Shop Your Closet: Wear Socks With Your Loafers

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Mamas, I have always had a soft spot for geeks.  I, myself, am a geek.  I married a geek.  And, if I do my job correctly, my sons will also grow up to be geeks.  

Go geeks, go.

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(wearing: J. Crew sweater, J Brand cropped denim – similar here, Gap leopard-print socks, Sperry woven loafers)


The advantage to all of this geekiness is that I feel right at home in exposed socks and loafers.  

If I add orange lipstick and make my socks leopard print can I claim this is "geek chic"?  (These dot socks would be pretty cute also.)

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I'm going with yes.  Anything that gets me out of boots (am SO sick of boots by now) but still keeps me warm is a win lately. 

But I drew the line at adding nerd glasses.  I know, I know – I'll be shunned from all the cool fashion blogger clubs for not embracing nerd glasses.  Isn't that just like a geek?  Can't get on board to the cool trends, even when the trend is geeky.

Besides, these nerd glasses are more my speed:

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Although, after looking at recent pics of R (the above is from over a year ago)….I think I'm losing the geek war:

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He drew on tatts, Mamas.  Tatts!  I don't have tattoos!  Mike doesn't have tattoos!  Why does my four year old want tattoos?

Tats and aviators.  He's cooler now than I have ever been – heck, most four years olds are cooler than I have ever been.  I love how self-assured so many of these little people are.  I can only hope I don't do anything to screw him up.  Motherhood is scary, Mamas. Don't you think?

xo,

S

ps.  Speaking of cool kids…have you checked out Planet Awesome Kid?  My new fav.