The New York Times Style section confirmed my aspirations this morning when they highlighted the latest straight-from-the-playgroup fashion trend: Chipped nails.
According to the story, chipped fingernail polish, like visible bra straps, untied shoes, thread-worn jeans and bedhead, is "now part of a deliberate look."
I don't like to brag, but my friends and I on the mommy track were sporting sloppy manicures long before they showed up in the Style section. Will fashion-savvy women soon be heading to the salon to have an inch of gray roots added to their coiffure as well?
Because you don't have to go any farther than the nearest playground to spot the latest in soon-to-be-everywhere style trends.
After all, what is the coveted Birkin bag but a $9,000 knock-off of the Target diaper bags we carried for years?
And visible bra straps? Puh-leeze. We invented the look, which, when paired with visible milk leakage and grape jelly smears, practically screams "mommy's got it going on."
Like heroin chic, only with less pep, mommy chic seems destined to find its way to the pages of Vogue, where concealer will be so last year, replaced by products that accentuate under-eye circles.
It is only a matter of time before this trend moves to the lingerie department where women will trade in their push-ups for a bra that exerts enough downward pressure to create the silhouette of a woman just past her nursing years.
Don't hate me, but I'm not even going to need one.