I have Erin Loechner of Design for Mankind to thank for this post.
As we were chatting about blogging at Alt Summit this past January, I mentioned to Erin how much I enjoyed the Secrets of Stylish Moms series on Say Yes. Suddenly, as if her ears were burning, Liz Stanley (i.e., one of my blogging heroes), walked past us! Erin called her over and graciously made an introduction, effectively putting the wheels in motion for my own Secrets of Stylish Moms feature, which went up on Say Yes yesterday.
Although I had to laugh when I read the interview with Jen of The Effortless Chic from two weeks ago. She was also wearing a denim on denim outfit! For a hot second, I worried that I might be accused of copying her style, but Megan Tsang took the photos for my feature on a chilly morning in early March about two weeks prior. I guess my Secrets of Stylish Moms post simply reinforces the idea of chambray shirt and jeans as the perfect momiform.
(Although I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to feeling slightly bummed by the comments suggesting my outfit was somewhat uninspiring because it was — coincidentally, remember! — so similar to Jen’s. But I get it. They were a lot alike.)
On the plus side, being featured on Say Yes gave me a reason to work with Meg, an amazingly talented photographer (I swear she made me look better than I do in real life!). It also offered me the opportunity to ruminate on my personal style. Trying to define it for myself is something I’ve struggled with for a long time.
Generally, I favor simpler silhouettes, and I veer more casual than dressy, although I still like to look put together. But am I preppy? Bohemian? Trendy? A little bit of everything?
Plus, I was asked to reveal my celebrity style icon! The actress I picked (well, one of the two) can pull off bold colors, big patterns, and unusual silhouettes. She somehow always looks chic without looking like she’s trying too hard. Can you guess who she is?
I hope you’ll hop over to Say Yes to read the entire interview. And I’d love to hear your thoughts on my fashion philosophy. Do we have a similar style? What is your go-to mom uniform?
(photo by Megan Tsang)