Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Uniform Schmooniform

Many of you commented on how adorable BabyGirl's "uniform" was for school. I do have a slight confession to make. It's not "technically" a uniform. Our school has a dress code and it reads as such: shirts and dresses must have a collar, have no brand emblem and be red, navy or white in color. Shorts, skirts and pants must be navy or khaki. Sooo, I decided to stretch the interpretation of that description as far as I could in order to have a cutie pie student! I love, love, love Olive Juice Kids. Great company, great clothes, great quality, great everything! They do tend to be a bit conservative, however. PERFECT for the private school uniform wearing set! I picked out several things over the summer that I thought would be cute. One was the dress BabyGirl was wearing in her first day of school pictures. I also bought this dress in blue and red (sorry for the sucky picture...the website doesn't have a photo of the dress anymore so this is from ebay...)



We have it with short sleeves (although I'm VERY tempted to buy this one with the long sleeves!). It's so cute and SO soft. BabyGirl loved wearing it. She wears a pair of white biker shorts from Gymboree underneath so there's no indecent exposure on the playground.

We also have these adorable cords. I actually bought them for BabyBoy last year. Poor thing...I didn't realize they were girl pants. He did look at me a bit strangely when I gave them to him to put on, but he's pretty good about wearing whatever I ask him to wear. Now I'm glad I did get them. We've passed them down to BabyGirl. Getting her to wear pants might be a stretch, but we'll see! They're so cute because the button holes are trimmed in red thread.



Another cute option I found from Olive Juice Kids was this skirtall. Ours is actually the cotton poplin fabric and has a little bodice with suspenders, as opposed to this one that doesn't have the bodice. I'll be interested to see how it works out in the restroom...



Of course, we've also got the standard skorts and polos from Land's End and Old Navy. Great staples. I love the maryjanes that Aster makes, although we're supposed to wear tennis shoes so we went with white Keds. They seem to match everything.

Gymboree had some really adorable options as well...






A very good use of my GymBucks, if I do say so myself. I didn't, however, see these little cuties when I was there. I may have to make a trip back out to the mall. Remember wearing these when you were a kid? I think I might die watching BabyGirl strut off in her pom pom bobby sox.



And how cute would they be with THESE? (also available at Olive Juice Kids)



Of course, you know that lazy hooch wouldn't even THINK about tying a shoe so we'll have to stick with velcro for now.

So there you have it in a nutshell. Uniform interpretation ah la sippycups.

8 comments:

Monogramchick said...

i knew that was too cute to be school-issued. great job mama and definately go for the bobby socks! :)

Sarah's Fab Day said...

ADORABLE!! I love your uniform picks.

preppy little dress said...

love all the clothing choices, the 1st dress is the cutiest!

Kappa Prep said...

Everything is so cute and sweet. I think you need to get the longsleeve version on the dress...she will onyl be little once!

Muffy said...

Oh my goodness! These are all TOO CUTE!!!!

P said...

I have never heard of that website before. I'm lovin' it.

Christie said...

Tyler's uniform is pretty much the same, but our third color is columbia blue instead of red. We ended up with a lot of the same clothes, and I am happy to hear about Olive Juice Kids for some more options!

Impoverished Preppy said...

Oh my goodness - love that dress and so want that Eloise-esque jumper. Alas, my options are officially designated as navy jumper, navy skort, navy pants - preferably from Lands End. Not a lot of wiggle room, but she still looks cute. I'm in the process of tracking down cute headbands for her. I found a super cute navy, pink and white striped grosgrain with single letter monogram on line. Love! Let me know if you want the website.