Sarah Jessica Parker Shows That Dressing Like Your Kids Isn't Always Cute

sarah jessica parkerAs far as I'm concerned, Sarah Jessica Parker can do no fashion wrong. And I'm pretty confident I'm not alone in thinking that. The woman has landed on countless Best Dressed lists; was hand-picked to run the Halston Heritage label; and I mean, hello: Sex and the City. She knows her stuff.

So, when I feasted mine eyes upon a recent photo of Parker leaving her apartment clad in a white lace dress, beige pea coat, sky high heels, and bright teal tights, naturally, I liked. I don't know if I'd necessarily be able to pull off such a bold get-up, but on SJP, it works. And it works well.

That is, until I found out what she coordinated said bright tights with. (Hint: It's two things, and they're actually alive.)


Her adorable twins, Tabitha and Marion! Well, she sort of coordinated them with the girls. The little ones were seen out and about that same day with their nannies in matching teal raincoats. Matching to each other, and matching to their mommy.

Honestly, I have no idea if this was done on purpose, if Parker was even the one to dress the girls or what, but it does bring up an interesting notion. Interesting to me, at least: Moms who dress like their kids.

In short, I'm for it. But there are stipulations. To me, at least.

I'm never one for anything too matchy-matchy. Be it a sole outfit, or two separate outfits. So, pairing teal tights with her daughters' teal raincoats -- if that's what she was doing -- would be a "no" in my book. The color is just too bright. If Parker and her kids were all in something more subtle, like a deep purple, I'd be all for it.

And of course, "matchy-matchy" also constitutes wearing the exact same thing. I'm never into that. Unless it's amongst (young) siblings. Then it's adorable. But I don't think a mom wearing the same shirt as her child is necessarily a cute look. The same style, sure. But not the same shirt.

When my daughter is born, I have fantasies of us both being out and about in similar pairs of black, hipster-y high-tops. I think it would just be fun. My husband, on the other hand, thinks it's a terrible idea. And maybe you do, too. So, I guess to each his own in the world of mommy-baby dressing, huh? And I guess I should just shut up about Sarah Jessica Parker and her girls.

Do you ever dress like your kids?


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