Monday, July 21, 2008

Rosie Remix


Recently, a reader wrote to me wanting to update her 'Stay At Home Mum' style. Already quite the cute mama, she wanted to incorporate a more vintage feel into her daily wardrobe, and asked me to look to Rosie The Riviter for some inspiration. So I've put together a few options for daytime and a few for playtime.



I don't believe that mums have to live in pants or jeans. Given that small children require lots of bending and floor time though, skirts need to have lots of movement. I've included this plaid number for those days when the babysitter is on call and a sexy someone meets you for lunch. Our mystery mama is still nursing, so 'easy access' tops, that flatter a larger bust, are critical here. So to create balance, I've focused on her lovely hourglass shape. Wedge heels are a great alternative to court shoes. They give you a bit more stability and are a much more flattering choice with these longer line skirts.




Of course, you can always break out the denim for days at the park, and it wouldn't be a 'Rosie' look with out a little blue. Once again, I've focused on the waist using vests instead of belts to give this look more shape. Updating 'Rosie's' polkadot scarf, is the super cute polka dot head band. A few big curls in the fringe, and you're good to go.


After all this talk of Rosie, I chose to channel her myself today, and fixed a little scarf action for a day of housework and errands. And I think this is a super kawaii do!


13 comments:

Lady Melbourne said...

It sure is super kawaii!
What great outfits, I imagine if I was a mum I would dress just like that.
I just watched your hair tutorial and it's fab! I'd love to see more SKM TV!
LM
x

Amy G said...

Love it! Rosie the Riveter was the very essence of capability and can-do attitude, so she is just the one to channel for a must-do day! Good job!

Tizzalicious said...

Wowow, I love everything you picked!

WendyB said...

Great picks!

susie_bubble said...

Your dotty head scarf is superb...

Super Kawaii Mama said...

LM: Thank you. There is sure to be more SKM TV on its way.
Amy G: She does make you feel a little more competent.
Tizz: I thought you'd love all the polka dots.
Wendy: Thank you, and I love the new avatar pic.
Susie Bubble: I had to have a passport photo done today and thought it would be fun. They made me take it off though because apparently you can't wear anything fancy in the picture!

enc said...

These are really creative ways to keep from frumping out as a stay-at-home mom! Beautiful choices.

lady coveted said...

oooh rosie is awesome, and you're version of her is even better! perfect hair and scarf.
:)

Alison said...

These outfits are so delicious! Thank you, thank you, thank you for giving me this fabulous makeover-I've already started adding these ideas into my current wardrobe mix with a few belts(I never wore belts before, but I'm already loving this look). I can't wait until I get the chance to do some more shopping.

:)Alison

Cait said...

Amazingly flattering outfits!

Super Kawaii Mama said...

Enc: The Anti Frump message will reach the masses.
Lady Coveted: Thanks M'lady.
Alison: You're welcome. I can't wait to see some new outfit shots.

Shady said...

Beautifully done as always! I love your choices, and your hair is so adorable that way :)

Always In Style said...

Such super outfits - and I love your makeup!