Stores have been visited. Sale racks scoured. Painful decisions made. Money spent. Tom visibly cringed when I pulled the wad of receipts from my purse, receipts that represent what it cost to outfit our girls for yet another school year. (There may have also one or
eight two Starbucks receipts in the wad, but I'm pretty sure that those will be reimbursed by our health insurance as a mental health expense).
And now, the most important part. The girls have each "pulled together their favorite looks" (and God help me, they actually talk like that), and they want YOUR opinion.
Bear's choices this year were centered around brightly colored jeans, accent scarves, Converse sneakers, layered tops, and skinny jeans.
Bear, Outfit A:
Bear, Outfit D:
Bear, Outfit E:
Bug gravitated, as always, to the comfy. Super-sensitive to anything remotely scratchy, squeezy, tickly, itchy, or tight, she rapidly discarded anything that offended her delicate sensibilities. Mostly because I was very clear that If I Buy It, You Wear It. No buying something cute, then refusing to wear it because it's itchy. Period.
Bug, Outfit A:Bug, Outfit B:
Bug, Outfit C:
Bug, Outfit D:
Bug, Outfit E:
Both girls are anxiously awaiting your votes. Like, they're already asking if anyone has voted, and I haven't even put the damn post up yet. So for the sake of my mental health, and to make my kiddos really, really happy...
What's your favorite new "look" for both Bug and Bear?
(Bug says she'll consider wearing the favorite outfit for the first day of school. Bear isn't making any promises. Apparently she doesn't trust your fashion judgment).