vintage baby dress and toy giraffe
Ever since R bought that 2.5 ft toy giraffe for her birthday, she’s been OBSESSED with it.
Today it hit it’s pinnacle: she refused to eat or go anywhere without it. She cried every time you took it away, even for a minute.
We haven’t named it yet, but she calls it “G’affe”.
Today’s outfit is a late 1940s-early 1950s vintage baby dress I found on eBay. It is made of cotton and dotted swiss. I adore retro baby dresses- the quality and construction (and price) can’t be beat! I should have ironed it, but I have no time for that.
I really wonder how my grandmother dealt with 4 daughters and all those dresses to iron! I know people say that they ‘sprinkled the dresses with water’, but the details are sketchy. One of my friends showed me how to iron puffed baby sleeves and it is kind of like those Imelda Marcos butterfly sleeved Filipino dresses.
it’s poor neck gets a lot of twisting
the giraffe gets more kisses than we do!
more G’affe kisses
I was so thrilled to find these on eBay~
My kid’s hair is super fine and none of the newfangled barrette/clips stay in for long.
I have been yearning for the yarn ribbons and plastic barrettes of my childhood- and found these on eBay!
They were new, unused old stock (meaning they were vintage, but never sold).
Maisie rocking the vintage barrette
These things actually STAY IN HER HAIR! I am so happy!
Now if I could only find some yarn ribbons…
I love them!
Maisie & Amelie repping Claire Lush Designs with their baby (fake) tats photo credit: Kitty Lee Photography
beautiful designer/kiteboarder Claire Lutz of Claire Lush Designs Photo credit: Kitty Lee Photography
Wonderful Kitty sent two of her finished photos- Claire (and her jewelry) looks AH-MAZING.
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#biglipsdontcare feeling kind of 1980s today
Bought these cute cute oversized cats eye sunglasses on eBay and they’re AMAZING. Heavy as my expensive Gucci and other ‘real’ designer glasses- and are UNDER $10 BUCKS!
Perfectly cute chic specs that won’t break the bank and- this is important if you have a toddler- won’t be a heartbreak when your kid breaks them or you sit on them accidentally.
I loved them so much, I bought some for my mom and friends.
Today she’s in a little cotton sundress from India with her thai silver baby anklets, Art of Cure raw Baltic Amber teething necklace, and a cute white hair bow.
getting a drink of water from my mother
little chipmunk cheeks
New Silver Cuff Bracelets from Claire Lush Designs!
Got more baby jewelry swag in the mail today from Claire Lush Designs!
In today’s package, she received a V-shaped silver cuff and a heavier silver patterned cuff, plus two thin silver cuffs for a friend’s daughter.
They look ADORABLE on Maisie. I had to move the Puravida bracelets over to the other hand, which is no mean feat when you have a squirming 10 month old.
A happy Maisie with Papa (my dad)
My parents were here visiting, so photos were snapped with the kid only in her diaper and jewelry. She’s going through a “MAMAMAMAMAMAMA” phase and doesn’t want anyone but me usually, so it’s a good thing when people visit and she goes to them- gives me a slight break, which I sorely need. She refused to nap for 2 days and finally went down for one this afternoon.
She only seems to have 2 speeds lately: “Pick ME UP!” or “DANCE TIME!”
Here is a video of her dancing with my parents in the background: