7.21.2009

Feeling Plain

While browsing my daily read, Simple Lovely, last week I came across this stunning image...


In my mind I feel as if I could be this power house of a women. Strutting along in fabulous heels and looking ever so chic, but when I stop a moment and realize I must sweep the floors for the 3rd time in one day and clean up the inevitable spilled milk all while having a two year old on my hip, I come to the quick realization that I am more this (add a few stains here and there)...



Oh, and I am okay with that.

36 comments:

Federica said...

She's Giovanna Battaglia and I love her style! She's always fabulous!
That dress in amazing!

DesBisoux said...

I agree about the dress. However I love the more child-friendly outfit you've picked!
xxx

Rebecca said...

girl...you are all that power and more:)

tracie said...

okay, but the 'plain' is totally cute!! and my feeling is you could rock the dress anytime you wanted to! ;)

Julia said...

This post made me laugh! I understand, so much!

Jennie Bee said...

thats something I would definatly wear

Blair said...

Oh, yes--she defintley looks like a powerhouse of a women. i am definitely much more likely to wear the outfit you put together to look casually chic:)

Rachel said...

I understand what you're saying here, without the children of course! =)

Char said...

both styles work for me - I'm a combo of the two

seesaw designs said...

I would be okay with that too :)

The Hip Homemaker said...

i totally understand. It is crazy to me how much my 'style' has changed since becoming a mom. I still have it, but it is much more relaxed and built around comfort.

I love the outfit you built. The t-shirt looks like something I could live in. oh, and I love the aviator glasses. Very hip!

Heather said...

My husband always wonders WHY I generate so much laundry. On a weekend, I average about 3 different outfits, but if you add the thrown food blobs (as in, "mommy, I'm done!), the milky kisses (can't pass those up), and the dinner food blobs...how could I go through LESS outfits!

The outfit you picked is just as cool, and if you DID happen to get the dress, you could just wear it w/ flat sandals and I think that would look cute too.

eco-stylista said...

I can totally relate to the second outfit! It is comfy and stylish and child-friendly!

Hanako66 said...

she's lovely

and so are you!!!

megan said...

i love what you have pulled together. and i am her too! but i think every woman can be both! :)

Blueprint Bliss said...

Love the first style but the second is more practical!

PS~Erin said...

I'm all over that second outfit (wish I could afford to splurge on a $74 soft gray T though!)... I'd love to have the first one hanging in my closet as an option though :-) Best of both worlds!

Estelle said...

Oh, I am so with you. I loved this photo on Simple Lovely. I think I could take on the world in that beautiful outfit and in that setting. But I'm so more the t-shirt and sandels these days. =) Both can be simple and chic.

ms. less is always more said...

Yes, it's true. It's hard to look that fierce as a mom. But I like the second outfit too!

Stacy said...

Maybe I am just a loser but for how awesome that dress & the woman wearing it seem to be - all I noticed is that she needs a slip. How posh can you be when you are lit from behind? Modesty is highly under rated.

For Your Inspiration said...

Yea for comfy clothes!

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

granted your interpretation is more comfy, but it sure doesn't lack in chic accessories!

luvinthemommyhood said...

I love your interpretation! I hear what you're saying though, and sometimes find myself feeling the same way.

FROM the RIGHT BANK said...

Substitute the two year old on the hip for two rambunctious Frenchies and that's pretty much me so your outfit would suit me too!

Gracie said...

Gorgeous picture and dress! Your outfit you created is adorable and I bet you would look great no matter what!

simplesong said...

that's more me too ... and i'm ok with it too! :)

Kristin said...

I think we all have two sides to us. The uber chic side we aspire to be and the cas side that we love being. Digging the look you came up with!

Jennifer Ramos said...

I try to be more of HER....but there are days I feel more of the jeans type of gal...I love her dress it's so BEAUTIFULLY form fitting.

Jen Ramos
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Lily G. said...

She looks gorgeous. And I can't go anywhere without my Burt's Bees! =)

Kotori said...

Oh, me too... me too. I wish to dress ever so chic, but it's more t-shirts and shorts that fit my every day life!

Aartee said...

the perfect outfit for a relaxing day!

Joanna Goddard said...

love that tee. what a great ensemble! xo

LindsB said...

I think your version of power is much more beautiful in so many ways!

Love that outfit and I'd live in it everyday if I could haha

kristine said...

wow, can i relate to this post! : )

karin c said...

ummmmm, i think that powerhouse of a woman should remember to put on a slip....i'm just sayin'..

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

That exact outfit has been my uniform this summer!