I'm so excited to be linking up with Anne and Jen for Mom Style Remix! This month's theme is jeans...which is perfect, because I pretty much live in them on the weekends.
I tend to blog my work outfits and not so much what I wear on the weekends or when I'm in full-mommy mode. Mostly because most of the time my weekend-wear isn't that interesting and, if I'm being honest, my outfit of choice is sweatpants or leggings, husband's tee and an oversized cardigan (what I'm wearing right now as I type this). And if I'm being REALLY honest, sometimes it's jammies all.day.long.
But when I'm going to be seen in public, I try not to scare people and look at least halfway presentable. So, I've learned the art of sneaky dressing - where I look like I care - but really I'm just wearing jeans that feel like leggings, nicer t-shirts and layers (like my beloved cardigans). Basically the same thing I wear at home, just a bit more elevated and still comfy.
My mom style jeans formula = stretchy jeans + interesting tee + layering piece + easy accessories.
I wore all of these outfits in real life, but didn't mess with taking photos at the time (with the exception of look #5), so I recreated them and had my husband take photos in front of our front door. Not the classiest, but it's just about the only shaded spot at our house during the day, so it had to do.
LOOK #1: The Doctor's Office
Jeans: American Eagle (very similar) / Scarf: American Eagle (exact) / Sweater: J. Crew Factory (exact) / Puffer vest: J. Crew Factory (similar) / Wellies: Hunter (exact) / Bag: Nordstrom (exact in other colors, aqua/teal option) / Diaper bag insert: Lily Jade (exact) / Watch: Fossil (exact) / Earrings: Kate Spade (exact)
I wore this last week on a cold, rainy day after being up all night with a sick kiddo. We had a first-thing-in-the-morning doctor's appointment, so this was a thow-on-and-go outfit. My first thought was about warmth, so I wore a bright cheerful sweater in defiance of the rain and topped it off with a puffer vest and patterned scarf, plus anytime it rains = an excuse to wear my Hunters.
I love this bag from Nordstrom because it doesn't look like a diaper bag, but it functions as one thanks to a diaper bag insert by Lily Jade. I holds all the mommy essentials: diapers, wipes, sippy cup and snacks and I can throw in my wallet and cell phone and am good to go.
LOOK #2: Outlet Shopping
Jeans: American Eagle (very similar) / Cardigan: Loft (lighter gray stripe option) / Shirt: Out of Print (exact) / Scarf: Old Navy (cute alternative) / Boots: Arturo Chang (LOVE this alternative) / Watch: Target (save, splurge) / Earrings: Baublebar (similar) / Sunglasses: J. Crew Factory (similar)
After being housebound all last weekend with the aforementioned sick child, I was more than ready for an excuse to get out of the house, so I dragged the family out to the outlets and Cracker Barrel. Yum. It was just the slightest bit chilly, so I wore riding boots (flats are must for me when shopping) and a big, comfy cardigan.
I like wearing a graphic T-shirt, like this Pride and Prejudice tee, to make an otherwise boring outfit more interesting.
LOOK #3: Running Errands
Jeans: American Eagle (very similar) / Shirt: Loft (exact) / Cardigan: J. Crew Factory (exact) / Scarf: Loft (exact) / Sandals: American Eagle / Crossbody: Sole Society (similar) / Earrings: Baublebar (similar) / Watch: Target (save, splurge)
After taking care of a sick kiddo all weekend, my husband knew I was going stir crazy at the house, so he watched the baby while I escaped to get milk and such from Target...and just happened to pop into Loft...where I found this super cute infinity scarf that matched my outfit perfectly and was on sale, so I grabbed it.
On a side note: Florida weather is weird. I wore the first outfit (sweater, puffer vest and boots on Thursday) and sandals and a thin cardigan two days later and was sweating.
LOOK #4: Lunch with Family
Jeans: American Eagle (very similar) / Jacket: Old Navy (similar) / Sweater: J. Crew Factory (exact) / Scarf: Charming Charlie (similar) / Purse: Coach (current version) / Shoes: Madewell (similar) / Earrings: Baublebar (similar) / Watch: Fossil (exact) / Bracelet: Moorea Seal (similar)
I wore outfit this past weekend when my mom and step dad took us out for lunch. I hadn't worn this jacket in awhile, but now I remember why: it's cute and comfy, but the strings are the kid's favorite chew toy. Teething is rough. :(
Funny story, I thought I looked super casual, but my step dad wanted know if I had plans beforehand because I looked too dressed up for lunch. If he says so...
LOOK #5: Lunch with a Girlfriend
Jeans: American Eagle (very similar) / Cardigan: Loft (similar open cardigan) / Shirt: J. Crew Factory (exact in limited sizes, cute alternative) / Clutch: Clare V. (exact) / Booties: Vince Camuto (exact in black and cognac) / Watch: Target (save, splurge) / Earrings: J. Crew Factory (exact)
Okay, this time I'll freely admit I was going for a more dressed up look. I wore this outfit to lunch with a friend from grad school. She has a son just a few months older than my daughter, and it was fun to catch up on life and talk toddler.
This outfit also served double duty since I wore it to work Friday (thank goodness for jeans Fridays!). The sparkles give it bit of a dressed up look, but it isn't too over the top. Another odd side story, that day I had two separate people asked me if they could pet my leopard clutch. Ooookay.
Next month's Mom Style Remix theme is sweatshirts...not something I wear a whole lot, but it's always fun to get creative and think of new ways to wear clothes!