Sequins and Sparkles #MagicMoments #WhatsTheStory

By | November 18, 2013

Sequins and Sparkles #MagicMoments #WhatsTheStory

This was D on Saturday, a happy girl off to a soft play party.

This event would be a challenge in itself as her sensory reactions to noise (and there definitely would be lots of that!) and her dislike of strangers getting too close to her could all combine for not-the-best-time. Fortunately (big sigh of relief), she coped extremely well.

As a girl with heightened sensory issues, she’s never been able to wear the scratchy, sometimes itchy dress-up costumes and she never really wanted to. She’s 9 now and has only just entered a "pinkie girlie phase", which has always made choosing her clothes previously very easy. She just wears what I put out and only recently will express an opinion.

This has also meant that she is way-way-way too big for any of the princess-type dresses that she would currently like to wear. I didn’t really want to go down the bridesmaid dress route, bearing in mind their cost, how little use she’d get out of it and the fact that she will roll about the floor on occasions.

I found this t-shirt type dress with a tutu effect online in Next, similarly the gold sequin boots. They definitely appealed to D with their sparkles and sequins, me too for the comfort they offered and the fact she can wear leggings underneath and it doesn’t look out of place.

Seeing her eyes light up when she saw herself in the mirror was just lovely, she had a great time at the party too. She was the only girl amongst all her boy friends in her SN school there and her party bag was full of pink, shiny bits and pieces, perfect for my sparkly lovely D.

Sequins and Sparkles #MagicMoments #WhatsTheStory
Sequins and Sparkles #MagicMoments #WhatsTheStory
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The Reading Residence on 18th November 2013 at 9:45 am.

Such a lovely photo, and that’s a great find from Next. So pleased she enjoyed the party 🙂


Jo Laybourn on 18th November 2013 at 11:16 am.

What a lovely post….so pleased to her D coped well at the party and I love her outfit! Made me smile reading about her reaction in the mirror. #MagicMoments


Charly Dove on 18th November 2013 at 12:48 pm.

What a fabulous post Jeannette, I’m so glad D loved her outfit and the party. She’s looking very happy in her new frock, what a great find. Sounds like she had a great time too. Thank you so much for sharing with #whatsthestory


Jaime Oliver on 18th November 2013 at 3:17 pm.

What a beautifully sparkly D, i think she look beautiful and i am so pleased that she had a good time on Saturday and coped so well…. (I hate soft play!)

thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments x


BlueBeretMum on 18th November 2013 at 8:21 pm.

Beautiful! Great she had a good time – such a heartwarming post 🙂


Mary @ Over 40 and a Mum to One on 19th November 2013 at 11:37 am.

Bless her, she looks lovely #Whatsthestory


Vaidehi @vaichin on 19th November 2013 at 3:38 pm.

so glad you found her such a lovely outfit. #MagicMoments


Inside the Wendy House on 20th November 2013 at 1:30 pm.

That’s lovely and D looks beautiful in her sparkly dress! #magicmoments


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