Ladybug fashion is kind of awesome. She wears what she wants, how she wants, when she wants. It doesn’t need to be a special day of the week, or even special event for her to want to put on her fanciest frocks, and prance around in. She would be happy playing in a hole in a dirt, just as long as she can wear a dress of her choosing. My title comes from Brandon of Humans of New York fame. I love his pieces on little children in New York who have a keen sense of fashion sense.
Today, she wanted to wear another dress that Mor-Mor Houseful purchased for her before Easter, but it was still in the car (bad mom) this morning for church, so we pulled out this combo instead. Now, let me break it down for you.
This dress was a great find from Savers. It’s a Gap Kids tweed dress with a cotton lining and a button up back. She also “borrowed” Lil’ Miss’ sweater from OshKosh B’Gosh to complete the look. The purse that she has is one of my wallets sent to me by Thread Of Hearts during a Halloween sewing swap. She loves it almost as much as I do, and I find myself having to pry it from her hands when I need to use it.
I really admire her desire to stay in soft feminine looks. I’m not one of those parents who purposely stays away from pinks and purples just because. I don’t see anything wrong with her in blue, or black, or brown, but I like that she’s open to all of the colors, because she looks darn cute in them. She’s currently trying to negotiate keeping this sweater on her half of the closet shelf with Lil’ Miss at the moment.
I don’t even know who to
blame thank for the massive amount of Minnie Mouse bracelets that we have now. There are a ton of them, and they make sure to show their Disney Sides as much as possible. I just can’t deal with the bartering that goes on for the chance to wear them. Some days, their arms look akin to those of girls in the 80’s.
Here’s the pouch that she loves. Plus the several tiers of fabric make me happy. One of these days I may try to recreate this dress in a larger size for her. You never realize how long it takes to get a sewing room back together after dismantling.
Overall, I’m just happy that I have some mini fashionistas with wardrobes a little like mine. Not in the way of style, but in the way of comfort. They wear what they are comfortable in (of course with my approval) and they make no apologies for it. Wearing a dress to play in dirt? CHECK! Skirts and dress shoes for an afternoon out in the yard for sidewalk chalk writing? CHECK!