Outfits That Make Her Look J'dorable

Dresses, Coats, and Separates for Little Girls

j'adorable girls!

You know arguing with a 3-year-old about her wardrobe selection is a waste of your time.

And yet, you still find yourself insisting pajamas and a tutu are unacceptable attire for Thanksgiving dinner. (Yes, you have become your mother.)

When the occasion calls for something you’ll both adore, try J’dorable, local designer Myriah Zaytoun’s line of fancy togs for little girls.

Zaytoun cuts no corners: Her dresses, coats, and separates are made using luscious, textured fabrics, specialized design techniques, and the kind of fancy-pants craftsmanship that’s normally reserved for high-end women’s wear. (The layered ruffles of the subtly sparkly Ashlynn coat require 21 pattern pieces.)

Each feminine silhouette, from the scallop-hemmed Sarafina to the full-skirted Madison flower girl dress, is a meticulously made heirloom-to-be. Perfection doesn’t come cheap, but your little fashion bug will be able to pass it on to the next generation.

And so the cycle continues.

Available at the Academy of Art University’s Atelier, 79 New Montgomery Street, between Jessie and Mission Streets (415-618-3859 or my.academyart.edu); online at jdorable.com, $65-$360.

this week in san francisco!

Halloween/Dia de los Muertos in the Gourmet Ghetto
A free celebration of gourmet ghoulishness with a children’s costume contest (today), an ofrenda, giant papier-mache heads (Wed.), and food trucks.
Why: One-eyed monster pizza.
When: Epicurious Garden, Mon., 4 p.m.; Gourmet Ghetto, Wed., 5-9 p.m.
Where: Epicurious Garden, 1511 Shattuck Ave., b/t Vine & Cedar Sts., Berkeley; Gourmet Ghetto, Shattuck Ave., b/t Rose & Vine Sts., Berkeley.

Sandpiper Program
Tiburon’s nature sanctuary resumes its fall program, inviting tots ages 2-4 to commune with the creatures of the bay.
Why: Soak up the waning sun.
When: Thru Dec. 15. Thurs., 9:30 & 11 a.m.
Where: Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, 376 Greenwood Beach Rd., Tiburon. Register online at tiburonaudubon.org or by email to kbechelli@audubon.org. Cost is $105.

Ivy and Bean Book No. 8: No News Is Good News
In local kidlit scribe Annie Barrows’s newest title (available Tues.), the madcap duo of Pancake Court launches a neighborhood newspaper.
Why: Giggle as you turn.
When: Books Inc. reading, Nov. 12, 11 a.m. Bookshop West Portal reading, Nov. 13, 11 a.m.
Where: Chronicle Books, 1846 Union St., b/t Laguna & Octavia Sts. (415-345-8435); Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut St., b/t Pierce & Scott Sts. (415-931-3633); Bookshop West Portal, 80 W. Portal Ave., b/t Vicente & Ulloa Aves. (415-564-8080).

Photo: Bret Cole Photography

Gourmet Ghetto
Shattuck Ave
bt Rose & Vine Sts
Berkeley, CA
Epicurious Garden
1511 Shattuck Ave
bt Vine & Cedar Sts
Berkeley, CA 94709
Chronicle Books
1846 Union St
bt Laguna & Octavia Sts
San Francisco, CA 94123
Academy of Art University's Atelier
79 New Montgomery St
bt Jessie & Mission Sts
San Francisco, CA 94105
Bookshop West Portal
80 W Portal Ave
bt Ulloa & Vicente Sts
San Francisco, CA 94127
376 Greenwood Beach Rd
Tiburon, CA 94920
Books Inc.
2251 Chestnut St
bt Pierce & Scott Sts
San Francisco, CA 94123