Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Stuck in The Middle (What I Wore Wednesday)

I'm linking up with the pleated poppy's What I Wore Wednesday(wiww) again for some fun.  

pleated poppy WWIW link up was started by blogger/business woman extraordinaire, Lindsey, as a "fun way for us to encourage each other to simply get dressed each day, and get out of our pj’s or yoga pants."  

I love linking up here every now and then to get me thinking about fashion-- A. Because it's fun and B. Because it forces me to update my look or at least take a second look at my look(s). Today I'm wrestling with the middle--dressing my age without looking too old (holiday style).  

I feel a little stuck.  Stuck in between young at heart and way too old.  I can't go too long without a lot (I mean a lot) of water before I start feeling very dehydrated and exhausted.  There's not a lot of staying up late without paying for it later and it is rarely ever worth it.  I'm tired.  My metabolism is slowing down, way down.  My joints actually do get stiff when I stay in one place too long.  I was at a party the other night talking about night sweats and out of whack hormones with a group of women.  I ordered MORE magazine (a mag for the over 40 crowd) from my son's school fundraiser. What the hell has happened?

While all that old person stuff is happening, I still have the maturity level of a teenage boy sometimes, okay a lot of times.  I keep looking around to see who is in charge, who will make the tough decisions and tell me what to do.

It's that way with fashion too.  I mean I want to be hip and current and relevant and express myself.  But I also don't want to look foolish.  And I want to set a good example for my daughter.

After we had our first babies, my sister bought us both special Christmas sweaters.  Yeah, because we were moms now and this is how moms dress.  I was horrified.  I'm still horrified.  But you know what?  The sweater has grown on me.  
Am I giving up? Giving in? Or is it just a sweater and I should relax?

On the other hand, I am trying hard to stay hip too.  Maybe trying too hard.  
This shirt used to be a dress when I was 20.  I bought it when I was a student in London a million years ago.  Now, it is a shirt.

Maybe I shouldn't look at it as being stuck at all.  Maybe I should look at it as the best of both worlds.  If I'm feeling mom-ish and want to embrace my snowman Christmas sweater then so be it.  I'll play the role of cutesy mom at the first grade class party.  If I want to show off a little skin and go out on a date with my husband I'll wear the shirt dress. Hell, maybe I'll wear it as a dress!

Because maybe that's what middle age is all about--enjoying the best of both worlds.  When I was a kid I used to love parts of being the middle child.  I used to love that I could play Barbies with my sister and make believe with my brother.  I used to love that I could be a little more grown up with big sis and a little silly with my little bro.

Maybe I'm not so stuck after all.
What about you?  Do you feel stuck?  Do you have a holiday mom sweater?  

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  1. black leggings, awesome plaid dress and the crazy sweater on top. Moto boots on the bottom. BAM--stylish and Momtastic all at the same time. Enjoy the middle, cause the downhill fast approaches. ;o)


    1. You just totally inspired me! Not only to dress crazy and love it, but to also start using the word Momtastic. Thank you!!! :)

  2. haha--I like your idea of using the different clothes to play different roles! I still can't imagine that I would ever wear a snowman!

  3. i love that plaid dress...wear it for reals with some black leggings and hot mama boots!

    1. Aww, Jen good to see you pop up here in the comments my friend. And thanks for the support, I think I will sport that look for a future date night! Thanks!