Friday, October 10, 2014

My Fall Momiform

Ok, there's no doubt that I'm a mom by looking at the way I dress.  Long gone are the days of "going out" shirts and skirts that were probably a little too short in the first place.  And you can forget heels...ain't happening.

But, I think it's still possible to look cute and look like a mom at the same time!  As the season is changing, my wardrobe is changing a little bit too.  Here are a few of my current favorites.

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If I'm not in workout clothes, I am in jeans this time of the year.  I love to add a little pop of color to my outfit with colored jeans...they come in every shade under the sun now!  And I am a big fan of skinny jeans that have a little bit of stretch to them...not pajama jeans by any means, but that way, they stay snug-fitting no matter what.  As a matter of fact, I was able to comfortably wear pair #5 above when I was 9 months pregnant.  They are great!

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Ok, who's seen the Jennifer Garner clip from Ellen that's been making its way around the internet this week?

Girlfriend, I feel you.  I am in no way pregnant, but I've got a baby bump...her name's Emmie.  And I will forever have that baby bump - we'll just hopefully add another name to it one day.  As a matter of fact, I've always had a little pudge in my mid-section, even when I was teeny tiny, it's just how I'm made.  But I can just blame it on having kids now. :)

So I'm a big fan of looser-fitting shirts that don't look like moo-moos.  There's definitely a fine line there.  It stays hot here pretty well into November, so I'm also a big fan of lighter shirts with camisoles underneath.  That way you look like you're dressing for fall without being too hot!

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You will rarely (if ever) see me in an uncomfortable pair of shoes.  I just don't do it.  I can count on one hand the number of times I've worn heels in the past year...seriously.  But I do love to wear comfortable, functional shoes!  I am a huge fan of the riding boots that are so popular right now, and a sturdy pair of flats is high on my list.

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I am a firm believer in the old Coco Chanel rule: always look in the mirror and take off one accessory before leaving the house.  With accessories, less is definitely more.  Too many accessories with kids is also kind of a pain in the rear:  you're bound to lose at least one to a kid that wants to play with it, and too many things on my hands/arms gets in the way of washing hands, wrangling kids, etc.  

That being said,  I think 1-2 accessories really makes an outfit!  I love to add a little pop of color with a fun scarf or a bright piece of jewelry.  I also like for my jewelry to be functional.  You'll almost always see me with a watch and my fitbit...I'm hoping for that fun Fitbit holder above for Christmas. (Hint Hint Noah) ;) And, since it is still warm here, I like a lighter scarf this time of the year.  I rarely break those out until over into November though.

Happy Fall, y'all!