|Headband: Brash // Earrings: Brash // Denim Balero: Gold Planet // Jumpsuit: Material Girl // Shoes: American Eagle|
Todays outfit post comes courtesy of Lil Sis who has her 6th grade class party today - the only day in the entire school year where the kids don't wear uniform. To say this was a difficult process would be an understatement. When we went shopping, she tried to pick up her normal wardrobe - a Hello Kitty shirt and jeans. I wasn't having that,lol. I took her to the juniors section for the first time to find some more fashionable options - her clothes normally come from the kids 14 section - not today. After walking around for what seemed like forever, store to store, I spotted this romper in the Material Girl section in Macys. [ sidebar: Material Girl is the fashion line created by Madonna & her daughter Lola ] I picked out this piece and a few others that she was extremely resistant to. She looked so cute but kept saying "it was too different" no matter how cute I told her she looked. I was going to put it back after I found this denim jacket and another dress - but I figured she should wear the jacket with the romper, it was so perfect. She kept saying that no one was going to dress like this - I told her that was the point. I was just about ready to make a bed in the middle of Macys because she was wearing me out! I ended up buying the outfit as a backup and told her we could exchange it if we found something else the next day, because I wasn't going to leave empty handed.
I picked her up from school the next day prepared to return the outfit, only to have her tell me that she thought about it, and now she wants to wear it, ((slaps forehead)). We ended up picking up a black pair or flats as well as some fun earrings and a headband. Once I had her try everything on together, she warmed up to it a little more.
She was a little nervous walking into school today, but I told her she's beautiful and that she should be confident. She said if anyone has anything negative to say about her outfit, she's going to tell them to stop drinking "Haterade", lol. I explained to her that there's nothing wrong with standing out as long as it's not for a bad reason. I know she's going to come home and tell me about all the compliments she got.
In the end, this lesson was less about clothes and more about teaching her about stepping outside of her comfort zone and being confident while doing so...but I will be making over her entire closet this summer :)
I think she looks a little more mature than how she typically dresses, but she's still age appropriate for having just turned 12 yeard old.
What do you think about Lil Sis' outfit?
Does Big Sister know best?