It’s no secret I’m a sucker for all things vintage and that, for me, the search is half the fun. But finding something that fits me right is always a challenge. I can’t even count how many times I’ve discovered an awesome dress on a thrift store rack, only to learn in the fitting room that no amount of wriggling will get me into it. Not to mention that I’m usually trying on clothes with a toddler in tow, who has a tendency to make jailbreaks by crawling under the dressing room door.
For these reasons, I’ve expanded my vintage quests to include classic baby clothes. They don’t need to be tried on, and they’re well-made and budget-friendly. Plus, I’m a sucker for a kid in a sailor suit or shortalls.
These nautical-themed vintage baby clothes are some of my favorite recent finds. My son wore the light blue romper with the square sailboat collar for his first birthday party. I’m sure he’ll get me back in high school by wearing nothing but black t-shirts of old hair metal bands.
Also, nevermind that I buy girls’ clothes and don’t have any girls. That’s what Etsy shops are for (mine is CleverlyCurated if you’re so inclined to check it out).