Don’t worry, this is not going to be a post advocating mom jeans- although they did seem to make a brief resurgence earlier this year!? WTF. I know. I thought it was a good time to lift the skirts of the blog a little, and show you what lies underneath. Social media and our obsession with documenting every facet of life to share with followers both known, and unknown has warped our sense of reality a bit. At least in my humble opinion. While I love and stand behind all of the fabulous styles, products and clothes I advocate, there is a time and place for everything. In my current life, those times are scheduled in advance and generally involve a babysitter.
Here is my reality:
Thrown in with a little of this:
(Don’t worry, this was taken while stopped at a red light. Don’t text & drive. My PSA for the day.)
So what are the takeaways?
1) I spend a solid amount of my time makeupless, in my most comfortable clothing behind a desk, typing away at a computer.
2) A good chunk of my day is spent behind the wheel chauffeuring children to their next activity. They live a much more exciting life than I do.
3) When I’m not driving, chances are I’m doing one of the following things: cooking for children, cleaning after children (90% of time on hands and knees), and entertaining the children (or at least attempting to).
As you can see, none of these activities make any sort of “nice” outfit practical. Heels, my friends, are out of the question. Motherhood has given me a mild form of “Fashion Personality Disorder,” and you know what, I’m OK with that. Sometimes after spending some time catching up on my Instagram feed, or checking in on Twitter, I feel less than stellar about my “ability to do it all and look great while doing it!” Damn you, Gisele Bundchen & Beyonce. Then I remind myself that even Giselle & Bey are not superhuman, have a boat-load (a very technical term) more help than I do, and probably staged that perfect tropical beachfront yoga pose on Instagram with the help of their makeup artist, stylist and personal assistant while their kid was throwing a tantrum just outside of the camera view. Now, that is REAL mom style.
If you’re looking for some easy ways to step up your mom style, look no further, here are a few carpool friendly looks that are DEFINITELY social media worthy. Bonus points (and extra “likes”) to you, if there is a crying child featured as well.
Whether you’re a mom or not, what is YOUR “real” style?