Beyonce Debuts Braids, Steps Out With Blue Ivy in NYC!

Beyonce Knowles carrying her daugher Blue Ivy Carter in New York City on July 18, 2012. Credit:

Big Apple Bonding with Blue!

Protective new mama Beyonce carried daughter Blue Ivy as they ran errands together in NYC Wednesday.

Rocking a colorful, graphic-print romper, bright red lips and a braided updo, the "Love On Top" singer, 30, clutched her adorable six-month-old on her way out of a Manhattan office building. (This is the first time in a while Beyonce and her baby girl have been photographed together).

Blue is Beyonce's first child with husband of four years, Jay-Z; the duo welcomed their bundle of joy on January 7.

Though she's only half a year old, Blue is already a woman of the world; the tot was named an honorary citizen of Croatia's Island of Hvar because of a vacation video in which a then-pregnant Beyonce pointed out an unusual plant growing on a nearby tree.

"We woke up this morning, took a nice little walk, passed by this beautiful blue tree," the Grammy winner shared while gesturing towards the vines growing on the tree's bark, in a video clip released on her blog this spring. "I think it's blue ivy, which would be quite appropriate!"