Get the Celebrity Mom Look: Victoria Beckham

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!)

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Simple heather grey tee that’s probably already in your closet.  But if not, here’s one on Amazon for just $13.99.

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Black boyfriend blazer that will become your go-to jacket for fall.  (Amazon; $27, I kid you not)

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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.

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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.

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Important editor’s note:  Hot husband supporting you at your Fashion Week show not included.

How Life on ‘Orange is the New Black’ is Easier than Life as a Mom

My nights used to end with me collapsing into bed after one too many tequila shots.  Now…?  They end with me collapsing into bed after two exhausting bedtime routines, followed by a binge-watching session of Orange is the New Black.  While I watch the lovely ladies of prison deal with their daily struggles, I can’t help but think…

You know, in some ways, life on Orange is the New Black is easier than life as a mom.

For example:

7. Meals are not only cooked for you, but they are served to you.

6. No judgment for wearing elastic waistband pants.

5. When somebody throws a tantrum, no need to deal with it — just let the guards put them in solitary, er… a time-out.

4. Actually have a 1 out of 3 chance of getting to pee by yourself with the door closed.

3. Low expectations in the beauty and grooming department.

2. Thin bed mattress is more comfortable than floor of baby’s room while trying to soothe teething infant.

1. Okay, sure, there is still somebody peeing on your floor — but at least it only happens once!