My favorite mamas and I are linking up today to bring you our very own Red Carpet fashions! During award season, it’s impossible to avoid the question, “Who are you wearing?” When you’re a mom, particularly one of small children, the question might more aptly be, “Whose breakfast are you wearing?” Glam is not really our thing.
In the spirit of the #365FeministSelfie movement, we’re getting real and bringing you our very own Red Carpet Motherhood Selfies. But before I tell you what I’ll really be wearing on Oscar night, I’m going to address a pressing fashion dilemma: What if you can’t enjoy the awards show from the privacy of your own couch, alone with your husband? What if you are attending or (gasp) hosting a party that night? A few weeks ago I introduced my brilliant party attire alternative for tired mamas- remember #Sweatchic? Let me jog your memory:
The concept behind #sweatchic is simple- pajamas, yoga pants, sweats, T-shirts paired with fancy jewelry and dazzling makeup. For the weary mother who is hosting her very own Oscar Party, it’s the best of both worlds! Way to be a trendsetter, mama!
Back in the day, I had killer Oscar parties every year. With an actual “red carpet” courtesy of JoAnn Fabrics, an establishment you might assume I now frequent more regularly as a mother of two. (You would be wrong.) We wore fancy clothes, made appetizers, insisted that each guest vote for their predicted winners, and then awarded a statue to the winner. (I totally won most of the time. Because, duh.)
These parties were epic, complete with after-party late night strolls to a local bowling alley in our finery. I loved getting dressed up and wearing my long-lasting dramatic lipstick. These days, though I still may revel in a high-quality waterproof mascara and tinted moisturizer, getting dolled up just isn’t happening.
But for this year’s festivities, even #sweatchic is too much work for this mama. I plan on wearing the following while I watch the Oscars on my couch:
- Those exact sweatpants- they truly are inimitable.
- That same T-shirt- we call it “Mommy’s uniform” in these parts.
- My glasses
- A heated neck wrap filled with aromatic beans or something, fresh from the microwave. I have many aches and pains.
- 1-2 comfortable assorted throw blankets
Here is what I will not be wearing:
- A bra
- Anything with buttons
- My sleepy children draped across my body- those suckers are going to bed before Melissa and Joan take their seats.
So the question is… #WhoAreYOUWearingMom ? Tweet it, share it on Instagram, or, if you’re a blogger, link up your own post – feel free to copy the graphic at the top of this post. The linkup will be open until Sunday night. This Award Season, let’s celebrate real mom fashion!”
I love it, Steph! Nothing says, “fuck it world, I’m doing what I want today”, quite like gray sweatpants. Lol, you wear it well!
Why thank you! I’m wearing them right now…
Oh my god. I just realized that my uniform is almost identical to yours except my shirt is an ochocinco shirt for pom wonderful pistachios that says “Get crakin'” on the sleeve. It’s the sports numbers that make it more comfy, right?
Get crakin’- ha! As a non-sports fan, I try to integrate numbers into my wardrobe in authentic ways. And yes, totally more comfy. By the way, you killed this post. Killed it.
You look so beautiful, Steph! Isn’t it funny! We are talking about “letting it all hang out” and, wow, it all hangs pretty good, dammit! I liked this idea when we talking about it. Seeing it live…I like it even more! I’m feeling really jazzed right now by the whole thing. Yay, me and us!
Damn right, we look good! I love it too! 🙂
Oh, I love you. And I want to attend your party one day. This had me laughing out loud (and I couldn’t stop from that point on): “Courtesy of JoAnn Fabrics, an establishment you might assume I now frequent more regularly as a mother of two. (You would be wrong.)”
I should really look into a neck warming bean bag. Otherwise we’re twins.
I’m not lying- at this very moment– NOON where I am– I am wearing those sweatpants and typing with the neck pillow around my neck. And wouldn’t we have had the best time together at that party? (stifled sobs.)
What a great idea for a party! Unfortunately awards shows usually get preempted by other things in our house-some sort of sporting event, cartoons, reruns of something they’ve seen 57 times already… But hey, I can live vicariously through other folks who actually get to watch that stuff! You look fab (and very comfy) in your fancy awards show watching outfit! 🙂
We like to save our Awards Show viewing for after the kids go to bed. We record it so that not only can we watch in peace, we can skip speeches from annoying people. 🙂
I will be wearing a VERY similar outfit in which to watch the Oscars. My favorite pajama pants have buttons, but they are strictly decorative and serve no function (they have owls printed all over them, so they are kind of glam). I will also be wearing one of those tanks with the built-in shelf bra to create the illusion of glamour without the discomfort of an actual, working bra. Because I am classy like that.
See, decorative buttons are TOTALLY OK. And owls make it even more awesome. I love owls, and I’m jealous that you have owl pajama pants. Gotta get some of those. Way to work in the shelf bra- now that’s good thinking. 🙂
That sounds pretty good to me! That party sounds fun. 🙂 And the throw blanket looks lovely on you (I also love your glasses and cute haircut… so jealous)!
Aw, thanks! That kind of makes my day. Man, do I love comfy blankets…
You look fab wearing your #Sweatchic. No fair, I just checked my selfies and I look like a wet duck in 90% of them.
I thought looking like a duck was supposed to be a *good* thing in selfies! Duckface, right? 😉
Snuggling under my fleece throws once the kids are in bed is one of the absolute treasures of motherhood! And you rock #sweatchic, by the way. 🙂
I crave my couch-blanket time!!! I start getting excited about it around 4:00 pm. Or earlier! 😉 And thanks!
Bra-less and on the couch. 🙂 The best way to enjoy award season.
I’ve heard bralessness leads to godlessness. No wait, that’s cleanliness and godliness…
Do those bean neck warmer things really work? Also, our outfits are stunningly lovely in their similarity. My sweats are dingy white, and my go-to t-shirt is black but other than that? So similar. And you look gorgeous.
Also? Dang – I wish I knew you back in the day. Your parties sound epic!
Oh I am SO sad that we never got to have an epic party together. Maybe in 10 years? We’ll be cool again by then, right? And I love my neck warmer. Love it. Totally makes my neck hurt less.
I have to admit that reading all the posts from your link up are making me worry. If I already am sweatpants, tshirts, don’t care with NO KIDS, what will I do when I have them?!
Well, it will be MUCH less of a shock, then! Good strategy! 🙂
I used my knees to hide my boobs. You used a blanket. That’s much classier! LOL
I’m all class, baby.
So glad that I am not alone. I should have added, that a glass of wine (after 5pm) is usually my accessory! FUn linkup!
Yes! How could I forget the wine? 😀
YES to no bra! woop! As soon as it gets dark outside my “house bra” goes flying across the room. Done! Hahaha! And oh yeah, I have two comfy throws on the couch!
Loved this SO MUCH Stephanie! xoxo
I’m so glad you joined us- isn’t this fun! My “house bra” often ends up in random places, too. When I’m done with it, I’m done. Doesn’t matter if I’m in the kitchen. 😀
Bras are over rated and the girls always seem to seep out the bottom anyway! Off with them! I too have a slight obsession with comfy blankets, as I do with comfy clothes. Some days I wear both…yes…I own a snuggy.
Your Oscar parties sound like my old school New Years parties. They were epic. Now, we revel in the fact that we can go to each others houses in our lounge wear and splurge on a pizza instead of fancy finger foods.
Oh I am SO with you! I highly prefer hanging out with my girls in our comfy clothes and ordering pizza. The old days were fun, but this isn’t half bad either…
Blankets is *definitely* more where I’m at, but I do like the thinking behind #Sweatchic 🙂
Love me some blankets!
It’s the juxtaposition of dressy and cazh that makes this outfit so fashion-forward. 🙂
Right? I’m SO fashion-forward. 😉
LOL! I was just thinking about how much I love all of my throw blankets! What did we ever do without fleece? (she asks wearing a fleece sitting on a fleece blanket protecting the sofa from the dogs).
Also I totally have a mom’s uniform! One pair of Aeropostale sweats and a T-Shirt I got in Hilton Head two years ago. I almost wore it to BlogHer with yoga pants, because that’s who I am. But my sister talked me out of it.
Maybe we need a selfie day at BlogHer!!!
I love this, and totally do the dress up the mom outfit to go out to eat with the fam. I know. Classy.
Seriously? What did we DO before fleece? Love my uniform. Love the idea of selfie day at BlogHer!
LMAO. I agree with Don’s comment. And I can’t stop laughing at your fancy neckline!! You are gorgeous, mama. And I covet your short hair. You will always be glam to me, even in sweats.
Aw, thanks. xoxo
I usually wear the same thing! Granted, when I go out, I put on real pants. But I love going braless. Sundays are usually braless days.
Yay for braless Sundays! Woot!
Because, who needs a bra!? 😉
“Sweatchic!” I love it. Story of my life. 🙂
I love this, but saw it too late. Will you be doing again for the Oscars? I love Awards season!
I’m not sure if we will do it again! That’s a great question… I will get back to you! 🙂