I’m sorry about the hiatus – some of you saw my post on Facebook, but I’m struggling to prioritize a really busy and stressful time in life, and blogging will always take the backseat to time with my family and friends. For that, I’m not sorry, but I do hate feeling like I let others down – especially all those that had a Trendy Tot Tuesday post ready to go and no where to link it. In addition to stressful things, I’ve also had wonderful things happen lately so I’m looking forward to catching up soon and sharing everything. But then I leave for NYC again on Friday (I feel like all I do is work or leave town!) so perhaps next week
My mom and I have a tradition of shopping on Black Friday – she spends the night after Thanksgiving and then we head out. We’ve never had any “must get” items and often flake out on stores with long lines or terrible parking, but its fun to spend time together shopping. This year, I had to work on Thanksgiving so instead of spending the night, she met Guinevere and I at a local mall. Guinevere has just gone through a ridiculous growth spurt and needs all new clothes – the generous neighbors who live next door and have supplied 100% of her wardrobe for the past 2.5 years will now no longer be able to send things our way, since my little weed is now as big as their kid! Thats a bummer (especially since their clothes were so cute!) but it was fun for an excuse for a major shopping trip!
In addition to the basics from Gap, Old Navy and J.Crew Factory (so many great sales!), I splurged on an outfit from Janie and Jack. I find their clothing absolutely precious and completely overpriced, so I never actually bought anything there before but I cannot WAIT to see her in this darling outfit when we visit Santa Claus next week. I’m a sucker for plaid/tartan.
I also got her a pair of dalmation print ballet flats and a white top with a dalmation peter pan collar, but neither is listed online – never fear, I’ll get pictures of her in that outfit very soon
I’d also like to very publicly complain about the definitions of “black friday” and “cyber monday” – I thought Cyber Monday was the best day for shopping online. So on Friday, I loaded up my cart with almost $300 of items from Old Navy and Gap for Guinevere at 50% off – and then decided to wait until today, Cyber Monday, to check out. At which point the Old Navy sale had dropped to 30% off. To show my fury, I deleted everything I could find at Target or H&M (leggings, basics, etc) and only bought a few things. We’re in a fight, Old Navy. I’m pretty bitter about this.
I’m also very proud that I managed to leave the mall with only two things for myself – a winter white wool mini skirt from J.Crew Factory (link), and what I thought was going to be an incredibly classy and elegant dress that I could wear to church and family dinner on Christmas, but didn’t have time to try on in the store -
It fits beautifully through the hips, waist, and shoulders – slimming and fantastic quality. But HOLY BOOBS. I couldn’t wear that to a strip club, let alone church. It will be returned immediately, meaning I only bought one thing for myself on Black Friday, and I think thats just about a Christmas miracle in itself.
Won’t you please join us?
Our guest host this week is Heather from Blonde Undercover Blonde. Heather is a mama to a gorgeous one year old girl that she calls Skeeter – a preemie and NICU baby that is now happy and healthy (with some gorgeous blonde curls!)
- Trendy Tot Tuesday is a chance to talk about kid’s style, and pretty much anything goes. Pictures of your cutie, talking about their style (that you buy and dress them in, ahem!), a Polyvore board, linking to the new kid’s line at the Gap – anything! All ages welcome, from you sweet pregnant mamas stocking up a closet to the teenagers that probably pick all their own stuff out now
- Please link back to (at least!) one of us, and feel free to steal our badge if you’d like. If you’re a tweeter or instagram-er, use #trendytot
- Interested in guest hosting? Please email Megan to get added to the list!