Fall Wardrobe for Baby

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Bears! Trees! Beers in trees! I had the most fun getting Alex’s clothes for fall. Spring was fun. Summer was really fun. But I think my personal feelings about fall (that it’s the best) helped. I’m also jealous of this collection of clothes. I want to wear them. I also got really nostalgic for this time last year when I was getting in deep buying baby clothes and getting excited about buying all this cute stuff. I went nuts and kinda just impulsively bought a ton of stuff that didn’t have a focus one way or another. I know that sounds silly, and I should be like “but it doesn’t matter!” but honestly it does matter to me. Ha.

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I also had fun picturing Alex wearing all these little clothes at daycare and being the Best Dressed Kid. But also things like his BIRTHDAY and Thanksgiving. Going apple picking and cozy weekend walks. Spring is great and traditionally has a newness about it, but I think fall has a similar feel. It’s a refreshing season.

Anyway, I went nuts with H&M and Zara this time around. They got such great, cute, affordable clothing. I couldn’t help myself.

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Parka, Collared Sweatshirt, Night Sky Sweatshirt
Striped Shirt, Grid Bodysuit, Striped Hoodie
Bear Romper, Bears Bodysuit, Constellation Tee
Tree Leggings, “Suit Trousers”, Trees Pant
Lined Sneakers, Pom Hat, Boot

(bear sweatshirt above part of a Carter’s set from Target)

Slogan T’s for Tots (that aren’t cheesy)

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I’m generally not a fan of baby clothes that have something to say like “Strong like mom!” or “Woke like Grandpa” idk. Why? WHY? In my experience, 99% of slogan clothing for babies is cringe-worthy, so I made it my mission to find a few that are actually good, cute-but-not-cutesy and gender neutral (plus I love doing mooboards. you know me).SLOGAN

Top Row:
Small is Beautiful, Yay, Pizza

Middle Row:
OK, Hi, Young Scrappy & Hungry

Bottom Row:
Beach Bébé, Be Kind, Babe with the Power

Summer Wardrobe for Baby

Summer is upon us, friends! It’s going to get into the 90s tomorrow and I suddenly realized this week that I have a whole bunch of baby clothes with long sleeves and closed feet. Not a good look for hot temps. That was actually a fun realization because I legit love to buy baby clothes. Gosh. Alex is better dressed than I am x1000. Like the spring “capsule”, I went with a lot of basics for everyday wear but peppered it in with a few really fun/cute/statement pieces. Here is another typically colorless collection that I tried hard to keep in the gender neutral realm but it might be my own bias against “girly” clothes that makes this lean more towards the “boyish” side. And how dumb that those signifiers are present so early on, right? Ughhhh.

Sidenote: the very concept of a summer wardrobe for baby is kinda laughable, especially since babies are the one demographic who can get away with wearing basically nothing all the time. In fact, many times I tell Alex “you don’t have to wear pants, but I think you’ll be more comfortable this way.” But, we have places to go this summer and Alex aims to impress.

p.s. Spring Wardrobe for Baby still has a few pieces that’ll be super fun and cute for summer.

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Top Row
Shorty One Piece — Gap , Scout Sweatshirt — Kid + Kind,
Striped Unisex Onesie — Goat Milk Organic

Second Row
Baby Singlet Bodysuit — Cotton On, Flora Pant  — Rylee and Cru,
Wild and Free T-shirt — Sweet Pea and Co.

Third Row
Triangle Print Bermuda Shorts — Zara, Campground Romper — Spearmint Love,
Marl Shorts — Gap

Bottom Row
Be Kind Onesie — Savage SeedsSaltwater Sandals, Cactus Onesie — Rocky Raccoon

 

Kid Gear for the Picky Parent™

041317-4My whole thing is that I’m not a color person. Before we got pregnant with Alex, I already knew I was adamantly anti-abrasively colorful, light up, make noise, ultra-gendered… What have you. My philosophy with Alex’s things is that it has to be adaptable to the next baby, boy or girl, and it has to be useful (preferably multi-useful!) I also believe that the things you choose for your baby can be in harmony with the other things in your house. If you’re weird like me and everything needs to “go” together.

So I thought I would do a round up of some great and very cute baby items I’ve come across that will satisfy the parent who prefers a more scandi-minimalist look to Fischer Price. (Or I suppose, you could call it “tediously gender neutral.” Ha!)

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1 — Archiblocks House  2 — Muslin Swaddle  3 — Baby Journal
4 — Geo Floor Tiles  5 —  Cuddle Bunny  6 — Plush Baby Basics Book
7 — Kitty Snap One Piece  8 — Teether/Rattle  9 — Birth Announcements
10 — Friendly Faces Soft Book

Spring Wardrobe for Baby

SPRINGWARDROBE-7I know, a baby having a “wardrobe?” What a concept! Regardless, I’m kinda excited about putting one together for Alex, despite the fact that some of these items might not scream “spring.” Maybe not for most people. I find a certain freshness in them, but I am also a Picky Parent™. A few people have asked me at times where I buy Alex’s clothes. While I tend to stick with places like Old Navy, Gap and H&M for most of his clothes, I occasionally indulge in a few standout pieces from other brands. They’re not necessarily ultra-pricey, but a lot of more boutique brands tend to have more limited mileage in the sizing.

SPRINGWARDROBE-5Here is one thing I’ve learned about dressing a baby. In our house, we do laundry nearly every day. And so the same pieces that Alex wears (which are mostly footed suits) keep getting placed back in the top of the dresser drawer. So he has like, 10 outfits in rotation. I’m glad I finally realized this for his next growth spurt, because previously I just kind of was impulse-buying lots of cheaper clothes in weird different sizes and styles. This time around, with it being a new season, and a new size, I was a touch more deliberate. Unfortunately Alex is subject to my own personal style philosophy, which is that pieces are utilitarian and unadorned, and all within a color palette to optimize mixing and matching.

But he’s a baby, so he gets to look cute too.SPRING17

Top Row
Merino Tee for Good — Chasing Windmills, Button Neck Sweater — Zara,
Mini Legging — Cotton On

Second Row
Stripey Organic Leggings — Bitte Shop, Playsuit — Gray Label, Romper — House of Ninoh

Third Row
Union Suit — Goat Milk, Play Hard Onesie — DLK, Zip Romper — Primary

Bottom Row
Parka — H&M, Reversible Striped Jumpsuit — Zara, Hooded Cardigan — H&M

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