kid again

May 7, 2013

 A year or so ago, a friend with the most darling children's boutique, Little Bean, tweeted me a picture of these adorable dresses that she was getting in stock. All I could think was that I desperately wanted to be in Pampers again. I'm a pom pom/tassel/fringe fanatic so I figured if there's a will, there's a way? I finally got to visit the shop a few weeks ago and saw them in person. Pom perfection. To my dismay, there was not a 28T, and my wish to become a toddler for some reason didn't come true (wtf?). So I used my dream catcher, Instagram to snap some pics and commemorate.  As fate would have it, a few days after Little Bean, I came across a rack of girl's XL tassel paraphernalia on sale at Old Navy and scooped it up. I bought two of these dresses and had one made into a crop top. Very cute. If you follow Jessie from the Long & Short of It, you may have seen it there too. #GreatMinds

If you're not sold on the idea of wearing prepubescent things, here is another outfit (minus the sequin pants) that I got from the kids section. Not weird, I promise... (???)
"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw


  1. Ahhh. It looks so cute on you. I hope I can squeeze into it. Did you have to alter it at all? Mine is being delivered today. Those pants are amazing!!

  2. Not weird at all! I have a pair of gap kids shorts that I love.

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  3. I love shopping the kids section at Gap & Old Navy...they have some of the cutest things...and I can justify that I'm buying them for my daughter to "grow into". Great finds!

  4. ah! love love love everything about both of these looks. especially the first one!

  5. i think i couldn't wear the first but you look amazing! as for the second, so chic!
    kw ladies in navy

  6. Ah I bought this Old Navy dress too! I was expecting to pay the sale price of $18, but when I checked out it rang up for only $6. Such a score! I was planning to wear it for Cinco de Mayo, but it was incredibly chilly and rainy that day (and has been since) here in NC. Great find!


  7. That pink tassle dress and pink ankle strap heels - is the perfect match!!


  8. Um, there is an embroidered dress at gap that is for babies...comes with matching diaper cover. I can't even tell you how sad I was that it didn't fit. ha ha! SERIOUSLY though...I need to start checking out the kids section. Clearly. LOVE the pom pom dress!

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  9. Dressing like a child never looked so good! I am totally on board.

  10. I love that you're wearing little girls' clothing. You pull little girl off so well!

  11. Sometimes I see some kids outfits and immediately wish they made those for adults, too! Love these two outfits with the tassels!

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  12. Totally love that you shopped in the girl's section.. I am totally headed there next time! And those pants are TOO fun! LOVE!!


  13. I saw the tassel dress on The Glitter Guide's Instagram and totally considered scooping it up. Both items look great on you B!

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  14. Looks like fun!!! By the way GIVEAWAY-Eye Shadow Palette on my blog,xoxo

  15. I love this. The little tassels are so fun. Those pants are beyond amazing. LOVE them.


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  16. Oh my goodness! LOVING your pom pom/ tassels / fringe affair. It's gorgeous!

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  17. How cute are you?! I need to add more poms/fringe to my closet!

  18. Love this dress! I almost bought it for Cinco de Mayo!

  19. I am dying over this idea. Thanks to you I ordered the dress. Lets just hope its long enough but I think you said you are tall too- but heck for $16 I will use it as a bathing suit cover-up.

  20. I'm so obsessed with those F21 heels, you have no idea. I literally stalk the site almost every day in hopes they come back! Sad I know...


  21. LOVE this!! Bethany, you are pure genius! Oh, and PS, Kids clothes are usually cheaper!!

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