Saturday, July 21, 2012
Six Items Challenge: Boys Just Wanna Have Fun
We keep a huge suitcase of dress-up clothes at our house for the grand kids. It is usually reserved for days when they can't play outside. Most of the time, this means rainy, housebound days. But this month, when every day has been over 100 degrees, we've had it out. Both of these ensembles were put together by them, with NO prompting by the adults, perhaps putting to rest theories about children's gender boundaries.
MeganMae at MMD for explaining to me how one can make a top out of an old pair of fishnet stockings. By the end of the evening of grading--each sleeve had slipped off the shoulder making for an even more interesting look.
By day 19 of the challenge, I had worn the reversible shell a total of 12 times and decided that I needed to give it a rest. When I looked at the possibilities, I decided to layer my tees, reasoning that so long as I was indoors grading, I might get away with it. But the effect is more than a little wonky.
The boys have been excavating a dinosaur skull and are covered in a very fine dust...which I'm trying hard not to get on my white skirt and tee. The necklace is a cinnabar elephant my folks home for me from a trip to China years ago.
Forgive the repeat outfit, but the "shoes" are new to the challenge.