Q. I’m a stay-at-home mom of 2 little boys. I recently bought myself a nice pair of brown pinstripe pants on a splurge. They are the only nice pants I own that fit me. The last three “dressy” occasions I attended, my sister-in-law was in the mix of people. Is it terrible if I wear the same pants each time? Should I just tell her the situation? I typically spend my days in jeans. Over the last four years I have fluctuated between maternity clothes, post baby sizes (starting at 10) all the way to my current size 2. We’re planning on having another baby soon, so I don’t want to invest in too many “nice” clothes that I will rarely get to wear. Any ideas to mix it up?
- Same Pair
A. Don’t fret over wearing the same nice pants to several parties; men do it all the time with suits to the office. The best way to mix it up is to always wear a different top when seeing the same guests and choose eye-catching jewelry to additionally distract friends, particularly your sister-in-law. You don’t have to worry about size with jewelry so you can be a two or a ten and still wear a cool necklace.
1. Diane von Furstenberg Austral Halter Top, $185 at saks.com
2. TOMMY HILFIGER Paisley Pleated Top, $59.50 at macys.com
3. Beach necklace, $64 at bananarepublic.com
4. Bubble necklace, $150 at jcrew.com
5. Subversive® for Target® Cameo Multi-Row Necklace, $59.99 at target.com