It's Back to School for both Bear and Bug this week (and, not incidentally, Back to Routine and Sanity for yours truly). Our summertime disregard for regular bedtimes and waking times around here has led to certain personality malfunctions in my children. As the summer wears on, my tolerance for playing mediator for cranky short people is wearing thiiiiiiin. Like, if I won the lottery and was offered the choice between the cash prize or one day of silence, I'd have to think about it for awhile.
However, a bright spot in the last week has been our Annual Back-to-School Fashion Shoot. The girls have been anxiously reminding me that we're running out of time as the first day of school creeps nearer, and they've been assembling outfits and accessories all week in preparation. Today we finally got around to shooting the pictures.
Here's how it works: The girls have each chosen their six favorite new school outfits to show you. Please vote for your favorite outfit for each kid in the comments. I can guarantee you that they will be hounding me to check my comments every five minutes tomorrow, and tallying votes will be way more entertaining than fighting with each other over who is breathing too loudly. PLEASE VOTE. Do it for me and my ever-dwindling sanity.
Bear, Eighth Grader
#1. Bear: a plaid shirt open over layered camis, worn with accent necklace and jeans.#2. Bear: a casual graphic tee paired with gray skinny jeans.
#3 Bear: posing with her favorite accessory, her cellphone (Lewis, because naturally she named it) and wearing an aqua tie-dyed babydoll shirt over a white tee with jeans.
#4 Bear: wearing her souvenir t-shirt from band camp, gray skinny jeans, and holding her new backpack.
#5 Bear: charcoal and pink babydoll top over a white tee with dark-rinse jeans.
#6 Bear: a tiered, ruffled orange and white top over a tank, paired with jeans.
Bug, Fifth Grader
#1 Bug: floral tee with sleeveless gray vest, paired with jeans and her spiffy new backpack.
#2 Bug: gray dancer t-shirt worn with flower necklace and jeans.
#3 Bug: hot pink babydoll shirt worn over a white tee with jeans and plaid flats.
#4 Bug: green and pink graphic tee worn with a pink ribbon necklace and jeans.
#5 Bug: gray striped sharkbite tank worn over a lime tee with jeans.#6 Bug: gray and yellow striped cardigan worn with a coral cami and jeans.
Bonus Enticement for Voting! If the kids manage to accrue a respectable number of votes (i.e., enough to keep them from bickering), I plan to post the outtakes from this photo shoot early next week. And, trust me, these outtakes are not to be missed.