Aloha Friday: Fashion Statements

It’s time for another Aloha Friday, the day that you take it easy and look forward to the weekend, in Hawaii and blog land anyway. As you should know by now, over at An Island Life, Kailani decided that on Fridays she would take it easy on posting and ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link at An Island Life’s blog. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

The kiddo got a lot of new clothes for his birthday, which was awesome because he’s starting to outgrow things and we’re still all poor and wouldn’t have done anything about it otherwise. MM loves getting new clothes (maybe not initially along with all the other toy presents) but he really does enjoy picking out his outfits for the day, sometimes in an attempt to get a rise out of me, other times just to exert some form of control. He’s at that fiercely independent stage where he wants a say in what he eats, what color dishes he eats them on, and how he eats it. Likewise with clothes – “No, not that shirt, I want to wear….” For the most part I encourage this – as long as it’s weather appropriate and we aren’t going anywhere special (like church or a family party) I pretty much give him free reign or I’ll give him an option of three or four things and let him pick one. His father encourages this independent behavior even more than I do, which is why lately he’s been coming out of the bedroom looking like this:

Love the top, love the shorts – they are right now probably his favorite two pieces of clothing so together it was like a power suit I’m guessing. I’m proud of his ability to match plaid fabrics, but really? I let it slide until we left the house to go.. somewhere… I can’t even remember and then I blamed the weather and made him change his pants. To be fair, it was pretty cold out.

Anyway, Aloha Friday questions for this week are:

  1. What is your favorite article of clothing or outfit?
  2. What fashion “mistake” to you most cringe at, looking back?
  3. What style do you secretly hope comes back into fashion?
  4. What style do you wish would go OUT of fashion right now?
  5. Would you rock MM’s look (seen above) out in public or allow your children to?

11 Comments

  1. So cute!
    I guess I’d let him go out with plaid on plaid…and maybe make some loud comments about “boy, that’s a snazzy outfit you picked out” while in public 😉
    Toby chose Thomas swim trunks and Spiderman moon boots the other day. Where I draw the line is at underpantshead. Yup. They’re clean, but still. (I let him do it inside while at home, though.)

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  2. MM looks fabulous. My biggest fashion faux pas would have been puffball skirts back in the 80’s. I can’t say I am fashion conscious at all these days – I live in black – good for the figure.

    I would like longer tops to come back in fashion to hide my behind.

    I hope your enjoying The Reader – I really liked it, but I know it isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.

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  3. I’m hoping the the skinny jeans trend would disappear. I have no desire to squeeze my big butt into a pair any time soon.

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  4. I’ve actually let my daughter go out in similar things. Other moms have said the “I’m brave” but I just loved the great things she’d come up w/. Not for church though. Oh & she would always be the little girl in the princess outfit @ stores. miss those days.

    My fashion mistake would have to be my hair. I had it super short like a boy & it did not look good. Of course the super big hair of the 80’s wasn’t that great either!

    My favorite clothes are my sleeping things. Love my nearly worn out pants & sleep shirt. I don’t sleep in them but they are super comfy for around the house.

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  5. My favorite article of clothing is my Coach bag because it’s pink and I just love it! (ok, so it’s not really an article of clothing but whatever!) As far as fashion trends I don’t really follow them and anyone into fashion would probably cringe if they saw how I dress, lol.

    I do let my kids dress like that (well my 7 year old .. my almost 4 year old doesn’t dress himself yet). I make sure she tells people that she got dressed ALL by herself though, lol.

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