Wednesday, January 03, 2007

A Girl's Gotta Have a Dress....

Today I purchased our first official outfit for this baby girl we are set to meet in May (she did already get quite a few things at Christmas from frantic Nanas who went out shopping for her at the last minute). Isaac and I headed out to our local mall to walk and to return a Christmas present. Our return lead us to the Carters outlet, where I spied "the dress." "The Dress" is a lovely blue number--complete with bloomers---that I had purchased back in the summer for a friend's newborn baby girl. I "ooh-ed and ah-ed" over this dress to Tobe as I carefully wrapped it and sent it to our friend, secretly wishing to stash it away if we one day had a baby girl. I love this dress, which can be a rare thing because I have quite the love/hate relationship with apparel. Here is the deal with me and clothes: 1. I am very picky 2. I am cheap 3.I hate most affordable children's clothing. Long-time readers have heard me ramble on and on about my inability to find cute clothes for Isaac that do not involve screen-printing, flashing lights, hoodlum-type qualities, and are affordable (I often am quite satisfied with things I find in boutiques until I read the price tag that says $72.99 for a romper--YIKES!). However, I have come to find suitable clothes for Isaac that don't break the bank with each purchase.

Today, as I spied "the dress" that I had coveted back in the summer, I quickly snatched it up for baby girl. I already know what my problem areas are going to be with this second child and clothing: 1. I am not a lover of pink (it's a redhead thing) 2. I am not a lover of excessive floral designs 3.Affordable clothing chains feel the need to use the same designs for little girls as they do for 21 year olds (UGH!!!) and 4. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE smocked dresses (again, the $72.99 price tag).

Clothing problems aside, I now have a beautiful blue dress for this baby to wear next fall. Oh....and I also purchased the coordinating romper with peter-pan collar and sleep-n-play. However, I resisted the matching blanket and sweater..........for now.

6 comments:

Amy C said...

Congratulations! I enjoyed reading your holiday musings. I feel your pain on the clothing problems. Boys are hard, but just wait until your little girl is out of toddler sizes! Learn to sew now!

Paige said...

Buying for little girls is hard. Keep us posted on bargains you find...we all need to help each other out. I also have a hard time with 'fashion' these days for children.

kate m. said...

Congratulations on your baby girl! I have come to believe that boys are much easier to dress than girls in nearly all stages of life. Sometimes I look at little girls' clothing, and I think that I can never have a girl. Their clothes really do resemble teenager clothes, which aren't cute on teenage girls much less infants. I am sure you will find many cute items for your sweet baby!

The Bewleys said...

Surprisingly I have found a lot of great clothing items for our girl that are not pink, floral or tacky. Just takes some searching and shopping the right store. As for smocked dresses, Dillards has great selection and very good sales from time to time. (I hate spending more than $15 on any child's apparel. I feel the price should be in proportion the the amount of fabric used). If you need to borrow anything, I have 3 smocked dresses in various sizes that will be the correct season for your baby girl if you are interested.

Ashley said...

Buying for a girl is hard and I, too, am not the hugest fan of pink. You will be amazed at how cute it will be on your little angel though.

Post some belly picts

margk said...

I bought girl outfits once, too, in hopes of a girl and then ended up giving them to my niece. I hope Isaac doesn't go through what Patrick has been in for like 2 1/2 years now...he has to pick out all of his clothes and will only wear the same things over and over. The grandma's have given up on buying him clothes. Good luck!