This post isn't sponsored—as in, I wasn't paid to write it—but I did get sent the two little pieces of baby clothing for free. I liked them, and I liked the company, and so I decided to write about them in case you like them too.
It has been an awfully long time since I've done any kind of review post—almost two years, in fact—and there is a reason for that. So many blogs these days seem like they're trying to sell you something, and I never wanted you to feel like I was trying to sell you something. I wanted to tell you stories and make you laugh and keep a record of my life that wasn't in a locked diary or on the back of a cocktail napkin, and so a couple of years ago I started turning down stuff to review because I just wasn't particularly interested in it, and I wasn't sure you'd be particularly interested in it either.
Then I got pregnant and discovered the wonders of teensy-tiny adorable little baby clothes.
Then I discovered I was having a boy and realized how many of those teensy-tiny adorable little baby clothes are actually just for girls.
The fact of the matter is this: you have to hunt harder for cute baby boy clothes. A disturbing number of them say things like "Mommy's Little Stud." A vast majority include footballs, flames, or footballs covered in flames. Honestly, I'm not a huge fan of football, and while flames have their place, I guess, I'm not really super keen on that place being my infant son's torso. Leave the flames for the creme brulée torch or the flickering fireplace, that's what I say.
And yet man—or baby, as it were—cannot live by plain white onesie alone. Think how boring that would be.
Enter Winter Water Factory, a Brooklyn-based company, who wrote to me, congratulated me on my pregnancy, and asked me if they could send me a couple of pieces for the baby. I thanked them and explained that I wasn't really that into doing reviews anymore, and they were like "cool, if you don't like them, you don't have to write about them." But then they sent them to me and it turns out that I did like them and I did want to write about them, so here we are.
I mean, just look how cute!
Nothing says "yeah, I sleep through the night" like bulldozers and cement mixers. One can hope.
A lion! A mouse! A lion and a mouse! Stop it, it's too much.
Obviously I haven't tried these pieces on a real life baby yet—I did try and coerce the cat, but ain't nobody got time for that—but I was happy to note that they were both made from super soft, thick cotton (which is apparently 100% organic and made in the USA, two nice little added bonuses.) Winter Water Factory doesn't just carry boy clothes—the girls' stuff is, predictably, adorable—but what they do have for boys is really lovely: bold, graphic prints that don't scream I AM A MALE CHILD, AS ADVERTISED BY THIS THING WITH A SKULL AND CROSSBONES ON IT THAT MY MOTHER HAS DRESSED ME IN. In fact, a lot of the stuff is pretty unisex, which seems helpful not only for gift-buying when you don't know what model of baby an expectant friend is having, but also for the hand-me-down potential for a second child.
Anyway, when Winter Water Factory sent me the two little piece of clothing above, I asked if they'd consider giving me a coupon code to pass on to you guys, in case you liked what you saw. They very kindly obliged, and now—if you are so interested—you can get 15% off your order with the code BONFIRES15. I've just noticed that they also have a few of these prints in women's sizes—hurrah!—and now I'm trying to decide if it would be gauche to use it myself. The good thing about a baby being a baby is that he'd be too young to be mortified that we match.