Mommy and Me Outfits from Boutiques, Near Me, Etsy, Target and ShopDisney
Mommy and me outfits are matching or coordinating clothes for adults and their children. Often they are basic, unisex T-shirts although some variations can include dresses, footie pajamas, sweaters, kimonos, cardigans, and more. They are so trendy because of the surge of using social media for family portraits. Here are some ideas and inspiration thanks to my very active Kindergartener. This is NOT a sponsored post or advertisement, just some fun favorites I hope you enjoy! :1-7-faceBlowingKiss: As the song says, “even if it’s a disaster, I got’ta, I gotta know!”
It’s important to know that you can check size charts with your baby or mommy measurement to see if you could order something you normally wouldn’t.
For example, I’m 5’5”, 31 years old, 34D cup, 28” waist 38” hips and a size 4-6 small in adult clothing typically. However, I fit the Disney “Here for the Snacks” shirt in XL children’s sizing because it fits me.
Caleb recently turned 5 years old, he’s very tall for his age and slender so a 5T (the T stands for toddler), actually fits him the same as a size 4 or size 5 in the “kids” or “boy” section of Carter’s and on Osh Kosh B’gosh (founded in my home state of Maine and later bought out by Carter’s), side of the store, he’s smaller because they run larger than listed so I can score a great deal on clearance toddler overalls! 👩👦
A) Carter’s near me at Tanger Outlets
~[Halloween Family Matching PJs | carters.com](2159702806149120)
~[Baby clothes, children's clothes, toddler clothes | Carter's](2159723122771969) 4/5 Pumpkin Spice Lattes 🎃🥤🍁🧋
Carter’s Family Matching Outfits
100% Snug Fit Cotton, SALE $12 for 5T footie pjs and $27 for the adult unisex (we have size XS and size Small, I would definitely size up since they’re snug)
-DOB (date of birth) on each item let’s you know when the particular batch or version of that article of clothing was manufactured (helpful because Caleb has a particular pair of favorite Khaki pants with a particular leopard colored button 😒)
-free shipping to store pickup option
-comes in 5T with footies! Cheaper AND cuter than the “kid” or “boy” sizes
-sales and stock quantities are constantly changing
-have to drive to Tanger Outlets and risk buying more for store pickup
-itchy fabric on adult pjs
-runs small on adults
Competition: Children’s Place and Gymboree
Pro: Free Shipping, also has an iPhone app and rewards points system
Con: No store close to me, so I can’t do in-store pickup or try them on
B) Prim de la Prim boutique online and on Facebook
~[Home – Prim de la Prim](2159702806054912) 5/5 unicorns :1-2-heartEyes::1-2-heartEyes::1-2-heartEyes::1-2-heartEyes::1-2-heartEyes:
plus Cat & Jack near me from SuperTarget
~[Toddler Boys' Christmas Pajama Set - Cat & Jack™ Target](2159702806104064) 4/5 Targets 🎯🎯🎯🎯
PDLP PrimDeLaPrim.com (prices vary)
-Made in the USA 😭🙌🇺🇸
-supporting small business
-my mom friend owns it and makes everything herself in Florida to support her two little girls (I purchased both long sleeved peplum tops)
-you can get a 10% off discount ANYTIME using code: Misslexi10 at checkout (I don’t get paid if you use the code but Jessie might take me out on a coffee play date!)
-CUSTOMS!!! You can ask or locate the fabric and she can make it happen, depending on order backlog
-great for nurses and teachers, particularly preschool because it serves as a great redirection tool for babes who are missing their mommies
-Mama t-shirts aren’t her specialty so you have to order custom or wait for a collection drop that gets announced on the PDLP Facebook group
-website is closed when processing orders unless you have a password for a particular order
Target / Cat & Jack $9.99
-super soft and snuggly dinosaur pattern
-no matching mama set
-hot fleece is only ideal in winter months
C) Etsy boutique online only
~[Etsy - Shop for handmade, vintage, custom, and unique gifts for everyone](2159702806202368) 4/5 Unicorns :1-4-smilingFaceWithSmilingEyes::1-4-smilingFaceWithSmilingEyes::1-4-smilingFaceWithSmilingEyes::1-4-smilingFaceWithSmilingEyes:
-easy to get custom items
-a top only matching outfit can be worn for several years so it’s more cost effective
-flattering length similar to a tunic conceals any potential panty line or “Mommy diaper” 🤪
:2-10-wearyFace: Listen, when you’re a single mom and your toddler or child asks “what is this? [feminine napkin pad, tampon, panty liner]” You have to explain it in simple, age-appropriate ways. :5-38-flushedFace:
-pricey for what you could DIY with a Circuit machine from Michael’s 🤷🏻♀️
-sometimes you get completely scammed (I once ordered a Mermaid crown for a photoshoot only to have to DIY myself and file a claim with Etsy)
-the vinyl wrinkles and bunches up from several years of wears and washing
D) ShopDisney merch from the WDW Park and online 3/5 Castles 🏰🏰🏰
Can’t remember the prices, bought on separate occasions both in person at Walt Disney World Resort’s Magic Kingdom theme park
-deals if you get a larger children size for adult
-needs a DOB like Carter’s because there’s inconsistent materials
-100% cotton shrinks
-lint sticks easily
-not very flattering
Finally tried “Ruby Woo” mentioned in a previous video:
^[Pink Lipstick from MAC: Try-On Cremesheen Crème Cup and Matte Candy Yum-Yum](2156999079522304)
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🤔 Why take my word for it?
🤓 Expertise: I’ve been a Boy Mom for over 5 years, I started my motherhood journey with a variety of clothing from Motherhood Maternity and personal closet items in 2016.
🧪 The process:
I dressed up in a ton of coordinating outfits with my 5yo before school one morning. I’ve washed and worn each article of clothing several times with various undergarments to fully test if any we’re see-through or itchy.
❓Why do moms dress like their kids?
📢 I love dressing like my kiddo for safety when celebrating at public events, traveling, or places with large crowds. You can easily identify your little one and don’t have to worry about “Mom brain,” should you become separated as you know what they’re wearing.
❓How should a mom dress nicely?
📢 Tunics, peplums, sleeves, and nothing a baby could pull down for a wardrobe malfunction. Washable, durable also helps. White and Black are almost not even worth it if you have a child under 3. You can essentially guarantee they will stain your outfit if so.
❓ What do you wear to a Mommy and Me class?
📢 I like the PDLP peplum top with leggings. Leggings and a top bun are the unofficial Mom look for play dates and Mommy and Me Classes. Too overdressed = you intimate the other Mommas who feel inferior for not having it together, too casual = you worry your Mom friends who think you aren’t practicing self-care. Balance.
❓ What should I wear if I have a mom's tummy?
📢 Peplums and maternity clothes are your friend! PDLP also has Mama sweaters and kimonos that are very flattering and hide a variety of self-perceived flaws. Moreover, go EASY on yourself!! You CREATED a human life (by the Grace of God), and your child will not care one bit if you “look fat” in a photograph, that’s their Momma! (Or as Caleb calls me, Mama Llama) 🦙
❓ How should I dress for my mommy and me picture?
📢 Do not feel pressured to wear an EXACT match to your child in a family photo. Not only is it super pricey and expensive, but sometimes it’s nice to see a variety of textures and prints in a single shade or a variation thereof. The most important thing is that YOU feel confident and pretty, and that you babies are comfortable with no scratchy tags. If all else fail, BRING SNACKS! Check out this post from @[MBAscholar](1969974411551744) for a to-go meal the day of the photoshoot: ^[👍Balanced meals made easy: utilizing Bentgo meal prep containers 🍱](2129062915520512)
❓ Why avoid celebratory or holiday shirts with years or dates?
📢 Longevity, ROI return on investment, CPW cost-per-wear — I AVOID clothing with dates or specific holiday names on them BECAUSE… the “All-American Mom and Boy” shirts were originally purchased one year for a 4th of July / Independence Day family trip to Saint Augustine but quickly became a go-to for any Patriotic America holiday here in the United States. Labor Day, Memorial Day, Veteran’s Day, Captain America movie premieres, Cub Scouts, and for every year. Before you invest in a product, especially children’s clothing since the grow so quickly, try to calculate how many uses they will get out of it. For this reason, I also occasionally size-up because Caleb is extremely tall for his age and on track for more growth. So far, we have gotten well over 10 occasions (including this fun Prismpop video) to wear our All-American tops and it has paid for itself in saving the yearly Old Navy dated shirts back from when I was a kid. CIRCA 1999, anyone? :0-flag-usa: :4-woman-facepalming:
Please tag me in any Mommy and Me ideas you find for us Boy Moms! It’s tough out there! Thank you, Prismpoppers! :1-7-faceBlowingKiss:
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