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My Six-Year-Old Dressed Me: Outfit 5

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(Shirt: Ann Taylor  Dress: Plato’s Closet  Necklace & Shoes: instagram shop)

THIS outfit is exactly what I expected to be wearing all week. This one, in my thoughts, is totally one a six-year-old would put together. (I DID pull the shirt gather the shirt in the back with a hairband and tucked it under though because otherwise I was Frumptown USA.) When my husband saw it, his reaction was “Wow! That’s a lot of pattern!” But it grew on me. I felt very French and artsy in it.

What I took away from this week:

1. Kids of all genders LOVE clothing and accessories that sparkle.

2. My son has a pretty good eye for color.

3. Anything (even crazy patterns) can work if you are confident and don’t care what people think of you. Just “make it work”!

Have a fantastic weekend!

My Six-Year-Old Dressed Me: Outfit 4

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(Necklace: veryjane.com  Blouse: Plato’s Closet  Belt & Dress: clothing exchange  Shoes: thrifted)

When my son first made this outfit, he paired the lace shirt with a denim skirt that (unfortunately) doesn’t fit me right now. After I told him this, he expertly picked this beautiful dress for me to wear instead. I’m pretty sure my reaction was “Wow! No way, buddy. People are not going to believe that you made this outfit.” But he did. He must have been watching me because this is totally an outfit that I would create. He nailed my style to a T. I’m only a little concerned because he pulled out these shoes and said, “Peach shoes for a peach dress”, even though they don’t match. At least he used the word “peach”? ;)

My Six-Year-Old Dressed Me: Outfit 3

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(Shirt: Plato’s Closet  Skirt: thrifted  Shoes: Converse)

I thought glitter and sequins is what little girls would be obsessed with, but apparently little boys can’t escape the shine and sparkle. Or that is just what they think their mommy should wear all the time. This is the third outfit my eldest son created for me and I’m loving it. I love how he picked sporty shoes to go with the dressy blouse and skirt.

My Six-Year-Old Dressed Me: Outfit 2

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(Necklace: Target  Blouse: Hut 8  Skirt: GAP  Shoes: thrifted)

This is the second outfit my oldest son made up for me. When he first picked out the red shoes, I gulped because I never would have thought to put red and coral together. But I think he totally pulled it together with the necklace. I love how he sees things so differently from me. I will definitely wear this outfit in the future. :)

My Six-Year-Old Dressed Me: Outfit 1

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This is my oldest. He is 6.

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I gave him free reign into my closet and let him make up some outfits for me. This means I wasn’t even in the room while he was doing it, so I had no influence as to color matching, etc. The first outfit he came up with blew me away. He paired a dress and skirt together (Has he been taking notes?!) and chose every sparkly item I owned. I’ve actually had this skirt for a couple of years and couldn’t figure out how to wear it and I think he hit the ball out of the park on this particular outfit. And he kept saying how pretty I looked. How could I not love that?!

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(Necklace: Sears Outlet  Blue Dress, Skirt & Heels: thrifted)

Imagining

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(Camo Blouse: garage sale  Shirt & Pants: clothing exchange  Necklace: instagram shop  Purse & Shoes: thrifted)

I miss being younger and the funnest thing to do was imagining. Why do we have to grow up and lose that part of childhood? I remember being so happy to play “office” or “school” and would have so much fun making stuff up. We used to play “orphans” and would pretend that we had to find somewhere to live with our “older siblings” (aka my cousins) a la the Boxcar Children (did you ever read those books?). I remember people telling me to enjoy being young, but when you are that age, you don’t understand how things will NEVER be the same once you get older. Growing up and reality steal your ability to imagine and believe. It makes me super sad. I feel like I sound a lot like Peter Panning in the movie Hook right now. I want to go to Neverland and have a “pretend” food fight. That would be amazing.

Energizer Bunny Brain

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(Necklace: instagram shop  Blouse: Plato’s Closet (Lauren Conrad)  Dress: liketwice.com (Calvin Klein)  Shoes: Nordstrom)

I adore my husband. He’s seriously amazing at so many things. And one of those things includes napping. I am incredibly jealous at how he can lay down on the couch with children running around screaming/banging toys together and he’ll just knock out a solid twenty minute nap. If I could have any skill, it would be to be able to turn my energizer bunny brain off to be able to get some rest during the day. Sadly though, my noggin is constantly full of all the things that I need/should/could be doing at that moment. What skill do you wish you could have? (Also, notice that I call napping a skill? Hilarious.)

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