I'm a bit late to the game on learning about Primary, a baby and children's gender-neutral fashion brand offering a range of items (shorts, leggings, t-shirts, dresses, skirts, swimwear, etc.) in a rainbow of solid colors. I don't know about you, but I have found it next to impossible to find affordable, solid-colored clothes for B. Occasionally I'll find them at H&M or Target, but often they are sold out which is frustrating. And as much as I love patterns and cute prints, I like to pair them with solids.Read More
When Blythe was still a newborn, I went running with a friend whose daughter was wearing rose gold Freshly Picked moccasins. They were one of the cutest children's clothing items I'd ever seen and I definitely wanted Blythe to have a pair. We also found that they were incredibly functional - B had a much easier time in the early stages of walking wearing her moccasins than other shoes we tried with thicker soles. Since they are just leather shoes, you can't wear them out in the elements, but Blythe wore hers outside regularly (just not in rain or snow) and they held up very well (and now the sole is worn with an imprint of her formerly tiny foot, which is adorable). Also, these are so easy to put on tiny, oddly round baby feet (dinner roll feet as someone described them to me).
These moccasins are not inexpensive so if you are looking to get the most bang for your buck, I'd go with size 3. Blythe wore size 3 the longest and they would probably still fit her now although we've moved onto the ubiquitous Crocs and Natives for summer so she can get them wet. The founder's story makes me wish I had a creative idea so I could be an entrepreneur (you can read more here).
Freshly Picked regularly releases new colors and special collaborations (like the one with Stance socks that launched last week). Do any readers love these shoes as much as I do?
All images except those of Blythe credit to Freshly Picked.
I can't remember where I first spotted Mariella Vilar's preppy, practical straw baskets, purses, and clutches, but they certainly caught my eye. Maybe it is the idea of a straw basket -- carrying one must mean I'm on my way to a pool or the ocean, right? Plus, these have bright colors, monograms, and even pom-poms if you'd like. You can customize the color of the stripes and the monogram, choose from three different types of leather handles, and add images. I'd keep mine simple with two colors for the stripes, a monogram, and long handles so I could carry the bag over my shoulder. You can view a gallery here, which is full of examples. Now I haven't seen one of these in person, but I'm smitten.
All images credit to Mariella Vilar.
Blythe isn't old enough to express an opinion about what she wears or to have a specific love of, say, Frozen. I know those days are coming, but in the mean time, I get to choose her clothes. All this talk about new faces on bills reminded me of these unique t-shirts from Wee Rascals for littles emblazoned with real-life heroes and inspiring slogans. Honest Like Abe and Girl Gang (featuring Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosa Parks, and Margaret Thatcher) are my favorites. What do you think? Would your kids sport any of these shirts?
All images credit to Wee Rascals.