|top: French Connection (dress here); leggings: Sanctuary; heels: White House Black Market|
About 5 years ago, I owned several cold-shoulder tops. I loved them, I cherished them, I wore the heck out of them. Until last summer I decided I wouldn't wear them anymore because they weren't chic. And then ironically they became SO chic again. Le sigh. In fashion you never say never. Ever.
Fast forward to now and I'm obsessed with this trend. It's pretty great for hot summers down south. And it's really the perfect trend for mamas who want to look trendy without looking like they're trying too hard to look too young. (Hey, I'm not that old yet, y'all.)
The key to giving the cold shoulder (in fashion anyway) is to balance the look. For workwear (I work in fashion, so this is acceptable - if you don't, you might want to be more cautious), I like to pair a cold-shoulder top like this one from French Connection with something basic like these Sanctuary leggings. Darker colors are always safer when trying to look classy and I kinda love the off combo of black and blue together. On the weekends, I wear this same top with cutoffs!
Know what else I'm relying on like whoa? My Day Designer by Whitney English. This past year has been a whirlwind. I never knew being a working mom of two kids would be so overwhelming and several of my coworkers had suggested using one of these handy (and gorgeous!) designer planners to organize my days. I like to write things down every day so I don't forget a single task, and it honestly just makes me happy looking at my gold striped notebook on my work desk every day. (Can I mention I got just got a promotion?! Organization is of utmost importance, for sure.)
The key to being a working mom is...wellllllll, I don't have the answer yet. But I do know that feeling good about yourself and your wardrobe as well as keeping your life organized can truly make an impact and better your day. It's the little things.
Hope you had a fabulous holiday weekend and let's get this summer started! xoxo