Sometimes, a girl just needs a pretty dress. I spend so much of my time in jeans and sneaks that when the weekend comes (and Mike is around to help)…..why not a dress? It feels festive, somehow. More…weekend.
Bonus points if I can keep the sneaks.
My favorite type of dresses are easy, everyday dre– HA! #lies In my heart-of-hearts, if I’m being completely honest, my FAVORITE dresses are dramatic, flowing, MET Gala-worthy things with a pattern that brings happy tears to my eyes, a slit up to there, and a label that reads: “Danger: causes SWOONING.”
My goal, then, is to find pretty dresses that work for my actual life….while acknowledging that in my head I’m one of the glamorous women who swan down a red carpets and Attend The Opera. (Obviously, in this reality, I’m also 6ft tall. Obviously.)
But truth be told, I wouldn’t swap my real life for anything. There’s nothing that makes me feel more beautiful, more at ease in my own skin, than watching my three guys watch me. And when I make a tiiiiny bit of an effort, when I put on a little makeup, or wear a pretty dress?
It’s like I’m the most glamorous woman in the world.
Here’s to the everyday, Mama. And to those days when you don a pretty dress amid the whining and the crying because you know you wouldn’t change a thing.
Keep reading for a few scenes from the weekend – one that had it’s share of whining and crying….but also plenty of snuggles, soft touches, and pretty dresses. LOFT reached out asking me to take a look at a few pieces perfect for Mother’s Day, so I also rounded up my favorite, everyday dresses – the ones that would make me feel just a little bit glamorous. (It wasn’t hard – LOFT’s dresses are gorgeous right now.)
dress: LOFT Spacedye Shift Dress (size 2 for reference – I sized up to get a better fit in the shoulders. Also note: I hemmed it quite a bit – the dress is quite a bit longer IRL)
sneakers: The Greats Brand
sunglasses: LOFT Sunglasses – obsessed with these – they look and feel much more expensive than they are
bracelets: Metallic Beaded bracelets (they were on sale so I bought 3 for max impact)
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Here are all of my favorite dresses from LOFT right now. I tried a couple of them on last week – you can find those dressing room selfies here. Oh and hey: They’re all currently 30% off!!
A huge thank-you to LOFT for sponsoring this post!! I love this brand, you love this brand, and LOFT loves moms (like this, YES)….so these articles are a blast to work on. LOFT also asked me to encourage you to share your own Mother’s Day moments on Instagram with the hashtag #loveloft. As always, all thoughts, opinions, and product choices are my own. And readers, thank you for your continued support of The Mom Edit. It doesn’t go unnoticed, and is so very much appreciated!!