Mom Notes: Joe's Jeans
Toddlers in jeans are quite cute, no? Something about how, thanks to to the shape-enhancing power of a full diaper, they fill them out with a Kardashian-worthy behind just cracks me up.
And I generally don't get all goo-goo-ga-ga about baby stuff.
While most of Alexa's jeans are from Baby Gap (my usual go-to for her wardrobe, which may surprise those who snickered when I found out I was having a girl that I would surely dress her in silly expensive designer duds), when my friend Laura sent her a pair of Joe's Jeans from their kids collection we had to try them on. Admittedly, I was a bit skeptical- toddler clothing takes a special touch from a brand that truly understands the hassles associated with pinning down a freakishly strong little person and getting them to stay still for 30 seconds. Would a designer denim label really get it?
Apparently, the answer is yes. Joe's Jeans fuchsia skinny jeggings have become our favorite pair of pants- soft and cozy but still structured enough to look like denim. The closure is a simple snap, and pulling them down and back up for diaper changes is no problem.
At $44 a pop, they do cost more than mass retailer versions, but not as expensive as I would have imagined them to be had I never looked at the price.
Even though she is now almost 15 months, she fits perfectly into the 12 month pair, but if you want to maximize wear you can try to go bigger and cuff the bottoms- which is what I did when we first got them a month ago.
Now I have to own up to the fact that I am a little envious of my daughter- while I have yet to get on the colored denim bandwagon, she is toddling around like an old fashion pro.