At 30 weeks pregnant, Calysta's clothes are 100% complete, all the way from newborn until 12 months old.. I know I may sound a little early to collect baby clothes up to 12 months old, that's the way too early, right? But who can blame me when baby girl's clothes, headbands and accessories are just the way too adorable to resist?
The way I think is like this, just grab & buy it when the deal is good and the dress is pretty, it doesn't matter if the size is too big right now, baby grows up very quickly and she will eventually have the chance to wear it even it's a year later heheheee...
I think I have already spoilt this girl before she's even born because she has so many clothes and dresses, not mentioning so many pretty hair clips and hair bands :) And I make sure I buy her quality clothes from brands like Carter's (Oh Gosh, I can't believe I purchased so many Carter's dresses & rompers for her), Oshkosh, Mothercare, Ralph Lauren (only 1 dress though), Baby Gap (mostly rompers), Pumpkin Patch, Fox Baby and a few overseas brands.
I know many people would tell me "but baby grows up so quickly..."
Yes I know that though, but I always believe a girl no matter how young deserves to be treated like a princess.. She deserves to get dressed prettily and by dressing up properly and nicely since young, she will eventually grow up and become one fine young lady :) It will also influence the way she dresses up when she grows up :)
My mother loved to dress me up when I was a little and she would dress me up in pretty dresses whenever we went out for family outings. The dresses she bought me were so pretty and wearing those dresses made me feel like "I'm one special little princess.." Thus I felt so much better about myself :) And I want my daughter to feel that way too.. I want her to feel special since young :)
Plus I think Calysta will be my only daughter (that's why she's pretty spoilt), don't know why I have this feeling that my 3rd baby (if I have one) will be another boy.. After that, my ovaries will be officially retire. It's a very strong feeling lingered around for so long, so let's see! :D
I'm a very girly girl and I love dresses so much. My wardrobe has more dresses than tops and I only have 2 long jeans pants (I'm not a big fan of denim, long jeans, etc). Being a super girly girl, it made me naturally wanting a baby girl since young so I could dress her up in my own girly style and so when I found out I was pregnant with a baby girl, I was over the moon! And I couldn't wait to start shopping her stuff!
After I found out "it's a girl" I started my early shopping at 20 weeks pregnant. I bought her stuff a little by a little.. I didn't rush at all.. Mostly, I bought online! I grabbed whatever good deals I saw and within 2 months time, I have completed everything :)
I would say I'm pretty lucky to be able to complete Calysta's stuff 2 months before she's here.. If I haven't done so, I wonder how could I continue on shopping while I'm on strict home rest due to premature labor risk?
Thanks God, everything is complete now, I just need to wash, organize, set up her nursery and buy additional stuff I may need for my confinement, I'm all set! :)
In fact, I bought her baby care products before I even found out her gender. I started buying stuff except her clothes at 3 months pregnant.. I started early because I wanted to get prepared well at my 2nd trimester, so I could enjoy & relax more at my 3rd trimester. I know how hard it is to do baby shopping at 3rd trimester while carrying a big baby bump around.. Learned that from my 1st pregnancy and I regretted to buy EJ's stuff at almost 8 months pregnant.. I was so tired and couldn't walk too much.. Ended up buying EJ's stuff from strictly 1-2 baby stores. So this time round, I'm super well & better prepared!
I will show you more when I'm done with washing & organizing baby stuff ~ hopefully able to share some information with fellow mommies-to-be what you need to buy and what you don't need and what are baby essentials when you are expecting your little one. I hope to be able to get everything set and done before 36 weeks :)
Here I'm sharing with you clothes & dresses I bought for Calysta.. I have more than this but I keep it in her closet and will let her wear it (and show you too) when she's older enough! These are mostly my favorites. Basic stuff and those hands down clothes from EJ (neutral colors), I won't show it here.. (because it's not girly enough, hahaa..)
Her style will be very girly and princessey with floral & ribbon head accessories :)
This princess romper with matching tutu skirt is too pretty. Can't resist it, so I bought 4 different designs (with different sizes)
Love floral dresses so much, my favorite is the top left from Carter's
The top left is from Ralph Lauren and so far one of my favorites :)
Super comfortable dresses from Carter's (top left) and can be worn at home too
Cute Owl Rompers
Baby Hoodies, denims and summer slippers for baby (3 months plus)
More rompers :)Ah, this one is my favorite, a pretty pink denim dress from Oshkosh.. I mean it's denim but pink? It's absolutely too adorable not to get this one!
More dresses from Carter's.. I love Carter's brand because the material is very comfortable, the cotton quality is good, yet it doesn't feel hot at all.. Very suitable for hot weather like Singapore. Plus it's so suitable as home & play wear :)
More casual & home wear from Carter's. Dresses are not only pretty (I super adore the pretty soft color and design) but it's super comfy too (cooling material) I reckon Baby Cal will look adorable at home every day :)Sneak peak of her closet. I mostly hang clothes from 0-6 months and from 6-12 months, I organize & put inside cloth bags I bought from Daiso (will show you more how I organize her stuff when I finish washing & organizing)
I love floral & ribbon hair clips.. These are designed for newborn and young babies, thus the clips will not hurt baby's scalp and it's super comfortable to wear :)
Pretty head bands from newborn onwards.. These are also very super comfortable and I hope Calysta doesn't mind this on her head.. I heard some baby girls mind. But I think even she does mind, it's alright I will keep this for her to wear when she's older.. I can absolutely work something out, like using it to tie ponytail hair perhaps?
Matching booties & mittens ~ all in pink color (because mommy loves pink, hahaha...)
Cute floral hat from Mothercare and some cute socks I bought from baby Expo
Finally a pair of ballet shoes for newborn from Mothercare. Absolutely pretty!
That's about it, meanwhile I have to stop my retail therapy for my daughter now! She has more than enough! But seriously can I resist one pretty dress? I doubt so! :D
P/S: I order Carter's clothes from US website through a local seller here, you can email me in private if you wanna know how I place my order :)