I was this close going to Coachella… I had planned my outfits, got my festival boots off the shelves, and was desperately looking forward to warm weather and never-ending sunshine. Then motherhood issues started knocking on my door, little cracks appearing in my plan, and eventually I had to cancel going altogether. Bummer! Instagram provided met with great Coachella vibes though, but still it would have been a waste to not wear and share the looks I had ready for you, right? So here we go, one of my favorites for festival season: the little denim dress.
Lately there isn’t a day passing by that I’m not wearing denim, and for the first time in years I’m not feeling sorry for it. When I had my first baby, I was so scared of becoming one of those moms who dropped all sense of style after pushing one of those mini’s out, and loosing any interest in the way I would look. My blog has always been a great motivation for not turning into that one thing I was so scared of becoming, but also many trends from past seasons have made it so much easier to dress “interesting”, yet casual, and most importantly, “wearable” when running around as a mom. One of these – currently trending – trends is denim. Always, everywhere, no limitations. However, that pile of rather boring pairs of skinny jeans – which I have a hard time styling nowadays anyway – made way for denim culottes, shirts, jackets, and little dresses. Moreover, I’m totally pro double denim, but you knew that already too.
I wouldn’t say I’ve ever had a real issue with my length – I’m 1.68 – but growing up with two super tall model-like sisters, made me always feel a little “short”. Having that said – my legs being at least 10 cm shorter that theirs – I must admit I like to play the long-leg-game every now and then, and hide a pair of super high heels under my favorite flared jeans. Not that I have a choose really, otherwise I have to tailor them big time. Anyway, the result is just as I want it to be: like my sisters’ legs, when they wear a pair of Converse with their flared jeans!
With a wardrobe clean out also comes a seasonal laptop clean out. All outfit posts from last Fall/Winter, press features, and other stuff I collected in a million random folders have to be arranged and transferred to a safer place, a place where I can make sure it never gets lost. So when I was going through all folders from the shoots Jeff and I did, I found this look, which I ended up not posting, because I’d totally forgotten about it!
Starting the week with some casual glitter in an unusual combination. At the time I shot this look – which I have to admit is a little while ago – it wasn’t anywhere near possible to wear this dress without thick tights or, as I did in this look, a pair of jeans. I’m very aware of the fact that this look won’t be something everyone will appreciate, but I personally love the “weirdness” of it. A mix of favorites, making a statement, while being playful. The perfect recipe for the Monday morning!