My fashion was non-existent for about 2+ years after being the mom to two little girls only 16 months apart. I even jokingly wrote about it here with The Mommy Uniform.
But recently, I have been trying to make a conscious effort to dress a bit nicer even though I work from home. I have to admit it really has made me feel a bit younger and even given me a bit more energy to look better now.
I know it may sound crazy and a year ago, I so would have fought anyone who said this about dressing better to stay at home and work. Believe me as much as my pre-kids self was a fashion and beauty guru, who read Lucky and even InStyle magazines for years, I was in so not caring at this point in my life.
Not that I was depressed or anything, but I was just plain tired and worn out from not sleeping right for those years.
But I do think having my kids both in pre-school and me sleeping a bit better nowadays has more to do with it more then anything else.
By the way right after I had Emma, Kevin gifted me for Christmas these really cute leg warmers from Hollister for that Christmas (my pre-baby self would have been all over these). It wasn’t my only gift, but he thought if I wanted I could dress up tights or leggings with them.
Well, I thought, “Why would I do this?” and put them in a bag in the back of the closet to forgot about them.
A few weeks ago, he casually mentioned and then showed me a picture of a girl wearing what looked like knee high socks over her leggings and also wearing knee high boots.
I loved the look and thought maybe I could buy knee high socks again and try this since I have been wearing leggings and knee high boots the past few weeks off and on anyways to stay warm now.
I got two pairs (one in white and one in grey), but then starting thinking why couldn’t I use those fancy, stylish leg warmers. I could hear my grandmother say, “Everything old comes back again!” Seriously, she was a huge believer in keeping clothes until they came back in fashion. I used to laugh when she would say this, but now I admit I think she was onto something.
But I digress and I took to the mission of finding said leg warmers. Yes, sadly I had forgotten where I put them (mommy brain struck again).
I looked in a few different places and couldn’t find them. Kevin even joked that I probably threw them out, because I didn’t like his gift way back when!
Finally it dawned on me to look on the bottom of my closet for a a bag that I knew I had stored my winter socks and tights in (Hey I am not senile yet and definitely remembered doing this to store them during the summertime last year).
Success and I had found them! So, what did I do next? You guessed it, I put them on over my leggings and then put on my knee high boots (by the way I love these brown Uggs Leather Wedge Boots and have had them since before I had Lily). Couldn’t resist and wanted to see how they would look.
I personally loved the look and think I will be using this look definitely throughout the next few wintry months.
As much as I hate the cold and snow, I am truly loving this fashion look and after I did this I saw a few different women sporting a similar look. So definitely thinking it is a fashion trend right now.
So totally happy to share here with all. I know mine are purchased and could imagine a more crafty person could totally even knit something similar, but still for me the least crafty person, I am happy so that is all that matters!
Little less then two more months of winter, so try to stay warm now. Seriously this is a huge start for me!
And if you would let me know in the comments if you would enjoy me giving more fashion tips in the future, would appreciate. Because I am toying with it, since I do love looking at the latest fashion trends.
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