hello! i hope everyone had a wonderful thanksgiving, and a good long break to be able to enjoy it. i certainly did, with some high and lowlights; but that's not what today's post is about. . . two saturdays ago, on november 20th, i became an aunt! my older sister has been impatiently awaiting the birth of her first child, josiah "pete" dalton, and he finally arrived (pretty quickly, from what i understand,) that afternoon.
i have also been anxiously awaiting little pete's debut - for many reasons, of course, one of them being that not long ago the kind folks of the tea collection asked me to style up some children's clothes for them. being without child myself, and happily so, i was debating whether or not to do the project, and mentioned their clothing in an email to emily (new mom/big sis) who, if i recall correctly, responded to the email in such excitement as to use all caps. she's an editor, folks; she doesn't punctuate lightly. so i accepted the project and decided to use clothes that i'd want to give to my new nephew. if they seem bigger than infant size, you are correct! and observant! and masterful at deciphering scale in weirdly laid out photos! he has such an abundance of baby clothes for his first year or so that i bought him some pieces that will serve him well in a couple of years. the anticipation will be tough.
i went with a bunch of stripes - perhaps influenced partially by some mondo-love this project runway season, i am finally braving patterns, and have become quite infatuated with simple ones like stripes and polka dots. i chose three different stripe patterns, then matched them with a practical (and adorable) pair of shoes and this hat that i've been holding on to for awhile - you have the option of wearing it as a sheep, a wolf, or. . . a wolf in sheep's clothing! how cute is that?!
the clothes are courtesy of the tea collection, but the styling, choice, and words of admiration for the brand are my own. seriously - beautifully made, down to the reinforced knees on the pants and the cute little tag in the shirts. everything can be found on their website - where, coincidentally, they are having a big sale until tomorrow only.