Holiday Dressing for the Busy A** Mom


Hey Fellow Moms!! What's up?! We know you're busy as crap and if you are anything like us, you are picking out your holiday gathering outfit about 30 minutes before you have to leave for said gathering, in between:

screaming at the kids to please put your pants/shirt/socks on for the 100th time, while your husband is already dressed & lounging casually on the couch, waiting "patiently" after he snuck in a comment about 'not being late!' and something else about making his mother happy...

timers are going off for the last-minute cooking of sides you were assigned to bring a month ago, you realize there is literally no time for you to shower and wash the smell of food off of your skin even though everyone else in the family was able to fit personal hygiene into their day today,

uh-oh! high-pitched whining/arguing has broken out and now someone has started crying as they did not heed your ominous warning that they need to stop whatever they are doing because someone is going to start crying & they are going to be in so much trouble if that happens...

and to add insult to injury, you realize that your dry-shampoo is down to the fumes...

Then it happens-standing in front of a closet bursting with clothes, you scream out in utter frustration, exhaustion, anger & the underlying fear of being judged in the near future by your in-laws that you "HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR!!!!!"

Dang. That is a nightmare just writing it-and yet I have lived this nightmare yearly, for over a decade. So here I am the boutique owner entrusted by other women to help them find an outfit that will make them look & feel amazing and I.CAN'T.DRESS.MYSELF...and look like a hot mess half of the time. Or if not a total hot mess, I just look like I own one pair of jeans, one sweater and two pairs of shoes-one pair of tall boots and chucks, because I end up wearing the same thing to all of the things-even if they happen in the same week-but I changed my shoes because I have two of those!!

So I decided "NOT THIS YEAR, SATAN"! I am going to figure out a couple of Go-To looks using a couple of Key pieces-not too fancy, not too casual-just some easy formula for dressing well for the holidays that I can understand and follow-seriously, I am going to use this myself even though I wrote it, took pictures of and styled everything, really THOUGHT IT OUT and wrote a whole freaking novel about it...

but alas, I might forget when the Moment has Arrived and I will most likely freeze, crumble into a dramatic heap on my closet floor, quietly weep for a couple of minutes and then after furiously trying 10 things on and HATING how I look in all of them, I will grumble curse words as I just deal with looking like shit (which disclaimer, ladies, none of us ever look like shit-you look gorgeous even if you don't feel like you do) and spray my hair with air from the empty dry shampoo can in defiance...