The self-proclaimed “largest community of Christian teen girls on the web!” otherwise known as Project InspiredÂ has a wealth of material for that exact cohort. With beauty tips, polls, books, and advice columns, at first glance the site seems like any other teen girl digital haven. But the site’s “Modest Is Hottest” series, in which staff highlight “modest” gowns on various red carpets as well as “makeover” a celeb lady who transgresses, make for more troublesome reads — and I’m not talking about the copy in the articles. I’m talking about all the crazy double standard, victim-blamy logic that is happening among young girls in the comment threads, all conducted behind the shield of Modesty. More
Topic: children’s clothes
The “Fashion Kids” of Instagram sure are fancy with their swanky boho looks and satchel purses and tiny belts. Â While the novelty of perfectly coiffed toddler hair is heartstring tuggy, a certain artificiality in those photos is nevertheless concerning.Â I echo my associate editor Eve Vawter when I say that the adorable images make me yearn for snaps of kids just doing kids stuff, with some “chic” chocolate stains on their mouths and some “in season” dirt covering their hands. Kids have their entire adult lives to worry about matchy outfits and how they cut a figure in a mini skirt. But they only have these years to pull off dirt under their fingernails and chalk on their arms as perfect accessories. And so, by request, here are the Unfashionable Kids Of Instagram with this year’s hot fashion pics. More
I can’t even begin to tell you how much time I wasted pouring over a registry list for my first child. How the hell was I supposed to know what I needed? I’d never had a baby before.
I ended up with a bunch of stuff I never used, a bunch of clothes I threw away and several trips to the store for things I realized I really needed. More
One of the best things about having kids is getting to buy them ridiculous things to out on their heads. It’s just so amazingly cute. You can’t get away with wearing these things when you are older, so I am all about putting absurd things on the heads of infants and little kids whenever possible. More
Now, I am her mom and I should be able to get all MOM on her and say this is what I want her to wear and considering she lived inside of me for over nine months and I let her live in my house and eat all my food plus use my stupid eight dollar a bottle Essie nail polish she should do what I say. And I know if I insisted she wear the dress she would, she is a pretty agreeable kid. And it isn’t like she is pitching a fit and saying she hates the dress.
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I missed so many opportunities for dressing my own daughter like this because I always threw her in a pair of jeans and her brother’s hand-me-down RUN-DMC shirt. What’s the point of even having kids if you can’t dress them like deranged cupcakes? I’m totally going to steal one of your babies and return it to you wearing something like this. You should start filing out that beauty pageant paperwork right now. More
This past weekend, my mother-in-law and I made our annual trip to the department store with my daughter in tow, ready to pick out the perfect Easter Dress. I knew that it was going to be difficult to balance my conservative MIL’s love of traditional, girly modesty and my daughter’s love of anything a girl in a Disney sitcom might wear. I was prepared to play moderator between the two extremes. But I had no idea just how awful the “kiddie fashion” was for Easter dresses. More
The ridiculous thing about all of this is that the company could have sold a whole mess of sneakers had they taken out the stupid secret wedge lift, because yeah, I can speak for a lot of parents when I say that we are fine with our daughters being the height they actually are, and naming the shoes something empowering and kickass to young girls. More
The friends who shop for baby stuff together are besties together, forever. Their fates forever sealed by much more than matchingÂ tattoos — we’re talking matching baby onesies and booties and baby rattles! Or maybe that’s just in the case of pregnant Jessica Simpson and her best friend, Cacee Cobb.Â
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Those who were taking fashion notes during President Obama‘s second inauguration may only get so far in that Google search, especially if you took a liking to Malia Obama‘s plum coat. You may have seen something you’d like for your own teen or tween but J.Crew is officially retiring the look. (But it’s the perfectÂ EasterÂ color!)
So Adele, who is slated to show up at the Golden Globes tonight took her baby No Name out shopping for baby stuff and we all still don’t know his name yet. And although I think it’s super cool that Adele is being so protective of her son that none of us knows his name yet, I find it kind of weird that she is so protective and secretive about him that she would drag him out in Los Angeles, also known as The Paparazzi Pit From Hell More
Don’t settle on mere teething rings this time around. You can do better! More
Just because you’ll be suiting up to dig in the pink trenches doesn’t mean you should feel confined by the plastic jungle of crap. More
Dannielynn’s father, Larry Birkhead, doesn’t even cite money — and shame on us for thinking so. More