It took me a really long time to find a rain coat. We’re talking years. Every season I’d look around and Pin things I like online but I could never find exactly what I wanted. Because pushing a double stroller and carrying an umbrella is damn near impossible, I wanted something waterproof, obviously, and hooded. Something with a lining that’s warm enough for fall and cool enough for spring. Something loose enough for layering but not too drapey and oversized. And something blue. I toyed with bright yellow, because who doesn’t love a bright yellow rain coat? But blue is more my style and I found the perfect bright yellow rain coat for Isla (which I got on sale) so I’ll just live vicariously through her, as I do with the rest of her wardrobe. After lots of searching, I settled on this coat from Petit Bateau. I thought they only made kids clothes, but I was pleasantly surprised to find a women’s section. The coat is exactly what I wanted and needed. I now find myself looking forward to rain just so I can wear it! And while it’s a bit more than I wanted to spend, Petit Bateau offers 30 percent off plus free shipping on your first order when you sign up for email. Bonus! Money well spent.
The other day I was looking at the pile of shoes that somehow always seems to migrate to the corner of the dining room no matter how many times I clean up, and couldn’t help but laugh at the similarities between my shoes and Isla’s. Same for the coats in the closet, our black and grey skinny jeans, the list goes on. Clearly I buy things for my daughter I would wear myself. Or vice versa. So I walked around the house taking pictures of the similarities while the kids were sleeping because that was more fun than cleaning. And because Isla is sick again and we have cabin fever. Now all I need is a mermaid lunchbox of my own and our mama-daughter twinning will be complete.
hers + mine rain coats; hers + mine (old Zara, similar) spring jackets
clockwise from top left:
hers + mine (old from Gilt, similar) winter boots; hers + mine converse; hers + mine (old Madewell) booties; hers + mine (old Michael Kors, similar below) rain boots
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I would wear every single pair of these shoes if they made them in my size. Though, I do have tiny feet so it’s possible I could get a matching big kids’ pair! But anyway. How adorable, right? Now that Isla’s walking I’m a little afraid for our bank account because I must have every single pair of baby sneakers I see. It’s not good. Very bad.
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