Chambray shirt: Target (old, similar) | Flares: Macy’s (old, similar) | Sunnies: Nordstrom B.P. | Watch: Nordstrom B.P. | Bracelets: BaubleBar (old, similar, similar) | X-ring: BaubleBar | Handbag: Marc by Marc Jacobs from T.J. Maxx | Lips: Rimmel (shade 107)
I’m so glad you’ve stuck around long enough to see my blog turn a week old! They grow up so fast, don’t they? I’m really amazed by all the support and love you all have shown me as I’ve started this
not so little project. You have no idea how encouraging your comments and messages have been to me. It’s kind of funny, actually. Some of you know that, while I’m currently a stay-at-home mom, I’m also a registered nurse. I haven’t been in practice for a while because of cross-country moves, hiring freezes, and, well, babies, but I do still have my toe dipped in the field of nursing. I remember when I first passed the boards, I suddenly had to start fielding all these bizarre questions from family and friends about every strange ailment ever to cause them affliction. What does it mean when my toes are purple? Is my blood pressure too high? My arms are two different lengths. I think I’m peeing through my nose! (That last example is a real one. You know who you are!) While I’m not fazed by these odd questions, I did feel completely inadequate answering them. Suddenly, I was seen as some kind of expert in the medical field. Did they realize I barely knew how to insert a 22 gauge butterfly needle and start up a saline drip? (My apologies to all my friends upon whose veins I forced my phlebotomy trial-and-error.) It took a while for me to feel comfortable in my new role as an authority in health and wellness, but as the awkwardness wore off, I was so glad that people felt comfortable enough to bring up these rather personal issues with me and allow me to help them in any way I could.
Well, I kind of feel like I’m back in a similar situation. The blog has been live for almost a week, and already so many of you have come to me with questions about wardrobes, trends, and fall runways. While I’m still breaking in my new role as Blogger, I’m humbled and flattered that you all have trusted me to answer your styling questions. Besides, directing you to try a new silhouette of pants, for example, has a much lower risk of adverse reactions and side effects. And admittedly, it is a little more fun to give advice about a flared denim than a flared sciatic. 😉
Speaking of new silhouettes, let’s talk about these flares. Runways, magazines, and bloggers everywhere are going bananas about the pre-fall season. I admit I’m completely and unapologetically a fan of fall. It became my favorite season during the years we lived in New York. I finally understood the excitement that everyone was talking about – the first chill in the air, the changing color of the leaves, the arrival of boots, coats, and scarves in every store front. I was SOLD! But these days, back in Miami, I have to enjoy the thrill of fall in different ways – pumpkin scented candles, seasonal lattes, and weather-appropriate fall trends. If you’ve peeked into a September issue of any magazine on the shelves or opened an email from almost any retailer, you may have noticed this season’s shift in the shape of denim. The flare is officially back. Before you roll your eyes, give this trend a try!
Keep it modern with a pair that’s dark washed and floor-grazing, and pair them with your highest heels or wedges. I decided to double up on the denim and tucked in a light chambray button down. Last step: hit play on a Van Halen playlist and jam until you’ve sufficiently embarrassed yourself. And your children.
Have you braved the flare trend? Leave me a comment and tell me how you chose to style it!