If any of you know Avery, you know she is definitely a Girly-Girl!!! She is very aware of how she dresses and will not let you sway her decision. She thinks it’s summer all year long and only wants to wear dresses and skirts. I must’ve instilled this sense of style in her from the time she was a baby….I just never knew she would never want to wear anything else.
It was the worst this past winter. There we were, having 30 degree weather, and Avery would only wear a dress. It didn’t matter if we had errands to run, she would say “I don’t care if I am cold!”. And it’s true. She didn’t. She rarely complained. I’m sure people thought I was a terrible mom letting my daughter out of the house in summer clothes, but they had no idea the drama that went on every single morning when I begged her to dress in something warm!
The fact that she only wears dresses & skirts means my bargain shopping doesn’t always prove to be a bargain. I will find adorable pants or shorts at a SMOKIN’ HOT deal and buy them, only to discover that Avery refuses to wear them. I try to force them on her and she throws a fit. I have started trying to be realistic when shopping for her now. If I see a great deal on something other than dresses or skirts, I have to forget about it. I know they will just hang in her closet until she can no longer fit into them. It’s unfortunate I know, but that is they way it has to be.
Her ‘Summer Lovin’ Girly-Girl style doesn’t just apply to her clothing, but to her shoes as well. She won’t wear tennis shoes and she won’t wear boots. It’s sandals or flip-flops all year around. Yes we get snow in the winter, but that has never stopped her. The good thing about it is that she walks quickly into the stores and I don’t have wait for her to catch up .
I don’t see Avery’s style changing anytime soon. Her closet is full of skirts and dresses and that is exactly how she likes it. I think it’s great that she is letting her personality show, and as long as I can get her to wear a jacket in the winter, I guess she will be ok. We love our Girly-Girl who always loves to be dressed up.
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