Anyone who knows me knows that I give PROPS to the momma's out there. You besties with little ones work harder than anyone. Believe me...when I put in a full day at the office and then come home to a quiet night with my reality tv, Cougar Town on DVR and a glass of wine I am saluting all of you who prepare dinner, do bath time, bedtime and whatever else is on the to-do list. I don't have gas in my tank at the end of the day so the fact you ladies are doing it all...I salute you.
My sister in law is one of you that I admire. She is a devoted mother and military wife who rarely takes the time to do much for herself. Her husband and best friend convinced her (barely) to leave the kids with the grandparents and go out for dinner. Her biggest obstacle? What to wear! I quickly saw my opportunity to hit the mall and surprise her with a summer wardrobe makeover. My goal was to not take her too far out of her comfort zone (Victoria Secret's PINK sweats) and give her some items that she could mix and match and still feel very much herself in.
Everything in the pic above is from either H&M or Forever 21...and no one piece was over $20. I was going for both quantity and quality with some trendiness mixed in. Her fave color is orange so I used that as my inspiration and went for it. I think one of her favorite items was the coral chain fringe necklace from Forever 21...under $10! These fringe or bib necklaces will be my go to this summer. You put one of these on with a tank top and you instantly feel dressed up. Throw on a skirt, or a pair of jeans and some cute shoes...that's all there is to it.
Jean shorts, tank tops, rompers...oh my! I got it all. It was so fun to see her reaction (shock and disbelief) but it was even better to see the smile on her face when she knew she had something that she would love to wear, and feel good in, for her night out.
So in the immortal words of Salt-n-Pepa "get on out there and dance...dance I said!" Treat yourselves to a few new fun items...you won't break the bank and if you go in to these places (insert my sister-in-law's "you want me to walk in to Forever 21" face) with a plan...a particular color or item...you will make it out alive ;) Let me know what you find.
xoxo - fwb