Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Christian Siriano....you better watch out

Garrett and Landon are 2.5 years old and they have finally hit that stage where they want more control over their appearance. You know, they want to pick out their own clothes and choose which shoes they want to wear on any given day. It's a fierce battle every morning.

I have enough stress in my life so I had to let go of something. Some battles just aren't worth fighting, know what I mean?

So, every morning, Garrett and Landon choose their own clothes. I try my best not to giggle or ask them, "Are you absolutely sure this is what you want to wear today?"

As we encounter people, the first thing I say is, "They chose their own outfits"...as if I need to make up an excuse as to why my kids are walking around like fashion misfits.

Here we have Garrett....he's dressed in a lovely Lightning McQueen pajama shirt that he refused to change after sleeping in it the night before, adorable Finding Nemo underwear and stylin' rain boots. A very relaxed style...the kind of look that says, "I'm all about comfort...and the rain boots protect me against any sudden leaks. I am in the midst of potty training, after all".


"Oh, gotta run, I hear the phone....I'm expecting a call from Tommy Hilfiger. We're cutting a deal on a new fashion line for toddlers"


Next, we have Landon....he's all about keeping cozy warm as the cold weather hits but it's also important to him to flaunt the brand names. God forbid anyone finds out that his mother shops at Target and Kohl's.



Landon is modeling a Thomas the train shirt underneath his Gap sweatshirt. He has layered basketball shorts over his blue sweatpants....going for style without having to compromise comfort or the luxury of keeping warm. Mismatched socks with open-toed sandals complete the look.

A side note....the sweatshirt must have a hood on it in order to successfully pull off this look . Just so you know.


I hear Christian Siriano is shaking in his boots right now. He's going to have some stiff competition in the fashion world with these two little guys right on his heels.

Now, if you'll excuse me...I need to confirm their lunch plans tomorrow with Ralph Lauren.

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56 comments:

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Lookin' good, boys, lookin' good.
I love Landon's color choice (orange & blue, Gator colors!).

Alicia said...

Love their fashion sense!!

Buckeroomama said...

Are these pics going into the slide show at their wedding? I SO would add them! Too cute!!

Z now also scoffs at the stuff I choose for her; one time she even said, "No. Want something pretty." As if!!

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

Quite the little fashion forward fellas, aren't they? That is so funny! I love how their personalities shine through!

Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

Garret actually goes out in public dressed like that? Too funny. I thought Landon was doing very well until you got to his socks, oh well.

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

My son is all about matching. He would wear a tuxedo every day if he could.

Corrie Howe said...

Oh, if they are anything like my oldest son and daughter, you are going to have your work cut out for you. I refuse to take my son shopping. He takes FOREVER! I thought a girl would be bad.

My daughter isn't old enough to take shopping, but she has very definite ideas about what she will and won't wear. I probably should take her shopping so I stop wasting money on things she won't wear. Needless to say, the pastor's daughter gets a lot of never worn clothes.

FRANNIE said...

The boots are the best!!

They tie the whole look together :).

Menopausal New Mom said...

They are so cute!! I laugh when my 3 1/2 year old picks out her own clothes, I can be guaranteed at least one piece of pj's in there along with some of her Halloween outfit. Cute photos!

Brooke said...

i especially love the mismatched socks with sandals! :)

Nezzy said...

You can tell how proud they both are of their fashion statements. Yes, I can imagine you do have to pick your battles carefully. Your kids are great, must take after their Mom.

Have a fantastic day full of fashion and fun. God bless.....

Creative Junkie said...

With two girls in this house, I have had my fill of fashion incidents. I won the war but lost many a battle during the process.

Tim Gunn would have choked on his own tongue had he been here during the early years.

Eva Gallant said...

I love the boots: fashion and function!

Donna said...

Where do we get those clothes??!! we'll take 2 (of course) of everything! May we also make one tiny suggestion? We have found that flip flops and lined fleece camo pants make quite a statement on the east coast. We're just saying.....

Rock on the style, boys!

Love, Austin and Logan

The Mother said...

Until they start mixing plaids with prints, I'm afraid they aren't ready for prime time fashion reality TV.

But they do indeed show promise.

Hey, at least you can get them to put ON clothes. I consider that a battle won.

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

I feel ya, Helene. Makenna, bless her heart, not only does she take for.ev.er to get ready, she chooses the most inappropriate attire. What can ya do? You gotta pick your battles, ya know?

Carly said...

I always find it funny what kids want to wear. My Monkey boy will want to wear shorts outside and it will be snowing. Funny cute post!

Six Feet Under Blog said...

Funny post! Love the underwear!

Heather said...

Those are two VERY cute and in-style models you have there!

shortmama said...

Now that is some serious style!!

Cynthia at A Shimmy in My Spirit said...

Soooo cute! You started my day with a smile!

Twins Squared said...

That was cute - I do the same thing too - I feel like I have to let people know that they dressed themselves. Like I actually think they're looking at my kid's clothes and thinking "Wow that mom really has no sense of fashion!" Let us know when they're in the magazines! :)

AngieB said...

SOOOO FIERCE!! What's the age requirement for Project Runway? I think you at least have to be potty-trained, so maybe by next season!

Mighty M said...

You are so great letting them wear whatever!! Love their style!!

Karen said...

I remember my mother having a lengthy conversation with my younger brother about why a red shirt and maroon shorts do NOT make a good combination.

Emily said...

hahahaha i STILL go thru the fights like that with my brother on day to day basis! and hes 11....but your boys look so cute!

kys said...

Two words: Hot. Mess.

(Had to say it. Really I think it's cute. And I'm all for picking your battles.)

blueviolet said...

Those legs in that underwear are just too chubby and cute!

I actually love when I see kids dressed like that!

Deb said...

The best thing is that you are going to have these adorable pictures for always! You might as well let them dress any old way they want, there are too many rules in this world. As long as my kids aren't freezing or breaking some kind of law, I just let it go.

GAMZu said...

You are so cool that you let this go. I know intellectually that this is a silly thing to fight over, but I guess I'm too vain and probably would insist that my kids choose something proper. LOL. I'm too much into having my kids dress just so.
Thank G-d we haven't had major resistance, just a couple of times that my son wanted to wear A instead of B and usually it's OK enough that I can accommodate.

But you're an awesome mom!

kristi said...

Tee hee....sooo cute!

Mrsbear said...

I have some photos of my oldest in similar attire. I think your boys did pretty well overall, although the no pants look is pretty avant garde. I'm not sure the world is ready for that one yet.

BoufMom9 said...

LOL! I am not sure which outfit I like better, but I will say you are a much nicer mommy than i am.
I very rarely let my little ones choose their own clothes unless we are staying home. LOL

(although my husband did let my son keith go to school once in 2 different shoes, chaps with pajama bottoms under it, and his sisters shirt on backwards when i was sick with the flu. LOL)

Mrs Montoya said...

Absolutely perfect and a potty training toddler can never be too prepared. Good for him :) Just too cute. Great post about the daily wonder of motherhood. I love it!

Jennifer said...

I have to say, Garrett takes the prize. I just... no words. Really. LOL! I can't wait for my turn at this whole independent dressing thing! ;-)

Mimi and Tilly said...

Work it boys, work it! I'm loving their fashion sense. My friend's son insists on packing his case whenever they go away. Last time they came to stay he had one pair of underpants, a t-shirt and a case full of lego. He worked the t-shirt and one pair of underpants for three days. My friend insists it was a lesson learned. Since then he has packed two pairs of undies whenever they go away!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Ahhh, I have so "been there, done that"!!! I think girls are harder though because they have more stuff to wear and "abuse", lol!

Coniqua said...

I tried to leave a comment a few mins ago but don't think I was signed in??

I wonder where kids get their fashion sense from. I can't wait to see what my toddler comes up with once he's old enough to choose his own clothes.

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Mrs.Espo said...

Oh boy you do have your hands full! I love that age...that is when they stop depending on you to keep them entertained and use their own imagination....THANK GOD!

Thank you for commenting on my New Moon post! I hope the girls from the HS don't spoil your time!

Angela said...

Lov'n it! I showed Jon some "truly" boyish womens underware last night at the store and he had a "cow" and told me to not even think about it...I should just for spite. Let your little one's know that we found cool boxers for our older boys with their fave soda plastered all over them as well. They will make great stocking stuffers, and the look on my very "modest" 13 yrold's face is all I need for Christmas! Love the look, boys! Thanks for the tips!

Mamatoosi said...

It's so cool to see how different they are through their fashion (I love both outfits, BTW)!

MommyAmy said...

Love it! Anya's getting to the point where she doesn't want me to do jack diddly for her anymore, so I'm sure I'll have to start explaining her fashion choices soon.

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

If you only knew how badly I want to live in your house my dear. Or even visit!

Kaleena said...

I gotta say, those boys have STYLE!!! Lol, you're such a good momma to be letting them dress themselves:)

LYIS said...

LOL! I swear I have the same pictre of my big boy modelling the rain boots and underwear look!

Aimee @ Ain't Yo Mama's Blog said...

Ha! I love it. Your kids are adorable! The boots are especially precious.

My kid just turned 2 and loves putting on our shoes and pointing at different clothes to wear. Believe me, I encourage the fashion sense. If he ends up as a fashion designer or stylist, I will be thrilled! =)

-Aimee

2 Toddlers and Me said...

They definitely have a creative sense of style. And it makes them happy, as well as being easier on you so that's all that matters. Besides they are too cute and anything they wear would draw a smile.

Theta Mom said...

Those boys are workin it!!!

wife.mom.nurse said...

Do i remember that stage well!

I love that they have a flair for fashion! LOL!

Twincerely,Olga said...

haha! Soo cute!! They are posing for you too!!

yonca said...

LOL. he looks so cute in rain boots with pijama shirt! Hehe.. that is familiar:)

Erin said...

This totally made me laugh because when my kids choose their clothes, I also preface everything by saying, "The girls dressed themselves this morning." Done and done. No explanation necessary!

LazyCrazyMama said...

I love it!!! Just wait until they're tweens!!

Frugal Vicki said...

Thank goodness my son hasn't figured out that he only thinks he has a choice. I give him a choice of two outfits, he picks one. He seems happy with that.

HeartsMakeFamilies said...

They are soooo adorable.

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

Sassy got pissed b/c I let Bo wear Spiderman pj pants to get his H1N1 booster shot.

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr



 
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