Aug 12, 2016
I mentioned on snapchat earlier this week that everyone is pregnant. Maybe not you, or you, but everyone else! Turns out there are many boys in the gestating pot as well. I am a sucker for little boys, let me tell you. My initial hormonal thinking was that I wanted four boys. I have mentioned it all on here a time or two. I was a total tomboy growing up, and if it weren't for school uniforms my mother would have never seen me in a dress. Times have changed.....sort of.
While talking to one my incubating friends she said "I feel like boys are hard to shop for". I kind of feel the opposite, or maybe I just like a challenge. I do feel like the boys sections of most stores are a little slim, but that is when the hunting begins. You have to be a little more creative with the boys stuff because you're options may be a little limited. I love the sentiment in this post on dressing little boys.
all items above found HERE!
I also find it helpful to shop at places that carry a variety of brands for boys clothing. Many of those places are online, but still, in the age of technology virtual shopping is shopping. I usually just scroll through the pages and place anything in my cart that looks cute, it also helps that my boys wear the exact same sizes in everything down to shoes. They weigh the exact same, to the ounce, but Ace is two inches taller than Pierce. So I feel like I get so much use out of their clothes right now since I am getting double the wear. But their styles and personalities are very different, which is becoming more apparent everyday. Ace is my dapper dude, would love to wear a grandpa cardigan if the weather permitted. Pierce is a little more rock and roll. So I have so much fun remixing the items I buy for them.
Also, graphic tees for little boys are the best too. I love the hamburger one Joanna found in this post as well.
I also don't venture too far out of the same color palette when it comes to the boys. Reason being, they like to pick out their own outfits on occasion, so if we keep it in the neutrals then they always come down looking somewhat put together (I stole this tip from Chris, the man only wears like three colors). I can't always say that about Avalon's closet. Sometimes she comes down looking like she is headed to an 80's themed party....YOLO! But for the boys I keep the rule of thirds in mind. A three outfit combo, shirt and pants they can pick out and then I will polish it off with a denim shirt, or vest, or sweater/jacket. That way we are all happy. I know, I know, blame my years in merchandising for being a total outfit control freak.
It's hard out there for a mama.
So tell me, what are your opinions on the great boy/ girl shopping debate?