Fashion Notes: Jacket: North Face, Workout Pants: Lululemon, Fanny Pack: 1990’s GAP, Striped Top: Max Mara (from my mom’s closet, I cut about half the shirt), Glasses: borrowed from Neal’s 11 year old friend, they say SF Giants on the side, Boots: Hunter, Hair: Sonja from Christopher Salon in Mill Valley.
I realize i’ve made comments poking fun of Marin County such as, “why is everyone dressed like they are about to embark on a white water adventure?”. I know it seems mean, but it’s based on pure truthful observation. In Marin County, Patagonia, North Face and L.L. Bean are the designer brands. Rare does one spot Chanel, Marni and Chloe – but beneath those outdoor jackets, you will find luxury labels.
My son Neal is on a traveling soccer team, it’s fun we explore towns in areas unfamiliar, and socialize with other parents. Since my socializing has been a little “distracting”, the team forces me to sit in a “special” seat during games. They claim it’s for “VIP” moms with fabulous style, but I know it’s the same chair used to calm kids down with ADD – I am onto their scheme.
The clothing for these “soccer affairs” is quite confusing -it’s cold, it’s hot, it rains – -you never know. So naturally, I got my hair blown out for this glamorous weekend and dressed like the rest of the Marin bunch. I decided to be functional and not make a pattern with my heels across the soccer field. I even (gasp) wore a North Face jacket and Lululemon yoga pants, in combination. My son Neal believes my North Face jacket is a children’s size, and likes to laugh at its size..he’s wrong, it’s supposed to be short and fitted.
I was comfortable all day in this look, and even with big name brands — I think I pulled off something cool – “Soccer mom Style”. The Fanny Pack, tight pants, Hunter rain boots and cropped jacket is a little sporty – and the hair, Max Mara top and Gold dangly earrings offer my Mara glamour I desire daily – – -it’s a little Jennifer Lopez –
See..we can even bring style on the soccer field – just be a little creative, and add some glamour.