boumy mocs also from tms, and handmade Mexican hat)
After getting enough requests from friends and bloggers and instagrammers about where I shop for Henry- it is time for a little post. I would like to think it isn't just a matter of knowing where to shop, but how to shop, that keeps H lookin cute. Here are my general rules:
-We avoid garish colors (too many primaries or pastels) and characters (duh) and favor solids and stripes, and the occasional tasteful pattern. I like simple stuff. Oh, and babies can wear black and boys can wear pink.
-Don't be afraid to hit up the girls' section, especially for stripes, skinny jeans, and leggings. Because it is comfy for babywearing, we do a lot of leggings. I LOVE 3/4 length ones!
-I find he doesn't need THAT many clothes. Much like when dressing myself, I tend to pull my favorites for him as long as they are clean, so a lot of clothes in his wardrobe just don't get a lot of use!
-Treat ourselves to something special on occasion! (handmade, independent, well designed type stuff!)
phoenix and nola top and fuzzi bunz dipes
I used to favor thrift stores for vintage and just plain good old used finds, but it is harder to make time these days. For new stuff, I almost NEVER pay full price (unless we are splurging, as mentioned above!). I hit up a few major chain stores on occasion, both online and in person:
-carters was my go to when he was teeny tiny. OK not the cutest, but for a tiny baby who was growing out of things in like, weeks, their simple and affordable threads (esp at their outlet stores) helped us get through the newborn stage without being too garish or too spendy
-gap (might seem obvious, but people keep asking, so): button ups, sweaters, leggings, outerwear, jeans and stripes. When I was pregnant buying some maternity jeans they talked me into a gap card, and the rewards have added up. They have customer appreciation days a few times a year when you get like 40% off your entire purchase, so we stock up then.
-old navy, similar to gap. i have gotten him a GREAT pea coat here, some cute flannels, jeans.
pull over from tea collection, super cute but hidden
anchor shirt from rickshaw designs, thrifted jeans- from like old navy or something generic, shoes by see kai run via Zulily
The Little Seed
Nature Baby (PS sale!)
Phoenix + Nola
Almost all of this stuff I have purchased through online flash site sales*. The planer the baby clothes, the more expensive, it seems. My hands down favorite is the mini social (foxes and owls!). Others include Zulily, Gilt (DEF getting him a pair of bensimons!), and hautelook. These sites often have great gear and accessories, too.
I also frequently visit the sale and clearance sections of some fancy baby boutiques, but usually stop short of purchasing and settle for the quick thrill of adding to my cart without pulling out my card:
ALRIGHT. For a lot of you guys out there this is a yawn. Either cause you aint got a little boy to dress, or you are already doing just fine, thankyouverymuch. What tips do you have?
*you know how they work, right? you have to sign up, then they email you the daily deals. designer stuff for cheap. and if you sign up using my link, i get a store credit. so use my link, MKAY :)