I’ve been doing this mom gig a while now. It’s not always easy taking care of a house and kids…and all the other things that pop up during life. And it can be natural to let appearances slide. (At least the kids are dressed, right??) But I find that when I DO take the time to look presentable, I feel so much better.
There are a few short cuts that I’ve been using recently while getting dressed to make sure that my outfit doesn’t scream “I’m a mom!” (Not that there’s anything wrong with yoga pants and a top knot…I just don’t want to leave the house looking like that.) So after I pick out a basic top and jeans combo, I add the following…
1. A cute yet functional shoe. There’s definitely a time and place for sneakers, but I’m a huge fan of wearing a dressier shoe with casual clothes. Wedges, ankle booties, and pointy toe flats are all great choices for moms.
2. A big enough bag. I hate carrying around a massive bag, but as a mom I usually end up with everyone else’s junk in my purse. This leather tote that I’ve been using is perfect! It looks great and can house a number of things. Even better that it’s not too big and overpowering!
3. A cool jacket. I love it when the temps are just right for wearing a light jacket. This (faux) leather moto is one of my faves, but I also have a soft spot for great denim jackets.
moto jacket – Carson Pirie Scott // sweater – Gap // jeans – Joe’s // leather tote – Baggu // wedges – Steven
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