This year, I have started to put much more effort and care into getting dressed. It’s been a personal transformation of sorts to really start believing I am worth the time, effort and money to get dressed in a cute outfit and start allowing myself to be “seen.” Mrs. L is a bit of a fashion role model for me, and I couldn’t agree more with this post. A blousy top, shorts and wedges will make you feel like you are hot shit. -Stephanie
I have always loved a flowy, blousey top, but something happened while out on a date night in NYC with my husband. An epiphany of sorts.
I don’t know about you, but I love knowing my husband thinks I am sexy and that he appreciates when I put in some extra effort to make myself look good. In return, I feel better about myself, too. It’s easy to get in a rut when you stay home with a kid all day and I really could live in workout clothes (despite not ever actually working out).
Okay, so onto the epiphany. I was rushing to get dressed and decided on a pair of Ikat light blue Gap shorts, a flowy lacy sleeved Lauren Conrad shirt, and some amazing Tory Burch wedges. Let me tell you, the outfit was a hit! He loved it and told me over and over how hot I looked (amongst other comments to be kept between a man and his wife or a bagillion readers if you’re E.L James).
I realized shorts with wedges is hot, but if you were to add a skimpy shirt to that, it is just too much or rather not enough. So a slighty sheer, flowy top is perfect.
I have put together some options from Polyvore, but it’s not really about the specific items but more of the idea behind them. Plus, this is totally a look that a mama can pull off, even with a little extra leftover baby padding in the midsection, not that I know anything about that, mine is definitely all cupcakes! Wedges are also ten times easier to walk in, and as ungraceful as I am, I can manage at least 10-12 steps without stumbling.