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by Cate on April 14, 2010

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April 14, 2010, Photo #78

Fashion Don't?

I am very much into choosing my battles.  Madeline‘s fashion choices are just one of those battles I choose to avoid.  At least for now.  Ask me again when she’s a teenager.  Oh right.  I won’t have much say-so then either.

Really, this is the perfect age to get away with an outfit like this.  When I got her dressed this morning, I started with the capris.  And we both agreed.  Then she wanted to wear a pink flowered shirt (you can see a peek on it on the bottom left), which was fine, except it was sleeveless with skinny spaghetti straps and it was a little chilly today, so we compromised with that shirt and a sweater over it.

Yesterday at school she made a tie-dyed shirt.  When she saw it come out of the dryer today, she wanted it on.  Now.  Over everything.  Yes, even the pink sweater and spaghetti-strapped flowered shirt.  Alrighty then.

And then the shoes.  I put socks on her first and then the shoes, to avoid blisters.  She was having none of that.  Truth be told, she’s usually running around the house barefoot so I’m probably lucky that there are even shoes on her feet to begin with.

This picture was taken before the six rosaries and umpteen Silly Bandz hit the outfit.

But with a face like this, how can I argue?

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Tyanne April 14, 2010 at 10:57 pm

She is so CUTE!!!


mandy April 14, 2010 at 11:00 pm

She is a budding fashionista!! =) I’m with Madeline, shoes are over rated. In the summer (ok as soon as the weather is above 50) I’m usually running around barefoot as well.


Abby April 14, 2010 at 11:37 pm

I think it’s awesome! Letting her choose her own clothes now (and maybe guiding her just a bit) may lead her to have incredible fashion sense down the road! CUTE.


Joanne April 15, 2010 at 6:10 am

No worries. She would fit right in in the East Village. She could go to NYU. And be fashion queen. I swear.

:P Too cute.


The Sister In-Law April 15, 2010 at 8:14 am

A fashion designer in the making, move over Prada, Maddie’s in town now !!!



Courtney April 15, 2010 at 9:37 am

Oh my goodness. She is precious. I used to, eclectic taste in clothes when I was her age too. When I was in preschool, I would actually wear my dress-up boas and plastic princess shoes to school sometimes. And I had a bright purple sequined hat that I wore basically everywhere. I eventually grew out of it though, and I’m sure your daughter will too.


Ramona April 15, 2010 at 9:48 am

I can’t even imagine you saying “No” to her when she looks at you like that.

It’s hard enough with my fur kids and they can’t talk!


Kalynskitchen April 15, 2010 at 11:06 am

I have to say, she just gets cuter all the time!


saramariesue April 15, 2010 at 11:11 am

She is just the most adorable thing!


claire April 15, 2010 at 11:51 am

What a fashionista! I love how she layered the button up sweater UNDER the tie-dye. :-) i think I would agree…at this point, choice in clothing is along the lines of a water gun fight…no battle to wage at this point! :-)


pamela April 16, 2010 at 10:39 am

Love it!


Meg April 19, 2010 at 2:27 pm

Aww, she looks completely adorable! You’re right: I couldn’t argue with a face like that. Love the tye-dye!


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