The older my small girl gets, the more opinionated she is about, well, everything. She now knows which books she would prefer to read, what color her room should be (good heavens – NOT PINK), whether or not her socks should match (emphatically, NO!) and what clothes she NEEDS to wear.
NEED for my 8-year-old daughter means the clothes should be ‘fashionable’ without being too ‘girly’… again, she has to avoid too much pink, too many frills and dresses every day are a definite ‘no’.
As her mom, I have a few priorities as well: that she read! That her books be age appropriate and not all silly (read: I’m a bit over the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series), that her socks match when it matters (at Christmas events and the like) and that the clothing she chooses not look like it was designed for girls at least twice her age.
Enter Target’s Exclusive line D-Signed by Disney. This line makes us BOTH happy. She gets to dress like some of the ‘stars’ she follows on TV – CeCe and Rocky, Jesse and China, Anne McClain. The fashions are edgy and fun without crossing the line into being too revealing.
The variety keeps us coming back. The trendy pieces can be dressed up or dressed down.
My small girl found JUST the right look for school pictures at the beginning of the school and was able to also find something she loved to dress up for the holidays a few months later. The looks match the characters from the shows and ALSO find a way to match the personalities of so many little girls who drag their moms through the aisles of Target.
And did I mention it is affordable? At the rate Delaney a) leaves clothes at a friend’s house or b) grows out of a shirt or pair of pants, D-Signed is ideal for us. We can find pieces she loves (that I love too) and are easy on the checkbook.
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