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Tween Time with Sofia – Volume 2

Sofia has become obsessed with Pink. Not hot pink (too edgy) or rosy pink (too grandma-ish), but that powdery baby pink that looks like cotton candy. She also LOVES Victoria’s Secret PINK, much to the disappointment of my wallet. During Black Friday, she used some of her tutoring money to splurge on some items while shopping in Aventura Mall and no surprise, everything she bought was pink.

I’m going to have to invest in a case load of Tide Sticks.

While shopping at Forever 21, she picked up this pink cropped sweatshirt. Since she is only 12 (MOM!!!! Why do you always have to point that out?), I did make her go up a size so that she was not exposing so much. She normally wears a Medium, but I had her get Large and it worked out perfectly. Slouchy enough for comfort, but not showing all her goods.

She also picked up this cream colored hoodie at Forever 21 Less. It’s actually a pajama top, but she said she was going to use it as a regular top. It’s not flimsy or see through and it cost about $12, so go for it, girl!

Needless to say, the bulk of her cash, and some of mine as well (She always manages to swindle me!) was spent in PINK. Every Holiday season they sell these boxed set with a sweatshirt top and leggings and normally it goes for $64.95, but PINK was feeling “generous” and reduced it to $54.95.

She also bought some of the body sprays that were on sale for $6 each. Sofia is addicted to body sprays and has quite a collection. Hey, not going to complain, I often times go into her room and spritz myself with one of her bottles.

It all evens out. I gave her life, she allows me to use her stuff. Everyone’s happy.

Now it’s time to gear up for Christmas. Sofia’s list of things she wants can circle the globe 3 times, so I am currently working on paring that down. She was kind enough to email me her list (save the trees!), which includes links to all the items on her wish list.

Don’t you just love this age? (Says this while pouring her 3rd glass of wine)

Till next time, my friends!

Maritza

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Tween Fashion with Sofia

Fall is one of our favorite months in the Rodriguez household. Pumpkins, both the real and fake ones, are being picked and strategically placed around the house. We are prepping the house for Halloween and picking out costumes online. Something new is always popping up and now that Sofia is fully entrenched in middle school, we have lots more extra curricular activities to attend.

If it’s not a school function, like a dance or school movie night, it’s some outing with friends that requires a special outfit. I’ve realized that my little girl has entered that stage where things like “the perfect top to wear to the Haunted House” or ” I want something cranberry colored to wear to school on No Uniform Day” are examples of things I hear more and more each day. I suppose that’s normal with 12 year old girls, but it still shocks me how in less than 6 months she went from asking me to take her to the American Girl Store to Forever 21.

With that being said, our struggles have evolved. I find myself increasingly vetoing outfits that I deem too mature at these stores targeted to high schoolers and college aged girls, which leads to loads of huffing and puffing about how ” she is not a baby anymore!” But, ultimately it’s my credit card that takes the beating, so too bad. As my mom once told me, when you make your own money, you can buy whatever you want!

I knew that was eventually going to come back and bite me in the butt!!

Although, Sofia is not yet a teen, she is definitely a young lady. She’s tall for her age and not only has she physically outgrown stores like Justice and The Children’s Place, but her style has also matured. She likes stores like H&M, Forever21 and Garage.

For the upcoming Fall Dance at her school, we put together this mish mosh of brands. The top is from Garage. Bottoms are H&M. Shoes from Target.

The back is laced up, which we will probably wear over a cami.

Another recent purchase for an upcoming birthday party, is this top from Forever 21. She loves flowy, bohemian style tops and this was an instant love. We paired it up with the same jeans and booties. I did have to stitch up the straps a bit as they where a tad bit too long and exposed a little more than I was comfortable with.

She also loves makeup (I wonder where she gets that from?) and often goes with me to Sephora and helps me pick out makeup. As a matter of fact, a lot of my makeup gets handed down to her. These are a few items that I lets her wear for special occasions. Now don’t go hating on me for letting my 12 year old wear makeup. As I like to say… You do you and I do me.

Makeup:

Elf Brushes

Tartelette in Bloom Palette

Hard Candy Lap of Luxury Top 10 Satins

Maybelline Voluminous Butterfly Mascara

Covergirl Clean Matte Pressed Powder

Elf Lip Balm Tint

Burts Bees Lip Crayon

Benefit Precisely My Brow Eye Pencil

Hope you all enjoyed this tween edition fashion show. If you want to see more, let me know in the comments below.

Till next time, my friends!

Maritza