Thursday, February 19, 2009
Excuse My Soap Box
* our idea of how a 7 year old should be dressed
Recently Avery had a growth spurt. I swear she woke up one morning and nothing that had fit her the day before fit. I had just bought shoes, no longer fit, jeans too short, shirts showing belly. So off we went to find shirts, pants and shoes. The problem was once I got to looking around all I was finding was clothes made for teenage girls that might be going to an under 21 club. Now as a hairstylist I do tend to go for trendy when it comes to clothes. I have not worked in a shop in years but you just can't get that out of your system. When it comes to my 7 year old daughter though there seems to be a jump from trendy into the trashy side of things. Once you leave the toddler department you are forced into clothes inspired by Hannah Montana and the like. To me a little girl should be just that, a little girl. They have time enough to be grown up. So off I went to find "appropriate" clothing for my girl. We ended up shopping at Carters on the clearance racks to get things for the rest of winter/early spring. Even still she will not be in Carters for much longer as they only go to a 6x. My girl is petite so we are still able to get away with some younger brands. We then went to Payless. I okayed her choice of a basket weave gold ballet slipper, but she had to go for my classic white t-strap with cut outs on the toe. I realize some think my clothing choices are babyish but to me they are what a little girl should be wearing. I love Kit Kittrege the american girl movie. They wore mary janes and t-straps and they were 9 years old. I was born in the wrong era I swear. I love the looks of the depression era, but would love nothing more than to be able to dress like a 1950's housewife. Well in my search for age appropriate clothing I was sent a catalog for Olive Juice. You must check this clothing company out. I would wear everything in that catalog on my girl. Classic, classy and totally the way little girls should still be dressing.