Happy Happy Happy New Year!
2009… it’s going to be a GREAT year!
Last night, with my husband and my Henry, I watched “the ball” drop in Times Square (on television!). My 3 older sons were all fast asleep… Benjamin in his crib, Alexander in his bed and William on the couch. William tried as best as he could to make it to midnight… he made it till (no joke) 11:55 PM. I went to the kitchen with Matt to get the champagne… we came back into the living room… and he was asleep. My last New Year’s Eve in NYC was in 2004… little did I know I would find out 2 weeks later I was pregnant with William! So watching New Year’s Eve in NYC with William this year was very, very special.
So… on to 2009.
And my New Year’s Eve Resolution/Pledge…
Bring you some Fashion Advice for MOMS every single day. A tidbit… a full post… a video blog… in some way or shape, something will be posted!
On Day #1 of the New Year, I am going to give you my very FIRST MOM FASHION TIP.
Are you ready!?
It all comes down to JEANS. Every mother needs a pair of jeans. They can be dressed up, dressed down… worn (really, almost) anywhere. They can be paired with a simple T-shirt or a festive top. They wash well. They don’t require ironing (please don’t iron creases in your jeans!). They are forgiving.
BUT! Make sure you aren’t sporting the quintessential MOM JEANS.
Please. Please. Please. How do you know if you’re sporting MOM JEANS? It’s very easy… does the button/snap hit above your belly button? If it does, you’re MOM-JEANSING. Or worse… if your jeans are doubling as a support system for your (ahem…) boobs! I have only seen this once. And that was enough
So ladies… my first piece of advice. Get a pair of jeans that fit well. Don’t get jeans that are too long or too short. Find a pair that complement your body and have them hemmed if necessary. Jeans are the perfect addition to any wardrobe. My favorite are my dark wash jeans. Ask anyone who knows me… I’m usually sporting a pair of these every single day.
So jeans. They are a beautiful thing.
Grab yourself a pair. And wear the jeans out of them!
Rachel asked “What brands would I suggest?”
I would suggest to go to places like the GAP and Old Navy – and just start trying on tons of different styles. The beauty about these 2 brands is that they literally have tons of jeans with tons of different styles. This way you can really get an idea of what looks good on you and what fits you the best. This is important. What looks good. What fits good.
I love love love the look of skinny jeans… but being 5 feet, I cannot pull off skinny jeans. I have always needed to wear bootcut jeans. It makes me appear taller (OK, a little bit taller!) – but my legs fit the best in bootcut, especially when I’m wearing heels with them.
When you want to branch out into designer jeans – 7 For All Mankind, True Religion, Paige Denim these are some of my favorite designer brands. And if you don’t want to drop full retail price on a pair of these – they are always on eBay. Which I love as a great option to search for designer anything and everything. As well as places like TJMaxx and Marshalls.
Hope this helps!
** Carrie asked – If I would be doing any maternity clothing advice.
Oh, yes… after being pregnant for the last 4 years… I have come to know the ins and the outs of the maternity fashion world. I will say – I took a cure from Donna Karan on the maternity clothes – I did lots of layered and wrap looks. More later on that… but YES!! I will be! Thanks for asking.