Spring Favorites for Valentine
It’s amazing how quickly babies grow out of their clothes and each new season I’m scurrying to find more clothes for Valentine. Thankfully, I have a very generous mother and a couple fantastic sources of hand-me-downs, but sometimes I still need to fill in the gaps of her layette. I find it helpful and enjoyable to make a game plan for her wardrobe each new season. It seems that if I have a strict color palette and rely heavily on basics, a little can go a long way. (For example, this past winter Valentine wore navy, coral, and gray almost every day and everything could be mixed and matched based on the laundry basket situation. :) This summer, I’m thinking chambray, mustard, and gray, with pops of red ::
Shirtless overalls on babies make me feel all melty inside and I love this sweet pair from H&M. Also, I’ve been eagerly waiting for the day when V and I can have matching Saltwater Sandals! I’ve found some on Ebay for a fraction of the cost and can’t wait to see her pudgy toes wiggling in her own pair.
V had several pairs of these sweats when she was a newborn that we cycled through at an alarming rate, so I was happy to see them come in larger sizes. Also, how cute and clever is that “I love you” graphic tee?
Polka dots will be my undoing. Sometimes I leave the house with Valentine and realize she’s wearing polka dot pants with a polka dot coat while riding in a polka dot stroller. I just can’t seem to get tired of them. (Shirt via H&M and the shorts were from Penneys, but seem to be out of stock last I checked.)
I’m so glad peasant tops are back. So flowy and feminine and cool. This dress is utterly gorgeous and I can totally see hanging it on the wall for decoration once she outgrows it. (Dress is out of stock, but you can find a similar dress here.)
The truth is, I’m going to take my color palette and all these ideas and see what I can find at the Rhea Lana’s consignment fair in a couple weeks. Rhea Lana’s is so big that I almost always find exactly what I’m looking for and spend a grand total of $20 for the whole shebang. But like I mentioned earlier, I need a game plan before entering the disorienting variety that is consignment sales and thrift stores.
What about you? What are your best tips for clothing your kids in a cute and cheap way? Any fun kids clothes you’re swooning over these days?
(Top image of Valentine last spring in a vintage outfit from Logan’s mother.)