Fashion Friday: My “Mom Style” Essentials

Motherhood brings about a lot of changes that span the width and breadth of your entire life. Personal style and care routine included. Very included.  Since becoming a mom my purchasing trends have phased out of cute, dry-clean only delicate tops and sky high heels to things I am comfortable in but look slightly polished and flats. All the flats.

So here are my favorite things (with my explanations why I love them) and I really want to hear yours as well- share away, ladies!

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Fashion Friday: Doubling Down!

I could not decide between doing a post on my favorite color of the season OR my favorite finds under $100 for spring. So I did both.

First up- BLUSH. Blush everything, ladies. It looks so good with denim, white and softens black. In big doses (a dress) or small (shoes) you need to have a little of this color this spring in your wardrobe!

images via Jess Ann Kirby and The Girl From Panama

Here are some of my favorite items in this tone available now:

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Fashion Friday: Henry Gates, Fashion Plate

To say I have fun dressing Henry is the understatement of the year. Picking out the day’s outfit brings me a generous amount of glee every morning! (He, however, is less thrilled- as of late getting him dressed is like trying to put a duvet cover on a fast moving comforter (a great quote from Jim Gaffigan- if you have not read his book “Dad Is Fat” you need to- I cried laughing).

And to say I have fun SHOPPING for Henry is the second understatement of the year.  When he finally started fitting into Crewcuts I nearly cried with joy.  I thought shopping for boys would be so boring compared to girls, but the options are so adorable now for little dudes (other than all the clothing with weird slogans like “Space Hunk” and “Mommy’s Boyfriend” — uh, NO).  I know in a few short years (months?) he’ll start having opinions about his attire, but until then I plan to dressing him how I want- which some days is Stockbroker On Nantucket Baby, others Hipster Brooklyn Baby and others still  Classic Country Rockwell Painting Baby. A lot of you ask me what Henry is wearing on Instagram so I wanted to do a post about what he wears- I shop a lot at H&M (best organic onesies out there- don’t bother with any others), Zara, Boden (20% off today), Joules, Gap Kids (40% off today), Crewcuts (30% off today), Carters, Oshkosh, Old Navy, Nordstrom, Tea Collection (20% off today) , Lands End, Target (Cat & Jack line is so cute), Gymboree….so, basically everywhere?

Today we went more Weekend Prepster….. (captured trying to put Ollie’s harness on the stone dog- die.)

shirt (similar) // jeans // shoes

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Fashion Friday: Blue & White Errrrrrrything.

I’ve probably posted about this 800 times, but blue and white, while a perennial favorite of mine, becomes an OBSESSION in warmer months. I want my whole house to be blue, white and linen right now and my wardrobe too. Pulling inspiration from the king of blue and white, Mark Sikes, I gathered up some fashion for spring that follows his lead!
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From preppy to bohemian, blue and white in small and large doses works well on ANYONE.

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(blouse at right from CellaJane blog and found here)

Here are some of my favorite blue and white items for spring- some I’ve already bought and LOVE (#2, #14 and #23), some I have on order (#1, #6 & #16) and the rest are on my wishlist!

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Fashion Friday: Spring Denim Trends with Nordstrom

I wear jeans  6 or 7 days of the week, which means I have quite a few pairs! But I actually need a couple more as some are ready for retirement (read: sagged out bum, holes in places I did not pay extra to have holes…) So I partnered with Nordstrom (my favorite place to order denim thanks to their fast shipping and easy returns) to share some of the cuts and styles I’m loving for spring and summer and paired them with the types of shoes I’d pair with them.  I hope this helps you with your denim shopping!

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