I'm not really a Lands' End kind of gal but I just found out they have a Lands' End Baby line that is totally affordable and filled with lots of adorable essentials. This baby cable cardigan ($12.99) and matching cable knit pants ($9.99) are on sale and come in lots of different colors.
Marie-Chantal, the Crown Princess of Greece and NYC socialite is now a children's clothing designer. Marie-Chantal is a luxury-line of clothes for babies and kids. Although the clothes are very pricy, the outfits and photos are great inspiration. The clothes would make great gifts or keepsakes. They also have a section for great products under $100.
Here are some of my favorite looks:
While shopping with my mom this weekend at the mall near her home, I found a new kids store I never heard of before. Pumpkin Patch is filled with lots of super cute clothing for girls and boys. As a lover of crafts, I especially loved the applique t-shirts and embroidered sweaters. This Stretch Double Sleeve Applique Top is $22 and I love how it looks like it's 2 shirts worn together. Plus hello?! Who can resist a deer and owl? You can view their catalog online and buy some of the clothing in their online shop.
I love having having a little girl to dress up. Babies grow fast and there's no reason to spend a lot of money for clothing. At the same time, I like to splurge a little sometimes on 1 or 2 key pieces for a few months. Tea has some great outfits and pieces that you can coordinate. The stretchy material is great for a baby or active toddler and it's easy to wash. Most of the sizes go from 3 months to 5-8 years old. Dresses are fun for little girls and here are some of my favorites that are just in price range!
Chloe has received lots of cute baby booties and shoes since they day she was born. About a couple months ago when she started to really want to stand, I realized how important shoes were for her foot health and growth. That's when I found out about shoes from Pediped which are soft-soled shoes that are "the next best thing to bare feet". I got the Pediped Zoe ($32) a metallic gold mary jane flat with cute star cut outs in them. What I love is that it goes with just about any outfit and you don't need to buy a multitude of shoes. She loves standing in them at the playground and when walking in them, they keep her stable. Plus, she can't take them off herself either!
Sometimes though, when they are off her feet, she'll add them into the mix with her toys!
Here's a tip on how to choose the right shoes for infants/pre-walkers on the Pediped's site:
Choose shoes that gives stability and protection to feet. An ideal shoe should be soft and flexible, with breathable leather uppers and a fully adjustable fastening for a snug fit. The shoes should have a smooth bottom, like the palm of your hand. The smooth sole means less friction so the shoe won't grab the floor, possibly causing your child to fall. Shoes that are too sticky also tend to change a child's stride or gait as they have to lift their feet to move about. Choose a shoe that most mimics barefoot walking.