ruby tuesdays is finding her style in the the boys department…

photo courtesy of madison avenue photography

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so my daughter ended up with the mom who is not pink’s number one fan. i don’t think i hate pink,  no no i don’t. i just have a strained relationship with the color. many times when i enter a store in search of something for my little miss, i cringe at all the glitter and pink and purple and frankly brightness of it all. it makes me nervous the way tj maxx does (more on that later). many times i take a quick leap across the aisle that divides the boys from the girls and breathe out a deep sigh of relief at the sight of all blacks, grays and neutrals lying in the boys section. i am home among my neutrals.

i never underestimate the versatility of the boys section. for the last several years i have acquired some amazing chunky black grandfather cardigans for the missy straight from the boys department. the boys department tends to use more interesting button options (think wood and brass) and knit detailing because it does not rely as much on color as a design statement but rather focuses on design details like texture and fabric.

gap is my favorite place to shop for boys items for ruby because they always have the classics; blazers, cable knit sweaters, brown belts, oxford shirts, flannels and striped sweaters.

below are some of my faves this season.

all items can be found at babyGap
so do i dress my daughter like a boy? i think not but if she is really wanting a pop of girlyness, which sometimes she does, i can always add a neon pink skinny jean, glitter Toms or her favorite purple tank to layer underneath sweaters and let it peek out of the bottom of her boy sweater for her pop of color.