I can’t stop paging through Jay Miranda’s personal style blog.
She’s a new mom, and the photo below was one of her maternity outfits:
Mwah! Get it, sis.
I cannot resist elementary school teacher chic, or maybe it’s the grin. Either way, I’m pro any look that says, “I have a distinct personality, and I like to read.”
Also, curly hair with bangs! So it can be done.
Still love a jumpsuit, especially for a day when you want to feel pretty but need to sit on the ground a lot. When we saw Hannah walking away, I was bummed we didn’t get a photo of her from behind, she had a little racer T-back action going on. Cute.
Lots of people are afraid to wear red, but look how lovely it is. Red is classic and fun, and it makes you easy to spot in a crowd when your friends are searching for you. And another thing…
Attention, lady friends. If your boobs aren’t smacking you in the face when you run and are still upright enough that you don’t think twice about going braless? Please consider how elegant you look in plunging V necks. Carpe diem. Other women would like the opportunity to applaud at your good fortune as you pass.
People always say, “I couldn’t pull that off” and they’re talking about a low-cut tank top. Do you see Tonya? Green cowboy boots. Green sunglasses. A satin jumpsuit. And, what the hell, a fur vest.
Look at her face. She’s like, “Hey.”
Now tell me again about what you can’t pull off.
Everything about Saj’s outfit is understated perfection, but particularly consider the subliminal message of the Fitbit and the watch. “I keep in shape. I engage with people outside a phone interface. I want to go on walks alone with you, during which we will have a real live conversation.”
It’s possible I’ve spent too much time in San Francisco.
Drunk people would not stop photo bombing, so we didn’t catch this girl’s name. Let’s call her Heidi. Super cute dress, Heidi. Well done.
All photos by Mai Le of Fashionist. Head over there for more festival fashion from Outside Lands.
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Eline, I can see that you thought about what you wanted to wear and put that shit together. So how do you make it look so effortless? “Just my Golightly shades with an oversized rose sweater, maybe some shorts, grandma boots, and it’s cold so… blazer. No bigs.” Dang.
Also, three cheers for the girls who can wear camel. I keep trying, and people keep asking me if I feel sick. Maybe if I change lipstick? Again?
Heeeey, Matt. You’re playing it cool with those suspenders, but my mama says you’re trouble.
All photos by my show buddy, Mai Le of Fashionist
I look for any excuse to wear a hat, they’re so satisfyingly British. Hats are the main reason I want to go to the Kentucky Derby someday, so I was pleased when I heard there would be a Kentucky Derby Party at Mom 2.0 Summit, where I was speaking last week.
Here’s me doing a bang-on impression of my grandmother in my travel hat:
I’m so silent-screen furious.
The hat is technically the remains of one of those giant feather/afro wigs that I got for $10 at the flea market. Here’s what it looked like originally. I flipped it inside out, put a plate down on the middle of it, and cut around to see if I could get out the cute little poof in the center without the whole thing falling apart. It worked.
It’s super lightweight, obviously, and it travels in a tiny cardboard box because the feathers just fluff out when I open the lid. I secure it with little bobby-pin Xs, so I can wear it underneath a chignon, right on top of my head like a fascinator, or over one eye for a more vintage look.
I took photos of my favorite hats from the party, and I wish I’d asked for everyone’s info. If you recognize someone I don’t link to, let me know their name in comments please.
This is Rachel, who runs a toy company (Rachel, I can’t find your card!). She pulled these hydrangeas out of a hotel floral arrangement and just stuck them in her curly hair. What? Hello, genius.
Laura Mayes is my business partner and also one of the founders of Mom 2.0. This is her great-grandmother’s hat, and Laura now lives in her great-grandmother’s house. It’s ok to be jealous of her family hand-me-downs.
I met Kate Nicholson a the first Camp Mighty, and she’s since become a close friend. Kate runs Modern Baby and I’m perpetually asking her where she gets every item of clothing she owns. (This particular evening, she’d borrowed everything she was wearing from Susan Bross, who helps run Camp Mighty and has a nearly identical style to Kate’s.)
This is Stacey Ferguson, founder of the Blogalicious conference for multicultural women in social media, lawyer, and singer for the Black Eyed Peas. (Stacey is the same lady who has been learning American Sign Language on Go Mighty.)
This woman cleverly tucked her business logo in her hatband, newsy style.
Classic. And also? You have a beautiful nose.
I took this of Rebecca before we left our hotel room. She brought it with a bunch of other perfect hats to choose among. This was her grandmother’s, and it’s so well made. I wish I had a shot of the back, it looks like a completely different hat from every angle.
Lindsay Ferrier of Suburban Turmoil saved up for a hat from the queen’s milliner on a recent trip to England. Fancy.
This is Carrie Pacini, the other Mom 2.0 founder. I think this is my favorite shot. I love that her eyes match her hat.
And here we have our winner. Look at this hat, people. I saw it and said, “You’re local.” She concurred. Le sigh. No one travels with hat boxes anymore.
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My closet is out of hand. If your home environment reflects your interior life, apparently a librarian and a go-go dancer are at war in the communal dressing room of my brain.
Fortunately my friend Anna Beth has a system for getting dressed that’s helping me edit things down. She touched on it in her Mighty Closet, but did a whole panel at Camp Mighty outlining how to edit your closet and home. The panel was sponsored by Old Navy, so she chose a bunch of their clothes from this season to illustrate her points. So if you need anything to round your wardrobe out, these are a few of the slides from her presentation. My five favorite tips:
1. Get your classics in place.
This is the part I neglect. You know, the “foundation” part? Once you have basic traditional pieces in place, you have a wardrobe. Stop there, or build, but if you’re having trouble getting dressed, it’s probably because you’re missing some classics. Anna Beth’s are pictured in these slides, but Tim Gunn also has a great wardrobe basics list, and I did a piece on wardrobe classics for The Morning News a while back that’s also a good starting point.
2. “Neutral” isn’t just black.
Classic prints like stripes and polka dots, as well as metallics and animal prints, tend to go with everything and also add a little interest.
3. While you’re building, restrict your palette.
While you’re choosing your basics, decide on a neutral — black, grey, white, navy, beige, brown. This way everything you build on matches everything else. I like navy and slate grey because they go well with each other, gain character as they fade, and make the bright colors I love look more upscale.
4. Enjoy yourself.
This part I have down. I’m an avid thrift store and bargain shopper — so there’s an constant influx of inexpensive, interesting clothes, which I then Gollum until I can’t find the things I actually need. Getting dressed should elevate your mood, but your clothing budget will stretch further if you mostly rely on fun pieces only to punctuate your basics.
5. Embrace the uniform.
Most days, Anna Beth wears some variation on T-shirt, blazer, jeans, scarf, belt, boots, and one piece of accent jewelry. My uniform is usually a dress and some flats with cardigan. Pay attention to the building blocks of the outfit you wear most, and then invest in variations on that theme.
So easy, right? Basics in a neutral color of your choice, add some fun pops as punctuation, and invest in uniform pieces when you get a better feel for your style. Brilliant, Miss Anna Beth.
Photo by JetKat Photo
You’ll find all of Anna Beth’s tips on ABChao.com if you want more info.
And now I have a little piece of nice news. During AB’s Camp Mighty presentation, Old Navy gave each attendee a free pair of jeans and gave us a bunch to donate as well. Go Mighty found out that Larkin Street Youth Services needs both jeans and gift certificates as part of its holiday gift drive for the homeless teens they support. We’re sending certificates for 50 pairs of jeans (thank you Old Navy!), but there’s a whole wish list of simple things they need by December 14.
New clothes are such a confidence booster for everybody. While you’re shopping for yourself, consider throwing a gift certificate or clothes in your cart for the kids and sending them over. And if you do? Please let us know in comments honor-system style, and we’ll enter you to win your own free pair of jeans from Old Navy. Cute stuff for everybody, boom.