A mother-of-two has revealed how she was targeted by trolls after she shared photos of her daughters dressed in identical outfits online.
Kayliee Lorenzo, 25, from Birmingham, has been picking out matching outfits for daughters Miya-Lei, four, and Renayah, six, since shortly after the youngest was born and now does it nearly every day.
However when she shared photos of her daughters on a Facebook page, she received messages from cruel trolls who accused her of ‘stealing their identity’.
Matching looks: Sisters Miya-Lei, four, and Renayah, six, are dressed in identical outfits
Family: Kayliee Lorenzo and her partner with their daughters, Miya-Lie and Renayah
Bullied: Kayilee was targeted by trolls when she shared photos of her daughters on Facebook
Kayliee said the comments made her feel like a ‘horrible person’ and a ‘bad mum’.
‘It is what’s right for me and my children,’ she said. ‘I have never had a nasty comment about it before until I posted online. It really got me down.
‘I felt like such a horrible person and a bad mum. I had to block people to stop the negative comments. I couldn’t handle it.
‘They were saying I don’t let them be kids and said, “I bet they are scared in case they get their nice clothes dirty. Do they ever have dress-down days instead of being dressed to the nines?” It was a big shock to my system. I don’t feel like I have been doing anything wrong. It really upset me and made me emotional.’
Close: The sisters have been wearing matching looks since shortly after the youngest was born
Pretty in pink: Kayilee says her daughters love dressing in identical outfits like these ones
Camera ready: The girls are pictured in matching denim outfits in a sweet snap
Kayliee has ‘always’ dressed her daughters in the same clothes and said it now helps make their morning routines more organised.
The mother buys the children a few items to add to their expanding wardrobe once a month which includes dungarees, dresses, trainers, jeans and jumpers.
‘I picked up a dress for one of them and realised they had both sizes and I thought it would be cute,’ she said.
‘It became my little obsession. I get them matching socks and bibs too. For my youngest it is just normal to her. It is only in the past year that she started speaking more and asking for clothes.’
Dressing up: The sisters, four and six, wear matching dresses and carry the same handbag
Best friends: The girls have been dressing the same since Miya-Lie was just a few months old
Organised: Their mother says it makes mornings easier if the girls wear the same thing
The mother-of-two said she knows there will be a time when the girls will want to start dressing differently, adding: ‘I know that the day will come when they get to a certain age and are in school and have other friends. I won’t be upset. I have enjoyed it while they are young. I like taking them shopping. I just think it’s cute.
‘We always get people stopping us and saying how cute they look. My parents absolutely love it. It was mostly family members that started buying them matching outfits.
‘My partner enjoys it too. He’s really supportive in everything that way. It is a mutual feeling.’
Sweet: The family is often stopped by strangers commenting on how cute the girls look
Proud: Miya-Lie and Renayah with their father, who also loves their matching outfits