Reese Sounds Off on the Secret to Well-Dressed L.A. Kids

04/18/2008 at 06:00 AM ET

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She’s one of Hollywood’s most stylish moms, so Reese Witherspoon was sure to be there for the opening party for Poppy, a new children’s clothing boutique in Santa Monica opened by pals Jenny Belushi and Heather Whitney. Between bites of mac & cheese the actress dished to PEOPLE about all-things fashion. Reese reveals that in over-the-top L.A. it’s actually pretty difficult to find kids’ clothes that appeal to more traditional tastes — hence, her love for Poppy. “You’re not going to find a python print bikini for your baby here!” she laughs. “It’s the classic styles that are hard to find in L.A. It’s a lot of rock n’ roll T-shirts with skulls, which I think is a little morbid for a six-year-old!” And it looks like Reese’s fashion sense is genetic. “Ava loves to wear matching mom and daughter outfits,” she says. “I picked up little red peasant blouses for both of us that looks cool on me and cute on her. And my son loves everything orange! I already bought everything in the store that’s orange.” But no shopping sprees on Mother’s Day, at least. “Every year is different, of course, but there are always a lot of secret plans going on. But I know it’ll involve either dry toast with strawberry jelly or dry toast with orange jelly!” Sounds pretty sweet.

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Kim v on

Reese is so cute and down-to-earth! Love her!

Susan on

Reese, sweetie—here’s news. It is tough to find traditional kids clothes ANYWHERE, not just LA. And since I don’t have your clothing budget for my kids…it’s even harder. It’s hard to find nice clothes for your kids that don’t have something written across the rear end or chest–I’m almost desperate enough to start shopping in the boys’ dept for my 8 YO daughter. Thank God for school dress codes that are enforced for HS and uniforms for elementary school.

DukenDaisy on

Finally a “hollywood” mom with a brain and class! It is difficult to find clothes for my daughter with out her looking like a hooker! Makes me wonder what these kids are going to be like when they are older when they are dressed sleazy!

the Fashion Spot - Reese Witherspoon on

[…] toast with strawberry jelly or dry toast with orange jelly!” Sounds pretty sweet. Source: 2 __________________ A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous – Coco […]

Anna on

Reese is one of my all-time favorite celebs. She is so adorable and always seems to be genuine. Gotta love her taste in shoes, those bright peep-toes are stunning!

Jaybob on

Me and mah wife don’t need tah wury nun bout no kidz clothes,we just puts a burlap sack over all the yungins,ahyuck hyuck hyuck!

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