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 ;)