My girls are really in to wearing matching clothes. And when I say “girls” I mean Mariyah, since at this point in Violet’s life she would rather be running around in her birthday suit. Finding matching outfits for them is harder then you might think. Since Violet is in infant sizes and Mariyah is in girls there are few stores that carry things that will fit them both. Many of the well known brands like Gymboree, Children’s Place, and Oshkosh have very different prints and color schemes between the different sizes.
When Mariyah first started asking for matching clothes last Spring I had a heck of a time finding anything. She said it was important to her to be matching, because she wanted to make sure everyone knew that Violet was her sister. Obviously that is the kind of thing that will tug a mama’s heart strings and send her on a shopping frenzy. I admit I have gone a little crazy on the matching stuff over the last few months. Unfortunately I realized today that I haven’t gone crazy enough on the picture taking.
-ONE Cherokee from Target-
This was actually the first matching brand I found. After spending several hours at the mall checking H&M, Gap, Gymboree, Crazy 8, and every other kids clothing store I gave up and headed home. I stopped at Target on my way for a gallon of milk (because you know that’s all I go to Target for). While passing the children’s section I noticed a cute pair of shorts with a purple and white print on them. 30 seconds later while passing the infants section I saw the same exact pair of shorts. At that point I had given up hope of finding anything that matched outside of the internet, so of course I bought them on the spot. Now Cherokee doesn’t have a TON of matching stuff, but they often use the same colors and patterns across sizes. So for example in the photo below its the same Turquoise dye color. This is awesome for when you’re attempting family pictures and want everyone to match, but not be TOO matchy matchy.
-TWO (and three) Jelly The Pug and Corky’s Kids-
I know I’m not the only parent out there who loves Zulily. If you haven’t joined (which I think just about every mom in America has) it’s a fun website that has deals on
kids clothing everything. Two of my favorite brands they often have sales on are Jelly the Pug and Corky’s Kids. Now it pains me to admit that for all the adorable dresses I bought my girls last summer, this was the ONLY picture I could find. Ugh. The fabric patterns are super cute close up and the styles have a nice, whimsical feel.
-FOUR Baker by Ted Baker from JC Penney-
Baker, which is a brand carried by JC Penney, offers a consistent line between infants and girls. The only problem is you have to run back and fourth from the one side of the store which has girls, to the other side of the store which has infants. Mariyah had originally been hoping for the green sweater to match these dresses. After heading to the infants section we found they were sold out in Violet’s size. Mariyah then settled on an orange sweater in the infants section, headed back to the girls section and they were sold out in Mariyah’s size. Mariyah finally settled on the pink sweaters. And I vowed to do any and all future JC Penney shopping online. I love these outfits though. They have been our go-to dressy outfits for weddings, unnecessary graduations, and just generally lookin’ purdy.
-FIVE Tea Collection-
The Tea Collection has been one of my long standing favorite brands. You really can’t beat the quality of their clothes. We’ve bought dresses from Tea for Mariyah, that despite being washed, worn, and spilled on numerous times, are still in excellent condition to save for Violet. Tea Collection is definitely my favorite place to buy the girls matching clothes. We just got these adorable dresses last week during their semi annual sale. I’m kicking myself because the sale’s even better this week, you can take an extra 40% off sales prices with code TAKE40. I think I might go back and buy a few more things.
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