This is Chicha. Starting age 2 she already had very definite ideas about what to wear.
A tutu with rubber shoes or crocs to the playground, magic wand in hand. A long white, formal smock dress to the grocery. She's worn similar fancy dresses for her naps, because she explains: "I sleep like pwincess."
I'll put my foot down if ever she asks to wear a bikini in winter. But I often just give in to her quirky clothes choices because... viva creative expression!
She's 3 now and even more adamant about what she should be wearing. Sometimes though I feel like putting a sign on her that says: I did not dress this child. There were plenty crazier original chicha ensembles that I wish I had captured, but here are some recent ones. Let's call this Pambahay Chicha Style 2009:
She likes pink in all shades. Knee socks
I make her wear at home to protect from mosquito bites
- but they need some funky prints for her to wear them.
It seems the plain white ones I first got were... boring?
She's also worn those socks with my high heels. 3 inches, no tripping!
Not a very good picture (flash, yikes).
But what a combo the suzy wong dress and cowboy hat.
An old bimpo she fashions into a scarf.
My Melody chopstick case as a brooch of sorts...
For the record, we can also both be totally in synch fashion-wise a lot of times.
I'm betting one day she'll be fashion savvier then me (besides, I'm no pro stylista anyway). In the meantime, she's still wearing those silly knee socks and tutus to not-so-appropriate places. Maybe it's just me... but I think she wears it well!