Friday, August 16, 2013

Inside Natalie's Closet: First Day Of School Outfit

My kids to back to school on Monday!


I’ll miss them, don’t get me wrong, but I love being able to shop and clean in peace.

Natalie doesn’t know what she wants to wear on her first day so I took a couple of pictures to help her decide.

(Tommy was like, “I don’t know. I’ll just throw whatever on.” He did not want to participate in the photo shoot. I do promise that he’ll show up on his first day of sixth grade with CLEAN clothes at least.)

Anyway, here’s outfit number #1 from Gymboree. She said Maximus had to be involved or else he'd cry:

I made some farting noise and got her to smile:

The second outfit is from The Children's Place:

Yes, I like knee high socks but I don't think Natalie is tall enough. They tend to cover most of her leg PAST her knee.

"Mommy, take a picture of me with my head tilted back and my tongue out!"

"Um. Okay?"

"Mommy? Now take a picture of me backwards!"

"If you insist."

"I hope first grade is fun."

"I'm sure you'll do great."

Here's outfit #3. From Gymboree. Yes, it's one of my favorite stores.

Take a look at those knee high socks! Super cute critter socks!

"Mommy? There's a bug over there!"

I took care of it. And by taking care of it, I tossed my shoe at the thing and screeched.

"I don't think you got the bug, Mommy."

"Let's just...ignore it."

I ran into the side of the house to distract her.

"You're so silly, Mommy!"

"Thanks! I learned from the Adam Sandler movie Big Daddy that kids find it amusing when adults injure themselves."

"Mommy! Take another picture of me with my tongue out!"

"I think Gene Simmons would be impressed."

"Who is Gene Sibbons?"

"We'll talk about it in a couple of years. So. Do you know what you want to wear on your first day of school?"


(And if you like her style, I'm listing some of Natalie's clothes on eBay here!)


  1. She's gorgeous! All of the outfits look lovely. Don't they make over-the-knee socks now? Just tell people that's what they are.

  2. Outfit number two. Most studious. She is too too cute. And I so love your view of mommyhood. Wonderful blog!

  3. So cute! You are giving me girl

  4. adorable outfits! I love Gymboree too!!!

  5. They are all cute, but I love #2!!

  6. Oh, I love them all! #1 for the colors and #2 for the style. And her hair is fab in all of the photos.

    I also make farting noises to get my kids to laugh.

  7. They are all so cute, she can't go wrong!! I love them all. The good news is that she can wear the others later in the week! SO CUTE!! (My rising 4th grader is picking out her outfit this weekend. My rising 8th grader would give me the side eye if I asked him to pick out his first day of school outfit before the morning of school, too!) --Lisa

  8. I love shopping for kids. Screw my wardrobe, I just want Penny to look cute!! I love Natalie's style ;)

  9. I miss these days! I don't get to be involved in the first day of school outfit. I guess at 18 you don't really need it. Your daughter is beautiful by the way!

  10. I LOVE her style ,but I don't think her outgrown clothes would fit me. :P
    She looks super cute!

  11. my kids wear uniforms to school! I really had to hold back on buying them more clothes when they don't get a chance to wear them aside from on the weekend and holidays!

  12. She is too cute. Hope the first day of school goes well and you enjoy the PEACE. :)

  13. I'm a huge gymbo fan, too! But I'm going to vote for the children's place outfit!

  14. Well, they're ALL adorable beyond words. I can't believe she lets you choose clothes for her. My first grader is the MOST opinionated child EVER and literally fights getting dressed because nothing feels right, looks right or appeases her. Anyway, Natalie is as cute as ever. Any of those outfits would be fabulous!

  15. Those bright strips are adorable!

    Does she keep those white shirts clean? My girls look at them and they have a terrible stain on them!

  16. She is precious! Im glad Im not the only mom who resorts to fart noises to get a decent smile.

  17. All three outfits are so cute - I know that I would have a hard time deciding too. 1st grade is going to be great! We don't start until next Monday

  18. She's adorable. She'll look beautiful no matter what she wears. I hope you enjoy the break of having them return to school. My kids start Thursday, but only two of them (high school). Another one starts the local college the following Monday. Another one starts a different local college the Monday after that. And my last one is only taking one class, so she's not actually going anywhere. I hope she finds a job soon so she can leave my house and give me some peace. Oh, and my husband doesn't have a job right now either, so I hope he finds one, too. Seriously, I need some of these people to leave my house. I need a break! (Sorry to go off like that. I'm a little stressed.)

    Happy Monday!

  19. Natalie is amazing. I want to fuck her.


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