Duchess Kate’s Lastest Fashion Choices — and how we can’t please everyone!

This morning, I was skimming through the latest news headlines on Facebook (my trusted source for up to the minute news), when I came across a shocker: Duchess Kate’s latest gown choice was not a favorite amongst some critics. I’ll admit, I was intrigued and clicked on the article to read more. (Because, in my opinion she is so classy and elegant, how could she ever go wrong?)

Apparently, several people were criticizing the latest outfit that she donned for a movie premiere – the dress wasn’t form-fitting enough, her up-do hairstyle was not age appropriate (hey, does my ponytail count as an up-do, because I did that every day for at least a year), and the light blue color of her dress didn’t pop enough.

When I clicked on the comments that people had left about the article, the general consensus was (similar to mine) much more positive: she looked beautiful and the media just needs to relax a bit.

And then it made me think about a mom’s life and how it is so true that you just can’t please everyone, all the time, no matter how hard you try…no matter if you’re the beautiful Duchess Kate who probably has to think non-stop about her public appearances – or a mom who’s trying to decide if she should let her child join a sports team that practices every week on a heavy homework night.

Moms have to make all kinds of choices every day – and they range from pretty minor (what in the world can I cook for dinner that will make 4 picky kids happy?) to pretty major (does this virus seem like a 24 hour thing or something more serious?). Lots of decisions – lots of people to please.

So, what’s a lady to do? First, we have to realize that no one is perfect. If people will criticize Kate’s outfits, they will criticize anything! So take the weight of perfection right off your shoulders.

Second, I’m hoping Kate doesn’t spend another moment worrying about her critics. We all know she’s doing her best…and come to think of it, so am I. And I bet you are, too. We have to remember that we’re not in it to please this world…everyone might not approve – some people may criticize. But we just need to know in our heart that we are making the best choices for our family (whether they’re as talked about as Kate’s last fashion appearance or not!).

Here are a couple of my own fashion choices from this summer – I tried to get out of my comfort zone and challenged myself to wear a dress every day for 30 days. Let me tell you, all of my selections did not get rave reviews by my little critics 🙂 More on that later…

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