TOP - Zara
PATCH POCKET SHORTS - GAP (similar in white)
DAISY STUD HEELED CLOGS - Forever 21
TOP - Zara
MODERN TROUSER JEANS - GAP (similar)
MULTI-COLORED STRETCH BELT - Local Boutique
OVERALLS - GAP
RED TANK TOP - Old Navy
Princess Sparkles' favorite outfit usually consists of a poofy dress, glitter shoes, necklaces, bracelets and 2-3 headbands. However, when I send her to preschool I usually dress her in jeans, a t-shirt and sneakers, so she can play hard and not get all scratched up. AND I don't let her wear accessories. This, of course, has caused a few meltdowns before school, because she doesn't like to go places without her added flair. Sometimes, if I'm running late (which is pretty much always), I let Princess Sparkles wear her accessories in the car and have her take them off at the door when I say goodbye. Luckily she doesn't usually throw tantrums in public. Phew!
Today while Sparkles was in preschool, Pigtails and I went for our morning run and then a quick field trip to the mall where I made a little visit to the GAP. I wasn't planning on buying anything until...the woman handed me a 30% off coupon for Mother's Day (you can get 30% off too online by using the code GAPMOM). Suddenly, everything looked THAT much better. I had about 15 minutes before having to get Princess Sparkles so I quickly grabbed a bunch of things I liked, paid for them and headed out.
So here you have it. The purchases I made from the GAP: A pair of PATCH POCKET SHORTS, which I like a lot, though need to get a smaller size since the waist is unusually large (similar in white), some MODERN TROUSER JEANS, which were on sale already and have great flare...though need to be hemmed badly (similar), and some cool new OVERALLS (which I'm in love with but sort of think they belong on a really tall skinny person...which, unfortunately, is not me).
The great thing about these pieces is they're not only cute but they're extremely functional (oh, and they're 30% off)! Too bad they don't have these items for toddlers, because maybe, just maybe, they would save me from pre-preschool morning tantrums.