I typically wear these with black flats (like in the picture), but it was COLD today...so I thought boots would be a better choice. I have 3" brown leather boots and 4" black leather boots...neither of which would have been appropriate with leggings. BUT then I remembered
So I wandered down to her closet. But then the flowery black top I had picked out didn't quite go with the boots, so I looked to see if anything in HER closet inspired me. I happened to find one of MY dresses in there. It's actually a bathing suit cover up, but when she borrows it, she wears it with a t-shirt and calls it a dress. So guess what I did! I put it on over my black long sleeved t-shirt and it was adorable with the leggings and the boots!
...EXCEPT then it was a little too much black. I looked a little bit like a nun with brown Uggs...not exactly the look I was going for. I needed a scarf or a sweater or something...so I fished around some more and guess what! She happened to have a tan sweater that went perfectly with the outfit...and it was ANOTHER layer for warmth!
|it's this same style, only think TAN instead of green...and think HAUNANI instead of that blonde girl|
Then I picked up my daughter from school...
Me: How was school?
HEY! What the heck...? Did you raid my closet!?
(darn! I was hoping she wouldn't notice)
Me: Well, technically, no because this is MY dress! I just found it when I was borrowing your boots.
D: Well, it looks dumb with that sweater.
I have been a teenager mom long enough to know what she actually meant was "darn, why didn't I think to put that together???"
And this whole experience will come back to haunt me because she's like an elephant. In a month, she'll be the one helping herself to something in MY closet and she'll remind me that I OWE it to her because I borrowed HER clothes...it always happens.
Later tonight, I drove her to her friend's birthday party and met both the friend AND the friend's mom for the first time, as well as a bunch of other girls. After the party, I found out that when I left, they all said, "You look JUST like your mom!" And she said, "That's because she's wearing ALL of MY clothes!!"
One of the greatest benefits of having a teenage daughter is that we can share stuff! Usually it's just shoes and jewelry, but today I was creative. I definitely wasn't trying to be a teenager again, and I DEFINITELY didn't look like one, but it was fun to rummage around in my fashionista daughter's stuff.
I consider it the greatest compliment when people think we look alike. She's amazing and beautiful and I am grateful that I get to be her mom.