Outfit: Feeling Fancy with Mini Me

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I’m Wearing: Forever 21 top (similar & similar))  |  Forever 21 pencil skirt (similar & similar)  |  ASOS tutu skirt  |  Thrifted BCBG flats  |  Vintage box purse (from my mama) | Kenneth Jay Lane necklace (similar & similar) | Thrifted earrings | Amrita Singh Lucille ring (aff)

She’s Wearing: Black tee  |  Sofistafunk skirt  |  Cherokee sandals from Target | Gifted earrings (aff)






For weeks, I’d been promising my daughter that we’d get dressed up for a fancy photo shoot. But I kept putting it off because we didn’t have “anywhere to go” where we could get dressed up. It finally dawned on me, though, that we don’t need a special occasion in order to dress up. Dressing up could itself be the occasion. So this past weekend, we got fancy, went to the park, took some pics, then went to a nice restaurant for dinner, just because. Plus, we were taking advantage of the fact that is was warm enough for short sleeves and bare legs.




She’s Wearing: Black tee  |  Sofistafunk skirt  |  Cherokee sandals from Target (aff)

A word about her skirt: Last year, my daughter completed more than two years chemotherapy for leukemia. When I posted on Facebook about my family’s joy, the wonderful Arlinda McIntosh of Sofistafunk offered to send my daughter one of her company’s gorgeous, sustainable silk skirts to celebrate. I was thrilled, and I am SO thankful to her offering such a beautiful gift to my princess. She gets a big kick out of the petticoat and loves twirling around the house in it.

My little warrior has come a long way, so we’re happy to celebrate that any way we can 🙂




I’m Wearing: Forever 21 top (similar & similar))  |  Forever 21 pencil skirt (similar & similar)  |  ASOS tutu skirt  |  Thrifted BCBG flats  |  Thrifted gold box purse | Kenneth Jay Lane necklace (similar & similar) | Thrifted earrings | Amrita Singh Lucille ring (aff)

We had a ball, and my daughter is really excited about participating in some of my outfit posts instead of just watching Daddy take the photos. I can’t wait to do more shoots with mini me!

I’m linking up with: Dress for the Day | Wardrobe Wednesday | What I Wore Wednesday | Style Sessions | I Feel Pretty | YOLO Mondays | Real Girl Style | Monday Bloom | Fresh Fashionista

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45 responses
  • Elena March 19, 2013, 3:53 pm

    You both look gorgeous! And I agree, we don’t need a fancy occasion to look good and have fun!

    • jennae March 20, 2013, 10:18 am

      Thanks Elena. I finally got that message through my thick skull!

  • SACRAMENTO March 19, 2013, 4:31 pm

    You are both beautiful, and I am so glad that your daughter is healthy and a true fashionista now.
    I am sure you felt so proud.
    I am deeply touched.

    • jennae March 20, 2013, 10:18 am

      Thank you! I smile every time I look at her and see how far she has come 🙂

  • Jessica Who? March 19, 2013, 7:18 pm

    you two are adorable!!

    • jennae March 20, 2013, 10:22 am

      Awww! Thank you Jessica!

  • Joy and Sunshine March 19, 2013, 8:03 pm

    You two are both blessed AND beautiful! I really love the idea of getting dressed up “just because,” and ankle strap flats like yours are seriously on my wish list.

    • jennae March 20, 2013, 10:24 am

      Thank you Joy! We’re going to be doing this a lot more often, and I know she won’t let me forget that promise…lol. There’s a link to my flats at the DSW website, and they’re really not that expensive, if you want them.

  • Janelle King March 19, 2013, 8:37 pm

    Your daughter is gorgeous. You two look stunning!

    • jennae March 20, 2013, 10:32 am

      Thanks Janelle!

  • Shon March 20, 2013, 8:46 am

    What a praise! Thank God.
    You both look gorgeous…your hair takes the cake! Absolutely beautiful!
    I think your new blog layout is fantastic!

    • jennae March 20, 2013, 10:44 am

      Thank you Shon — for all of it. We feel so blessed by the outcome of what could have been such a tragic situation 🙂

  • Alison @ Get Your Pretty On March 20, 2013, 9:20 am

    I can NOT get over how much the two of you look alike, WOW! She truly is your clone. You both look beautiful in your pretty dresses. What a blessing that she’s finished her chemo. Prayers for her to stay healthy! Thanks for linking up.


    • jennae March 20, 2013, 10:45 am

      Thanks Allison! This little girl is a warrior, and all with very little complaint. She’s my inspiration every day. And if you think she looks like me, you should see her dad and brothers! She has my complexion, but her features are all Daddy, all the time…lol.

  • Daenel T March 20, 2013, 9:51 am

    Sooooo fab! Yay for your daughter for being a fighter. *fist bump*

    Also you had a reason: LIFE! Every day that we get up is cause to celebrate. I need to remember that more; thank you for the reminder.

    Enjoy life and be happy. Be blessed.

    • jennae March 20, 2013, 10:46 am

      Thank YOU for that wake up call! We went to Target, and I promise you, we had so many people look at us as if to say “Why are you so dressed up?” We’ve been so trained to think we need a reason. We’re definitely going to do this more often, because frankly, it made us feel good, and we had a great time 🙂

  • Lindsey A. Turner March 20, 2013, 12:27 pm

    Love this! You two look amazing!

    Thrift and Shout

    • jennae March 20, 2013, 3:02 pm

      Thank you Lindsey!

  • amy March 20, 2013, 2:42 pm

    this is so adorable. moments like that she will cherish for ever. what a fun mom!

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    • jennae March 20, 2013, 3:38 pm

      Thank you Amy! I love the idea of documenting days like this so I can feel nostalgic about them in my old age…lol.

  • chandra March 20, 2013, 3:17 pm

    you + mini me are fab! love your pieces from f21 and i swear i would rock your daughter’s look if it came in my size! beautiful mama + daughter team;)

    • jennae March 20, 2013, 3:39 pm

      Lol…thanks Chandra! I told her I need to get a skirt like that in my size. Thankfully, Sofistafunk does make adult skirts and dresses, so I’m saving up for that investment 🙂

  • Jersey Blogess March 20, 2013, 4:13 pm

    awww, you both look adorable!! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • Jessica March 20, 2013, 5:08 pm

    Oh my goodness you two are gorgeous! I love how your daughter poses, so sweet. So glad to hear she is done with chemo!

    • jennae March 21, 2013, 9:22 am

      Thanks Jessica! I know she doesn’t miss the days of constant needles and medication 🙂

  • dearabbyleigh March 20, 2013, 6:08 pm

    i teared up reading this jennae. what a beautiful thing for you to do together – and i say you should celebrate every day! beautiful girls.

    • jennae March 21, 2013, 9:22 am

      Thank you Abby! We’re definitely working on it — me especially. Life gets so busy that I have to remind myself we have SO much to be thankful for!

  • Karen March 20, 2013, 6:47 pm

    So glad I was able to come by today. This is such a sweet post for so many reasons. The two of you look lovely. God is good and I am glad she is better now. BTW- Those flats are cute! I have a pair with a similar look.

    • jennae March 21, 2013, 9:22 am

      Thank you Karen!

  • JP lord March 20, 2013, 8:52 pm

    Love love love this post!
    You both look stunning! And god bless you and your princess warrior, I say twirl away girl!

    • jennae March 21, 2013, 9:23 am

      Thank you JP! I love that name — “princess warrior”. I’m going to be using that from now on 😉

  • Sarah Hulbert Style March 20, 2013, 10:36 pm

    What a gorgeous Mommy and Daughter! I totally teared up reading your story about her. What a treasure. Children are so strong and courageous!!! Love to you both! ~Sarah

    • jennae March 21, 2013, 9:24 am

      Thank you Sarah! I swear, she was such a trooper through all of it when my husband or I probably would’ve been complaining the whole time. The only indication at all that she was sick was when she lost her hair. Otherwise, you never would have known that everything wasn’t perfect. She taught me so much throughout her treatment!

  • Beautystyleandgrowth March 20, 2013, 11:47 pm

    How lovely. She looks like you. My daughter has been begging to be featured on my blog.

    • jennae March 21, 2013, 9:25 am

      Thanks for stopping by! You should let her be featured! My daughter loves helping me with DIY projects and being a model for them and being featured in my little videos. And I think it will be awesome to look back on all this years from now 🙂

  • Elvy @ Pigtails and Pearls March 20, 2013, 11:58 pm

    You totally rocked this outfit. I can’t imagine many people being able to pull off this look as well as you do. And I love how you coordinated your daughter’s look without being matchy matchy. XO!


    • jennae March 21, 2013, 9:27 am

      Thank you Elvy! I wasn’t sure I could pull off a tutu unless I was going to the ballet, but I was determined to try, and I loved it! I can’t wait to wear it again 🙂

  • Janise March 21, 2013, 2:02 pm

    Beautiful outfits! You both look gorgeous!!!

  • Morgan March 23, 2013, 3:56 pm

    Your daughter is beautiful and what a warrior! You are so blessed for such a great family.
    On another note, I really like how you layered the tutu skirt over a pencil skirt, ingenius!

  • Jacqueline March 24, 2013, 8:27 pm

    You two look so beautiful together! She is just as photogenic as her mommy and looks very comfortable in front of the camera too. When I got to the end of your article, my eyes just filled up with tears of joy! That skirt has such wonderful meaning behind it for your daughter, and you and your husband. You would not look at her and know she had been sick 1 day. God is so good and I am thankful that you and your family have come through that storm. Have a wonderful Easter!

  • Kelly @ Kiwi Womens Style March 25, 2013, 3:26 am

    You guys are gorgeous. The gold accessories are just magic in your outfit. It must be so nice to have a girl who wants to play dress up (my boys are more interested in mud).

    Thanks for joining up with WW 🙂

  • Chioma March 25, 2013, 5:44 pm

    y’all are both so pretty! where are your shoes from? i was scoping the list and didn’t see it

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  • Reiko April 13, 2013, 12:09 am

    I’m loving the mommy and me posts!


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