To mom jean or not to mom jean, and why is that even a question?

New York fashionistas love them, middle age women loathe them; the “Mom Jean”.

Whose idea was it to bring back the mom jean anyway? I imagine it like this: Somewhere in the center of the fashion district, a desperate designer paces back and forth in a fluorescent lit hallway readying himself for his big presentation. CEO’s, CFO’s and others with letters for their job titles sit unimpressed by his competition. The designer begins to freak out as he waits for his turn. The door opens and a top designer runs out in tears. Suddenly, his drawing and sketches seem trite and silly. He enters the room as expectant eyes glare in his direction.

He gingerly walks to his spot waiting for inspiration to strike. He opens his mouth, but nothing comes out. A noise outside the room grabs his attention. The “Waaaaaaaa” of a baby can be heard across New York. A young mother races by with her little one. That’s when it hits him.

“Mom jeans,” he screams out.

The room goes silent. He waits hoping for some sort of a response. From the back of the room hears, “Mom jeans. I love it.”

“Yes, it’s so ironic,” says a woman in the front.

The designer begins to frantically wave his arms as he explains how the trend will sweep the nation. The meeting concludes and thousands of tiny hands across China begin mass producing the mom jean for teens and women across the globe.

There is also the possibility that it was some evil wizard in a dark castle surrounded by fog “Mawhahahaing” that he would turn all the females of the world into moms?

Either way, we are stuck with the mom jean. If you are not familiar with this latest trend, see below.

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Credit: SNL, Today Show

Our mission: to figure out a way the Everyday Girl can wear this trend without looking completely ridiculous.

We will start with the following items:

  • Mom jeans
  • A modern turtleneck shirt  
  • The 90’s black belt
  • A pair of black Converse

Overall, this look is not horrible. It does give a nod to the 90’s, but by adding modern day pieces and the converse, it pulls the look together and allows the Everyday Girl to go out in public without drawing unwanted attention to herself.

If you are interested in trying out this look, you we recommend the following mom jeans.

https://www.hollisterco.com/shop/us/p/vintage-stretch-ultra-high-rise-mom-jeans-22299388?categoryId=6589505&faceout=model

or try these https://www.abercrombie.com/shop/us/p/high-rise-mom-jeans-12343925?categoryId=6883314&faceout=model

Girl, turn on a light: A tale of two shoes

Yup, it was that morning. You know the one… your alarm goes off and you think, “Didn’t I just fall asleep?” You hit the alarm at least three more times and then debate with yourself if you really have to get up and go to school.

That was me at 6:19 a.m. Cold, tired, regretting the social media rabbit hole I had fallen down last night. Did I really need to watch those last two episodes of the office?

Anyway, I literally and I mean literally roll out of my bed and onto the floor. Crawling across the carpet in the dark, because at this point, light is the enemy, I fish around in my closet for an outfit like a racoon in a garbage can. “Nope. Wrong ones. Too tight,” I say tossing half my wardrobe across the room. Finally, with a solid yank, my favorite pair of jeans are on. I grab a light blue hoodie, create a messy bun, and I’m ready to go.

Taking the stairs two at a time I hear my mother screaming that I’m going to miss the bus. The front door is within my reach when I realize I’m not wearing any shoes. “Crap!” I drop everything run upstairs snatch the first sneakers I see and race out the door, but something’s not quite right. My left shoe feels a bit weird. Whatever. I’ll fix it later..

The halls are my runway. You need to know that in my mind, I am Gigi Hadid at a Tommy Hilfiger show. I arrive at first period and that’s when I notice people staring at me, and not that, “Hey look at that super cute outfit” stare. It’s more of a “What’s up with that freakshow” stare.

My body scanner quickly leaps into action. Clean clothes. Check. Body odor. None. Breakfast on face. Zilch. Okay, clearly this is just my imagination. 

I walk into Chemistry and head to my seat. “Nice look.” Some loser calls across the room. And that’s when I notice it. Two different shoes! How in the world did this happen? I have a Converse on one foot and an Adidas on the other. Fashion fail people! I bang my head on the desk a couple of times.

My brain goes into damage control mode as I do not want to be known for the rest of my high school days as “that girl who wears two different shoes.” I raise my hand and ask to go to the bathroom, which is really code for “walk the halls and figure out what to do about this problem.”

The empty hallway brings no solace. I text my mother to see if she will bring me my other shoe. Our conversation:

Me: Need a 2nd shoe. Can u bring to school?

Mom: You left the house with only one shoe on?

Me: No. I have 2 shoes on.

Mom: Then you’re fine. About to enter a meeting. We’ll talk tonight.

My current options are as follows; hide in the bathroom all day and sneak onto the bus when school clears out, take my shoes off and tell my teachers/friends some kid took them from me, or three, say I am doing research on the most comfortable shoe.

I settle on option 4. Turn the whole thing into a big joke and hope a picture doesn’t show up in the yearbook. A couple of my friends are coming to find me.

“Hey what’s up?”

I point down at my feet. They both laugh. “Yeah, I guess I need to learn how to turn on the light.”

So what’s my fashion advice here? Number 1, always get dressed with the lights on. And number 2 be yourself, find your style and rock it like Gigi on the runway.

Daily Dilemma

So, it’s 6:55 and your ride to school is going to show up in 10 minutes. You are standing in front of your closet in a bathrobe, fuzzy slippers and a towel on your head. Next to you stands a mountain of clothes. The daily dilemma… what to wear. Black jeans? Wore them yesterday. Plaid skirt? Too cold. Your favorite PJ’s? If only.

Your problem…you need a stylist.

And, unless you’re on the road to becoming the next reality superstar, chances are you are NOT getting your only stylist. That’s were I come in. I’m here to help you pick out that oh so perfect outfit for school. Our focus: The Everyday Girl!

This Blog will help you make it through your school week. We’ll help you stock your closet with “go to” items, give you outfit tips and show you photos of everyday girls wearing these styles.

Now, grab those jeans and your favorite T-shirt and go rock your day! After all, you’re an awesome everyday girl!

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