Things seem to be slowing down out there in Reading and Comment Land. I’m going to keep going. I’m going to chalk it all up to summer and breezing in and out and sunshine… and we’re going to pretend I’m just as funny and engaging as I was before this second child sucked all the life out of me.
My Rylie Girl is a big fan of skirts. In a world where she cannot fully express herself verbally, dressing herself has become a huge accomplishment. I encourage it. It’s hard to dress a child using only one hand when your other hand is over the mouth of a 3 month-old Screamer. We’ve left the house in some pretty awesome combinations, but she’s Three and can get away with fashion-murder right now. Mostly, we just aim for similar colors.
This pink shirt first made its appearance on Day 2 of Rylie’s life. I love this photo. I love my hair here- I want it back. I digress. As hormones and another child would have it, this shirt just doesn’t fit right anymore. Too baggy here, too tight there… but it has this super soft pink lining inside and a cute little print on the outside. I didn’t want to add it to the landfill, so I simply cut it off under the bust line and sewed some 1/2″ elastic into the top. The bottom was already hemmed, thanks to the original seamstress in China. Total time: about 20 minutes. Pretty instant gratification, and I’m all about that these days: easy, fast, cute.
Do you see Ry’s face in this photo to the right? Doesn’t she look like she’s about 8 years-old? I’m kind of choking right now.
Imagine what you could do with your old New Kids On the Block t-shirts. Mmmmm Hmmmm. You could have a New Coolest Kid On the Block!
Say cheese 🙂
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