I’ve gotten pretty dramatic and personal with my posts this week. So today, let’s lighten things up and just talk about clothing. OK?
First, let’s talk about those Mother jeans. I’ve been circling various pairs of jeans from the brand forever – they’re always so great, but also so expensive that it’s hard to pull the trigger – but then I was in Carmel for the day, and Kendrick took our children to an ice cream parlor and then to the park so I could have a second to “just pop in” to a really cute boutique (you know “just to take a peek”), and then all of a sudden it was twenty minutes later and the absence of children (and the profound silence that followed) had forced me to own a pair of Mother jeans.
That’s okay, though, because they actually are perfect. They’re cropped and have a little flare at the calf, but not a huge flare that makes you look weird and clown-like; it’s exactly the right amount. They’re also high-waisted, but not the kind of high-waisted that makes you panic because oh crap I can’t breathe; the kind of high-waisted that makes your butt look really good. And they’re lightly distressed, but not…trendy.
They are, in other words, adorable and age-appropriate.
(I just recommended something for being age-appropriate. I need a nap now.)
And next, that top: it’s sort of like waffle-weave-ski-thermal-meets-floaty-boho-blouse…and – somehow – this works. It’s loose and a little bit slouchy, and has these great bell sleeves that don’t swallow you up because they’re cinched a bit at the elbow, and is the perfect weight and length. It’s also $68, which seems like a lot for a top in general, but for a Free People top is so confusingly inexpensive that it might as well cost nothing while also coming with a coupon for a large matcha tea.
You can’t really see either of these pieces all that well in these photos, because I wasn’t posing for a style post; I was just having fun with my dogs and my kids.
(I think that’s probably the point.)