Friday, April 13, 2012

My Pink Ladies



The girls love to have their photo taken, and specifically, want to have outfit photos taken with mommy. I've been a little leery of doing that. I feel like Andrew and I already have to fight against society telling our girls that their most valuable asset is how they look. I'm really trying to instill in them that fashion and style is one of mommy's hobbies, among others like yoga, reading, and singing really loud in the car. It's pleasurable for me, and I don't do it for anyone else's approval.

Yesterday though I had to call in sick from work to take Andi to the doctor. I was feeling indulgent and after Arlie picked out outfits for the two of them, we headed outside for pictures. As you can see, it was kind of like herding cats. Andi knew she wanted to be in our vicinity but wouldn't turn around. Arlie is "posing like mommy" in the last photo. Yeah. . .thanks, kid.

thrifted shirt and vintage Calvin Klein heels
F21 jeggings
Bulova watch
random tote

22 comments:

Thrifted Shift said...

Adorable! And how great do YOU look in your super skinny jeans and black heels?! Great post!
--TS
ps Following your blog!

Sara Flynn said...

you look great here... those shoes are killer! :) Such cute little ones you have...

Sara :)
http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

Gracey at Fashion for Giants said...

You three are just too cute!

And I love those amazing heels.

Have a wonderful weekend, Jenn!!

two birds said...

i think there is nothing wrong with indulging girls (or boys) in how pretty they are. i tell my daughter how beautiful she is all the time. and she is certainly a little fashion maven, which i am so proud of. she is also a little genius, and i laud her with compliments on that, too. i want my kids to have high self esteems regarding their looks and their talent, so i see nothing wrong in telling them how great looking they are. i think what you are doing is fabulous! they are adorable (and probably very smart, too)! sorry for the long post....have a great weekend!

Julie Strieter said...

Another outfit I adore! So casual but than BAM with the heels.

I am with you on the picture taking and girls. Ava loves to pose with me and asks me to take her picture all the time. I always remind her of how smart she is and that mama likes to blog because she likes clothes:)

~J

loonysuse said...

Awwwww.

The Closet Shopper said...

Mind asplode. Too much cute. AHHHH.

I'm in love with them. And you. Creepy meter flies off the hinges. Sorry.

xo,
Tracy

Lonestarcasie said...

This is a giant bowl of cute. Thanks for sharing your babies with us a little.

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Claire said...

your girls are adorable! my kids copy my poses all the time now in their photos. it's slightly embarrassing. i love your skinny jeans, i was just thinking today while i was shopping in GW that i would like to get me a pair!

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Style Servings said...

Aaaaah these pictures are so adorably!! And you look very chic!

Tacia said...

I loveeeee this outfit!!!!!! =D =D =D

About Last Weekend said...

Oh those little cuties, they are so adorable with their Mum!

Collections said...

They are absolutely gorgeous! Love their pink outfits and love yours as well.

Collections

Stylist Steph said...

So cute! I love your outfit too!

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Emmett Katherine said...

awww your little girls are cute!! love those shoes, wicked!!

Niki said...

So cute! You're right, it's so important that they know they shouldn't have to look good for anyone but themselves...to have fun with their image and enjoy it instead. I think you'll have two very stylish, individual girls just like their mum :)

Tiffany said...

Haha! That last picture is SO cute!! You look like a hot mama in those jeggings and relaxed shirt!

Thrifted or Scripted? said...

So sweet! My 4 year old daughter always to be in my "fashion blog" pictures, too. Those jeans look great on you!

Tanya Dempsey said...

I love these shots. You look super chic too! ;)

BeesKnees said...

Aw adorable! I say if your daughter's are into it, let them indulge and feel good. I was such a tomboy growing up that I didn't discover I liked "fashion" (or girly things) until I was much older. I also didn't have a Mom that was into such things to learn from. The nice thing is your daughters have you to watch and see how good it makes you feel to be confident in the clothes you wear and to feel good about yourself. Good for them and you:)

organic foundation said...

Such nice and simple bright looks.The children look amazing in checked dresses...a mundane routine can become more interesting with such simple nice dressing ups.

Teal @ Expecting Chic said...

Well, hello Mini-Me Jenn! She has your look down pat! I love it.