An installment of my monthly series highlighting stylish mamas. This month I’m super stoked to highlight a dear friend and ridiculously fashionable lady – Grace of Camp Patton!
Grace would probably protest if I called her a fashion plate, but I think that’s a pretty fair description. Back in August, she rocked a pair of harems and suddenly everyone I knew was reconsidering their position on the controversial pants. I mean, if Grace looked THAT fantastic in them, then maybe we should all give them a second thought?
She’s a stay-at-home mother of 3, but that doesn’t mean she’s not willing to be a little adventurous with her style. She doesn’t adopt every trend – just the ones that work for her and then she thoroughly rocks them. The best part is that she has a fantastically dry, self-deprecating sense of humor, so you know she doesn’t take herself – or her clothes – too seriously.
I should also mention that she has 3 ridiculously well-dressed, small children who make me desperately want a pair of rain boots. You’ll see what I mean.
Meet Grace 1 of 11
Too pretty, right?
Mom Uniform 2 of 11
What does your mom uniform look like?
Unless it's Sunday - anything that is not a dress or a skirt. Usually pants or shorts and a shirt and (wait for it ....) shoes!
Can’t Go Without… 3 of 11
What is one thing you never skip?Mascara - definitely mascara.
Sartorial Security Blanket 4 of 11
Do you have a sartorial security blanket?Any white shirt. They don't last long around here so when I find one I love I usually wear it a lot. Until it falls victim to something unbleachable.
Date Night 5 of 11
Quick! You have 5 minutes to get ready for a hot date with your husband. What's your quick fix for dressing yourself up?I always run the curling iron through my hair and sprinkle with hair powder. I'm pretty loyal to pants (I prefer flares!) and wedges and a flowyish top and have a few combinations I know I won't hate.
Impractical 6 of 11
What's the most impractical clothing item you own?Black-coated skinny jeans. they look ridiculous most places I frequent (Costco, the playground, church).
Pulled Together 7 of 11
What makes you feel pulled together?A workout and a shower in the morning.
Zara 8 of 11
If you had a child-free afternoon to shop, where would you go?I've never been to Zara but I would love to go see what all the fuss is about.
Hats Off 9 of 11
If you had a whole day when you didn't have to dress practically, what would you wear?
A trendy (non-basebally) hat. How do people make those look so nonchalant? I would get many a stare from my perch in the minivan.
A Happy Balance 10 of 11
What's the hardest part about dressing as a mother?I think reading (LOTS of) blogs and seeing fashionable young moms pull off rompers and overalls and adorably crazy printed pants like it's not big thang makes me feel like I should be able to dress that way too. But the reality is that I stay home most days and I would feel downright clowny going grocery shopping in (cute!) pleather pants and a floppy hat. Striking a happy balance between reality (comfort + the omnipresent danger that it will get diaper bombed on) and trendy is a challenge, but hopefully I get more and more confident as the years go on.
And the Kidlets 11 of 11
I have to include a few pics of Grace's super stylish tots- Julia (3), Sebastian (2), and Theo (10 mo). They wear those boots with EVERYTHING and it kills me.