This lovely creature is Betty Blair, age 6. She is kind, and funny (and giggly) and she takes ballet classes. Side note: I think ballet is a French word, but Betty’s classes are called “Classique.”
Would you like a tour of what she’ll be wearing to 1st Grade?
Outfit #1 is a blue floral skirt from Benetton with a layering henley and cotton sweater from the grocery store. The brown flats are from the same grocery store but they were a mistake. They’ve only been worn a few times but they’re already scratched up and looking sad. We’re on the lookout for some better replacements.
Betty is number 5 in our line up and I was number 5 in my family. I remember mostly trying to stay out of my older siblings way, and I see that in Betty sometimes too.
Outfit #3 is one that Betty received last Christmas. The blouse, cardigan and corduroys are all from Carrefour. The suitcase was picked up at a Vide Grenier.
Sometimes Betty’s hair feels a little red, sometimes it feels a lot red. But her skin is definitely the skin of a redhead — we have to keep her super-sunscreened.
Outfit #5 is made up of trousers from H&M, a turtleneck from Carrefour, and a cardigan she’s had for ages — I believe it was from Zara Kids. (FYI: We’ve had good luck with Zara cardigans.)
This is outfit #6. Betty is wearing striped leggings and a blue tunic that we bought at a grocery store in Swtizerland called COOP. The scarf was originally bought for Baby June when we were in Rome and she was cold. It’s from Zara.
The sneakers are hand me downs from Olive. You can see them in a What to Wear to School post years back. They’re still family favorites.
Outfit #7 is another cute one. Betty is wearing a striped dress from Benetton and socks from Next. The maryjanes are from Carrefour.
Last of all comes outfit #8. Eight! That’s too many in my opinion. I don’t like keeping track of so many clothes. I’m not sure what was up with me this year — my mental notes were off as far as Betty’s closet was concerned. Every time I went to any store I would be like, we definitely need to find something for Betty, she’s grown out of everything… And ended up with way too much stuff. Sigh.
You may recognize the sweet ensemble of outfit #8 from the French Bakery video.
Polka dot blouse, pale green/blue dress and blue cardigan are all from Olive Juice Kids. Socks are hand me downs from Olive, originally from H&M.
And that, my friends, is the end. What to Wear to School 2012 has officially wrapped! Thank you for coming along for the tour. You know I love good excuses to post photos of the kids. : )