It’s Back-to-School time! At this point Little B has outgrown ALL of her shoes and most of her summer clothes (think: baby belly button hanging out of the bottom of her t-shirts – adorable but frowned-upon.), so I’m looking around at toddler clothes. I’m picky about kids clothes; I don’t do logos, cartoon-characters, cheesy-sayings, bows, or smocking, among other things which for me all fall under the heading of “Foof”. No offense if you love Foof; lots of folks do. Foof is just not my style. The occasional ruffle is about as far as I can personally go. Pretty much my soft rule is: if I wouldn’t wear a grownup version of it, I’m not buying it for my girls (with the exception of onesies, of course).
My go-to place for Foof-free kids clothes is Baby Gap. Except I go to Baby Gap outlet, where prices are half of what’s in the regular stores. The collections are last-season, which doesn’t bother me a bit. Plus, they always have rockin’ sales at the outlets. (Speaking of which, yesterday I snagged a few things for B from the 50% off table at the outlet. I’ll have to photograph them, because they aren’t sold online.) But I still like to look at the latest things coming out this season, if for nothing else but inspiration.
Like this little 60′s inspired ponte knit dress with buttons. Oh, I die.
So glad brightly-colored jeans are finally coming into the toddler collections. I looked for them last year. Can’t wait to grab a pair (on sale) for B. A gal’s gotta have some skinnies!
And oh-my-goodness, a chambray shirt for tots (see, I can stand the occasional well-placed ruffle)! Bet I won’t find one of these at an outlet store…
This boot is from last season, so of course I found it in the Stride Rite outlet store, and of course I availed myself of the buy-one-get-one-half-off sale going on right now. I grabbed them in a half-size up, thinking it will be a month or two before it cools down enough here in Texas for B to wear boots. But, geez, won’t they be cute with bright skinnies?
These printed tights may have to come live with us for the winter…
Mamas of adorable little boys: I would say that I will do a boy’s roundup. But I just discovered that today’s post over at Ain’t No Mom Jeans is none other than a boys’ roundup!