Seeking Hip, Affordable Baby Clothes

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We just celebrated Baby B’s 6-month birthday!  She got to go swimming for the first time! She is celebrating by outgrowing all her 3-6 month clothes.  Hurray for her, but it means Mama has a new dilemma: I have such a hard time finding baby clothes I like.  I am open to the possibility that I am super-picky (ok, I admit it), but most of the baby clothes I see are either a) sickeningly cutesie (there’s a difference between “cutesie” and “cute”.  Cute = good. Cutesie = bad.), b) emblazoned with cheesy logos/cartoons/characters/sayings, or c) awesome, but more dinero than I’m willing to fork over for approximately 4 months of wear.

You may say: who cares what the kid wears; it’s just clothes?!. To which I reply: I’m the one who hangs out with the baby all day and has to look at her clothes, and I want to like what I see! — this is what youFRILLme philosophy is all about!  The kid has to wear clothes, so how come I can’t like them? Why can’t the necessaries be FRILLING?  …  As it turns out, FRILLING may be harder to come by than I’d hoped.

So, to that end, I have been scouring the internets, and I am loving the look of Zara kids.  Their stuff is hip-yet-classic, not so trendy that it won’t be in style for use as hand-me-downs, free from cheesy-cutesie stuff, and a fairly good price point as far as comparisons go. Just look at a few of the things that caught my eye for my little gal.


Striped Dress with Pockets


Long Embroidered Blouse


Denim Leggings


knot T-shirt


Buttoned Jacket

Nice, huh?  My dilemma would be solved….except…Zara doesn’t sell online.  GRRRRR. Going shopping is not exactly easy or appealing when you have an infant. 

I’m going to keep searching, and hopefully get a chance to check my local consignment shops, but here’s my question, oh internet webs: where can I find stuff that looks this cool, is priced similarly, and sells online? 

May 23, 2011 12:58 PM | Comments | Categories: Baby | Tags: , , ,

Ooooh, Pretty: Kid’s Clothes

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This morning I woke up to an email from my MIL asking if I wanted a couple of dresses from the spring 2011 clothing collection from Tea for Baby. Um, yes please and thank you!

I am loving everything Tea.  Check out this Etched Print Ruffle Dress.

Baby looks so sweet in gray.  Or this Rosa Tile Banded Dress

Oh, the Frills!  (They have adorable boy’s clothes too.)

And THEN, I opened up today’s GOOP newsletter, which is featuring, you guessed it, kid’s clothes.  Which set me to drooling over this smocked dress from Chakra Design Studio.

Ordinarily I am no lover of smocking — it usually strikes me as old-fashioned and too-preppy for my taste — but this dress has more of a playful fairytale feel that I think is super adorable.  Wouldn’t it be cute on a toddler?

-Fran

February 17, 2011 12:35 PM | Comments | Categories: Baby | Tags: , , ,

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Fran likes knitting, cooking, reading design blogs, curating her home, and wearing chunky jewelry.

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