I got the idea from Nic's cousin Missy who documented her son's outfits for a week. So, I'm going to photograph daphne [probably not] everyday so i can have a record of my favorite outfits on her. In our house, getting dressed is a huge ordeal. Daphne doesn't have a closet anymore but when she did, I would hold her up to her clothes everyday and ask her to pick out her outfit. Most of the time she would pick a dress (usually her brown easter dress) and then I would explain that it wasn't sunday and she could wear a dress a different day (though she often wears dresses on the weekdays too :) I think she could understand the word outfit at about 7 months. You make think I'm crazy, but seriously, she just loves clothes. Now, when you say she looks cute, she'll often start pulling on each part of her outfit. Then, when you say to her "yeah, cute shirt" then she moves on to show you her headband, or pants, or shoes. when I say "new outfit" then she really freaks out! she's lucky to have grandparents, great grandparents and of course us to keep her obsession alive.
But, we don't spend a lot on her clothes (but her grandparents probably do- thank you!)
so, i wanted to show how to thrifty- yet adorable :)
today is a lazy day. daphne and i both have an awful head cold. she probably doesn't know this- but i would be shocked if we get out of the house today :) daph is dressed accordingly. (i on the other hand am unshowered, still wearing my bath robe and slippers :)
gerber t-shirt (3 pack for $9) dyed with RIT dye (RIT is awesome. i use it all the time. It is so cheap (less than $2) and if you get together with some other moms, you can all dye shirts together (the washing machine method is the ONLY way to go!) and then you won't have 7 shirts for your one child in the same color) this shirt is a mix between royal and navy blue dyes with a little black mixed in gray-down the blue a bit.
her leggings were thrifted. fifty cents.
and her chuck taylors are my new favorite wardrobe item of hers.
i got them off ebay for $16. $16 still sounds like a lot- since they were used... but chucks really hold their value i've found! they sell new for more than $25 so it's hard to find them any cheaper. They were very gently worn and completely adorable. I bought them in a size 3 though she is barely in size 2 shoes so they will last for a long time. If she wears the right kind of socks with them (thick and with grippy feet) they stay on all day.
i had to include this picture. this was daphne when a pet smart commercial came on. she FREAKS out (in a good way!) when she says puppies. She asks me multiple times a day to hold her up to see a picture we have of our friend's 2 dogs. So, Blake and Ali- this is also daph's reaction when she looks at Mia and Nacho. It's so funny.