When it feels like summer, and you have a free weekend to roam your neighbourhood, why wouldn’t you wear tulle?
Usually, I am herding a child into sunscreen, jackets or the stroller to get to an activity, play date, preschool or on an adventure. But, sometimes it’s lovely to just sit back and have a lazy summer weekend. In motherhood we tend to have a hard time slowing down, especially at home. I know I often “half play” with my kids while I’m trying to mop or change the laundry. There is always something on the to do list, but sometimes you just have to let it slide and just play ballet or build that fort. A patio, a popsicle and a play pool is an easy formula for that. Its not regular that we would wear matching tulle to hang and explore, but why not?
I can’t get enough of twining with my daughter, but as she gets older, that happens less. Unless we are spending the day dressed like ballerinas. I mean I’m a grown adult, but when your 3 year old wants you to twin ballerina with her, you say yes. An easy cotton tank top in blush is the perfect “leotard” to achieve this look. And of course she had to accessorize with many beads. I threw on my favourite espadrilles, a bright pink lip (currently Beautycounter’s First Date) and we were off. Gathering weekend goodies like olives, wine and popsicle supplies from our local shops just got a little bit more pink!
Sundays are made to be easy. We love a slow Sunday in our house. A day to enjoy each other, make waffles, stroll somewhere local like the farmers market or the beach, and lounge on the deck in the warmer months. Pairing my tulle with this cute Brunette the Label tank and some easy slide on sandals (Saltwater sandals in tan or my worn in Birkenstocks), takes this skirt down to a really wearable “everyday” piece. Let your little one be creative, of course mine chose her worn in bunny shirt and insisted on watering the garden in said outfit.
So what are my tips for twinning in tulle?
- Give your little one creative control. If she insists on wearing 12 hairclips, embrace it; you probably rocked that look as a three year old too.
- Choose comfort. Grab you and your little ones comfiest sandals if you are doing any walking.
- Grab a lipstick that is a bit out of your comfort zone; don’t be afraid to be bold!
- Lastly, have fun. If you cant laugh while your toddler drips lime popsicle down your coffee stained shirt and in your hair, then when can you?!