I always dreamed of dressing girls. Pink jumpers, frilly socks, patten-leather shoes. I would spare no expense.
I had two boys.
So... for better or for worse, the shopping frenzy never happened. I did not take the whole thing lightly. Days after the ultrasound that shattered every hope and dream I had of prom and wedding dress shopping I found myself in a Gymboree. I was going to find a few cute outfits for my baby boy. I left in tears. The store clerks looked at me confused. Did you not see the adorable baseball t-shirts on special? One of them even said "Daddy's Little Slugger". So sweet!
So lame, I thought to myself. I'll put it in the pile of clothes I already owned. "Daddy's Little Helper" (With a saw and a hammer printed on), a #1 Football Fan! T-shirt (no doubt bought on special at Costco) and a romper decorated with various bugs. All "boy" outfits, all UGLY.
To comfort myself I told myself that if I had given birth to females, I would have gone bankrupt with all the cute girly outfits. Lucky for me I have two boys and boy clothes, aren't worth it. So I buy what is on special at Target, and save a whole bunch of green.
And it is true. I usually choose to dress my boys in whatever happens to be cheapest, whatever is on sale. The end result is a very uninspired wardrobe for my boys. Which is okay. It's okay until you start to examine your family photographs and realize that your children look awful. And then you realize that there may be some room in the closet for a few special items that you can pull out when the camera's flash starts to flicker.....
Enter Hip Violet. I know sounds girly, but actually there are cute moderately priced items for girls and dah, da, dah.... boys too. Yes boys too. The brand name is valid. The clothes are hip. And they are made from an entrepreneurial Denver mama. She uses whimsical fabric (think retro cowboys and rockets) and creates T-shirts, onsies and bibs that are anything but generic. My boys actually own several long sleeve Hip Violet shirts, and I pull them out for our first (play) dates with new families or for when an occasion might call for a camera.
And now... you too have an opportunity to WIN a super cute Hip Violet Bib! (Pictured above.)
To enter you must a)Be a follower and b)Post a comment telling me about your tot's fashion mishaps, or just say "hello!" I want to hear from you! Please post your comment by May 1. . I will announce the winner on this site on May 2nd.
You can find Hip Violet on the following sites: