My feelings about princesses, mind you, are decidedly mixed. I wince whenever I hear my 3-year-old say the word, because to me it conjures up the worst possible version of prepackaged girlhood, in all its relentless pinkness.
But at the same time, I am not ready to discard all things girly (or pink), simply because they are too often offered in excess. I am not going to pretend that it doesn't feel good to wear sparkly things and bows and full skirts — because, sometimes, it does. I don't mean to go full on Manic Pixie here, but hey, it's the truth.
Hair bow: For sale in my Etsy shop
Total cost to me: About $18