Wow. What a weekend it has been. Typically my weekends are the equivalent to a Wednesday or Thursday for everyone else, since I live in a retail world. However, that doesn’t mean my weekends don’t get really full of stuff to do. This particular weekend, we (and by we I mean Biggest and Littlest), were invited to 3 birthday parties. Wow. We don’t usually have three in a month, let alone three in one weekend.
Of course, with birthday parties, there is the added stress of what to wear as a parent attending. Working in a store that many of the other moms shop at means I feel like I have to have the bar set a touch higher for my non-work wardrobe. Luckily, the first two parties I went to straight from work, so I was feeling pretty good about the outfits du jour (an added bonus of my occupation).
Today was my day off though. Should I dress up or down for the party today? On the one hand, it was the party of my chill friend, Melissa’s, son Owen. This was a crew I don’t have to put on airs for. On the other hand, with the craziness of the store this weekend, I had to be prepared to leave the party to head into work to help if needed. What should I choose? Style or comfort?
So I decided to split the difference. The beauty of short hair is it only takes a few minutes to style once you get out of the shower. Less than the length of a commercial and my hair is dry. Another commercial and the hair is styled. Since it is Sunday, I skipped my usual layers of make up and opted for a simpler look. Just a little foundation and powder, blush and some mascara. Lip gloss gets the rest of the look done. Less than 5 minutes. Yay for me!
When it came time to get dressed, I stared longingly at my yoga pants, sitting so comfortably in my drawer, begging me to take them and and put them on. I sighed and headed to my closet in search of my comfy jeans, the Paige Premium Denim Jimmy Jimmy Boyfriend jean.
God bless Paige for making such a yummy jean. It is comfy enough to wear to a five year old’s birthday party, yet still cute enough to wear to work and be on trend. I love the dark wash of the jean because it shows less dirt and mess. Since I am dirty and messy (and that is just me, not even thinking about the dirt my children spread all over me), I will take all the help I can get. Plus the denim is slouchy but not sloppy, great for mixing comfort and style, just like I wanted.
Now, since it is Sunday, I had thought to wear my Junk Food Packers T-shirt (best team EVER!). However, the Vikings must have hid it on me, because it was no where to be found. So in its place, I threw on the T Party Scoop Neck Garment Wash Sweatshirt. My Stella & Dot charm necklace and a pair of silver hoops from Hot Mama and my Ballasox flats from DSW and I was set. Cute but comfy. What more could I ask for?
Sometimes the debate between comfort and style is a close one. They can be at odds with each other, but they don’t have to be. You can still rock your look at a five year old’s birthday and be comfy when you get home to watch the Packers (lose, unfortunately).
Photo courtesy of Melissa at Studio Threesixty5