Getting us there on time: doing School with a Mini Fashionista

My daughter is a serious little fashionista, all about the outfits, purses and shoes. Since my mother and sisters are the same way, I am assuming this gene skipped me for some reason. One of our dilimas in the morning is our daily fight over what she will wear. The problem here is not that she can’t match, but that 1) She will wear the same outfit three times a week if its a current favorite and 2) she is willing to risk her health for fashion, wearing mini skirts in freezing weather.1364305507829My two polar opposites. My son makes fashion choices by how fast he can run in them, he lives at the park and we see him at dinner 😀

In the month after my surgery, I got obsessive with organizing and started organizing all of our drawers. I even learned to fold clothes a new way (*gasp…sacriledge!). During that time I decided that we would start picking out her clothes a week in advance, using weather underground as our guide. It has been a serious lifesaver! So while all of her clothes except dresses are kept in drawers…

shirt drawer

Abigail’s summer shirts drawer

We pick out her outfits for the week and hang them up already matched with the shoes, with the rule that she cannot wear the same outfit more than once a week.

This weeks picks! Current favorite Monday's Outfit :)

This weeks picks! Current favorite Monday’s Outfit 🙂

This gives my Abby-girl the control she needs over her fashion choices, mom the peace of mind that the girl will be dressed appropriately (comforting the teacher I am not a complete idiot)…and upping the odds that maybe, just maybe, I might get the kids to school on time every day this week!


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