Fashion Friday: 11 Looks For Busy Moms

Many of you have asked for a Fashion Friday focusing on summer outfits for busy moms chasing toddlers or running all over creation.  That means no strapless bras, no Spanx, no heels you can’t walk in, no super short dresses you can’t bend over in…. limitations galore, yes, but you still want to look cute and don’t want to wear “athleisure” all the time, right? So here are 11 outfits that may help you find something beyond Lululemon to wear!

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This is sort of my everyday look in the summer because I have a hatred of shorts.

These pants are comfy and breezy ( again, I hate shorts)

However, if you like shorts, this look is adorable and can go from the playground to lunch with friends no problem.

And  if you want something a little more formal, these are actually reasonably flattering shorts and I love the pattern. (NECKLACE LINKED HERE– I’m obsessed.)

I’ve said it before, Persifor dresses are awesome- stretchy almost bathing suit material that aren’t too tight and keep you cool. I wear these on super hot days! Also, this is my new nail polish obsession- lasts so long and is the perfect super sheer color.

These linen shorts are cut a little wider at the bottom so more flattering to thighs! And these self tan drops are great- put a couple (or more if you wanna get darker) into your regular face or body lotion for a custom glow.

These pants may make you feel like you’re wearing PJ’s but you’re not! WINNING!

I’m pretty obsessed with my camo Rothy’s loafers, these red ones feel Nantucket-y. Also, these jeans are killer and 40% off!

I wore one of these tunics the other day on Insta Stories and got so many compliments! This is the dress version I just bought and it’s the perfect day to dinner kinda look for summer. Also that bag is ALLLLL the heart eye emojis!

For slightly cooler days this look can take you just about anywhere. And bodysuits are the BEST under boxy jackets- more slimming than tucking in a cami or shirt.

While a jumpsuit may not be mom-gear, it is friendly for chasing kids at a more formal event– and this one COMES IN TALL SIZES!!!! Hallelujah!

Have a great weekend everyone!!!!

FASHION FRIDAY: THE MULTI-FACETED STYLINGS OF HENRY GATES

I have about as much fun dressing Henry as I did as a little kid with my Barbies.  While boy clothes certainly are not as varied in styling options as little girls (I can’t enter Janie & Jack without a serious case of wombfire from the miniature leopard coats and gingham skirts).  Even so, it’s a freaking blast to shop for him. And while Henry is 90% of the time solidly a preppy-nautical dresser, I do like to mix it up with a little camo now and again too. :)

A lot of you asked for a post about what he’s wearing, so here’s a round up of current favorites, MANY of which we already own, in the various styles of Henry….

These jeans (PREPPY #2) are my most favorite of ALL jeans for Henry, and not expensive. And how about those Liberty swim trunks with dinosaurs??? HELLLLLOOOOO.  Also a big fan of investing a good Vineyard Vines fleece (PREPPY #10) or sweatshirt once a year (pricey but so well made) as I throw it on top of almost everything when it gets chilly.  For footwear we adore the Sambas (HIPSTER #5)  and Converse (HIPSTER #6) and they add a smidge of a cool touch to any of these outfits.

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Fashion Friday: Summer Dresses to Wear to Work

A few of you asked yesterday for summertime dresses appropriate to wear to work. Office environments vary greatly, here is a variety of looks good for hot weather but still make you feel “cool”.

OUTFIT 1: DRESS // EARRINGS // HEELS

OUTFIT 2:DRESS // NECKLACE // HEELS

OUTFIT 3: DRESS // EARRINGS // HEELS

OUTFIT 4: DRESS // NECKLACE // HEELS

OUTFIT 5: DRESS// EARRINGS // HEELS

OUTFIT 6: DRESS // JACKET // EARRINGS // WEDGES

 

Fashion Friday: Finds from Banana Republic

Lately I’ve been having a lot of luck finding great pieces from Banana Republic for awesome prices.  I can’t recall the last time I bought pants in multiple colors in the same fit, but I did recently with BR.  I ahve found the quality to be better than some other stores and there tends to be a more work appropriate selection of styles.  I partnered with them today to share some of the great scores I’ve found.  And even reluctantly/awkwardly posed in some of them. :)

OK, for real, these pants are AMAZE. I am wearing the tall and they are so flattering (and come in other colors like red and olive).  Also the sunglasses are my new fave.

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