Style Shout Out to all of the fashionistas who follow their hearts - my fashion-savvy 8 year old included!!! Because of you, I am always going to be me!!!
Like so many 8 year old girls, my daughter watches Disney and sees the clothes the Disney stars like Selena Gomez, Emily Osment and Miley Cyrus are wearing. The challenge as a Mom is carefully navigating the fashion waters with her to make sure that while her style comes through, she is able to make choices that are age-appropriate.
Watching my daughter pick up a plaid scarf, the sales associate said, "Oh, we don't put that scarf with that henley. My daughter's response, "That's okay if you don't, I do." And pointing to a color in the scarf she said, "See this color? It so totally works with the color of the tank that's under the henley. It's about the layering and the pop of color!"
And she was right, it did so totally work. And it was about the layering and the pop of color. The sales associate showed us some glittery sequined tops and vests. To which my daughter responded, "Thanks but too bling-y." When the girl told her that everyone was wearing stuff with bling my daughter replied, "But I'm not everyone, I'm me."
The sales associate heard my daughter happily singing softly and said, "Good luck at your showcase. You could be the next Hannah Montana." She thanked her for the compliment, smiled and replied, "I am not going to be the next anyone, I am always going to be me."
As a Mom, those words were music to my ears!!!