Monday, November 7, 2011

what NOT to wear

so the hubs and i were shopping this weekend (for christmas of course!) and we made a quick trip into Nordstrom Rack to check out the goods. i instantly fell in love with a gorgeous fur jacket (faux). after trying it on we stood in the aisle debating whether i was too old/young to be wearing fur? is this trying too hard? should a mom to three (young) kids wear a fur coat (you know, sticky fingers, spit up, etc.)?

we debated, and i talked myself out of it. we left the Rack and headed over to the actual Nordstrom for some lunch and more holiday shopping. we enter the building and what do I see on the mannequin immediately as we enter?!


Nordstrom Glam

now, i am not saying i'm a Nordstrom stylist, but that is EXACTLY the outfit i had in mind when i pictured myself in that gorgeous jacket that i talked myself out of. as women, we are our own worst enemies and our insecurities often get the best of us.

so here are a few tips on what NOT to wear:
  • don't wear something you don't love. if you love it, who cares if it is (or isn't) in style, trendy, the hot ticket?
  • being a mom doesn't mean you can't have style, just be smart about it.
  • dress modestly (shout out to my nieces who are reading this!). don't wear clothes that are too revealing, too tight, or too short. you can still be glam without too much skin.
  • don't sweat the small stuff. and by that i mean who cares if you're 30 and wearing a fur coat? c'est la vie.
and Tman, if you're reading this, that would make a great Christmas prez.



  1. :) LOVE! Kristie, that coat is so YOU! and amen about the modesty..too many think that by showing less they will get more attn? probably true, but maybe not the kind they want.:)

  2. Hello! Thanks for stopping by and follow my blog. Following back.
    Have a great week

  3. Hi Kristie, thanks for visiting my blog - happy to discover yours and am now following! :) Love this outfit and 30 is DEF not too old for these kind of styles. At least I hope not as I am 10 years older and would wear them!

    Nic x

  4. I think we can wear whatever we feel comfortable waring! Go for the jacket if you like it and will feel good in it!

  5. Totally agree with your points! Just because you're a mom doesn't mean you can't look and feel fab! :)

  6. Hi!! Stopping by and now following from the Super Stalker Sunday Hop! Thanks so much for linking up with us!

    Have a great week and hope you can join us again next Sunday!!

    Kortney @ Kortney's Krazy Life!

  7. Thanks Kristie for stopping by.
    I have got to say I'm loving your blog, you caught my attention with the what not to wear title, I'm a fan of the show with the same name. They are great tips.

    I also really liked your post on how to make your own cleansing cloths, so clever.

  8. I love the first one...I never wear anything I dont feel beautiful or comfy in!

  9. You are such a gorgeous woman! I can't believe you have three children.. But anyways, great posts. Love the tips.
    Thanks for checking out my blog. <3 from your newest follower

  10. Right on with that list! Regarding the modesty one - I was always taught you are allowed to 'show-off' one thing. Lower cut top meant wearing long pants, shorter skirt paired with non revealing top, etc. A little goes a long way when it comes to revealing.

    Great write up! Your newest follower!

  11. great list!
    But I will say that just because you have kids (or get older) doesn't mean you are "dead" to fashion. Wear what makes you feel comfortable - its YOUR STYLE not the style of the "fashionistas" that is most important. When you feel beautiful you ARE beautiful - don't worry about what anyone else will think or say. Besides their "issue" is their "issue" not yours.

  12. Great tips!!! :) one should definitely wear something that they feel comfortable in!

  13. thank you everyone for your comments. i love hearing from you. xo

  14. thanks for coming by my blog, following you!

    I wish some people would get the too tight/too short thing down!!

  15. Being a mother is definitely not death of style by any means. Hello, look at all the celeb moms, think they wonder if they are too old to wear something? Def agree! Just wear what makes u feel good, if its fur or not.