Mommy & Me: Colorful

Mia is now 5 years old, and with that grown age comes her own grown ideas. Case in point: She’s more vocal about our mommy and me outfits now. She does not like wearing tops or shorts. She wants all her items to be a dress or a skirt. Shoes have to be a certain color, and when she doesn’t want to match — she JUST doesn’t want to match. We’ve been doing mommy and me looks since she was an infant. Granted, it’s more “in your face” now because of the blog and IG. Back then, it was just little subtle color matching or item matching, and we chronicled it in a folder on mommy’s computer. Sometimes, we posted it on FB.

My friends often ask me, “Where do you find matching outfits?” For the most part, there are plenty of sites out there that offer matching looks – exact dresses that are made in a range of different sizes to cater to both the mom and the daughter. Those are the easy ones because it’s click, click, and voila, before you know it, it arrived in your mailbox. There are also retailers like Target (with the VB / Lilly collections), Old Navy, Gap, etc — that make it easier for us to find matching items. Then there’s the old-fashion way – making it yourself or hiring a seamstress to make it for you with matching fabrics.

And then there’s the creative way – finding items that aren’t from the same store – that just somehow match with hers. These are prints that are universal like the ever-so-popular gingham trend. The dresses we wore with that post were from two totally different companies, and I didn’t find the items at the same time. I actually purchased my dress first and then purchased hers after finding the perfect item with the print. We also have a matching dress with the same geometric design but not the same specific colors from two different stores.

I guess what I’m trying to say is – mommy and me looks have been fun. It’s something that I look forward to doing with my mini-me. It doesn’t have to be items purchased from the same store but something you put together after looking in her closet and in yours! With the said though, it’s always easier when you find something that matches though. Case in point, the tops we’re wearing here was an awesome find at J.Crew. I wasn’t setting out to find matching tops that day, but I found her top in the toddler section and I looked up and saw someone holding up the top in the women’s section. It was meant to be. 😉

Here are the outfit details:

On Me:
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Pants: Marshalls
Top: J. Crew
Bag: Zara
Shades: The Style Union

On Mia:
Shoes: Carter’s
Leggings: Macy’s
Top: J. Crew
Bag: Dooney & Bourke

xoxo, Maggie