Teenagers wearing clothes that you love. Yes, you heard me right. It IS possible. And I'm going to prove it to you!
A week ago I was in Nashville for a conference. I had the privilege of taking my 15 year old daughter with me. But I wasn't just "taking" her...she was going to be working. It all sounded good and fine until about three weeks before our departure.
I had an epiphany moment. Slightly nightmare-ish. A bit stomach churning. SHE would be a direct reflection of me. I knew she would carry herself well, she always does. However, I needed to think of her wardrobe as much as my own. Drat!
Since Anneke works for me, her work clothes consist of jeans, a tank top and an apron - we like to call them metal-smith clothes. Functional? Yes. But so not appropriate for a conference of almost 1,000 women. Double gulp.
So what did we do? What girls do best. We went shopping. On a budget. Hey, I needed new clothes too!!
The goal? Find a few mix and match items she could wear during the day to work in, a couple "evening" type party clothes. All the while keeping her trendy youthful style and look somewhat professional. Oiy!
Over the next couple weeks I will share what we found! I think you will love it
Day 1 - she would be working and setting up a room and working with me at the handmade market - time be artsy and cute!
Evening 1 - Introduction night - that equals first impressions! Something dressy yet comfortable, think cocktail party for teenagers!
I found this sequined tank in the clearance section at Nordstroms rack - (they do have an online store!). It is a great place to look for teens, since what is usually left there is tiny sized and super inexpensive. We paired it with basic black skinny jeans from Target and a leopard wedges from PayLess (slight wedge - she has no idea how to walk in heels yet!). Very age appropriate and cute!
Want to get a look like this for your girl? Target and Old Navy offer their skinny jeans online for very inexpensive. What I love about Target brand is that they are skinny, but not TOO skinny. We always do the bend over and touch your toes test - if you are a mom...you know what I mean! I also found sequin tops from JC Penney online!
See? It is possible for a teen girl to look fashionable and fabulous! We will continue to look at her other Blissdom outfits - I think you will like them!
And I promise, no one was harmed in the taking of these photos. Yes, it is only around 30 degrees...but I shot fast! Pinky swear!
Where do you like to shop for your teenager? Have any tips and ideas you would like to share?
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