Last month, during my visit to Montana, the Grandmothership pulled out a box of old baby clothes that originated with my sister and were then used again when I was born. The clothes totally cracked me up with their late 70s/early 80s style. Here are a few of the best vintage duds.
First we have the plaid pinafore.
(In case you were wondering how big Bella is these days, she's "SOOOO BIG!")
This dress is cute in it's own weird 80s way, if not a bit Little House on the Prairie-ish. However, it appears that we are either missing some frilly bottoms or the curse of the long torso has struck again.
Next we have the red corduroy bell bottoms.
We were going for an Elton John look, but Bella was being a bit of a baby about having to wear sunglasses AND a wig. Thus, this was the best shot I could get of her in her full get-up. (Windex? Wha?)
Finally, we have my favorite. This outfit put me into a fit of giggles when I first saw it, which confused my mom as all she could see when she looked at it was a cute baby outfit.
It's sort of sweet, really. Where I saw ridiculous red, quilted overalls with frilly straps and an embroidered chicken, my mom could only see the sweet memory of her own babies dressed up in the latest baby fashion. She honestly could not see why they were so funny. But how could an embroidered chicken not be funny?
Maybe I shouldn't have teased my mom so much about those quilted overalls. After all, I hardly keep Bella in the latest baby fashions. Take the other day for example. Here she is in some basic Carter's clothes.
I have the hardest time finding pants that fit her robust little figure (they are either too tight, but a good length or they fit around her waist and are ridiculously long), so she often has to wear these silly loose stretchy pants. Seriously - we have yet to find a pair of jeans that fit. Anyhoo, on this particular day we were about to go outside, so I added a sweatshirt to her outfit.
I see some of you saying, "What's the big deal? Those clothes look normal to me."
What's the big deal? Look again at the outfits. Do those outfits remind you of anyone? Or maybe I should ask if it reminds you of any particular generation? The matchy-matchy shirt and loose pants? Or the two-tone look that is reminiscent of Easter eggs? Do you see it?
YES! I'VE BEEN DRESSING MY CHILD LIKE A GOLDEN GIRL.
Geriatric chic works well on my own Grandma, but not so much on my baby. Maybe the red chicken outfit is not so bad after all? At least it's a little bit more age appropriate.