Child Style #2: September Looks

It’s time for the latest installment of Child Style, where I share illustrations of OOTDs my daughter picks out and wears. I absolutely love illustrating this series, both as great sketching practice and also for memory preserving! I know I’ll look back in a few years and treasure these. Keep reading to see the September looks, and get the latest in five year old style.

Shirt: Children’s Place | Skirt: Kohls | Sneakers: Kohls | Backpack + Lunchbox: Amazon

The First (Ever) Day of School
Talk about a big day! My daughter played it surprisingly tame in all pink. She picked long sleeves despite it being in the mid-eighties still. “Mom, it’s school time. That means it’s fall!” Right, how could I be so silly. She also had to show her cat lady pride by accessorizing with a kitty backpack and lunchbox.

Headband: Kohls | Dress: Kohls | Leggings: Peebles | Shoes: Thrifted

Bug Catcher
Catching bugs is a favorite past time for my five year old. Sometimes, she dresses to match the activity.

Cape: Thrifted | Shirt: Old Navy | Skirt: Kohls | Shoes: Gift

Capes Are Cool
Yes, yes they are kiddo, but not for school. Capes are great after school attire, perfect for an afternoon snack and an episode of Pokemon.

Mask: Dollar General | Boa: From Mum | Cape: Thrifted | Shorts: WalMart

Weekend Wear
Is there a better way to spend a Saturday than shirtless with shorts, a cape, masquerade mask, and feather boa? I think not.

I shared this story on my art Instagram, but I figured I’ll share it here as well. My daughter saw my sketchbook open on my desk and saw the illustrations as I was working on them. She asked, “Mom, why are you drawing me?!”. I said, “Because you’re outfits are so awesome!” to which she replied, “Well, that’s true.” and then sauntered off like a total five year old BAMF. I hope she keeps that confidence forever and ever.

Check out Child Style #1 to see some past looks!

  • gamerwife

    I positively adore this! Your daughter has a very keen fashion sense.

    • Kay

      Thanks!! She’s all about matching (well mostly haha. Feather boa not withstanding). Either color or patterns must match! 😀

  • I think your daughter and I are kindred spirits lol Both a hefty love of cats and capes. If I could wear a cape everyday without being judged, I 100% would!

    • Kay

      Ha, that is excellent! I’ve never been a cape gal, even for costumes. I always feel like they’re choking me!

  • THIS IS SO ADORABLE! I CAN’T EVEN!! I bet she’s going to love looking at these when she’s older!

    • Kay

      Aw, thanks Sara!! <3 Not gonna lie, I'm slightly giddy about the years where she will be mortified by them ahaha, as I'm sure there'll be some of those!

  • Danette Perez

    Haha. I love the confirmation of fashion awesomenes via 5 old badassery. So great! Love the sketches/ treasured moments too 🙂

    • Kay

      Thanks! This little project never fails to make me smile. And I hope she never stops making the bold fashion choices!

  • Desiree

    I love this! Your sketches are awesome, and your little girl’s style is too.

    • Kay

      Thanks Desiree!

  • Danielle Knapp

    I just absolutely adore these!

    • Kay

      Thank you so much!


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