Momiform Musts: Coats & Boots

30 Nov 2015 Permalink

black coat, black boots

love these boots!!

black coat, black boots

love these @Rockport black boots!!

On days when the kids and I have a ton of running around to do, I’m left with little time for myself to get ready. Recently I’ve been focusing on my hair and makeup, rather than deciding what to wear. There’s a few reasons for this…

I like how a fresh face of makeup can make it appear as if I got a full night’s sleep. (Hello, concealer and lipstick!) And on the hair side of things, if I don’t take the time to do something with these red locks, I might end up looking like Carrot Top.

During the winter months, especially when the minis and I have a list to accomplish, I’m spending most my time wearing a coat anyway. Outerwear plays a big part of my “outfits” once the temps drop down. So, to keep things simple, I stick with darker colors for a monochromatic look. (Side note…I found the most amazing vintage faux fur coat over the weekend! So excited to add it to my coat collection!)

Boots are another necessity to my mom-on-the-go outfits. I have been wearing my black over-the-knee boots every chance I get, but these heeled booties from Rockport are slowly taking over.

The first time I actually wore them was to the Chicago Toy & Game Fair the other weekend at Navy Pier. I was a little skeptical to wear heels to an event that required so much walking, but I wanted to try out the NanoGLIDE® cushioned heel. Alison even made a comment about how crazy I was to wear heels to the event, but I kid you not, I forgot that I was even wearing them!! They’re that comfortable!

Today you can save 40% at Rockport!! (Yay for Cyber Monday!!) Besides for these beauties, there’s plenty of other stylish yet comfortable options for ladies…and men too!

coat – Banana Republic | boots – c/o Rockport

Outfit of the Day | Military Inspired

09 Feb 2015 Permalink




This winter has really been getting to me!  You know that whole mood change that hits during the dark days of winter…seasonal affective disorder?  I’m completely there.  And I’m so sick of it!  Thankfully Saturday brought sunshine and temps above 30 degrees!!  I honestly don’t know how I’ve lived in the Midwest this long…

I have been trying different things to put me in a better mood like working out more and shopping.  I picked up these Steven Pammie Open Buckle boots from Shopbop.  I love how they’re a little more edgier than my other booties.  Perhaps stepping a little outside my comfort zone will help me hold out until the spring!

coat – Loft // sweater – J. Crew // jeans – Banana Republic // booties – Steven // sunglasses – Sunglasses Warehouse

Changing an Outfit From Professional to Playtime

03 Apr 2013 Permalink

Changing an Outfit From Professional to Playtime

Changing an Outfit From Professional to Playtime

Changing an Outfit From Professional to Playtime

It’s around this time every year when I start to count the minutes until the end of the day, then make a beeline for my house and grab the kids for a little play time outside.  As much as I don’t want to ruin my nicer work clothes at the playground, I also don’t want to put on a whole ‘nother outfit and give myself more laundry to wash!  (I know!  Laziness wins every time!)

I wore this top and pants combo to work with a pair of heels.  For playing outside with the kids, I traded the heels for boots and threw on a jean jacket.

Simple changes.  Or as my 4 year-old would say, “Easy peasy lemon squeezy!”

jacket (Gap), top, pants, bag, sunglasses – thrifted // boots – Gap

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Winter Runaround Outfit

28 Dec 2012 Permalink


sweater, booties


skinny jeans, booties

Boy, I have been getting lots of use out of this sweater!  When I first saw it, I wasn’t sure if it would work so well for me.  The trick?  When wearing a wilder than usual print, wear neutrals or colors that are used in that print.  Feeling a little bolder?  Incorporate a complementary color.  Last time I wore this sweater, I wore it with red-orange pants…it played well with the blue-green in the sweater.

This outfit was perfect for running errands with the kids.  Even though I have two weeks off for the holidays, there is so much to do!  Next on the agenda…Julia’s 4th birthday.  If you don’t hear from me for a few days, I probably overdosed on these rainbow cupcakes.

sweater, cross-body bag, scarf – thrifted // jeans – diy // boots – Gap

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