Saturday, March 16, 2013

I Just Had to Stop

Stop browsing. Stop researching. Stop Googling. Stop..thinking I need to be something I'm not?

As I've said before, this whole thing is SO new me. I thought at first that perhaps this was going to be a (gasp) Fashion Blog. But not in that Super Cool Trendy New York/European Way. Just a Mom trying to make her way-hopefully stylishly- through Life while having some fun in the Process. 

And then..well, and then I started looking at All The Really Awesome Cool LeGIT Fashion Blogs. Oh my. The clothes. The Picture Quality. The POSES! The Locations (Ummm architectural pillars, tree-lined-empty-streets, brick walls...alot of brick walls...where ARE these places?)

And then I had a moment (or twelve) in which I just told myself "That's it. That is just not gonna happen. Why am I even trying this?!"

And then I realized, because it is fun. Because I love being a Mom and I love Fashion and I SO love learning to meld the two together!

I may not ever get the poses, or the lighting, or the weirdly wonderful locations. But I will learn to grow into this...into Myself. 

And until I figure it out, (and learn all the Secret Tricks of Gimp because I have neither Photoshop NOR a smart phone-yes such a person exists)...this is what I get: 
(OOoooooh looky here, only ONE toe is pointed in...
Oh yeah, I'm getting cutting edge now! *sha-ZAM*)

Here is my take on the "Boyfriend Jean" and slightly baggy sweater and of course, my Red Shoe. (Yes, that IS a mint tank under my sweater. I seem to remember loving this post and thought it could work through Spring. 

Full Disclosure: These aren't "officially" boyfriend jeans. I'm not even sure what they are. Ok, they are Gap. But they are kind of baggy and so I figured "Hey, Cuff=Insta-Boyfriend Jean"...right?

So until next time, Lots of Love!


  1. Welcome to the blogging world! I also just started (in January) and I have had this moment many times, in just these past few months. But I also try to keep reminding myself that as long as I am "ME" and I have fun with it, it will come along. Two of my favorite fashion-ista mom bloggers are and Be sure to check them out, and keep up the good work!

  2. Jennifer, THANK YOU! I just can't tell you how encouraging your words are, thank you SO much for taking the time to tell me that. And for the mom bloggers, I will definitely be checking them out. I always love good inspiration :) Also, I tried to click on your name to check out your blog but it didn't work. Shoot me your blog link if you want :)

  3. Abby, you look FABULOUS. Love how you made up some boyfriend jeans, and love the idea of mint + red for Spring!! xoxo

  4. This is SO me! I just started my blog 3 weeks ago and said basically the same thing; just a mom in the real world trying to get the hang of this fashion stuff! So glad I found your blog! :)

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    1. Lindsey, so funny..yours in one of the blogs I really liked so much because of your Super Awesome Pictures and great outfits!