I use to always make note of the current style trends when I flipped through magazines. I may not have rushed out to buy a pair of leggings as soon as I saw Kate Olson sporting a pair in People, but I definitely would keep them on my radar. My professors made a big hoopla when I started to wear comfy Merrels with my jeans rather than heels (I was ~ 5 months prego with the trips) but now I’m not pregnant but I wear my Merrels almost every day. I rarely have the chance to flip through a tabloid and I never sit down and read fashion magazines. And unfortunately I spent more time cleaning up spit-up last winter than shopping the Banana Republic clearance rack or Bluefly.
Fortunately, there are other outlets to discover today’s styles besides women’s magazines, tabloids, and “What Not to Wear” that are more accessible to a busy mom. It’s called your children’s clothing. My girls outdress me most days of the week, it’s a travesty. They have the hottest looks of the season, every season and are rarely dressed down for a day we stay at home. I must admit there are days I walk into my daughter’s closet and am jealous of their wardrobe. Let me make this clear, my kids do not even have lots of expensive clothes. Most of their wardrobe is from the clearance rack of Target, Carter’s or TJ Max. They just happen to have the latest looks by default…every season they grow and need a new wardrobe.
So this morning when I decided what tights my girls would wear today I made the decision to attempt to clear out my closet and browse the clearance section of some of my favorite clothing websites. Wouldn’t you know, I somehow ended up buying my girls some adorable winter jackets at a bargain and no clothes for me.
So now, I think I’m going to try searching Victoria Secret’s clothing line. Please don’t tell me they have a Baby section there…