I call this the Betty Draper look purely based on the shoes. Bug isn’t a girly-girl but she will break out the heels from time to time and she will beg me to let her wear them to the grocery store. So far I haven’t given in. So, this is not a bad look. I have to admit that while Bug did pick out these clothes herself she was basing her fashion choices (except for the shoes) off of what I was wearing. I have a skirt just like this except A-line and without trim and I was wearing a watermelon colored tank top. She likes to be matchy matchy. But she gets complete credit for the shoes.
Stop! She’s hearing a message from the 80’s and it says, “I’ve got a feeeeeeeeling! I should wear tap shoes and this ugly hand-me-down shirt from my cousin but please notice that my socks match my pants!”
Okay, this is where me trying to help her get dressed goes terribly bad. First she puts on these size 24-months pants because they match Toby’s cords. I tell her they are too small, she insists they fit just right. I try to roll them to look like Katie Holmes but it just isnt’ working. Then she wants to wear her new wool “camping socks”. I let her. She tops her pants with this really cute Bug shirt that Anna Bonkers gave her but it kinda makes her look like a boy with the cords and the green socks so I gently suggest the girly shoes and the pink Dora vest (a hand-me-down). She dons the sunglasses and announces she’s ready to go. I wave a white flag.
I’ll take credit for this outfit. I picked out the shirt, the skirt and the shoes and socks. Thank you. I think she looks cute too. She added the purse and the headband. Maybe she is a girly-girl after all. But I will add here that this pose is entirely for you to notice that she has completed a whole week of brushing her teeth, every single day without missing one. A huge accomplishment in our house. The sad part of this outfit is that the skirt was meant for babies (it has a built in diaper cover) and the elastic has given out in the waist so she spent the whole day hiking up her pants so her lime green undies wouldn’t show. It’s being retired to the out-grown box.