When I walk through the kids' clothing departments in stores, there is an interesting difference that is easily apparent. The girls' sections are filled with pink and purple items, covered in things like butterflies and hearts and daisies. All the while, the boys' sections have blue and red clothing proudly displaying trucks, sports and monsters.
But there's never anything in the middle. What, boys don't like puppies? And girls don't like superheroes? Why is it that I can't find my daughters something that encourages their love of things like cars, bikes and football (because they do love all of those) without having to buy something from the boys' racks?
Well, now I can. Thanks to A Closet of Her Own, all of the girls out there that want to express their interests and talents, no matter how traditionally boyish they are, can show them off in a feminine, adorable way.
By creating and selling shirts that are girly but still reflect the varied interests of girls, particularly those that aren't usually depicted on girls' clothing, A Closet of Her Own has come up with a way to bring joy to girls everywhere. Their collection of bright, colorful and vibrant shirts reflect images that make all kids smile... but show them off in a way that girls can be especially proud.
And let me tell you, Big Sister E and Little Sister B were proud from the moment they put these shirts on.
The Long Sleeve Girls Fire Engine T-Shirt features a hot pink shirt with attached white sleeves, giving a look of wearing two shirts but without the bulky extra layer. The pink, purple, lavender and white fire engine has feminine touches, such as heart-shaped lights and dials, and the inclusion of the word "Heroes" in script finishes the look perfectly.
Big Sister E and Little Sister B couldn't enough of the fire engine itself, pointing at their own and then the one on each other... and then back to their own. "Truck! Truck!" Little Sister B kept exclaiming as she happily gazed at the image while Big Sister E just kept running her hands over it.
In fact, they were having such a good time giggling and hugging each other, that I could only shake my head as they flopped down on the ground while still making fire engine noises and laughing.
I think it's safe to assume that to say my girls love these shirts is somewhat of an understatement.
Big Sister E was also fortunate to receive the cute and stylish Lettuce Edge Short Sleeve Girls Dinosaur T-Shirt, which brought on a second round of making her eyes light up. As she is a big fan of dinosaurs, the purple and lavender open-mouthed stegosaurus was just the thing to accompany the sweet ruffles along the sleeves and bottom of this shirt.
I love the fitted style and the longer length of this shirt, as it seemed to fit Big Sister E's long torso well. And for any girl who likes frills, this is definitely the way to add them on without going completely overboard.
Overall, we're really happy with the Fire Engine and Dinosaur shirts that we received - they are high quality, comfortable, stylish, affordable (there's even free shipping in the U.S.!) and my kids love them... what more could I ask for? There's nothing wrong with the traditional images that are on girls' shirts, of course, but being able to help pass on the message that girls can be girls no matter what their interests are is an especially positive one that I enjoy.
Thanks to the generosity of A Closet of Her Own, two people will also have the chance to stand behind the girls they know, because...
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A big thank you to A Closet of Her Own for providing three shirts for me to review as well as one shirt for two lucky giveaway winners. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.