I was suspicious of panels in general, and therefore stuck to under-the-belly styles as a rule, but the full panel was downright mind boggling. Who would wear those things? Who would want a piece of fabric stretching from basically your crotch to under your boobs? How is that comfortable? And, god forbid, what if you raised your arms and people actually saw the panel? Horror, I know.
“Have you tried peas?” people would say. “My son just LOVES apples.”. I think people can’t help themselves. I mean seriously – when I say the kid won’t eat ANYTHING, do they really think I haven’t tried peas or apples? Like I’m suddenly going to say, “OMG – PEAS!! I didn’t even THINK of PEAS!”
Until….4 weeks after the little man was born, I found myself despairing because I had copious amounts of spit-up on my only good pair of sweat pants. The old me would have objected at the clear oxymoron: “good pair of sweatpants.” But screw old me. I was sleep deprived, all other clothing rubbed painfully against my c-section scar, and at this point, walking outside was a lofty goal, with a daily shower a pipe dream. So I decided to embrace the workout-gear-as-outfit philosophy. It’s comfortable, it’s practical (getting out of the house is cause for celebration so one might as well go somewhere, even if it’s Target), and with the vast array of cute workout clothes on the market, why not? Over a year later, I still find myself in workout gear well into the afternoon hours. I hope my husband finds uniboobs somewhat sexy. Here are my current pics for cute workout gear:
I have noticed that in the last couple of years high heel trends have shifted a bit. The bootie – which was just getting big when I was pregnant two years ago – is still here, and is influencing the stiletto. Stilettos are now serious, dominatrix looking things, straps and studs and craziness everywhere, and the resulting look is a little stronger – more sexy, less sweet. I predict that this shoe trend will continue well into fall….and this trend makes my tasteful (yet still sky high) strappy sandals look almost dowdy by comparison. Time for a seriously sexy shoe to sex up my old existing going-out outfits.
Her line is a little big boho, a little bit rocker, but SO chic and clean. It’s so good, in fact, that it’s almost wasted on the kids! Almost. What I find so refreshing – besides the use of re-purposed fabric – is the fact that she manages to infuse a children’s line with chic, never veering into the realm of cutesy, fussy or trying to hard. She just offers great design, great lines, and great fabric. It’s a recipe so deceptively simple that you almost miss the genius behind it. And the fact that this line is also so ridiculously affordable (prices range from $6 – $44) is simply the icing on the cake.
Banish all images of shapeless floral dresses and mumsy prints. The new spring florals are a little bit boho, a little bit watercolor, and are an easy way to add a little color to mom basics! Below are five great ways to wear the new spring florals.
Gwyneth Paltrow started a website called goop.com. It’s pretty fantastic. Each week, she releases a new issue (you can sign up for the weekly updates here). She covers cooking, travel, workouts, what to watch, some thoughts on life, and, of course, fashion.
The question I’m struggling with…are the slouchy cropped trousers a good choice for moms? The higher waist is very mom friendly – no muffin-top potential, hides a slight pooch belly and won’t irritate a c-section scar – and the bum is loose enough to high any sagginess problems. However, after careful consideration, my answer is…
I’m pretty sure colorful stripes are the universal sign for Spring. Or maybe it’s floral patterns, but stripes are right up there. In any case, Anne looked great and made me want to run right out and find something stripey. For being so Spring-inspired, she is our March Mom!