When my son was a baby the majority of his wardrobe was from Carter’s. OshKosh B’ gosh; he was a stylin’ little dude. He obviously didn’t care if his socks matched his overalls or if his onesies had cute sayings on them, but I did. He was my pride and joy and dressing him up in cuddly outfits made me swoon.
Thirteen years later his socks no longer match his pants. In fact, they rarely match each other. This man-child doesn’t give a care about fashion and heaven forbid I should lay out a super cute outfit like one of these for him to wear…
So thank goodness for my fashion-loving daughter. She loves dressing up. Hair accessories, purses and bracelets, dresses, cute t-shirts and pretty sparkly shoes…she adores all of it.
A few weeks ago, before I even knew I’d be writing this post, we popped into the Carter’s | OshKosh store near our house. We needed tall socks for “Crazy Sock Day” at Avery’s bicycle camp and I knew I’d be able find what I needed. Neon star and polka dot socks in hand, we browsed for a bit. My son was with us and I felt a sudden gush of nostalgia. I pointed out the cute onesies and we laughed at how he now dwarfs the tiny clothes.
When this opportunity to write about Carter’s | OshKosh came up I was thrilled to participate —not only because I’ve been a loyal brand supporter since before my own kids were born (I shopped at Carter’s | OshKosh for all the nieces and nephews who came before) but because I knew how much my daughter would love the chance to shop and try on outfits AND pose for photos. There’s so much joy and pride in that for her. And to share images of this beautiful kiddo, who despite her special needs, can model and shine bright like her peers—there’s so much joy and pride in that for me.
Avery is “famous” around school for her cute clothes and fancy hair-dos. I have YouTube to thank for the fishtail braids and cool up-dos, but I have the Carter’s (and her OshKosh brand wearing older cousin) to thank for the fashion wins.
Obviously, clothes don’t make a person special. Avery is unique all on her own. But letting her express herself through the clothes she chooses gives her a confident sense of self. Unlike her big brother, she likes her socks to match. Lace and kitten prints, pretty pink graphic tees, and patterned leggings make her day. For her, fashion is fun, and the girl definitely has flair.
Here are some photos from our Back To School girl’s shopping day at Carter’s | OshKosh. Best…day…ever.
?And how awesomely empowering is the messaging on these tees? We bought the ‘Girls Are Strong’ tee because, obvi. ?
Be sure to check out this #CartersOshKosh #Kidsentials Contest. Just in time for Back to School!
You could win 1 of 6 $500 Carters | OshKosh gift cards! Link: http://ow.ly/BupA3038O1I Hello, shopping spree! One new winner is drawn every month and you can enter once each month. So go ahead and enter. It’s easy and somebody is going win, why not you?
And don’t forget to share your favourite #CartersOshKosh #Kidsentials on social media. Avery and I would love to see your little models rocking their BTS looks!
Disclosure: This post is part of the YummyMummyClub.ca and Carter’s | OshKosh and #CartersOshKosh #Kidsentials sponsored program. I received compensation as a thank you for my participation. But as always, this story is an unbiased and honest reflection of our experience.