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sierra’s little black dress style project!

Today was our first style project in SO long! I can’t believe that the last time I had Sierra in the photo booth was for this outerwear project back in 2014! Time flies, particularly when a person is busy raising children, homeschooling, and running a photography business 🙂

We finished school early today, dinner was in the crockpot (thank you, amazing husband) and the girls were jumping up and down with excitement that I was setting up the photo booth for some style fun.

For this project, my goal was simple: Mix and match the items in Sierra’s closet to find different outfit combinations for this one little black dress from Old Navy. As with my other style projects, I did not buy anything new but challenged myself to use what we already have to create fresh new outfits.

Sierra turned 5 in December, and if your preschooler is anything like mine, she likes to dress herself. Which, as cute as that can be, it can also yield some, umm, peculiar outfits. And many days of the SAME outfits, like that tutu that she likes to put on day after day after day with that clashing striped shawl as if there is nothing else noteworthy in her closet. So, since I typically let her dress herself and leave the house looking like a cross between a princess and a vagabond, these style projects are this mama’s way of taking back two hours of fashion control and curating some combos that I deem Pinterest worthy 🙂

And so, if you’re looking for a little bit of inspiration, maybe you’ll see something here that makes you feel like you, too, can revive your child’s closet with just a little bit of effort and creativity.

And, if you like this post, you may also enjoy some of my earlier projects using just one piece of clothing to mix and match various styles:
My Chambray Shirt Project
Sierra’s Chambray Shirt Project
Alana’s Chambray Shirt Project
My Red Jeans Project
Alana’s School Uniform Project



  • Mom - February 20, 2016 - 9:36 am

    I miss these blogs, Gearher; glad you are getting back into doing them again! Love this one?

  • Mom - February 20, 2016 - 9:53 am

    Ok, let’s try this comment again with my glasses on! lol. I LOVE this blog Heather, and I’m glad to see them coming again! I even have a little black dress and this gave me some ideas…ADORABLE model, btw. 🙂 Keep em coming!

  • Claire - August 21, 2016 - 2:54 pm

    Hi Heather! I’d love to share this on Instagram, but can’t find your handle. What is it so I can properly credit you? Thanks!

  • Heather Smith - August 21, 2016 - 10:04 pm

    Hi Claire! My insta account is private, so feel free to post my style projects and just credit my blog address, Thanks!

  • Kristen - October 4, 2016 - 5:26 pm

    Love this! Where did you get her black and white tights? 2nd picture down on the right side?

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  • Michele Krivickas - December 20, 2017 - 12:24 pm

    Love this little black dress and all her outfits! ADORABLE! I’m sure this post was old. 🙁 Do you remember where you got the dress?

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