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Oh Joy / Dressing the Babe / Mama and Me Style

Oh Joy / Dressing the Babe / Mama and Me Style

As an evolution from my Dressing the Bump series last year and my Hers & Mine photos of the past, I'm trying out a new photo series called Dressing the Babe! I've had requests from your recent feedback for personal style posts or style videos post-baby. But to be honest, there are so many great fashion bloggers out there already killing the whole "cute-girl-posing-in-front-of-a-camera" thing that I didn't think I could do it justice. And it's not really me. What does get me excited though is life with my kids and how I love to incorporate the way I dress into what I pick out for them. Because really, your personal tastes rubs off on your kids whether you realize it or not. And, you only have so much time before they have strong opinions about what they want to pick out to wear (which may or may not include an animated character or two).

I'm not usually into being totally matchy-matchy (except for this outfit), but I do love it when their outfits reflect a little bit of my style in some way. Sometimes you'll see me with Coco, or me with Ruby, or sometimes me with both of my kids (maybe we'll get Bob in here at some point for some dude style)…

Oh Joy / Dressing the Babe / Mama and Me Style

Oh Joy / Dressing the Babe / Mama and Me Style

I've definitely been in a little bit of a style rut post-baby, so this has been helping me to kick that rut to the curb and get excited about getting dressed for the day again. This week, we were all about a little bit of typography. As a graphic designer, I'll always have a love for type used in bold—yet simple—ways. That GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS sweatshirt should probably be for Bob as the man in a house full of girls. And, by the way, look at those thighs on my little Coco-nut. Nothing makes me happier than a chubby baby…especially a chubby baby that I get to keep.

Oh Joy / Dressing the Babe / Mama and Me Style

Mama outfit1. Sweatshirt by Bow and Drape via Pop-Up Shop, 2. & Apparel tulle skirt, 3. Loeffler Randall espadrilles (use code MARAJOY for $35 off through January 19th).

Oh Joy / Dressing the Babe / Mama and Me Style

Babe outfit / 4. Little Hip Squeaks headband, 5. Nununu onesie (past season) – on sale here, 6. Petit Bateau shoes (past season) – these and these are similar.

Oh Joy / Dressing the Babe / Mama and Me Style

Um, and that dotty wall by The Most Famous Artist we found!?! Can I just paint the outside of my house like that?

P.S. I want to make these posts fun and carefree…but I will always try and include a mix of price points (from very reasonable to the special splurge that might inspire a baby gift) as well as a mix of indie brands, chain retailers, and vintage which is the way I dress in real life.

P.P.S. I am totally aware of the fact that newborns grow out of their clothes lightning fast. Most of the time, Coco is wearing the same few onesies we wash over and over again until she outgrows them. The nicer pieces we have for her are usually items we received from friends as gifts or the occasional splurge that was once Ruby's and is getting its second go-around.

{Photos by Casey Brodley, outfit styling by Joy Cho, flat styling by Julia Wester. Coco is 2.5 months in these photos and growing chubbier every day.}


  1. Hi Celicia!
    They are gel nails from my local salon. I don’t know the brand, I only know the color is #108.
    Essie’s “Bottle Service” is similar 😉

  2. So happy you are doing this new series! My baby boy is a month older than Coco so love having links to find new interesting brands and finds. Thank you!

  3. It’s refreshing that you acknowledge the costs and practical side of baby clothes. I roll my eyes every time a blogger talks straight-faced about newborn leggings that are $50. Good grief!
    I’m a big fan of cute baby clothes, and I appreciate good design, just not at those price points. I have a hard time buying anything expensive for a child until they are old enough to appreciate and take care of their wardrobe. I operate under the assumption that everything my kid wears will be destroyed within a week of purchase.

  4. Adorable! I hope you can also capture some boy things, too. I don’t know why brands don’t cater to boys as well as there are many of us who have baby boys and are fashion lovers. Either way, I dig your style!

  5. Pretty joy! Just got my skirt and it’s way too long. If you don’t mind sharing – did you just hike it up or hem the skirt to your knee ? Or did it just fit perfectly ? Thanks ! Loving this new series – anticipating an empty bank account for sure !

  6. Hi Jennie!
    I wore it high-waisted so that it would be shorter on me and just wore the sweatshirt on top!
    But you could def. get it hemmed as an alternative. So glad you love the series!

  7. This is a great series and like another commenter mentioned it is SO important that you are featuring multiple price points. Please also consider the many mamas/papas that don’t live in such a temperate climate and be sure to showcase some non-summer items please.

  8. Hi Miranda,
    It’s like you read my mind! Working on some wintry ones for sure. It can be so easy to live in our bubble of sunshine over here and I def. want to try an include the seasons that most are experiencing right now.


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