Mija Style: Ankara Sundress

Ankara Sundress Little Girls

Dressing a little girl has been both delightful and challenging. Having a little girl opens the opportunity to indulge in the fairytale of dressup, but it’s SO easy to get into trouble purchasing every tiny piece of clothing that makes you squee. This leads to overspending and far too many clothes to keep up with. In a quest to cut back on laundry and decision fatigue, I’ve tried to create somewhat of a capsule wardrobe for baby Akilah.

Her wardrobe consists of playful items that can be mixed and matched, making it easy to to put an outfit together without sacrificing style or creativity. We are no strangers to seasonal staples and characters on play wear, but I do like to switch things up a bit with handmade and specialty pieces from small shops.



Miss Akilah and I have been having fun with Ankara, aka wax print fabrics, so be prepared to see a lot of them here. Consider this an intro to Ankara mania, ’cause it’s our jam. Today, I want to share what may be our favorite dress sent to us from the lovelies at Wild Dill. This Wax Print Sundress is a classic pinafore that can be dressed up or down.

Akilah has worn this dress with a white short-sleeved onesie, white sandals, and an orange hair bow as well as with a long-sleeved onesie, white leggings, gold sandals, and a glittery gold hair bow. Today, we went with a lilac onesie, gold sandals, and purple Ankara head wrap, which I think is my favorite combo. I love how put together she looks with little effort on my part. We simply love this dress and plan to have it in rotation for as long as it fits her.



Along with Akilah’s fabulous dress, you can find more ethical children’s fashion, green products, and USA-based items for children and mamas like this gorgeous scarf at WildDill.com. Take a look around and let me know what product tickles your fancy for a chance to win a $50 gift card!

DISCOUNT CODE: Ankara25 for 25% off all clothing!


$50 Wild Dill Giveaway

Wild Dill Giveaway

To support my blogging efforts and site expenses, I do share relevant affiliate links in my posts. Thank you for your support.

Sheena Tatum

Hey, I'm Sheena! I married my jr. high sweetheart and together, we raise three tiny humans in NW Indiana. I'm an introverted free-spirit and serial dreamer obsessed with all things tropical and carefree. I love inspiring others to live wholly and find beauty in the mundane. I don't always get it right, but I'll keep trying anyway. :) Email: [email protected]

All posts


  • Kim Benton July 5, 2016 at 1:20 PM

    I’d get the ORGANIC COTTON SWADDLE BLANKET – COUNTING SHEEP PRINT for my Granddaughter who’ll be here in September

    View Comment
  • Philip Lawrence July 5, 2016 at 12:19 PM

    I would buy a gift for my friend who just had a baby!

    View Comment
  • Kathy Pease July 4, 2016 at 9:45 AM

    I love the Organic Cotton Summer Romper High Seas Print

    View Comment
  • Kristi C July 4, 2016 at 7:11 AM


    View Comment
  • maria simon July 4, 2016 at 12:00 AM

    Organic Cherry Print Baby Tank Romper

    View Comment
  • Ramona July 1, 2016 at 8:04 AM

    The dress is really cute. The model is beautiful. Perfect combination.

    View Comment
  • Jay | RelaxedThairapy.com June 30, 2016 at 9:54 PM

    She’s adorable and so is the jumper

    View Comment
  • Eva June 30, 2016 at 9:45 PM

    The model and the jumper dress are adorable! I used to have so much fun dressing up my little one. Now she’s all into dressing herself… *sigh*

    View Comment
  • DJ June 30, 2016 at 9:36 PM


    View Comment
  • Bijee June 30, 2016 at 8:55 PM

    She looks so cute! What a little doll. I miss my daughter being this small. They grow up and be trying to dress you. My daughter wants to be my “stylist”

    View Comment
  • Edmond June 30, 2016 at 8:51 PM

    Good Golly Miss Molly , cute kid. . Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. 🙂 Pick me.

    View Comment
  • Allison Jones June 30, 2016 at 7:39 PM

    She is a doll! I love the sundress. Too cute.


    View Comment
  • Nicole Williams June 30, 2016 at 6:30 PM

    She looks like fashionista. Love the outfit. I love shopping for my little, the options are endless.

    View Comment
  • Donna Shana June 30, 2016 at 3:46 PM

    She is so cute and I love that print!

    View Comment
  • Mimi Green June 30, 2016 at 3:19 PM

    She is so freaking pretty. I get in trouble shopping for my daughter, they make everything so freaking cute. I have ankara prints but I need to get some for my girl.

    I’m digging her head wrap too.

    View Comment
  • Joanna June 30, 2016 at 8:27 AM

    This is such a cute outfit. Your daughter is absolutely adorable.

    View Comment
  • Sophie June 30, 2016 at 7:45 AM

    What an interesting dress for your princess! Having a little model is really fun.

    View Comment
  • Tia June 30, 2016 at 7:42 AM

    Oh em gee! She looks so adorable. This would be a great outfit for any baby girl!

    View Comment
  • Nena Sinclair June 30, 2016 at 5:19 AM

    I would use it to buy my granddaughter the Pink Satin Butterfly Dress! <3

    View Comment
  • Kiwi June 30, 2016 at 12:07 AM

    You have the prettiest little model! I love the pretty print on her too stinking adorable!

    View Comment
  • Cindy A. June 29, 2016 at 9:10 PM
  • doug gerard June 29, 2016 at 5:22 PM

    I’d buy the the Fair Trade Pink Bangle Bracelet and give it to mom!

    View Comment
  • Bianca Norman June 29, 2016 at 12:38 PM

    I would buy some t-shirts for my boy and girl. Thank you for the giveaway!

    View Comment
  • nickie June 29, 2016 at 9:50 AM

    I would buy Tribal Spiral Tassel Earrings – Chocolate

    View Comment
  • Stacie June 29, 2016 at 8:54 AM

    Look at your little African princess! Dressing little girls is so much fun. I like the Black & White print scarf best.

    View Comment
  • Leave a Reply


    I'm an island girl at heart, unbothered old soul, and minimalist with extra tendencies. At my best, I love what I do... I want to encourage you to do the same, too. Live your best lives amidst trials and triumphs by crafting a life you love and deserve. Happiness is Iriemade❣ Read more...

    Let's Be Friends

    How to Start a Blog


    Latest Posts


    Never miss an Iriemade post! Sign up to receive them via email and receive exclusive sprinkles of inspiration around the web, member-only giveaways, and freebies!

    You have Successfully Subscribed!

    Pin It on Pinterest