These "ruffle-butt" pants and the coordinated onsie are the baby version of a matching set! At least, that's how I'm treating them. I'm loving the darker tones and whimsical, bunny print for the chillier days ahead.
I didn't actually pick up THIS pair of striped leggings, BUT they are similar to the several pairs I've purchased in anticipation of Little Miss crawling around. I mean, what's the point of crawling and learning to walk if you can't show off your gams in some stripes, amiright?!
Grey, ivory, and burdundy is a classic, yet unexpected color palette for fall and fairly gender-neutral(which I lean towards). And, having mix n' match onsies allows me to send one to daycare in case of an accident.
This striped dress keeps the color story going from above. With dresses you can mix and match tights, and/or leggings. I can also see this working with baby jeans. The dress-over-pants trend isn't just for us adult outfitters.
And for some fun I picked up a few pairs of baby "leggings" aka leg-warmers for my baby and some friends' babies from the aptly named Baby Leggings
The patterns are great, no? Southwest-inspired, stripes, mustaches, fawns, birds--they are fairly unisex and apparently one-size fits all. I know baby leg-warmers may seem a bit ridic, HOWEVER they do offer easy access for diaper changes while baby's legs stay warm. I'm thinking they'll also provide great coverage as my baby girl starts crawling on our hardwood floors. PLUS, they have themed pairs, which are a cute nod to the season/holiday, see below:
I love the idea of holiday-theme leggings that the baby can wear more than once, as they fit newborns-up to 24 months. So her Halloween flair is set for this year and the next!
And while all of these retailers are fairly run-of-the-mill, in a good way as I REFUSE to spend too much money on clothes she'll grow out of in less than 3 months, there ARE some companies that are indeed aspirational....
This onsie is adorable and there have several fun graphic pieces similar to this WITH matching sweatpants, but at $40(!!!) for a casual piece that she'll probably poop through, even on sale at $20 it's just not practical.
Speaking of totally impractical but fantasy-level baby fashion....
Janie and Jack's current fall offerings are my little girl equestrian dreams!!! This entire outfit, (which of course isn't complete since you'd need a shirt) costs $183!!!! Those wellies, poncho, and plaid pants are just the tip of the iceberg. Look at this dress!!!!
ARE YOU FREAKIN' KIDDING ME!!! I would have died for this dress as a little girl, and so would my parents at the price--$69.
Here's the thing, I'm not a miser by any means, but I have to be strict when it comes to shopping for baby girl. There are so many adorable and cute options out there that speak to my personal style and childhood fantasies. So, I've made it a rule to NEVER pay full price on baby clothes, because there are usually sales, plus Once Upon A Child is great thrifting option, and grandparents usually come baring gifts when they visit.
And with the bunny-print matching set, stripes galore, and girl-positive message tops I think Little Miss will be rocking some pretty stellar looks come fall!