Friday, October 5, 2012

Do Me a Solid

I try not to ask you to vote for things or support causes too often because I have lots of friends and care about a lot of stuff, but also have a very short attention span and major follow-through problems. So instead I'm going to tell you about Project Run & Play, an online competition that's like Project Runway for kids' wear.

A friend of mine is in it and I've enjoyed seeing what everyone comes up with each week--they have some seriously talented ladies participating. Naturally, my friend is the most seriously talented and deserves to win, especially this week's challenge which revolved around boys' wear. As any mom of boys knows...boys clothes are among the most sucktastic apparel out there. Unless you love football appliques. Every once in a while I get lucky at Gap Kids, Crew Cuts or Old Navy but it's a major score to find something I really like.

(Ahem, I mean they really like. These are their clothes. Of course.)

But I REALLY like her (M)athlete look.

                                      
I would even if I didn't really like her. I would buy this immediately if I saw it in a store. Even more impressive, she had to work around the sensory issues of her son and still managed to make trendy, quality-looking, casual, comfortable clothes that would look good on any kid.

And I'm not trying to be mean, so let's not discuss the competition. Everyone's extremely talented and creative, but some people might be dressing their kids weird. Just saying.

(And I know it was mean.)

Voting's easy, it's just a button in the sidebar and is open until Sunday. I won't tell you who to vote for. I trust you don't (or wouldn't) dress your kid funny and will vote accordingly.

*The opinions stated above are my own obnoxious thoughts and are not shared or condoned in any way by my friend from the Mouse House who is NOT mean (ever, it's rather boring of her) and who has good things to say about everyone (yawn; she's lucky she's talented). You'd like her, I promise, probably way more than me. And check out her Kate Middleton inspired Preppy Princess look from Week 2. It almost made me go get pregnant with a baby girl. And I don't even like babies that much.


(Fun irrelevant fact: My kids heard the phrase "do me a solid" on the Regular Show or something and I heard it about 768 times in one weekend. And that's a conservative estimate.)

8 comments:

Anna C. Winter said...

Voted, you sweet thing!

Good luck to your friend!

xo

Line said...

"I'm wearing everything you own." That one outfit is about 3 layers too much.

Ashley said...

So funny you referenced that, Line! Just the other day a friend and I were talking about that episode of Friends and I vowed to attempt it for an upcoming out of town trip to avoid baggage fees! Hahaha, totally going to try too, I'm going to a colder climate and think I could easily wear at least 3 outfits at once.

Thanks, Anna! :-)

Cindy said...

Voted! Very cute, and your friend is in the lead right now! I did like two others also, but they weren't friends of my favorite Ashley. :)

Melissa said...

Totally voted.
To be honest, I only clicked over because I wanted to see other kids dressed weird. Did not disappoint.

Desiree said...

So now its 4am, the effects of the tea long since dissapated, and I finally reached where I left off...Oct 2010 which just happens to coincide with the arrival of my little kid. Coincidence? Unlikely. So glad to be back though :D.

PS Already voted for Hayley, shes awesome and a fellow Mommies Funding Research Auction donor. And I love pi too.

usagimeow said...

Soooo i voted just so I could bug you and be off topic a sec. I was googling what the heck to do with my curly hair when I found your blog which I've spent hours reading (your awesome) sooooo where are the pics of you I wanna see your hair! Ohhh and Harold gives me the creeps lol!

Ashley said...

I have a guilty confession to make, that I've been meaning to share for a while now but I'm lazy. I no longer wear my curly hair curly. Yes, me, all pro-curls and full of good advice on them, has given up and I got keratin. My curly hair is sleek and straight and perfectly manageable. :-( I feel like a traitor.