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5 Ways with a Cream Cardigan for Little Girls [Gymboree Giveaway]

for girls, giveaway, holiday, kids fashion | 113 comments

I’ve put together five fun and cute winter outfits from Gymboree for Madeline that all have the element of a cream sweater cardigan. Why a cream sweater cardigan? You’re probably thinking that it will just get dirty, but I have a few tricks for keeping my whites looking clean and bright.

I picked a cream sweater cardigan because I feel that it is a basic, versatile winter piece that every girl (young or old) should have in their closet. This particular cardigan is has a little bit of faux fur on it because I knew that Madeline would love that.

On a side note, you might be interested to know that after I found out we were having a girl with Madeline, shopping for baby girl clothes became a new hobby of mine. Walking into Gymboree was just adding fuel to the fire.

5 Ways with a Cream Cardigan Gymboree Giveaway

We wear a lot of layers in Colorado. The weather can change so much from the time I drop the kids off at school to the time I pick them up. Layers are necessary for cooler mornings as well as afternoons that have taken a windy turn for the cold.

But also this time of year heaters are on. We keep our house at 68 degrees F, but others (retailers, families, or other buildings) might keep their thermostats warmer…or colder. Layers are a great option for situations when you’d like to change your own personal thermostat.

It is easy to dress a cream cardigan up or dress it down so it works for casual outings like cutting down a Christmas tree or a trip to visit Santa or to Christmas just as well as it does for more dressy outings like Holiday parties and church services the week of Christmas.

christmas fair isle and plaid gymboree giveaway

Items Pictured:
Faux Fur Sweater Cardigan, Owl On Branch Tee,
Toggle Pleated Plaid Skort, Stripe Fair Isle Tight

 I am such a sucker for Red and Green Fair Isle patterns and plaid for Madeline this time of year. I always pick out a couple of Christmasy outfits that can easily be dressed up or down for school Holiday parties, family outings or to church.

But this outfit isn’t so obvious Christmas that she’ll only wear it in December. The skirt, tights and top all feature red prominently but pink is also an element and with no Christmas trees in the design it will work just as well for Valentines day.

gymboree giveaway

Items Pictured:
Faux Fur Sweater Cardigan, Ballerina 3-D Tutu Tee,
Dot Ruffle Corduroy Skort, Stripe Tight

Here we’re using the very same cream sweater cardigan in an outfit with a completely different look. Pinks, white, and black are classic ballerina colors and Madeline loves to dance. We recently saw the Nutrcracker live in person for the very first time with the kids and she is all about ballet right now.

When I saw these items I knew just how I wanted to put it together for my sweet tiny dancer. This outfit will work well throughout the whole winter season as it doesn’t have any obvious holiday motif. She’ll be unwrapping this and the next one on Christmas morning.

gymboree giveaway

Items Pictured:
Faux Fur Sweater Cardigan,Gem Button Tee,
Leopard Ruffle Corduroy Jumper, Black Tight

Madeline is obsessed with all animal, but especially cats (and horses too). I’m not normally one for animal prints, but I knew she would love having her own kitty dress since half of her play time is spent pretending to be a cat anyway. She will love opening this on Christmas morning.

gymboree outfits

Items Pictured:
Faux Fur Sweater Cardigan, Gem Button Ski Dog Tee,
Gem Snowflake Bootcut Jean, Bow Sparkle Sock

We live in Colorado now. Home to ski and snow. I had to give a little nod to that. Wintery, but not exclusively Christmas, this will do well from November straight through to spring.

Jeans are always good to have in the wardrobe and this particular pair, although it is embroidered with snowflakes, would pair just as well with the tops in most any of these outfits…with the exception of the cute pink belted plaid shirt that is coming up next.

gymboree promotion and giveaway

Items Pictured:
Faux Fur Sweater Cardigan, Belted Plaid Top,
Sequin Flower Bootcut Corduroy Pant, Owl Flower Sock

Here is another outfit that will double well for the Christmas holidays and Valentine’s day, though I might save it for a Valentine’s day gift since she hasn’t seen it yet.

On warmer days the belted plaid top can easily be paired with some capris or leggings as we inch into spring (I can’t bear to think that far ahead yet!). And if the mornings are just a tad chilly, throw that cream sweater cardigan on top.

Giveaway Prize (1 winner):

1 winner will receive a $75 Gymboree gift card.

Thank you Gymboree for providing this giveaway!

Giveaway Requirements:

  • Check out Gymboree’s Website. What basic piece would you add to your child’s wardrobe (boy or girl) that could pair with many different outfits all season long.
  • Contest ends December 31, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. PST.
  • Contest open to US States only. Winner must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Winner will be chosen via random.org and will have 3 days to respond before disqualified and a new winner chosen.

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This post is sponsored by Gymboree. Bring a friend to a Gymboree store and sign up for Gymboree Rewards together and you’ll both SAVE 25% off an in-store purchase.

Katie Goodman

About the Author:

Katie’s lifelong interest in cooking good food has shown her that part of the goodness in life is enjoying delicious food with friends and family. She is: Mom. Writer. Photographer. Recipe Developer. Website Founder. Lover of all things good in life. A mix of great recipes, family memories, and yummy photography is what Katie serves up each week at GoodLife Eats™. Katie and her family reside in Colorado.

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  • 1
    Amanda - December 11, 2012 @ 6:23 am

    I love the tee’s they have… they feel so good, are not expensive, and last forever! :)

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    Amy's blah, blah, blog - December 11, 2012 @ 6:39 am

    Gymboree has a new giraffe line that is oh so cute. Since it is my daughter’s favorite, I would get the bow sequined giraffe tee, which could be paired with skirts or pants or jeans. I love Gymboree tee’s, they are just the best quality!

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    Amy's blah, blah, blog - December 11, 2012 @ 6:40 am

    Now following both on Twitter.

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    Amy's blah, blah, blog - December 11, 2012 @ 6:41 am

    Just tweeted I just entered to win a @Gymboree gift card from @GoodLifeEats http://su.pr/4pWSaU! #giveaway. @amyisatweetin

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    Amy's blah, blah, blog - December 11, 2012 @ 6:42 am

    I liked gymboree on facebook.

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    Cheryl - December 11, 2012 @ 7:50 am

    The pink faux fur vest – it would pair up with a bunch of different outfits!

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    Catherine - December 11, 2012 @ 9:26 am

    The black ruffle leggings would be great with cute sweaters and tops on their own or worn under skirts and dresses.

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    Rachel - December 11, 2012 @ 10:18 am

    Faux Fur Sweater Cardigan in the cream color is so cute! I would choose that for my 2 month old daughter.

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    Rachel - December 11, 2012 @ 10:19 am

    I follow GoodLifeEats on Facebook.

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    cassandra - December 11, 2012 @ 11:13 am

    I love Gymboree for my daughter. I tweeted this message: https://twitter.com/Cferder/status/278562948715274240

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    cassandra - December 11, 2012 @ 11:14 am

    I follow gymboree on twitter @cferder

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    cassandra - December 11, 2012 @ 11:14 am

    I follow good life eats on twitter too @cferder

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    cassandra - December 11, 2012 @ 11:16 am

    I follow gymboree on Facebook cassandra webber ferder

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    cassandra - December 11, 2012 @ 11:16 am

    I like goodlife eats on facebook cassandra webber ferder. Thank you!

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    cassandra - December 11, 2012 @ 11:17 am
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    Kristen M. - December 11, 2012 @ 11:19 am

    I’d stock up on leggings. They are comfortable and they can be dressed up or down depending on the top.

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    cassandra - December 11, 2012 @ 11:21 am

    We love the leggings and the socks & tights, the best!!! Thank you.

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    cassandra - December 11, 2012 @ 11:21 am

    I subscribed to your emails

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    Krista Vossler - December 11, 2012 @ 11:25 am

    I love the Gem-Embroidered Skinny Jeans. My daughter LIVES in jeans; she’d wear them everyday if I let her, and I love the skinny look.

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    Staci A - December 11, 2012 @ 11:25 am

    The boys cargo jacket would be perfect to mix and match this winter.

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    Staci A - December 11, 2012 @ 11:26 am

    I follow both @mommastacia

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    Krista Vossler - December 11, 2012 @ 11:26 am

    I already like GLE on FB.

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    Krista Vossler - December 11, 2012 @ 11:26 am

    I now like Gymboree on FB.

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    Staci A - December 11, 2012 @ 11:26 am

    I like your FB page.

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    Krista Vossler - December 11, 2012 @ 11:27 am

    Shared this on FB.

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    Staci A - December 11, 2012 @ 11:27 am

    I liked Gymboree. Thanks!

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    Krista Vossler - December 11, 2012 @ 11:28 am

    Already subscribed to you on Google Reader.

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    Barb - December 11, 2012 @ 1:10 pm

    I would pick the Growing Flowers Sweater Cardigan for my granddaughter.

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    Barb - December 11, 2012 @ 1:11 pm

    I liked you on Facebook.

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    Shayna - December 11, 2012 @ 2:04 pm

    I would choose the Gem Bow Patent Boot. I’m obsessed with my daughters’ boots right now.

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    Shayna - December 11, 2012 @ 2:06 pm

    I like Good Life Eats on FB

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    Shayna - December 11, 2012 @ 2:06 pm

    I like Gymboree on FB

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    Liz - December 11, 2012 @ 2:10 pm

    A good pink long sleeve shirt! My daughter can do anything with it!

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    Liz - December 11, 2012 @ 2:11 pm

    I follow both on twitter (liznelson21502)

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    Liz - December 11, 2012 @ 2:12 pm
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    Liz - December 11, 2012 @ 2:13 pm

    I like you on FB

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    Liz - December 11, 2012 @ 2:14 pm

    I like Gymboree on FB

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  • 38
    TheAvasmommy - December 11, 2012 @ 2:54 pm

    Love the fur vests that will work great with so many outfits!

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    TheAvasmommy - December 11, 2012 @ 2:55 pm

    I already subscribe to the blog via rss.

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    TheAvasmommy - December 11, 2012 @ 2:55 pm

    I liked you on Facebook.

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  • 41
    Sarah L - December 11, 2012 @ 6:23 pm

    I love Gymboree. I’d pick the Bow Jean for my baby girl.

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  • 42
    Tara @ A Daily Dose of Fit - December 11, 2012 @ 7:12 pm

    My girlie is about to grow out of her jeans, so that’s what I’d buy!

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  • 43
    Richelle - December 11, 2012 @ 9:59 pm

    The faux fur vest in cream is a perfect basic piece.

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  • 44
    Amy Tong - December 12, 2012 @ 12:48 am

    I love the Cargo Jacket for boys. It’ll definitely make my life much easier to play with the mix and match outfits. :) How nice, it’s on sale too!

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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    Amy Tong - December 12, 2012 @ 12:49 am

    Following GoodLife Eats and Gymboree on Twitter. (@utry_it)

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    Amy Tong - December 12, 2012 @ 12:50 am
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    Amy Tong - December 12, 2012 @ 12:50 am

    Liked GoodLife Eats on Facebook

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    Amy Tong - December 12, 2012 @ 12:50 am

    Liked Gymboree on Facebook.

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  • 49
    Ashley - December 12, 2012 @ 4:49 am

    I love the heart stripe fleece hoodie! It has so many colors, it would go great with several of my girl’s outfits.

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    Ashley - December 12, 2012 @ 4:49 am

    I follow the blog via email.

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  • 51
    Katie - December 12, 2012 @ 5:18 am

    The Flower Button Cuff Legging could be used to layer lots of different outfits.

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    Katie - December 12, 2012 @ 5:18 am

    I follow you both on Twitter.

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    Katie - December 12, 2012 @ 5:19 am

    I like Good Life Eats on Facebook.

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    Katie - December 12, 2012 @ 5:20 am

    I like Gymboree on Facebook.

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    Katie - December 12, 2012 @ 5:20 am

    I am an email subscriber.

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    Katie - December 12, 2012 @ 5:21 am

    I follow on Pinterest and Pinned this post.

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    Katie - December 12, 2012 @ 5:22 am
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    April V - December 12, 2012 @ 7:27 am

    I love the Bow Cable Sweater Hoodie!

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    April V - December 12, 2012 @ 7:27 am

    I’m an emal subscriber!

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    barbara n - December 12, 2012 @ 7:45 am

    My daughter lives in leggings…with basic t shirts or dressed up with sweaters, or worn under skirts!

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    barbara n - December 12, 2012 @ 7:45 am

    I am an email subscriber to good life eats

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  • 62
    vaishali - December 12, 2012 @ 9:21 am

    Now that you have shown how many ways this cardigan can be worn, I’ll go for this cream cardigan!

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    vaishali - December 12, 2012 @ 9:22 am

    I subscribe via e-mail and rss

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    Elin - December 12, 2012 @ 9:36 am

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    Elin - December 12, 2012 @ 9:36 am

    I follow you on Twitter!

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    Elin - December 12, 2012 @ 9:37 am

    I follow Gymboree on Twitter!

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    Elin - December 12, 2012 @ 9:37 am

    I like Gymboree on Facebook!

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    Elin - December 12, 2012 @ 9:55 am

    Although I don’t have children, I have a niece, who I LOVE to spoil. I’m thinking, favorite piece on the website, for her would be anything in leopard print!

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    saniel - December 12, 2012 @ 10:06 am

    i like the graphic tees and sleepwear for boys. follow via email. thanks

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    Erin - December 12, 2012 @ 10:19 am

    I like the striped sweater cardigan – with all the colors I think it would go with quite a bit!

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    Erin - December 12, 2012 @ 10:20 am

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    cassandra - December 12, 2012 @ 11:50 am

    I tweeted about your contest today: https://twitter.com/Cferder/status/278934631460528129

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  • 73
    Kelly G - December 12, 2012 @ 6:35 pm

    Some cute jeans would be a great basic to build upon.

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    Kelly G - December 12, 2012 @ 6:36 pm

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    LaurenW - December 13, 2012 @ 6:22 am

    I love the stripe sweater cardigan!!!

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    LaurenW - December 13, 2012 @ 6:23 am

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    Kimberly P - December 13, 2012 @ 11:57 am

    I like the Alligator Ribbon Cardigan. Would mix and match with lots of outfits.

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  • 82
    Allison Paskett - December 13, 2012 @ 1:37 pm

    I love the faux fur sweater you have pictured here – so versatile!

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    Jen - December 13, 2012 @ 3:50 pm

    I love gymboree’s tights!! All of them! My girls drawers are filled to the brim with them! Hope I win!! Thanks for sharing Katie!!

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    samW - December 17, 2012 @ 11:28 am

    my little girl loves leggings….and I love how you can get some basic colors & dress them up with some changes of socks, shirts & accessories

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    follow you on rss google

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    maria - December 17, 2012 @ 12:37 pm

    the rescue pup shirt! thanks!

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    jpetroroy - December 18, 2012 @ 8:31 am

    I love their leggings! So versatile!

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    Cory - December 22, 2012 @ 10:13 pm

    I like the boys Winter Extreme Team Fleece Cardigan.

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