Stylin' Mamma: When Life Gives You Lemons

Thursday, February 13, 2014

I cannot count how many times since having children I have stubbed a toe, stepped on a Lego, slid on a matchbox car, banged my shin on a coffee table...the list goes on and on.

Two weeks ago I went to check on the sleeping babes and, as I leaned over LittleMan, caught my toe on the leg of his bed.  There was a snap, my vision tunneled, that all-too-familiar shock nausea rose up, and I knew that this was the Stub to End All Stubs.  

And so I find myself, Stylin' Mamma that I am, facing four weeks in sartorial purgatory as I try to style my way around a cast shoe and crutches.  In other words, flats flats flats.

Weekends sitting on the couch watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse with the kids with my foot elevated are no problem; work and date night (of course we have one of our big annual date nights in the middle of all this) are another issue entirely.

WORK:
What better excuse to jazz things up a little?  These boots, with their colorful accents, will make a nice transition into spring.  A cropped pant (I live in California, after all) shows them off nicely. Lately I'm wearing my shirts buttoned all the way up, with a big statement necklace peeking out from under the collar.  And skip the work bag; crutches demand a backpack...which are (surprisingly? mercifully?) making their way back into the fashion mainstream (or at least the hipster-stream).

DATE NIGHT:
I have lately become somewhat obsessed with this shoe.  For a pretty but comfortable drinks-and-dinner look, pair it with these joyful harem pants and a tuxedo-inspired blouseFingerless opera gloves add a touch of glamour -- and protect against callouses. And of course these deco earrings add a touch of sparkle. 
Form meets function.  Fantastic, for four weeks and counting.

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