I never suspected it would happen to me. I coveted the cute girl’s clothing while shopping for my baby boy. Frankly, boys clothing is Boring. I wanted to fondle pink and purple and tutus. There seems to be an innate drive to dress a dolly up
As we didn’t know what flavor child we were having this time either, I had gathered “gender neutral” clothing again. There’s no such thing. There’s girls clothing and then there isn’t.
But then, we had a girl! So three-day old Fiona got her some pink hot pants from Mama from Target store after her pediatrician’s appointment. And thus began the influx of pink outfits by mail and gift wrapped at my door and smuggled in with my visitors.
I realized this ‘need’ we ladies all seem to have to buy girls clothing can now be satisfied for some with the excuse (Fiona the beautiful) I’ve provided. And I’ve given blanket permission to everyone to help dress up the dolly.
I feel some funky clothing styling coming too. Change out the buttons for vintage ones. Pair pink and black, orange with old lace, and so on. Not something I’d do for myself, of course.
Although fashion has never been my thing, I could easily live vicariously through Fiona. And everyone is welcome to shop for her to your hearts content. You know you want to.
I suspect her entire wardrobe for the next six months is pink pink pink all the time time time.