At places like the grocery store, preschool drop-off, and ballet class, I often stand back and silently (unless you are reading my twitter stream) judge the other mother’s and their wardrobe choices. It is my opinion that workout clothes are only acceptable when you are working out. Period. Otherwise, get your ass dressed. The life of a suburban stay at home mom is pretty predictable… right down to the wardrobe.
The other night while sitting impatiently for Lil’ A to finish ballet class, I may have looked like I was distracted by the earbuds in my ears and the copy of Vogue in my lap but I was scanning the room and wondering what happened to these women. They were all wearing the same thing: fitted Ohio State tee, jeans, and cheap Old Navy black flip flops.
I shit you not, dear reader, there were 3 women dressed this way, 1 who looked like she had tried but the the oversized khaki capri pants negated any other effort, and 1 who was dressed better than me (she was the one I would have made friends with if I was looking to be chummy with these women). Wow! I sound like a total snob. It’s not that I’m opposed to becoming friends with any of them, I just feel so on the outside. I don’t attend their churches or care about their gossip or joined their mommy social groups. They all know each other and I’m ok with that. But I digress…
Spring 2012 is all about pastels and feminine shapes. Pick up any fashion mag and you will hear all about the glorious reign of the woman! Women designers designing for real women. So thinking Spring and the traditional suburban mom uniform… I went for an updated version.
Pastel plaid sleeveless button down
Light blue layering tank
~ Old Navy – thrifted
~ Kohl’s clearance $6
Brushed gold earrings
Birds on a limb necklace
Gold and iridescent stone bracelet
Brown heeled boots