There's no telling when a girl's love of shoes and bags begins. Chances are it's about the same time as dolls and tea parties. And way before boy bands.

If you're a mom in search of the perfect excuse to spruce up her little lady's wardrobe, I'd say the arrival of spring is a pretty good one. Welcome back color and add a dash of whimsy with this month's shoe and bag pick that's perfect for a budding little bag and shoe lover.   

 

SHOES

Mini Melissa Ultragirl II, The Children's Hour

Talk about the cat's meow. These mary janes are not only adorable, but worry-free when it comes to splashing in rain puddles. Even better, a velcro strap helps them fasten quickly, so they're fit for even the most wiggly of wearers.

BAG

Blossom Backpack, Swankaroo

Designed specifically for young children and toddlers, this little pack is lightweight, but sturdy enough to foster a little independence. Let her carry her own accessories, snacks or small toys in style, whether you're headed to the park or adventures abroad. (Swankaroo's online shop is restocked weekly on Monday morning.)