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Baby Fashion: Mini Mod

I think it’s kinda funny that I do a pretty horrible job of dressing myself, but I absolutely ADORE dressing my daughter.

Last week, I wear dirty yoga pants and a t-shirt to the children’s museum, but I dressed my daughter in Tea, and a boutique headband. It’s not that I don’t have a sense of style, because I do. I’ve loved dressing up, accessorizing and being stylish since I was young. And if I could buy a matching set of everything Lil’ J has for myself I think I’d look pretty cute. Hmm. I wonder if there are mommy and me clothing lines. Maybe I’m on to something here.

I think the appeal to me about clothes for her too is that they’re easy to find online. I always get things a little bigger than I think she’ll need so worst case scenario she’ll grow into it. It’s not so easy to do that with stuff for myself.

Dress from Adelaide’s Boutique; Feather Rosette Bow from

 Lately when we go out someone will ask me where I got her headband, or her outfit, if I made it–Since normally it’s stuff you don’t see in stores. One of these days, when I’m not working a full-time job I want to take up sewing again and learn how to make my daughter some stylish clothes. Like this adorable Junebug dress. I found the tutorial on Pinterest. It doesn’t look so hard right? But when do I have time to make something like this? It’s just easier for me to pay someone else to do it for me! So for now I’m sticking with hunting for unique styles and steals.

My favorite outfits of hers are definitely from boutiques. Most of those things are one of a kind, and these make up about 90% of her wardrobe. I’m in love with Etsy, but I also find a lot of things through facebook, like MoRiginal Designs for example. I recently signed up for their outfit of the month club and for $90, I’ll get two items every month for a year. So it could be two rompers, two dresses, a top and a bottom, it’s a surprise, but I love their work and I won’t be disappointed. And if you do the math that’s like $7.50 or less an outfit.
  
My favorite places to non-boutique shop are actually thrift stores or Ebay. I have no shame getting things second hand, and knowing how few times Lil’ J wears her things, I try to get the best deals possible while the things still being cute.

Journey Romper from MoRiginal Designs

A favorite non-thrift non-boutique store is probably Tea Collection I was introduced to them through the blog world and have been addicted ever since. Their dresses are comfy, and my husband’s favorite I think because they are so easy to get on and off. A few of the dresses Lil’ J has are on sale right now, and I’m eyeballing their new line myself. I also just discovered a new place I LOVE called Zara. Lil’ J isn’t quite big enough for their stuff but I’m bookmarking a lot of their dresses. You are going to flip when you see the prices for the cuteness. I love Old Navy and Gap too but sometimes the prices are more than I want to spend on something that I’ll most likely be seeing other kids wear.

Tutu and Tube Top from Pink Kisses Couture; Rainboots via Ebay; Bows from Walmart

Are you on Pinterest? I made a Baby Fashion pin board and I’ve been sharing things I love. Here are some of my recent finds:

Top left to bottom right:
Dress with Lace Belt– Zara: $17.99
Marimba Mini Dress– Tea Collection: $30
Coutryard Tile Dress– Tea Collection: $49
Lace Dress with Bow-Zara: $17.99
Striped Dress– Zara: $12.99

Forgive me if I turn into a baby/ toddler fashion blogger. I’m addicted.


Iiona says:

Those are the cutest dresses ever, and if my girls wardrobes weren’t already overflowing with clothes and I could get my husband to be ok with it, I would so go and buy more dresses… especially for my mini-me, she LOVES wearing dresses 🙂

Erin says:

Check out Matilda Jane clothing… they have mommy and daughter lines. 🙂

aww you are so lucky to have a little girl to play dress up, I have two son’s which I love more than life itself and am grateful for two healthy sons. Always wanted a daughter though. No more babies for this momma, I’ll stick to “eye-ball’in” cute lil J you dress her like a little princess

J is big enough for Zara… they carry from 3months +

Erin! I LOVE Matilda Jane! I just can’t afford it right now 🙁 but I’ll remember that!

Double Duty Mommy you are right! I saw that section after I published this, but I think their girls stuff is a tad bit cuter! But at least I can start shopping now! Thanks! 🙂

allisa says:

I can’t wait till my baby girl gets a little bigger and can wear some of these adorable dresses! Right now it just seems like too much work what with all the blow-outs and spit-up accidents! 🙂 Miss J looks lovely as always!

wow I SO wish I had a girl… until then I will just live vicariously through you and the cutest lil j fashions 🙂

Quiana says:

absolutely adorable! i would love to dress my daughter up and i try to show your pics of lil j as inspiration to my hubby but he refuses to indulge me =(

Just a quick question about MoRiginal Designs…Do you pick out the outfits or do they send it to you? It seems like a cool idea. I know what you mean about stores like baby gap, and old navy. I love dressing my little one every chance I get too! I’m always on the hunt for cute stuff, but I refuse to spend a lot. She’ll outgrow it anyway!

Jennifer says:

Hanna Anderson has mother/daughter dresses.

Girls can be expensive, that’s for sure! With MoRiginal I don’t get to see it before, but it was a risk I was ok taking with them because I’ve shopped from her before and her quality rocks.

Christina K says:

I love Tea too for my son. I am so excited that Zara has kids’ clothes! I love to shop there, and I’m in trouble when my son is old enough to fit into their clothes.

Erin says:

Can you buy the Zara clothes online? I couldn’t figure out how to do it and there’s not a store anywhere close to me.

Jen J. says:

Gosh, I love baby clothes too! My daughter def dresses better than I do, hahaha. Just started following you on Pinterest – follow me back!

Erin, I just went to their FB page and saw many of the same complaints. It looks like we can’t order online in the US yet 🙁 BOOO HOO!

Anonymous says:

i know lil J is still little, but my 4 yr old daughter wears a size 8 (my hubby is really tall) have you found any boutiques or etsy that carries clothes this big that are cute AND affordable? i would be very greatful-thanks!

Anonymous, not offhand but I’ll be on the lookout for you from now on! I know some add on an extra $5 for larger size than 5T or whatever. I’ll keep looking! 🙂

I love all of this! Also the pictures look great and I love the bench prop.

SDMama says:

I was going crazy looking at all the adorable little boy clothes with such amazing prices on Zara for the little guy in my tummy (about to come out any day now) and then realized I couldn’t order online! Wahhh! My fiance is probably relieved but there are soo many cute clothes I want for him! Bummer! : ( Thanks for sharing. Your little girl is beyond adorable and I love your blog.

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