Okay, so when you think of “mom-friendly style,” and “comfortable” and “wearable,” Victoria Beckham isn’t exactly the first celebrity to come to mind. But I gotta tell you, I came across this picture of Vicky (yes, we’re on a nickname basis — I call her “Vicky” and she calls me “Who?”) last year and replicated the look because I’m a creepy celebrity style stalker. The ensemble is not only mom-friendly (I’ve worn it to MANY kids’ parties…many, many, many), but it’s also classic; it’s still totally on-trend. And, best of all, you don’t need to be a size zero to rock it.
Here’s what you need:
Silk-and-cotton-blend cargo pants. (Da Nang. Orginally $99. Now just $19.90 on Amazon!)
Simple heather grey tee that’s probably already in your closet. But if not, here’s one on Amazon for just $13.99.
Black boyfriend blazer that will become your go-to jacket for fall. (Amazon; $27, I kid you not)
Okay, so Vicky’s four-inch heels aren’t great for chasing after your kid after he dumps orange juice on the cat’s head (I say, um, hypothetically). However, wedges are a cute and more kid-chasing friendly option. Check out the above pair from Franco Sarto for $88.95.
Bring out your inner Top Gun (and, for me, hide under-eye circles) with these bad-ass aviators. Marc by Marc Jacobs on sale for $59.48 (originally $85).
If you add that up…it’s barely $200 for the entire outfit! Which is just slightly less than Vicky paid. Just slightly.
Important editor’s note: Hot husband supporting you at your Fashion Week show not included.
Beyonce recently shared this picture of her wearing a gold “Blue” necklace (on her Tumblr, where all the cool kids are these days). I assume the necklace is a tribute to her four-month-old daughter, and not her mood or Katy Perry’s hair or the state of Jay-Z’s balls (I can’t believe I went there, either). Before having my own kids, I thought wearing jewelry bearing the names of your children was a tad corny. But now that I have two little ones…? Yeah, you guessed it: I wear my personalized baby charm necklace almost every day. Because here’s the thing about motherhood: It makes you absolutely, ridiculously corny. AND YOU DON’T CARE.
“It keeps you close to my heart,” I told Skye the other day as she touched my necklace in our very own Hallmark commercial moment. (See? The corniness just naturally spews forth!)
So if any of my fellow corny mamas out there are interested in a necklace similar to Beyonce’s, I’ve hunted down another option that capture the love and spirituality of the piece…but not the undoubtedly high price tag.
ERGObaby Carrier in Cranberry, which is — YES! — ergonomic, ergo the name ($105)
Playtex Insulator 9-oz. Cup ($5.49)
Clothes: Straight off of a Gap billboard
Tweed Newsboy Cap (Available in my 80-year-old Great-Uncle John’s cedar closet)
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