Cardigan: J. Crew Factory (old, similar style) / T Shirt: J. Crew / Shorts: J. Crew / Earrings: Tory Burch / Necklace: Jewelmint (old, similar) / Bracelet: Stella & Dot / Purse: Rebecca Minkoff (similar color) / Shoes: DV Dolce Vita (old, similar) / Nails: Essie / Lips: Sonia Kashuk in Spicy Nude
A few days prior to Mother’s Day I was walking out of a local grocery store with my newly purchased dahlias. I’ve been in full on gardening mode lately, and I must have been in a flowery daze when a stranger approached me with a bouquet of carnations. “Would you like some flowers for Mother’s Day?” he asked, and I noticed a business card tucked inside the blooms. “A what?” I replied, dumbfounded. “Would you like flowers for Mother’s day? We’re giving them out to all Mothers!” he repeated. I paused for at least 5 seconds absorbing the question. “No… no I don’t,” I awkwardly stammered and walked away wondering what just happened. I also made a mental note of my “mom” outfit and decided to never wear it again and maybe burn in right then and there.
While the man’s gesture was nice, I was quite shocked. Despite the fact I’m in my later 20’s, I am frequently asked my age at department stores before being asked to open a credit card, and last time I had wine delivered to our house, the delivery man inquired if one of my parents was home to sign for the package. Hello, I’m 26, bro. This coupled with the fact that it makes me uncomfortable when people ask Jeff and I when we’re planning on having children was just too much for a Friday afternoon. I mean, please world just let me hang out with my dog and husband and wine for a few years before giving me those carnations.
Despite my recent banishment of any clothes that can be construed as “mom-like,” one thing I will not be giving up is my pull on high waisted shorts. Sure the waistband is elastic and they hit above my belly button, but I love them. I actually purchased the same pair in pink, and liked them so much I grabbed the navy version. I usually find myself pairing them with tucked in t-shirts, sweaters, or button ups, and a pair of chunky heels or booties. The high waist and shorter length are perfect with strappy sandals and make your legs look extra long without being too revealing. There’s a few other colors I’m debating – specifically the soft gray and pale chartreuse, and I’d love your opinion!
Do you have any “mom-like” clothing that you love? Tell me in the comments below!
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