Skip to main content
Lessons for Getting Dressed

One last photo shoot with my in-house (and I mean that literally) interns. This set of photos was taken by by youngest daughter on her last day of summer break. We spent a ton of time together last week and we talked a lot about my business and telling stories. I told her I use photos to tell stories too. Every Monday, I share an outfit and an idea on how clothes can make women feel great. I wore this simply summer outfit to show her I can feel pretty and put together without having to be fancy, wear a ton of makeup, or spend a lot of time getting ready. 

I decided to spend this Labor Day recapping the lessons I share with my girls every day.

Lesson #1: Take good care of your clothes and they will last longer.

The outfit is really simple, but still makes me feel great. The white denim shorts are from Lands' End and thanks to my Clorox bleach pen, still look great. They get worn again and again. 

I harp on them to put clothes away, hang up dresses, fold sweaters neatly and learn how to remove stains. My 8th grader now does her own laundry and they both are experts at folding and sorting. They are learning the value of what they possess.

Lessons for Getting Dressed

Lesson #2: Labels don't matter.

I wear things from Target to Gucci and everything in between. I shop for fit, fashion and quality. Labels really don't mean much to me. I get as many compliments on a dress from Zara that was $34.99 as I do a leather jacket from Ralph Lauren that was priced at $5000 (but I had a retail discount, so don't fret). 

The lesson is that I build a wardrobe around what works for me, not what others tell me to buy. This top is from a favorite boutique in Paris called Berenice. I always send friends there and they are shocked that it's not expensive (it's J.Crew pricing). The clothes are fabulous and I always find something there that makes me happy.

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

Healthy Summer Snacks for Kids

Healthy Summer Snacks for Kids

While I am so excited to have a more relaxed schedule during the summer, it also means staying active with the kids and making our lunches on-the-go both healthy and fun for the girls. Lisa Drayer, M.A., R.D. also knows how hard it can be to get kids interested in healthy ...read more

Simple Summer Strawberry Recipes

The Best Simple Strawberry Recipes

Being that it's National Strawberry Month and strawberry season is in full effect, we thought it would be a great time to share some of our favorite strawberry recipes. I, for one, am willing to try strawberry ANYTHING and with so many delicious recipes to choose from I am going ...read more

frozen strawberry pie recipe

10 Sweet Strawberry Recipes to Try This Summer

Hey fellow strawberry fans, wouldn't you like to add some sweet strawberry recipes to your life?! There is nothing like biting into a perfectly ripe strawberry. My kids live for them and so do I frankly. Being that strawberry season in Florida will be coming to a close soon, I ...read more

Lesson #3: Wear more of what makes you feel good.

Being a 40+ style blogger comes with some wisdom. I have sorted my closet to include only things that work for my body type and that I want to reach for again and again. You can read more about my philosophy here.

Lessons for Getting Dressed

Lesson #4: When you can, support other women with your choices

Shopping for a cause always appeals to me. If I'm going to spend money, I feel better knowing it's supporting another small business for a great cause. Last week I purchased a t-shirt for my teen from ivory Ella. 10% of the purchase went to fight childhood cancer. 

These shoes are another example. Two cousins (read more here) started this footwear brand and I love their vision and dream. Sure, Zappos and Tory Burch could fill my sandal needs, but these sure are cute AND they support  drea,.

Pin it and wear it.

Use pinterest to organize your outfit and give yourself parenting inspiration.

Lessons for Getting Dressed

This Lessons for Getting Dressed feature is not sponsored.

Related Articles