First a little background.
A few weeks ago, Lily and I were looking through the Boden catalog to pick a few things for winter. She spotted a leopard skirt and began to hyperventilate. Then she twirled. Then she declared her love for it. As she was declaring this new-found love, I checked on-line to see if it was in stock. It was not. The twirl turned to despair and she talked about the leopard skirt that slipped through her fingers for days.
In effort to lift Lily out of her fashion depression, I searched ebay and found an almost identical skirt. I surprised her and ordered it. She thinks it was the same one she saw in the Boden catalogue. I am a genius.
She sported her new leopard skirt and rocked it with some boots when we ran errands the other day. Here's a pic.
Forgive the fuzzy pic. It was a camera phone. Don't you love her Hello Kitty purse and her Yoko Ono sunglasses? She dressed herself, can you tell?
So here is this week's fashion question. It comes straight from the mouth of my six year old.
Question: "Why can't I wear leopard EVERYTHING?"
Answer: Leopard is very much a fashion statement right now, but it should be worn sparingly. As in, only ONE PIECE OF LEOPARD AT A TIME. You don't want to do a leopard skirt, leopard shoes, leopard shirt, and leopard purse all at once. Unless you are member of the musical, Cats.
I shared this fashion rule with Lily and do you know what her response was? She laughed and said that it was a very silly rule. And then she demanded to know who was in charge of making such rules. I wasn't sure what to tell her and mumbled that I know a little something about fashion because I watch the Bravo TV show, The Rachel Zoe Project.
In hopes of proving my fashion sense and feeding her new leopard obsession, I found this coat for her at Target:
Isn't it adorable? I couldn't wait to surprise Lily and show her. If she loved her leopard skirt, wouldn't she love a leopard coat even more?
When I pulled it out of the bag, she stared at it.
Then she glanced at me and said, "Uhhhh... I don't like it."
"Whyyyyy?" , I asked.
"It's too leopardy. Besides, you told me I should not wear too much leopard."
Maybe she's listening, afterall.