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What Not to Wear

So, I’m a little pissy today and I’ll tell you why...

I’ve recently read two separate, but equally stupid, articles written about fashion. More specifically, MOM fashion faux pas (Oooh! I spelled that correctly on the first try! I’m amazed by myself right now…but I digress).

The first horrendous article I read was all like “Oh hey, moms? Don’t drop your kids off to school in your pajamas ok? Cause, like, other parents and teachers totally shouldn’t have to look at you dressed like that.”


Do you really, I mean reeeeeeallly, care how people look when they pull their car up in front of school, let their kid hop out and then they pull away? The whole interaction takes about 15 seconds. I’m gonna be honest there are days I don’t even come to a full stop...tuck and roll, my loves!

I realize that there are plenty of parents who go directly to work after drop off or who just like to be dressed and ready for the day early in the morning. And that is awesome, they are amazing. But there are other parents whose lifestyle does not require them to be showered and pretty at 7 am. They come home and clean, or they take care of other kids, or they go to the gym, or...who the hell cares what they do!

I have never, ever read a progress report that says “Jimmy is doing awesome in school, however, mom could really use to run a brush through her hair in the morning”.

Is the kid there, dressed, fed and ready to go? Then high five, sister! Nailed it!

There are a lot of serious issues in this world: homelessness, war, famine, gender inequality, world friggin’ peace. How about you focus your small minded judgmental energy on something just a touch more important than plaid flannel pants?

The second crap-tastic post I read this week went something like “Moms, here are the things you should NOT be wearing…ever. Why? Because some random person out here in internet-land-ville told you not to.”

Excuse me? Your list of Mom fashion No-No’s is hilarious. Moms can’t wear maxi dresses? Or capris? Or shorts? Or crocs…ok, fine, I agree with crocs. I personally don’t like them but if YOU do then go ahead and rock on with your Croc feet! I won’t stop you.

The biggest issue I take with this particular article is that it focused on what MOMS should not be wearing. Personally, I feel there are several fashion choices that are just not appealing on anyone. My opinion does not change based on whether you’re raising tiny humans or not. My opinion, by the way, is just that. And it shouldn’t stop you from wearing whatever the hell you want.

Moms take care of other people. That’s what we do. But we don’t have to lose our personal tastes and styles in the process. We wear what makes us comfortable or happy. And we don’t give any thought to what YOU think we should look like.

I don’t know who you think you are writing a “what not to wear post” to an entire subset of the female population but stop it immediately!


Do not tell me how to dress. Do not tell me what not to wear. Do not tell me to put on a specific type of clothing because I may or may not have children. My choices don’t have to be your choices. Take your judgement and scram on outta here, lady!

P.S. God protect anyone who ever, in any way, comes at my leggings. Cause I’ll burn this whole city to the ground, so help me!

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