Overalls? I’m Not Buying It … Anymore

Optimized-Guarino_002-2Optimized-Guarino_003Over the last few years we have seen the overall trend take over as a springtime must-have. On many women they are adorable; certainly the high-waisted 70s style and even the full-leg, boyfriend style. But for me, I did my time in overalls and I will not go back. Let me explain: I had a pair of overalls over the four years that I was either pregnant, post-pregnant, or pregnant-again with my two boys. They were my go-to’s and at their peak were a dependable, stylish choice for my expanding waistline. Even when they ripped at the knee I continued to wear them, thinking: these are even more cool with ripsBut something happened at the end of those four years: I got sick of those overalls. And they started to lose their cool-factor. What I once considered cute and edgy became tired and baggy. I remember looking at myself in the mirror one day and saying, that’s it – I am done.

The last time I wore them my younger son was about 3 months old. He and I smiled for the camera and after we took these photos I said good bye to my one-time staple, for good. But just because I said good bye doesn’t mean I didn’t love them; they played a significant role in my life. It simply means it was time to let go and move forward. And so I have no remorse when I see others rocking their overalls. In fact, I applaud them. As for me, I am done. I’m not buying it … anymore!

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Overalls, it’s over. I’m not buying it!

Princess Diana made overalls sexy

Princess Diana made overalls sexy                                                                                                        Photo courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar #TheList

Harper’s Bazaar #TheList, highlights the women on the street having a love affair with the all-in-one denim piece called the overall. For several years overalls were my best friend. They were my best friend when I was pregnant with my first baby 18 years ago; they were my best friend after baby #one was born and before I could fit comfortably in my regular clothes; they were my best friend three years later when I was pregnant with baby #two, and kept me company, again, for the first few months post-delivery. A tried-and-true best friend. But then … not. There was the day my mother looked at me (as only a mother can) and said, “It’s time to say good bye to the overalls.”

I haven’t worn them since. I think overalls have a shelf-life. You have to be at a certain place in your life to wear overalls successfully. Otherwise, you end up looking just a little weird, with droopy drawers. If now is your time, go for it. For me? It’s time to find a new best friend. I’m not buying it!

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