June Jive – Day’s 9 & 10 FREE $25 Gift Cards

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Winners are:

#38 – Lisa
#47 – Laura


Thanks for all the comments yesterday! Best dressed kids at the playground, NOT! They should be, but they are not. Occassionally they start out that way, but very rarely do they stay that way. A couple of months ago I posted a picture of Georgia on flickr in a very ugly ensemble –> old hand-me-down sweats, an old tee shirt and a Barbie dress that Georgia insists is a hat and rubber boots.

Georgia - Fashion Victim
Unfortunately, this orphan-style is pretty common in our house!

She wears this Barbie dress hat a lot, even out in public. You have to pick your battles!

Georgia isn’t the only kid around here that is a ‘fashion victim’, her older brother suffers from the same affliction.

Sam - Fashion Victim
Urchin, comes to mind when I look at this photo! He too is wearing a hand-me-down shirt, cut-offs (only kind of clothing Mommyknows can make) and he came home from his playdate today with just one sock on!? I swear he was wearing two when he left house this morning. Now that I am seeing these ragged pants shorts in all their glory, I am a little ashamed that I actually let him out of the house this way (he was clean this morning). I think it’s in my genes (no pun intended) to create cut-offs. I spent many a summer wearing cut-offs, only the legs on mine were never cut the same length (I hated that)!

Lizzy did not look like an orphan today. She was wearing a lovely outfit from Deux par Deux, unfortunately 3/4’s of the way to school she mentions that she can’t keep her pants done up! Apparently she grew since I purchased them for her and the snap (and zipper) won’t stay closed. I yelled said, “Oh well, I guess you should have mentioned that BEFORE we left the house”! When I picked her up from school she was walking around with her pants gaping open and didn’t seem the least bit concerned. I’m not going to show you a picture of this (she still has them on), all the pictures look a little sordid.

And then there’s Hayley, but I am not even going to go there because she’s 18 in 3 weeks, and surely I can’t be held responsible for her clothing can I?

This weekend I am giving away TWO $25 Gift Cards to www.thebabymarketplace.com. I will randomly draw TWO winners on Day 10 (Sunday night) about 9 pm’ish.

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To be eligible to win you need only leave a comment AND if you are raising a ‘fashion victim’ or two or three of your own, post a picture on your blog/flickr (I will feel better) and leave me a link. If you don’t have a blog/flickr email me the pictures: kim @ mommyknows dot com, I will post / link to my favorites next week :)

For 3 Days only you can SAVE 50% on all MishMish, Deux par Deux, BLU and Wild Mango Clothing when you spend $100. Offer ends Monday June 11th, 2007 @ midnight. Use Coupon Code: WOW

Note: The Deux par Deux Outfit has been added to the MayMadness / June Jive coupon promo so if you don’t win’em you can buy’em … cheap like!

I’m giving away a FREE product every day until the end of June. Read more here: Contest Details

Visit www.thebabymarketplace.com for a great selection of baby shoes and baby clothes, cloth diapers too, and don’t forget the baby toys!

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tanyetta · June 8, 2007 at 10:31 pm

first~ i sure hope to win :)

Amy :) · June 8, 2007 at 10:32 pm

No fashion victims here yet – my only one so far is 14 months old, and I keep him matching and, of course, adorable! When Daddy dresses him, however…

Kathryn · June 8, 2007 at 10:58 pm

I”m sure I have pictures, as mine are regular fashion victims.. I however, am SO bad w/my pics.. I am OFTEN heard to say “hey, did those jeans have that (or those) great big holes in the knees when you left the house this morning????!??!”

Pam · June 8, 2007 at 11:45 pm

So far my daughter is often well dressed. But if my husband picks out her clothes, well, to him “matching” is pink and pink or purple and purple, as in two clashing pinks, purples or whatever the colour of the day is. Oh, and someone should mention to him that red and blue socks (Blues Clues) does NOT match a nice pink summer dress. *sigh* Atleast she likes to eat her socks and suck on her toes (she’s still a baby) so she pulls off the hideously matched socks on her own. I don’t think I have pictures of it because I don’t want her traumatized as a teenager when she sees them!

Penny · June 8, 2007 at 11:52 pm

My house is filled wih fashion victims! For one, I cannot seem to stop them from wearing their PJ’s…ALL OF THEM! It’s like some sort of fashion statement for them. In almost all the pics I have at least one of them is in pj’s and it’s in the middle of the day! UGH! At least if we do have to go out in public, I can get them to put on clothing!! My 6yo, is notorious for wearing his shirts inside out AND backwards. I just recently got my 3yo to actually WEAR clothing. She spent pretty much her entire 2nd year naked! My 8yo girl is always wearing mismatched shirts and pants WITH a skirt. Yet, I still have a mountain of laundry?!?!?! Don’t even get me started on socks……I have yet to find the invisible sock monster that insists on stealing only ONE sock. Leaving me with 50 singletons!!
here’s my 10yo playing a game with his brother and guess what he’s wearing?
here’s my 3yo and 8yo doing dishes, guess what the 3yo is wearing??
and this is what happens when you let your sister do your 3yo hair
Yup, we’re a household of fashion victims, and proud of it!!LOL :o)
Have a blessed weekend!!

MommyKnows · June 9, 2007 at 12:12 am

I feel better already Penny :) Great pictures!

Corey · June 9, 2007 at 1:34 am

oh yeah….I totally have a fashion victim….but it isn’t her fault. It is mine. I just can’t help it. :) I’ll email you the picture. :)

marcy · June 9, 2007 at 1:43 am

Hey, you are sooo generous. I am away with my hubby for our anniversary but i will try and find a goofy fashion oops when i get back.

take care.

Richard · June 9, 2007 at 2:43 am

At 11 months.. no fashion victims here yet either!!

Tristin · June 9, 2007 at 5:00 am

My son is only six months and he has a TON of clothes. However, I refuse to dress him in them during the week because at day care apparently he feeds himeself. he comes home with food all over the place. It’s seems so silly of me. he is going to grow out of most of it before I put him in it. Well hopefully the next one will be a boy too.

Susanne · June 9, 2007 at 6:20 am

My daughter insists on dressing herself these days, and sometimes she does a great job at it. But other times she might come out wearing two different crazy prints together or something. All she cares about is that it’s pink (or has pink in it) and that it’s “beautiful.” So if I were to win a gift card, I’d probably use it on clothes for my son, who will wear whatever I put on him! :)

Jennifer Walker · June 9, 2007 at 6:54 am

We’re enjoying the summer weather so my son often runs around in a t-shirt and a diaper. I suppose that is not the greatest fashion, but we’re just playing around the house. When we go out, he’s almost always in something cute. I used to think my clothes were cute, but I feel not up to par to him when we go out. Doesn’t matter, he’s so cute, no one’s looking at me anyway!

Jennifer Bogart · June 9, 2007 at 7:14 am

Ah, we are all fashion victims at our house ;), kids like it that way don’t they? Pick me! ;)

mama k · June 9, 2007 at 7:35 am

me! me!
ooh I have a good picture of my poor fashion vic baby. I’m not at home though so I have to see if I uploaded the picture to shutterfly. :)

Susy-Q · June 9, 2007 at 8:02 am

I have my off days when I don’t even dress my 10-month old in “day” clothes. I leave him in his P-J’s (unless we go out of course). Sometimes, when it’s bath time, I realise his PJs are full of breakfast/lunch/supper stains. I feel awfully guilty and the next day I dress him in his cutest outfit. Speaking of which, if I win a gift card, I will get him another cute outfit!

Deb · June 9, 2007 at 8:16 am

So perhaps you may think that this dress isn’t bad….but my husband and I do not like it at all. Nor do I like the tights. My mother made this dress for my daughter, who instantly fell in love with it. I told her it was only to be a play dress and not to be worn in public. She insists on wearing it EVERY DAY. So now it is rolled up in a ball at the top of my closet. With the tights.

artsweet · June 9, 2007 at 8:34 am

Here’s a pic of my very colorful cutie


Until he comes home, all I can do is shop… a gift card would sure help!

Julie · June 9, 2007 at 9:17 am

Luckily my daughter (10mos) doesn’t really have a choice in what she wears. I must admit though that I’m somewhat worried about what her fashion choices will be in a year or so…

Much More Than A Mom · June 9, 2007 at 10:11 am

Gift cards are the best giveaways ever!

Naomi · June 9, 2007 at 10:28 am

Roo’s the biggest fashion victim, ever, for a three year old. My favorite comment came a couple of weeks ago when I was trying to convince her to wear a very cute, normal denim overall dress. She looked at me in horror and said “oh, no, mommy, I don’t wear those! Lydia wears those!” like a snobby teen. I asked don’t you think it’s cute and she said “yes, but it’s not my style!”

Today I managed to come down with the cold she’s been fostering since summer preschool started this week so daddy let me sleep in. When I woke up, she was wearing a red velvet dirndl dress that she wore for Halloween. She says she’s Heidi. Oh, and there’s a camoflauge bathing suit underneath. Nice.

Magi · June 9, 2007 at 10:38 am

I’m still hoping to get the Superman playsuit, so a gift card would be awesome.

I’m raising a girly girl. She’ll be 14 months next week, and we’ve just had her for over 2 months, but she loves to wear pretty clothes. We were given a ton of summer clothes for gifts. She pretty much wears a new one every day. After she’s dressed, I tell her she looks pretty and she bounces with happiness. She’s also a bracelet girl. She loves them. Any toy that can be worn on her arms is. She’ll have a her stacking rings lining up both arms and play like that for a while.

pinks & blues girls · June 9, 2007 at 10:54 am

They are pretty darn cute, fashion victims or not!

I love that the “hat” is actually a Barbie dress – that’s great!

Jane, Pinks & Blues Girls

Daisymom · June 9, 2007 at 11:16 am

Yay for fun prizes!!! My little girl is too young to really be a fashion victim yet. buying clothes for her is an addiction! Once she has a say in what she wears I’m sure things will change but for now she looks cute.

Nicole · June 9, 2007 at 12:48 pm

No fashion victims here yet (except for me, sometimes).

Marina · June 9, 2007 at 12:50 pm

It’s all about the orphan style around here too. I’m not allowed to select clothes for my 28 month old daughter. Any attempts are met with a stern “No, Mama! I can do it! Let me do it.” – and so off we go with her wearing, say, the bob the builder size 3x golf shirt (she’s in the 13th percentile for weight for her age) that she insisted on having from our neighbors garage sale. :)

Jen the Mom · June 9, 2007 at 1:19 pm

I’m afraid of the day when I can’t convince my children that they’d rather be in matching ensembles on a regular basis. Now I need to go digging for pictures of the kids in their fashionista glory.

Janice · June 9, 2007 at 1:52 pm

Have I mentioned how cute your kids are?

Well, my husband is a total fashion victim, so I don’t trust him to dress the baby. Here’s what happend once: http://kennethtauscher.com/2007/01/25/happy-halfbirthday-to-me.aspx I have no idea why the baby has a beanie on in the house.

Every once in a while he takes the baby out on Sunday mornings early for coffee. I hear them leave and cringe wondering what outfit has been put together. One time he (the baby) was totally coordinated, with a shirt and overall set, matching socks. Even the hat matched. I was impressed but my husband said it was a total accident.

Everything matches when I take him out, but I know it won’t last long. I remember putting together some awesome stripe/polka-dot/flowered ensembles for myself back in the ’70’s. I think it’s cute when kids are mis-matched. And I think, aww, what nice parents for letting them choose.

Okay confession time http://thevikingprincess.blogspot.com/2006/03/fashion-victim-1.html

maddiesmom · June 9, 2007 at 2:19 pm

My daughter is too young to have a say in what she wears. I am enjoying dressing her while I can! Girl clothes are soo cute, I am obsessed with shopping for her.

Cherylyn · June 9, 2007 at 2:29 pm

My boys aren’t the fashion disaster, they are usually very well dressed and cooridinated (cause they still don’t care, and they have great hand-me downs) it’s mommy who could use the work. By the time we get everyone fed, cleaned and out the door I am usually ready for “what not to wear”.

Lacey · June 9, 2007 at 3:19 pm

The minute my niece walks in the door of my house everyday she takes off her clothes and puts on an outfit of her choosing. Sometimes it’s dress up clothes, other times it is parts of different outfits. Almost always it is a skirt “spin skirt” as it must spin and a tank top.

Aimee · June 9, 2007 at 4:45 pm

Who cares about fashion anyway? Wear what you like, even if it’s funny looking! I always have, and my husband is a little mortified sometimes at the weird looks I let our 10 yr old put together. I figure as long as she’s covered, who cares?

I’d love a gift card anyway, we love to shop(:

laura · June 9, 2007 at 5:30 pm

Today my toddler fashion victim was sporting green and white stripes with pink and orange plaid. Pained me, it really did :)

Lesha Anderson · June 9, 2007 at 6:21 pm

Aw, your kids are really cute! : – ) I would love to win, because I would love to get something for my son.

Chriscar1 · June 9, 2007 at 7:58 pm

My first was always cute and well dressed. Number two came along and it started out that way. Now I’m just happy if we leave the house and they are clean!

jst · June 9, 2007 at 8:00 pm

Our kids are generally not fashon vics but we are as parents!!! Oh well, get the best for your kids and keep wearing your maternity clothes. Works for us.

jst · June 9, 2007 at 8:02 pm

Well, ok, my husband gets great clothes too.

aBookworm · June 9, 2007 at 8:04 pm

lol, mine’s bound to turn out that way, since that’s the way I dress too :-) Count me in for the contest!

Lisa · June 9, 2007 at 9:16 pm

I always dress my baby matching but my 15 year old son never found matching important. When he was 3 he wore his pj’s to school because he would not get dressed. He then goes on to tell the rest of the class they forgot pajama day and had 3 kids crying. His fashion no sense seems to just be contagious and I have given up trying to make him look nice except once a year for our family photo.

Yan · June 9, 2007 at 10:21 pm

I am lucky, my son at 2 years old, still no fashion victims here !

Jen the Mom · June 10, 2007 at 1:28 am

Alright, I tried finding pictures of the kids in fashion do-nots but I don’t think I take pictures when they’re dressed like that because I can’t find any.

I need to take more pictures, in general.

Kait · June 10, 2007 at 8:43 am

My son’s not too bad yet, but he does have a thing for pirate hats…I’ll e-mail the pics :)

Deanne S. · June 10, 2007 at 10:33 am

Love the picture of Georgia! After two boys, I must say my daughter so far is dressed very nicely – but she’s only 15 months, and doesn’t have too much of an opinion about clothes yet! Except maybe shoes…..she LOVES to pick her shoes….

Annie · June 10, 2007 at 3:26 pm

My youngest has a shoe thing. Thomas the Train moonboots in 90 degree weather, cowboy boots with shorts, crocs, flip flops, and one time work church shoes with shorts and white socks to a get-together without me knowing til we got there. I really need to do a kid inspection before leaving the house!

Michelle · June 10, 2007 at 4:02 pm

My dd loves to dress herself in interesting ways but also sometimes gets her brother dressed up as well!

Colleen (My Baby and More) · June 10, 2007 at 4:08 pm

I am a slooow poster. Does that happen to anyone else? lol! It takes me a whole day to post a tiny paragraph and picture on my blog. Ugh!

Anyway, I wanted to have my little fashion victim post and pic up on my blog before I commented here but the kidlets are hungry.

Pic will be up soon. BTW, I think that Barbie hat ROCKS!!!

Carol · June 10, 2007 at 4:22 pm

My granddaughter is a dress up queen and her outfits are doozies.

Laura · June 10, 2007 at 4:40 pm

Well, when Daddy dresses my 3 lovely children, he literally picks the first shirt/pant on top of the pile in their dresser. Consequently, on those days, they frequently have a nice dressy shirt on with pants so raggedly they are only for playing in the sandbox in the backyard.

Today is my DS’s 3rd birthday, and every year we like to take a picture of him next to “his” tree. We planted it when he was a year, and now have 3 pictures of him next to it.
The first year, I don’t know WHAT we were thinking. He was wearing a oversized red Tshirt and lost his pants at some point during the day, so you can see his disposable diaper that is ready to burst… not something you want to capture for posterity. (I blame the fact that I was pregnant with twins and exhausted.)
The second year, Daddy must have dressed him. He has on some very unattractive hand-me-downs and looks like a goof. Again, I will blame the fact that I had 5 month old twins at the time.

THIS year, I vowed it would change. This afternoon I stripped him of the mismatched outfit his father had put on him and found an OK outfit (I had to grab his shorts out of the dryer though and so they’re a little wrinkly, but overall the outfit is a VAST improvement!).

You can see the pictures here:
Year 1: http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y14/LHowes/jonasandtreeonbirthday.jpg
Year 2: http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y14/LHowes/2years.jpg
Year 3: http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y14/LHowes/3years.jpg

Here is a great example of Daddy’s dressing technique (this is my DAUGHTER): http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y14/LHowes/mismatchedmayhem.jpg

Heather · June 10, 2007 at 5:07 pm

I don’t have any pictures yet but my oldest (age 4) picks out some interesting combos when it comes to clothes. My 2-yo can’t seem to get his clothes on without tags in the front. Luckily my twins are too young so everything I put on them matches. And they usually match each other too. LOL

alison · June 10, 2007 at 9:37 pm

What a darling picture! My little brother would wear nothing but sweats and bright-colored MC Hammer pants until we forced him to buy jeans in preparation for junior high.

Angella · June 10, 2007 at 9:40 pm

Well, I posted a picture of Nathan’s bedhead on Flickr today. I’m on your site trying to spend the $25 I already won (pick someone else – just wanted to say hi!)and THERE”S TOO MUCH CUTE STUFF!!!

Kami · June 10, 2007 at 9:45 pm

I hear ya! My boys have fashion issues…they inherited their sense of style from their dad.


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