I think in the last several years I have made great strides at discovering who I am and how it relates to chronic illness, infertility, and now motherhood. Sometimes I still wonder if I’m doing the right thing or instead wandering aimlessly but I highly doubt those feelings will ever fade completely. However, I am very very lost in regards to who I am style-wise. I see these young, hip, and fashionable moms and I think “I so wish I had it together like that!” I attempt to stay somewhat current on trends. I visit people.com often and check out Style Watch. I love watching What Not to Wear (and would LOVE the chance to get on the show – hint hint – if anyone would like to nominate me! ha!). But I just can’t put in into practice. Regardless of what Stacy and Clinton says, comfort is important and sometimes with chronic illness, it wins out over style (of course in a perfect universe the two worlds would collide – at an affordable price tag!)
I have tried different phases. Like the rocker phase (hence the blog design). I’ve done the black hair, dark clothes, and black nails (which I may never give up BTW – I PPH dark nail polish). I really wish I could pull off but I’m not sure I can. Sure I love rocking my face off to Skillet and Red and have a girl crush on Abby Scuito but I’m not sure that its really “me.” Because at the same time, I can’t let go of my country roots and love being outdoors barefoot and in jeans. So I’m not really sure if its possible to mix the two or not. So instead I stick to what I know and what’s comfortable. Lately, these are my favs:
And maybe this is the “real me” and I can just rock my Keens like another hip mom rocks her stilettos.
I did just buy an uber-cute purse but I’m not sure it fits with the above (but it doubles as a diaper bag since its big enough to toss in a diaper clutch for short trips!):