not insensitive or difficult at all!
Yes, she goes to school everyday. She is also in yoga, speech therapy, and physical therapy weekly at a center for special needs children. In her classroom, there is only 1 boy (poor kid!) and the rest are girls. She is technically going into 6th grade next year but will remain in her current 3rd-5th grade class because of available space and classroom sizes in the Jr high. its no problem since she is really at the young end of 6th grade with an Aug. bday.
Her favorite accessory it seems latey is shoes. She loves shoes!
As for her look, its hard to tell exactly. She says no to anything with hearts. She says she still likes butterflies. Silver not gold. Still likes pink (in fact she is sporting hot pink highlights right now). She used to be very girly; skirts, dresses, flowy hippy on the beach type stuff. Now I am not so sure. She seems to get really excited about denim, which is odd because for years she hated it. It would seem uncomfortable to me to sit in jeans all day, but its what she likes. She has her ears pierced, so I can definately start exploring more jewelery with her. She does like bracelets.
We took the website advise and she seemed to like some of the bermuda shorts from gap so I ordered a few to see how they fit. She also liked the short shorts (*gasp!* Who knew?
) but I am concered that since she is sitting all the time they will be even shorter.
I am not a fan of the adult stores like aeropostal because they are made to accentuate the figure, and she is SOOO not there yet (maybe *I* am just not there)
As for her SN affecting her clothes, not really. Just something that will work with her sitting. Straight dresses tend to look frumpy because they bunch, I buy her jeans in plus even though they are huge in the waist so that she isn't being squished while she sits. I am the one who is dressing her, so really I am happy to take the few extra minutes or do a bit more work as long as it makes her happy.
Originally Posted by karne
I hope that these questions aren't impossible to answer, or insensitive, so please forgive me if so! I also found that 11 proved to be the time my dd had strong opinions about clothing, so I feel for you. Is your dd in school where she's seeing particular styles that she wants to make her own? Is there a popular "look" that you think she's after? Or, alternatively, are there styles or looks she simply doesn't want as part of her wardrobe right now? Are accessories, ie scarves, headbands, jewelry becoming important?
I wonder if the two of you could look at some of the websites for different clothing companies and see what exactly appeals to your dd? It might give you more of a jumping off point when you do go out shopping. Gap and Old Navy have good pics of their clothing. I have looked at the more teen-ish clothing websites, ie American Eagle, etc., but most of the clothing that is modeled there won't cut the mustard for school. However, a few pieces seem to give my dd enough of a sense of being part of a cool look, while still being age appropriate. A cute jeans skirt that is too short on it's own is great w/a pair of capri leggings, for example.
My dd has a very funky, mix and match style, and is also as tall as I am right now. She definitely goes for the funky consignment store, boho style, but school has influenced some of her tastes, so I see that influence as well.
Does your dd have sn that affect the type or style of clothing that works for her?