Cozying up for winter

11/15/2015









While the weather outside is much warmer than usual, it's hard to resist pulling out the cozy sweaters and wool socks. Something about sweaters... I have the hardest time exiting a store without picking one up for someone in our little crew! Shopping for the dude is always a little tough, as he's very lean, and I also prefer slim cut styles. Up until a couple weeks ago, I'd exclusively shopped in the toddler section at kids stores, which tends to run from size 1 - 5. Finally, I had a realization that the kids section starts at an x-small, which says it fits ages 4-5. After comparing a few size 5's to x-small's, I've realized that the kids version (x-small) runs longer in the body but without added width. Perfect!

I picked up his red plaid sweater from joe fresh, and of course now I see that they have a sale on. Isn't that always the case? And then I debate in my head how much of a discount I 'lost', and how much it would cost in time and gas to drive back and try to exchange or price match... and usually I give up there. The sweater is a little stretchy so I think it will hold it's shape well, and I just wanted to snuggle up with him all day:)

I also have to point out Soren's socks, which are happy socks from mini mioche. They are the best! He goes through socks sooo quickly, and these have lasted for a couple months with barely any wear on them. I would say I'll put them in his stocking - but he would probably cry if he thought santa brought him socks. Many a toy have been selected for santa this year, and clothes are nowhere near his list.

Poppy's cute winter sweater is from baby gap and was one of those $5 deals that tend to happen after the holidays. I used to be a boxing day enthusiast, but these days I just check out the online sales, which tend to run the entire week between christmas and new years. Gap / Old Navy have awesome deals where they'll sometimes offer up to 70% off the lowest marked prices, and I love to stock up on things for the next season.

Lastly I have to confess that these cozy pictures were not taken at our house. Sadly, while we have a 100-year old character home - we don't have a fireplace:( It is at the TOP of our list for a future house, so in the meantime we'll casually invite ourselves over to friends and family with fireplaces. I promise to bring baking!

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