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Guest Dresser: Urban Cowboy

August 28, 2012

I can offer no better commentary for today’s guest dresser than the caption that his mama sent over with the photo: “Urban cowboy.”

Urban CowboyWoody would be so proud.

Halloween Is Always in Fashion

August 13, 2012

I recently downloaded the 1.2 gazillion photos that were stored on my phone and found a treasure trove of winners to feature here on “I Dressed Myself.” This series is from January (yes, my dear, I know I shouldn’t leave photos on my phone for that long — it won’t happen again).

Halloween shirt with pink tiered skirt. In January.

Because stripes match with stripes, right?

And the only thing more awesome than having a Halloween shirt that says “Got Candy?” on it? Wearing that shirt in January after you discovered it hiding in a storage bin under your bed.

Guest Dresser: Less Is More

August 10, 2012

Big thanks to Suzanne over at Pretty*Swell for sharing this spectacular photo of her daughter’s recent fashion choices. Because sometimes a birthday suit is the best suit to wear, as long as you have the right shoe(s).

Adorable baby wearing one shoe


I’m not sure what I love most — the dimples above her tush, the gorgeous creases in her legs or the fact that she’s wearing just one little shoe.

Accessories Are Awesome

July 18, 2012

This lovely ensemble is what Pippi selected to wear the day we went car shopping. Because nothing says “I’m serious about spending money” like a quirky combination of accessories.

Pippi shows off her accessories

Featured accessories include:

  • silver glitter shoes with fairy princess socks
  • pink Canadiens (NHL hockey team) cap, brought from Montreal by her daddy
  • white watch with rhinestones, from her MJKB collection of hand-me-down jewelry
  • double-strand of (plastic) pearls, also from the MJKB collection

Preschool Panache

June 4, 2012

Not surprisingly, one of the hardest things about preschool and Pippi is getting her dressed in the morning. There are the outfits I pick out (weather appropriate, cute and stain-releasing), there are the outfits she picks out (none of those other parenthetical things), and then there’s whatever compromise she walks out the door wearing.

But now and then, she puts on something that isn’t so much what I wanted her to wear but is somehow totally her.

That’s a too-short dress from last summer, white leggings, pink boots, denim jacket, green polka dot hairbow, her school bag and some purple shades. Oh, and her breakfast still in her cheek.

Have a special self-dresser you want to feature on the blog? Let me know in the comments!




April 2, 2012

You remember bedazzling, right? Not to be confused with “vajazzling,” but that’s another story altogether. (Go ahead and google it if you don’t already know. Unless you’re at work or overly proper, in which case I would NOT recommend it. Seriously. And if you’re at work, what are you doing reading blogs anyway?)

Pippi is too young to know the infomercials for the Bedazzler, but that doesn’t mean she can’t invent her own. Apparently these Crocs weren’t fancy enough for her. But two sheets of Target sticker gems later, and she’s good to go.

And if the shoes look that awesome, then why wouldn’t she decorate her dress-up dress to match. Am I right?

Got anything you want to bedazzle in your wardrobe?

Guest Dresser: Accessories Make the Man

March 26, 2012

This little guy comes to us courtesy of Mannly Mama, a local blogger I had the good fortune to meet over tater tots recently.

On this particular day, it was her husband’s morning to get their son ready. So Landon decided to help his dad out by getting a jump start out of the dress up pile.

Tobaggan, rain boots aaaaaaand we’re ready to go! Pants? Those are soooo last week.


Have a guest dresser at your house? Want to share a favorite photo for “I Dressed Myself”? Just leave a note on the Facebook page and I’ll connect with you to feature your fashion star.

Outfit in Progress

February 20, 2012

Pippi loves to dress herself. She loves it so much, in fact, that she doesn’t restrict herself to once a day. On average, she probably goes through three to four changes each day, including the pajamas at the end. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.

In case you’re wondering, the answer is no — I don’t wash everything she wears every day. If I did, I’d have to do a load of pink/purple clothes nearly every other day. And I just don’t enjoy doing laundry that much.

It’s actually kind of interesting to watch how her outfit evolves through the day. Sometimes she just starts fresh with each change — play clothes to dance leotard to dress-up fanciness. But other times, it’s more of a layering lottery. Here’s how it happens…

Outfit Stage 1

This is how she started the day: “Look Mommy, I made a patterin!” That means, pink (shoes), white (leggings), pink (dress), white (sweater), pink (collar), white (in her eyes), pink (headband), white (button on the headband). She was so proud.

Outfit Stage 2

In the early afternoon, she took off the sweater and dress, but added a long-sleeved shirt. And a “Cars” tattoo on her face. When I told her that she couldn’t wear white leggings with a shirt that didn’t cover her bottom (because not everyone needs to see her Fancy Nancy unders), then she added the skirt. The sweater (a different one from the morning, of course) completed the look when we headed out to play.

Outfit Stage 3

After playing at a friend’s house for the afternoon, we came home to get Junius ready for basketball practice. I suppose Pippi decided that she needed to change clothes again because her brother had to change his clothes. So she traded the skirt for the dress from the morning, kept the long-sleeved shirt and leggings underneath and replaced her boots with her running shoes. You know, because it’s basketball practice — and she wants to be ready to jump in off the bench, if called.

The main problem after all of that wardrobe adjusting? It’s not the laundry — it’s the piles of clothes all over the floor in her room. Guess she still thinks she should have a ladies’ maid like they do at Downton.

Is that a Barbie in your skirt or are you just happy to see me?

February 12, 2012

Pippi loves accessories. Necklaces, clip-on earrings, bracelets, hair bows, scarves, purses, tiaras — you name it, she will wear it.

But this one took accessories to a whole new level:

Pippi includes Barbie in her accessory collection

Yes, that’s a ring, a bracelet, three necklaces, two ponytail holders — and a Barbie in her skirt.

Boys Dress Themselves, Too

February 2, 2012

The “I Dressed Myself” phenomenon is more of a girl issue at our house — Pippi insists on it and her outfits are often hilarious. But she’s not the only one here who likes to get dressed on her own.

Junius doesn’t have quite the same fashion flair as his little sister, but he does still have strong preferences about his clothes. When he was a toddler, he didn’t care so much. But now that he’s 6, he’d rather wear anything red or anything Hurricanes hockey pretty much every day.

But of course, I’d rather that he wear something else — usually a collared shirt, at least, for school.

So based on that “rule,” this outfit is emblematic of what he often selects for himself:

In theory, he has all the right and seasonally appropriate items: long pants, long-sleeved shirt, polo layered on top. But in practice, I’m not sure the striped track pants and quite what I would have put with the striped polo. And that red sleeve under the green shirt is a little Christmas-y for January.

So, all you Boy Mamas out there — don’t think you’re being left out here. Let me know if your son has a winning outfit that you’d like to share here.