Betsy’s Wardrobe

I love newborns dressed in white baby-grows, nothing distracting from their gorgeous newness.

When Betsy turned 12 weeks I dressed her in a cute Molo romper and posted a picture to Instagram with the tag #BetsysWardrobe. For the last three months (because yes, oh my, she is actually six months old) I have been capturing her outfits and collecting them on Instagram.

Perhaps it is because she is going to be our last baby that I feel a little sad when the clothes are so quickly outgrown. Knowing that this time I won’t be squirrelling them away but passing them on one way or another.

At six months Betsy is already taller than Milla was at one year and like Monty is wearing 80cm clothing even if the legs are a little long yet.

Looking at these pictures now reminds me just how much I love these clothes. Maybe I’ll keep the odd one or two in the hope that one day there will be grandchildren to wear them…

Because I know there will be questions:

For individual outfits please see my Instagram pictures (I am thatkat – comment here with your Insta name if I don’t accept you right away) or ask in the comments if you’re not on Insta. Clothing brands include: Molo, Gap Green Cotton, Polarn O Pyret, Katvig, Smafolk, Ej Sikke Lej, ilovegorgeous, Tootsa MacGinty, J by Jasper Conran, Zutano, Boden, H&M, Green Baby, Grobag, Urban Elk, Rainbow Kids and Tots Bots.

Most are vintage (ok, ok, past season hand-me-downs) with a few current season gifts from my super kind friends.

The play mat is by Cloud Cockoo Designs.

I mostly shop at: Juicy Tots, Little Baby Company, Love it Love it Love it, Sisters Guild, Tootsa MacGinty, and eBay.

The majority of these clothes are on their second or third baby and are still in excellent condition. By spending a little more in the first place I think I have had exceptional value for my money.

You can keep up with my favourite shops and designers on Bambino Goodies.

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14 Comments

  • Reply Super Kat (@thatkat) (@thatkat) September 3, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Latest at Housewife: Betsy’s Wardrobe – http://ow.ly/6kGyV (corrected link!)

  • Reply cathy at nurturestore September 3, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    Oh my, the cuteness. I love the smiley photos. I’ve just packed away a couple of favourite babygrows – for the grandchildren one day maybe?

  • Reply snafflesmummy September 3, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    I love seeing the wardrobe pictures updates. Gorgeous clothes. You could always get a bubs bear made If you cant part with them

  • Reply Kelly September 3, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Oh she is just a gorgeous smiley thing isn’t she. I love all Kate’s clothes, she is far better dressed than me!

  • Reply Kelle September 3, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    I love that you dress her in bold prints and so many lush colours! Nothing worse than falling in the pale pink trap!!
    She really is so adorable, 6 months already! Crazy how quickly time flies when you’re a mama!

  • Reply Emma @mummymummymum September 3, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Off to check out those shops now! xx

  • Reply Ruth September 3, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Betsy is SO delicious, and I love following the #BetsysWardrobe tag on Instagram. She wears some gorgeous clothes and classic prints.

    Your point about getting good value by spending more is spot on. Unless you know which season all those clothes from, you’d never guess which are new and which aren’t. They will definitely last for grandchildren, and imagine how amazing it will be to unpack them in 20-30 years time and hand them on to Milla, Monty or Betsy.

    *happy sigh*

    • Reply Kat September 10, 2011 at 1:51 pm

      Twenty years – not sure I could bear to wait thirty :)

  • Reply Antonina September 3, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    I absolutely ADORE Betsy’s wardrobe!

  • Reply The Mad House September 4, 2011 at 1:28 am

    Lovely clothes, so many memories wrapped up in the fabric

  • Reply Tootsa MacGinty (@TootsaMacGinty) September 4, 2011 at 7:50 am

    Loving @thatkat ‘s blog http://t.co/KeVre9f featuring the very gorgeous Betsy & her gorgeous threads! #betsyswardrobe

  • Reply Sian September 4, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    Kat, Betsy is so beautiful x

  • Reply northernmum September 4, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Oh happiness upon reading this!

    I love betsy

    btw what nappies do you use?

    ours are starting to come apart as BB moves more?

    beautiful pictures

    • Reply Kat September 10, 2011 at 1:52 pm

      She’s in a Tots Bots cloth nappy in these pictures but we also use BumGenius which I would go for with a toddler.

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