Friday, April 26, 2013

Fashion Advice from Kids

Although he hates it, I love taking Big Kid shopping.

He has a good eye and no poker face whatsoever.

"You look like you think you're a toddler," he said of a bathing suit with a ruffle.

"You are too old for polka dot pants," he once reminded me firmly.

"I'm sorry but it just looks...not good," he's said with a head shake.

"Your stuff is kind of out," he reported, making a vague motion to where cleavage would be if he had it.

Occasionally I'll try something on that he can tell I like and he pauses before cringing and apologizing.  He tries to be gentle.

Sometimes when catalog shopping, I'll hold up the page and say, "Cute or ridiculous?" and he'll answer with just a glance.

I take his advice 98% of the time.

(But I do think a little cleavage is okay.)

little kid thinks everything I've ever considered looks amazing. He means it too. The other day he stopped dead in his tracks at Sears and BEGGED me to try this outfit on:

"Oh my God, NO!" Big Kid gasped.

"Why do you like that?" I asked, highly amused at the thought.

"You would look like a kung fu girl! Like a black belt!!"

I would, indeed.

I love him to death. But won't be asking him for fashion advice.


Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

So you're saying you don't want to look like a Kung Foo Girl?


Nicole said...

But a Kung Foo Girl could kick ass, right?

I'm lucky if I can get my kids to even look at their own clothes, let alone anyone else's. The day they both get ready for school and actually match on the first try (their own clothes, not each other) I may just do a song and dance.

Katie said...

I took my 7 year old son into a dressing room with me the other day while I tried on a sun dress. He informed me immediately after I put it on that it was too short, and you could almost see my butt. The dress was adorable, but I couldn't bring myself to purchase it after that kind of critique. I'm still sad.

Samma said...

Kung Fu girl- I mean, why wouldn't you want to look like that? HA!

Bunkie said...

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Unknown said...

My late son once said to me "Mom, that dress is TOO YELLOW for you. Put it back RIGHT NOW". He was 4 at the time.