{kids fashion} trendy toddler tuesdays

I like clothes. A lot. I used to dream about the day when I had a little girl to dress her with the cutest, most stylish clothes. Well, many, many years later I didn't get a girl, but two boys! I'd never shopped for boy's clothes until L and the mister came into my life. And I had no idea it could be so much fun. I think that was some sort of training because now with baby G I just can't stop. The kid has clothes for the following three years of his life already!

But don't worry I'm very aware of the fact that babies and kids outgrow clothes ridiculously fast so it doesn't make sense {at least to me} to buy expensive clothes that are going to be used just for a couple of months, or sometimes even just weeks. I like budget-friendly stores, like Old Navy and H&M, and I always hit the sale racks. You'll be amazed at what you could find if you spend some extra time surfing among all those not-very-attractive-and-messy sale/clearance piles.

Most of G's closet has been build with clothes from BabyGap, Old Navy, H&M, Little 77, BabyCotton and Periquita (Peruvian brands. These clothes were mainly baby shower gifts from my family and friends in Peru) and some pieces from Janie&Jack and Harujuku Mini for Target. I've got most of his clothing, if not all, on sale. Other brands I like are Hannah Anderson {which I buy in Peru, at factory prices, since that's where their clothes are made}, Zara {even though I can't seem to find a location nearby that carries their baby line in store}, BabyBoden {which you can find on the sale racks of Nordstrom}, American Appareal {for basics} and the new baby line of JCrew.

I also like my boy to wear unique pieces and what a better way than creating his own tees. Since I discovered freezer paper stenciling I've been making tees for G with original designs. I have to try to make some for L, too. I'm also into sewing but I haven't ventured sewing any piece of clothing yet. Just a couple of bow ties and a tie if that counts.

I really enjoy dressing my little man {and my other two men of course} and I always like to find new brands and see what other babies are wearing. So I'll be linking every Tuesday with Very Busy Mama to share some of baby G's outfits. The feature is called Trendy Toddlers but I can't help posting some of the clothes my boy has been wearing since he was a newborn.

hanging out at home - june 2011

sleeveless romper - babygap {gift}
cloth giraffe - handmade by me 
{I know the giraffe it's not part of the outfit but just had to mention it ;)}

Hope over to Very Busy Mama to check out other trendy toddlers. 

And don't forget to come back next week for another outfit.

1 comment :

  1. Thanks for this list of stores - it will definitely come in handy! ;)
    And what a cute pic - I remember when he was that little!