How to Pass the Sparkle On

I’ve never met anything gaudy that I didn’t immediately love and it’s of utmost importance (to me) that my love of sparkle make its way to the next generation.

Recital

Wishing this little giddy up still fit to parade around in daily, minus the heinous hair cut.

You can imagine my delight when I became the proud aunt of twins – one being a little girl. I knew she was going to fill my high heels in no time flat when I saw the camera hogging abilities with which she was born.

Scene stealer

A natural scene stealer.

While my amorous relationship with glitter and glitz began with a turquoise sequins top, I thought for certain this raccoon-like trait would be passed along to my niece.

love

Please put this on me and never take it off. Ever.

Turns out my Princess B wasn’t a natural-born lover of all things ostentatious.

It's my party...

An underwhelmed, sparkly Super Girl.

Seems that the only time I showed disdain in an outfit is when it lacked sparkle.

First Mate

Seriously, this First Mate shit is the best we could do?

Thinking Princess B may need to be eased into the gaudiness of Auntie CBXB, I hoped a bright pink, star adorned puffer vest might do the trick.

On and on and on

Flamboyancy fail.

To me, the only thing worse than wearing a simple jeans and t-shirt combo is the thought of anything neutral finding its way into my wardrobe. Even as a kid, the horror of me being in anything close to the color khaki threw me into fits of tears…

Nope.

Dad might as well have thrown the brown sack over my head.

So you can imagine my utter delight when I purchased the most non-subtle dress for a toddler in the world (you bet your ass I’d have a matching one if it came in my size) and Princess B showed great interest.

Be still my beating heart...

Mine. Mine. Mine. Mine. Mine.

Seeing the look on my niece’s face as she took her first few steps into the mini prom dress, I felt the taste of victory creeping over my fuchsia stained lips.

Yep....

Sparkle lover being born…

But in .00187 seconds affection turned to disgust and the gaudy sky turned gray.

Dress fail.

An all out bawl baby breakdown.

Sniffled

Followed by deep sighs and sniffles.

But suddenly the attitude was adjusted the moment Princess B stopped to smell the glittery roses and evaluated just how this ornate outfit made her feel.

But wait...

But wait…feeling fancy doesn’t suck.

And then…

TA-DAH!

Success!

Dressed for extravagant success!

Turns out Princess B will be taking over the glaringly bright, gaudy baton I will be handing her one day after all.

hi

Hopefully as a grown woman, she’ll be sneaking into famous people’s closets to play dress up, making Auntie CBXB proud.

I’m so glad she finally saw the light.

One can hope.

My shimmering heart bursts with pride.

I mean, someone needs to carry on my sparkly shenanigans, ya dig?

Sparkle On.

CBXB

CBXB!

 

 

 

 

 

42 thoughts on “How to Pass the Sparkle On

  1. Jani says:

    Love you 2 sparkley girls!

  2. Tracy says:

    Who doesn’t like bling! I was dubbed the Blinganator in Mexico a few years ago because of my bling. And the older I get, the gaudier I like it – bring on bling and gaudy!

  3. Hahaha, I have to admit I was rooting for her to prefer plain jane stuff in the end. My daughter isn’t into sparkle and it kills my mom. She had all boys and badly wants a girl who will let her dress her up real pretty. Lol.

    • Well this little lady will be forced into the sparkle until the day she utters her first “oh hell no” phrase! She does have the look down but she did smile in the sparkles after all. Amahzing!

  4. Hilarious pics and narrative. She’s just going to have to love all the gaudy gear that her sparkly aunt forces upon her. πŸ˜€

  5. markbialczak says:

    Can you say protege? But what her mom say, CBXB?

  6. Too much cuteness in one post. Ted will be jealous,

  7. “Feeling fancy never sucks” – I don’t have a tattoo but that would be a top contender…or at least a bumper sticker!

  8. kellisamson says:

    Adorable! I’m so glad she came around to your way of thinking!

  9. st sahm says:

    I freakin’ love you.

  10. Kavalkade Krew says:

    Those chubby cheeks run in the family!

  11. You look so adorable on that first picture. Your niece certainly takes after you πŸ™‚

  12. SerachShiro says:

    You both look like each other, and I think you already know ! Great pictures of both of you two πŸ™‚ !

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