I love their budding fashion sense.
Being nearly nine is a hard age to dress. Gemma wants to wear great clothes that express her style, but we are finding a literal gap in the market. Most lines do not actually produce size nine. They make 8 and then skip to 10. She is right in the middle and her options are limited. There are a few brands catching on, so clearly she is not alone. It is also difficult to dress in stylish clothes that are also age appropriate. There are great kid lines, but they are too young. We have seen excellent young adult/teen lines, but they are more adult than young. Where are the killer clothes for the tween set? Not sure just yet, but we are going to start looking and she is going to do some blogging about her journey. We started looking for glasses for her today as well. If I thought finding cool clothes for tweens was hard, I can already tell that the hunt for glasses that are “her” will be a challenge!
I got to speak one on one with the Head of Fashion for Kmart Australia today and share my frustration with the options for kids in that 7-14 age bracket. They are really open to feedback and I look forward to what they bring out!
Kieran: Old Navy t-shirt (coolest hand-me-down ever), Gap jeans, Bobux boots.
Gemma: Target denim jacket, Cotton On dress (one of the few Aussie stores getting with the “size nine” program even if it is just a teeny range at the moment), Target boots – not visible, her red purse filled with clear lip gloss.
Clover: Country Road jumper (another killer hand-me-down), Molly and Star dress, Witchery Kids boots (also hand-me-downs…we have some really stylish and generous friends!)
Yes, Clover walked the mall with her baby in a pram. Love it.