"Pity" = "Pretty" in Peas.
She is decidedly a girly girl who loves to be pretty. When princess was a 3 year old she pretty much never asked to get her nails painted.. Peas has a selection of polishes to chose from. All of which meat her requirements for "pretty".
My little lady does not like pants at all, even underwear can be a debate. She likes dresses.
Our neighbor gave us some hand-me-down really really pretty dresses- that were expensive. Peas thinks they are play clothes. In her mind- the prettier- the better.
So I have photos of her using sidewalk chalk in a sleeveless red satin dress and having a fantastic time. Whats the harm? It makes her happy, she has fun, and best yet? There is the one price dry cleaners down the street.