I have loved fashion for as long as I can remember. I wish I could say I was the most stylish kid on the block, but let’s be honest, my mom dressed me most of the time. (Plus, it was the late 80’s, into the 90’s. Fashion wasn’t doing anything fantastic). When I look back at my childhood photos I see a lot of leopard, velvet, and bright colors. I can’t tell you how often I could be found rocking corduroy pants!
My daughters are growing up in a completely different world. The fashion market for children has really expanded since I was a kid. I love that I have girls to dress, but it can also be a challenge. I never thought I would have such completely different daughters!
My oldest daughter, Zia, is ten years old, and she has a style all her own. She will coordinate entire outfits based on her favorite color of the moment. Purple, pink, gold etc. I can’t tell you how many times she has begged me for gold shoes, so she can make up an entire gold outfit! I haven’t caved yet, but back to school shopping is starting soon.
Having three girls, I shop all the sales. I sometimes shop in store, but I am usually purchasing online, because leaving the house with 3 kids isn’t the easiest task. The younger two girls, Fae and Charlie, are easy to shop for online. Zia and I will usually take a girls day and hit the stores, so she can try everything on.
I like to dress my girls up in modern fairy-tale type outfits. Not all the time, because let’s face it, kids get dirty. Holidays are my favorite time to get them each a special outfit and dress them up. I was working on a project a few months ago where I had to create a look based on one of my Pinterest boards. I chose my Once Upon A Time board, and worked with Zia to create a look. You can view my Pinterest board Here.
My daughter Fae, is very much the middle child. She can go from my sweet little fairy, to my cranky gremlin in 2.6 seconds. She will be three years old in a few weeks, and she is also starting to experiment with her fashion. We put her to bed in her pajamas, and she wakes up in an entirely different outfit! I call this a mom win, because it means she is learning to dress herself! Her current obsession is hats.
Fae could not be more different than her older sister, Zia. Zia has jet black hair, and warm almond eyes, with gorgeous bronze skin. Fae is as pale as the moon, with wispy blonde curls, and blue-green eyes. Zia is wild and free, Fae is cautious and moody. As much as I struggle with them sometimes, I enjoy watching them grow into these little people. Charlie, being the baby, is just starting to show her personality, and I think she is going to be more like Zia.
Charlie, as the youngest, has inherited most of her wardrobe from Fae, (and a few pieces leftover from Zia). I do make a point to occasionally buy her an outfit that is all her own, especially for special occasions. I have turned into the mom who loves to have her children match. It’s hard to find outfits for all three of the girls to match sometimes, because of the age difference, but we still try because Zia insists.
I recently came across this online boutique that has some of the most adorable little girls clothes I have ever seen, and falls right into that whole fairy-tale vibe. It’s called Little Chocopink. They have an entire section of Mommy & Me outfits!
I have been looking into doing another family photo shoot, now that Charlie is older, and we are living in South Carolina. Charleston is absolutely beautiful, and the perfect backdrop for some great family photos. I now know where I will be shopping for some cute matching outfits, for when that days comes! Little Chocopink also carries accessories, to add to any adorable outfit! (Shoes, headbands, sunglasses, you name it!)
The only down side I’m seeing (and this doesn’t apply to me), is no boy clothes. Moms of boys will have to search elsewhere for stylish clothing, but I am sure they have their own adorable options!
Have you found any chic kids boutiques that you love? Let me know, so I can check them out!