As the seasons change and the girls grow, I find myself having to constantly think about clothes. It’s difficult for me because, even though I like to look “put together”, I’m not really into clothes or filling my closet with the latest fashions. I view clothing in a very practical way – it needs to cover our bodies and be appropriate for the climate – but I understand (and at times can value) it’s ability to be fun and an outward expression of ourselves.
(I imagine friends of mine, especially those who work or have worked in fashion or costume design, are aghast at my beliefs – I share with them the time we were in our Lighting Design class in college and I debated with the professor regarding my feelings that the only purpose of lighting was to see the actors. It’s possible I am too practical at times.)
This is why my daughter might look like this when we are just hanging around the house: