The Tween in the skirt I hooked a while ago as per her request - colour combinations for every granny chosen by her. You can see a photo of all the grannies - 32 in total - here
Lovely metal necklace from a Sri Lankan shop I bought her last year. You can find a similar one here
The Tween is growing up fast now. Last month I took her to select her first mascara and I insisted that it be something from the Estee Lauder counter. A women has to have her own car, her own bank-account [never shared], wear the best make-up possible and should never settle for anything less than French perfume ;-)
This weekend I took her shopping for a pair of wedges, I do suspect though that she will rock her skirt with either her converse or her brogues when hanging out.
Lucky Tailors lined the skirt and created a waistband for a grand total of 3USD
I pay 1.40 USD per alteration on our clothing here. Penang society is interestingly a saving society opposed to a consumer society, people repair rather than replace, for every ATM, there are at least 2-3 deposit machines etc. It is refreshing after the insane amounts of money that was thrown around in the consumer society we lived in during our years spent in the Middle East.