I bought this Gucci bag (with the real deal bamboo handle) in 1994 when I was a Copy Director for Elizabeth Arden. I was a 30-something full-time-commuting-working Mom of two with #3 on the way. I was proud of my ability to multi-task (hah!) and earn some serious cash but also quite often overwhelmed and exhausted and putting myself last.
So this was a BIG weekend, Momwise, lifewise. And this was the post that almost wasn’t. A lot of intertwined stories. I’ll try to keep it short and to the point. And to the heart.
‘Tis the season to get your tootsies out there. But first…a confession. This isn’t a complete DIY. Yes for Pom Pom sandals, kind of for pedicures.
I will be the first to admit I thought this combo was, well, maybe just a bit too much. But…I love it! In case you’ve missed it, gingham is having a moment. As in you need some. Stat. I personally am a sucker for fabrics and patterns that remind me of my girlhood and my Mom’s awesome sewing prowess. We wanted a dress….she whipped it up. Even for our Barbies! Sadly, I lack her skills but think of her every time I put together something “smashing.”
This week my “day job” has been busier than expected so blog posting was put on the back burner. I’m so happy to be back! Even though you won’t see me in any of these colorful choices, my fashion heart and soul is all in.
Since it’s going to hit the 70s this week, I’ve made the executive decision to ignore any remnants of winter’s chill and break out the Spring style. I even got a pedicure in celebration of peep toe possibilities. Full disclosure: Chris was wearing a down jacket and hat while he snapped these pics. The things we do for fashion!
I love how this fuzzy wuzzy bomber jacket balances whimsy and warmth. And it will be a fun outerwear option in the next few weeks. Plus it’s pretty close to Blue Jay blue, so I can even wear it to Chanler’s JHU lacrosse games at Homewood Field as he finishes off his senior season. (Bittersweet…) Such a fan of how pink-and-blue swirl together in the gorgeous paisley pattern of this anything-but-ordinary shirt. My dark rinse high-rise skinnies (so comfy! really!!) are from a new label I just learned about — Mott & Bow. The brand’s mission is to create premium denim at a reasonable price. It’s also a family-owned business where every pair is handcrafted. AND…you can even get a FREE try-on pair when you order. (They have Men’s denim, too.) Finishing it all off, rainbow floral hoop earrings I featured in this earlier post and hot pink suede shoes with a peep toe and of-the-moment-yet-super-walkable block heel.
Jeans: Mott & Bow
All photos by Chris & MP Allegaert
Guess how we got fooled on April 1st? A foot of snow. Truth be told, it was looking pretty magical and probably our last such wintery landscape. By Sunday, the sun was shining and temps had gone up into the mid 40s. No gloves! So as much as I’m looking forward to sporting some new Spring fashion, I pulled out some warm weather gear one last time.