The weather has turned crisp and autumnal in Manhattan and I’m suddenly very aware of the holes in minimagpie’s fall wardrobe. I instantly ordered a wear-with-everything navy cardigan and these cableknit tights in every color — they’re my favorite. Thick, warm, and hold up well in the wash. I sadly retired her Natives Shoes, which were ESSENTIAL over the summer when she was in and out of splash pads all the live long day and swapped in a new pair of Cienta t-straps in red. And while I should have then focused my sights on layering staples, I instead found myself trying to legitimize the $27 shipping fee for this absolutely precious gingham set from La Coqueta, shown above and below. My heart! I will find a way to weasel that into mini’s wardrobe, possibly by waiting for it to crop up at The Tot whenever they restock. (Incidentally, I bought this La Coqueta dress while on sale in anticipation of next Easter.)
Back to staples: I had been on the lookout for pima cotton peter pan collar onesies/tops. I used to buy them in multiples from Kissy Kissy (<<these are really the best; extremely durable and so soft) but am finding it hard to track down sizes over 18-24M and mini is really tall. I am kicking myself for not ordering a few extra of these ones from Spanish line Babidu back when I placed a larger order at SweetPeaKids (a London-based e-boutique) and was willing to justify international shipping. (I also snagged this, which is perfection.) The Babidu style is just what I was looking for — very similar to Kissy Kissy and fairly cheap, too! I did find these discounted Jojo Maman Bebes though, which will do the job well!
A couple of other recent fall finds:
THIS SOPHIE & LUCAS CORDUROY SET (WITH TIGHTS AND CARDI?! YES)
THIS LONG-SLEEVED SMOCK DRESS (ON SALE!)
THIS ADORABLE RED JUMPER (PERFECT FOR LAYERING OVER THOSE PETER PAN COLLAR BLOUSES)
THESE KICKS IN LIGHT BLUE OR NAVY (20% OFF YOUR FIRST ORDER IF YOU SIGN UP FOR EMAILS)
THIS PRECIOUS FAIR ISLE SWEATER DRESS (ON SALE)
And because I have often received requests to offer more little boy clothing picks (I’m so myopic, I’m sorry!), thought I’d add a few good picks for the wee gents as well:
ACTUALLY DEAD OVER THESE LITTLE BOY DRIVING MOCS
OSH KOSH OVERALLS — I LIKE THE KHAKI WITH THE PLAID CUFF
P.S. Mini is in itty bitty “twinkle toes” pre-ballet classes. It’s the freaking cutest thing of my life. They actually requested that the girls wear ballet slippers, if you can believe it! I ordered these (adorable) and, along with my favorite ILovePlum tutus, got her one of these, which is decently well made for the price. I also fished this book out of a big chest in which we are storing toys and books that are too mature for mini at the moment — she loves this book now! I am surprised at how well she is doing with longer books with thinner pages. She will sit and listen to the entirety of Curious George, which is not as short as you’d think. Anyway, the Matilda book would be a really nice treat for a child in a family of multiple siblings. It’s partly about ballet but mainly about making space for yourself in a large family.
P.P.S. We have given this as a gift to several little boys turning three this year and it has been a big hit. I think it must be around the age when kiddos are learning about rockets — but we also liked it because it teaches them the basics of physics!