Following suit with Mama Loves Papa's new Small Style feature, here's what Gretchen wore on our after dinner trip to the park last night:
Jacket: Kate Quinn Organics, purchased locally at Glow
Pants (suspenders hidden, dinner mashed into leg): H&M
Scarf: Hand knit by Steph
Shoes: Hand-me-downs, Nike (less for cuteness, more for climbing this green fence)
I'm getting really excited about warmer weather and the entire summer wardrobe that's waiting to be worn by my sweet little lass. Last night I was picking through a box of dresses and t-shirts and sandals, lovingly passed along to us by friends. I'm thrilled to give these items a second home. I'm also thrilled at the idea of yard sale clothes hunting in the next couple of months... my gosh I love finding things on the cheap, but of course, you already knew that.
I should also confess that I'm in love with shopping for Gretchen in real stores as well, but there's nothing like the thrill of spending the same amount on an outfit as I would on a cup of coffee. Amen to that.
I'm curious, friends, do your little ones wear hand-me-downs from friends, family members? Do you pass your child's used clothing on down the line? Are you saving it for your next babe?
I cringe a little when I spent a handful on some items for Gretchen, but I do feel a little better about it when I start thinking about the next babe that might wear it -- a friend's daughter, or someone shopping at a thrift store I've donated to. Makes things feel a little more right in my gut.
Let me also admit to keeping a box or two of Gretchen's old clothing in our upstairs crawlspace... just in case.
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