Whether she’s meeting with her dental patients or playing with her family, Comfortable Cool Mom on the Street Mollie Gioffre has a laid-back and refreshing style!
Mollie Gioffre grew up in Reston, Virginia until she attended James Madison University and then VCU school of Dentistry. She lives in Virginia Beach with her husband, her two girls, and her crazy black-lab mix. Mollie is the owner of Strawbridge Dental (www.strawbridgedental.com) located on the south side of Virginia Beach. She and her family love doing athletic things and playing in the waves.
Comfortable Cool Style
What three words best describe your style? My style is relaxed. I like to wear whatever I fell good in. I have never touted myself as super stylish, but if I feel like I look good, I feel good.
What are your favorite places to shop? Banana Republic, Nordstrom Rack, and local stores such as Lola Boutique and Teal Eagle are some of my favorite shopping spots. I am not picky about where I get my clothes. I have clothes from Target and Amazon too.
Who’s your favorite style icon? There’s not one famous style icon I can identify. I do like Jennifer Anniston’s simple jeans and t-shirt looks, but I don’t know if she is a style icon. My mom is one of the most stylish people I know and she got that from my grandmother who always wore her Ferragamos. My mom usually looks cooler than I do. It’s too bad I can’t fit into her clothes.
What’s your best style advice? If you don’t feel good in your clothes, wear something else. Life is too short.
What article of clothing/accessory would you not want to live without? My favorite jeans! It’s hard to find the perfect pair but I found them. I probably wear them too much.
Which trend would you want to see make a comeback? I am going to get made fun of for this but can we please bring back hip packs? They are so convenient. Nothing else in fashion has ever made so much sense.
What should NEVER make a comeback? Super platformed shoes. Nothing in fashion has ever made so little sense. They are a twisted ankle waiting to happen.
What fashion/style did you love at the time, but now cringe when you see old photos? Hip packs.
What’s your best style secret? My smile. Everyone looks so much better when they are smiling!
Stilettos or flats? Flats during the week, but always heels when I go out.
Comfortable Cool Family
What are your favorite things to do as a family? There are so many fun things to do in the Hampton Roads area. Of course, we go to the beach every chance we get. We also love the Adventure Park, Broadway musicals and the pool.
What’s been your favorite family vacation? I love family ski trips. It is so fun to see my kids progress so rapidly at something.
What’s your best parenting advice? Don’t give others unsolicited advice. Everyone is trying to figure this parenting thing out. Plus, if they don’t ask, they won’t listen.
Parenting True Confession: Mom guilt is real. As a working mom, I sometimes feel like I don’t spend enough time with my kids, I don’t cook enough, and I don’t keep the house organized enough.
What’s your go-to family dinner? Sore subject. We get the least amount of complaints on spaghetti and meatballs night,
What are your favorite family restaurants? We love Bay Local and Big Sam’s.
Comfortable Cool Life
What’s your favorite show to binge watch? Breaking Bad was my favorite. I stayed up too late because we would watch “just one more” episode.
What’s your favorite beach read? Read on the beach!? Pfffft. My 9 and 6-year-olds will have none of that. Truth be told, I would rather play in the waves anyway.
What’s at the top of your travel bucket list? An African Safari. Some day….
What’s your favorite way to unwind after a long day? Lay on the couch and zone out with my hubby.
Your Comfortable Cool Style
We’re big fans of Mollie’s “look-good, feel-good” style! She looks so effortlessly gorgeous, whether she’s relaxed on the bike trail or dressed up for date night. But as much as we love her approach to fashion and her subtle and stylish accessories, her radiant smile is definitely our favorite part of her comfortable cool style!
Laura was born with many stories to tell and has been writing in one way or another ever since. She's written TV news stories, blogs, children's cartoons, legal briefs, commercials, and everything in between. In addition to working for FamilyApp, she's also architecting the Faithful Beginnings School Readiness Guide for preschoolers. She loves traveling, new adventures, finding a great bargain, and reading to her three children.