For as long as I can remember, my best friend Kaylin has basically been my stylist. I don’t think I’ve made a major fashion purchase in the last five years without consulting her first.
I’ve Facetimed her from many dressing rooms. We’ve texted dozen of links a week of things we like or are thinking of buying. Many of my favorite purchases I’ve bought because she bought them and insisted that I needed the item. She’s the reason I wear mules. She’s the only reason I’ve ever worn anything animal print or camo. She’s pushed me outside of my comfort zone of mostly jeans and tees and is the only reason anyone ever might think I’m occasionally fashionable or trendy.
Since college we’ve lived on opposite coasts. Nearly every morning since then, we text each other pictures of our outfits. Literally mirror selfies. Many of my outfit ideas have come from a mirror selfie she’s sent me of what she’s wearing. Sometimes I’ve literally just worn the same thing on the same day (different coasts – no one will ever know! haha).
We both enjoy getting dressed in the morning. She lives for the Nordstrom sale. I’m likely to be found flipping through the racks of a consignment store. She’s an early adopter of nearly every trend (and somehow always knows what’s coming). I wait until she’s tested the trend out and assures me it’s a good investment. I wear more pink but live for neutrals. She’s bolder with her color choices. She works full-time outside the home and has to be a little more professional than I do. I work part-time from home and am casual all the time. We usually like a lot of the same stuff and there’s plenty of overlap in our closets.
We’ve talked for years about starting an Instagram account together of our outfits. We would say we were going to do it and never did. We jokingly called it “texts from my best friend’s closet” because both of our long mirrors were on our closet doors. We said we’d finally do it once we thought of a catchy name for it.
Then one day, we did – @momsinthemirror.
Two moms. Mirror selfies only. We don’t have people to take our pictures and we aren’t professionals. We wear mostly practical clothes that work for toting around kids and doing real life. We still want to be trendy and put together but we aren’t going to tell you we wear heels often (we don’t). We hope it’s fun (for us and for you), relatable, and gives other Moms ideas about how to put together the clothes they already own in new ways.
If you like this kind of thing, follow along, won’t you?