So thanks to Kelsey’s generosity and the fact that we perfectly timed having a baby girl a year and a half after she had two, half of Gigi’s wardrobe is hand-me-downs from the twins. Funnily enough (wait, is funnily actually a word?), whenever we actually do buy stuff, half the time it’s stuff that Kelsey bought the girls too!
We went to Scottsdale Quarter again, because we live in Arizona, where everything is gravel-y and brown. Not the best for a baby that can’t walk yet. The no walking thing, also makes it a little difficult to photograph the entire outfit, but sometimes Georgia just isn’t that considerate of my needs.
The weather in Phoenix is all over the place, and this morning it was cold (mid- 50’s), so I put Georgia in this faux shearling Old Navy vest, which was from the twins. Her bow is from Dillard’s, which is the baby bow mecca for anyone looking! This one is nylon and super stretchy. The nylon ones from Nordstrom started leaving dents on her forehead at just a few months. (She has a really large head to hold her giant brain.)
Where to Buy:
Jersey Leggings – H&M
Sweater – Similar style Gap Kids
Vest – Old Navy (Ok since this was purchased a couple seasons ago, and it’s off-season I couldn’t find anything similar. But if anyone wants to drop a couple hundos on a real shearling vest that their baby will ruin instantaneously, then there is this one on clearance at Barney’s!)
Headband with Bow – Dillard’s
If I’m being honest ‘hauls’ are hard for me to organize. I buy constantly….little bits and pieces all the time. Ask my husband….its bad. That being said heres the items I’ve already purchased for Spring 2017.
This is the ultimate ‘statement’ bag. Its giving major Chanel vibes with the tweed and the chain strap. Theres a subtle metallic silver woven into the tweed, and the denim color is gorgeous… its just amazing. All for a mere $40. Comes in a cream and black color way as well.
I know what you are thinking… ‘Its not even March yet Kelsey…CHILL’.
Well I can’t chill… in general.. BUT I also know that stores run out of holiday stuff fast and usually don’t replenish. Most of the good stuff isn’t available for purchase online. Plus, if you are planning on doing a basket and filling eggs you are going to need even more supplies. So drop what you are doing and head to the store for your own Easter basket haul… after you finish reading this post.
I think I’ve mentioned this earlier but we try not to do lots of sugar in holiday baskets…we meaning my husband (sorry hun I know I’m addicted to chocolate). I’ve made several promises to him that although I may be a goner, I will do my best not to raise my girls to be chocoholics. Yes, its sort of a pain to not include treats but it opens up the door to get creative.. So lets tackle the basket:
These baskets are from Homegoods. FREAKING LOVE HOMEGOODS. I know the Pottery Barn ones are cuter but I have a trick I’ll show you later pertaining to baskets. And I’m sorry, I just don’t see the value in a $100 basket…These ones were $12.99. Baskets are baskets people.
Ok toddler style – I’m back for another OOTD. We went and visited Amys Cupcake Shoppe in downtown Hopkins, and if you are local to the Minneapolis area… GO! I can’t say enough nice stuff about this place. The cupcakes are awesome, and I’m a tough critic… I usually hate the cupcake places people rave about ( I like to be difficult to please… obviously). I swear I have the unique ability to taste preservatives/chemicals in baked goods from miles away, Amy’s passed this test with flying colors. The best part about Amy’s is this cute play area. I had only planned to stop and pick some treats up to bring home… but as you can see from the pictures that wasn’t gonna happen. Apparently play kitchens are way more fun if they aren’t at your house.
I’m really feeling floral embroidery and bombers… and since I can’t find adult versions for myself I’ve chosen to live vicariously through my children.
I can’t let Danielle have all the fun…. these are our ‘Outfits of the day’ today. Kid style can be tricky, I want my kids to look cool but I also know they are going to possibly lay down on the floor of the mall in their clothes for a good ole fashion tantrum, or smash fries into their fur vests (happened today). It may seem like an exercise in futility dressing your child in ‘outfits’ instead of just whatever is easy, but it doesn’t have to be! I don’t go to many boutiques because HELLO I have TWO to dress. It adds up fast! So I shop mainstream but I try to take note of whats in for adults and find mini versions. As an adult I like looking nice and having clean and stylish clothes on, why wouldn’t my kid enjoy the same? Stylish toddler doesn’t have to be an oxymoron…..
I’ve loved baby style long before I was ever a mom. (I’m kind of weird.) Before I ever got pregnant, I fantasied of dressing up my future daughter like Alexander Wang’s niece. I mean, have you seen her??
Now that I actually do have a little girl, reality is here to tell me that if I can’t afford to buy myself a Chanel boy bag, my baby sure as hell isn’t getting one. In fact, if we don’t leave the house, I rarely change her out of her pajamas. The other day, I even became the mom I always said I would never be, and brought her to the grocery store in butternut squash stained PJs.
I know useful baby shower gifts don’t sound very exciting… but I promise any mommy-to-be would love to receive any of these practical items. Stick a couple of these items in a cute gift basket that matches the nursery decor, and you’ve got the best present at the party!