I know, I know. It’s July. And I’m already thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas. But — ya snooze, ya lose! I’ve found that often the fancier children’s clothing can take awhile to arrive, or can sell out, or are back-ordered, yadda yadda, so: here we are. Late July, and I’m already dreaming up her fall-and-winter wardrobe.
So, first things first, Beaufort Bonnet Company just released its fall collection and I’m dying over these precious toy soldier jammies ($62). I know they’re *technically* for boys, but I think they could work for a little lady, too. I am actually day-dreaming about all of my nieces and nephews in coordinating pairs, but am not sure my sibs would be down…
Other items on my radar for holiday festivities:
+More smocking: my favorite Etsy source for smocking is CrimsonCarousel. The photos in her e-shop do not do these pieces justice! I’ve received two pieces of hers and they are absolutely exquisite. (And also much more affordable than most other smocking sources!) I just ordered this scottie dog-smocked style ($42 — if only it were an Airedale…), but how cute is this plaid one with the rocking horses?! Or this black watch tartan one with the Christmas geese?
+This precious bow-sleeved white-and-red number ($66), which reminds me of a sweet Swedish-inspired dress I had as a little one. I specifically recall wearing it to Montessori school when I was a toddler and was asked to dress up as Santa Lucia. Also from the same company: the most perfect Christmas dress ever ($68).
+This “Every Holiday” dress is genius — it has little tabs you swap out based on the holiday, so it can easily transition from a Thanksgiving dress to a Christmas dress to an Easter dress and so on. I had to order this.
+Do not miss the Dondolo Fall/Winter sale — so many precious goodies, but lots of them are sold out in most sizes. I wish they had this or this in minimagpie’s size! You can’t beat the prices — some marked down from $100 to around $20!
+More generally, for end-of-summer/early fall, I’ve snapped up a bunch of coordinating sets like this one (on sale for $61 from the lovely La Coqueta — their sale is amazing right now!), which I plan to layer over baby tights ($10 for 3) and under baby cardigans (eyeing these ones from Petit Bateau, these ones from La Coqueta, and — I know, this sounds nuts — this cashmere cable knit one from Ralph.
+I just placed a custom order for a bundle of my favorite hairbows from Poppy Bows in lots of holiday colors and fabrics — everything from green velvet to tartan. I like to order mini a mix of 3″ and 4″ sized bows, and I really like the headbands for mini right now since she doesn’t have a ton of hair. The owner is super sweet and will put together a custom package for you if you ping her!
Also, non-holiday, but had to share some sale finds across lots of end-of-season sales:
+Precious Petit Bateau rain slicker (on sale for $41).
+And a $16 Petit Bateau sailing romper for a baby boy.
+Jacadi two-piece set — this reminds me of Madeline ($55).