The day after I found out I was pregnant (we were in NYC), I walked over to the nearest baby story (Livly) and bought a few items for our future baby. Once I found out we were having a girl, I couldn’t stop myself from getting her sweet little items every month. I had a whole list of baby brands that I had been saving for years and was so excited to finally envision our little girl in the pieces. Thinking back now, I had no clue of what I actually needed, but some of those impulse purchases have been the most fun to see on Clementine. Since then, I’ve done my fair share of shopping for a baby and actually putting those items to good use. Some of my favorite baby clothing brands are Dondolo, Pepa & Co, La Coqueta, Little English, Daniel & Sofia, Bonpoint, Oeuf, and Marigold Modern and Smallable for their curations. I also love finding adorable and affordable pieces at Zara, Gap, H&M, Hanna Andersson and lots of unique Etsy finds. I’m always looking to discover new brands and small business and have recently found a few on Instagram, thanks to some wonderful readers, like A Little’s World, Soor Ploom and Dannie and Lilou. I love getting my daughter dressed in the morning. It’s part of our routine together, and I’ll take it for as long as she lets me!
As with most babies, Clementine adores her collection of toys! She is obsessed with her baby stroller and loves to crawl over, pull herself up and push it with her collection of stuffed animals and Blabla dolls around the house. She is almost old enough for us to set-up this adorable Maileg dollhouse, received as a Christmas gift from her grandparents last year. Right now, she loves anything that stacks, shakes, makes noise or music, or that she can put in her mouth (which means always keeping a watchful eye on her). It is so much fun to see her excitement with playtime, exploring how to roll a ball (she is actually quite good at catching!) and make things work. I could go on and on about Clementine’s favorite toys, but instead, I will let you peruse through the list below.