We went to the mall today to get some new footed pajamas for the girls. I had realized that my ultra-organized box of 2T clothes still had all the footed pajamas inside, as when I pulled out the size originally, it wasn't cold enough for them. This was the first time Allison was really introduced to them when she was available to make a choice about what she wears. Since she hasn't worn footed pajamas since last winter, she didn't even realize they existed.
And boy oh boy - she loves them. She refuses to wear anything without feet! (okay, she doesn't actually get that much of a choice, but she doesn't want to wear anything without feet).
The Children's Place has great pajamas in my opinion. Most footed pajamas are so danged warm and thick - intensifying the warmth of the footed part itself to where it's too warm. But these jammies are thin and so soft. We have a bunch of 24months, but they are just too small for miss Allison now, curling her toes under until they hurt.
We made a trip to the mall for the sole reason to pick up some of these jammies. Which, I have found the 3T size actually fit Ella too. They are a little too long for Allie, but not too loose as she'll stumble over them.
Long story longer, I let the girls pick out their own clothes, as I quite frequently do. Today's pick, however, was a little different then the normal outfits. They chose to wear those big puffy skirts I depicted in this picture paired with dress up 'princess' style dresses. The dress up dresses are of a nice material, so they aren't those cheesy halloween costume type things. Actual nice dresses, just dresses with big bell sleeves and big floaty skirts. With the petticoats underneath them, they make the dresses truly look like they are right out of cinderella's closet, looking like big hoop skirts. Allison paired her look with some black punk rock boots and Ella chose some sparkly pink slip-ons.
I had no problem with their choice and allowed it. Hubby asked me if I was actually going to allow them to wear these things in public and I said "sure, why not?". I honestly have no problems with it. From the looks of things, we ended up bringing a lot of smiles to the Sunday shoppers. Lots of pointing and laughter and many people, men and women both, would come up and talk to my princesses, complimenting on their beautiful dresses.
So I ask you - do you let your children wear crazy outfits in public? How far do you let it go? What type of places would these types of outfits not be okay? Would you let them wear mis-matched things?