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Eleanor Chose Her Own Clothes Today

Oh, girl. You own that look.

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  • Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife
    June 2, 2011 at 8:08 am

    Ahh! That is too cute. And so glad that you took a photo; I am sure it will be a memory that you won’t want to forget!

    My son (who is almost 2) likes to pick out his own outfits these days….but he usually goes with a red striped shirt (long sleeve, even if it’s 100 degrees outside) and bright orange shorts.

    Oh my.

  • maile
    June 2, 2011 at 8:08 am

    oh Eleanor, you are so cute!

  • kitty
    June 2, 2011 at 8:11 am

    she looks like she stepped out of a crewcuts catalog! i love it. what a doll.

  • Tina
    June 2, 2011 at 8:16 am

    That is so cute. I remember those days of my now 7 year old daughter picking out her own outfits.

  • Jill V. / TerraSavvy
    June 2, 2011 at 8:17 am

    I can’t wait until Claire (1y.) starts doing that. My middle one, Cole who is now 6, loves to pick out his clothes. It’s my favorite when it’s all a big mix-mash of patterns.

    BTW – your daughter is beautiful!

  • Sid
    June 2, 2011 at 8:24 am

    Ah yes, adorable chubby legs, shorts and rain boots are the sartorial choice for toddlers-in-the-know this season – love it!

  • Cindy
    June 2, 2011 at 8:26 am

    yeah she does. SO cute!

  • Amber Wallace
    June 2, 2011 at 8:37 am

    Love it! She could not have picked a outfit more cute!

  • Inês
    June 2, 2011 at 8:45 am

    Hi there!

    My God, Eleanor she´s got it!!!!
    So cute, i love it

  • Jules
    June 2, 2011 at 8:47 am

    +200 points.

  • mribaro
    June 2, 2011 at 8:49 am

    sassy and sweet! :)

  • Erika
    June 2, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Ah…to be a child again! It works for her! I’m LOVING the froggy boots :)
    She is so pretty and has such personality.

  • May
    June 2, 2011 at 8:51 am

    I love it when kids pick out their own clothes, it’s such a neat window into their personality! All the kids I’ve cared for have loved to dress themselves – one six year old always wanted to wear a skirt, even if she was already wearing a dress over some trousers! (That one got vetoed because of the amount of laundry.)

  • Christa M
    June 2, 2011 at 8:54 am

    I love that she’s gone for layering. :) So precious!

  • Anne with an e
    June 2, 2011 at 8:56 am

    Adorable! The girl clearly has personality…

  • Alice
    June 2, 2011 at 9:05 am

    I love it! She has excellent taste :)

    We sometimes look back at old pictures and chastise my mother for letting us look so crazy but she always reminds us that we chose that outfit and how she never wanted to force us to wear something matching or cut our hair a certain way.

  • martine@martinelouisedesign
    June 2, 2011 at 9:06 am

    Cutie!!! She’s really pulled off that eclectic, “I just threw this together but really spent hours on my look” – love it!

  • heather
    June 2, 2011 at 9:07 am

    My daughter Olivia (who is eleanor’s age) would choose those exact same froggie boots every day of the week if i’d let her! she loves them!!!

  • CrystalC2B
    June 2, 2011 at 9:16 am

    I hope you were able to snatch her up and nibble on her knees Nicole! She’s so dang cute!

    Also, I want her hat!

  • Julie
    June 2, 2011 at 9:39 am

    “Oh yes, she did!”

    My little niece has the same innate sense of style. How can you improve on perfection?

  • Pam
    June 2, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Oh my gosh. Her little legs are the cutest! That first photo melts my heart.

  • SShaw
    June 2, 2011 at 9:45 am

    Haha, I LOVE it when kids dress themselves! I think this should become a regular fashion feature.

  • donaville
    June 2, 2011 at 9:51 am

    cute! were these photos taken with a new camera? love the natural lighting.

  • Stephanie
    June 2, 2011 at 10:12 am

    This brightened my morning! I love seeing what kids come up with on their own. She’s definitely color coordinating – matching her hat & shoes, socks & shirt.

  • Kara @ Just1Step
    June 2, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Wow she actually looks really really cute! Good job Eleanor!

  • Katie Campbell
    June 2, 2011 at 10:31 am

    I love it!! Those boots make regular appearances at my house, too :)

  • Sarah Hettervik
    June 2, 2011 at 10:34 am

    It’ so funny how they always gravitate towards the rain books lol

    – Sarah

  • Rebecca
    June 2, 2011 at 10:48 am

    You can tell this girl’s got style! I would have totally picked the frog rain boots too

  • Jessica
    June 2, 2011 at 10:52 am

    She did a great job! When my mum let me choose my own outfits, my dad would always ask, “You’re taking her out of the house like that?!” The women that worked at my daycare, however, upon my entrance exclaim, “Jessica dressed herself today! You did such a great job!”

    My go to outfit was always a pink bodysuit/tutu combo and my snow boots. Nothing screams grace like a ballerina in snow boots.

  • Heidi S.
    June 2, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Love it! She looks great!

    Both of my kids (2 & almost 4) love picking out their clothes and have put together some pretty awesome outfits. Rain boots (currently fireman boots for Sam and hello kitty boots for Maisie) and various hats figure prominently into a lot of their looks .

  • Parakh
    June 2, 2011 at 11:13 am

    awwww that is a-DOR-able!!!! :) She sure can work it!

  • Amy
    June 2, 2011 at 11:15 am

    SO CUTE! Thanks for sharing!

  • MIMI
    June 2, 2011 at 11:34 am

    My 3yr old niece does it we live in Florida and one day she put on a cute polka dot sundress (she loves all things polka dot)and these super duper thick white tights over her Ariel pj shorts (she proudly said wanted to keep them on) and sandals on the wrong feet of course. It was adorable but seeing as it was 90+ degrees we had to make her take off the tights lol.

  • Anna
    June 2, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    It’s the epitome of festival chic! Kate Moss doesn’t have a patch on her.

  • Danielle@NewlywedsParadise
    June 2, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    I must say, the yellow sure brings out the pink in her shirt :-). Too cute.

  • Kia
    June 2, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    She actually did well. I’m impressed. She is going to have your fab classic style. :)

  • Licia
    June 2, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    She has obviously inherited her mom’s sense of style. She looks adorable.

  • megan
    June 2, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    So super cute. Loved you post processing too. Great photos.

  • louise
    June 2, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    How cute! I think she did a pretty good job. Just last week, my 2.5 year old son had his first ever
    pick out my own clothes’ day. too funny!

  • Anne
    June 2, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    That kid’s got the making of a fashion icon!

  • Pam
    June 2, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Go Eleanor!!! You look beautiful! :)

  • Edie
    June 2, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    She kind of looks like she was inspired by your living room!! Are the green plant things still in the vase next to your tv?

  • daria
    June 2, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Eleanor has such great taste! My daughter started choosing her own clothes after 3 years old, and her outfits don’t usually look this good. It’s always prints with prints and more prints! It’s fun though.

  • Camille
    June 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    So sweet <3 :) She'll go far !

  • Lynn Kelly
    June 2, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Looks great to me! No problem here!

  • Jodi
    June 2, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Is that hat from the Olivia Dress Up Treasure Chest? My daughter Penelope (who was born the same day as Eleanor) is a huge Olivia fan too! And my son Anderson just missed sharing a birthday with August. He was born on February 5th!

  • Tatyana
    June 2, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    How cute!

  • jj
    June 2, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Wonderful children-wonderful parents. You all have such great smiles, full of genuine happiness.

  • claire@gibsonking
    June 2, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Oh, I think she looks just fabulous! You should let her do that more often!

  • Lauren
    June 2, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    LOVE IT! Stop posting things like this or you’ll give me baby fever! Haha.

  • amanda
    June 2, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    She has great style like her Mom! And really like that white trim with the wallpaper too.

  • Cyndia
    June 3, 2011 at 12:49 am

    Now that girl has some style! No telling what combos she’ll come up with next! I hope you photograph every single one!

  • Skye
    June 3, 2011 at 3:13 am

    Love it! Almost every little person I know that picked their own clothes ends up wearing rubber boots. LOL

  • ArticulateArt
    June 3, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Love the frilly yellow sweater! She looks adorable!

  • Little Edie
    June 3, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    to die for.

  • April
    June 4, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    She really does! I’m impressed!

  • whorange
    June 6, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    The boots. The wallpaper. The photography. So much perfection!

  • Alison @ The Peacock Diaries
    June 7, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Love this! Usually when I see girls dressed like this, they are with their dads and their hairdos are adorably crooked…and I think, “Dad let her dress herself!”. I recall being quite particular about choosing my clothes at a young age, and I know I looked fabulous.

    Go Eleanor!