Our Fall Favorites for Kiddos

Vintage Toddler Fashion Blogger

One of my most frequently asked questions on Instagram has to be this: Where do you get your girls’ clothes? The answer is a bit of a mixed bag. Many of their clothes are vintage items I purchase from thrift stores, antique shops, Etsy, eBay, and mostly from Instagram mamas who have accounts dedicated to selling vintage kiddo clothes. But I also buy new basics and vintage-inspired clothes from the same ol’ places every year, and I thought it was high time I made a post including our favorite toddler and little girls’ clothes that are are available for purchase right now— no thrift hunting or Etsy scouring needed!

Vintage Toddler Fashion Blogger

The outfits the girls are wearing here are mostly vintage, but as usual, we mix in some modern items, like tights, shoes, and a turtleneck. Juniper’s little pants set is one of my favorite finds ever, and oh do I wish I had one in my size! Though to be honest, I probably couldn’t pull it off like she can. :)

Juni’s wearing: Pants set from chalkmarks on Instagram / turtleneck from H&M / boots from H&M / coat from H&M

Lucy’s wearing: ascot blouse purchased on Instagram (can’t remember where!) / Jumper from Colette’s Vintage / tights from Old Navy / shoes from Old Navy

And now, here’s a list of some of our favorite kiddo clothes for the season! I purchased some of these items for the girls, and am eyeing some others as Christmas gifts. (Even though they really aren’t at the age that they appreciate clothes for gifts— unless they’re fancy dresses or costumes!)

Little Girl Fashion A/W 2017

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I like to select a few on-trend, fun items for Lucy to wear every year, but since I know these items will be passed down to Juniper eventually, I try to focus on timeless styles that will still feel fresh in a couple of years. Lucy and Juniper both love dressing up at times, but they are still kiddos (and plenty rambunctious), so I like to choose clothes that are great for playing in too!

We usually purchase our bottoms (like jeans, pants, and leggings) second-hand or else use hand-me-downs from friends. But occasionally I’ll find some jeans in stores that are too cute to pass up! I did leave bottoms off my list because I ended up only purchasing some leggings from Zara this year, and the rest of what we’re using are vintage or have been passed down to my girls.

 

Toddler Girl Fashion A/W 2017

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Juniper doesn’t get many new items ever year, for obvious reasons! (#secondchildproblems) But I can’t help myself and still will get her a few cute things new each season. When Lucy was little, I tried to get a lot of gender neutral items in case we had a boy next. But then Juniper came along, and loves her frilly dresses. While I do plan to probably have another baby, I’ve learned to just have fun with the kids we have and not think too much about what might happen with the next kiddo. So Juniper gets some girlier things than Lucy ever did, mostly because she sometimes refuses to wear things that don’t have frills. (I’m working on getting her in on the jumpsuit and pants set game though!)

Vintage Toddler Fashion Blogger

My mom was invited to a 70s theme party this weekend, and I helped put an outfit together, then offered to send the girls along as her accessories. :)

Vintage Toddler Fashion Blogger

WHAT I WORE | Indian Summer

chambray duster and linen pants

Hello, Fall! Also, hello heat wave. All I wanted to do today was take the kids to the store and buy us all cute and cozy sweaters, then indulge them when they ask if they can drink hot chocolate. But it’s supposed to get up to 90 in Canton this weekend, and we’re headed to a tropical vacation! Ah, well. Fall will be waiting for us when we return. As will the cozy sweaters and hot drinks.

I popped in at the thrift store this summer to grab a couple of roomier dresses to get me through the renovation weight gain. (Ugh, I know I mentioned it before, but I have such a difficult time balancing anything in life when I’m in the middle of an all-consuming project like our house renovations!) Anyway, I’m not mad about it or anything, it’s just life. I figure I’ll get back to the grind of exercising when we finish the downstairs bathroom and entryway. In the meantime! (Ugh, tangent— sorry!) I wanted to grab a couple of inexpensive things to see me through. You can always count on the thrift store to have mini length chambray dresses— the kind your first grade teacher may have worn, or maybe your mom in the 90s. (Hi, mom!) I grabbed one of these dresses that fit me, and took it home to mix in with my wardrobe.

To modernize the feel, I left the lower buttons undone and pulled on a pair of breezy linen cropped pants and minimal suede sandals. Paired with a hairdo I donned immediately after showering this morning, and I’d say I’m vacation ready! Now, where’s my floppy hat?

chambray duster and linen pants

 

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dress: thrifted / pants: Need Supply / shoes: Via Spiga

 

chambray duster and linen pants



chambray duster and linen pants

 

WHAT I WORE | Workwear

Madewell green jumpsuit

I’m loving the workwear trend right now! And I’m not talking about pantsuits or pencil skirts. I’m talking blue collar workwear style making its way into women’s fashion. Heck, change that blue collar to green, and I’m sold!

I saw this jumpsuit at Madewell recently and was immediately drawn to it because of how comfortable it looked. THIS is an outfit I can build cabinets in! So, of course, I already have a few little stains across the front, and I was absolutely devastated when I noticed it. I’m telling myself that it lends an air of authenticity to the outfit. Maybe I won’t get mansplained at the hardware store so much, hmmm?

So how have you been feeling about the workwear trend in women’s fashion? When you saw this outfit, did you think “That looks like something a painter would wear?” And if so, is that a bad thing or good thing? Ha! (At this current stage of my life I feel like that’s a good thing.)

Madewell green jumpsuit

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jumpsuit: Madewell / Shoes: Via Spiga

Madewell green jumpsuit

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