Fashion Friday (3/19/21)

Let’s talk about SUMMER fashion, shall we?

We can totally do that. We just won’t mention SUMMER, which lasts about a billion months in south Texas and is my least favorite temperature.

Blazin’ HAIL, that’s the temperature.

Anyway. FASHION, let’s talk about that.

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They’ve been trending for several years now, so this isn’t anything new or earth-shaking, but I’m still here for it. I’ve been adding to my collection FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS. I’ve got the must-have leopard print (from Target), several shades of pink/coral, and several prints. Basically, I’m going to be living in these over the next six months, because that’s how long summer lasts around here. Paperbag-waisted ANYTHING is so easy to style, and it’s forgiving for mamas with a little extra tummy.

It’s me. I’m mamas with a little extra tummy.

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Stripes. So many stripes. Pretty much every fashion guru will point out that horizontal stripes can widen the visual load, so to speak – they aren’t the most slimming pattern.

Pretty much I DON’T EVEN CARE.

I gravitate towards stripes. They’re so crisp and preppy (do the kids still say preppy?) and I love them anyway. Also, there are countless thousands of pins on Pinterest that confirm everyone else loves them, too.

Also, please see t-shirt dresses. Target came out with these little t-shirt dresses last year in several colors, and I bought them all. They’re SO easy to style and I think I paid $11 each for olive green, black, and mauve.

Also, mom-tummy coverage, so WINNING.

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Tucked tunics and shorts. Or skirts. Or pants. Or anything, really, but it’s gonna be French tucked. As a PCOS warrior, I’ve covered my struggles with weight a thousand times, so I won’t rehash that here. But I’ve always loved the partial tuck, and never thought I could pull it off because, well, my weight can swing pretty dramatically from week to week and sometimes even day to day.

Turns out, I can pull off whatever I feel like pulling off. That decision was pretty freeing for me, and resulted in a lot of French tucking last year. This year, the forecast calls for MORE TUCKING and less caring about what vibe I’m pulling off.

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Shortalls. Short overalls? Shorties? I don’t know what to call these, but they started popping up everywhere last year. I remember these back when they were cool the first time. Teenagers EVERYWHERE were rocking overalls with one strap undone.

Tommy Hilfiger, if you please.

I hold zero illusions about being a Tommy girl, y’all. But they’re a cute casual look that says ‘I’m not like those other moms, I’m A COOL MOM’. And I’m totally a cool mom.

Are you thinking about summer fashion yet?

Happy Friday, friends!

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