Thursday, August 4, 2011

Dress My Daughter

This daughter of mine is something else.

We went shopping for her first day of school outfit, and we found two that we loved. I bought both, and we decided to think about it and decide later. Proving that social media has soaked into pretty much every pore of our culture, my 8 year old daughter, who has never been on Facebook but references it frequently as something her parents use to talk to people, suggested that we put pictures of the outfits on Facebook and let people vote.

She had a moment of hesitation when she realized that there are people that she does not personally know that would be able to vote. She does have about 3 ounces of shyness deep down inside. Finally, though, curiosity got the best of her. I decided to put the vote on the blog so I could write a little more than on Facebook.

Ironically, when she put the clothes on for the pictures, she decided she knows which outfit she wants to wear. However, this is the child that can change her mind about what flavor of ice cream she wants 3 times while we're getting spoons out, so I'm not confident it's a final choice.

So, here we go: let's play Dress Abby for Third Grade! Below are the two looks. Please comment ON THE BLOG (I need them all in one place to show her) with which you like better as a first day of school ensemble. Be sure to put your name in your comment so I can tell her who said what.

**Please note: I did not tell her to stand that way. This is her go-to trying on clothes pose.


Look 1: Pretty in Purple


Look 2: Lovely in layers




Time to vote!


**A point of clarification on the layered look: it's faux layering. The shirt is all one piece, designed to look like two. The skirt is attached to the leggings and is not real denim--it's a pretty thin cotton.




27 comments:

Amanda said...

That is a tough choice! I am thinking #2. Tell her that's Amanda's choice. :)

Anonymous said...

Uhm...I like both. I think Choice #2 though i might decide closer to time to see how HOT we are on first day of school. The layers may not be the right choice if we are 120F by then.

--Scott

Dawn said...

I agree, they are both super cute! However, I'm thinking ahead to the first week of school, which will inevitably be scorching hot. So, based upon that fact alone, outfit #1 looks a tad cooler! :o) But, she can't go wrong with whichever outfit wins. Abby and the outfits are both super cute! Tell her Dawn says #1 so she can be cooler!

Outnumbered said...

What does the layered one look like without the jacket? Unless her school's A/C works REALLY WELL, she is liable to have to shed that outer layer during the day.

Anonymous said...

I like #1. The purple is very pretty on you, Abs, & I love a good accessory. Can I borrow that necklace some time along with a pair of yellow boxes? Don't worry, when you're my age you won't care or remember what you wore the first day of 3rd grade. Have fun choosing!

Love ya girl,
Ms. Marla

The Langhams said...

Abby you are so pretty! Both are very nice and look good on you!

I say the first one :)

Anonymous said...

my favorite one is #1. love the necklace!! love you all and miss you lots! -wendy

Anonymous said...

I love them both! Outfit two is solo cute, but I think you should wear outfit one b/ c it's a bit cooler!!

Erin

Anonymous said...

Ashton picked #2. Addison agrees, but generally will say whatever Ash does. Both are cute! Love the necklace in #1.

Aidan and Zachary said...

I love both outfits and hope your mom lets you get to keep both! I pick #1 for the first day of school! Amy

Nikki said...

I like the second one best, but both look fabulous!

LindaM said...

I love them both, Angel Girl! You are beautiful in either one! I'd wear the purple if it was me, but whatever you wear, it will be perfect for your first day! I remember when your mom started 3rd grade! She made GiGi and I crazy!!! love you ---crazy aunt linda

ps. what is E wearing???? he deserves a little blog time too Nancy!

Melanie said...

Both very cute, but i have to go with the purple :)

School's right around the corner; very exciting!! :)

Aimee Hubmann said...

Okay, this is my kinda survey! : ) Both outfits are super fabulous! It is such a tough choice, but I am leaning towards #2! She will look beautiful, regardless. Good luck on your first day.

Patty said...

Here's our votes!

Jake - The 2nd outfit
Aunt Patty - The 1st outfit
Cathy (Aunt Patty's mom) - The 1st outfit!

She looks so beautiful and grown up! What are you going to do with yourself!!

LoriB said...

Can't go wrong either way...but I vote for LAYERED :)

Ms. Debbie B said...

Love them both, but as a former teacher...#1 says first day of school. Love you Abby! Where did you find them? Ms. Debbie B

Anonymous said...

Jacob says #2. When I asked him why he said, "I don't know. I am not girly like that.....but definitely #2."
Michelle:)

Cori said...

LOVE #1!!!!

-Cori

Anonymous said...

#1, without a doubt. Tony Dasher

Aunt Karilyn said...

i like #1, Pretty in Purple. Her face is just radiant in that outfit!

Anonymous said...

I like both but # 2 is my favorite. ~Neenee

Anonymous said...

She looks beautiful in both outfits! For the first day of school I think I like #1.

Carla Pendergraft

Carla said...

She looks beautiful in both outfits! For the first day of school I think I like #1.

Anonymous said...

Well, sweet Abby, I REALLY like #1... it so you!! Have a great first day and all year thru!

Love & Miss you guys!

Ms Kori

Stephanie said...

You are so stinking pretty Abby! I vote layers!

Sarah said...

I hope I'm not too late to the party.

I vote #2. :) But both are cool. (And it looks like she knows it!) Love that girl.