Shopping Local with Charli Iris (discount code!) for Gwyn’s First Day of First Grade

Our Sweet Gwyn started the first grade this week, and boy did I have mixed feelings about this day! In our district, Kindergarten is still half-day, so this year marks our first of being in school full-day. While I am pumped for our little girl to be experiencing new and exciting things, it also makes me a little sad. I mean, we are 1/3 of the way finished parenting (while in our household) this little girl. ONE FREAKING THIRD! And while there are days where I am sure I will be more happy than not that she is at school, it just hit me pretty hard recently that my days are numbered. image3

The first day of school is a pretty exciting day for us around here. Picking out a new lunchbox and school supplies, getting a hair-cut, laying out the backpack, packing our first official eat-at-school lunch, and reading a special book before bed; it’s all just so much fun for us all. But the thing Gwyn was most excited  for was her first-day-of-school outfit. And if I am being honest, I was just as excited about it, too!


Kelley of Charlie Iris made this dress specially for Gwyn’s first day incorporating all of our favorite elements; floral, lace, pockets and the ability to twirl.



When I first came across Kelley’s dresses, I immediately needed to pick my jaw up off the ground as every single one completely caught my eye. I knew right then and there that Gwyn needed one of these dresses for her first day. The attention to detail in every dress is what makes these unique; one of my favorites being the lace backing on this dress.




Gwyn and I also both LOVE the giant pockets incorporated into every dress. Gwyn loves to put little things in her pockets throughout the day and I totally see her filling these up.





Because Fall is upon us, these dresses pair perfectly with leggings and a sweater or jacket. I ordered Gwyn’s dress big enough to be enjoyed in these upcoming cooler months, as well as when the weather turns warmer next year. And because it looks darling with or without leggings, I truly see Gwyn being able to wear this dress for years to come.


I mean. Really? Really. It’s that cute!




Ankle booties found HERE 

I am very much into floral right now and combined with the little ruffle detail at the waist, I was just about done in. In fact, I would like one in my size, please!


Receiving such a pretty dress made Gwyn that much more excited for her first day of school as she was finally able to wear it, and boy, did she feel special.



And for those who love to twirl, this dress does in fact, twirl.


I had the pleasure of meeting Kelley, the creator behind Charli Iris ,and she is such a genuine person who just radiates kindness. I love supporting small businesses and you guys, she is one to follow. AND, she is giving all Lady’s Little Loves readers 10% off! Just mention the code Ladyslittleloves at checkout. (See details below for how to order.)


Here are more of her handmade dresses:














To see more of her work, check out her Instagram page HERE and her Facebook page HERE .

To order, go to the Charli Iris Instagram or Facebook page and under the dress you would like either write “SOLD” or type your e-mail and you will receive an invoice through Paypal. And don’t forget to also mention the code Ladyslittleloves for an extra 10% off! 

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Alicia Barker says:

    LOVE these dresses! I want to for my girls! Thanks for the code!

  2. I’d like to get one of these for my granddaughter. The yellow one is my favorite!

  3. Michelle P. says:

    Adorbs! Love those gigantic pockets! I’m getting Sophia one of these for sure!

  4. So adorable, I love the dress!

  5. I love the back detail! Your little one looks pretty excited for the first day of school!!

  6. What a cutie! That dress is adorable, too!!

  7. Kelley Stevers says:

    Thank you so much for sharing and supporting Charli Iris ❤ it was such a pleasure to meet you and Gwyn! So happy she had a great day!

  8. Your daughter is a doll! What cute dresses, too! My niece’s birthday is coming up, I think I’ll get her one of these. Thanks for the code!

  9. Becky Mitchel says:

    Adorable!! I want!!!

  10. First off your daughter is adorable! Those dresses are perfection!!
    Thanks for sharing with us at #MMBH!

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