As a mother of girls, you vowed not to push your childhood dreams on your little lovelies (“Sing out, Louise!”).
But when it comes to pulling together their wardrobes, it’s pie in the sky with Pale Cloud. The debut collection for girls effortlessly weaves sophisticated silhouettes out of childhood innocence — and silk and cashmere.
Before you say, “No way! Not for my tumbleweed!,” consider the playground-friendly cotton Carmen dress in rusty red. Just try to resist the military-inspired Mille cashmere jacket with cloud-shaped leather elbow patches and oversize gold buttons. And to deny the dusty pink Talia knit dress — with an unoffensive sprinkle of sequins — a place in her closet would be foolish.
But you better move fast. Buyers responded so enthusiastically to the fall collection that only limited quantities were left for Pale Cloud’s website.
Wouldn’t want another dream deferred.
Available online at pale-cloud.com, $56-$200.
What: Sign her up for dance, fitness, and gymnastic classes or host her next birthday party at the spacious, new location.
Why: Open gym is a great time for your rug rat to blow off steam.
When: Book now for the fall session.
Where: 500 Kenilworth St., adjacent to Sweat Gym (267-239-0844). Register online at phillyinmovement.com. Cost is $10 and up.
Roots, Shoots, and Barrels: a Family Weekend
What: Learn about Old City’s trees on a guided stroll, make seed balls, and build a mini greenhouse — all for free.
Why: Promise him a treat from Little Baby’s Ice Cream, and he’s there in a jiffy.
When: Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; tree tour, 1 p.m.
Where: American Philosophical Society Museum, 104 S. Fifth St. (215-440-3442).
Madeline and the Bad Hat
What: In the humorous musical adaptation, mademoiselle rescues her pesky neighbor, Pepito.
Why: The yellow-hatted heroine always comes through in a pinch.
When: Sat., 10:30 a.m., 1 & 3:30 p.m.
Where: Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St. Tickets at 215-574-3550 or online at walnutstreettheatre.org. Adults and children, $10-$15.
Photo: Courtesy of Pale Cloud