Who Are You Wearing?

Posted on Jan 29 2014 - 12:10pm by Alexa B (Kat Biggie)

It is award season. Ahhh, Red carpet. I tried to watch one awards show last year and quite frankly, I didn’t even know who half the people were that were strutting down the red carpets. I am dis-connected. If I were to go to a Red Carpet event, I surely would have no idea what is in or out…

We mommies love to joke about the “mommy uniform” – ie, yoga pants and a t-shirt, that I many stay at home moms are guilty of wearing just about every day. So when my friend Katia, from I am the Milk, mentioned that she and some of my other favorite bloggers were going to do a spoof linkup “Mommy vs. Red-Carpet” in which we were all to post a picture of us in our daily getup, I thought that was pretty cool. And fun. And way less serious than most of my topics!

So without further ado, “Who are YOU wearing?”



I do love my yoga pants. So much, that I have several of the exact same pair. Sure do. And I have two FULL drawers of t-shirts. So today, I thought I’d bring you a picture of me in my gear. I am NOT red-carpet worthy, however, I am totally prepared for snot being wiped on my pants and shirt, food being spilled on me, paint being splashed all over me, and the likes of these daily events in my glamorous life.

Most of my clothes these days come from Kohl’s (when I’m getting fancy) or Target. I TRY to throw on a little color on my lips – because my sister insists that no lady should ever go out without lipstick. And I once heard the saying “Even an old barn looks better with a fresh coat of paint!” Ha!

So peeps, here you have it. Here’s who I am wearing!



So there you have it. Luckily I have had a few events lately in which I’ve gotten all fancied up, so I know I still have it in me.


But… it takes a lot to get there these days! And I’m okay with that.

If you want to join our tribe in this Mom Vs. Red Carpet fun, you can link up with any of these hosts:

Katia at I am the Milk

Jen at My Skewed View

Jean at Mama Schmama

Sarah at Left Brain Buddha

Stephanie at Mommy, For Real

Deb at Urban Moo Cow

Sarah at The Sadder but Wiser Girl

Kristi at Finding Ninee

Rachel at Tao of Poop

Jane at Nothing by the Book

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Freelance writer at Kat Biggie Press
Alexa B, who blogs as "Kat Biggie" is a wife, mother, and writer. She has three children and one in heaven. She recently self published a book entitled "Sunshine After the Storm: A Survival Guide for the Grieving Mother" which is available on Amazon. She blogs about life after the loss of one of her twin daughters to TTTS, motherhood, all things parenting, advocacy, grief support and social good.

22 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Katia
    January 29, 2014 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    Tiny makes an amazing accessory and I love the way she is so immersed in studying your nail polish! :-) Thank you so much for joining us, Alexa, I so appreciate it!

  2. Sarah Almond
    January 29, 2014 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    I too own multiple pairs of the same yoga pants. Champion-the cheap ones. And Target can be fancy, just call it Tar-jay! HA HA! Love the contrast between the two yous. We’re so glad you showed us what you were wearing! :-D
    Sarah Almond recently posted…Who Am I Wearing?: Clothes By Comfortable, Lack of Selfie Skills By MeMy Profile

  3. beth teliho
    January 29, 2014 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    You’re beautiful dressed up or not! And I loved: “toe polish, chipped” hahaha! I hear ya on that! Great post!
    beth teliho recently posted…Who Are You Wearing?My Profile

  4. Kristi Campbell
    January 29, 2014 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    I have multiple pairs of the same sweat pants (I like them more than yoga pants because they have pockets and I need my iphone that close to me) too. And your chipped nail polish is better than my chipped nails with no polish because you know – glamour! Seriously though you look gorgeous and are totally rocking that t-shirt!
    Kristi Campbell recently posted…What’s mom wearing?My Profile

  5. Janine Huldie
    January 29, 2014 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    Tiny is definitely the perfect accessory and I am trying to get dressed more lately, but I know it takes a lot with two small kids to take care of day in and day out, but Alexa that second picture proves you definitely still got it!! You are so gorgeous and beautiful from the inside out :)
    Janine Huldie recently posted…What Would You Do? ~ The Husband’s Secret ReviewMy Profile

  6. Rachel
    January 29, 2014 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    I think the name of your blog is perfect for this post! The thing that I have realized doing this awesome link-up is that we really don’t need the bling. Yes, you look beautiful dressed up. But, swear to god, you look JUST as beautiful in your mom wear! How cool is that?

  7. Stephanie @ Mommy, for Real.
    January 29, 2014 at 2:25 pm - Reply

    You sure do still have it in you! You clean up real good, lady! But you know what? I love your T-shirt au naturel look too. You rock that one just as much! I’m a big fan of Kohl’s and Target… they are staples in our house for all family members! ;) So glad you linked up with us- THANK YOU! xo
    Stephanie @ Mommy, for Real. recently posted…SweatChic Moms and the Red Carpet- Who are YOU Wearing?My Profile

  8. Jean
    January 29, 2014 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    It is about being prepared, isn’t it? It would be ridiculous to walk around the house in cashmere when we paint and cook and wipe boogies all day long. I love your accessory. My two accessories are my favorite part of my “look” too.
    Jean recently posted…Awards season makes me feel…pajama pantsMy Profile

  9. Allie
    January 29, 2014 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    What a great idea! I love it. I’m with you with who’s who on the Red Carpet – I haven’t a clue who most of these people are!? You look fabulous in BOTH pictures. A mom’s life is not glamorous but it can be very rewarding.
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  10. another jennifer
    January 29, 2014 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    I love this link up! Lately I’ve been more of a jeans and sweater kind of gal. I can’t quite remember the last time I bought new clothes. Sad really. I don’t know who half the celebrities are these days either. Oh well.

    p.s. I love your little accessory!

  11. Sarah
    January 29, 2014 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous – in both!!! And my toenail polish is very chipped, too! Thanks for joining us!
    Sarah recently posted…#365FeministSelfie Hits the Red Carpet: “Who Are YOU Wearing, Mom?”My Profile

  12. JenKehl - My Skewed View
    January 29, 2014 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    You are probably one of the few who understands how I feel about awards shows as well! We actually don’t have cable, and the last time I saw a movie that was nominated for an Academy Award it was Lord of the Rings. Other than that, I’m drawing a blank. And I would much rather be wearing my boy and his crud than anything else! (oh and a bowl of ice cream, ok not wearing, eating)
    JenKehl – My Skewed View recently posted…What Are You Wearing? This Mama’s Taking the #365selfie to the Red CarpetMy Profile

  13. Deb @ Urban Moo Cow
    January 29, 2014 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    Wait, does toenail polish come in unchipped?? I must have forgotten that after all this time. ;-) Thanks for linking up.
    Deb @ Urban Moo Cow recently posted…Who Else Would I Be Wearing?My Profile

    • katbiggie
      January 31, 2014 at 7:59 am - Reply

      LOL I wonder that myself… mine is pretty much never unchipped, except for maybe that one week following my annual pedi!!!

  14. Tamara
    January 29, 2014 at 10:56 pm - Reply

    You look absolutely glowing both in casual and in fancy.
    I don’t own a pair of yoga pants – isn’t that sad? I guess I’m waiting for the right ones.
    Tamara recently posted…Wanderlust: (A Guest Post By Work In Sweats Mama)My Profile

    • katbiggie
      January 31, 2014 at 7:59 am - Reply

      Thank you Tamara! You are too sweet. NO YOGA PANTS? Do you mean you actually get dressed in real clothes every day? LOL.

  15. Amber
    January 30, 2014 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    Yup, my look is basically the same. Only I usually don’t bother with the lipstick.
    Amber recently posted…Things That Annoy Me Thursday: People Doing Yoga On An AirplaneMy Profile

    • katbiggie
      January 31, 2014 at 8:00 am - Reply

      Truthfully, me either, but I needed to jazz it up – my face is pretty pasty and chapped lips!

  16. Marie Oliveira
    February 1, 2014 at 1:38 am - Reply

    I love that purple dress you have on! I hardly ever wear jeans anymore. I usually wear my running clothes or some type of clothes I can do exercises or hiking in. I do try to make sure my workout clothes fit my nicely and look good though. And I try to smooth my somewhat frizzy hair out so I don’t look so crazy and put on some eyeliner and curl my eyelashes. That’s pretty enough for me :)
    Marie Oliveira recently posted…Why vodka and I broke upMy Profile

    • katbiggie
      February 2, 2014 at 2:25 pm - Reply

      That was a very special event – it was the big annual March of Dimes Signature Chef’s event, and I was the key note speaker, so I had to be looking good! (I am pictured with one of the local TV news anchors.) I am usually in my workout clothes, although I don’t do much working out!!

  17. The Dose of Reality
    February 1, 2014 at 9:11 am - Reply

    Bwahahahaha! I. LOVE. THIS!!!! You are totally red carpet ready and beautiful whether you are all dolled up or in your mom uniform! I love your “accessory” and your nail polish (chipped). So, so cute!! –Lisa

    • katbiggie
      February 2, 2014 at 2:21 pm - Reply

      Thanks LIsa! I had a lot of fun with this post!

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