Winter Wardrobe Favorites

The other day my mom asked why I haven’t posted much about fashion. And my first response was - “well, I’ve been living in a shit storm for months, I don’t have much to say about fashion these days.” And then I realized, I’ve actually been having some fun, bright, and easy fashion moments.  As superficial as it sounds, sometimes cute clothes make everything right in the world.  And then I realized, I’m not actually in a shit storm, life is different, but good. Great even.  I have a lot to be grateful for and happy about.  And this season I’ve been living my best mama fashion life with a couple of basics, a bit of color, some sparkle, and leather.  Here’s a few of my faves:  

I found this sequence top at Zara and it was basically a staple of my holiday season. I wore it clubbing with leather pants, to a work holiday party with a blazer and slacks, and out with girlfriends in my leather and Chanel. Literally, the top was $39 and it saved my event wardrobe this season!  And is there anything better in the world than a badass leather jacket?!

I found this sequence top at Zara and it was basically a staple of my holiday season. I wore it clubbing with leather pants, to a work holiday party with a blazer and slacks, and out with girlfriends in my leather and Chanel. Literally, the top was $39 and it saved my event wardrobe this season!  And is there anything better in the world than a badass leather jacket?!

So, Seattle is dreary in the winter so what better way to say f-you grey skies and crazy holiday season than a floral number with big flowy pants. It’s so out of place that it’s kinda magical, non?? The top is blousy, but I prefer to wear it tied up, especially because I like the high waist look of the pants.  Seemed sad not to show that off! 

So, Seattle is dreary in the winter so what better way to say f-you grey skies and crazy holiday season than a floral number with big flowy pants. It’s so out of place that it’s kinda magical, non?? The top is blousy, but I prefer to wear it tied up, especially because I like the high waist look of the pants.  Seemed sad not to show that off! 

Despite what the above photos might show, I actually tend to wear a lot of black.  I wore this jacket one day to my gym/social club and one of the members came up and gave me a hug and said “I’m so glad to see you’re out of black, you look amazing.” I knew then and there that green jacket was going to make a repeat appearance. I love the idea of throwing on a bright color on a dreary day. Plus green is like black, it goes with everything! Ookkurrrr! 

Despite what the above photos might show, I actually tend to wear a lot of black.  I wore this jacket one day to my gym/social club and one of the members came up and gave me a hug and said “I’m so glad to see you’re out of black, you look amazing.” I knew then and there that green jacket was going to make a repeat appearance. I love the idea of throwing on a bright color on a dreary day. Plus green is like black, it goes with everything! Ookkurrrr! 

Aaannnddd an LBD for the win. Seriously. A little black dress always saves the day.  I was even able to use mine to throw together a Halloween costume last minute. (I’m Holly Go Lightly and my daughter Elle is my cat) . But look, I’m not kidding I own more than one of these, and they are basically my work costume.  I don’t care what kind of shape I’m actually in, they somehow always seem to make me look like an actual human.  I don’t even have to think about what I’m putting on in the morning. (Mom’s, you know how valuable this is!)  My son calls it my “skinny business lady dress.” - that boy is going places, I’m telling you!!

Aaannnddd an LBD for the win. Seriously. A little black dress always saves the day.  I was even able to use mine to throw together a Halloween costume last minute. (I’m Holly Go Lightly and my daughter Elle is my cat) . But look, I’m not kidding I own more than one of these, and they are basically my work costume.  I don’t care what kind of shape I’m actually in, they somehow always seem to make me look like an actual human.  I don’t even have to think about what I’m putting on in the morning. (Mom’s, you know how valuable this is!)  My son calls it my “skinny business lady dress.” - that boy is going places, I’m telling you!!

Crystal Ahmadi