Mamas, Abby sent in this adorable picture of herself on her way to a baby shower. She writes:
I have been a huge fan of yours since discovering your blog after the birth of my Daughter. She is my second child and was born C-Section due to her being breach. I was so discouraged and frustrated with my body changes and in tears over the lack of selection in my wardrobe. Until I found your blog. You helped me feel "normal". I could relate to you because you do not tout perfection. You help us all breath easier and enjoy a sense of comfort in candidness. Your transparency freed me from the pressure to look a certain way within a certain time frame. (Nano-seconds after child birth? No thanks, Hollywood!)
I remember being in tears from laughing so hard at your recounting of trying on shaper-camis only to get stuck! I was laughing harder than I had laughed in a long time and thought "Finally, someone has the courage to write what we are all feeling, thinking, struggling with!"
You had me at "Jelly Belly"!
You have inspired me to try looks I never would have been brave enough to dare..to think differently about my wardrobe.
WOW. Thank you, Abby. Your words made my day. And I'm sharing your words here not to throw a parade in my honor (yay me! yay me! yay-SHUT UP)...but because I know so many other mamas out there are probably reading and nodding (and me too). We feel ya, Abby. YES. DOWN WITH PERFECTION!!
But Mamas...Abby also had a question:
So here is my take on the Cobalt Skinny jeans..I'm still not sure I got it "right" and am still wanting ways to work this bold color (hello, shoes..what shoes does one wear with these for a more casual look?) without looking like a Crayon explosion. I happened to be going to a Baby Shower, hence the heels. You do not find me in these normally!
Abby, here's how I'd wear them:
Admittedly, this a touch Crayola-explosion. But I like it that way.
Otherwise, I'd try pairing bright blue cobalt with rusty autumnal hues: deep burgundy, rich browns, a pop of mustard yellow maybe...
OR...try my very favorite color styling trick: pair brights with pastels. It's colorful, yes, but the pastel keeps the look from being too Crayola. And anchor the entire outfit with a neutral shoe (even black works).
Abby, thank you SO much for your kinds words and gorgeous pic!!
Readers - do any of you have cobalt blue denim? How are you styling it?