I suspect that many of you may be in need of some light distraction from current events; I know I am. These last few weeks have been really disheartening. I tried writing my usual weekend post last Friday…and then deleted it. I had nothing valuable to add to the discussion at hand….but inanely talking about shoes left me cold. I am especially haunted by this political cartoon. It expresses exactly how I’m feeling right now. I don’t know what happens to a country when its people stop expecting their leaders to act with integrity, dignity, and respect. I find it all terrifying. I wish people would vote like their life depended on it. And more importantly, I wish more people would run for office. At this point, at least for me, political views would come second. Instead, I’d focus on the old-fashioned values of “Not Evil” or “Capable of Understanding Science” or “Not An Angry Asshole” or “Doesn’t Pathologically Lie” or “Doesn’t Molest Women” or “Isn’t Racist” or “Values Integrity” or “Avoids Partisan Tantruming” and, most obviously, “Doesn’t Mock People”.
I’m old-fashioned like that.
But UGH I promised a distraction. So….OK. Let’s talk about shoes.
We are, in fact, literally going to talk about shoes. Linzi and I are doing a live discussion of our favorite pairs of comfort shoes this Sunday, at 4PM EST. In “researching” her Fall comfort shoe article, Linz and I realized that, between the two of us, we had ordered 20 pairs of comfort shoes. (This was necessary, we each explained to our hubs, because comfort shoes often look much worse online than in person.) We’d love to have you weigh in on the discussion. We’ll be streaming from both FB live AND Instagram live (@themomedit) Sunday at 4PM EST.
I might be stress shopping. But whatevs, because I just found two seriously cool pairs of light-wash jeans: The first is AG’s Sophia Vintage High-Rise (also on Amazon), and the rise is unapologetically high, but just sort of eases down, hugging your hips. The jean is super soft, and ever-so-slightly straight-legged, so a perfect gateway if you are having trouble giving up your skinnies. I’m wearing them now, in fact. The second? Mother Denim The Duster Cuff Jeans. They have this sort of sexy-tomboy vibe that I’m completely obsessing over. They’re much too long on my 5’2″ self, but I think the tailor can work some magic. (That glorious cuff is sewn into place so it doesn’t fall….) Sidenote: I think cuffed jeans are shaping up to be a microtrend…more on that later.
Much cuter on. I just picked up this denim dress at Madewell, and it’s….really good. I think I need to chop 6″ off the bottom, but it’s a raw hem, so should be fine. It’s currently 30% off and can be worn so many different ways. Worth doing a quick styling sesh? Let me know.
The boys are pumped. Amulet, one of my boys’ very favorite graphic novel series (and it is pretty spectacular), just came out with the long-awaited Book 8.
I don’t wear makeup. Just kidding. A bunch of you wanted to know where I found my irreverent makeup bag. It’s here.
My fav weeknight meal right now. Kitchen Treaty’s Pumpkin, Chickpea and Red Lentil Curry is vegan, goes into the slow cooker, and is delicious. Don’t skimp on the toppings (cilantro, lime, and we even do slices of avocado).
Wow. Glacier melts are solving decades-old missing person cases. This one was fascinating.
Moms matter. Just your average feminist club at a New Jersey high school. (This one gives me hope for our future.)
Lastly, head on over to our Instagram (@themomedit) to check out our October #TMEStyleChallenge. This week we’re going to be styling up leopard print for work. To play along, upload your version of leopard print at work, tag us and use #TMEStyleChallenge for a chance to win a $50 gift card. (To be given away at random, not based on Who Had The Best Outfit. This isn’t mean girls, haha.)
Happy weekend, everyone.