08 April 2009

Wardrobe Wednesday: Oh, The Outfits

Okay, after the last time I posted a picture of Miss M. in one of her fanciful get-ups, I vowed to take her picture every day for a week, partially because I was encouraged to do so by Jessica, who also has a child with a penchant for Outfits with a Capital O.

Needless to say, I didn't manage to take a picture every day for a week, but here are nine recent mug shots.

Four Days of Mir

The "skirt" in the left most photo is actually an old nightie of my mother's. The shirt in the 2nd photo was a gift from Nonlinear Nora. The black velvet dress was mine, made by my mother, and the shoes are the red shoes of my childhood - she went to a birthday party in that outfit. The right-hand picture is her doing Wii boxing, in a thoroughly ordinary pair of jeans and a t-shirt.

Another Four Days of Miranda

In this set, note that she's wearing the same skirt in #1 and 3, and the same shirt in #2 and 4. Nearly all of her tights have holes in them, as in #1. In #2, she's wearing tights under summer length capris. #3 kind of takes the cake - patterned socks, patterned leggings, a purple skirt, a pink shirt, with a denim shirt/vest over - this was her "hippie" outfit - "I look like Berger!" Then again, #4 is kind of out there. She did not actually wear that scarf to school, however.

WEDNESDAY 4-1

And once again, we've got the capri pants with tights underneath - this time with blue fair-isle patterned tights under engineer striped pants.

Someday, she's going to hate me for taking these pictures.

32 comments:

heidi said...

ok, the scarf wins. hands down.

Elissa said...

I loved this stage - at 12 Nose doesn't do it much now. She is however, putting "Outfits" together that make her look like a freshman in college - so cool!

InTheFastLane said...

What a fashionista! I love all the mix of colors.

Kelly said...

My daughter is fond of the Ellis Island scarf look as well.

Mental P Mama said...

Miss M has got it goin' on! In spades;)

Tanya said...

She's got style! That last outfit in particular is a winner. Great color combinations. :)

Aliceson said...

What fantastic pairing skills she has!

Last week my daughter went to school wearing both a dress and a skirt, together.

Mayberry said...

Oh, the babushka RULES.

Mary G said...

She'll have a stage of hating the photos (I still recall my girls whining about their haircuts, circa age 8 or so, when they were in their teens. But .. I now cherish every shot my mother took, every memory of stuff she made for me to wear. If there were a fire, I would go back in for the album. (I now have them scanned and backed up, but the originals have sentimental value).

She has a wide streak of fashion savvy, for sure.

Tights with holes? Get some of those little patch thingies and darn them on. You can get butterflies, cartoons, logos, etc. Try any fabric or quilting store. My kids sewed these on their tights themselves.

slouching mom said...

But she's so clever and talented!

I don't think she'll hate you for long... ;)

She She said...

I love it. The girl has spirit!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I love the idea of tights with capri over them. She is adorable. I love all the outfits.

nonlineargirl said...

Nice array! It makes me wish I had taken a picture of Ada yesterday, wearing a dress from M with non-matching pants underneath. And the ubiquitous rainboots.

Gwen said...

These are awesome! I love, love, love, truly, the black dress, orange tight, red shoe combo. It's genius. I may have to copy it.

Vodka Mom said...

wait, she needs to come over and give Ruthii some fashion advice........

painted maypole said...

i love that you let her dress herself. wonderful!

Maggie May said...

This is awesome! She and my Lola would be best friends, obviously.

Woman in a Window said...

I love it! But I tell you, my girl could give your girl a run for her fashion money!

The LIbrary Lady said...

You've got one like my 9 year old. JR can make ANYTHING look stylish.

Where she got the gene for that, lord knows. Certainly her sister didn't get it-- that's all to apparent after trying to go clothes shopping with her tonight :(

cactus petunia said...

I'm speechless. The kid's got more style than I could ever hope for!

flutter said...

she is so stinkin fabulous.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

She. Is. Darling!

Kyla said...

Love the scarf. It really adds something. The girl has flair.

jen said...

oh man. she's eatable.

Ree said...

She will so not hate you. Those are wonderful outfits. I wish I had her fashion sense.

well read hostess said...

I predict that she'll be the editor of Vogue. Anna wintour...watch out.

julochka said...

capris or shorts with tights are very big at our house too. it must be a worldwide phenomenon. :-)

Furrow said...

When she's about 12, maybe she'll hate these, but someday again, and forever after, she'll love them.

phd in yogurtry said...

She's definately got the look! Both in clothes and in a pair of soulful eyes. Beautiful little girl.

Stimey said...

She is really beyond cute.

wheelsonthebus said...

but we love you for it

Danielle said...

#4 looks like something from the movie "Yentl". LOVE this kid's originality. And I love that you encourage it.