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Over the past year I feel like I have learned a thing or two about mom style, including that it actually exists 😆 . For years I only had two kinds of outfits, my “mom clothes” jeans that didn’t’ fit, old t-shirts, and hoodies or my “nice clothes” the stuff that I only wore when leaving the house for a date or to go to church. I completely embraced an outlook that said I wasn’t worth any effort. I never set out to intentionally do so, but day after day of putting myself on the back burner really wore me down and before long those weeks turned to months, turned to years.
In 2016 things began to change.
For this Tuesday morning I have something out of the ordinary for you, a fashion post. Over the past 6 months I have been throwing one of these in every once in a while and it has made for a fun change of pace. Today I teamed up with Becky, Meghan and Whitney to talk about recreating outfits.
It doesn’t matter if you see it on TV, a magazine, a blog, or your best friend. Odds are at some point in life you’ve probably seen an outfit, loved it, and wondered how you could recreate it, right? That is exactly what we did for you today. We swapped partners and chose one outfit of theirs to recreate.
This post has been sponsored by Smile Brilliant all opinions are my own.
Those who know me well, know that I have mastered “the smirk”. Please tell me you know what the smirk is?! You know, that quirky half smile where you want to imply that you’re happy but heaven forbid you actually show your teeth. So you force things, trying to look as natural as you possibly can, widen your eyes a bit, and tilt your head ever so slightly.
I suppose there are dozens of reasons for people to smirk but mine came down to the fact that I was lacking confidence. I didn’t want to show my teeth. Why? It all happened when I saw a photo of myself smiling and I thought is THAT what MY teeth really look like? They were so far from the pearly whites that I wanted. I tried to change things but no matter how much I scrubbed them with whitening toothpastes I just didn’t get the results I was hoping for. So I gave up smiling and trademarked “the smirk” as mine.
It’s been over two months since my last fashion post. I was doing so good for a while, but the holidays really distracted me. Today I am back! Once again I am teaming up with Becky, Meghan, and Whitney and this time we are sharing our favorite winter accessories.
Winter in the Midwest is a roller coaster ride. One day you need a parka, the next your sporting short sleeves. It makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. Over the years I have learned the best way to be prepared for whatever comes your ways is to layer. I try to keep several versatile pieces on hand that I can wear in many different ways.
Today I’m teaming up with Becky, Meghan, and Whitney again. The last time we collaborated was for my first official fashion post that included me playing “the model”. I felt like I was in WAY over my head, but y’all were so encouraging and sweet. I instantly knew that more fashion posts would be in my future. Just typing those words still feels kind of weird and I am still wrapping my head around the whole idea, but that’s okay. This blog has turned into several things that I never imagined it would.
This time around we chose to style plaid.
Over the past year I’ve been working on a few things: I’m trying to be more patient, making an effort to drink more water, and forcing myself to find motivation to get out of my sweat pants. I think I’ve been doing pretty good on all of these, but that last one recently became so much easier.
I’ve learned that being fashion forward and trendy doesn’t always mean you have to sacrifice comfort. After all, how much do you get done when you’re uncomfortable? I’m going to guess its somewhere in the neighborhood of not much and hardly a thing. When you feel great you have the confidence to tackle anything and get things done. Why not wear clothes that let you “Go comfy’.