November 27, 2012

Mom Street Style: Mary Makes Workwear “Work” At Home

Mamas, reader Mary sent us the following adorable pictures:


She wrote:  

Hello! My name is Mary, and I am the mother of three – 8 months, 2 years, and an almost 4 year old. I found your blog a few weeks ago via Camp Patton, and I have really enjoyed cruising around it since. I happened upon your Mom Street Style feature and thought, what the heck, I will save Molly from having to approach a random stranger : ) My oldest took these pics (and another million, in an attempt to get one or two that wasn't blurry) – I'm wearing Target super skinny black jeans, New York and Co white button down, 5 /48 charcoal grey boyfriend blazer (or similar), black embellished Franco Sarto flats (they have a tiny wedge – similar here)  and Citizen Eco Drive watch. Super comfy, nursing friendly, yet polished for running errands or what have you. 

Nice work, Mary!!  You've put old work basics to good use running around with the kiddos.  And is it just me, or are black jeans having a moment?  I've been LOVING mine…and they suddenly seem to be popping up everywhere. Amazing that they can look so sleek…yet still give off a rocker vibe. Here, Mary uses them to balance the preppy blazer & white shirt combo.  And the popped collars are so chic.  Nice. 

Mary, BTW, is a blogger herself.  She writes the blog, With My Sisters, as a way of keeping in touch.  "My sisters and I are close but geographically distant.hope to use this space to share what I would if I were with my sisters – books, movies, fashion, makeup, recipes, random facts, life and love advice – you know, girl talk."  

Having a sister, I do know.  What fun.  And I love her seven quick style tips.

Also, in a totally unrelated note, I received an email a while back from a reader asking how to wear black/brown together.  Which I love.  But I'm betting other mamas out there are also rocking the black/brown.  Anyone want to add their two cents?  Send me a pic (and I'll give credit of course) and we'll see if we can pull together a whopper of a black/brown inspiration board.  

Mary, you fabulous Mama, thank you so much for writing in!!



  • Ashley
    November 28, 2012

    A black and brown challenge?! Accepted!

  • Ashley
    November 28, 2012

    Also, I like the popped collar. Very Sherlock Holmes…

  • Cams
    November 28, 2012

    yes and yes. yay, mary. woop woop! 🙂 I was so happy to see you on here!!!

  • Closetcoach
    November 28, 2012

    I want so much to have some black jeans, but every blessed pair I buy is inevitably a lint magnet and winds up looking unkempt.
    Any suggestions?

  • Shana
    November 28, 2012

    What about….waxed denim? I’ll bet that would work. Or Stylemint’s Lola jeans? I love mine, and they seem to resist lint pretty well (although, we have hardwood floors and no pets).

  • Cheralyn
    November 30, 2012

    Love the collar on the blazer!

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