I love dressing up my little dolly! Most days, when Sonia has serious playing going on, she wears casual clothes that occasionally verge on tomboyish. However, when we participate in less strenuous activities that don't involve a lot of climbing and other shenanigans (like library story time or the Polar Express), it's fun to bust out Sosi's dressier duds.
Outfit #1: the last wearing of the beautiful navy jumper given to The Great Sosini by her beloved Grandma Jenni as a Christmas gift last year. You can tell in the picture that it's getting a bit tight in the armpits! Unfortunately, you can't see Sosi's gold sparkly shoes (handed down by Charlotte) very well in this picture. Sonia thinks those are so cool!
Outfit #2: cozy velour (with jersey sleeves) ballet dress handed down by Sonia's buddy, Sophie. If you look closely, you can see little embroidered ballet slippers dangling from the bow at the empire waist. The only time (so far) that she has worn this dress, Sosini irreparably stained the white sleeves, so I think I'm going to have to do a little surgery on the dress to see how it looks without the faux-layering.
Outfit #3: pink & gray sweater dress by Old Navy (purchased by me at Once Upon a Child). Unfortunately, both times Ms. Cuckoo Bird has worn it, I haven't remembered to have her pose nicely to show the dress off properly for the camera.... Oh well-- you get the idea in this picture of Sonia in train heaven at the Morton Arboretum's Enchanted Railroad exhibit.
Outfit #4: another look at the beautiful red plaid dress/coat/hat and shiny patent leather mary jane shoes handed down by Sophie.... Sonia really, really loves this outfit! The dress is a bit short on her, but Sonia doesn't care-- she couldn't stop looking at herself in the mirror. Who can blame her? Girlfriend can rock a red plaid dress, that's for sure.