In my little world, summer and style sometimes seem like an impossible combination. I mean, how exactly do you expect me to look remotely pulled together when my hair has become reminiscent of a Brillo pad, my makeup won’t stay on because of all of the sweat, and I’m continually covered in child residue (food, snot, Play Doh, you name it)?
Well, my friends, I’ve stumbled across a combo that’s been working for me through the first steamy bits of summer. I’m not sweating any less and the mysterious stains are still popping up, but at least I feel more together. And let’s be real. That’s the part that really counts, right?
I have slowly but surely developed a strong attraction to the color yellow. Just a few years ago I would’ve told you I hated it. I’ve always been drawn to more watery hues, but yellow has nudged its way into my heart.
The problem? It’s not a color that I can wear. I’ve talked about it more than once, but yellow makes me look like I’m on my deathbed. It completely washes me out and leaves me looking seriously ill. Not a cute look.
But I’ve recently discovered a way around that dilemma: accessories. In small doses, yellow and my skin tone play nice. That’s why when Favery, a fun new designer jewelry community that hosts weekly sales on curated collections, offered to send me a couple of bracelets to style, I knew I had to go for the yellow!
So, um, how did Memorial Day sneak up on us so fast? Weren’t we just complaining about how cold it is? And now we’re only a little over a week away from the unofficial kick off to summer. I’m not sure I’m prepared.
In my little world, the best way to get myself prepared is drowning myself in pretty pictures and party planning inspiration. Plus, it’s way more fun to throw a cyber party than spending endless hours cleaning the house and handcrafting adorable table decor that no one else will notice (not to say that I don’t do that sometimes too 😉 ). So, let’s party!
I’ve got a little bit of a fashion obsession going on right now: I’m all about maxis. Maxi skirts, maxi dresses, it doesn’t matter. As long as its long and flowy I head straight for it. There are so many reasons why longer is better for a momma on the move, but I’ve put together a list of five of my favorites here. So, without further ado…
You should wear maxis because…
You don’t have to shave above your ankles.
This is kind of major, especially for you mommas out there. It can be hard enough squeezing in a full, uninterrupted shower. And being able to shave both of your legs entirely to boot? Dream on, darling. Unless you have the luxury of a full-time nanny or a work-from-home husband, shaving time is probably scarce. Maxi skirt, to the rescue! The world has no reason to know that from the ankle up I’m an unshaven wildebeest.
In case you haven’t noticed, I’m a huge fan of laid back bohemian fashion–especially in the warm months. It’s easy and comfortable, which are two absolutely key points when I’m headed into the trenches (aka the grocery store) with my babies in tow.
Camila Alves, also know as Mrs. Matthew McConaughey, is a bona fide expert at making bohemian look pulled together–something that’s not always as easy as it sounds (it’s really not that difficult to end up looking like a homeless Olsen twin).
I guess you would have to be a bohemian champion when your husband doesn’t seem to own a shirt (note to the universe: I’m not complaining).