When I read the school uniform, it said that children had to wear collared shirts. Without questioning, I assumed this meant ALL clothing had to be collared.
So I commenced my search for cute collared shirts and dresses. This WAS A TASK! After all, Lallie is only 30 pounds and there aren't many clothing lines that make quality collared dresses and shirts in her smaller size (yes, I tried Polo....they wore holes in the seams after three washes! At nearly $30 or more a pop....no thanks!)
I prefer dresses for her, especially in winter (with tights and leggings) because she's so tall! Pants are horribly hard to fit her tiny waist, but be long enough. Most pants that fit are 4" too short. Not too long ago, I put her in a pair of shorts and she complained that they hurt. After closely looking, they fit her waist but were so short on the inseam they were hurting her. Skirts and dresses are her typical outfits for this reason.
(Side note: I've taken all her barely worn pants from her 18-24 month stage in pink, khaki and white and hemmed them into capris....this helps with her fall/early winter wardrobe as it stays hot here well into December. Yes, these do fit her in the inseam area....for now).
Anyways, I purchased collared items from Children's Place, Old Navy, Osk Kosh, Land's End and Gap. She has several collared shirts (which she needed) and maybe 7 or 8 dresses. (Note: I've washed them all on gentle and on low dry for fear of shrinkage, fading and tearing....so far so good. I'm really worried about the quality.)
And, back to the story again....Lallie, being the girl she is, wanted to wear dresses this week. So off she went in her adorable pink dress on Wednesday and a navy one yesterday (which I plan to embroider her first initial on in white). Complete with new mary-janes and frilly socks....off she went to Kindergarten.
Then yesterday morning, I received a message from one of my friends who happens to be the room mom. "Did anyone tell you they don't have to wear collared dresses, just as long as they have thick straps and aren't low cut?" What? No! No one told me this! This is fabulous!
YAY, no collared dressess!!! SO....Lallie was thrilled to wear her newest little Lilly today. She received it for her birthday from a friend. So she trekked off to school this morning in her dress, frilly socks, a BIG pink flower headband and little pink slip ons. She even let me fix her hair this morning! I have to say, she was mighty cute! :-)
I'll have to get a picture of her after school today for you!
This makes her wardrobe SO much easier to handle especially come this fall. Tights and dresses it is! After all, any pants that will fit her waste are about 4" too short! Haha! AND because she hasn't gained much weight or grown too tall, nearly all of her barely worn dresses from last winter still fit (remember, we only wear winter clothes for a few weeks a year and usually it's while we're up north visiting family!)
I'll be back next week with pictures from Disney and Apalachicola (they are mostly on Husband's phone). AND, I'll let you know how Lallie did with her first week of school and the new schedule. She's doing well, but she's super tired which makes for interesting evenings right now. She'll get used to it bur for now, we're looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow!
Happy Friday Y'all!