These upcycled frames by Beauti SHE are my new favorite thing. Lovely!
I feel I should warn you. I haven’t had the need or opportunity to utilize a soap box in a really long time.
So please indulge me with the opportunity to dust it off and try it out.
This afternoon I ventured into the dangerous world of department store shopping. (Not that you care to know the details, but) my sons are getting their picture taken tomorrow and I want them to coordinate. Everyone needs at least one photo whereby all siblings are wearing embarassingly similar colors/prints.
disappointed stunned angry at the clothing I saw in the junior girls’ section of the stores I visited. I almost took pictures to illustrate my point, but I am sure that would be a no-no. Let me just say, the number of midriff-baring, thigh-exposing, tight-chested clothing with strategically placed holes was revolting.
Here’s the deal. Sexualizing elementary girls’ clothing makes less sense to me than Greek.
I will condense what I have to say into three simple points. 1) YOU may not think perverse thoughts when you see minors in sexy clothes, but I guarantee you creeps do. 2) Business school teaches us that the type of clothing we wear sends a message about who we are and how we view our job. So what does sexy school clothing communicate to and about our children? 3) Teach a child to flaunt it now and she will most certainly do it later–with more skill.
While I don’t condone women who choose to dress in an overtly sexual way, I understand why they do it. (Specifically, women have been trained to flaunt what they have. “You are what you have,” after all.) But I do believe that each female should have the opportunity to decide NOT to expose herself in that way. So even if you think the midriff-baring, thigh-exposing, tight-chested clothing is cute, respect your daughter enough to cover her up (i.e., dress her like the precious gift that she is) until she knows what she’s sacrificing when she decides to expose herself to the whole world.
Just my two (and a half) cents.