Dear Life: Wear that edition

I’m a mom. A married mom. A married working mom who lives on a realistic budget. Real life ain’t always pretty ya’ll! However I am a woman. A NYC born and bred woman who likes to look good. One can’t buy style. And expensive does not by default equal stylish. Which is why I do cartwheels every time I wear my orange MNG by Mango dress that I scored for like $40 at JCPenney months ago. 

MNG by Mango - purchased at JCPenney, currently sold out

When the weather finally warmed up I bust this beauty out of the closet and literally every. single. time. I wear this dress I get a compliment. Men, women and children all like the fit and the color. This slightly boxy sheath with POCKETS is a winner. I've dressed it up with heels and down with flat sandals. Worn it to work for presentations and to a concert to groove to some live music. Versatile and comfortable it just works. Sadly it’s sold out and now that Fall is upon us I must return her to my closet until next Spring and Summer (while the fabric is substantial I don’t want to elicit any pumpkin jokes). I’ll miss her. I wonder what will take her place and become my winter show stopper piece. I’m on the hunt for the perfect AFFORDABLE black jumpsuit. Have you seen her?