Getting in Touch with My Inner 4 Year Old

This outfit was inspired by my new mom friend, B. Her kids go to school with my son and recently she and I were talking at the school playground about one of my favorite topics…clothing! I was telling her that I had a bunch of really cute skirts and dresses that I was itching to wear but “where the hell am I going dressed like that…the playground?” Her response was perfection: “Yeah. Why not? My four-year-old is running around the playground in her dress!”

Thanks to B., I decided why not start wearing my dresses and skirts…even if am only going to the playground. As long as I’m comfortable, I’m doing it! I’m getting in touch with my inner four-year-old!

So two days after this conversation, I styled this adorable green and navy striped dress with flat over the knee boots to keep it practical. And I wore it to the playground. Then I wore it around the house just doing mom stuff. And you know what happened? I felt freaking fantastic all day! So I recommend we all get in touch with our inner little people, the ones who would wear a princess gown and shiny shoes just to go to the playground. Get out your date night clothes or that outfit that you love but you never wear because it’s just too fancy for mom life, put it on, and wear the heck out that perfect outfit! Wear it to the grocery store. Wear it to drop off and pick up the kids. Wear it to run errands. Wear it because it makes you feel great. Wear it just to do your mundane daily mom stuff…and I guarantee you will not feel mundane at all! You will feel prettier, you will be more productive, you will smile more, you will have more confidence, and you will just have a better day than the ones you spend in sweatpants!

IMG_7127 IMG_7180 IMG_7195

IMG_7142 IMG_7116 IMG_7195

Dress: Women’s Stripe Ponte Fit and Flare Dress by Merona for Target. On clearance online for $8.38!

Sweater: Daisy Fuentes for Kohl’s. No longer available. Similar here and here.

Tights: Old Navy Ribbed Tights in Navy Blue. Currently on sale for $5.97.

Boots: Unisa Gillean Over The Knee Boot in Navy Blue from DSW. Currently on sale for $49.95 from $99.00.

Necklace: LC Lauren Conrad Runway Collection Fox Necklace.

Do you overdress sometimes just to feel good? Would you wear a dress to the playground?

Playing on the edge,


Linked with: Visible Monday with Not Dead Yet Style, Let It Shine A Link with Molly + Carly at Still Being Molly, Style Story Link Up with Kremb de la Kremb, Turning Heads Tuesday Link Up with Elegantly Dressed and Stylish, Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me Link Up with Garay Treasures


I am a 40 something Army wife and stay-at-home mother of 2 boys and 2 cats named Dave and Frankie. I have a passion for helping other women feel fabulous in the midst of this crazy, beautiful life.

12 Responses

  1. The coloring of your outfit is so fun and pretty!

  2. I’m glad you started wearing your very cute pieces! You really look fantastic! I love the color combination and the boots! Have a wonderful day in another beautiful outfit!


  3. Those boots are rockin’ awesome. I want!! Heehe. What a fun and colorful outfit. Thanks for linking up to my Style Story Shelbee!

    Love, Ann from Kremb de la Kremb

  4. You are so beautiful! & this is such a GREAT post! I tell myself all of the time that I need to be getting ready for the day even if I’m not going to go anywhere.. it would make all of the difference! thank you for inspiring me to try to do better at this! <3

  5. That is so true, why not looking good while waiting at the playground or while going grocery shopping (it’s a bit like Sex and the City!). I absolutely love your colour combo Shelbee. And thanks so much for your sweet words on my blog, you really made my day. Love, Kirsten xx

  6. B has some words of wisdom right there, (insert smile). I have actually worn a few nice outfits to our local parks or McDonalds and even felt alittle funny or out of place but embraced it and later on felt good that I did. Lovely layers and look here!
    Thank you for linking up to “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me”
    Rachel xo
    Garay Treasures

Leave a Reply