Since going to France my style has evolved a lot (beating a dead horse, anyone? Sorry I keep mentioning this! Our trip really affected the way I see myself and style). I used to feel like suffering for fashion was a worthy cause. Blisters and constant tugging were a sign of bravery. A mark that you were willing to do whatever it took to look great. Dozens of blisters later, I no longer feel like that. If my outfit isn't at least semi-comfortable, particularly for the situation I will be in, it won't be worth wearing, no matter how trendy, sexy or awesome it is. There is nothing more terrible than wearing a skirt that you are constantly pulling down, a shirt that you are adjusting every other minute, or shoes that hurt with every step.
Being a mom has changed the way I dress, too. I sit on the floor a lot playing blocks, reading books and changing diapers. Wearing clothes that make sitting on the floor hard are impractical for every-day wear. I still make a big effort to look good. I do my hair, wear make-up, and try to pick out a cute outfit every single day. I don't want to look like a slob, or someone who has given-up, because I haven't. I am turning over a new leaf in fashion. Simple, attractive and classic.
Beyond just my clothes, my jewelry habits have had to change, too. I absolutely love earrings, rings, bracelets and necklaces, and have for years! In high school, I was a big jewelry junkie. The bigger the earrings the better. Now, they feel out of place when I wear them. Instead, I have been choosing small, delicate jewelry, and I love how simple and classic they feel (can you sense a theme?). Also, I spend lots of time with a tiny person who thinks earrings are the coolest toys and is constantly trying to pull them out of my ears. I have switched to smaller less-breakable jewelry that is harder to grab. Fox is learning fine motor skills and I am decreasing the likelihood of my needing ear surgery.
These tiny hammered square earrings with this thin bracelet are just about perfect. Simple, understated and hard for the baby to grab. Just the way I like it. Plus, they will never go out of style.
Photo Credit: Janssen
shirt: target (similar); sweater: old navy, via a friend// shoes: dsw(similar here and here)// jeans: Guess outlet// tote: made by me (based on this tote. I was super proud of how mine turned out!)//earrings: from a friend (similar here)//bracelet: a gift// glasses: firm (ps - these are prescription glasses)// scarf: loft(similar)// ring: wedding ring from Adam (similar)
Do you need a few fun fall recipes? Check out my beet ice cream, the bacon, leek jumble, or the brie and arugula hamburger!
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