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Don’t you wish your daughters were sassy like mine?

Does your child pick out her own clothing?

Is your child often mismatched?

Do you fear that people will assume YOU dressed your child this way?

Do you think letting your child pick out her own clothing is helping her express her creativity?

Are you kidding me? Have you see some of the outfits Peyton’s walked out of the house in?

I have a motto:  It’s clean? It’s weather appropriate?  Go with it.

With Rachael I was careful to dress her in these wonderful little get-ups, letting her choose her own clothing came much later in the game. She always matched, her dress to her socks and her sweet little shoes.

When Peyton came along she was always a trend-bucker.  When she was diagnosed she began picking out truly bizarre clothing combinations, but I let her because my thought was really that she had so little control over anything in her life, would it kill me to let her leave the house in rain boots and a tutu?  No. And it never did. The 349934950 times she did it.  In fact, I learned to appreciate the pride with which she picked out her clothing for the day.

And yes, I did take her to Wal-mart in this, mask and all

Probably my favorite picture outfit of all time, balloon boobs and samuri swords stuck in her pants, girl’s got STYLE!

Rachael has always been one to go with the masses, wear what is trendy and what her peers are wearing. She spends her days in uniforms so she loves to kick up some color when she can. Peyton is one great big constant fashion show. You can never be sure if you’re going to get classic Vera Wang or outrageous Betsy Johnson ensemble.

Regardless of what they’re wearing, my girls manage to voice their unique personalities and you can truly see who they are.

This post is part of the special week-long Parent Bloggers Network Blog Blast with Polly Pocket Pop ‘N Swap to encourage girls to express themselves in how they dress and how they play. Even if your little fashionista still insists on some outrageous choices, you can cash in on her creativity at MomLogic. Upload a photo of her wackiest outfit, and you’ll get a Pop ‘n Swap sample just for entering!

13 Comments on “Don’t you wish your daughters were sassy like mine?”

  1. #1 Double Agent Girl
    on Sep 23rd, 2008 at 7:17 am

    LMAO! Mask and All!!!!


    Double Agent Girls last blog post..Arrest

  2. #2 SciFi Dad
    on Sep 23rd, 2008 at 7:46 am

    She really can work those boots.

    SciFi Dads last blog post..I’m Like The Matrix…

  3. #3 Gwendolyn
    on Sep 23rd, 2008 at 8:03 am

    LOL…oh, those pictures are hilarious! I love it! My older three children were always content to wear whatever clothes I handed them. Then there was Owen. I will have to put up some pictures of him in some of his more interesting attire. :o)

  4. #4 always home and uncool
    on Sep 23rd, 2008 at 10:13 am

    Capes are always in style, despite the practical drawbacks described in “The Incredibles.”

    always home and uncools last blog post..Greenbacks

  5. #5 Maria
    on Sep 23rd, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    Okay, that is a ridiculous pile of cute. I love it!

    Marias last blog post..stay at home week

  6. #6 Ashley Hast
    on Sep 23rd, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    Too funny. I have the most awful picture (one of many, I assure you) of myself when I was 7 or 8. I had this ugly white shirt with red ruffles around the sleeves, and of all things it had jackpot pictures going across it (with the stick and everything!) complete with cherries, lemons, dollar signs, etc. The shorts matched in red, but them some idiot had to go and put knee-high weirdly-woven off-white socks on me, and finished the outfit with DIRTY BROWN (pink) velcro tennis shoes. Yuck. I cringe just thinking about it. My mother says that I dressed myself that day. I think it was another cruel joke on her part. 🙂

  7. #7 chris
    on Sep 23rd, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    What fun! I have three boys so I’m missing out on the girl fashionista thing. They’re both adorable!

    chriss last blog post..Why are the Wal-Mart employees wearing latex gloves?

  8. #8 Queen of the Mayhem
    on Sep 23rd, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Is it possible that I like her even more now?!

    Junior Mayhem is my fashion forward child…oh…and almost every outfit of his centers around his rubber boots!

    Queen of the Mayhems last blog post..Sleepover Pics

  9. #9 Sarah Clapp
    on Sep 24th, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Can Peyton help me with my all-black-wardobe issue? That girl is fabulous. A Patricia Fields in the making.

  10. #10 mothergoosemouse
    on Sep 24th, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    That last photo? PRICELESS. That needs to make an appearance at her wedding reception.

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  12. #12 Desserts
    on Sep 26th, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    aw, that’s awesome!

  13. #13 Will@allthebestofthenet
    on Dec 18th, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    She is too cute!!