I just signed Raines up for T-ball. A big day, Mamas. A big day. And the kid needed a mitt. So we ventured into Target, after I prepped both boys that we were going to Target only for:
1. a mitt
2. Chocolate Chips
That's it. No toys, no nuthin' else. Got it?? Yes, they said. We got it.
Too bad that I didn't get it. We rolled past the kid's clothing aisle, something that rarely tempts me at Target (too many licensed characters and dorky graphics for my taste – at least in the boy's section), and WHAM! Ended up with a cart-full of stuff. Talk about missing my teachable moment, Mamas. Sheesh.
(Raines, in his Target tee, gingham check shirt and flip-flops. And the mitt, of course. He was most excited about the mitt. He wanted to be sure to show the blue baseball that came with it. Oh, joyous surprise!)
While I tend to be very, very careful with Target purchases for myself, I love cheap clothes for kiddos…or at least for kiddos like mine. Pax outgrows most things before he wears it twice, and Raines manages to rip, tear or otherwise stain almost everything he touches. I'll be glad when he's over his zoom-cars-on-knees-on-pavement stage. His entire closet of denim has been decimated (he's currently wearing one of two pairs without holes in the knees).
But, being the picky girl I am, I don't buy anything – even for the kiddos – unless I love it. Unless I think it's cool. So most of the time, my kid's clothes don't come from Target.
But I'm currently loving Target's Spring offerings. The colors are bright and spot-on. The patterns are sophisticated and the graphics are actually cool. I'm shocked. But happily so. Even better? They have rockin' stuff for girls, as well. (And everything is under $20, with many pieces under $10.)
So, because I'm a geek*, here are my 13 favorite pieces for both little boys and girls from Target:
*13 is a prime number and is awesome.
For the Boys
Layer the tees over the button-down shirts, put the funky vest over the preppy chambray. Those bright capri pants? Roll the hem a few times and pair with a cool pair of Tiny TOMS. (Sadly, all of the cool sunglasses were sold out online but may be available in stores.)
For the Girls
Cool dresses in patterns that look more expensive than they are, boyish t-shirts and hoodies in gorgeously bright colors, and vintage looking tops? Yes, please. And I'd wear those overall myself. Yes, yes I would.
Not too shabby, Target. Mamas, did I miss any of your favorites??