There’s no doubt about it. Your little lady has a certain je ne sais quoi.
Rain boots, a fairy dress, and a pair of jeans. Flawless.
Which puts her right in step with Joie de Vivre, the Seattle-based label with its own exuberant flair. Candy-striped skirts with inverted pleats, jaunty coordinating vests, and jumpers with twirly skirts and oversize buttons make the transition to winter a chic (and age-appropriate) affair.
The whole line is 100 percent cotton and comfy enough for romping around town, wellies and all.
Just think of them as her pièces de résistance.
Tomie dePaola Reading
What: Legendary author reads Brava, Strega Nona!, a pop-up version of his classic folktale.
Why: His stories jump off the page.
When: Mon., 10-11:30 a.m. (Third Place Books) & 1:30-3 p.m. (University Book Store).
Where: Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park (206-366-3333); University Book Store, 4326 University Way NE (206-634-3400).
The Dapper Baby’s Fantasy and Fairytales Mom’s Night Out
What: Eats, drinks, shopping, and beauty treatments for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Northwest Chapter.
Why: If Mama ain’t happy.
When: Fri., 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: The Westin Hotel Bellevue, 601 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue (425-638-1000).
Burke Museum’s Meet the Mammals
What: Learn about shrews, whales, and everything in between, with help from pelts, bones, and more.
Why: These are the mammals in your neighborhood.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: On the UW campus, at 17th Ave. NE & NE 45th St. (206-543-5590).