Fall = Falling {From Fashion}?

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With the ever changing weather here in Canada, I find it very hard to stay on top of fashion trends. Heck – I find it hard to get dressed most mornings before 9am! It seems as though everyday calls for a different type of attire and I feel like I just never look as good as “those other moms” {said in an ominous tone}. I’ll start by saying that I’m NOT a trendy person. No way, no how. I’ve always been the typical jeans and a t-shirt type-o-girl. No dressier than I need to be. Could wear the same outfit to 3 different venues and still be thought to be dressed appropriately. I like to look my best, don’t get me wrong…but I’m not high maintenance in terms of appearance. I like my clothes to be “multi-purpose” (read: I don’t have the cash necessary to look great in new clothes every season! :p). I’m also pretty conservative. Don’t like my ‘junk’ hanging out for all to see. And I have lots of it, now that I’m a mommy. So I typically spend my days in jeans or shorts and a tank top (but the shorts come to my knees and my tank top has wide straps to accomodate the bra that holds my huge pancake tah-tahs). When the weather gets to be more on the chilly side, I spruce up my wardrobe with a zip-up hoodie. In a seasonal colour, of course!! Nothing ever creeps up too high, or sits too low. I really don’t want to scare anyone away. I’m a nice gal, y’know? I’d say my biggest fashion mistake has been the ever-scary MOMMY PANTS. I wear them all.the.time. If it don’t stretch, wash up good or keep me comfy at all times…then it ain’t worth my money to buy. It’s a SAD, sad addiction. I’m sure I have 12 pairs. Clinton and Stacy would burn me at the proverbial ‘what not to wear’ stake. Over the years, I’ve bought countless books and watched programs on buying the clothes that suit your body best…and yet I still yearn to be something that I’m not. This is NOT something that I want to pass along to my daughter. I want her to feel confident in her appearance and know that she is, primarily valued for who she is and not for how she looks in a skirt. Obviously this is something that she will deal with when she is older. But I don’t want her to be 8 years old and asking me if she looks good in what she’s got on. That’s just gross! My favourite quote is: “Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” –Elizabeth Stone. Well, while my ‘heart is running around outside my body’, I’ll be chasing her in flip-flops, stretchy pants of some sort and a flowy top that I think is hiding my muffin top. I’d be lying if I told you I’ll be lookin’ fabulous…but I’ll look good enough to deal with mud, cheesy crumbs and drool at all hours of the day. And that’s my goal right now. Maybe in 10 years or so, I’ll have more time to get into the ‘fashion groove’. But for now, my Mommy Pants win.

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