After last week’s post about Gracen being featured on Baby Blackbird, I immediately heard from a few mamas asking me if I’d share some more of Grae’s outfits and where they were purchased.
While I love seeing other people’s fashion posts, I must admit that I had myself a little chuckle after reading the requests… Why? Well first off, because most days our 20 month old picks out her own outfit (or at least part of it), and secondly, although I adore shopping for baby girl clothes, it’s not something we do a lot of. In fact, if I’m being completely honest, I’d have to say that we only do it two or three times a year when the season’s about to change and stores have really good sales (meaning that we buy next year’s clothes a year in advance). Slightly crazy, yes, but it’s worked so far for us and has probably saved us a ton of money. Of course, we do buy her the odd pretty dress for special occasions or a pair of shoes when her feet have a sudden growth spurt and jump up three sizes (seriously, this just happened), but most of the time, we just pull out a bin of previously purchased items and we’re good to go for a new season or size.
That being said, outfit posts are so much fun and I take photos of the little miss every single day, so I thought, heck, why not? I don’t know if this will become a regular thing or not, but here are some of outfits Miss G wore this week…
Rain jacket: Baby Gap / Long-sleeved tee: H&M / Striped leggings: Baby Gap / Gumboots: Unknown (gifted)
Knitted hat: Haute Tots / Sunglasses: Joe / Long-sleeved tee: Baby Gap / Cropped jeans: H&M / Runners: New Balance, thrifted
*These jeans are actually size 2 to 4 months and are supposed to be full length. I think they’re cute at knee length, but after seeing this photo, Brad asked me never to let Grae wear them again. Haha! Maybe it’s finally time to retire them to the ‘too small bin’…
Knitted hat: Haute Tot / Striped tee: Baby Gap / Blush shorts: Baby Gap / Black tights: Unknown (gifted) / Gumboots: Unknown (gifted)
Floral hat: Joe / Pink tee: Joe / Hooded sweater: Levi’s / Khaki shorts: Baby Gap / Flip flops: The Children’s Place
*I spy misplaced toes. Hahaha!
Striped tankini: Old Navy
Sunglasses: Joe / Shrug: Unknown (gifted) / Floral blouse: Joe / Denim skinnies: Baby Gap / Pink jellies: Baby Gap
Denim sunhat: Baby Gap / White tee: Next / Hawaiian romper: Joe (handed down from her little cousin) / Gladiator sandals: Joe
When Grandma Sue was in town last, Gracen got the sweetest little package filled with pretty purple tops, a belt, and a new pair of jeans (of course the sparkly purple kitty belt is her ULTIMATE favourite). So when we tried her jeans on for the first time this morning, I snapped a couple of quick photos to send to “manmaw”. Little did I know that we had a little model on our hands!
Gracen and I were making a birthday card for Grandma Charlotte today when I noticed something strange about her outfit… She was wearing panties over top of her pants! What a silly little girl we have. Perhaps she’s trying to start a new trend?
Today Grae and I had a busy day filled with all things green. It started out with a happy little munchkin waking up extra early and extra hungry, so we got to it and prepared a green breakfast.
Finding something green to wear was a bit of a challenge as this little lady has very little green in her closet, but it was nothing a ridiculously big green bow couldn’t fix. It was so adorable in fact, that we ended up having a little impromptu St. Patty’s Day photo shoot.
The weather forecast called for a rainy, snowy morning, but by 9:30, neither had made an appearance so we packed up our things and headed down to Granville Island to get some fresh air and do some exploring. We picked up our usual Granville Island treats (Terra Bread cheese flutes for G and a coffee for Mama) and headed to the playground where Gracen played in sand, slid on repeat, and made some friends.
Afterwards we headed back to the Public Market area and visited the birds, boats, and performers like usual. Apparently Grae was pooped after a crisp morning outdoors because she was out like a light after just a minute in the car.
After a great nap, I prepared lunch while Gracen begged for pieces of green onion below me. I ended up giving her a whole green onion and the little monkey was pleased as punch, headed to the living room with it, and chowed down. Luckily she saved enough room for our green lunch. The afternoon turned out to be beautiful too, so we took advantage of it and headed outside to do some art. Grae was beyond excited to use bingo dabbers (sadly, we didn’t have green, so we ended up with blue and rainbow coloured shamrocks, but oh well…) and dug the sidewalk chalk as usual.
By late afternoon, G had worked up an appetite, so we whipped up a quick green smoothie to hit the spot. Shortly after, it was time for our last green meal of the day. Of course this little monkey carefully picked out and ate each pine nut and avocado chunk before eating anything else.
Gracen’s second St. Patrick’s Day… Whew! How things have changed in a quick year. Just take a look at my chubby-cheeked, spiky-haired little munchkin last year.
While I was cooking dinner and doing dishes tonight, I heard an awful lot of grunting coming from the living room. Shortly after, Gracen marched into the kitchen sporting a proud smirk, her ballerina skirt, and her fuzzy red footie pajamas on her arms only while the body and legs of the pajamas floated behind her like a cape. Apparently the shirt and leggings combo we decided on earlier in the day lacked the pizazz she was looking for…
Apparently Gracen’s outfit needed a little something more today… She found Papa’s winter scarf and some hideous knee highs I used to wear for crazy sock spirit days and asked for help putting them on. Very fashion forward, I must say.
Gracen absolutely adores this little sweater from “Manmaw” Sue. In fact, I think she’s worn it everyday since she got it. It doesn’t matter how much it clashes with her outfit, it’s the only jacket she wants to wear right now. Oh, and just in case you forget who it’s from, she’ll remind you every few minutes by pointing to her sleeve while announcing “Manmaw” and nodding her head convincingly.
Normally Gracen and I share the responsibility of picking out her clothes… She starts by picking out one item, and I’ll pick out another item to complete the outfit. But this little outfit? It is a creation all her own. She started by selecting last year’s incredibly summery Easter dress, but then paired it with a long sleeve tee and tights. Good save, Grae. Good save.