Monday, 17 February 2014

Yet Another Reason to be Jealous of Toddlers

I wrote a piece last month on the top ten reasons to be jealous of toddlers. I have discovered another important one.  In fact it could be the most important one. And it revolves around clothes. The crazy clothes that tiny tots can get way with, yet us adults would look like a raging bag lady in something similar.

The girl is still picking her clothes and she is quite successful most of the time. But then she comes up with this:


So we have: a kitty coat, bunny tights, a flowery dress, a different type of flowery wellie boots, a hand knitted scarf, a red headband and underneath you can't see it but yet another type of flowery cardy.  Oh and of course it goes without saying every fashionista needs a tin Minnie Mouse bag.

But look at her.  Look at the utter joy in the picking of such a mismatched, clashing outfit. She is overjoyed at wearing millions of different colours and the fact she can carry round a bag full of tat (defo the old faithful, free off a magazine, Mr Tumble phone and probably a broken bobble and the shoe of a Cinderella doll).

I'm jeal. Utterly jeal. I wish I could just pick exactly what I wanted to wear and not give a toss what anyone thought. It must be so liberating. I wore a single Cath Kidston flowery grip today in my hair and worried about it looking a bit daft. So good on you the girl! Before long you will be confined to school uniform and worse begin to worry if your friends like your clothes. Till then? Wear as many mismatched flowery combos you can get away with. 


                                         


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17 comments:

  1. Isn't it fantastic how they just don't care at all and she does look very very cool :). Little Z has a random collection of stuff on today too, including some cars wellies!

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    1. Kids just love wellies don't they??? My girl is obsessed! She tells everyone about her new flowery ones. Easily pleased xxx

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  2. I think it might be a girl thing - Monkey has no interest in clothes at all - I have to pick everything for him #whatsthestory

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    1. Yippeee! The thought of my boy not caring is a joy. No more rows with tiny tots sounds the dream! xxx

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  3. Very cool! Yes, we have similar outfits. I wish I had gotten to dress this way when I was little. It was all so matchy matchy.

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    1. I'm sure my mother dressed me and my sis identically. In like velvet. Well it was the 80s! xxx

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  4. haha love this. so very very true and she is just gorge bless her!! x

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  5. Brilliant post, just brilliant. Look at that huge smile - she is so pleased with herself and clearly loves it! POD is the same, the other day she was trying to dress herself in a Summer top with a furry gillet someone had given her - with a tutu. Great post, thank you for sharing with #whatsthestory

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    1. My friends daughter insisted on wearing wellies and a swimming cossie once. In winter. Oh how we laughed! Kids are crackers xxx

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  6. I absolutely agree. And your daughter is carrying it off in style! At what point is it we start worrying so much about what others think?

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    1. Hopefully she will never care! She's got another cracker on today with a ginourmous butterfly headpiece. She looks bonkers! xxx

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  7. Aww she looks brilliant - working the look! Got to be honest- it's probably the kind of outfit I'd pick for myself. I should probably have learnt how to match clothes by now!

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    1. My mantra is "clashings fashion" you can't beast an ill matched combo I say! And I must admit I amje of my girls wellies xxx

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  8. I have two boys - one couldn't care less about what he wears and often goes out in totally non-matching and possibly even back to front clothes. The other is much more fashion conscious and has been from a very young age - things must match and look cool. Aren't kids great withthe way they all view clothes so differently!

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  9. Absolutely! She looks fab! This is something I love about kids too. My daughter is 8 now and has only recently stopped mixing the prints. To be honest, I quite encouraged it. If you can't dress like a kid when you're a kid, when can you? (When you're over 85 I guess!)

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  10. She looks fantastic! Love this. I'm with you as well. Mind you, I put together some wacky outfits for myself, but there is nothing like the freedom of a toddler. x

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