“Just because” baby girl style with Boden

1a: exceeding what is sufficient or necessary: extra. b: not needed: unnecessary. 2 extravagant.

Sometimes life calls for ”just because dressing” the need for a little playfulness in your life when a sleepsuit isn’t going to cut it. It doesn’t matter that your day is filled with tummy time, gurgles of laughter and multiple naps, sometimes a baby girl needs to dress up.

This vintage-style Printed Romper by Boden embodies everything you need from a fabulous outfit. The floral print is beautiful in a wild English meadow way and the Peter pan collar and intricate smocking has all the makings of an Enid Blyth book cover.

The corduroy fabric is perfectly in keeping with the change in weather and the romper shape wouldn’t be amis in a Royal child’s wardrobe.

This fabulous look is of course completely missed on Posy, as are all children’s clothes. But oh my goodness what joy this has given to my day. Every time I glance at the intricate flowers delicate smocking it heart melts. My little girl looks beautiful in an old fashioned postcard kind of way.

Which begs the question, who are we dressing our kids for anyway? Surely for ourselves x



  1. August 17, 2019 / 8:16 am

    Completely agree – I’m all for superfluous clothing, my kids like to look nice and to wear clothes they enjoy so in my mind it’s not extra, it’s part of their identity. X

    • peonieandbaby
      August 17, 2019 / 8:23 pm

      I love this. Great way to think about it x

    • peonieandbaby
      August 17, 2019 / 8:22 pm

      Thank you. It’s a little romper, so perfect for her learning to roll around x

    • peonieandbaby
      August 17, 2019 / 8:21 pm

      Thank you x

  2. Jemma
    August 17, 2019 / 7:36 pm

    I’m loving that outfit. I’m a sucker for a vintage style print.

    • peonieandbaby
      August 17, 2019 / 8:21 pm

      Me too. Especially anything with a liberty feel x

  3. August 17, 2019 / 7:56 pm

    My goodness, that is the most adorable little outfit! She looks absolutely gorgeous 🙂

    • peonieandbaby
      August 17, 2019 / 8:20 pm

      Ahh thank you. I love this on Posy x

  4. August 18, 2019 / 3:02 pm

    So, sweet! I love the pretty print and the colorful smocking. The baby days are gone so fast. What a great dress to give as a gift, too. (I think that I could count the outfits that I bought for my own baby, on one hand, I was given so many cute gifts!)

    • peonieandbaby
      August 18, 2019 / 4:53 pm

      Before I had children of my own I used to buy gifts in Mamas & Papas. Especially as there is a store facing my office and a constant baby boom amongst the teams. I used to say it was a shop for non-parents for how serene and tidy it is. Other than buying gifts or my first outfits for my own three I never go back in. Anyway I’m rambling, haha, but yes the romper would make a beautiful gift x

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