summer outfits for little ones

Children’s Outfits for a Barefoot, Simple Summer.

I’m going to tuck this in here quick and then superstitiously not write about it until we close in June (!), but — two Fridays ago, our offer on a home was accepted. I remain in (happy) shock and (joyful) disbelief and am for whatever reason waiting for the other shoe to drop, as it feels too good to be true. I will often find Mr. Magpie thumbing through pictures of the house on his phone. He’ll pause, look up at me in bewilderment, and ask: “It’s…this is…ours?”

One of the aspects that most thrills me about the home is the backyard. The house is lovely, but it wasn’t until I stood in the grass looking back up at the house that I felt a peculiar cinching in my chest: this is it. I was overwhelmed by a thousand future memories at once: the shriek of my children running through the sprinkler, ice cream cones dripping in the grass, Tilly tearing around the perimeter, my man at the grill, cocktails with friends on the covered porch that overlooks the yard, tanned and bare feet pumping on swing sets, fireflies in mason jars, Tim McGraw on the sound system…

This is it.

Oof! I am overwhelmed by the prospect and anxious to get those keys. 30 days and counting…

In anticipation, I have been thinking about easy summer outfits for a barefoot summer — nothing fussy or starched, think Huck Finn in overalls and a straw hat — and thought I’d share some favorites here…

simple summer outfits for children

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Items above and even more below…

LINEN DRESS ($25!)

COTTON STRIPED BUBBLE

HILL HAD A PAIR OF RYLEE & CRU OVERALLS LAST SUMMER AND THEY ARE SO SWEET ON A TODDLING BOY, WITH OR WITHOUT A TEE UNDERNEATH

DENIM SHORTALLS

MUSLIN DRESS

PERSONALIZED STRAW BAG FOR CARRYING TREASURES

POCKET TEES

STRAW HAT

CHARMING MARY SWIMSUIT (ON SALE!)

LINEN TRACK SHORTS

SMOCKED JUMPSUIT

LINEN OVERALLS

GAUZEY SUNSUIT

LINEN HAREM PANTS

MINI WORE THIS BLOOMER SET AFTER HER AFTERNOON BATH SOOO MANY TIMES LAST SUMMER — AND MICRO HAD THIS SET…PERFECT FOR REALLY HOT AFTERNOONS

SIMPLE SHORT PAJAMAS — UNDER $20 AND IN NEUTRAL SOLIDS

STRIPED LONGALL ROMPER

MUSLIN HOODIE

P.S. Personalized clothes for children and warm weather shoes for little ones.

P.P.S. The magic of swings.

P.P.P.S. On siblinghood.

22 Comments

  1. Oh wow! I’m coming to this piece of news way late (per usual these days, eek) β€” but I’m so excited for you and your family and am sending ALL my good vibes your way, as closing time must be around the corner now! How wonderful!!

    xx

  2. Oh Jen!!! Congratulations on the house! I’m so thrilled for you all! Fingers crossed everything goes well between now and closing.

  3. Hooray!! I have been so hopeful for your family to find your new home in DC, and so happy to see this great news. We are following a very similar parallel path of moving back to my hometown in Florida at the end of the month – it’s so bittersweet to be leaving the DC area after 16(!) years, but with two little ones and new remote-work abilities, we are giving this chapter a whirl.

    Cheers to new beginnings in our respective hometowns!

    1. Yay!! Cheers to you, friend!!! I have a hunch we will both feel very settled πŸ™‚

      xx

    1. Thank you so, so much!!! I appreciate all these good vibes πŸ™‚

      xx

  4. Congratulations on the house!! Hope everything goes smoothly in the next few weeks til your closing.

  5. Congrats on the new house, especially in this awful buyers market! I felt much the same way when we finally got an offer accepted. It was such a relief when we closed (just a couple of days ago)!

    1. Hi Jen! Oh man, you totally get it! I don’t know what could derail the close but I’m just on pins and needles until it’s ours. Thank you!! xx

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