bibs + booties by january prints

January Prints Polka Dot Aqua and Coral Bib + Bootie Set

Last Sunday Isla finally sat in a high chair for an entire meal at a restaurant. I say finally because until now the little peanut was too tiny and wobbly to hold her own in those crappy wooden chairs with even crappier (usually broken) straps used by every restaurant ever. She’s been sitting on our laps trying to grab everything she sees forcing us to take turns eating. Not fun. So I’ll say it again, FINALLY. We’ve been using those hard plastic pocket bibs for eating at home but Isla has started trying to pull them off and they’re not very convenient for on-the-go. We love this pocket bib + bootie set by January Prints. We used the bib for the first time at Sunday brunch and the pocket was great for catching falling puffs. Plus, I think the arm loops tricked the little rascal into thinking she was just wearing another shirt rather than a bib because she didn’t try to tear it off once. As for the booties, well, she eats them. She has some crazy foot fetish and is worse than a dog when it comes to finding shoes to eat no matter how well they are hidden. (She also sucks on toes.) These little high-tops are soft and cozy and provide a bit of warmth during our morning caffeine runs. I hear soft soles are ideal for babies learning to walk, too. Not that I’m trying to rush her!

So what I’m really trying to say is … how stinking cute is this bootie and bib set? It comes in other colors and color combos, too. Plus, small shops owned/created/designed/etc by other women/moms are awesome, no? (Full disclosure: I purchased the booties and the bib was a gift because Michelle, of January Prints, is a friend. Opinions are all mine, as always.)

January Prints Polka Dot Aqua and Coral Bib + Bootie Set

January Prints Polka Dot Aqua Bib + Bootie Set

She could barely see over the table, but at least she didn’t fall out! And I think she was embarassed I was taking her photo in public. She’s like a teenager already.

January Prints Polka Dot Aqua and Coral Bib + Bootie Set

January Prints Polka Dot Aqua and Coral Bib + Bootie Set

January Prints Polka Dot Aqua Bib + Bootie Set

January Prints Polka Dot Aqua and Coral Bib + Bootie Set

January Prints Polka Dot Aqua and Coral Bib + Bootie Set

January Prints Polka Dot Aqua and Coral Bib + Bootie Set

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plain white tee

Club Monaco white t-shirt; Zara ripped skinny jeans with zips; Zara emerald flat shoes; Topshop Clean Edge burgundy fedora; vintage bracelet from HOME Boutique Philadelphia

There is nothing easier than a white tee and black skinny jeans. If I had to pick a uniform, this would definitely be it. Throw on a hat, cute flats/sneakers, a flannel/blazer/chambray shirt over top or around the waist and go. So easy. It’s nice to have basics that work alone or with layers as the temps drop. One thing I desperately need though is a pair of basic black flats. Can you believe I do not own one pair of black or nude flats? How did that happen? I threw out my Target pair that I wore to the brink last season and realized I had no replacement, which means I’m on the hunt. And I told you I wear this hat every day. E V E R Y D A Y .
 Club Monaco white t-shirt; Zara ripped skinny jeans with zips; Zara emerald flat shoes; Topshop Clean Edge burgundy fedora; vintage bracelet from HOME Boutique Philadelphia

Club Monaco white t-shirt; Zara ripped skinny jeans with zips; Zara emerald flat shoes; Topshop Clean Edge burgundy fedora; vintage bracelet from HOME Boutique Philadelphia

Club Monaco white t-shirt; Zara ripped skinny jeans with zips; Zara emerald flat shoes; Topshop Clean Edge burgundy fedora; vintage bracelet from HOME Boutique Philadelphia

{Club Monaco shirt; Zara jeans (similar here and here) + shoes; Topshop hat (similar here); vintage bracelet from HOME Boutique; Topshop lipstick in “All About Me” + NARS lipgloss in “Chihuahua” }

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isla’s first baseball game at yankee stadium

Isla wearing Peltor headphones at her first Yankee game with her mom, dad and aunt Keara

I’m a Yankee fan. Now you know. I’ve been going to games at Yankee Stadium since I was in single digits. My grandfather passed his love of baseball (the New York Yankees to be exact) on to nearly every member of my family and my uncles have kept the tradition alive and well amongst most of the grandkids. My husband is a Phillies fan so we’re a bit of a divided household. While I want Isla to make her own decisions in life when it comes to career, family and the rest of that important stuff, baseball in nonnegotiable. I will raise a loyal Yankee fan. It’s in her blood. My husband will fight it every step of the way, of that I am sure, but he’s a hockey guy and I think it’s perfectly reasonable that she can cheer on his beloved Flyers and my beloved Yankees. Whether he agrees with this or not is beside the point. I win. Because I said so. And that’s that.

Now with that out of the way … Isla loved her first game! We bought kid-sized noise-canceling earmuffs (for only $17!) to protect her from the noise and this turned out to be the best idea ever. It was incredibly loud (we were right under a speaker) and those little eardrums would have been hurting. Plus, she looked so stinking adorable I thought people were going to try to steal her. She was dancing like crazy to the music and didn’t fuss once the whole day! I was so proud. Also, Yankee Stadium is very nursing mom friendly. The security and staff were really helpful when it came to finding me a quiet place to nurse Isla in semi-private. For that I am very grateful. And most importantly, my daughter saw Derek Jeter play in his second to last game at Yankee Stadium. That is really something. I don’t care which team you like (or how much you hate the Yankees), he is a baseball legend. Someday Isla will say she saw one of the greats play and for that I thank my uncle Emery for making sure she could share that moment with us. My Papa was smiling down on us yesterday.

And now, a few pictures.

Isla's first train ride

Isla’s first train ride. My little sister Keara drove several hours up from Maryland for less than 24 hours to come with us to the game. See, I told you it’s in our blood.

Isla with her dad at Yankee Stadium

The Yankees lost and Isla was pretty stressed out about it. Her dad, on the other hand, was quite pleased.

Yankee Stadium

Yankee Stadium. It’s not the original, but it’ll have to do.

Isla is so happy to be at Yankee Stadium

She was just so happy to be there. No really, she was!

Group photo at Yankee Stadium

Thanks to my uncle Emery for taking us year after year after year! And to my husband, for giving in just a little bit so I could share this day with my girl.

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