I’d to clear up any misconceptions that anyone has about Texas, the wild and fiercely independent state that we are. Contrary to (apparently) popular belief, we do not all ride horses, live in the desert in between cactus patches or wear cowboy hats everyday. So now I’d like for you to forget that last bit so that we can talk about a very unique annual Houston experience called Go Texan Day.
Don’t believe me? The Houston Chamber of Commerce says: “Grow beards, wear big hats, boots and spurs. Let’s put a little touch of the Wild West into this thing.” I love this city
Every February 25th kids, adults and everyone in between dons their pearl button down shirts, cowboy boots and anything else that vaguely resembles Western wear – the effect is awesome. People watching in the grocery store has never been more fun.
You can check out Ella’s Go Texan Day garb below and note the creative license we took in it. We were going for more of an electric cowgirl concept, matching hot pink leopard leggings, flirty denim skirt, ruffle top and hot pink bandana – with punk rock motorcycle boots of course. Good times in a great state.
Loving these handmade keyhole flats for the kiddos – sweet and simple design and all Vegan to boot. Best of all (and yes, you can totally roll your eyes on this one), you can get matching shoes for Mama too. I'm totally down.
If you are in the mood to shop for a particular beautiful baby girl (mine or your own), here are a few must-drool-over spots to check out:
- Pacifier – A really cool, funky kiddo boutique with baby clothing, nursery decor and other short person goodies. My faves, definitely the Koi tee and of course the long-adored Candeloo lamps.
- Livie and Lucia – Some of the cutest little leather kiddo shoes – check out the happy veggie boots. I smile just thinking about Ella clomping around in them.
- Kinchi clothing – A Dutch lady with a knack for creating beautiful original kid clothes from neat vintage fabrics and prints. I’m especially in complete love with this wrap dress and this retro frock. Not only are they lovely, but they are made to be worn for many, many months which I’m learning is a super big deal in kiddo clothing.
We heart Threadless. With Threadless in our closet, we simply are not (threadless that is).
That is why it is exciting that they are now selling Threadless Onesies for the munchkin. Okay okay, so they only have one design currently available for the Ella – but it’s a start and it’s really cute.
I love the original pieces created by some British mommies for the Not on the High Street Web site. Each article of clothing is a limited edition, ensuring your kiddo’s wardrobe originality and awesome cuteness.
My fave – this sweet peacock coat.
I am so in like with the design and environmentally conscious company babysoy. Their 50% soybean fiber and 50% cotton blend clothing make for wonderfully soft and sweet basic knits (oh wow they’re cute).
It’s never too early to be a rock star. I’m not sure how much authority we can speak on this – but it’s our guess that being a rock star is more about frame of mind than record contracts and ‘Where Are They Now’ VH1 specials.
Oh – and maybe it has a little to do with wearing cool raglan tees. Maybe like these Inky Dink numbers? FUN!!
Now we just need to find some infant Chuck Taylors and we’ll be good to go.
The San Francisco Gate has a good article on the trials and tribulations of funky parents (hello dreadlock daddy!!) trying to find affordable baby coolness.
“…unless one is wealthy or blessed with creative talent, chances are that one’s infant will still wind up resembling a refugee from “Little House on the Prairie” or a crawling ad for “Sesame Street.” “
A and I already find this to be an issue. Who knew that it would be so tough to refuse to settle for generic/blah pastel plaid prints and Winnie the Pooh?? Bring on the rockstar onesies, indie rock kids’ albums and roller derby bedsheets
Chances are our war on boring baby stuff is going to mean a lot of homemade creativity (like buying plain onesies and rocking them up with Sublime Stitching patterns). But hey! Necessity is the mommy of invention and we’re not a family to complain about some new crafty projects.
You’re Such a Baby sells the sweetest vintage baby/mommy styles that I’ve seen in a while.
Cute gift sets come in a variety of fun packaging (suitcases, hat boxes, cowboy hats, etc.) and all of their items have funky retro patterns and images that make for a hip-looking kiddo.
My favorite – the funky ‘Lola You’re Such a Flygirl’ Astronaut girl design. Silly and space-y with a kitschy feel.
Their homewares are nifty too, especially if you’re into coordinating your dish towels with your child’s wardrobe.