It’s been a couple years since we’ve had a little baby in our home (Glow makes it abundantly clear that she is THE baby, though she no longer IS a baby), so all those teeny, tiny clothes stuffed in their drawers are all gone. I recently ordered my friend some shoes as a gift for her daughter turning 1, and the shoes looked so tiny that I was sure they wouldn’t fit. The shoes ended up fitting perfectly, with room to spare, but it’s just my size barometer is totally off now that wee ones no longer rule my home. We do have a new baby coming to join our family soon, but it’s my sister who is having the baby, so my girls get their first cousin. Searching things to buy for my coming nephew has me oh-ing and ah-ing for all the wonderful infant goods they have these days. I didn’t pop out kids that long ago, but there are so many more options these days.
This collection by Kalinka from Ladida are all the things that make my heart go thumpity-thump and kind of make me wish I had a baby to dress again. It’s the type of quality item that would be cherished as it was passed down from sister to sister. And after, could be saved in a keepsake box for later! My favorites are this viola sweater, the pompoms are too sweet, and this pair of ravena overalls. I had a good collection of vintage rompers and playsuits, and I would have loved to dress them in any of the ones in the Kalinka collection. To make things last, I always to got a bigger size to allow them more time to wear it. I didn’t mind things being slightly too big because you could layer a shirt under and sweater over help it fit better. With the cold weather starting to arrive in most places (not in California), little babes need a camellia bonnet to keep them warm. Babes with bonnets on always looks so positively darling. I would have loved to dress my babes in any of these cozy knits.
The simplicity and heirloom quality of Kalinka clothing is so lovely, and makes me missing the days when I used to dress them up. These days, I don’t even mess with their styles, so moms of little ones, enjoy curating their closets for as long as it lasts.
Shop the Kalinka clothing collection here.