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Posted on: Thursday

Maybe its the warm weather or the heavy rotation of fashion blogs I've been reading, but lately I've found myself longing to dress up every single day.  I've been in the mood to twirl around the city in floor-length dresses and teeter on seventies-esque wedges and smooth on hot pink lipstick just for the heck of it. But baby-wearing and nursing don't seem to fit so well into my vision, so, instead, I've found myself throwing on the same pair of skinny jeans & ballet flats and pulling my hair back in a ponytail nearly every day.  I don't want to say that Mama style has to be boring, but, for me, its just so easy to fall into a pattern of simple, simple, simple. Simple clothes, simple hair, simple makeup.  It was time for me to spruce things up a bit.

So yesterday I went out and treated myself to a couple little things for spring: New hair (cut by the amazing Jamie, braided by moi), new sunglasses (cat-eye frames- yes please!), and new shoes (soft leather ankle booties that make me about 6 feet tall but are so comfortable and fun that I really don't mind)!  All of a sudden I feel like a lady again, and I love it!  I can't wait to unpack my collection of vintage summer dresses and really doll it up (I didn't really wear them much last year having just had a baby).  I feel so much better and brighter when I take the time to put myself together and get creative with my style.  I want to make sure to keep it up, for myself, and also so that Biet will grow with a self-expressive and stylish Mama.

Even with my fashionable little spring indulgences, when I went to the fashion-blogger-packed Lilla P. event this evening on the West side {and mingled with the ridiculously kind and funny Natalie, as well as her and her}, I felt a little like a plain old ordinary gal amongst goddesses.  Those ladies exude style like their careers depend on it (because, you know, they kind of do), and were each put together to the point of knowing exactly how to strike a magazine-cover-worthy pose for a photograph in a split-second.

Maybe I'll get there one day. For now, though, I'm pretty happy with my new boots and my iPhone pics and my baby girl on my hip.


  1. I think you and I are on the same page for summer fashion.. I just picked up two incredibly long summer dresses and instead of thinking, "Hey, I should hem these.." I thought I need some MONSTER wedges! Haha. I like your style! :)

  2. I love those "let's dress up and twirl" moments, all thanks to spring!! Adorable post, mama! And your hair is quite lovely, too.

    xo, Amanda

  3. Love it. You are so, so beautiful!

  4. I am thinking I need more dress up and twirl moments too especially as the weather here is terrible and all miserable.

    And I can't wait to see photos of you in your summer vintage dresses, bet you look so pretty.

  5. I know what you mean about simple everything. I'm desperately trying to break out of that pattern for the new season. Keep us posted on your style!

  6. Anonymous12:33:00 AM

    Very cute!

  7. It's so hard to find your groove after a babe (or two)!! You hair looks awesome! We are already in beach weather here and resisting the wants of flip flops every day!!

  8. Love your new boots. And for the record, I think you are every bit as stylish as those other lovely ladies.



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