Toddler Tuesday: Mom and Mini-Me Style

6 matchy-matchy mommy & me picks that will bring as many "oooohs" as "aaawws."

Toddler Tuesday: Mom and Mini-Me Style

Before becoming a mom, the only matching mommy & me option I was familiar with were bright pink Lily Pulitzer outfits that you wouldn't exactly describe as city chic. Until I realized that when done right (and not completely matchy) it's genius. And super sweet. We've seen a lot of brands releasing kid versions of their products recently, and we'd be lying if we said we didn't want to be "one of those moms" after seeing them. Here are some of our favorites: Brand: Scosha/ Mom: Aid Nepal: Scosha x Circle of Health Bracelet in Brass & Red, $100/Little One: Little Scosha Pack, $86   Brand: Solly Baby /Mom: Oh Joy! Solly Baby Wrap, $65 / Little One: Oh Joy! Solly Doll Wrap, $25 Want to win this Mommy & Me Solly Baby Combo? We're giving it away here! Enter now. Brand: Mara Hoffman / Mom: Lace Up Maillot, $226 / Little One: Kids Rashguard, $84 Brand: People Footwear / Mom: The Stanley, $60 / Little One: The Stanley, $35 Brand: Sudara Punjammies / Mom: Navagani Full, $44 / Little One: Veera Girls, $28 Brand: Beautycounter / Mom: Clean Everyday Shampoo, $20 / Little One: Kids Counter Nice Do Shampoo, $16    


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