For the love of the Muu Muu
The fact that we force our bodies into denim every day is criminal, when we could be wearing something like this. I have had a thing for muu muu’s, a love even, since I was in college. When/If they have enough personality and detail you can even leave the house wearing them. Strangely, Brian doesn’t share this same love, and I get it, he’s not exactly having to tear himself away from me all day when I’m wearing these. But I’m pregnant and stuffing this belly into jeans in the Glendale summer heat is really just for special occasions. I was trying to figure out a way that I can style this one, which I love, so I can cruise around town, or work even, in this luxurious cotton comfort. The solution (which is kinda obvious) is dressing it up with a cute, structured hat, necklace and chunky heels (and a bag, which isn’t shown).
Sometimes it’s a good strategy to think of ‘what is the goal of my outfit’ as you are planning it (or scrambling in the closet). My goal with this is ‘cute and comfortable’. Not sexy or flattering, but this checks off the ‘Cute’ and the ‘Comfortable’ boxes really easily.
When you wear it just with flip flops and your hair, say, a total disaster, it can look like you got accidentally locked out of your house in the middle of the night…in 1776. But, throw on some accessories to help elevate the situation and you have a genuine outfit. The most comfortable, wonderful outfit that I have to convince myself not to wear every single day.
It’s not terribly ground breaking, but I was so excited when everyone (my staff and Brian) confirmed that this is indeed cute enough to actually leave the house in (and not just a ‘watering the tree’ outfit). I LOVE this pretty muu muu and have been wearing it poolside at my friend’s house or around my house/on the deck for months, but now, I’m taking this dress public. (For you non-pregnant people its totally acceptable, too, obviously).
*All photos by the lovely Stephanie Todaro.