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No Mom Jeans - And I Mean It

by 4 March 18, 2013

Fashion Pink Slip Hubs and I are a mere four weeks from welcoming our first little bit into our family. I haven’t had lingering worries or major hyperventilating fits– you’re welcome Mat. But as the weeks pass I have collected what I call moments of alarm. They come and go quickly and generally morph from an eyebrows raised “oh crap” to a decisive “Ok, I can handle.” For example, I said I was frightened of bows and headbands. The MOA set in and my brain registered, “oh crap, she is going to need something that cues girl to everyone in London and it’s going to have to be a bow – I don’t love bows and I don’t do frill. Oh no, people are going to think shes a boy.” Fast forward a couple hours and I decided, “I can’t be the only one who doesn’t love big huge bright bows or girly frilly flowers. I am going to find some simple headbands and that will be that. She might not scream girl but you’ll have to think twice before asking if she is a he.” One MOA that seems to come and go, forcing me to recommit to my decisive “I can handle” resolution is the mom wardrobe. In my weakest moments I imagine leaving the hospital with a baby in one arm and a mom kit complete with high wasted, long bottomed mom jeans and an old pair of Keds in the other. Then, upon returning home I will find a “Welcome to Motherhood!” banner stretched across the wardrobe in our room with a note informing me that “they” have graciously removed all things from my closet and underwear drawer that are not practical or good for nursing. Part of this fear comes from what I know to be true; I will not look like the pre-pregnancy me without time and a lot of work and that means I may have to make a few different fashion choices. But too many people have said, “You just wait, it’s all going to change for good.” Friends have informed me, “I’ll never be the same.” And Maybe they aren’t completely wrong but it often feels like I have been given a fashion pink slip then asked to pack my bags and exit out the front door of Zara. My decisive action on this moment of alarm is simple. I refuse – straight up. And I refuse with an arsenal of interesting fashionable moms from the interweb to show me its not impossible. These chicks didn’t take the pink slip or the mom kit home from the hospital. I promise there are lots of them out there. They exist. And I want to be one of them. Do you want to be one too? Here’s part of the coalition – check it out and be inspired by their non-traditional momness. They aren't all talking about fashion and clothing but they are just being cool moms. May your maternal undergarments be of lace and your closet full of vintage. [caption id="attachment_763" align="aligncenter" width="576"]Fashion, creative spirit and mom to Riley (the trendiest baby on the block) Photo From via Kelly Murray Blog. Kelly Murray: Fashion, creative spirit and mom to Riley (the trendiest baby on the block)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_764" align="aligncenter" width="527"]Elizabeth Street brings together all things fashionable for moms from vacation information to the best in designer duds for littles and moms alike. Elizabeth Street: bringing together all things fashionable for moms from vacation information to the best in designer duds for littles and moms alike.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_765" align="aligncenter" width="733"]A children's lifestyle blog for trendy moms Small Fry: A children's lifestyle blog for trendy moms[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_766" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Mer Mag: Where creative play for kids is as inspiriting for mom as it is fun for littles Mer Mag: Where creative play for kids is as inspiriting for mom as it is fun for littles[/caption]  



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