Here's how it goes....
I found Simon's old hiking boots in the basement and thought they might fit Grace....and they will...in about 2 years...
However, somehow she became convinced that she needed to wear them to have her picture taken in with these shorts. And on top of that she needed to wear her white knee highs instead of the tights I bought her to match.
It's not what I had envisioned but the point of the whole collection was to have Grace be able to mix and match items that we grouped together in her Buffalo Gals Look Book so I figured...what the heck.
Sure it's a little Pinocchio meets Robert Baden-Powell but I don't mind.
I don't even mind that somewhere in the middle of our sock and shoe discussion I forgot to have her put on the matching jacket I made for this outfit. (I'll show it to you one of these days.)
It's just that when she gives me the determined please-mom-I-know-what-I'm-doing face I tend to get lost in the charm of her ideas and get easily side-tracked.
Can you blame me?
At any rate you can see the shorts...which I love.
(Made from the same vintage polyester I used for her poncho.)
And the suspenders that I made and posted a tutorial for way back HERE . So I guess it's not a total loss.
Even if it's not put together the way I'd like it to be.
Now, today is the final day of my Buffalo Gal's Look Book so I just wanted to give you a quick overview and the price break down:
Boots---$20 @ Old Navy
Striped Knit---$2 @ FIDM
Faux Fur---$0 Left Over from a Quilt
Rust Colored Polyester---$0 scrounged from Mother-in-Laws basement
Turtle Neck---$3.88 @ Wal-Mart
Heavy Striped Knit---$0 another Mother-in-Law basement find
Orange Tights---$2.99 @ Target
Vintage Belt---$2 @ Thrift Store
White Button Up Shirt---$0 Hand-Me-Down from Hannah
Blue Scarf---$4.99 @ Wal-Mart
Vintage Rust Colored Velvet---$1 @ Thrift Store
Long Sleeved Lace T-Shirt---$4.88 @ Wal-Mart
White and Red Rust Patterned Polyester---and gem from my Mother-in-Laws basement
Red Pocket Pants---$2 @ Thrift Store
White Collared Shirt---$2.49 @ Old Navy
White Flannel---Left over from a baby blanket project
(Not too shabby for 3 pairs of pants, 1 jumper, 1 pair of shorts, 1 skirt, 1 pair of boots, 5 shirts, 2 vests, 1 tunic, 1 poncho, 2 pair of tights, and a belt.)
I know that not everything in my Look Book was new or even handmade.
But that wasn't the point.
My goal was to affordably put together a collection of clothing items that could be worn fairly interchangeably, that Grace could put on and take off independently, and that would be comfortable and fun to wear.
It's not perfect, but not too bad for a first try.
I've enjoyed watching Grace put the pieces together. (I especially liked when she wore the jumper with the velvet vest and blue tights.)
I learned a lot and have some big plans for what to change next time around and some thoughts on how I want to put together a Spring Look Book for Gracie as well.
I know I said it before but thank you for following along as we've shared our Look Books.
(And while you've been following along Elizabeth and I have been working behind the scenes putting together some fun new tutorials and projects that we can't wait to share!)
Have a marvelous Tuesday and we'll see you back here tomorrow with one of those tutorials that I was just telling you about!