It’s The Little Things: Mini Ears & Mall Dates

First, in fashion news, we pulled out Waverly Maye’s cat ears over the weekend & I am in love!!  We had a couple last year but recently added this set from Target, the fact that they are leopard makes them that much cuter.  Another reason to love fall fashion, especially for little ones since they obviously look so much better in this stuff than any of us ever would. 😉
And onto my little thing of the week!!  This one goes down in the books as one of my favorites ever, I’ll be laughing about it for a long time.  Waverly & I had a rare mall date a couple days ago, I say rare because most of my shopping is now done online since stores (especially ones with hangers & clothes to pull down) aren’t always the easiest.  I decided to give it a try, we got some lunch plus walked around for a bit, Waverly was actually being a rock star & we were having way too much fun.  Our car was parked outside of Forever 21 & as we were walking out to leave, Waverly grabs on to one particular shirt that she immediately fell in love with (not her size, not even close, our Forever doesn’t sell kids clothes.)  For whatever reason, she would not stop saying how “cute!” it was, so I let her go try it on because yes, I’m that mom who got way too excited about my daughter’s love of fashion.  At age two.  
In the fitting room, she threw it right on & pranced out of the room wearing her shirt (turned maxi dress), showing everyone who would look.  It was the cutest thing, until she realized that she didn’t get to wear it out of the store (don’t we wish that was how it worked!).  It was a mini-tantrum turned into one of those teachable mom moments where I had to explain to her how shopping works.  Melt my heart.
Fast forward to later that afternoon, when Waverly insisted on wearing her new shirt (turned maxi dress) down the street to walk her babies.  Because yes, I am also that mom who bought it for her because she loved it that much.  She held it in her lap the entire drive home & wore it all night, I’m thinking it will really fit her in approximately 15 years.
Bow & Shirt
(Because you know you want it, too!)
I can only imagine what the neighbors think of us now. 😉  Hope YOUR start the week is great, we are halfway there!  Thanks for all who have been linking-up & continue to, see this post for a reminder.


  1. September 17, 2014 / 4:07 am

    Basically you made money off of it because it will fit her for-ev-er! How could you turn that down! I adore this story and those ears.

  2. September 17, 2014 / 4:08 am

    Oh my sweetness! This is my favorite Waverly story ever!!! I love that you bought her the shirt (I totally would have done the same thing!) plus, how fun will it be to pack away and keep for her for when she is old enough to understand (and appreciate) this story?! Love it!

    • September 17, 2014 / 12:47 pm

      Haha, glad I am not the only one!!! And LOVE that idea, I am totally going to do it! XO

  3. September 17, 2014 / 4:22 am

    That story is adorably hilarious! You must type it up and keep a copy of the anecdote WITH the shirt/dress for years down the road…

    • September 17, 2014 / 12:47 pm

      Thanks for idea, totally going to do it!!!!!! 🙂

  4. September 17, 2014 / 4:39 am

    oh my gosh!! HAHA! The shirt! So funny! I love that you bought it for her, such a cool mama!

  5. Anonymous
    September 17, 2014 / 5:07 am

    I love that you came home with the shirt!! She will love this story one day!

  6. September 17, 2014 / 12:07 pm

    Stop it!! That is the cutest thing EVER! I totally would have bought it for her, too 🙂 This is the fun kind little details I love documenting and never want to forget! Cute, cute Waverly!!

  7. September 17, 2014 / 12:18 pm

    So cute about the shirt and even funnier you bought it for her. I have that same teachable moment almost every time we go to the grocery store or target "we have to pay for it before we can eat it" lol

  8. September 17, 2014 / 12:48 pm

    She is so adorable! Learning about fashion and cute accessories from her mama. I love that she's walking down the street with it on!

  9. September 17, 2014 / 1:07 pm

    first of all…i'm jealous your gal is allowed to wear white. our turtle can't be trusted. she's so so wild and would have it stained in minutes. secondly…how stinking cute is she in her forever 21 find! she's absolutely pleased with herself! love it.

  10. September 17, 2014 / 1:38 pm

    This is seriously just too cute! I LOVE that you bought the shirt for her.

  11. September 17, 2014 / 2:42 pm

    Hilarious!! Love that you bought it for her…such a good mommy! 🙂

  12. September 17, 2014 / 4:45 pm

    Oh my gosh, this is great!!! You are the cutest mom, and she is just too sassy!!

  13. September 17, 2014 / 5:15 pm

    That is priceless! 🙂 She is the cutest thing ever. I can't wait until my mini loves fashion as much as I do. Or at least I'm hoping that's the case. Girls for the win! 😉 P.S. That shirt will most definitely be in style by the time it fits her like it should. Yay for fashion comebacks!

  14. September 17, 2014 / 5:23 pm

    Love those little ears!! And oh goodness, that is the cutest thing ever! I'm pretty sure I would have gotten her the shirt too. That is too funny! And she wears it so well 🙂

  15. September 17, 2014 / 5:59 pm

    This is absolutely adorable. You are the best mom ever! This just melts my heart. Love her.

  16. September 17, 2014 / 6:22 pm

    How cute – yes, I just love the idea of her really wearing it when she's older!! That'll be a picture to compare. What a fun little memory. 🙂

  17. September 17, 2014 / 6:39 pm

    That story is hilarious! You have a little fashionista shopper on your hands!

  18. September 17, 2014 / 6:47 pm

    so true about what is cute on kids would be weird on adults. Those cat ears in leopard, come on! Cuteness overload. The dress, so funny.

  19. September 17, 2014 / 7:07 pm

    So incredibly precious! The ears, the shirt & Miss Waverly Maye!

  20. September 17, 2014 / 8:01 pm

    I love that you got her the shirt!

  21. September 17, 2014 / 11:18 pm

    It really is a pretty cute shirt/dress, it makes me want all gray everything (and also some cat ears). She's a trendsetter, that one 😉

    The Joni Journey

  22. September 18, 2014 / 2:04 am

    She is too adorable in that shirt! The girl really makes anything look good! And those cat ears?! Eek, I need a girl!

  23. September 21, 2014 / 3:56 am

    You are the best mom EVER! And quite possibly the best fashion teacher ever also! I mean, a two year old knows her fashion! She looks SO adorable in that shirt! How cute will it be when she does fir into it in 15 years and she can look back on these photos and smile! LOVE!

  24. September 24, 2014 / 1:31 pm

    That is so cute and you are awesome for actually buying it and letting her wear it! Just adorable!

  25. September 30, 2014 / 7:52 am

    ahahaha! This is the best story! Aww! I love Waverly! Totally made my (up in the middle of the) night!

    xx Viv at JoieDeViv

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