Sunday, October 26, 2014

Dressing Little Boys

Yesterday, we had a VERY full Saturday.  I feel like we ran from one event to the next.  All.  Day.  Long.  Kaden had a soccer game first thing in the morning, and we quickly ran home afterwards to grab the food we were bringing for a goodbye picnic at the park for some friends.  I asked Chad to help Kaden grab an outfit, since he was still in his soccer gear, and oh, my.

If I die, please.  Someone.  

Make sure part of the insurance money he collects upon my death goes to paying a children's stylist to organize outfits for my children.

Just saying.  He saw nothing wrong with his outfit of choice, and Kaden was pretty content with it (which was somewhat shocking, since he's usually quite opinionated in the fashion department), but it was definitely 110% not what I would have chosen for him to wear.

Maybe it's because I don't have a daughter to bedazzle with sparkly hair bows, but I like to dress my little boys well.  Sure, we wear our fair share of Superman t-shirts and sweat pants around these parts, but we don't do it every day.  I'm going to shout my obnoxious opinion from the rooftops here, with the hopes of not offending anyone.  I'm going to confess one of my ultimate pet peeves.  It drives me NUTS when I see a family where the girls always look adorably put together and the boys look thrown away. They're cute kids, too!  Dress them cute! Either the whole crew should look like ragamuffins, or the whole crew should look polished.  Style their hair!  Iron their Sunday shirts!  Let them rock a pair of skinny jeans and high top sneakers every once in a while!  OK.  Rant over.

It's just . . . there's not much cuter than a little guy dressed well, in my humble opinion.

The majority of my kids clothes come from their gifting grandparents (who, luckily, feel the same way I do about little boys having a right to look their best), consignment sales, and thrift stores.  I love a good deal, and I can't stand paying full price for clothing, especially clothes my kids will grow out of pretty quickly.  Of course, the only thing better than an amazing second-hand find, is finding something brand new at an unbeatable price!

I love Gymboree's little boys department.  Almost every time I walk in the store I fall in love with some adorable little man ensemble.  They're having an amazing sale right now, with markdowns I can definitely get behind.  Go check it out!


*This post was sponsored by Gymboree, but the thoughts and opinions expressed in it are my own.

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