Friday, March 14, 2008

Subjected to My Sense

Sadly, my daughter is subjected to my sense of fashion, which in my opinion isn’t very good.  I tend to have an eclectic fashion sense, and I don’t often get caught up in current fads and flairs.  Stacy London would have a field day ripping my wardrobe apart.


I wanted to buy a dress for Tree Faerie to wear during our Ostara celebration next Saturday.  Since it will be held at a park and there will be food and an egg hunt, I wanted something that wasn’t too frilly and could be easily cleaned.  I also wanted something that could easily be worn with a jacket or sweater in case the weather is cool.  The last stipulation was that it had to be practically free affordable.


Since DTTF had class last night and I needed to buy diapers, Tree Faerie and I went to Wal-Mart and looked at clothes.  I glanced through the dresses briefly before the cute t-shirts caught my eye.  I picked out 3 t-shirts for her in size 18 month, which is still a bit big for her.  I looked at some of the other clothes and the pajamas.  Finally I got up the courage to go look at the dresses again.


Part of the reason I was hesitating is because my daughter is an odd size.  Going by the tags, she’s at the top or exceeded the height measurements for the 12 month size, but she’s at the bottom of the weight measurement.  This is what happens when you have a 29+ inch child who only weighs about 20.5 lbs.  I was afraid of buying something in 12 month size that she will only be able to wear for a couple of weeks or buying something in 18 month size that will fall off of her.


There were several cute dresses, and I almost bought a purple jersey one.  I changed my mind and put it back because I tend to buy a lot of purple for Tree Faerie.  I love purple, and she looks good in purple, but there can be too much of a good thing.  I decided to go with a green cotton dress that has little purple butterflies and pink flowers all over it.  It should come to about mid-calf, and because it didn’t come with bloomers or anything, I went looking for leggings to go underneath it.  The only leggings I could find were Capri-length, which should fall about the same place on her leg that the dress falls.  They’re purple, of course, but only because the pink ones were not the right color to go with the flowers on her dress.  I bought both in 12 month size because I don’t have to worry too much about the length.


When I describe the outfit to people, they all say, “Oh, that’s cute!” or, “I bet that is going to be adorable!”  Because they’ve all had the same reaction, I’m wondering if they are just saying that while trying to conceal their cringe or if they actually mean it.  Have I just committed a fashion faux pas, or is it really creatively cute?


I won’t have pictures until after Ostara, of course, but I will share them with you once I do.  I even tried to find the dress online and couldn’t, so you’ll just have to be patient and have a good imagination.



Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

I have the same problem with the twins. Their height always fits the size, but their weight doesn't. I'm always using safety pins to cinch in the waists of their pants/shorts/skirts. Crazy! I promise, though, that by the time she's wearing 2T, the waistbands come with adjustable elastic bands, like maternity pants.

KATE said...

I'm sure it is cute & she will look adorable!
I didn't know she was so little. My Brookie, who is just barely 9 months is wearing 12-18 month clothes & she weighs 22 lbs. Wow, she really is a chub nub!!
Can't wait to see the pics of her in her cute dress!

Military Mom said...

I miss being able to buy little baby girl clothes! All I get to buy nowadays are Hannah Montana clothes, and shoes that light up when you walk! Can't wait to see her dress.

TTQ said...

As long as she wears it happily and it makes you smile to look at her because she's darn cute, that's all that matters!

namaste said...

AAARRRRGGGHH!!! blogger ate my very long, very thought out comment!

anywayz, i don't do fashion trends especially if it's beyond my means. you and tree are beautiful and you can wear whatever you like.

have fun during ostara!


Not Afraid to Use It said...

You picked it out. You like it. Forget everyone else. We still have weight issues with LittleBird--thank god for adjustable waistbands. But that doesn't help with dresses. To get the right length the armpits go down to her waist. Sigh.

I look forward to the pictures!!

carrie & troy keiser said...

Waiting with baited breath!
Thanks for letting me know that I'd have to highlight the page to read it. Wonder why that it?

Patti said...

for this, i thank god i was given a boy!

creative-type dad said...

I just make up stuff when dressing my daughter. She likes to mix things up too.