Christening Our Son.

I’ve had a couple of requests to share outfit ideas for Baptisms/Christenings, as micro’s is scheduled for the end of September. Micro will be wearing a Christening gown that has been in our family for over 100 years (!) that my maternal grandfather first wore and that dozens of children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren have worn since. One of my aunts has had it refurbished (re-matted?) and carefully kept for decades. But — as we will be taking family photos before and then enjoying brunch after, micro will of course need something a little less precious to wear beneath it. (Note: if you do not have a family christening gown, consider investing in one by Feltman Brothers for your own! They are incredibly well-made and stand up to the test of time.)

Below, I thought I’d share a couple of beautiful pieces I am considering for baby and myself:

FOR BABY

THIS PAZ RODRIGUEZ SET

COTTON ONE-PIECE

THESE T-STRAPS (ON SALE) OR THESE BOOTIES

THIS NANOS BUBBLE

COQUETA CEREMONY OUTFIT

ISABEL GARRETON CHRISTENING BUBBLE

LULI & ME ROMPER

FOR ME

THIS ELEGANT TWEED SHIFT

THIS JEWELLED COLLAR DRESS (ON SALE)

THIS PUFF-SLEEVED DRESS IN IVORY

THIS SILK SHIRTDRESS

THESE PEARL SLINGBACKS

THIS PEPLUM BLOUSE WITH WHITE TROUSERS

THIS EMBELLISHED TWEED TORY BURCH (ON SUPER SALE, AND LOTS OF OTHER AMAZING TB SALE FINDS HERE — BUT I LIKE THIS ONE WITH THESE HEELS)

MY BELOVED PEARL HEADBAND

THIS BELTED BEAUTY

THIS LINEN NICHOLAS (THOUGH I’M WORRIED IT MIGHT BE OUT OF SEASON AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER DEPENDING ON TEMP)

FOR MINI/SIBLING SISTERS

Mini will be wearing a Coqueta Kids smocked dress with crosses on it that I bought last year (!), thinking ahead. (Once a planner, always a planner…) You might find some good picks in this roundup of flower girl dresses if you’re going super traditional, but here are some absolute beauties:

THIS SMOCKED DRESS (SIMILAR TO MINI’S)

FELTMAN BROTHERS DRESS

PROPER PEONY CROSS DRESS

LULI & ME FLORAL TULLE DRESS (ON SALE!)

ELEPHANTITO MARY JANES

PARTY SOCKS

IF YOU’RE NOT INTO WHITE/IVORY FOR THE LITTLE ONE — HOW GORGEOUS ARE THIS (ON SALE) AND THIS?

CHRISTENING GIFT IDEAS

PERSONALIZED DISH (<<I BOUGHT THIS FOR ONE OF MY GODSONS!)

GORGEOUS CERAMIC CROSS

PERSONALIZED FLAT CROSS BRACELET

CHRISTENING COOKIES

PERSONALIZED CHRISTENING SHOES

A HAND-WRITTEN PRAYER IN AN ACRYLIC FRAME (MAYBE THESE WORDS OR THESE?), OR ORDER A LETTERPRESSED PRAYER FOR THE FRAME!

A FEW OF OUR GO-TO CATHOLIC BABY BOOKS: THIS AND THIS, AND — FOR CHURCH-GOING AS A TODDLER, THIS SET!

P.S. Back to school finds for little ones.

P.P.S. Royal baby vibes.

P.P.P.S. Still loving all of the candle scents listed here.

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