Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Mommy and Me, my Obsession, and a Giveaway!!

I'm not sure when it occurred to me that I could dress to match my daughter.  I think maybe when I was looking back in old photo albums and remembered that my mom had sewed matching dresses for us to wear.  I am not as handy with a sewing machine, so that was not an option.

However, the day that I saw such a thing as matching Mommy and Me leggings on a friend, that was the day that a monster was created.  That monster is my obsession with matching clothes for me and Evie.

In case anyone else has a Mini Me (and this doesn't apply just to daughters!), here are some good sources of matching clothes:

Jane.com
Jane.com regularly has specials on matching leggings, and usually for something like $7.99 per pair.  They have really cute prints.  I started with leggings, but then saw matching skirts and got those.  Then I saw that they had matching Daddy ties and Daughter dresses, which I thought was adorable, but didn't get to them before they were sold out.

The Ritz Boutique
My first few pairs of matching leggings was through The Ritz Boutique.  They have a cute selection of prints that seem to change by the season.  They also have other cute baby accessories.  Ritz Boutique sometimes has special deals on jane.com.



Sporting the Aztec print from The Ritz Boutique

Old Navy
If you're on top of it and check frequently on the website, Old Navy often has matching or similar prints when they come out with the choices for the new season.  They have an actual Mommy and Me site: http://www.oldnavy.com/products/mommy-and-me-outfits.jsp I still haven't found the perfect match, but they definitely have coordinating pieces.

Lularoe
This is where I essentially became obsessed.  You can't beat the buttery softness of the Lularoe leggings.  I was willing to overlook that and not spend the money, but then I found out I could get a matching pair for Evie, and I couldn't say no. (Thanks, Jennie!) The thing that makes you obsessed is that they only make several thousand of each print, and then you can't get it anymore.  So when you see a print that you want, you just HAVE to buy it, because you may never have the chance again!  These leggings are only sold by private consultants through Facebook or pop-up shops.

Valentine's Day matching leggings!




And now I'm not just looking for the leggings.  Now I've discovered that Lularoe has matching dresses for mommies and daughters, and I they also sell shirts for boys with complimentary patterns!
The best part is, if you buy a Scarlett, which is the new dress model for girls (2T-12), they donate $1 to the National Down Syndrome Society because the owner of Lularoe has a granddaughter who's rocking the extra copy of the 21st chromosome!
Squinting in the sun, but showing off our matching Mommy and Me Scarlett and Nicole dresses!

Evie wearing an Adeline and I'm wearing a coordinating Carly dress at the MA Down Syndrome Congress New Family Social!

One more thing about Lularoe.  I'm happy to spend the money, because it helps to empower women (and some men) who want to have a small business (There is such a thing as a Lulabro!).  In addition, I want to highlight a DressWell GiveWell, which is run by a friend in Austin, TX (Thanks for the intro, Julie!).  DressWell GiveWell's vision is to partner with outstanding organizations who strategically give to those who come from abuse, neglect, or poverty, whether it's locally or internationally.   If you are on Facebook, check out the Lularoe business for DressWell GiveWell!   Please check out their website at www.dresswellgivewell.com to learn more about their business and mission.

Gymboree
I have not found these yet, but apparently Gymboree makes Mommy and Me pajamas!

Macys
This takes some hunting, but it's possible to find some cute matching patterns!  I was determined to find Evie and Erick a matching Easter outfit!  I found Erick a nice Easter tie to match her dress.  What do you think of this combo?
My favorite people in the whole world
I want to say that no matter what clothes Evie wears, she is beautiful!  I am thankful for the friends and family around us who constantly tell us that they agree.  I can't believe that when we first found out that she had Down Syndrome, that I was worried about whether or not she would be cute.  She is even more perfect than I ever imagined.

Ok, GIVEAWAY TIME!
DressWell GiveWell has generously offered to do a giveaway with us!
Grand Prize: 1 matching set that will be either matching leggings or matching Mommy and me dresses, depending on size availability to match the winner.  (This is optimally for a mommy-daughter set, not for mommy-son set.)
Second Prize: 1 pair of surprise adult leggings
Third Prize: 1 pair of surprise kids leggings
To enter, please comment on the blog (not on my Facebook wall) where you would wear your matching outfits!  Entries will not be taken after midnight on Saturday, May 6. Winner will be picked on Saturday, May 6 by 10 pm!  (Be sure to include contact info!)

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6 comments:

  1. Love LulaRoe and DressWell GiveWell!

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  2. I could match a friend's daughter at church or gift it to a mommy-daughter pair :) katherineeshao@gmail.com

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  3. I would love to get matching outfits for me and EmJ! I would wear them on Mother's Day! :)

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  4. I would wear my matching outfits everyday, everywhere!!

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  5. Haha, I love Ilene's response! Josephine and I would wear it strutting our stuff on the school run...in London :)

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