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My Second Born on Fifth for Antonio Melani Collection!

Born on Fifth for Antonio Melani

I can’t believe it’s time for the second Born on Fifth for Antonio Melani collection to launch! This season has been a labor of love (and not just because I’m also expecting a baby in the next few weeks).

We’ve been working since last spring on these gorgeous styles…from perfecting the patterns and creating new categories to picking the prettiest finishing touches and photographing every piece (25 weeks pregnant) it has been a JOY to bring this line to life. Take a look at all of the precious styles and let me know what you think. For reference, I typically wear a 0 and wore a size 4 in all of the dresses at 25 weeks pregnant. The Lottie still fits nicely at 34 weeks. I had friends model the separates as the fit would likely only work during the first trimester, if you are expecting!

Hoping you get everything you want when we launch on January 31, 2022 at 11 a.m. EST only on Dillard’s! As a reminder, most things are pre-order at the moment (blame transit issues), but your card won’t be charged until they ship and you’ll have 30 days to return once they arrive to you. The pre-order holds the inventory as yours!

The Dresses

The Cate

The collar on The Cate is so special!

The Eloise, which is one of our Mama and Mini styles!

The Pippa

The peplum on the Pippa is to die for!

The Lottie and The Pippa, which look so gorgeous together. 

The Lottie in this lovely print is our other Mama and Mini option!

The puff sleeve is a dream, and the bust, since smocked, works nicely with a bump (and without, of course).

The Lottie in pink, which I love with our Platform in blue.

The Primrose, which is the most gorgeous blue version of our famous white dress from last year.

The Flora, our short option is a gorgeous lined eyelet with a scalloped hem! 

The Primrose with our separates, which you’ll see next! I love this collection because all of the pieces complement one another so nicely. 

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The Separates

The Lila Peplum and Jane Pant couldn’t be cuter! Very chic. Very Audrey Hepburn! 

Our Cressida shorts are so flattering. I love them paired with our Charlotte tweed cardigan or the Poppy tee (our perfect puff sleeve from last season, which is back in three additional colors!). 

The Mama and Mini Matches

The Lottie dress on me, Blue Floral girls dress on Elle and boys set on Jennings. There are baby sizes available in the girls pieces (that come with bloomers) and the big boy outfits come with shorts and a shirt (that aren’t button on). 

Elle’s shoes and mine are part of the collection too!

Aren’t they sweet? You can also buy the Born on Fifth Edgehill Collection socks to complete the look! 

The boys outfit matches both the Lottie dress and the Eloise, below!

How pretty are these pieces? We’re head to toe in Born on Fifth for Antonio Melani. The Eloise on me, and the girls pink floral dress, bow, socks and shoes on Elle (my Eloise).

Jennings’ outfit works with both Mama and Me outfits (and The Cate, too).

Sweet Elle!

Here’s a closer look at the shoes.

These outfits are so perfect for Easter, Passover, Mother’s Day, Newborn photos and more. 

We have Mama and Me swim styles too! 

The most precious pattern! They kids styles are UPF 50+ and are made of a slightly different material than the adults, but look perfect together. See below!

The Swim Lineup

Our stunning Palm Beach cover up.

The puff sleeves on our St. Tropez rash guard are dreamy! So excited to have this option…it works with both our one piece and two piece.

The Positano Puff Strap Top and High Waist Bottom comes in our green gingham and blue bird pattern. 

The Antibes pareo comes in our gorgeous blue bird pattern! I love it paired with the St. Tropez rash guard (also know as a long sleeve swim top).

Here’s a look at the back! We ensured the back works nicely with the two piece, and also works with the one piece.

Can’t wait to wear this suit all season! It works beautifully while chasing kids, and also looks SO chic if you’re headed somewhere fancy to lounge. 

Our one piece (which worked with my 25 week bump in size Small) is chic chic with our Harbor Island cover up. The ribbon on this style can be tied or left loose. 

Our kids suits! The floral long sleeve swimsuit is so darling and sun protective! It works nicely with the boys floral trunk and rash guard.

Our cute totes come in two sizes. The smaller of the two works well for littles!

The Shoes

A sea of shoes! Chic and classic, so you can wear year-round, for years to come!

Each shoe comes with a pearl bow on bottom and in this gorgeous box! Both details make such a pretty statement.

The Laurie in blue. I named this style after Laurie Ann Goldman, the former CEO of Spanx who is known for her heel-wearing (she also set me up with Michael!).

The Laurie in linen. When I wore this style over the spring and summer EVERYONE wanted it. So many DMs. Such a classic!

The Arden comes in three patterns (matching The Lottie, The Eloise and The Pippa). 

I also love this pair with the Pink Lottie! So many different ways to mix and match this collection.

The Arden in blue and white are perfect with the Pippa, and also amazing with jeans.

In addition to heels, we also have mules and slingbacks!

The Amy mule comes in three colors. Our beloved blue and white print, solid blue and the prettiest neutral.

I love the Amy as a pool shoe! Adds a little height, which I love.

The heel on this style is stacked, making it easy to walk in and wear at-length!

Love this pretty neutral…I’ll be living in these this spring.

Finally, our Danielle slingback. The blue is to die for! Very elevated.

And our precious neutrals…these are as classic as they come, and I love the coordinated toe cap!

Tabletop & Accessories

The collection also features exclusive grandmillennial decor! Our gingham tablecloth has a gorgeous ruffled dropped hem and measures 103″ x 68″. It works on my oval table, as well as my rectangular table.

Our lovely linens are available as napkins and placemats, each come in sets of four! 

The full setting is gorgeous!

I can’t wait to entertain this spring and summer, and know I’ll be setting the table with these pretty pieces.

I love these placemats and napkins without the cloth too, as seen on our round dining table.

Simply stunning! I have a feeling these will sell quickly to those looking for grandmillennial decor.

Rounding out our accessories is this chic picnic basket that matches the Eloise dress (and little girls dress!). Perfect for family picnics. The pink Lottie shares the same pattern, and I love the two together.

Our totes are perfect poolside or at the market! The smaller one works for littles and grownup gals alike.

And finally, our Rosie bow! This matches the Eloise and little girls dress, and is also perfect with so many other pieces in the collection.

Visit Dillards.com to Shop The Collection!

  1. Alana Powers
    March 9, 2022 - 12:38 pm - Reply

    How did I miss this?? I would have loved the napkins and placemats. But they are nowhere to be found…

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