Vintage Jumpsuit on a Tuesday

I love jumpsuits.  I think I almost have one for every week of the year.  And that’s still not enough!  When I found this one though, it was like one of those amazing moments where the heavens opened and my heart did a little pitter patter…okay sure that’s totally dramatic, but it was a great moment alright.  There’s nothing like finding a legit vintage jumpsuit.  Naturally, I loved it from the moment I put it on.

Once I got it home, I put it on and my first thought was: “oh crap…how am I going to wear a bra with this??”  It’s one of those classic fashion problems.  Undergarments.  Hated, and yet so needed all at once.  When Bridget Jones had a love/ hate relationship with her “scary panties” (aka: Spanx), all womankind understood.  How much we need those perfect undergarments, even when they’re ugly, uncomfortable, or so complicated you actually have to tape them on…all in the name of looking good in the outfit you’ve chosen.  I mean let’s be honest.  That nude thong sitting in your drawer wasn’t bought for comfort.

So back to my plunging neckline and backless situation…vintage situation though, so totes worth it (as the cool kids are saying these days).  I looked around a little online and figured I’d end up with something halter and backless, but couldn’t find just the right thing that wouldn’t show and make my amazing jumpsuit look weird.  Then I went into one of my favorite stores downtown and found this little Free People bra.  I realize it doesn’t match and it TOTALLY shows…but I actually thought it added to the outfit.  It’s almost like wearing a little tank top underneath so I don’t feel quite so naked in the back…but still keeps the integrity and feel of the jumpsuit.  Plus it’s super cute…not scary, ugly, or involving complicated tape.

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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…

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