old Navy Haul

Today I’m going to be sharing with you our Old Navy Haul for Sophia’s Spring Wardrobe update and I’ll be giving you a complete list of my absolute favorite pieces that we purchased!

You’ve been seeing me post a LOT about the upcoming Spring/Summer seasons and it’s because I’m just too excited to ditch winter. Y’all, let me just tell you.. Living with toddlers is challenging on so many different levels- but I can’t stand layering during the winter. Fighting Sophia to put some stinkin’ pants on- or a shirt, jacket, gloves, hat, socks, boots, etc- over and over and over again, daily- and don’t even get me started on layers while potty training.. NO THANK YOU. The layering game struggle is REAL, y’all. Too real.

With that being said, dresses are a HUGE Spring and Summer must-have in the Mongelli household. After the serious winter wardrobe struggle, the complete ease of Spring and Summer wardrobes are welcomed with open arms!

Not only are dresses light, comfortable, and super cute, but you can dress them up or down with little-to-no effort! They’re just so dang easy! Needless to say, you’ll be seeing a lot of Sophia wearing dresses this season, and I’ll be highlighting a lot of our favorites for y’all during these next few months.

So, without further adou, let’s hop to it! Here is Sophia’s Spring Wardrobe List: Part Two:

(click the link above to see the full list-
I’m currently in the process of switching blog platforms so it’ll just show up in the future- bare with me friends!)

The really awesome thing about Old Navy is that they have some CRAZY good deals on toddler clothing- almost always! We got ALL OF THESE pieces above (plus some not pictured- yet) for around $130. And right now they have an EXTRA 15% off of EVERYTHING going on- no exclusions. That means those sale items are now priced even lower.. I’m not bitter. Haha!

That’s 8 DRESSES, 2 PAIRS of super cute shoes, and a bathing suit- that she really didn’t NEED- but obviously by now if you’re following along with me on social media- you know that my little mini-me is obessed with Minnie Mouse! That ruffled bathing suit was a MUST-HAVE in Sophia’s closet this summer and I couldn’t chance it selling out in her size later. I had to snatch it up quickly. Because come on, it’s so stinkin’ adorable and too good to pass up. (fits true to size- for those of you wondering!)

Lastly, I love all of the dresses that we purchased but my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE is definitely the Navy Elbow-Sleeve Swing Dress (it’s only $13 on sale from $18)! Not only is the print too adorable- but the material is soft and light-weight, it hits right above Sophia’s knees and it has a casual, relaxed fit which is wonderful because she can wear it all throughout the Spring and Summer seasons!

Enjoy the deals, ladies! Go forth & be fabulous!

xx, Torey Mongelli | Bright Peonies

Sophia’s Spring Wardrobe List: Number One

After the last North Carolina snowfall, the air has been crisp in the morning and warmer during the day. Is Spring among us? In honor of our excitement, I’ve compiled a list of looks for the start of Sophia’s spring wardrobe and I’m sharing them with you! There will be a “Number Two” to this post so stay tuned for more styles I’m loving!

LOOK NUMBER ONE: Dark Florals & Silver Boots


I’ve highlighted the shoes I linked before because I’m obsessed with them and believe every mini needs a pair!

Look Number Two: Black on Black

// BEANIE (less expensive) $4 (Also obsessed with THIS ONE) // DRESS (under $15) // SHOES (50% OFF) OR (similar, less expensive versions HERE & HERE) // KNEE HIGH SOCKS (Also HERE & HERE)

This look is fabulous, and thankfully Sophia already has 2 out of the 4 items from this look so I’m not spending a ton of money on it. Black is so chic- yes, even on toddlers!

LOOK NUMBER THREE: Cool, Casual and Collected

DENIM TOP (ALSO HERE & HERE) // LEGGINGS (These are a MUST-HAVE! On sale for $4!!!) // CONVERSE // SHADES (Also loving THESE & THESE)

This look is so effortless and cool. Everyone needs a pair of classic chucks- and I’m so excited for Sophia to get these! They’ll go with so many outfits.

The next part of this post are dresses that I’m currently OBSESSED with. You’ll notice a light pink trend- but I can’t help it. Not only is the color sort of a universal “girly” color, but it’s also the perfect color for Spring!


Nordstrom Rack | UNDER $20 // SHOP IT HERE //



This adorable peplum floral dress comes in both Ivory and Mustard and I’m going nuts waiting on them to get here! They’re the cutest little dresses for the season! And how stinkin’ cute are those ruffled sleeves and the key hole back detailing?!



I ordered this dress with full intent on it being Sophia’s Easter Dress- but I’m not sure I’m going to be able to wait that long to put her in it.



These sequins and ruffles are everything! I’ve been searching and searching for the perfect dress for her third birthday party and am so glad I found this one. Gold and pink are perfect together and this dress screams adorable!

There will be an add-on to this post- these looks are just the start of a fabulous spring wardrobe!

xx, Torey Mongelli | Bright Peonies

A Snowy Day in North Carolina: Part Two

When we first moved here, our wonderful neighbor told us that it rarely ever snows. This is the second snowfall of the season so I’m thinking Mother Nature showed up to impress this little girl and fill her (and her pup) with pure joy! Full disclosure, we couldn’t find any of her hats so we had to throw one of Jeff’s on her.. Haha! You gotta do what you gotta do sometimes!


I’m also super obsessed with these Jackets: // STYLE 1 // STYLE 2 // STYLE 3 //


I’m obsessed with this leather jacket for so many reasons, but the main one would probably be the fact that I can just wipe it clean and messes come right off! All of my mamas with toddlers know exactly why that’s so important! These suede boots are the same- give them a good wipe and they’re good as new! Moral of the story: Faux Suede and Leather are great materials for kids clothing!

Our boy has loved the snow ever since we lived in Upstate NY at Ft. Drum- it’s a little less than he’d like, but he’s happy! His favorite thing to do is catch snowballs. I can’t lie, it’s probably one of the funniest things that I’ve ever seen.

We hope all of our fellow North Carolina friends and family have enjoyed their snow day too!

xx, Torey Mongelli | Bright Peonies

The Cutest Kids Rain Boots, and Where to Find Them

I have recently gotten SO MUCH FEEDBACK on these adorable rain boots that I found for Sophia so it would be wrong of me not to share them with the world!


The really cool thing about all of Mini Melissa’s shoes is they’re infused with delicious scents! For real y’all, The pink smells like bubble gum!

I realize that $60 is a lot to pay for rain boots, especially with toddlers little feet growing rapidly, but if you go up one size they can wear them longer! I’ve also linked some really cute alternatives that I’m obsessed with below!

GIRLS SIZES // UNDER $25 // BLUE & PINK (I’d call it more of a burgundy pink)


These CAT & JACK RAINBOOTS are pretty much exact dupes for the Hunter Brand Rainboots below, (the Hunter Boots have a glossy finish and the cat & jack boots are more of a matte finish) But I’ll attach both links below!


Spring and Summer Showers require a good pair of cute rain boots, so I hope this list helps you pick the best pair!

Which are your favorites?

xx, Torey Mongelli | Bright Peonies