"A woman who dares to dream, has ambition,
and is smart. That's sexy."
My husband and I have been married for close to 22 years. We were fresh out of college when we first met. He was an aspiring sound engineer, and I, the artsy, whimsical, lover of fashion. And interesting pair, but for some strange reason, it was a great match.
After many years of marriage and raising our teenage sons (12 & 16), sometimes I feel rather...well, let's just say that sometimes I feel less than desirable. I feel like I'm a Mom, and less like a woman that one would be attracted too. Do some of you understand what I mean? Am I alone with this feeling? It's not that I don't feel attractive physically, but sometimes I feel as if I've lost my mojo. In these instances, I'll find myself going into my coquettish mode, and I work a little harder at removing the stigma often associated with being a middle-aged mother of two...I go daring.
I have discovered that, for my life, I have to have several different wardrobes to pull from. Which wardrobe I select from depends largely on what I'm trying to accomplish. There is, of course, my wardrobe for having fun with my family; social events; outfits for religious services and occasions, etc, etc. And then there is the wardrobe for alone time with my husband. These pieces usually consist of items that step outside the "I'm a conservative Mom" box and into the "I'm bold and I'm daring" box. Today's look is a perfect example of the latter. Enjoy!
Today's look: Double Side Slit Dress: Tango Rose on Balboa Island for $15, Shoes by Michael Kors via TJ Maxx, Hat: Eric Javitz (old but similar HERE), Stacked cuff: from Mexico (similar on Amazon), Polish is Devil's Advocate by essie.
When I tried this dress on, I stepped out of the dressing room and said to my husband, "I'll have to sew up the side slits a bit." He looked puzzled and said, "Why?" Needless to say, I left the slits alone. This look definitely takes me out of the stereotype zone. I feel va va voom, and yet, with the added touches of femininity and classic details, I haven't loss sight of Glenda. Which is important: (tweet this) When trying a new look, go for it, but still keep pieces of you in the overall look. And no, it isn't your imagination, my legs are a shade or two lighter. I need some sun on them.
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Photos by Freddy
Photos by Freddy
And now, a product review from an innovative company called lookie lous!This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links.
I have always been impressed when I learn about a woman who has an idea, and then works towards making that idea a reality. Such is the case for Kelly Coty, the creator of the revolutionary eyewear called lookie lous. When approached by the company to do a product review and give-away, I was excited to do just that.
|lookie lous and their decorative pouch.|
|Me in my transparent lookie lous.|
While wearing the lookie lous for some time I did find that the fit did begin to feel uncomfortable on the bridge of my nose and behind my ears. Two areas that I am very sensitive. However, when my husband tried them on, he found the fit quite comfortable in both areas. I came to the conclusion that the shape of our heads is most likely the determining factor in the comfort. While my head is more narrow and oval, Fred's head shape is fuller and round.
|Fred in the transparent lookie lous.|
My overall impression of lookie lous: First, I would like to offer my congratulations to the creator, Kelly Coty, for inventing such a unique and inventive product. Like a stated previously, I am always impressed by daring women who have the guts and guile to make things happen and come to life. For the low price of $39.99, I do believe that the product is a worthwhile purchase. The only issue I had was with the sensitivity on the bridge of my nose and behind my ears. This may not be a concern for you.
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I received compensation in exchange for writing this review. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.