There are so many reasons why I love having a daughter. It’s empowering to raise a strong, independent little woman and to watch her personality blossom as she grows. I especially love how similar she is to myself when I was younger – delicate at times but also such a force to be reckoned with. A beautiful little tornado. The traits that sometimes make her “difficult” – her persistence, her independence, her strength, her competitiveness, and how particular she is – will also serve her well in the future. It’s such a trip to look at her and see me when I was a child both in personality and physically.
When I put Vivi in her new amethyst dress from the Elestory Ballerina Collection I immediately got a flashback to a specific photo of me when I was younger. After a quick flip through my baby album I found it and it has now made this dress all the more special and nostalgic to me. See below:
Crazy, right?! So now I am even more in love with this dress! I adore the gorgeous shade of dusty purple, the soft knit, the tulle, and the glittering gold stars and sequins– it’s gorgeous on her and the best part is I have the matching skirt! These would also make gorgeous Halloween costumes – just add fairy wings! They come in several colors as well though this smoky purple is just so lush. Check out all their mommy and me outfits here.