So, nothing to do here – nothing to ponder on. Nothing life-threatening or virtue-focused. Just mindless banter on something that gives me a little joy. Ok, a lot. At times, a sinful addiction.
NOTE: I had to DIG way back for these photos because they are starting to win the wardrobe decisions. When they were little, I got to choose each matching ensemble. Now, I just care about getting out the door.
Also remember that 90% of the time we are dressed like dirt balls and mismatched nonsense.
My Favorite Things in a Little Girl’s Closet
1. Something Old
My mom kept many of my outfits from childhood and I sure do love when they wear something that was mine like this little ensemble.
2. Ruffled Socks
Nothing sweeter than a good ruffled sock. Target currently has my favorite one that doesn’t get all bunched up. Looks like the photo below. They are both starting to veto them… because ankle socks are cool.
3. The White Sweater
Nothing sweeter. Hanna Anderrson has a great one that holds up for years. Or, Old Navy or Gap or anywhere really will have a basic white sweater that just makes every little shorts outfit or dress say prepster or southern.
The rain boot, the cowboy boot, any boot. I love a kid in boots. If it hits below 70 in Florida – we are wearing a boot. If there is a party and the theme loosely relates to a western – boots. If it sprinkles, boots.
5. Something Smocked
I love a smocked outfit. I sure do. I don’t love the cost. You can find great deals. Shrimp and Grits Kids has great sales on smocked stuff. Where do you get your smocked outfits on sale? Mine are anti-smocked now. I think I can get away with a bit longer with Larson. Ella says no way.
6. Red, White and Blue Gear
Every year, I am laser beam on finding the perfecto red/white/blue outfit(s) and bathing suits. I love it for Memorial Day, July 4th and the entire summer. It’s just happy and I love how it screams summer – not to mention the USA!
Shirts that tie, dresses, etc – anything that ties with a giant bow is going to find its way home with me. There is only a short time they are little girls. In a FLASH they are like little teens begging for short shorts and graphic tees. I will tie big ole bows on the back of them for as long as they will let me.
8. Peter Pan Collar
The peter pan collar. I’m obsessed. It makes any dress just pure sweetness and “not itchy”. I think I have one in short-sleeves and long-sleeves and every size. This is one that I try to get from a nice place or boutique because I know it will get passed down and worn often. They are wearing several of mine from when I was little.
9. Red Shoes
A bright red shoe – come on. Cuteness award. Larson just got these red sandals from Target. I love red chucks for girls and boys. Red mary janes make me want to hug random children – at Christmas or any time of the year.
10. Anything large on their head – bow, headband, flower
We are southern, I know. But I do love something on their head. I also love messy pigtails and braids. I love little girls and dressing them. That’s all.
Thanks for letting me reflect on a list so important this early June. Carry on.
Off to make some lists for the summer. A Lil Light O’ Mine mom just stopped by and suggested these lists:
-Things you can do on your own (quiet time in room, journal, summer homework, read, color, etc.)
-Things you can do together (make believe anything, play outside, ride bikes, etc.)
-Things we can do together (swim, board game, puzzles, journals, etc.)
-Things you can do IF you ever say you’re bored (wipe the base boards, organize the pantry, etc)
What are your favorite things in your girls’ closets?
come back for Part 2…
My 10 Favorite Little Girl Brands