I’m always amazed at how 2 brothers can turn out so differently. Yaz, my oldest son, would wear whatever he can find as long as it’s clean and fits. I’m the one who has to point out to him sometimes that his pants are too short, or that his shirt is not appropriate for going out. Haris, the 4-year old is the complete opposite of his brother. The kid is picky, and does mind what he wears. Over the past few months, he’s been wearing jeans only. He wants them to have the right length so they sit just right on his shoes, the sleeves of the button down shirts have to be arranged a particular way, etc. He’s definitely into his managing image, at 4 πŸ˜„ Now, he doesn’t stop with himself. He wants those who walk with him to “look right” too. In January when we were going to his daycare class concert, he threw a fit because he thought his brother wasn’t dressed well enough. We asked the brother to go change. In the morning when I get ready for work and don’t have all of my clothes on, he checks that I’m not going to wear just my pants and the sleeveless tank to his daycare so his friends don’t laugh at me. That’s when I reassure him that I still need to wear a blazer! And the concern for being laughingstock, is it really about me or about him?!?! πŸ˜‚

The positive thing in all of this? I don’t ever need to ground him. I just threaten that I’ll wear the “wrong” thing (if anything πŸ˜‚) to drop him off at daycare πŸ˜‚

Back to the look… i’m still into wearing short dresses as tunics so Haris doesn’t have to be concerned about me being dressed inappropriately! I paired one of my fav little black dresses with a pencil skirt for the office, and distressed jeans for the weekend. Talk about versatility! I love garments that are flexible enough to go from one setting to the next! Which look do you prefer? Do you even turn your dresses into tops?

Dress: Express

Pencil skirt: White House Black Market

Distressed jeans: Gap

Shoes: Vince Camuto Ledana

Bags: Zac Posen / Henri Bendel wallet on a string