So, I turned thirty earlier this year and it was something I had really been looking forward to. I loved my twenties and I can say whole-heartedly that I lived it up during that decade of my life, as one should. But, after having two little ones and becoming a full-time soccer mom, I knew I was totally ready to embrace my thirties. Not that I'm boring now or anything (I kind of am).
With age comes wisdom and a few things have happened this year that already make me feel older and wiser. The most notable of these is the subtle maturation of my wardrobe. I don't know if it's my subconscious or just a completely natural transition, but my style is absolutely growing up. I will always love brights colors, and there is a great big walk-in closet in my heart for all things sequin, but I now see how great outfits can be with simple colors and basic staples. And unless you're a millionaire, raising two kids isn't cheap, so stocking your closet with great staples can really extend the life of your wardrobe.
Now, if you believe in serendipity, you'll love this story. I connected with a fashion designer based in NYC shortly after my 30th birthday named Toni Hacker. Toni is such an inspiration - among a million other things. She understands what women go through every morning when they get dressed. We're busy, we're taking care of everyone around us, and yet, we still want to look good (and feel good about how we look) when we can. She gets it. She's been working in the fashion industry for years and so after all of this time, she decided to blaze her own trail and create her own line for women like me. Her clothing line is called Thacker and it's a collection of 67 modern essentials that you can mix and match together to create over 600,000 different looks. In her words, "it's designed to be the hardest-working 10% of your closet that you'll reach for daily."
I love this smog-colored knit tank because it's so buttery soft and a perfect layering piece. I know I'll be reaching for this tank quite often to wear under big cozy sweaters and long cardigans. If you want the layered look of a turtleneck, but don't want to get too hot indoors, this is your piece. It comes in a navy and black too! Check it out here or at the link above.
And when you have a moment, check it all out and let me know what you think! P.S. You will definitely find a sequin tunic and a gold moto jacket (that's on sale!) in the mix! You know I had to get my hands on those as well. More to come on that!
In collaboration with Thacker.