Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Somewhat Elevated Mom-iform (See Jane Mom)

I never understood the "momiform," that is, until I had a second kid.  'I'll be the cute mom who still wears white!' I said to myself.  That's fine and dandy until they wipe their peanut butter and jelly stained face on your pant leg.  And while I DO still wear white, I know that there is a time and place (and that time and place is called 'work' when I'm around adults).

The momiform gets a bad rap and yep, I'm a hypocrite--mostly because I wrote off you pants.  I really never wore them until after I had Teddy; holy cow, I have been missing out...they're amazing (I lived in this pair)!  High-rise yoga pants are perfect for postpartum and I felt like they were particularly perfect for my c-section (if you've had one, you know all about the c-section shelf).  Ok, but I digress as it's not all about yoga pants; but it IS about easy basics that you can mix and match seamlessly while feeling put together; hey, you might even pull it out of the hamper, realize it's not THAT dirty and wear it again.  No?  Just me?  Ok.

Here are some of my go-to basics, perfect for a mom or anyone who wants easy basics!
jean leggings - they're leggings that pose as real pants.  amazing.
distressed jeans - just because I want to go to bed at 9PM doesn't mean I've lost my edge.
camel wool coat - put on a camel coat without feeling put-together...can't do it--its impossible!
scarveswraps - you have to make tweaks when you're wearing the same camel coat all the time.
sunglasses (this is my next pair) - for tired eyes--whether it's the four-month sleep regression or a late night Netflix binge.
sweaters - buy as many as your budget allows as the sweater/denim combo is a mom specialty. (love this turtleneck, this v-neck, and this striped number)
flat booties - can't run after junior in four inch heels #amirite?
comfortable flats - I love a good heel but a chic flat?  I'm forever yours.

Monday, January 16, 2017

The Subtle Stripe (See Jane Wear)

rag & bone sweater (this one is similarly amazing with a dramatic back), similar coat (love the boxy shape of this one, too!),
Paige jeans (my favorite black jeans, by far, but also love this Frame pair), ChloĆ© heels, Gucci belt, similar sunglasses
First of all, this winter is messing with us.  Mid-January and I have bare ankles?  It's true (and a little unsettling) and I have the outfit to prove it.  (Disclaimer: I normally commute in boots or tennis shoes and change shoes at the office.)  

When I saw this striped sweater at Nordstrom, I knew it was destined to be a part of my collection; truthfully, I've yet to meet a stripe I haven't liked so the odds were in her favor.  This time of year can be bleak--I mean, I'm thankful for exposed ankles so it's truly the little things that perk me up, so adding some fun pieces to your closet via Nordstrom is a great way to get through the winter blues. Stripes are universal and I personally wear them all year round (this sweater would transition seamlessly from winter to spring...with these jeans?!). Accessories and shoes help, too; you probably have noticed I wear this Gucci belt from Nordstrom (and for some reason I'm drawn to this tiger one, too) way too's all about cost per wear!

Are you embracing these unseasonably warm temps, too?

*Thanks to Nordstrom for partnering with this post!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

How To Wear White Jeans in the Winter (See Jane Wear)

photo 1: white jeans, old Gap cable knit sweater (similar Gap one), LL bean boots (similar on sale), YSL bag, KyiKyi hat
photo 2: white jeans, old flannel (similar on sale), Vince sweater, old camel coat (similar), Adidas sneakers, leather carry-on bag (on sale!)
People tend to shy away from white in the winter.  I get it--it can be slushy and dirty out there, but for some reason, there's nothing I love more than a winter white.  I think the easiest way to reprogram your mind into realizing there's room for white beyond summer is incorporating white jeans into your wardrobe year round.  White is a neutral and I think it looks so chic with boots and chunky sweaters; in fact, I love a good white/gray/neutral combo.

Shop white jeans HERE.
Shop grey jeans HERE.
Shop white sweaters HERE.

So, how about it--do you embrace winter white?
photo 1: fine, these are light gray jeans, old Zara sweater (similar), Manolo Blahnik pumps, old camel coat (similar), Chanel bag
photo 2: white jeans, J Crew coat, Vince sweater, old Zara boots (similar), YSL bag, Illsteva sunglasses