I love hats and I love shoes and I just can’t get enough gorgeous tops and cute pants. I spend ages online looking for the hippest stuff for the best prices but I still spend waaay more money than I should on clothes that I know won’t even last that many wears.
The wardrobe is stuffed full and overflowing, I just don’t have room for everything. I know that three sunhats and eleven beanies is unnecessary, but there are seven days in every week and you can’t have a hat that clashes with the rest of what you’ve got on right? I actually go to bed planning tomorrow’s outfit and I look forward to outings and special occasions so that I can bring out the best stuff. I confess that it’s not at all unusual to go through three or even four different looks per day.
What doesn’t help is that my Mum is the same and she brings me all kinds of bits and pieces and even encourages me to buy things because they’re ‘good to have just in case’. She has a keen eye for what looks good so I trust her to choose for me which pieces go together. She gave me the most beautiful quality ensemble that came all the way from South Africa and yes it’s about three sizes too big but I am eagerly anticipating the day that it actually fits.
It may surprise you after reading that passionate outpouring that it was only two days ago that Garrett pointed out I had been wearing the same baggy t-shirt almost all week and gently suggested I put it in the wash because the milky smell of the baby’s vomit all over it was entering the room before I was.
Since little Rafferty’s arrival, when it comes to what I’m wearing on a daily basis, I kind of don’t give a stuff anymore. I’m no longer interested in skinny jeans and high heels… I am now obsessed with baby fashion including onesies, booties and itty bitty little hoodies that are just so cute you could die. Despite his tender age and thanks to so many wonderful friends and relatives, Rafferty actually owns more clothing than I do. And I am having a field day with all of it!
I just don’t know what I prefer – the red sleepsuit with the dinosaurs on it, the teeny striped shorts that look so sweet with a simple singlet and his rad little amber teething necklace or the classic blue romper that just brings out his eyes like you wouldn’t believe. I love love LOVE his green top with the Very Hungry Caterpillar on it and when his feet got too big for the socks with the foxes (Socks! With foxes!!) I actually almost cried. Folding up all the triple 0 clothes that he recently got too big for was very traumatic for me and to be honest the thought of being able to get them out again is actually my main motivation to have another child at the moment. Heaven forbid I have a girl… that would be a whole new level of baby fashion excitement for me.
I can’t wait until Raff is big enough for the size 1 Sesame Street overalls that are patiently waiting for 2014 to roll around and the day he steps out in his first pair of jeans is just going to kill me with glee. One day we might even have a wedding to go to and you know what that means… mini tuxedo!
I never realised just how much more FUN it is to dress someone, other than yourself, who for now has no objection to being made to look as cute as humanly possible. I am going to enjoy every single moment of covering those chubby arms and legs in gorgeous baby fashion that makes me feel so intensely joyous while I have the chance. Including the bunny suit… OMG you should see him in his bunny suit!
What have your favourite kids outfits / clothing been since you had your little one?