April 18, 2008 11:00 AM

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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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