Shop Your Closet: A Styling Trick To Keep His Eyes on Your…Uh…Face?

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With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I've been thinking about some sexy styling tips for moms.  You know – short skirts, high heels, the usual.  But when I asked Mike what he thought was sexy, he immediately replied, "You know that necklace you have…?"

Strange, right?  But I knew immediately which one he was talking about.  Because whenever I wear it, he really can't tear his eyes away.  It's not that my husband has some strange neck fetish, or that there is anything super-special about this particular necklace….the secret lies in its length.


This necklace is long – roughly 20", and provides a subtle little flash of bling…riiiight there.  Right where his eyes want to go anyway.


It really doesn't matter what else I'm wearing.  As far as Mike is concerned, I look good.  Even when I'm wearing a stretched-out tee that's been nursed in one too many times.  (And by "one too many" I mean sick-clingy-baby-attached-to-boob-like-a-permanent-fixture too many.)

Poor Pax.  Not only has he been he sick and teething but he got his last three shots at the doctor's on Thursday.  You can't see his hand, but he's doing his sign for 'nurse'.  You want to nurse, P?  Shocking.


We're (finally!!) all caught up with vaccines.  With the move and everything we were horribly behind.  And Pax is on the mend.  After a nursing break, he actually ventured off to play a bit.


(wearing:  my mom's necklace…black hills gold or something?  Purchased in the 80's, Stylemint tee, Seven for All Mankind high-waist denim, Coach belt)

Cutie pie.

 The funny part, Mamas?  This was supposed to be an article on being sexy.  Instead, I managed to talk about nursing, teething, vaccines and illness, with a little 'check out my boobs' thrown in.  Perhaps I should also mention that Pax vomited on my chest the night before to kill off any lingering sexy vibe.  No, to really do it in, I must mention poop.  Well, as you can imagine, with illness and vaccines and teething, his diarrhe- 

And we're done here.  That's more than enough.

Here's to being sexy in our own special way…right, Mamas?




About Author

Shana founded The Mom Edit in 2008. She lives with the love of her life (his name's Mike) and their two crazy boys in downtown Philadelphia. She loves a good styling challenge (her engineering side shows eventually), appreciates kindness, and usually picks scotch over wine, sneakers over stilettos, and denim-underwear, always.

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  1. Very cute post.
    That’s actually a good call on the necklace length. I’m going to cull through my necklaces sometime this week and see if I have any around that length. 🙂

  2. Great tip on the necklace! I have discovered your blog few months ago and have been addicted ever since, reading all the older posts for hours and hours. This post is a great example of why i find your voice so endearing…’You are keeping it real’ as the they say…poop, vomit and all 🙂

  3. I laughed out loud! Thank you. And don’t forget about getting boogers smeared on your shoulder and hair — and breasts, possibly– from cuddling a sick baby.

  4. What a great post on the sensuality that is easier for us mamas to come by than standard fishnet and garter belt sexy. Sensual is more real, more approachable and OK, I admit MORE COMFORTABLE!

  5. Love your blog. love that you do extended nursing. Will you share your sign for nurse. My little one came up with her own which is the sign for eat plus putting her hand down my shirt. I’d like to teach her something a little more public friendly 🙂

  6. Thanks, Girls. These comments were so encouraging. I was worried, that…I don’t know, that this wasn’t “fierce” enough or something, LOL! So glad I’m not alone.
    We do certainly try to keep it real here….if by “real” you mean acknowledging that we’re often up all night and covered in some kind of bodily fluid. (Too your point, Laura – boogers! How did I forget about the snot? I laughed OUT LOUD reading your comment. Yes. So ‘real’.)
    Heather – I like that, BTW. “approachable sensuality”. Hmm. I like that.
    Katie – So strange – I used to think extended nursing was “gross” until I had my own! That’s karma for you, baby. Our sign is to simply open and close your hand – nice and discreet, and one that both boys picked up rather quickly. Envision milking a cow – squeeze, squeeze. That’s the sign. 🙂 But Pax wil still sometimes just try and go for it – with his whole head. LOL Boys. Sigh. It starts early. 🙂

  7. I don’t know how I missed this post, but I did. I was chuckling as I read through until I came to the end and you mentioned wearing your mom’s necklace. Really? I looked closely at the first picture again. Yes, it is! I’m so pleased that you have that necklace. You’ve just made my day! Love you tons!

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