It only makes sense that the week I announce I am no longer going to run my own blog carnival I would link up to a new carnival. It seems like a very me kind of thing to do.
You see Jenny and Emily over at Mommin It Up have been blog friends for a long time and they told me yesterday they were going to start a brand new carnival called Pin For The Wednesdays where bloggers could link up posts about things they had pinned on Pinterest and actually accomplished. (you ARE following me on Pinterest, right?)
So I said to Jenny, “Well that is cool and all, but I am a serious writer now. No time for carnivals.” Ok so I didn’t really say that, but I did immediately think, “So wait, I am supposed to actually DO the things I pin on Pinterest?”
But then today as I was getting dressed I had a few outfits that I had pinned in my brain and decided to see if I could pull it off. I felt like I pulled it off well and loved the way I looked but then realized I had nowhere to go and was looking pretty spiffy. So I posted this to Facebook:
As you can see, Jenny wasted NO time pimping out her blog. That is kind of how she rolls. And since she has been so good about linking up to Things I Love Thursday over the years I figured I could repay the favor.
So here are a few pins I was inspired by:
I had this dress/ shirt thing I got on a deal site like a year ago and have never known quite what to do with it because frankly it is a size too big and therefore quite unflattering. Here is what it looks like in its natural state.
Using Pinterest as inspiration I managed to take this dress I had never worn and paired it with a cardigan I picked up at a second hand store and didn’t quite know what to do with and put together what I think is an adorable outfit.
It gives me a much better defined waistline (although it is driving me batty that I didn’t pull down the sweater that is pouching up there on the right) and I look put together with minimal effort. I love wearing dresses with leggings because unlike tights I feel like I have a little more freedom to do all the bending and floor sitting that being a mom requires. I might try the outfit again with a brown belt and brown boots just to mix it up a bit because I am loving the black/brown trend that I am seeing all over Pinterest too.
What is your favorite fashion inspiration for "mommy fashion"?
This post is linked up to Pin For the Wednesday at Mommin It Up