Friday, April 7, 2017

Shopping For The Babe


When I found out I was having a girl, I was beyond excited for all the little clothes and shoes and BOWS and surprise, surprise - it has not disappointed! I seriously love shopping and dressing Hadley. She is often found rocking a much cuter outfit than me these days and lets just say her spring wardrobe is ON POINT, meanwhile I have yet to put any new spring pieces for myself. Womp, womp.

The first couple months of her little life, she strictly lived in onesies or these side snap shirts (the best) with a diaper since it was super warm out. And there were so many diaper changes back then, I couldn't bring myself to put her in complicated outfits. If she was wearing an outfit those first few months, it was 99% of the time a gift from my baby shower. We were spoiled rotten with clothes at my shower.



Around the four/five month mark, she was getting bigger and getting more fun to dress. She was moving around much more and we were getting out of the house more, so I determined it was time for a real wardrobe. I bought a bunch of stuff, some hits and some misses, but after a few months, I feel like I've really narrowed in on her style and what she likes to wear, or ya know, what I like to dress her in.

Our favorite big brand stores are Old Navy, Zara, Nordstrom, Carters and Target. Before Hadley was born, I bought a ton of stuff from Baby Gap, but most of their clothes have never really fit her right. They run very wide and baggy almost, and she's on the skinnier side. So just make sure when you're shopping for your unborn babe to save those receipts!


Old Navy has a wide range of stuff - from classics to more on trend pieces - at a great price. They're always running great sales, I usually only buy things when they're running their 30 or 40% sales which is often. I'd say everything runs pretty true to size. Some of my favorite pieces for spring are this bubble bodysuit, this floral dress, these fringe sandals, this romper and this ruffle top.

Zara. Omg I could die. Everything is SO flipping cute. They had the best selection of cute, non-babyish sweaters I could find over the winter and the SS stuff is even better. Shipping is free when you spend over $50 (that's easy) and they have free returns which I always appreciate. I always size down one because I find things run on the bigger side. A few pieces I've picked up for Hadley recently are this jean jacket, this floral top, these bow sandals, this romper and this dress for 4th of July!

Nordstrom is a favorite for the entire family, no doubt for the baby. They have lots of adorable brands that we love like Tea Collection, Tucker & Tate, Aden & Anais, and Freshly Picked (the BEST shoes). I'm loving these PJ's (and these), these moccasins, this dress set, this bunny romper (so cute for Easter!), and this peplum hoodie.


Carters and Target (specifically the Cat & Jack line) are my go-to for leggings. I love the Tea Collection leggings as well, but I've realized that bottoms are the most easily trashed clothes with all the crawling, so I'm allll about those $5 ones now. Cat & Jack and Carters are my favorites for the price, they hold up really well, and they have more of a tailored fit on the leg. No baggy baby pants around here. Ps. diapers.com has the widest selection of Carters leggings around - a lot of them are $4.99 right now!

I have also REALLY gotten into shopping small for Hads. One night I fell into an Instagram black hole of small shops for babes and have not looked back. Talk about seriously gorgeous, well made clothing. I loved the idea of supporting these hardworking moms and I appreciate that five other kids won't be wearing the same outfit when we go to music class.



A few of my favorites are...
June Park: their sweatshirts are so soft and comfy, we have a similar one to this
Childhoods Clothing: literally the most well made pieces she has, we just got a tank romper and shorties for summer
June & January: fun and colorful clothes, ps. they're releasing their summer line on Friday at 9pm EST!
Candy Kirby: love these basic long sleeve tees
Vivie & Ash: the crop peplums for summer, yes please
Mon Petit: for the cutest little leather t-strap shoes

Now bows.... wait, bows are a whole other story for another day ;)
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20 comments

  1. She is one well dressed little girl! Check out Baby Boden as well. They have the cutest girl stuff and gives me major girl mom envy! But luckily the boy stuff is good too!

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  2. Hadley's wardrobe is on point! I definitely have the Candy Kirby tees on my list (love the stripes!) and I was looking at Zara kids the other day- it's ALL adorable!!

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  3. Oh my gosh I'm obsessed with her clothes!!! Saving this post! Vivi doesn't have a single thing for next fall/winter so I will be looking at all these stores soon :)

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  4. So much cute stuff, Nordstrom is hands down my favorite for the entire family too! She is the sweetest with all her little bows, and I looooved all her winter hats this year. Happy Friday gurlie <3
    Green Fashionista

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  5. LOVE this list and now I am off to shop all day for my babe :)

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  6. What size freshly picked mocs does she wear? My twins were born 1 week before her and I want to get them some as they learn to walk. But I never remember to measure their feet! Do you find that company runs true to size?

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    1. She is still wearing size one! I feel like FP runs a little big... or maybe Hadley has super small feet haha. I keep trying to move her up to size two, but they don't stay on yet!

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    2. Thank you! That's helpful to know.

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  7. You always have your girl so stylish... wait till she's a teen & refuses anything you pick out for her ;) haha
    I have & always will be obsessed with her hat. I still want to knit one for myself. I actually bought a pom pom like that ;)

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  8. Gorgeous outfits - and always so cute shopping for little girls x

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  9. i always forget about zara!! i need to shop there for violet! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  10. You always dress her in the cutest outfits, and I am seriously obsessed with all the bows!

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  11. My newest niece mackenzie was born almost a month ago and I went with my stepsister to go easter clothes shopping and oh my its hard! Everything is so cute for both boys and girls.

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  12. Zoe is always dressed better than me too!!!! I love Hadley's style!!! I haven't been to Old Navy to get clothes yet. Zoe's mostly in Carters or Cat and Jack from Target for about 95% of her wardrobe haha. But I've been doing easier things too with all the diaper changes. Nordstrom Rack had a ton of fun things and I've scooped up a few there too. Baby girls are so fun to pick clothes out for!!! I will have to check out Zara!

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  13. If I'm lucky enough to have a baby girl (let alone a baby!), I hope she's half as stylish as Miss Hadley. :) She's quite the fashionista!

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  14. You know my love for Childhoods runs deep! As it does for Nordstrom! Totally agree that baby gap runs wide which I hate, but their quality is way better than Old Navy. Another favorite of mine is H&M! I feel like there stuff runs slim!

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  15. I absolutely LOVE Hadley's style! The girls' section at Target is always so cute! I love Old Navy/Gap and H&M for baby clothes too! I need to check out some of the other shops you listed!

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  16. She is always dressed SO so cute!! If and when I ever have a girl can you just mail me H's whole wardrobe!? ;) I love Cat & Jack Brand too! And I can't believe I've never thought to shop on Diapers.com for clothing! I shop for diapers/wipes and anything else on sale, but clothes... duh, where have I been?!

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  17. Hadley always looks SO cute!! I need her style... Isn't it terrible when I'm envious of kid style? But seriously, between Erin's girls and Hadley... these girls have better style than I do.

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