I can count on one finger hand the number of times a mom like me needs to get dressed up all celebrity-red-carpet-fancy in a year.
It’s a rare occasion that I am both grateful for and loathsome of all at the same time.
For whatever reason, when the time and money and stars align requiring me to hit the mall (or wherever normal people find fancy gear when they don’t just buy it online) for a formal dress, I am rarely able to locate something that I like. That I can also afford. That fits. And doesn’t make me look like a grandma. Or Courtney Love. The cracked out version.
It’s like the universe conspires against me and I wind up crying my way through department stores, going home empty handed, and rocking some castoff of my mother’s.
At least that’s how things used to be.
You know, before the whole embarrassing-ambush-and-celebrity-makeover-thing happened.
Now, I’ve learned to be a bit better prepared. I stay up on trends a little more, I actually go to clothing establishments and look just for fun on occasion, and I even read awesome fashion blogs that give me great ideas and have helped me develop my own sense of style.
Never mind that I know and appreciate my body in its currently cupcake padded form more than I used to which allows me to have a more realistic and flattering approach to dressing myself.
And sometimes, when I come across a fashion gem that looks nearly as amazing on me as it does on the hanger, I buy it. Even if I don’t have shoes to match. Even if I have nowhere to wear it.
I’m guessing these hot mamas put a bunch of thought into their outfits for BlogHer last week. At least I hope so because it’s totally not fair if this is how they rolled outta bed!
Looking for some party dresses to rock right now? Check these out!