Since trading in my formal business attire for outfits more appropriate for the playground and grocery store, I’ve been slowly rebuilding my wardrobe piece by piece. Rather than just doing a massive dump, my heartstrings and wallet won’t let me part with those perfectly tailored pieces so easily. Of course I’ll find the perfect occasion for those pinstripe trousers, pencil skirt and cropped boucle jacket! Maybe?!
Further compounding my wardrobe quandary is the prospect of purchasing clothes that are not really a true reflection of “me.” In my head I’m not just “Mommy” in flip flops, a t shirt and cut-offs. I’m Stella, and I like to look put together, on-trend and occasionally, yes, I’ll admit it: HOT. A few months back, I made a commitment to myself that going forward I would only purchase a clothing item if I could come up with at least 3 ways I could style it- 1) mommy style 2) lunch with friends style 3) date night style. Surprisingly, this has worked out better than I ever imagined! My closet is much more streamlined, getting dressed in the mornings is no longer overwhelming, and my wallet is fuller.
So now it’s time for me to share my shopping secret with you! Let’s use this skirt:
I know, I know… You’re saying, “Bandage skirt?! I can’t pull that off!” YES YOU CAN! Keep reading for instructions how.
1) PLAYGROUND MOMMA
2) LADY WHO LUNCHES
$245 – eluxe.ca
3) HOT MOMMA