I haven’t had a chance to put a style board together for a while. It’s actually been a pretty long while, now that I think about it, and so I initially planned on sharing a few of my favorite fall finds for the whole fam today. But then my collage for Liv kept growing and growing and growing! And now I have a massive virtual closet on my computer that’s ready to be shared.
Kids are so much fun to dress. We let our inhibitions down when we dress our kids. We mix patterns and colors and encourage adventure. I sometimes think we even let our I-would-secretly-wear-this-if-I-were-bold-enough side out in what we buy in size 2. Size 2 toddler, that is.
I was having some fun hopping around different sale sites and I found a few fun outfits that I thought Liv would enjoy this fall. Some of these items I splurged on at the start of the season (and love them so) and some are on that magical wish list (Christmas here we come!).
Truth be told, I find most of the girls’ clothes (and most of my favorites) at a local kid’s consignment store just down the street, and eBay is another great resource for snagging adorable Tea Collection or Mini Boden on sale or off season. I also try to purchase items that will grow – most of Liv’s shirts and tunics these days are actually favorite dresses from when she was 18-24 months, we just pair them with leggings now.
When I find something made with great quality I buy it again and again, Salt Water sandals will always be my go-to and my splurge! When I find something great on sale I tend to buy it in multiple sizes and colors, that includes these classic jersey dresses (with tights and leggings for winter, just sandals for summer), or the same 5 H&M cardigans in different colors that Liv has worn all year (similar) and magical stretchy jeans for $5 at Target (bought them in four sizes, too! alas, they are no longer around but these are similar and look comfy). I’m not a huge fan of pants with zippers and buttons (both of my babies have serious bubba bellies) and stock up on these go-with-everything leggings when they’re on sale for $10 a few times a year (they rotate out the colors based on the seasons and we have a serious collection now).
I don’t get much time these days to physically shop in stores and that’s a very good thing (have you seen the Zara for Kids collection?). It’s so dangerous having three ladies in the house now ;).
PS you can find a line up of style board ideas right over here.