Perfect Moment top | J.crew skirt (old) | Fendi bag | Illesteva sunglasses | Prada boots
So the other day I was getting a coffee and a lady asked me “how old is he?” whilst looking at Mila. This is definitely not the first time it has happened – in fact it has happened so often that I started putting bows in Mila’s hair just because I didn’t want to have to keep having the same conversation over and over again explaining to a random stranger that my 6 month old is in fact a girl. Neither is this something that offends me – babies all pretty much look the same when they are born and I guess that is why mothers choose to dress their babies in pink and blue.
I myself wear a lot of black, grey, white and taupe and have never been into really girly colours. Yes I do like gorgeous feminine dresses with colour and prints but its not like I walk around on a daily basis wearing pink. Its not that I am deliberately trying to NOT dress Mila in pink but a) most of my favourite childrens brands such as Tartine et Chocolat, Bonpoint and Marie Chantal stick to more neutral colour palettes such as beige, taupe, grey and white and b) Mila has my husbands very light complexion and she just doesn’t suit pink (or bright colours for that matter) as they wash her out. She actually looks the best in black, deep browns, dark greys and plum.
So on this particular occasion, Mila had a massive bow in her hair. Correct me if I am wrong but what mothers put bows in their sons hair?! I have yet to come across one. Perhaps the lady really didn’t see the bow (that was about the same size as Mila’s face!) But I was utterly perplexed as to how she could think that on this occasion Mila was a boy! Has anyone else had this happen to them?
When Mila starts choosing her own clothes I am more than happy for her wear pink to her hearts content! But until then I will keep her in mostly neutral tones and I guess have to deal with the consequences 😉 xx