Monday, March 9, 2015

For little girls: Affordable Kids Clothes from Dreams Avenue + {Giveaway}

Last weekend I spent some time to pack away Lil Pumpkin's baby & toddler clothes. Let's face it - kids are growing up fast. Too fast. And one "problem" that comes up with it is that they outgrow their clothes too quickly!!

I'm all for good quality clothes that offers great mileage and comfort, and am willing to splurge once in a while, but give me good quality clothes that offers great mileage and comfort at affordable prices, and I'll be happier still ;)

If you're like me, then you should check out Dreams Avenue, a local kids clothes online boutique. Set up by a husband and wife team, Dreams Avenue brings in a multitude of chic designs for different ages and for all occasions that are kind to our pockets. Most of the clothes are from around the region e.g. Indonesia, China, Korea, Malaysia and are exclusively sold online so prices are kept low and savings passed on to the customer.

New pieces come in almost every month and for Chinese New Year {CNY}, they brought in girls cheongsam dresss with fluffy tutus! 2 of my favourite things in one adorable dress! This unique dress marries traditional and modern in the most enchanting way: the stunning bodice has cute Chinese cheongsam details including mandarin collar and the chinese knot buttons, contrasted with a simple white tutu skirt that keeps all our little princesses happy. The best part, it is finished with a hidden zip at the back for quick fuss-free dressing up!

Lil Pumpkin wore the Pretty Porcelain Tutu Dress in Coral for CNY this year and got so many compliments!

If I find something I like I tend to get them in different colours so Lil Pumpkin has the Pretty Porcelain Tutu Dress in Blue as well :P Don't be fooled by its delicate beauty.. you can see that it's hardy enough for her to run around in the playground too!

The Water-colour Me Beautiful Floral Dress is one of my favourite. It looks like Lil Pumpkin is wearing a pretty painting and I wish they had this in adult size!

So light and comfy, the 100% cotton sleeveless bodice is adorned with front ruffles for that right amount of detail, and the skirt starts at the empire line flares into a beautiful landscape of elegant floral design. It features a cutout at the back that can be fastened with a beautiful bow for a better fit.

I think one of the best-selling feature of the shop is the wide range of dress sets with accompanying accessories {usually a bag and necklace / headband} that cost less than S$30. That's really quite a steal!

With the Belle of the Ball in Olive Green, a darling eyelet floral material adorns this lovely cotton dress featuring pretty rosettes on one side and a bouncy bubble skirt. Finished with a hidden zip and matching tie-back, it also comes with matching handbag and floral hairband.

Chose this for Lil Pumpkin since her green is her daddy's fave colour, and she hardly has any green outfits in her wardrobe.
Another dress set we got was the Dots to Love Dress in Pink, this time in her fave colour pink! A sweet combination of polka dots and stripes, this cute little number is also adorned with an endearing ladybug motif with a cute flower on a detachable ribbon brooch {remember to remove it when washing!}. Polished with a round neckline and a tie-back for a defined fit, it comes with a matching faux-pearl elastic necklace and sling-bag which she uses to store her "pixie dust" haha.

I expect the clothes to last her for a few years so like a typical "kiasu" mum, I chose one or two sizes up for Lil Pumpkin i.e. she's 6 this year and wearing for girls 7-8 years old. She doesn't like tight-fitting clothes too so this works out well for both of us :)

Dreams Avenue sells toys, accessories and outfits for little boys and girls aged newborn to 8 years old, and I'm excited to hear that they have upcoming collections with matchy-matchy mother-child sets :) As an additional service, if customers are looking to purchase an item and want to try for size, the shop owners are welcome to let them try at their humble abode with an appointment. Product prices start from S$12, and free delivery to all Singapore addresses. Unfortunately, international shipping is not available at the moment.

Promo: Quote "2015SAKURA" for 15% OFF everything in Dreams Avenue kids boutique. Valid until 9 Apr 2015 only.

I'd love more parents to try the clothes from this Singaporean brand {go local!} so just for my special blog readers and friends only, I have TWO Dream Avenue Outfit of Choice to give away! From their girls and boys collection, you can choose either i) a dress, ii) a top & bottom, or iii) a set. ANYTHING OF YOUR CHOICE! 2 winners will be chosen!

Giveaway Method: Random Draw

1. Be a Sakura Haruka Facebook page fan

2. Be a Dreams Avenue Facebook page fan

3. Subscribe to my upcoming newsletter. Make sure the email add you used to subscribe is working as I'll be using that to contact the winner. Remember to confirm the subscription and check your junk folder in case the confirmation email goes there.

4. Like & Share this Facebook photo, and tag a friend. Make sure your post is public!

5. Go to Dreams Avenue website and leave me a blog comment telling me which outfit you want to win {choose either i) a dress, ii) a top + bottom or iii) a set} + name of your FB account that you used to like the page + name used to subscribe to newsletter. For those unsure of how to comment, choose "Name/URL" option then add your name and comment.

Bonus entry:
1. Follow me on Instagram {@AiSakuraHaruka}
2. Repost this photo on IG & tag @AiSakuraHaruka #ASHxDreamsAvenueGiveaway {please make sure your profile is public}. Let me know your IG nick in the comment above if you did this too.

TWO random winners will be chosen. Just complete all 5 simple steps!

* Open to Singapore residents only.
* Ends Monday, 16 Mar 2015 2359hrs {Singapore time} 
* Incomplete or inappropriate entries will be deemed invalid and will not be included.
* Winners will be announced by Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 on this blog post and notified via email. Winners have 2 days to reply, or the prize will be redrawn.
* Sakura Haruka is not responsible for any prizes lost, damaged or misplaced in the mail.
* Chosen items are subject to stock availability.

UPDATE: The giveaway has ended. The winner is Ng Huiling and Kaye Wong. Stay tuned for more blog giveaways on Sakura Haruka! Check out my current readers promos too. Thanks for your support!

* Disclosure: Dreams Avenue provided the outfits for review and giveaway. All opinions are my own.


Theresa Mahoney said...

I think Lil' Pumpkin has to be the most stylish little girl in all of Singapore!

preciouz said...

On the Prairie Floral Eyelet Dress in Orange
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Unknown said...

My Fair Lady White 2 Piece Set

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Khor Lee Ling said...

Dots to Love Dress in Pink
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ring-a-ding-a-ling said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
I hope to win top and bottom!
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Ig: khookie

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I've selected Garden Fairy Floral Tutu Dress in Pink ( for my dreamy princess. She loves tutu dresses, more so if it is in pink and I reckon that the stretchy cotton and elastic waist band is a safer bet to fit her chubbier size :)

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Leong Yee Ming said...

Belle of the Ball in Olive Green
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Unknown said...

Hi so cute

girls and me said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
Hope to win Dots to Love Dress in Pink, for my princess PINK is my gal all time favorite colour.
Fb: KaRen Ong
Newsletter: Karen Ong
Ig: mekarenong

Ai Lee said...

Simply in love with your blog! Another awesome giveaway… Thanks!

Hope to win Pretty Porcelain Tutu Dress in Coral for my elder girl :)

FB name: Ai Lee
Name for subscription: Ngo Ai Lee

Unknown said...

Hope to win "On the Prairie Floral Eyelet Dress in Pink"

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Subscription name: Nancy Koh
email address:

Evelyn Hu said...

My choice: Water-colour Me Beautiful Floral Dress

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pixiepixel said...

Liked you dot! Twirl dress in baby blue
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Anonymous said...

Awesome Blossom Tiered Dress in Vermillion Orange.
FB:Yu Meiyi
subscriber:Yu Meiyi

Unknown said...

Smart tie print tee in yellow and the drivin me wild pants in navy blue.

FB: Louis Lee
IG: iamlouislee

Lilacpom said...

Awesome giveaway!!

I have picked a set:
Top - Much Ado and Netting White Blouse
Bottom : Twirls and Fleur Denim Floral Circle Skirts
Outerwear : Here Kitty Kitty Cardigan in Purple

FB Name: Michelle Ho
Subscription Name: Michelle Ho

Thanks sweetie!

An Apel a Day said...

I love that white dress with the big watercolor looking pink flowers. She's so CUTE!

Masshole Mommy said...

She is TOO cute. I love her style sense.

mich said...

Dots to love dress in pink
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Debs G @ Owls Well said...

Definitely a set of separates for the little girl!

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mail4rosey said...

Those are all just as cute as they can be!! I'm with you too on the hidden zipper. Anything that makes pretty easy is okay in my book. :)

Stacy said...

I hear you on how fast they outgrow their stuff! I yo-yo between telling myself not to buy my girls too much stuff, and then buying too much once I feel they don't have enough hehe.

Hmm not too keen on the cheongsam-tutu combo, but the other clothes look very nice.

Robert Sim said...

Would love to have the Star Light Star Stripe denim shorts and I Like You a Dot blazer.
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IG: @robertsim77

Carol Lim said...

Pretty Porcelain Tutu Dress in Blue
- looks like a China doll!

Carol Mei Mei Lim

Sweetheart Rachael said...

Like you dots twirl dress in pink!

Cynthia Lau
Cynthia Lau

Lilium Day said...

Would like to win "On the Prairie Floral Eyelet Dress in Orange"

Lilium Day

Chan Xgg said...

Smart-tie Print Tee in Yellow and the Drivin' Me Wild Pants in Navy Blue
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IG: chanxgg

Indah Nuria Savitri said...

lovely collections indeed...and lil pumpkin looks so cute on them :)

JingRong said...

Dress: On the Prairie Floral Eyelet Dress in Orange

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IG: jrloh
Name used to subscribe: Loh JingRong

Kaye Wong said...

Thank you for the giveaway :-) I would want to win the Dots to Love Dress in Pink :-)
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IG: kayetky
Name used to subscribe newsletter: Kaye Wong

Vincent said...

Hope to win the 5pc lovable friends girl romper set for my baby girl that is coming soon

FB Name: Vincent lee wee ping
IG: wlee76
Name used to subscribe: Vincent lee

Missus Tay said...

Sugar Fairy Lace and Tulle Dress in size 110 for Tea!

FB Name: Candice Yang Tay
Email for subscription:

Thanks Ai!

Anonymous said...

Hope to win "On the Prairie Floral Eyelet Dress in Pink"
FB Name: Gan Say Bin
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Subscription name: Gan Say Bin
email address:

Ivy said...

Pretty Porcelain Tutu Dress in Coral

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Ig : mylittlebutts

Ser said...

Water-colour me Beautiful Floral dress for my 4 year old girl.

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IG: azamoshea
Subscribed newsletter with email:

Tammy Tng said...

I want to win Season of Flowers Dress in Fuschia Pink for my girl!

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Subscription: Tammy Tng

Thank You!