Friday, February 15, 2008

Girl Stuff Review : Skipping Hippos


As girlie things go, I am more of a quality nut that a froo froo nut. My daughter, at only four and a half, is a fashionista. Clothing is her hobby, looking nice, a priority... well at least when she goes out. Around the house, she is usually in a bathing suit, even in the dead of winter, or a dress up outfit, complete with tu-tu.
Thats why when I put this gorgeous coat from Skipping Hippos on her, a huge smile came across her face. She instantly twirled around and declared herself "fancy". It had to be worn with only her "fancy" shoes, and a nice dress. Ironically, this dress coat can be worn as just that, a dress coat. the buttons pull together nicely, are sewn well, and the cut of the coat favors anything from a frock to a pair of leggings. The corduroy is that really soft cottony kind, and it was the first think I noticed - the utter softness of this coat. The retro appliqu├ęs along the bottom ( I think its lotus petals?) give it a sweet, pulled together look that just screams high end fashion. The lining is a cotton, polka-dotted material, with silly, feminine colors that are a subtle but perfect Mod accent.
The best thing is even though it is slightly long in the arms on my daughter, I can roll up the sleeves to get that cute cuff look, and it will fit her for two more years. That to me makes this coat worth it. It is not particularly warm even though it is of a heavy quality, so its perfect with a turtle neck for the crisp new England Spring!
So if you have a little Mary Tyler Moore in the making like me and you want a stylish coat people will notice when you walk into church this Easter, Target, or even a playgroup, I reccomend this unique coat for any occasion.

- Stacy & Sophia

Thats right folks we have a new writer here at Seven Dogs... Stacy and Sophia will be joining us on occasion to review girlie products that I just cannot (though I wish I could) force my son to test. LOL

Want one?
Skipping Hippos not only sells these fabulous coats (I personally want one in my size), but they are known for their great Ponchos. There are rumors they will be coming out with a boy's coat soon too and we are waiting on pins and needles!

Win it!
Skipping Hippos has been so wonderful, they sent us over one of their fabulous Ponchos to give away as well! The Poncho in question is a 12-24m in the Gretta style.

To enter :
  • Leave a comment on this post. Visit the Skipping Hippos collection and tell me which is your favorite. No "i want to win" stuff without a little effort (and I do mean little!)
  • Make sure there is a way for me to contact you - if your email address is not on your profile or you are not a blogger you may leave it in your comment or email it to me directly (angelaandconnor at gmail dot com) We have had to disqualify a lot of potential winners as of late as many people do not have emails available in their profiles or leave anonymous posts without any way to contact you.
  • Please US entries only.
  • To get extra credit :
    • For an extra entry :
    • Bloggers - Blog about this contest and leave me the link on your comment, or add me to your sidebar and let me know its there.
    • Non Bloggers (or bloggers) subscribe to my mailing list/RSS feed and earn another entry!
    • One extra credit per person. Please post your extra credit in a separate post.
  • This contest will end Feb 22th at midnight!


108 Comments:

Brenners said...

I love their Evelyn poncho. Too cute!!

Kathleen said...

I'd take the A Day in May coat in almond for my goddaughter (I'd love one for my own little one, but he's a boy). Very cute and classy.

jenna said...

I think the Adeline poncho is precious. What a great idea!

jenna said...

I subscribed to your feed. Thanks!

Rachie S. said...

I like the Evelyn poncho...they are all so cute!

Heather said...

I LOVE these ponchos! I saw them last week on another website. They are so adorable. I love the Eleanor poncho. Reminds me of Little Red Riding hood. The Greta is adorable as well and the perfect size for my daughter! I am subscribing to your feed too! katebeth45 at gmail dot com

jbubolz-miller said...

The edna in orange fleece - love it! jbubolz-miller@hotmail.com

Jen said...

So cute!! I have to go with "A Day in May" jacket in rasberry. It's the accents (cute buttons, the polka dot lining at the cuffs, etc.) that just are just adorable!

Anonymous said...

They're all so cute

mverno said...

the evelyn pancho is impressive

peg42 said...

The Margaret Poncho is adorable. What cute items, it was hard to choose. Thanks for the giveaway.

Cathy M. said...

My Godchild, Mai-Britt, has the most beautiful huge brown eyes and I think she would look adorable in the Gretta poncho. The pink and white pom pom trim reminds me of Good 'N Plenty - one of my favorite childhood candies! Thanks for highlighting this interesting children's clothing line!

LINDALSHOT said...

The orange Edna is adorable.

Annie said...

For a jacket I LOVE the daisy fay! SO CUTE! I also love the evelyn for the pancho - -go pink!

Shannon said...

The Greta poncho is adorable.

stomper666 said...

The daisy mags

Stephanie said...

That little coat is the cutest! So old-fashioned, but also modern and sweet!

The ponchos are fabulous and I'd love one in the 12-24m size! My favorite is the Jane.

P.S. When I started reading the post, I thought to myself, "Weird. I didn't know Angela has a little girl!" Then, I realized that a guest columnist was writing! lol! :)

tokenabc said...

My favorite would change according to who I was buying for. They are all just adorable. For now, I'll pick the Penelope poncho as a favorite.
(ps...I got an error message when I submitted this so I am resubmitting...if it comes through twice please delete one...thanks)

Scrappy Do said...

The Greta poncho is adorable.

Shawna said...

Oh my gosh! I bought one of these ponchos for my dd last year. It still fits and looks great! I forget the name, but it's orange with purple trim. I love this shop; I'm so excited she's doing coats too! I'm going to check it out. I didn't notice... do you guys know a discount code? ;)

Princess Golden Hair said...

i love the day in may jacket. it's sooooo cute

Danielle M. said...

The colors in the lorelie poncho sound adorable. Thanks so much for this contest.

Rockin' Mama said...

I like the sabine poncho.

ky2here said...

I like the adeline poncho.

EDRing said...

The Margaret Poncho is one of my favorites.

Doreen said...

I ADORE the Gretta poncho!! So cute! It's been one of my faves, hope to win it. ;) I blogged ya http://doreens-scrap-wonderland.blogspot.com/2008/02/poncho-giveaway.html and you're in my sidebar too!

Anonymous said...

Wow!!

vboackle said...

the greta poncho is cute.

Anonymous said...

Your models were precious and I really liked the adeline.

Anonymous said...

These are fabulous! I love the orange Edna poncho. It will be interesting to see what the new boy line will look like when it comes out. Thanks for introducing me to some super hip ponchos and jackets. I love the edgier colors Skipping Hippos embrace.
Fingers crossed to win the Gretta!
Marissa
md-sweeps at hotmail dot come

marzy dotes said...

They are all adorable but I love the adeline!

(whodoesthat at yahoo dot com)

LaughNLove said...

Orange Edna rocks.

JaniceJ said...

Oh the Poncho's are so adorable, I love the Eleanor poncho, perfect for my granddaughter.

granny68 said...

I LOVE THE MARGARET AND CINDY PONCHOS!

kari said...

I love the adeline poncho!!

Tammy said...

I love the day in may in almond. How cute, thanks for the chance, Angela. Congrats on having Stacy & Sophia on your team.

agordon10 said...

The Eleanor ponch is so cute, my daughter approved.

misternat1 said...

i'm kinda partial to gretta

sweetsue said...

These are adorable! I really like the Juniper.

sweetsue said...

I subscribed to your RSS feed in Google Reader.

mif1018 said...

I liked the Daisy Dogwood Coat! TOO CUTE!

idahomom said...

The daisy mags

jennem said...

Daisy Dogwood. Beautiful and funky!

jennem said...

Extra credit blog entry:
http://jennemblog.blogspot.com/2008/02/seven-dogs-giveaway.html

jennmalan said...

ponchos are great my favorite is jane

wiseowl said...

The Eleanor Skipping Hippos poncho looks nice.

mousitch said...

Adeline poncho

sachidewey said...

I love the daisy mags coat!

AmberRose95 said...

A Day In May is perfect for my granddaughter. Almond is a great color for her. Thank you for the contest!

jenny said...

this is a realy nice i love the color and it would look so good on my gril

Anonymous said...

About to have my first lil girl and wow do they have tons of cute stuff. My son (almost 4years) thinks either the Evelyn or the Gretta is his fave for the new to be baby sister. I have to agree with him although there are several others I like also.. wiicked13 @ yahoo .com

DOODLEGIRL said...

I like the Apple Poncho

Heather said...

Too cute - I love the daisy dogwood!

sherryp said...

love the apple poncho

Anonymous said...

Am I the only person who is old enuff to remember "Sweet Adeline"?

jojoanddash said...

I love the apple poncho. The green color is just awesome!

Anonymous said...

I love the Apple one! thanks

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nor_lou said...

I love the coat and the eleanor poncho, so sweet

KISSaholic4life said...

Evelyn poncho is my favorite

Leen said...

Oh my! I love love love the apple poncho syle!!!

tatertot374 said...

The Evelyn poncho is adorable. Thank you

bison61 said...

I liked the Daisy fay jacket-so cute!

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Debbie Criss said...

Little kids are so adorable.

Shelly said...

I love all the ponchos, especially Margaret!

Erica said...

cute!
I like the daisy dogwood!

kdkdkd said...

OMG those baby models are ADORABLE!!! I love the Day in May jackets

Kara said...

The Sabine is adorable!

Anonymous said...

Nothing is cuter than that "A Day in May" jacket! deanna@count.com

Erica G said...

I like the Edna style. They are all cute though. I don't think you could go wrong with any of them.

Anonymous said...

I really like the Juniper poncho.
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pettyfan78 said...

These are ADORABLE!!! It was a tough decsion but I think the Juniper Poncho is my fave =)

dianerph said...

I like the Day In MAy JAcket

sbashs said...

I like Adeline in Small.

Anonymous said...

They were all so adorable, but I really liked the Apple poncho. The flower trim on that is soo cute! Thanks for the chance!

Lexigurl said...

They are all fantastic. I love the ponchos but my favorite is the "A day in May" jacket in raspberry. Thank you for contest.

Stacey Moore said...

the daisy dogwood is just too cute!! thanks

naynays1 said...

The Adeline poncho is so cute

Anonymous said...

love the greta poncho, how cute!

Tiffany said...

Evelyn is my favorite

sewingmema said...

Daisy Dogwood - especially since I'm from the Dogwood State!

jdine said...

I lik the Margaret Poncho but all are cute!

Jinxy & Me said...

All the ponchos are adorable, but I really love the Greta!

dolls123 said...

Jody poncho

Aisling said...

The Eleanor poncho is (probably) my favorite. They're all so cute it's really hard to pick one.

jodene said...

I love the Evelyn poncho!

blueviolet said...

I think it's hard to choose between them! But I love the Apple poncho!

Anonymous said...

I love the coat and the eleanor poncho, so sweet

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rosidentevil said...

thank you for the great contest

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love the eleanor

penguin28 said...

I like a day in May almond- so fab! The name of the company is really cute!

yellowlabs said...

The Edna poncho is so cute!

Storm said...

How cute! The Kourtney is my fav!

Heather said...

I like the A Day in May jacket. Too cute and cool colors to choose.

Kathy (at) cats4me@frontiernet.net said...

I loved the Day In May powder blue coat. Everything on the site is adorable.
Also, your little girl looks so cute in the pictures on your blog!

jaydonco1 said...

I love the Greta poncho!

Samantha P said...

awww the eleanor poncho is way cute!

jmahurin40 said...

The michelle is nice!!TY!! 4 the contest!!

huspaint said...

The Daisy Mags jackets is too cute for words! I LOVE the lining!

The poncho in pink and orange are my other favorites, I never thought of one for my daughter, but she HATES getting jackets on sometimes..... So this might work but thankfully we live in FL so its not a daily task :) Thanks for the link!!

Reeva said...

i love the Greta poncho =)

ladypawnbroker said...

The A Day in May Jacket is so adorable!

Sylvia P said...

i love the evelyn poncho, very cute!

Anonymous said...

THE GRETA PONCHO IS ADORABLE

KLP1965@VERIZON.NET

Carissa said...

I like them all, but I really like the color of Raine.

Sahm Lee said...

A Day in May jacket is adorable!

m said...

Love the JANE poncho.

Anonymous said...

A Day in May in almond. rosans4@insightbb.com

donna444444 said...

I like the the Cindy poncho.

morty63 said...

The Day In May jacket is my fave

Grace said...

A Day in May jacket

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