In a time when life seems to get busier by the moment, there is nothing more pleasing than a boutique that serves a dual purpose.

BabyDolls Boutique (3727 N. Southport Avenue), located in the Southport Corridor, has a name that may be a bit misleading to those not in the know.  Yes, this shop is filled to the brim with the most adorable items you can find for your little ones. However, there is a substantial amount of goodies for the accessory-loving fashionista in all of us.

Established four years ago by Vanessa Rodriguez, BabyDolls Boutique was created with babies and their moms in mind. Today, you can expect to find a great mix of consumers frequenting this lovely boutique. Some who initially come in to strictly shop the children's items but end up leaving with fashion jewelry for themselves. And others that normally stop in to purchase jewelry and accessories who end up using BabyDolls Boutique as their primary source for baby gifts.

For children, this boutique carries everything from cutesy dinnerware to onesies proclaiming your baby's love for Chicago. The clotheslines, strewn throughout the store, creatively showcase their wide range of clothing options, including colorful knitted hats and tutus (my personal favorites).  If that's not enough to get your shopping pulse going, there are whimsical signs with sayings like "babies are a work of heart" and tons of drawers overflowing with one-of-a-kind hair accessories, jewelry, socks and booties.

BabyDolls Boutique's in-house brand, pink & blue, is their bestseller. A quick glimpse of the collection will have you wanting to make several purchases for your baby or anyone else's new addition.  Who could pass up the "TWIN" or ruffle butt onesies?

For older "babydolls", there is an equally appealing selection of jewelry, handbags, scarves and accessories.  You will discover eye-catching statement jewelry mixed in with great pieces created by independent designers and recognized brands like Hobo International.

With price ranges like $15 - $250 for children's items (custom christening dresses occupy the high end) and $10 - $200 for fashion jewelry and accessories, BabyDolls Boutique is not only a wonderful shopping destination for all ages, but also for every budget.

Could we really ask for anything more?