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.

19 comments

  1. I find that when going on Holidays I always pack way more than I need and end up being overweight. Knowing how to mix and match is the key and I am on a learning curve.

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  2. Love your coat!

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  3. Yep, they are all staples in my closet--even before I was a mom! Ha.

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  4. Yep, had my second kid last January & the art of dressing for comfort and practicality became even more important. I feel like with one you can still pretend to get away with certain items because you can anticipate the sticky hands coming at you but with two, one kid is always doing something they shouldn't!

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  5. Love all of these looks! That coat is such a chic staple.

    xoxo
    Jessi
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  6. Such great looks. You are one stylish mom! :)

    -Rachel
    http://thetrendytomboy.com/

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  7. what is that black bag in the first and second photo? so cute!

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    1. Hi! it's the Mansur Gabriel bucket bag in black (here it is on netaporter: http://bit.ly/2jA59jY)

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  8. Yesss these looks are so chic yet so realistic!

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  9. gorgeous looks!
    x
    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

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  10. Beautiful! Can you tell me where you got your faux-fur scarf/collar in the first pic, please?

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    1. Hi there! It's vintage and there isn't a brand on there so unfortunately I have nothing to share - it's been a great staple in my closet for a few years now, though :)

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    2. Thanks, it's lovely. I enjoy your blog very much, as a mom of 3 it's hard to find real-life fashion inspiration that's well, inspiring!

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