30 June 2010

summertime finds.

my love affair with clothes was evident at my 3rd birthday party when i piled all the beautiful textiles that i had received as presents around me and pushed away the toys that remained.  yes, my parents were in trouble and they knew it.  however, they were saved by the fact that i am not very fond of shopping and i never have been.  there is something about it that is tedious and stressful and i absolutely hate trying things on....  until i get home.  then i'm all about it.  is this weird?  i'm convinced that it means i was born to have a stylist and personal shopper.  so far that theory has not panned out.  anyone with me, lol?

anywho, for this reason and because i don't know any mom that has time to shop around until their hearts content for themselves or their brood, and because we thought it would be fun, stacy, jana, jane and myself got together and devised a plan for a children's summer styles photo shoot.  we figured that, if we each went to a couple stores to shop for our munchkin's, we would come up with a fun variety of items and be able to take some great snaps with the kids.  sort of funny now that i look back at it because it ended up being a totally nutty day and the kids {at least the boys and toddler} didn't exactly cooperate {not sure why we expected them to do otherwise} and we only got to about half of the outfits, but stacy did an amazing job and totally captured the energy of the kids. 

oh, and most importantly, we shopped with price and accessibility in mind.

c  h  e  c  k    i  t    o  u  t   -   l  e  f  t    t  o    r  i  g  h  t  :
TILLYgraphic t and tulle skirt {my fave because it's not too fluffy} h+m, headband and converse target.  TAVINvest and shorts from children's place, polo shirt is chaps from khols.  ESPENt and polo h+m

CHLOEflower armommy, tank justice, shorts macy's.  TAVINtie gymboree, graphic t foreverXXI kids, suspenders h+m {men's section}, shorts children's place.  ESPENgraphic t and shorts h+m, hat fuego.  OLLIEgraphic t and collared shirt target, shorts from children's place.

CHYLYEdress and orange tank jcpennies {on sale $4.99}, plaid shorts gymboree, flower armommy.  CHLOEtank jcpennies, plaid shorts gymboree.

CHLOEflower armommy, dress old navy.

OZZIEgraphic t h+m.  GAVINt and hat h+m.

GAVINandOZZIEalmost everything from h+m.  black and white striped cardigan foreverXXI kids.

CHYLYEwhite top and hat justice, bracelets fuego, flower necklace jcpennies.
{love the kids playfulness in these pics...  totally humoring us i think.}

GAVINhat, CHYLYEdress target, leggings justice.

there you have it!

we would love for you to leave a comment and let us know what your fave summer style is for your kids.

xo . rae . vp + mom . armommy

1 comment:

  1. absolutely love the photos. she is a great photographer.

    i am all about the sundresses and flip flops in the summer.

    xoxo, sarah