triathlete in training.

this time last week a couple friends and i were prepping for a shower to honor one of the absolute coolest chicks, along with baby catherine, a lucky little girl i can't wait to meet when she's welcomed into the world in a few months.

jen is not your typical future mom, and i love her for it. she's a kick-ass triathlete and probably the strongest person i know. teresa, lillia and i opted for a "triathlete-in-training" theme since i'm pretty sure every guest in attendance had that in common, but of course we couldn't leave out all the girly pastel colors and candy too!

one of my favorite parts of the planning was looking at all the clothes she could wear and deciding what to hang from our clothesline decor. mini tri clothes were a must, and in our research i found the best website for fellow swim-bike-runners, trix-gear.com. the somewhat new company offers cute triathlete-inspired lifestyle apparel for men and women of all ages, including some for the kiddie "elites" (and their moms!). i bought the matching "swim", "bike" and "run" onesie set for little girls, but the trix mobile was a close second on my list.

to keep with the theme, and satisfy jen's desire to hit the pool this summer with baby c, i also couldn't pass up the most adorable swimsuit found during a quick stop into gymboree at cityplace. the teeny pink, one-piece bathing suit featuring this smiling snail is not sold online, but i did find a similar design on the brand's website today, if interested.

for soon-to-be moms who are not as fitness-focused or just want a little more glam for their tiny tots, we've got a few options for you there too. i gave the book, "this little piggy went to prada: nursery rhymes for the blahnik brigade," by amy allen to another oh-so-stylish friend, chrissy, for her beautiful little girl, eliza. hey, you gotta teach 'em early!

not enough for your fashion fan-in-training? get her started on the bold lip trend with this "kissy face hand-painted custom pacifer" we found by piquant designs on etsy. made with non toxic paints, this is sure to be her hottest accessory.

this one's for the girls. check back in a few weeks for some ideas for all the future rock stars and prepster little boys in your life.

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