The Bowtie Adventure

ughhhhhhh graduation.

I have to admit, I wasn’t too sold on the idea of a Pre-K graduation.  I really didn’t think it was necessary.  I still don’t know how Daniel felt about the whole thing because he yawned through the entire thing and made the most unamused faces the entire time.


Either way, it was a thing, so it happened.


I had this image in my head of how I wanted to dress Daniel.  I am no personal stylist, but I don’t do too bad for myself and I definitely don’t do too bad by Daniel.


I searched at seven stores to put this outfit together.  Yes, I waited until the last minute, because truthfully, I probably could’ve ordered all this stuff online.  However, I was doing a ton of foot work, on a budget, trying to build this dope little casual outfit for my guy.


In two different stores, I found myself utterly disappointed in the overwhelming options for girls and the lack thereof for boys.  Girls have dresses, blouses, skirts, purses, hair bows, shoes, socks and a ton of other items and accessories.  I think the term overwhelming is an understatement.  For boys, there was only athletic wear and denim. What a drag!!


Like why?  Boys deserve to dress nice, just as much as girls.  Boys need to feel good about themselves when they have on casual and even semi formal wear as well.  Boys’ self esteem could use a boost, too.  And most of all, boys do more than play.


I wanted Daniel to wear a bowtie.  My fiancé wears them all the time and he was thrilled at the thought of wearing on as well.  He deserved that chance.  I searched in SEVEN stores to find a children’s bowtie that was fashionable and trendy and not all “infant looking”.  I FOUND NONE – in fact the only thing I found was pure distaste for the way that little boys clothing options has been marketed.


I ended up purchasing a pretty decent solid necktie for kids and, because I am a super hero, I know how to tie a necktie into a bow tie.  If you don’t know how, you can check that out here.  I was so happy that it came out nicely and Daniel was thrilled as well.

But I am still unsatisfied with this adventure.  I am now on a quest to find all of the places for boys’ casual, semi formal and even formal wear.  I have gathered a few links here (which was extremely difficult):


Best Dressed Child

J. Crew Boys

Sophia’s Style

Pink Princess


If you know if anyone who has a boutique for boys’ casual and semi formal clothing, please add it in the comments!!  Thanks so much!!

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