When you’re a mom, it can be difficult to find time to put together outfits that make you feel beautiful, let alone fashionable, and if you’re like me, you like to try to attempt both. You want to feel like you’re more than just mom in her yoga pants.
When you’ve reached a point that you’ve gotten beyond the blur of sleepless newborn nights and spit up, when you’ve reached a point where you can see straight again – you may get that itch to get back into the swing of fashion again.
But if you’re like me, you need inspiration and you need help…all the help you can get. If you’re like me, you can do it, once you see it done for you. You can make it all work when someone takes the guess work out of color coordinating and prints and which jewelry should be paired with what looks.
So when I found J’s Everyday Fashion, I was instantly in heaven.
J takes looks we see in fashion magazines and makes them work on a small budget by reworking clothing she already has and adding a few new pieces at a time. This is what is says on her website (I couldn’t really paraphrase properly to capture her awesome vision):
Imagine a fashion magazine full of women just like us â€“ moms, college students, professionals, in all shapes and sizes, on a budget and dressing for the challenges of everyday life. There would be no models, no Photoshop, no fancy backdrops, just real women talking real fashion. I want that magazine to be a reality someday. For now, I bring you Jâ€™s Everyday Fashion. Not a personal style blog, but the study of one girlâ€™s closet. How far can you make a small (couple hundred dollars a month) budget stretch? Do the trends and outfits we see in magazines really hold up in real life? I share it all with you here â€“ the failed attempts, the experiments, the successes, what I wear to events in my own life, but also what I might wear if I were in your shoes (working in an office, being a mom, etc.). This website is all about empowering women â€“ to give them fashion without the frills, that hopefully you can use and apply to your life in a very practical way.
Now, thatÂ is a magazine I would devour. One with affordable fashion? Realistic looks that I could put together on a budget?
How often do you find yourself flipping through People Stylewatch thinking to yourself, how is $300 for a single item of clothing “budget friendly”? What mother can afford to splurge on a $450 sundress or $500 shoes?
I love J’s vision and I hope that she gets to see it through at some point. Until then, I’ll be eagerly devouring each post on her style blog, and you should, too, if you are interested in making current fashion trends work but don’t have the natural talent or budget to do it on your own like me. She’s fantastic.
Make sure to check out her Fashion Commandments on her about page. They’re stellar.
What fashion trends are you eager to try out but haven’t had the ability to make work yet? What should J put on her blog next?Â
Image: J’s Everyday Fashion