Mother’s Day…Musings on Mom Wear

This is my third Mother’s Day.  It doesn’t really feel like it though, because I have children, which makes it hard to celebrate anything…let alone DO anything most days.  I was actually thinking this morning that it would be so much easier to “pamper myself” or “go to the bathroom in peace” (both ways to celebrate Mother’s Day obviously) if I didn’t have children.  Thus, defeating the purpose of celebrating the holiday all together.

Anyway, while I am a mom, I really hate dressing like a mom.  Meaning I want to wear complicated clothing.  Vintage, drapey, fringy, furry things that are all just asking for kids to grab, spill food on, and barf all over.  Not to mention these outfits make it very hard to chase around kids who do not ever want to go in the direction you want them to.  Life would be so much easier if I just wanted to dress simply.  But I don’t.  More is, well, more for me and more is always better.  Today, for Mother’s Day, I wanted to feel like I looked good but also take my kids to the playground and let them run all their crazy energy out so I could sit down during their nice long naps.  This post is about my triumphant Mother’s Day outfit that was comfortable, yet definitely still ME.  There’s some vintage.  Some fringe.  Some fur.  And it’s 1970’s inspired.  And when I asked myself “what would Leah Hoff wear?” (my standard morning get dressed question inspired by one of my two Instagram style heroes @leahhofff…more on this later), the answer was…”this outfit.”  It’s a Mother’s Day miracle.  Oh, and bonus…I didn’t change five times, cry three of those times, call myself fat, and then leave in a grumpy huff saying “well I guess I’ll just wear THIS.”  I am NOT a drama queen I am NOT a drama queen…

Happy Mother’s Day to all you complicated dressers, you fantastically over dramatic, you wonderful glorious moms who take over the world every single day on the runways of your life (aka: the Target aisles).  You are the true rock stars and fashionistas.



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