So, instead, I thought I'd link up with AP and several other great bloggers (all new reads for me) to participate in Trendy Tot Tuesday; because, really, my tot is trendy y'all. ;)
This photo was taken a few weeks ago after church, and I loooove it.
His jeans are from Baby Gap - I bought them when everything in the store was 30% off back in the fall, but they were worth every penny and I'd pay full price for another pair in a heartbeat; if they made them in Jeff's size, I'd buy him a pair too! The little oxford shirt is also from Baby Gap, but we got it second-hand from a friend who's little boy is a bit older than Sam and very stylish.
That sweater makes my heart flutter a little. (Too much passion for a sweater?) Cardigan, neon, striped, and elbow patches - it is like all my favorite things sewn up in one. My favorite thing in his closet right now; and, after eying it at Target for a while, I finally got it on the sale rack for $6.99 right after Christmas. I would dress Sam like this every day, but Jeff says it isn't appropriate for "play." Haha. So, I'll settle for church and other "special occasions."
And, his shoes... I could write a whole blog post about these shoes. Also from Target, they are MiniStar by Bobux - basically, their less expensive version. In my humble opinion, they are BY FAR the best shoes on the market for little feet. I started buying them early on (long before Sam was walking) because they stayed on his feet. Since then, we have owned three pairs, and Sam wears them probably 95% of the time. They go with everything (and people always tell me how cute they are - bonus), are comfy (I assume because Sam never complains about them), affordable, good for development (because you can actually feel the ground below you), and they stay on. We will wear these shoes until he outgrows the biggest size or asks for light up tennis shoes, whichever comes first (please let it be outgrowing). Seriously though, I can't recommend these shoes more.
Ok, and just for fun/ because I really should be cleaning my disgusting house: A little spring board for the trendy tot:
As you know, I feel pretty strongly about dressing boys... Sam did not wear jeans until he was a year old, and my blood still boils when I go in stores like Gymboree or The Children's Place (and even Target really) and the boys' section is half the size of the girls' and full of hideous graphic tees and cargos. BUT, I have grown to really like dressing a little boy... In fact, it has almost become a game for me - finding the cutest outfit, at the greatest price, while still making him look like the perfect mix of BIG and LITTLE boy.
Yes, sometimes he wears Crocs and sweatpants and graphic tee shirts. (I've lowered my standards significantly on this level because they aren't joking when they say little boys are dir-ty.) And, I know the day will come soon enough that he demands to wear the same sweatshirt every day and athletic shorts; but, for now, I think we've struck a nice balance and I (sometimes) pray that we'll have a house full of boys one day so that I can get LOTS of use out of all these cute clothes. :)
This was fun... Who needs heartfelt blogs when you can talk about clothes? (Just kidding, mostly.)
So, how do you dress your boys? What's your style philosophy for little ones? (What, I'm the only one that says things like style philosophy for little ones? Ha!)