"Whoever did this to me is getting cut."
Remember how I got more clothes than God at my baby showers? And how her closet and drawers are stuffed with clothes? I had each drawer sorted by size and we're into her six months stuff now *sniff* so I went ahead and put away the spring/summer/too small stuff and I came across some.....interesting baby clothes.
Now I consider myself a pretty laid back mom. I think I have a pretty good handle on my thoughts and philosophies regarding how I want to raise my child and I definitely want her to have the confidence to be her own person. But as long as *I'm* dressing her, there will be some rules.
No tutus or labels. I may piss off the giant-flower-tutu contingent of moms out there because I'm depriving my daughter but rest assured, I will fill her closet with tutus if she should ever ask for them. Until then, these have to go.
I will pass on outfits that have credit cards on them shouting
'high maintenance.' It's not that kind of party.
Plus, the tutu doesn't even go all the way around.
Even though this one has a full tutu, 'candy girl'
sounds just sexual enough to make me uncomfortable.
This one is sorta cute, but it loses by default because it'll
be too cold by the time Sofia can fit into it. *Darn.*
I know it's just a onesie, but I'd rather not label her this early.
Besides, it's unfair to her - what if she turns out to be a kind, quiet yoga kid?
Nope, not wearing this one either.
While I don't mind Paul Frank per se, this one
creeps me out nonetheless.
No unfortunate designs. When designing clothes, first there's the sketch. Someone has to approve the sketch, saying 'that would look cute in real life! Let's make one and see!' Then they make the sample, saying 'oh that does look cute! Let's make a bunch and see if stores will sell them!' Then the stores look at the samples and say 'oh, these are cute! Let's buy a bunch and sell them to our customers!' Then people buy them saying 'oh this will look darling on my baby!'
So after all those steps, can someone please tell me how I came to be in possession of a pair of anus pants?!
I don't agree with designs on the butt anyway, for anyone.
I never understood that whole 'Juicy' phase, where people everywhere
invited total strangers to think about their juicy butts.
But HOW did the baby clothes designers let this one slide!?
No designer labels. No one needs to know who made your outfit or where you got it. Besides being a little pretentious, it's so mundane. I don't need my handbag to scream COACH, GUCCI, LOUIS V. I go for good materials and good workmanship over a loud label. The same goes for my clothes. I could never get behind that trend in jeans where they put all kinds of crap on the pockets, like glitters and crystals and white stitching all over the place.
Foul. Just foul.
Give me a pair of dark, well made, crystal-free jeans any day. You can keep your Ed Hardy nonsense - I'm not 12. But this isn't about me, it's about my baby.
In case the stitching and designs have blinded you, this is a
Dereon onesie - you know, Beyonce's label?
I don't even know where this came from.
Thanks but no thanks.
My baby will look like a baby. I don't have any pictures of inappropriate clothes because thank God, Sofia doesn't have any. But she will not wear anything that makes her look like she's older than she is. There will be no fast babies in this house.
Now, feetie pajamas? I loooooove feetie pajamas and
I'm so happy it's finally getting cool enough to wear them!
Sofia has eight pair of feetie pajamas, which is kind of silly.
I'm so grateful that I've had the privilege of going more than six months without needing to buy Sofia clothes. Anything I've purchased her was because I wanted to (like those feetie pajamas.) But now that I get to start buying things for her I'm scoping out the stores I like.
I have several multi piece sets from Vitamins Baby and I love them. They are so sweet and delicate and I love dressing the baby in them, but I don't know where they came from. Every time we go out, I look for them but I haven't had much luck. I'm also in love with Tea Collection. Their baby girl clothes are so flippin cute I could die! But the prices make me choke! Why the eff are cute kid's clothes so expensive!? It's not like they're going to wear them for years and years! Same thing with Mini Boden. I'm going to start stalking the consignment stores.
As for the other clothes, I don't know what to do with them. Do I put them on Ebay -Weird baby clothes for sale? Do I give them to Goodwill? I hate the idea of another little girl wearing something that says 'Drama Queen' on it. I don't want to perpetuate this idea that it's okay for girls to be crazy, yet throwing them away seems excessive and wasteful.
Where exactly is the Purgatory for weird baby clothes?