I know I am not the Fashion Queen, but I believe I have my own sense of style. Very underrated, usually pretty casual, and I definitely dress for comfort (most of the time). At times I make mother cringe, because I apparently don't go by her sense of what colours and/or patterns shouldn't go together. But I dress for me, and always have.
For my grade eight graduation I wore a tux with tails (actually matched my dates).
For my junior prom I had just finished watching A Hazard of Hearts with Helena Bonham Carter. I was thrust back to the 1800's and took an old sheet and made myself a beautiful empire waist ball gown. I still have it to this day. Paired with long white gloves and a pink satin sash, I felt like a Princess.
For my senior prom, I decided I wanted a sequined dress, and preceded of course, to make my own. Little did I know (about 3/4 finished the dress) that you can buy sequins in a row! I, up until that point, had been sewing them on ONE by ONE !!!!!! I even sewed them on my shoes so that they would be all sparkly like and match my one of a kind dress!! Still have that too !
I think my daughter has taken after her mother, and has her own distinct style. Check out the post here to see my peanut's amazing hat that we made. And here she is in all her stylish glory!
I hope she continues to expresses herself creatively, as I did, and develops more of her own unique style. I am happy she chooses to be her, instead of some of the horrible role models there are out there. Here's hoping she continues to choose to be he own authentic little being, and I am able to allow her to express herself in this way (after all, I still have the Mom gene!).