Mom Chic on the Street*: mama’s caught looking fly, in their every day lives.
Kids: 2 girls
Caught looking fly: at swim team practice on an insanely hot day. Like so hot I sweated a very unsexy and completely awkward puddle on the pool deck while I talked to her.
Gear: Colorful tube dress from Marshall’s, $30.
She looks awesome, right?! From the cool sunglasses all the way down to the adorable, but still functional flip flops you could just see peeking out from her dress when she walked.
And, as much as I would love to rock a smoking hot, maxi tube dress of this design, it really just isn’t gonna happen.
The girls rebel in dresses like this. They crash parties, they make a mess of things, and they cause all kinds of trouble for all kinds of people.
They used to bring all the boys to the yard.
Now? Boys would probably run the other direction if they made an appearance in the yard. And someone would likely call the police.
Add to that the fact that I’m the height of a prepubescent twelve year old boy and, just like that, you have a laundry list of reasons why I can’t, don’t, and won’t be copy catting this look.
I can be inspired by it!
And, so can you!
All of these looks are adorable. Only one of them is actually a good match for what I’ve got going on body wiss.
As previously mentioned, I don’t do strapless (unless I maybe have a sweater, which, in this skin searing heat, is NOT an option), I don’t do spaghetti straps (for the same reason I don’t do strapless), keyholes aren’t really my thing, and, as much as I love, love, love the design on the stripy colorful one, racer backs conspire against me.
So the snazzy sea green one is where it’s at, yo!
I love that it has the ability to cover my orthopedic full figured bra straps, it has the whole mullet thing going on (with the shorter front and longer back) so it feels like a maxi but doesn’t make me look all sawed-off shotgun like one, and it’s a pretty color and a lightweight material.
Total mom score.
Get rid of those heels I paired it with and I could even rock it at the pool!
Thanks for the inspiration, Angela!
Have a Mom Awesome look you want me to feature on Chic on the Street? Have a fashion question you want me to answer? Need to tell me you love me and you hope to spoon me to sleep one day?!
Email me and we’ll chat (unless you want to spoon, and then don’t bother because it ain’t happening): parentingbydummies[at]gmail[dot]com
*I’m not too proud to admit that, apparently, my cleverness when it comes to naming things is slower than someone else’s as there is already a blog entitled Chic on the Street. As someone who makes it a point to never steal anyone else’s idea no matter how commonplace or technically not illegal it is, I am reforming the name of my happy little feature. Because, even though other people can easily live with their questionable morals when it comes to intellectual property theft and the various gradations of such, my desire to keep it real and not be a back stabbing, um, person wouldn’t let me rip this (or anything) off, not even unintentionally, once I made the discovery of its preexistence. It’s wrong even though the originating blogger would probably never know and couldn’t be bothered to care. Sadly, all people don’t operate under this basic set of principals in the blogging world, and those people should be ashamed. They aren’t, because they don’t have the moral compass to be, but they should. Totally.