Lily likes to pick out her own outfits each day, but is a bit of dawdler. I recently decided that in order to make our mornings go a little smoother, I'd ask Lily to lay out an outfit the night before. We started this ritual Monday night, and because I wanted Lily to have positive feelings about the process, I vowed to support whatever outfit she put together.
She selected a look and laid it all out, very proud with herself. It was *a little* crazy, but I thought there was a good chance that the next morning she'd change her mind when it was time to put it on. Lo and behold, Tuesday morning when it was time to get dressed I gestured to the outfit she'd spread out and asked, "Is this what you want to wear today?" and she answered with a very confident, "Yes. That looks cute!"
Here's the ensemble she was so proud of.
That's a hot pink Disney princess shirt under last year's lavender fairy costume (hence the very short length). Beneath that she has selected brown tights with multi-colored polka dots. Hidden beneath the skirt (but on top of the tights) was a pair of hot pink diaper cover underpants. Also on top of the tights (but hidden by the hot pink, fur-lined snow boots -- and no, it was not snowing) was a pair of Sleeping Beauty socks. After this picture was taken she topped it all off with a pink, leopard print lined parka and some pink and lavender striped mittens.
The girl has style.