Adorable Prima Ballerina Dresses from Monica + Andy

GIVEAWAY: 4 Monica + Andy Cuddle Boxes

Last week, I was invited to a beautiful little breakfast at one of my favorite spots in NYC— the garden at Laudree in SOHO. What looks like a little French macaron shop on West Broadway, opens up to the one of the most stunning indoor outdoor spaces in downtown NY.

Macarons at Lauderee

Back Garden at Laudree in SOHO

The breakfast was for Monica + Andy (one of my go-to online shops for baby gifts) who was celebrating the launch of their NYC same-day delivery service called: We Deliver When You Deliver.

Cute, right?

Breakfast at Lauderee

Breakfast at Lauderee

Baby clothes from Monica + Andy

Everything about this breakfast was cute— from the fashion forward moms with newborns slung around their shoulders to the “Make Your Own Bouquet” station to the three tiered trays of french pastries to the soft muslin blankets and cotton bodysuits stacked in “Cuddle Boxes” to grab on your way out.

Make your own bouquet- great idea for a party takeaway!

Later that day, Suzanne Brown, a photographer for Monica + Andy’s met Mazzy, Harlow and me in Washington Square Park after I picked the girls up from school. The girls had worn their prima ballerina dresses for the occasion.

Adorable Prima Ballerina Dresses from Monica + Andy

Harlow in Wisteria and Mazzy in Cherry Blossom.

Adorable Prima Ballerina Dresses from Monica + Andy

The dresses are super soft and stretchy with a three layers of soft tulle. The straps are adjustable, which is very helpful for the waist to fall correctly.

Adorable Prima Ballerina Dresses from Monica + Andy

Over the dresses they each wore a cozy grey Hemingway sweater to keep warm.

Even though the girls looked adorable and it was a beautiful day, Mazzy complained that she wasn’t feeling very well, which is why she looks kind of glum in these pictures.

Adorable Prima Ballerina Dresses from Monica + Andy

I got the girls ice cream cones to try to put Mazzy in a better mood, but she was clearly not her usual self.

Adorable Prima Ballerina Dresses from Monica + Andy

Adorable Prima Ballerina Dresses from Monica + Andy

Harlow tried being silly to get a smile from her big sister but that didn’t seem to work either.

Adorable Prima Ballerina Dresses from Monica + Andy

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Mazzy lied down on the blanket and Harlow lied down next to her which was very sweet.

Adorable Prima Ballerina Dresses from Monica + Andy

Adorable Prima Ballerina Dresses from Monica + Andy

Mazzy said her ear was hurting and started to feel warm so I called the pediatrician to make an appointment later that afternoon.

As a result, the shoot was very brief but the photographer was lovely and said Monica likes photos of families as they really are and not to worry that everyone wasn’t smiling.

Adorable Prima Ballerina Dresses from Monica + Andy

I was shocked when I saw the photos because they truly are gorgeous, even though we weren’t at our best. We’re still us and it’s real and that’s okay.

Adorable Prima Ballerina Dresses from Monica + Andy

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a sweeter picture of Harlow than the one below:

Adorable Prima Ballerina Dresse from Monica + Andy

You really can’t beat a tulle, ice cream and a baby belly all in one photo.

I’m very excited about Monica + Andy’s new “We Deliver When You Deliver” service because I am one of those people who would like to buy my new mom friends unique and thoughtful gifts but don’t have the time to shop for them. My intentions are always better than my execution. I also feel like as a mom blogger, people except me to have insider baby gift information, and now I do!

The new service has same day delivery to anywhere in NYC or Brooklyn and all you have to do is tell them your price range and whether you want your package to be boy, girl or gender neutral. Then they choose from their curated cuddle boxes, wrap them and deliver.

Monica + Andy Cuddle Boxes - the perfect baby shower gift!

If you don’t live in New York City, you can still shop their site just like always or use their Gift Concierge service to help curate the perfect gift.

As for Mazzy, she had an ear infection and a 101 fever by the time we got her to the pediatrician’s office, a few blocks away. I sang to her while waiting for the doctor and my poor baby fell asleep on the table. Tulle and all.


Then I took her home and cuddled while watching movies on the couch.

Luckily with some medication, she recovered quickly and I’m sure the next time she wears her cherry blossom prima ballerina dress, there will be a much bigger smile on her face.


If you’d like to win a Monica + Andy Cuddle Box ($105 value) to keep for yourself or deliver to a friend, I’m giving away two in the comments below and two on Instagram (@mommyshorts)!

You must be a Mommy Shorts subscriber to enter. Then answer the question in the comments below:

Who is the next person you know who is having a baby and what would you want to get her from Monica + Andy?

Winner will be announced on 11/25… good luck!

Winner update:

Congrats to Sara Langan and Jennifer. Please contact to claim your prize.

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This post was sponsored by Monica + Andy but all love of tutus and sick kids are my own.

Photo Credit: Simply By Suzy