My all-time favorite store, Boden, was having a 30% sale recently and since they were offering free shipping and returns, I ordered quite a few things to try on. Our package arrived yesterday, so after Maggie was tucked into bed for the night, Claire watched me try everything on and offered some very helpful commentary.
I am majorly lacking in the short-sleeve shirt department (I only have three - black, white and gray tees from Everlane) so I ordered a couple summer tops, both $30.
This navy one would work with my green and pink pencil skirts. When I put it on, Claire said, "Tummy hurt, mommy?"
This striped tee would work with my black skirt and just with jeans. When I put it on, Claire said, "Fun shirt, mommy! Pocket!"
This white blouse was my favorite. It would go with all the bottoms, but it was $50 and do I really need another long-sleeved top? Claire called it a "cowboy" shirt.
I really, really like this blue striped skirt. But the only top I have to go with it is just this black tee. I'd wear a black tank top underneath, of course, and a fancier necklace to dress things up. When I tried this on, Claire said, "Mommy's a princess!"
I'm pretty committed to only keeping $100 worth of clothes. The skirt was $70, so I could keep that and one of the $30 shirts, or just all three shirts. Decisions, decisions! Help a girl out?
Next it was time for Claire to do some modeling. I ordered the girls a few matching outfits for next summer - this dress, this shirt, and this swimsuit. She had a little fashion show for us, complete with a dance to "the sun will come out tomorrow" and then had a meltdown when she had to change into pajamas. Oh, toddlers.