Taking Cues from Euro Babies

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I was glad to see that BabyGap is taking some cues from hip Euro brands in this fall’s lineup.  Y’all know I can’t stand foofy baby clothes, and as far as I’m concerned, European brands have a far better take on what is cute and comfy for babes. Plus I can’t resist babies in stripes. 

Basics from Polarn O Pyret:

Basics from Gap Baby:


Where do you go for comfy baby basics?

-f

September 1, 2011 10:18 AM | Comments | Categories: Baby | Tags: ,

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: , , ,

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

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