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"Mommy and Me" Fashions
Memories of 'Mommy and Me'
I vividly remember watching Mother sitting at the sewing machine creating us a new 'mommy and me' outfit.
I would imagine how special I would be dressed as her.
The aniticipation would build and my expectations were never disappointed.
Mother and I shared a special relationship, especially since I was the first girl after 3 boys. Looking like her only increased that bond for me.
She and I still share a special bond as mother and daughter and we do share the same taste in clothing, but we have long out grown the 'mommy and me' fashions.
It's now a tradition that I am able to carry on with my own daughter.
'Mommy and me' fashion outfits are the fun and simple statements of love shared between mothers and their children, a special bond shared and expressed.
I will share with you a few simple ideas to create 'mommy and me' outfits, memories from other mothers, on-line shopping for mommy and me clothing and a few blogs discussing this topic.
I would enjoy hearing from you as well. Do you have a story, an idea or comment to share? Then let's hear from you.Traveling down memory lane keeps those traditions alive and I'd like to invite you on the journey.
Come along and let's see where we go.
Nobody knows of the work it makes to keep the home together. Nobody knows of the steps it takes. Nobody knows-but Mother.
I Want to Look Like you Mommy
Matching Mommy. Enjoy it while you can, these days don't last long
What greater compliment can a parent receive from chldren than wanting to mimick their parents?
When little girls get to wear the big girl fashions with a juvenile flair or boys wearing a matching tie with Dad, oh how big they feel.
Fun prints, cool color combos are fresh and festive for a girl of any age.
Styles can stay as different as your personalities. Having outfits in matching colors gives that immediate illusion of looking like Mom or Dad.
There are no hard fast rules to any 'mommy and me' fashionable outfits, so let's look at a few ideas to create a quick and easy 'Mommy and Me' look.
Quick Matching Ideas
Warm Weather Ideas:
- Bathing suits or beach wraps of the same color.
- Handbags can easily say "I match Mom" by using a large and small version.
- Skirts in the same fabric.
- Shoes of the same color and add some matching bling. Girls always love sparkle.
Matching Yet Different:
- A fun idea if you make your own clothes, is start with a main fabric for an adult and introduce a coordinating piece for your child.Even just using fabrics in the same color family still keep the outfits matched as a grouping.
Cold Weather Ideas:
- Matching coat, hat, glove or scarves
- Just like the bride and her bridal party, wearing matching outfits to a wedding.
- Going out for the evening with outfits made of similar fabric.
- Matching neckties instantly connects Dad and son.
- Matching vest
- Same color shirt
Simple little details as these creates immediate connection to the outfits between a parent and their child.
What Mother's are Saying...
I use to wonder if I were the only one out there that appreciated the 'mommy and me' idea. I couldn't imagine that I was so I went searching and found several comments on the topic.
From Couture Allure Fashion Blog read what one mother's memory of a vintage 'Mommy and Me' look means to her and how it speaks to her.
From other articles I've read comments such as "I love that they want to show their pride in me and vice-verse!".
Then there was a mom that said "Mommy and me fashions can be something really cool, if it is done with taste and design in mind. It has to suit the mom and the daughter."
Yet another mother had expressed her appreciation for 'Mommy and Me' fashions as "celebrating the bond between mother and daughter".
These and many others are waiting for your own discovery in how wonderful and special it is to capture this time in your child's life. It all starts at home and it doesn't last very long.
If you have something to say on the topic be sure to leave your comments below. Please remember this is a 'G' rated commentary so let's be nice, I've seen comments on both sides and if you don't like it it's okay just say it in a nice way.
As my Momma used to say "If you don't have anything nice to say then don't say anything at all." Truth? I get to monitor the comments here anyway. Just saying...
Mommy and Me Outtings
These links listed below will take you to stories shared through Chick-fil-a website of Mommy and Me events hosted by some local Chick-fil-a locations. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
- Mother Daughter Tea | Chick fil A
This sweet story of a mother and daughter tea is inspirational for all Moms wanting special time with their children.
- Mother ~ Son Date Night | Chick fil A
Chick-fil-a host lots of different events for customers and each is always top notch. Check this story out about a 'Mother Son Date Night' in Danville, VA.
- Chick-fil-A at McDonough
This event is coming up May 17, 2011 in McDonough, GA. Check out this link for more information.
Mommy and Me Handbags, Totes and Accessories
Check out some of these fabulous shops for 'mommy and me' goodies from Etsy.com shop owners.
Hurry before their gone, inventory is always changing. Remember these are handcrafted, handmade with love.
- Carry Life's Essentials in Style by BellaMiaTotes on Etsy
Classic Black and White
- Create Your OwnMommy and Me Matching Purse by LuJoyPursesandSuch
Completely custom bags. You pick. Now that is service.
- Santa Clause Christmas Mommy and Me Matching Purse by ljeans
Cute, cute Santa totes.
- Zebra Purse Set Mom and Daughter Mommy and Me by SewDaintyBoutique
'Mommy and Me' Outfits and Accessories Websites
...and you thought your were alone.
Here are a few websites that I have found that focus on 'Mommy and Me' clothes, outfits and accessories. You may also find 'Daddy and Me' as well as matching sibling outfits as well.Be sure to visit often as this list continues to grow and as new places are discovered.
- Mommy and Me Matching Shoes By Pairendipity
PairendipityTM was conceived when the founder/co-owner had to return to her full time position after giving birth to her second baby girl. Being a mother of 2 under 2, with a busy work schedule, she was in search of something that would offer a "conn
- Mommy and Me Clothing by PlanetPlayground on Etsy
Mommy and Me Outfits, Romantic Womens Clothing, Baby and Toddler Pillowcase Dresses and Much More ALL PILLOWCASE DRESSES NOW STARTING AT
- Myah and Me, Mother Daughter Clothing, Matching Family Clothing
Myah and Me Mother Daughter Clothing for Mommy & Me, Daddy & Me, and Grandma & Grandpa, too is about you and your family and the love you share. Our fun, stylish mother daughter matching clothing line is the latest in hot mommy trends!
- Footsteps Clothing - Love Your Family Matching Pajamas & Outfits
Largest online store for family matching pajamas, outfits, shirts and matching family Christmas Holiday pajamas. Unique Love Your Family designs, mother-daughter pajamas and father-son outfits.
Mommy and Me Dress Up or is it?
It's Not Just For Playtime
What about family costume parties? There are some great outfits that make up the perfect matching set for Mommy and Me fun looks.
Perhaps a day of dress up, or tea at your local tea palor or perhaps the neighborhood Halloween party.
Whatever the occasion you'll have hours of fun. Too cute for words.
Mommy and Me Look Alikes - Are they live or are they memorex?
- Mommy and Me Look Alike Contest Entries
Mommy and Me look alikes. This was a fun contest put on by the 'Atlanta Journal Constitution'. See how you think look alike.
Now It's Your Turn to Share A Mommy and Me Moment
I started this page sharing my own 'Mommy and Me' moments with my mother and end with a picture of 'Mommy and Me' moment with my daughter.
Everyone loves hearing stories and sharing ideas from events wearing 'mommy and me' outfits.
Share with us some of your favorites and if you have photos you would like to share let me know and we'll get them uploaded to this page and create our own scrapbook of 'Mommy and Me' fashions.
It could be about your favorite outfits, favorite occasions, a favorite outing or just suggestions and comments.
But please share with us.