Friday, April 11, 2008

Yes, it's a party, yoga pants and all!


Welcome to my Fashion Fiesta! Thanks to Big Mama for hosting such a fun-filled event. I'm glad you wanted to take a peek into my closet, my only request is that you don't judge. There are things here that could have been here for awhile.

I've got a 2 1/2 year old...Need I say more?

So, sit back, grab a beverage and some refreshements and read on to find out those fashion pieces I can't live without and those that I so wish I had. I'm going to focus your attention towards those things that I wear in the spring and summer because in the winter I hibernate and eat and gain weight and wear sweats. Don't you?

First off, what's a good closet without some great, basic t's? I love the t-shirts from Gap. Here's an example.

I have this t-shirt in teal, magenta, lime green, white and black. They work for summer or winter. In the fall and winter, I pair them under a cute hoodie or put then on top of a long-sleeve shirt. In the summer, layer them together and I've got a look. Not sure what kind-of look, but a look nonetheless. It's a basic, mom-on-the-go look that works for me.

I love to pair t-shirts with basic, denim cropped pants in the summer and jeans in the winter. And here is where my problem comes in. I would love to have these jeans or these jeans. Forget the fact that my legs or stomach or backside will never look like those models, but work with me people.

Work.with.me.

Those would be jeans that I would get if my child didn't need to eat tomorrow, or his clothes lasted for decades or if I didn't need shelter and food myself. I can dream, right?

Instead, this girl has these jeans and these jeans. Yes, I admit, they are a bit cute and I wear the heck out of them, but would you really call me a fashionista in these jeans?

I also must have some yoga pants. My latest ones that I wear often are ones that I purchased in a two pack (black and blue) at Sam's Club for a really great price...something like $12 for both pairs. Big spender, aren't I?

And my wardrobe is not complete without a pair of these or these (especially when I'm trying to look hip and dress things up a bit). You know because nothing says dressy unless it flips and flops and goes between your toes.

I dress it up from time to time with a skirt or a dress, but most of my days during the spring and summer are spent dressed in clothes that are tough and are not afraid to get dirty. Having a 2 1/2 year (a 2 1/2 year old boy, that is) really makes the wardrobe a little basic. And boring. A boring, basic wardrobe is what I have.

You've probably been bored to death, but at least you can scratch me off your list of people to call for fashion advice. I try, people, really I do...remember, DON'T JUDGE!

To check out other great closets, visit Big Mama's Fashion Fiesta! And don't forget about my giveaway that ends tonight at 5 pm cst. Click here and check it out for a chance to win a cool gift card!


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28 comments:

Linda said...

I'm sensing a theme with everyone's yoga pants. I'm tempted, but I''m 45, so I think I'll pass. But I enjoyed getting to know you through your post here.

Moriah said...

You know, when I find basic tee's that I really like, I buy them in a bunch of colors, too. And sometimes two in white, in case of toddler spills.

groovyoldlady said...

Basic Tees rock! Especially in a colorful array of um, well, colors.

Queen B said...

I love finding great t-shirt or tank top...glad you've found some that work for you!

We are THAT Family said...

I think you have to be tall and willowy to successfully accomplish the yoga pant. I am short and lean towards dumpy. Doesn't work to well,

Mrs. Who said...

I think I may have to check into this whole yoga pants deal. I'm not even sure what they are!

momof2 said...

I'm loving the Mossimo jeans from Target (I think I'll have to try them out myself.) Ofcourse, I also immediately fell in love with the 1st pair of $200+ jeans you had on your post, but unfortuantly I don't want to take out a 2nd mortage just yet for the sake of fashion, so I think I'll try out the Target line instead...lol!

Lisa @ Take90West said...

I have the Target jeans too and I have the Sams yoga pants. 4 pairs!
I'll have to check out the Gap tshirts but everything seems so small looking whenever I walk in there. I get flustered and leave!

Erin said...

Oh, I love those Gap t's!

canadacole said...

I love the Ts and think I need to purchase a pair of yoga pants. Everyone is gaga over them!

Big Mama said...

The Gap t's are the best, plus they last forever!

Thanks for playing along!

dcrmom said...

Hey, girl. You're speaking my language. Jeans and t-shirts and flip-flops are my uniform too!

Becoming Me said...

I do the black shirt with jeans look a lot. It's one of those basic and classic looks

Marie said...

Very cute. I like the yoga pants, but if only they came a little longer, (I'm 5' 8") then I could wear them in public. In the meantime, jeans it is!

Keetha said...

I LOVE a T that is CUT to fit an F - emale.

Keri said...

Basic T's are perfect for us Moms with toddlers!! I have several, myself. Mine are from Old Navy!

Leigh said...

I am a tshirt girl too. I enjoyed stopping in !I hope you will come and see my fiesta!

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oh amanda said...

I think you and I have the exact same wardrobe...comes with the 2 year old territory! :)

Rachel said...

Amy!! Thank you! Thank you for the very fun monogram necklace. It arrived today just in time for the fashion fiesta! I love it.

Oh, and I am completely with you on the necessity of good flip-flops.

Jai said...

Yoga pants? Everyone got 'em, I guess I'll get some too and basic tees, how could anyone live without them. HEHEHEHEHE

Thanks for letting me stop by!

Anonymous said...

I hear you on the t-shirts. It's my uniform. I like the jeans from gap, too--the classic rise boot-cut. They are similar to what I wore in college. You might try the t-shirts at Ann Taylor. They get some colors that I never see at GAP and give me some different cuts. And they last! And withstand stains (mostly)!
And I feel your pain at taking a toddler to church alone because hubby had to be at the hospital! LOL! I'm not alone :)!

Trina said...

Thanks for showing me the Gap basic T. I must have several now!

angeljoy said...

I CAN.NOT. find a pair of jeans that fit me well to save my soul. Why are the inseams 35 inches long? I think God left some of me off. I need about a 29 inch inseam!
Yoga pants: not just for exercising anymore!

truthinsoliloquy said...

Okay. Who coined the term "yoga pant"? Because I've been calling them sweats, but "yoga pants" sounds SO MUCH BETTER!

I mean, I might almost consider myself "hip" in them from here on out!

Leigh said...

OK, email me a link to where I can look at those monogrammed necklace for purchase.

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

I like the layered Tee look, too. I don't think I wrote about it in my post, but a short sleeved t over a long sleeved t is a cute look--and here in CT we have cool weather for a while in the spring and fall.

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