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Top: Baby Gap
Skirt: H&M
Sandals: Tip Top

Dear Rachel Zoe, Kate Young, Leslie Fremar, Petra Flannery, Elizabeth Stewart, Christina Ehrlich, L’Wren Scott, and Brad Goreski,

As some of the most powerful stylists in Hollywood, I’m in desperate need of your help.

Scene:

It’s 7:15am. You’re a single mom and you need to get yourself ready for work,  wash and clothe your 36-month-year-old daughter, pack a healthy lunch, make some sense of your apartment, drink 12 cups of coffee, walk a mile to daycare, execute a meaningful and heartfelt goodbye and be at a meeting by 8:45am.

You get everything done almost flawlessly until it’s your toddler’s turn to get dressed.

You choose a couple of outfits and ask her to make a binary choice. She politely says, “I do not want to wear that” and then declares that she will pull her own choices. She raids her dresser and closet to select the most over-the-top princess-inspired outfit possible (borderline sandbox appropriate) while throwing all rejected items on the floor.  It’s outfit trauma – toddler style.

Question:

My daughter is fashion savvy and I can barely keep up. I ask you, what are some best practices for dealing with a difficult client?

While I await your words of wisdom, my dear Madeline has asked me to chronicle her outfit selections (and where our loyal followers can buy them) in a recurring feature entitled “Everyday Dress Up” on this blog.

Please note: If you are not one of the 25 most powerful stylists in Hollywood and have some advice on this topic, I would be most appreciative.

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