Me: “For your birthday, we can have a girls day and go shopping if you want”
Mila: ” oh great! Can it be unlimited credit?”
Me: “errm non….”
Mila turned 11 a a couple of weeks ago. As we were staying with some friends near Cap-Breton, we went shopping in Hossegor. I’m sure if you are mums of pre-teens you’re going through the same thing than me but the days of having fun buying clothes for my daughter are **OVER**!
I used to be able to buy her and most importantly dress her, in gorgeous Liberty print dresses and blouses with smocks but now the sole mention of a dress and she looks at me in disbelief if I was completely mad.
I’m not mad, I keep hoping that she will change her mind :-))))
Saying that, we found a middle ground…
Last Summer, we had paid a visit to a shop in Hossegor (forgot the name sorry!) where the lady was a bit pushy but she had a great selection of my favourite brands Finger in the Nose, April Showers, Bobo Choses and Maan. We had bought a couple of soft t-shirts from Bellerose, which became Mila’s favourites. This time, we both fell in love with the Louise Misha Collection…
The top Mila is wearing is actually this Lemon Flowing strapped dress in pink (also available in pretty ochre and white). She tried the 10 years old, the 8 years old…and finally settled for the 6 years old to wear it as a top with a pair of distressed denim shorts.It’s the same ruffled cotton fabric than this top we got from Nils Happy To See You when she was 6 and has been wearing ever since so if she wears it as much, I’ll be happy. What’s your experience with pre-teens? Have you find some middle ground? ;-)