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BiddyPop Tue 24-May-16 14:56:15

Hi S&B experts,

We have a family wedding coming up soon. I am sorted (a nice Precis Petite dress, serious killer heels and nice bag, no fascinator or hat).

DD is aged 10, and wears nothing but tracksuits all winter, sports shorts and t-shirts from as early in April as she can get away with it, and wetsuits/togs a lot of weekends and all summer long. Seriously toy boy. Will just about wear a pair of jeans and nice plain top for days when we need to be somewhat "dressed up".

Having agonised for a while, and been very specific (wanted to find the exact same as she wore to a wedding 3 years ago - nothing similar available), we went shopping again on the weekend and found this.

We also agreed to buying these Converse shoes in red to pick up the crochet bit around the waist. Naice shoes would be wasted, there's a half a hope she may wear these afterwards, and they look cool with the dress.

We already had an ivory bolero cardigan (from a flowergirl duty at a wedding last year) in case it's cold and it matches perfectly.

What I am looking for is if there are any little handbags - navy or red prefereably - that might got with it.

And any ideas for doing shoulder length hair on the day. I'll probably do it, but may be able to get a hairdresser. I can do basic plaits nicely (when I can persuade her that it's worth having her hair out of her face for her sports!). Generally, she wears it all in a plain ponytail, but whispy bits come out of that especially around her face.

Oh, and 1 final question. For socks under the converse - what colour, and what length is "cool"? (I tend towards more classical styles, I am trying to be suitably trendy but I was never in the cool kids).

Thanks all,


MrsLettuce Tue 24-May-16 20:53:51

That all sounds really good. Amazed she's happy to wear a dress though!

Plain, white, short ankle socks would be the thing for in the converse.

I was a bit hmm at her needing a bag but I suppose it'd be handy to have a book and a bit of drawing stuff with her, or suchlike. I'd not give her an actual handbag / clutch mind, that'd be odd for a child.

How would she prefer wear have her hair?

Dancingqueen17 Tue 24-May-16 21:27:18

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MrsLettuce Tue 24-May-16 21:31:25

I was thinking more along the lines of these if she would like a bag.

Rpj16 Tue 24-May-16 21:37:16

Are tiny back packs still cool? Might be good for a kid. And she wont have to carry it.

HidingBehindThisUsername Tue 24-May-16 21:46:43

How about a fishtail plait? They are actually really easy to do and as they are generally a bit looser the wispy bits will work. YouTube, couple of practices and promise you they are v do-able.

Summer23 Tue 24-May-16 23:02:00

Biddy is the dress navy striped? Something like this would be nice

BiddyPop Wed 25-May-16 10:46:08

The bag is as much so she can carry her iPod (to play very discreetely in the church or reception when needed - she's good about not using it when she shouldn't but it helps her cope with the noise etc and the boredom parts (she has ADHD and aspergers, so improving but has issues with social skills and fidgeting)), tissues and lipbalm mostly. And probably some money so she can get a 7up at the bar if she needs to. And she is starting to get more "grown up" about things - she was going to use her first communion handbag initially but that is stark white and clashes against the creams (and is a little fussy in style for this outfit). She is very used to bringing things in a backpack for small outings, and has just upgraded to a 50l bag (from a 30l one) for sailing gear. But she did seem to want something slightly dainty and, not flowery girly style, but a handbag. She's very aware of how things "should" look and be done - hence being happy, once she's had time to become accustomed to it and think through what she will/won't wear, to wearing a dress and being suitably attired - and I would prefer to not stand in the way of that vision where I can make it happen so that she will be happy overall.

I love both the River Island cross body one, and the Animal one. I suspect that she'd go for the animal one as she is mad about the sea and sailing, so the anchors etc will appeal to her.

I never though about a fishtail plait. That would look cool, and that bit more sophisticated for an event. And I have time to practice, and get her used to the idea. (She's starting to accept a regular plait for some activities - but often on the basis that it comes out after that - baby steps!).

Plain white ankle/trainer socks. I shouldn't doubt myself - thanks.

Thanks so much everyone - I had done some hunting for bags and was drawing a blank on how to search (only coming up with adult ones), and figured the gurus here would know, and help the other niggles too! Thanks
Biddy!! flowers

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