When Andrea was a little girl I was traveling several times a year to Paris, Milan and London to cover the ready-to-wear collections and in the case of Paris that also included the haute couture. I would always return home with clothes for her.
She had the most wonderful wardrobe and always asked me if I could find a “twirly” skirt on my shopping expeditions. That was her only fashion related request. A couple of times I found skirts that swirled out when she spun around, but only in Milan, never Paris or London. I have no idea why.
Now I have transferred my wardrobe building obsession onto Ella, although it has never abated for Drea.
Believe me, I know that buying clothes for babies and toddlers is rather futile, but what’s a grandmother to do?
These are a few of my latest purchases. Unfortunately when buying size 24 months one cannot refer to them as investments. Everything pictured comes from Monoprix, translation: reasonably priced.
The ab-so-lute-ly adorable marinière t-shirt dresses were 17 Euros. The bathing suit, keeping up the bleu, blanc, rouge theme is for Ella’s Saturday morning “Mommy and Me” swimming lessons and the romper is for those hot, hot Chicago summer days.
I cut the bow off of the maillot de bain; we’re not a very bow sort of family. The back of the suit is sweet don’t you think?
I also threw in a 12 Euro navy blue cotton cardigan, which coordinates with both dresses (I’m no fool) and covers little arms when the air conditioning is at full tilt.
That’s it for Andrea and Ella this season — that is until the sales start on June 24. . .