I do not aspire to be a fashionista. But I do love clothes! And I love to feel good and look nice. For the past couple of years I've really been trying to find my style...as a mom, as a thirty-something, as a pregnant lady. Y'all, it's hard! It's hard to dress well when your body is constantly changing shapes and sizes. It's hard to keep up with trends. It's hard to avoid trends and find classic clothes. It's time consuming to shop, try on, take back, and alter clothing. The seasons change. What you feel comfortable wearing changes i.e. I will never wear another strapless dress for the rest of my life...those were so 2006.
I know, first world problems.
All this to say, I've had a lot of ups and downs. But all the online "window" shopping and fashion blog reading is starting to pay off. I'm hitting my stride. I don't have near the buyer's remorse I used to have. I like my clothes right now.
One valuable tidbit of wisdom I've acquired through all my "research" is to wear more dresses.
Women used to wear dresses (and for good reason!). Dresses are feminine, comfortable, and best of all, a one stop shop because you don't have to pick out a top and a bottom. I have officially embraced the dress as an everyday, day in day out option.
One day when I was wearing a dress, my husband came home and said - "I love it when you wear dresses." I was so flattered.
One thing that triggered my dress-love was discovering an old family photo album with a bunch of my dad's childhood photos. In all the pictures, my grandmother is wearing either a dress or a fantastic blouse and a skirt. She looks fabulous...on vacation, with babies, at children's birthday parties, at the family reunion, etc. Dressing nice was the standard, not just for special occasions.
Anyways, I love the idea of dressing up more as the norm, specifically wearing more dresses. Both of these dresses pictured above are from Old Navy. Between a little store credit and sales, they each cost less than $20.
What are your thoughts? Shouldn't we all wear more dresses?!