Well now that the threat of a tornado whipping in and destroying our house and all our possessions has passed from or area for this time (yay!), I can move on to more important matters.
Like what I’m wearing this Spring! (Since I know at least one person whose camped out in front of her computer just waiting for me to divulge what’s in my closet this Spring.)
In January, I joined Courtney Carver’s Project 333, picking out 33 items of clothing to wear for 3 months. I enjoyed it so much, it was pretty a no brainer to continue for another 3 months. Although, this time around I’ll have to make a few adjustments as the summer temps rise.
I was flattered when Courtney dubbed me as “The Downton Abbey” style of how to do Project 333 but it really cracked me up when Drew Barrymore said, after purging her closet, that she felt like she had become “some conservative, boring woman — but not even in a cool, J.Crew way.” I wonder if she peeked at what I wore as a reference?
As much as I’d love to spend my days lounging in formal wear, my life as a mom of 4 is much too active. The only time I get to wear a dress is for about one hour a week on Sundays – which I relish!
So when picking out my wardrobe, I keep clothes that are comfortable enough that I can sit and read a book on the bathroom floor while waiting for the two-year-old to do his thing, chase after an independent five-year-old who moves to the beat of his own drum, go on a random bike ride or shoot some hoops with my older two. Every now and then I get out of house and get to hang out with people who know how to communicate with multisyllabic vocabularies and so I reserve a few nicer clothes for those times so I can feel like a big girl.
So here’s a taste of my Spring Wardrobe – Boring Conservative Mom Style
The tops in my closet:
Don’t forget the bottoms:
I allowed myself to buy 2 new shirts since some of my clothes from last year were either damaged/stained or just didn’t fit right anymore. I scored some great sales and, because of my commitment to Project 333, I stuck to my budget and even spent less than I planned.
After oogling this Maurices shirt, I finally went out and tried it on fell in “love” immediately. It’s pretty, flowy, covers in the right places without making it look like a maternity tent shirt, and is very versatile as you can see below. I can wear it with jeans, capris, or even my skirt.
I also found this pretty trellis-top shirt in one of my favorite colors and a light spring scarf that goes well with it and a couple other shirts I already have. I usually don’t wear scarves once it gets warmer but this one is light enough and ads that extra little flair to take the “boring” out of mom. 😉
For shoes, I picked out some new running/walking shoes, a couple of dressier sandals, and flip-flops – because life’s just easier with flip flops. I picked out a few pairs of earrings and necklaces to go with all the possible outfits and voila, my Spring wardrobe is complete!
In the transition time between switching from the winter to the spring wardrobe my closet became cluttered and overwhelmed again and it made me feel dizzy and confused. Now that my new Spring Capsule is complete and my closet cleared up again, I love walking into my closet and being able to actually see all my clothes.
2 Replies to “Spring Wardrobe – Boring Conservative Mom Style”
hahaha! I love it! “those capri pants from Kohls with the elastic waistband are so comfy!” oh we’re in full on mom mode now! and the swanky pose against the van just totally ‘makes’ it! I am right there with you! I’m still in that super fun post-maternity (7 months later…) stage where not much fits well. So I think I’m probably participating in the Project 333 unintentionally. my only accessory tends to be a well-placed scarf, but I agree that summer scarves are hard to pull off. old navy always has cute ones, but I can’t justify spending $15 on something that I could get at a fabric store with an 8 inch strip sewn together. speaking of, I’ve been eyeing a section in Joann’s lately with pre-made fabric pieces for simple dresses that would just require a hem and side seam. perhaps this will be the year I make my own clothes!
Haha, I wasn’t even trying to be funny about the elastic waistband – I really do love them! Who wouldn’t? 😉 I wish I knew how to sew better, then I’d have more than my share of scarves for sure! You should definitely make one, just for fun.