The countdown to New Year's is on and while you are searching for the perfect dress, I wanted to share one of Miss Lillian's perfect dresses from a new favorite Etsy shop Sweet Little Gifts by Annette Grace. Before the holidays I was searching for a Christmas dress to celebrate Lillian's first Christmas. And honestly, everything I saw in stores was either not her style or a little too expensive for the quality. 

Since I did almost all of our Christmas shopping on Etsy I thought I would just see what dresses they had for babies. I cannot even remember what I searched, maybe "smocked baby dress", and stumbled upon Annette's shop and I was so in love! I have always been a fan of Etsy (and years ago had my own "shop" selling stationery) and really appreciate the fact that individuals can share their talents with a wide community and make a business out of it. 

As much as I absolutely love the Kate Spade baby clothes, especially when Lillian and I have the opportunity to match, I think there is something really special about having a one-of-a-kind piece to celebrate this memorable time. This smocked dress reminded me of the matching dresses my sisters and I wore when we were younger. I am also pleased with the fact that I can support Annette in her craft and passion! The quality and love stitched into this dress is unlike any purchase from a major retailer. I appreciated Annette's quick response and shipment of the dress- I was not worried for a second about it not making it across the country before Christmas!

I have had a lot of fun shopping on Etsy and in the New Year you can expect to see more Etsy shops featured on Perfect 10 SF!! In the meantime, please check out Annette's shop and share with family and friends who would be interested in custom items!