I love Betsey Johnson but the above drawing has very little to do with this post except that it is about Betsey Johnson. I found it and was like this is perfect because The Husband Aaron loves comic book heroes and I love Betsey Johnson so I had to share this with you!
Anyway, ever since I got pregnant I started wondering how long I could keep up my charade of dressing crazy, wild, and young. I live in the Upper east Side of Manhattan and I get a lot of compliments and weird looks because I dress outlandishly… even to mommy and me class. I’ve gotten snide remarks before from other moms like about how they are too busy to care about such frivolous things as fashion.
Yes, fashion is frivolous. It’s not like water or oxygen… you won’t die without it. BUT, for me I can’t really live without it. If I didn’t have fashion I would still be alive I just wouldn’t really be living. I would be a robot. I need fashion to express myself and help myself feel confident and to me that’s really living.
So once I had a kid I started to have visions of mom jeans or dressing very conservatively… what would the other moms at PTA think? I can’t wear Betsey Johnson to a preschool interview… the teachers will think I am nuts. Then I started to think… at what age will I have to tone done my style?
Maybe that’s why I got so depressed after having a baby?Luckily, I somehow snapped out of my stupor and realized I will never be able to dress blandly and more importantly I will never be able to stop wearing clothes by my favorite designer, Betsey Johnson. I chose this pick of her because you can see her wrinkles but she still looks fab. And guess what? She will be 70 this year! Happy Early Birthday Betsey Johnson. And she is a mom and grandma so you know motherhood didn’t stop her from dressing to the beat of her own drum.
I have been to 3 Betsey Johnson fashion shows and at the end of everyone she comes out in a fabulous dress…and does a cartwheel! This is how I want to be when I am 70… wearing a tutu and doing cartwheels!