July 29, 2012

Mom Street Style | My Mama


Mamas, meet my mama.  She taught me how to love.  She taught me how to laugh.  She taught me how to pass on a two-lane highway, how to do my own laundry and how to walk away from boys who weren't very nice.  And she taught me how to dress.

So when she popped over last week on one of these 95+ degree days we've been having, looking cool and crisp in this effortlessly posh and oh-so-current shirt dress, I knew it was high time to feature Babs here on ANMJ Mom Street Style.  She's wearing an unknown maker gingham shirt dress, Chanel sunnies, sliver wedge Clark's sandals and an LV Palermo GM bag I've been coveting like crazy.

Shirt dresses are having yet another major moment.  They're practically papered over every collection this year, and this versatile, preppy staple is a great counterpoint to less structured summer dresses, confusing capris and shorts. 

Whether you're at work, running around town with the babes or meeting up with the fam for brunch, it's almost impossible to go wrong with a shirt dress.  And with the addition of a belted cardi or slim cut jacket and boots, it will take you through three seasons.  For a less conventional take, pair a shirt dress with a slouchy bag, shortie boots and a low slung belt.


– M.


  • Kate
    July 29, 2012

    What a classy and beautiful mama! I hope my daughter says such nice things about me someday. 🙂

  • Marie
    July 30, 2012

    I love this look! Now I just wish that I could find a shirt dress in a nice, forgiving material, rather than the thin fabric that clings to your body. Anyone have any suggestions?

  • Jennifer
    July 30, 2012

    That is awesome!! How cool is your mom?

  • Beth
    July 30, 2012

    Now we know where you get your sense of style! She is beautiful just like her daughter- Love the look!!

  • Amber
    July 30, 2012

    Your mom is rockin’! What a great style inspiration.

  • S
    July 30, 2012

    Love this!!! Babs always looks fabulous. 🙂 xoxo

  • cheralyn
    July 30, 2012

    I hope my daughters say such nice things about me too!! I found a chambray shirt dress on clearance for $10 this year and its the one thing i go to when i dont know what to wear.

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