Little boy clothes are the cutest!! We have had so much fun picking out Mazen’s clothes everyday, and we’re just now leaving the newborn onesie stage and moving into some 0-3 outfits that are soooo cute! When I was hunting for an outfit for Maze to wear to this past weekend’s wedding, I wanted something much dressier than a onesie but also something that had a farm feel. Of course I leaned towards denim. But putting a baby just in overalls for a wedding seemed to be missing something, so when long-time KERF reader and mom McKenna emailed me that she would love to send me one of her Uptown Boys bowties for Mazen, I knew this was our answer to snaz him up!
The Uptown bowties actually snap on to onesies fitted with a snap, so there’s no tying or loop around your baby’s neck and they stay perfectly tied and in place.
McKenna sent two onesies – white and navy – and three ties to choose from for the wedding. We went with the boldest colors for extra fun, but I love the other patterns as well! There are a whole host on the website.
Mazen loved the fun colors!
The ties are machine washable and made to be durable (seeing as that they are placed right in the spit up zone : ) )
We completed the outfit with overalls and cowboy booties!
Mazen was the talk of the wedding in his bowtie : )
Behind The Bowties
The inspiration behind Uptown Boys is my little boy Upton. After I had Upton I quickly found that fashionable boys apparel was limited and was lacking the fun in dressing a new baby. I loved the idea of Upton wearing a bowtie but discovered that the very small amount of bowties offered were too uncomfortable and impractical for a baby to wear; I wasn’t too keen on the idea of wrapping anything around Upton’s neck and the idea of having to button the top button on a collared shirt just seemed so uncomfortable for a new baby. I took my problem to my mother-in-law Holly, Co-founder of Uptown Boys, and after many attempts, we figured a way to attach bowties to onesies in a way that is simple, easy and strong enough for most babies. I loved dressing Upton in the onesies and bowties and every time I was out in public people would stop me and ask where I got the bowties from; with this happening we realized that we had solved a problem that many people had and stumbled onto something people appreciated. We went through many versions to make sure that our bowties were authentic, durable, machine washable and easy to put on and take off by parents, not babies. –McKenna, co-founder
To enter: leave a comment with your favorite bowtie pattern!
Winner will receive two onesies (one colored onesie of your choice, lemon or navy, and one white onesie) and 2 bowties (1 bowtie of your choice from the website and 1 bowtie from the new collection that will be released in the fall/winter!)
Giveaway ends Tuesday, October 9 at midnight. Winner announced on this post on Wednesday.
The random integer generator has selected Elaine as the winner!
Elaine October 8, 2012 at 10:57 pm