Just the other day, a friend sent me a picture of her two-year old daughter discovering mommy’s high heels. I had to laugh! Sloane has been a fashion plate from day one, thanks to mom. And now at two, she is taking her early training to a new level by declaring that “mommy’s shoes look better” than her sneakers - and decided to wear them to school. Luckily, Mom had other ideas...
Sloane’s pictures arrived just after I returned from a little retail therapy adventure. On a whim, I purchased a pair of sparkling chandelier rhinestone earrings – on sale of course! Even though I don’t have a specific place or occasion to wear them, their glitz kept calling my name until they made it to the check-out line with me.
What is it about us girly girls? I’ve loved sequins and ruffles and heels ever since I could remember…my first ambition in life was to be a ballerina because I loved being on stage in costume. Even after the dance lessons ended, I climbed trees in my tutu and hiked in high heels. Apparently, Sloane and I carry the same fashion gene.
Sadly, my stepdaughter did not inherit the same love. She let me dress her up in pink frills until she started school at five years old. She came home one day, announced that boys didn’t wear dresses and from that time on, wore only shorts and a t-shirt every day. Alas, no sequins, rhinestones or high heels for this little girl from that point on. Although, she did acquiesce one year for homecoming and it's a favorite photo.
Despite my age, those girly girl embellishments still catch my eye – maybe it’s the joy of being a woman or the pure bling that makes my heart sing. In any case, those rhinestone chandelier earrings are destined for a glass of wine and a date with a bubble bath in the very near future…and I’ll be certain to hide the earrings from Sloane until she’ a wee bit older!