my little fashionista!

Author: angiem, 10 22nd, 2009

My mom says than when I was a young girl, my favorite thing to do when going into town, was to point out the shoes and outfits of the women passing by.  When her girlfriends came by and she’d serve them her delectable pastries and coffee, I’d take a seat at the table and study their dress and manner in detail.  After they left, I’d bore her with my observations.

My darling daughter is a chip off the old block.  I often watch her out of the corner of my eye studying my clothing in detail, or if out and about, the attention she gives to the clothing of the other females in the vicinity is astounding.

As evidenced in the photo above, she was barely able to walk, yet she knew what she liked.  I wasn’t home when this photo was taken, but my hubby says that she found the shoes in her closet, had him put them on her tiny feet, and ran into our bathroom to check herself out in the big mirror.  I adore that expression on her face!

In all honesty, she doesn’t take just after me.  In my approach to fashion there’s a hint of wariness.  I’m not the person who sees an image in a magazine and goes in search of identical garb.  I prefer quality over quantity, yet I am not brand crazy.  And I consider any article of clothing with the logo front and center on it, tacky.  There’s something to be said for good taste.  Well aware of my body’s strengths and weaknesses, I aim to dress in what I know looks the best on me.  Trial and error.  Plenty of it.

There’s none of that hesitancy with my daughter.  She is fearless!  Although she may only be three, I cannot get away with buying clothes for her without her being present.  She knows what she likes and she demands to wear it.  And that she takes from her dad. He has a style all his own. Timeless and classic, and just a bit on edge.

Not long ago the two of us stopped in at Target to get some essentials.  While I was searching for parking she asked if we were there to get ‘fashions.’  I explained that we weren’t, we had to get gift wrap and a few other necessities for home.  We were in a hurry and we had to get to a birthday party.  ”But really quick mommy, can we look at fashions?  Please, please, please!”  It didn’t take much prodding and I gave in.  We ended up buying colorful tights, and another ballerina skirt.  As I buckled her in, she thanked me saying, “You’re the best mommy in the whole wide world!  Wasn’t Target fun?”


14 Responses to “my little fashionista!”

  1. Ani Says:

    She’s soooo adorable…

  2. Ani Says:

    Oh… and congrats on your 100th post!

  3. Ruth Says:

    love it! She is a darling, I so want to meet her. Now I want a little girl. Maybe she can stay with me sometime?

  4. Susan R. Mills Says:

    She is so cute, and congrats on your 100th post. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate it than with pics of your beautiful daughter.

  5. Susan R. Mills Says:

    Oh, and I wanted to say thanks for the book. It came today. I haven’t opened the box yet because we just got home, but I can’t wait to see it.

  6. Susu Paris Chic Says:

    I just love the second last picture. What amazing future she’s got - throwing together a tutu and pants in such an ingenious of a way at such an early age…;) Fashion is fun and we all should have our own personal way to live it.

  7. Jessica Says:

    What a sweetheart! She’s adorable.

    I hope we never meet because I’m pretty tacky. LOL I buy those aeropostale t-shirts and wear them all the time. Heehee. I’m comfort over fashion, quantity over quality. :-) But I wish I was a fashionista like you two. LOL Enjoy her. She seems like a cutie pie.

  8. Stephanie Faris Says:

    Oh my gosh, your daughter is beautiful. She could be an actress she’s so adorable! I always wished I had a little girl I could dress up in fashionable clothing.

  9. Karen@SurvivingMotherhood Says:

    Are we going to look at ‘fashions’?
    I love it!!!
    My daughter is 13 and we were recently shopping together. She didn’t find anything she liked. And I was thinking, Girl, you need to not be so picky.
    The next time we went out she announced that she was going to try to be more open-minded. And I wondered, Did I ‘think’ that statement aloud last time??? *grin*
    We came away from that shopping trip with new jeans and new sweaters. She was more willing to try things, and it really helped!

    Here’s to many more enjoyable shopping trips for you and your daughter. *grin*

  10. Ligia Says:

    what???? this is simply beautifulll… the pictures… the way she says fashions… and you and your old you… love it… is a treasure for your family.. thanks for sharing Angie…

  11. angiem Says:

    Ani, thanks!

    Ruth, if only you didn’t live so very far!!

    Susan, thank you. Hope you’re enjoying the book!

    Susu, she wears tutus with EVERYTHING!

    Jessica, on no!! Just Kidding! I hope we do meet on your book tour if not sooner. I’m not the fashionista. I am boring and safe. She is!

  12. angiem Says:

    Stephanie, thank you so much for the compliments about my little darling daughter.

    Karen, thanks for sharing that! What a blessing daughters are. I never understood it when my mother or grandmother used to say it, but now I get it.

    Ligia, thank you. Yes, it’s fashions this and fashions that… all day long!

  13. Autumn Says:

    Ahhhh, can I just say that she is the cutest thing in the world. I adore this post. You know, I truly believe that God imparts our talents and gifts into us from birth. For me, it was writing. Looks like she is going to be a future designer. Yay! Hopefully, I will be able to wear some of her clothing. :) I love, love, love the part about her being and Targert and wanting to go and see the fashions. So adorable! :)

  14. audrey Says:

    Oh she really is precious! she has such a gift for style and good taste. it’ll be interesting to see how it plays out in her life, if she’ll be stylish personally, or if she’ll have a desire to entire the fashion industry. how fun either way. these pictures are too cute.

    like you Angie, i don’t go much for obvious brand names. my mother taught me why pay extra to wear someone’s name on your chest or butt… her words:) quality is what matters…

    oh!!! happy 100th post! wishing you a 100 more… and plus…

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