So my sister-in-law, Jen, was in town with her boys a few weeks ago. (Ugh, we needed mittens. Sigh.)
Despite the weather, each day she wore some version of this kicky little outfit.
wearing (similar items):
jacket: Military Jacket
sweatshirt: Forever 21 Boxy Marled Top
denim: love the wash on the Big Star Mid-Rise Slim Bootcut in 15 Yr Cardova
boots: love these Frye look-alikes from the Vintage Shoe Co (and made in USA!)
scarf: this scarf from Forever21 would be cute
One of the (many) things I love about Jen is she is totally and completely her own person. She is uninfluenced by trends or labels, and is always unapologetically herself.
When I asked her about the dress-over-pants "uniform", she remarked "Oh this? Yes – it's my favorite look. I got the idea from watching how little girls dress."
Um. That's AWESOME.
Coincidentally, I received an email from Megan. She writes:
I have been seeing the man repeller doing the whole dress over pants look and this is my suburban mom version. It was super comfy and nice not to have to worry about my bum showing while sitting on my heels at story time.
HA! And look how well this works:
dress: Gap Shirtdress
jeans: J Brand
shoes: Oscar de la Renta…try this straw-and-leather ballet flat by Cole Haan
Megan, I LOVE this look (and your email). Someone should seriously start a tumblr: Suburban Mom Does Man-Repeller.
Thanks to you both for the inspiration!