May 22, 2012

Mom Street Style | Miss Cassandra’s Chic Head Wrap and Non-Maternity Wear


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!

– M.

  • Shelley
    May 22, 2012

    She’s beautiful! & I have tried the head scarf so many times & I can’t figure out how to get it to just STAY in place! So, if you figure it out, please let me know!

  • Elise
    May 23, 2012

    Miss Cassandra looks great, and The pics of Blake Lively and Nicole Richie (from the link) have me itching to try the head scarf! Hope to see a post soon!

  • S
    May 23, 2012

    Gorgeous!!!! I swear, some of these preschool teachers know how to dress! Love this!

  • Lyn
    May 23, 2012

    Yes. Head wrap post please. This mama doesn’t get her hair washed & looking good many days of the week 🙂

  • Jaimie
    May 23, 2012

    She is darling. And I’ll second (third) the request for a head wrap/scarf post. I’ve been trying it myself, but some tips would be awesome.

  • Rachel
    May 23, 2012

    Ok, i have to be honest… I wasn’t really on board for the scarf post, but then a little voice in my head said, “Click the link… ” and I did and now I must INSIST that you do a head wrap how-to!!
    How are those ladies tucking their long hair up into those scarfs? Teach me how because I’m about to cut off my long locks and go back to my pixie cut!

  • Lisa
    May 23, 2012

    She is adorable! And her outfit is so cute. I am 33 weeks and I don’t look nearly as cute or cheerful. 🙂 What a saint!

    May 24, 2012

    What a great blog! Thanks so much for mentioning me (FashionTag). I’m sooo happy about it:)
    Keep up the amazing & interesting posts!!! XOXO
    Dana Cristina

  • Crunchy Con Mommy
    May 25, 2012

    I’m not sure I could pull it off, but she sure looks amazing!!!

  • black chinos
    July 31, 2012

    That outfit looks so good on her!

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