I absolutely missed the mark in choosing what I’d dress our baby in, so today I’m sharing with you what I’d change about this section of our registry. (Don’t worry – I’m making fun of myself, too. I must have the kindest readers for not virtually rolling their eyes at some of these choices a year ago…)
Sure, we pass a lot of things down to our kids – our personality traits, quirky preferences and even bad habits (I’m halfway convinced Bee will suck her thumb until she’s in sixth grade, just like her mother!). Yet here’s a refreshing thought: why not pass along our clothing, as well? After all, siblings share hand-me-downs – why shouldn’t the parents join the party, too?
Ever wonder what a seamstress from the 1700s and a modern tailor would dream up were they to collaborate on a little girl’s clothing collection today? The answer is London-based Hucklebones. Named after the designer’s childhood Shetland pony, Hucklebones marries timeless quality fabrics from European mills with exclusive in-house specialty prints to produce heirloom pieces every little girl dreams of twirling about in…
Yay – another gift guide day! This one’s for the boys of all ages – from baby to double digits – and the young at heart. Happy gifting!:
1. Little Paul & Joe bear sweatshirt ($83) at My Little Square
2. Crocodile on Wheels pull toy (£45) at Idyll Home
3. Moulin Roty trike ($206) at Smallable
4. Jr. Park Ranger canvas bag ($8) at Hatley
5. Bow & Arrow set ($50) at Smallable
6. Teknika traffic cardboard figurines ($12) at The Pippa & Ike Show
7. Japanese percussion set ($46) at Acorn
8. Mini & Maximus Million Little Faces pants ($78) at Orange Mayonnaise
9. Lucky Boy Sunday BonBon doll ($95) at Huset
10. Shark hat & mittens ($33) at Uncommon Goods
11. Jacks ($6) at Madewell
12. Strongman bandages ($8) at Tas-ka
13. Hatley Black bears PJ set ($34) at Black Wagon
14. Pink skateboard ($128) at Smallable
15. Dino push toy ($24) at Giggle
16. Boon trunk snack box ($17) at AllModern
17. Lab test games ($20) at Uncommon Goods
18. Prism magnetic wooden blocks ($32) at Tegu
19. Slinky ($5) at ToysRUs
If I could choose one collection to dress Bee in all winter long, it would be this one. (OK, and maybe Bobo Choses. Always and forever.) Perfectly mixed with patterns galore, I’m swooning big time. Favorite piece? Fox tee for President!
LINK: CISSY WEARS
Oh man; I love love love when readers send in links to awesome places I haven’t yet seen. Hat tip to Megan for introducing me to Petit Pan, which is basically a shop for everything your littles need after 6pm: bedding, bath time robes, kimonos, booties and sleep sacks. How great are these patterns? (I’m eyeing those turquoise booties for Bee!)
LINK: PETIT PAN
p.s. Speaking of sleep sacks, I just discovered them! We swaddled Bee in the Miracle Blanket (which I couldn’t love more), but she started breaking free like a bat on a mission once she turned 3 months old. We picked up this sleep sack a few nights ago and she’s back to sleeping 11 hours straight! I’m going to buy her a pony.
It’s far from summer in these parts, but I’m already daydreaming of warm weather frocks for next spring/summer. How adorable is Seed Heritage’s latest collection? Although let’s be honest, until Bee is potty-trained, I’m keeping her in fuss-free onesies. Lazy moms unite!
LINK: SEED HERITAGE