Day to Night

17 Jun 2016 Permalink

casual outfit


distressed jeans from @bananarepublic

LOVE these heels!

Sometimes it’s pretty tricky to be stylish AND functional with outfits…especially being a mom! I mean, I enjoy looking nice, but I also need to be able to do stuff. Mom stuff. Like play at the park, chase kids, or whatever…

I also like my outfits to transition easily from day to night. As much as I enjoy my two rascals, when I have an opportunity to escape to be with just adults…I’m there! This casual top and these distressed jeans keep me looking like a “cool mom” during the day, but come happy hour, I slip off my flats and strap on an ultra-fun pair of heels.

But let’s go back and talk about these clothes! I try to only get articles of clothing that I can wear in a bunch of different settings. I need flexibility with my stuff!

This top obviously looks great with a pair of jeans, but I can totally make it appropriate for work by pairing it with a pencil skirt or a pair of black pants. I could even just add a blazer to what I’m wearing here for a business casual vibe…with a more office-friendly shoe, of course.

And who doesn’t love a great pair of jeans? I LOVE the higher waist on this pair. It keeps everything in place when I’m chasing the kids around, and it looks more sophisticated than jeans with a lower rise.

These orange heels help add a pop of color to the blues and grays in this outfit.ย They are not at all functional in Mommy Land, but they’re the type of shoe that I need to remind me that it’s okay to go out and have a little fun. Or a lot of fun. Or more than a lot of fun.

Banana Republic provided free product (top, jeans, and heels) in exchange for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.

  • Johanna
    June 17, 2016

    You look nothing short of amazing and those heels!

    • aprilgia
      June 17, 2016

      Thanks honey!! xoxo

  • Cheryl @CJAllDressedUp
    June 17, 2016

    Perfect for a rooftop crawl this summer ๐Ÿ™‚ You look lovely!

    • aprilgia
      June 17, 2016

      Yes! Rooftop!! Ready when you are!!

  • Alison | So Chic Life
    June 17, 2016

    Love those heels – especially the color!

    • aprilgia
      June 17, 2016

      So fun for the summer!! Usually I stick with neutrals, but these were too fun to pass up!

  • paige / house of ginger
    June 17, 2016

    lookin good, mama!

    • aprilgia
      June 17, 2016

      Thanks, lady!!

  • Sarah Lagen
    June 20, 2016

    April you look great, I love the pop of color on your heels!! Hope you are doing well and hope to see you soon!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Arielle
    June 26, 2016

    Your shoes are amazing! vSuch a great way to add some personality to an otherwise simple but chic outfit!

    Arielle from Casual ‘n Couture

  • bonnie
    July 22, 2017

    now this is a fabulous outfit!! love it and the jeans look amazing on you. great style I must try to copy!! Thanks

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