Fashion Friday: From Anxious Mom to Instant Badass with the Help of Cool Friends.

Fashion Friday: From Anxious Mom to Instant Badass with the Help of Cool Friends.

I'm a rule follower from way back- but, I've always wanted to look like a badass.  And nowadays, I find myself skewing nerd about even the slightest potential danger.  All the more reason to counteract that by dressing like I don't give a damn.  

Thankfully, I've got badass friends with great style.  They know all the tricks of the trade without even "knowing" them, you know?   

If you're like me and find yourself disaster-thinking your way through the day, let my 4 daring friends help you get a clue.  

Here's what they do:

1. Ally wears dark lipstick and takes major nail risks.  

Here's me trying out both with a resting bitch face, which I've been working on since high school.  Still looks like I got a bad whiff of something.  

 World's largest phone showcasing my Simpson's blue nail polish, a color I don't recommend.      Badasses do black nails.    

World's largest phone showcasing my Simpson's blue nail polish, a color I don't recommend.   

Badasses do black nails.  

2.  Maureen wears legit high tops.

 Celebrating the Cubs win like a badass in real b-ball shoes.

Celebrating the Cubs win like a badass in real b-ball shoes.

Ok, I've been doing this one for a while, but I tend to play it safe with the white Converse.  Maybe I should try these and pretend I wear them when I'm not at roller-derby.  

  Do badasses go to Jazz Fest?

Do badasses go to Jazz Fest?

3.  Taaj does big hoops and a middle part.  

 A nose ring can't hurt!  And check out her friend's cat eye!

A nose ring can't hurt!  And check out her friend's cat eye!

I've just recently made the move to the middle part, but I need help taming the frizz!  

 These are the biggest hoops I could find.  Thumbs up?   Badasses don't do thumbs up.  

These are the biggest hoops I could find.  Thumbs up?

Badasses don't do thumbs up.  

Side note:  I feel extra proud of myself for trying this badass earring trend with my unused double pierce from 1998:  threader earrings!  

 I don't have a double pierce on the other ear so, the earring is longer.     Badasses don't care about equal earring length  OR even matching earrings!!

I don't have a double pierce on the other ear so, the earring is longer.  

Badasses don't care about equal earring length  OR even matching earrings!!

4.  Megan wears dark eyeliner and a moto jacket.  

 Megan's is from  Michael Kors .  

Megan's is from Michael Kors.  

I found this treasure at a thrift store yesterday and felt like an instant badass.  

 Nice!   Never mind that I'd never be caught dead on an actual motorcycle. Never mind that it's from H&M and the "shearling" is all hard and scratchy.   Badasses wear stuff that looks old and worn out from all the risky stuff they're doing.

Nice!   Never mind that I'd never be caught dead on an actual motorcycle. Never mind that it's from H&M and the "shearling" is all hard and scratchy.

Badasses wear stuff that looks old and worn out from all the risky stuff they're doing.

 

So, catch me taking ALL the safety precautions but find yourself wondering if I'm a closet daredevil 'cause I'm looking the part, thanks to my friends!

How about YOU, mom?  You gonna try this stuff?  Fool people into thinking you don't ever use a blinker or switch to airplane mode!  Maybe, after a while, that'll start to feel like a possibility.  Maybe, after a while, this badass costume will rub off we'll all go wild!  

Hope you do something freeing this weekend!  

Stay cool.

 

Let me know what else a badass wears in the comments below!

   

 

 

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