Wednesday, May 15, 2013

WIWW - Preschool Style

Because I spend so much time shopping, thrifting, altering clothing and thinking about what to wear, I thought it might be fun to post weekly of what outfits I've put together throughout the week for me our my daughter. So starting now, I plan to have a WIWW (What I Wore Wednesday) post every week displaying either my style, Widget's style, or both.

Today's post is mostly focused on Widget. I've been feeling under the weather, and although I have gotten dressed every day I did not put any makeup on or do much with my hair...hence I have very few pictures of myself this week.

Dress: thrifted (online through ThredUp), Leggings: Kids Gap (Outlet), Shoes: Kids Gap (Outlet)

 Peplum Top: I made it, Capris: Target
I noticed as I was going through my pictures that Widget and I had a similar color scheme going on using black and teal. I had 'semi dressed up' for a networking meeting a couple of nights ago. I knew the ladies in our group usually come straight from work wearing business casual, or from home (some, like me own home-based businesses) and wear more than just yoga pants or jeans. I wanted to feel casual, yet put together - so I grabbed a satin neckline t-shirt, black slacks and flirty heels... *Please forgive the blurry picture, the 5 year-old was antsy to get in the car to pick up the babysitter. She was waving the camera around like one of those guys that directs planes from the ground---this is my nervous face (Don't Drop The Camera!!!), but still forcing a smile.
 T-shirt: Banana Republic (Factory), Slacks: White House/Black Market, Shoes: Payless
 Headband: I made it, T-shirt: Walmart (neckline altered by me),
Skirt: thrifted, Tights: PickYourPlum, Shoes: Payless
We got together as a Playgroup a week ago, and the moms made headbands while the kids played. Widget is sporting one of the headbands I made, and I grabbed pieces from her closet that would compliment the headband...can you say Color Blocking for little girls?!?

 This is the pose that Widget picked for her photo shoot...I'm not sure that it's the most flattering, but she's 5 and just wants to be a goof :)

We decided Widget needed an outfit that was more functional for Playgroup this week since we met at a friend's house to feed her chickens and baby goats. And the kids played on a huge pile of gravel (small rocks) and this jungle gym (below). Widget was a little nervous to climb up at first, but she slowly got a little more use to it...I hope she figures out how to play on the playground at school without her Mommy there to hold her butt while she reaches for the next step ;) A mother can only hope, right?

T-shirt: Old Navy, Cargo Capris: thrifted, Ballerina Necklace: thrifted,
Sparkly Hair Accessory: hand-me-down 


What kinds of clothing does your Preschooler or Kindergartener like to wear?


  1. the headband looks awesome on her!

  2. Cute! I love her second outfit! And yep, the headband is super cute on her too!

  3. Your peplum top is amazing! Wish I knew how to sew :)

    1. Thanks Whitney! The pattern I used for the peplum top was so easy to follow...check out Popolok Designs,, or on Facebook,, for the peplum top or other fun/easier patterns for girls clothing.

      Sewing is an awesome 'trick' to have up your sleeve. I found the best way to learn how to sew is to just jump in on a project and learn as you go; if you have a machine, pull it out and just start something (anything) - if you don't have a machine, borrow one for a couple of days...You will be so glad you did ;)

      Good luck in your future sewing endeavors!!!
      Thanks for reading Apples By Ashley

  4. She is SO cute!!
    I adore the headband!!
    Stopping by from the www link up on one little mommas blog!!!


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