Style: Fall Floral
We had a very full weekend of birthday hopping over here! Remy was invited to two birthday parties for her new classmates and Arlo was her plus one and had a ball. Saturday there were bubbles and balls of all shapes and sizes and paper blow horns and homemade chocolate cake! Sunday, there was a fun musical engagement with the kids where they got to hop around to "Shake It Off," by Taylor Swift, a daily play request from Remy, and they were able to shake shakers and tap tambourines. Oh, and cupcakes!
Partying hard in the mornings means excellent nap times! Momma even napped today with them! After our naps and a late lunch, I felt inspired by this fall light and decided to take us out exploring to snap some pics of us together. It's been awhile since I have had a photo of the three of us growing together. Now we have Arlo, one, Remy, two, and momma...three, plus a few!
I am wearing a tee I bought at Brooklyn Industries back in 2009 or so, paired with a vintage skirt from Vaux vintage I bought this summer on sale for $10, and shoes I scored for $5, new, from the Dress for Success sale a couple years back. Remy is wearing a thrifted dress, and ballet flats from the Shy Little Kitten line from Target, (love this line)! Arlo is wearing a tank and shorts from Gap Kids and shoes from Baby Style, purchased way before I was even married from an old boutique on Speer that was closing.
So, for the fashion bit, fall florals are the vibe I'm feeling lately, even though here I'm in polka dots. The temperatures reached 90 degrees today, but the sun is setting earlier and the leaves are turning that dull green and showing hints of yellowing. Fall seems to slip by so fast here, so the earliest parts you see people stuck in their summer sandals, and the tail end of fall abruptly puts you in your knit caps and shoveling snow. True, Hallmark-card, FALL is so very brief here that I am slipping it in early with fall tones, but in lighter weight pieces. For the girls, this peach top with the mini floral print on Arlo is the perfect fall top, lightweight with a neat opening in the back, and paired with shorts, but a heavier, sweatshirt material. Remy's dress is also light and airy, but the floral color way on it says fall to me. I LOVE the cut of it and the sleeves! Darling!
I mostly just love playing dress up with them, I was THAT girl who played with dolls late into her childhood. So, now that I have two girls to shop and dress for, it's like a bit of my girlhood gets to be revisited. I know this chapter will come to a close, as did my days with dolls, but for now it's a treat to get to dote on them. Remy is already starting to share her opinion with me on clothing choices she has, so now I come at her with two options and let her decide. Both options are something I like. On the same topic, of dressing young girls, I hope to instill a sense of fashion, while maintaining their modesty and class. While I am not enforcing an extremely conservative mode of dressing, long sleeves, long skirts, high necks, I DO think it is important to share with them as they get older that dressing fashionably and on trend, does NOT mean they have to show more skin, quite the contrary.
I think the girls are starting to like mommy's camera outings. Arlo sat the entire time on that little stoop we found and Remy explored while I tested the lighting. My camera skills are far from where I want them to be, but I see my images improving.
Autumn has officially begun on the calendar and in our closets here, but I am still holding out for October to order that first pumpkin spice latte.
Hopefully more mommy and me fashion stylings to come before snow hits! (Can't believe I am already thinking about snow, but seriously guys, it happens that fast...)