Do you know one of those mamas who somehow, no matter what, always has a huge smile on her face, never raises her voice and always looks good? Like, even though she works with 15-20 little kids ages 2-1/2- to 5-years-old, five days a week, then goes home to her own family of five (soon to be six!), and takes care of them, too? No? Yeah, they're kind of few and far between.
Meet Miss Cassandra. H's fabulous preschool assistant teacher. She is kind. She is patient. She is invariably (but not gratingly!) cheerful, and she always looks amazing, but ready to play. Even at 32 weeks pregnant in non-maternity wear at the end of a loooong day.
Miss Cassandra pulled together this little number out of entirely non-maternity items. Fabric (stretch jersey) and ruching is the key to making this look work for a day of play, arts and crafts, not to mention stretching into the third trimester. The top is absolute genius and couldn't be more perfect for a body in transition–the deep v-neckline draws attention to her gorgeous face while drawstring ruching on the sides adjusts the length, allowing for a growing babe.
Obviously, Miss Cassandra knows her colors (she's been teaching them long enough!), because this bright pop of magenta is perfect on her. I love how she pulled everything together with an on-trend, dramatic, and functional head scarf, that keeps her hair out of her face and off her neck in late May heat, to tie the look together. She says the scarf is of the long, skinny variety, simply wrapped several times around her head like a thick headband and knotted interestingly.
I've always wanted to pull off the head scarf, and haven't yet managed it, but Miss Cassandra is definitely tempting me to try again. . . (a post perhaps?). They make so much sense, especially for mamas-on-the-go, and such a yummy alternative to the ho-hum ponytail. I'm thinking I need a delish scarf to wind around pool-tangled hair + fab cover up + sunnies for my summer (Memorial Day weekend–I'm talking to you–I CAN'T. WAIT.) mom uniform.
In the meantime, here's some inspiration from FashionTag–I'm loving the London street style head scarf round up!