It’s not you…actually it is you!
Dear All Major Fashion Labels:
I have decided to end my long standing love affair with you and your more than adorable children’s lines of clothing and I believe the picture above demonstrates the sad but very necessary reason for said termination of our relationship. It was one thing for a grown woman/mother who has put in her time either working her way up the food chain of her career or being the long standing CEO of her household to treat herself to a little somethin’ spiffy once in awhile…But that is NOT OK for 3 year olds. In all fairness, I am sure that this picture was either taken as a cute gag by a mother or by a French woman (and we all know French women are exempt from anything in the for mentioned paragraph…because…well they’re French and they get to dress their children in Chanel, drink wine whilst carrying a baby, and eat baguettes without gaining a pound).
But for the rest of my fellow Mamas who want to dress their little nuggets well and age/paint/juice spills appropriate her are a few little finds…
1- Shop TARGET on the day when their new children’s designer clothes come out. Check their weekly ads for updates!
2- The site: ae.com/77kids is an online only children’s denim site started by American Eagle and has no return fees!
3- GAP KIDS has really stepped up their game these last few seasons and the prices are very reasonable considering how well they hold up!
4- Consignment…you can’t beat it!! Use your local YELP to help you find the closest store to you!
5- And last but my personal favorite…NEXT DIRECT! It makes me look like I care that my kid looks presentable and preppy, without looking like a cross between the toddlers and tiaras bedazzled discount look and the little miss sassy Chanel toting tot!