℅ Lulu*s dress (worn as a top), and similar option; Blanknyc faux leather leggings; Old Navy flats (SWOONING over these ones!); Forever 21 sunglasses.
A couple of months ago, my blogging buddy Megan from Chasing Davies approached me about doing a series of posts about how two mama’s like us style and dress ourselves amidst the chaos of two babies each, full time jobs (her), and crazy stay at home mama hood (me.) I think the consensus of women in their thirties, with kids and husbands and all that, is that is is really hard to stay on trend and look stylish. I have to admit, I DO wear yoga pants and fleece jackets, and have days where a tee and jeans is my thing, but I also LOVE to stay on trend and look my best. Even when I’m dropping off kids at preschool, or going grocery shopping, or going to playgroup, I like to dress up. Why? It makes me feel good. When I make the extra effort to pull on leather leggings instead of sweats, or swipe on some lipstick in the morning before school, I feel good inside. It gives me the extra confidence to be a better ME. Does that make sense?
I used to wonder a lot that if I tried more and wore what I wanted to, that people would judge me or think I was weird. I felt that, by getting dressed up for simple tasks with my children, that I would look out of place and considered silly. It’s easier sometimes to go with the flow and not stand out. My breakthrough came a couple of years ago, soon after I turned 30 and started this blog. I just don’t care. I dress for me and my own happiness. Sometimes that may be a leather dress for daytime, or jeans and a tee for days on end. I love dressing up and keeping track of the latest trends, I love wearing red lipstick at 8am, and I love feeling like the best version of myself.
When it does come to trends, I look to the Spring and Fall magazines to help me sort out what it cool and new, and what will fit into my lifestyle. One of the biggest trends this Fall is sixties inspired looks. This can be anything from a more mod look (like above!), to a later sixties boho/hippie vibe. I like the idea of a graphic printed shift dress, but modernized a bit with (faux) leather leggings and bright shoes. It’s my version of a classic Jackie Kennedy look, circa 1960.
Tell me, do you dress with the trends, or are you a more classic dresser?
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