September 11, 2016

Fall Fav: Soft Blazers and Comfy Bomber Jackets

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jacket | tee (similar or this!) | jeans | shoes (similar or these) | earrings

Fall! Fall has arrived with a gray, drizzly bang here in the Pacific Northwest. It literally arrived the day I tried most of these pieces on. And, although it was a really abrupt entrance, it’s gotten me super excited for cool weather, pumpkin everything and, of course…jackets.

I’m not the only one – several readers have been asking us to do a roundup of  soft blazers.  Many of you are looking for something like the one S wore in Europe (see her pics here), but with a lower price tag.  Knit jackets are mom gold:  comfy yet structured.   I started searching only for knit blazers, but expanded my search to include of-the-moment bomber jackets as well. Come along and see both the wins and the bombs…(pun intended).

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September 6, 2016

Amanda’s Fall Wardrobe Edit (It’s All About the SHOES)

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Hi ladies! So I got a little excited about back to school shopping this year…for myself. Shopping for my kindergarten girl can be tricky since we have very different um, aesthetics? Her love of rainbow and animal print rivals mine for black and stripes. Living with her creative fashion choices must be rubbing off on me though, especially in the shoe department. While I’m not going to be pairing tutus and rain boots anytime soon these leopard high tops and silver booties are going to be on replay all fall. Want to see how I’m mixing interesting shoes with classic cooler weather pieces?

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July 25, 2016

Athleisure & Work Wear Selfies from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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Hey ladies – I made a naptime escape for my local Nordstrom today to try on some athleisure picks and workwear options from the sale! What did I find? Lots of killer comfy leggings, cool jackets (including this amazing Zella moto puffer!), cashmere sweaters and leather jackets to swap out for blazers this fall.

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March 15, 2016

Spring Layers: Four Easy Outfits From Pinterest To Copy Right Now

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Early spring is both exciting and disappointing, right? Flowers are blooming and the sun may be shining a bit, but many mornings are still quite chilly and you remember summer is still not all that close. #thanksPhil

The good thing is that it’s the perfect time to try out new layer combinations in your outfits…to combat those chilly mornings but to be prepared for the warmer afternoons. I’ve always been a fan of layering…you know it was polo shirts and socks in the ’80’s, plaid flannel in the 90’s, tanks over fitted tees in the 2000’s, and now button downs under sweatshirts, of course. Layering is the best trick to make outfits more interesting. I’ve gathered up a few of my favorite layered looks from Pinterest and am breaking them down so we can figure out how to emulate them together.

 

Outfit 1: Trench + sweatshirt + white jeans

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photo credit: Sincerely Jules

The Break-down

White jeans and trench coats are a classic combination.  Love how she modernized this pairing with a sweatshirt and denim shirt.  For spring, keep colors soft, as she did here. The shirt looks cool tied, but if you actually needed the extra layer, it would look just as good worn under the sweatshirt, tails peeking out.

Keep the look cohesive with neutral sandals, bag and sunglasses.  Extra points for major earrings.

 

 

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March 14, 2016

Spring Trend: Espadrilles (And My Favorite, Most Comfortable Pair)

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Over the past few years, I’ve noticed espadrilles slowly making a style comeback. And this year it seems that they are back in a big way. They are the perfect shoe for Spring and Summer: easy to dress up or down and comfortable. Plus, since most espadrilles are made with soft, flexible cotton canvas fabric, they are easy to throw in a suitcase or beach bag without taking up a ton of room.

I’ve always loved the idea of espadrilles- mainly because I can’t help but picture them being worn by a sophisticated and stylish European woman while on holiday to the French coast or the Mediterranean. Ugh,  even my daydreams make me jealous.

And since I don’t see a trip to Italy or Greece happening in my near future…gosh darn, I at least can have the shoes right??

Shana raised some really great concerns for me to consider while searching for espadrilles. First, how comfortable and wearable are they really? Some are made with hard leather inserts in the heel or stiff leather straps around the ankle, which of course causes rubbing and blisters. Second, many of the “authentic” European brands of Espadrilles don’t come in half sizes, only whole sizes, so what size would fit best?

Here’s what I found that worked best for me:

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March 6, 2016

An End of Winter #MyEverydayEdit

The end of February and beginning of March is my least favorite time of the year. As my fellow Midwestern residents can attest, these weeks are particularly bleak and uninspiring. It’s still very much winter, the snow shows little sign of letting up, and there are no more fun holidays to look forward to.  The last thing I want to do is spend any more money on winter gear when Spring is so close, nor do I look forward to putting on the winter boots and coat I so excitedly purchased and wore only a few months ago.

So, I look to your #myeverydayedit Instagram posts to be inspired by fresh takes on styling. Here are the outfits I managed to pull together these last few weeks and also a collection of a just a few of your outfits that I found especially inspiring!

P.s. If you are new around here, #myeverydayedit is an Instagram tag we use at The Mom Edit to share our every day style. I promise, we are all nice gals and you should definitely consider joining in on the fun. (no pressure or anything)  You can find us at: @ShanaChristine@Scottiliz, @Camilledipoala, @Elletrain and @jessbobess.

So without further ado….

 

My Every Day Edit Outfit #1

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Outfit Details:

fedora – RVCA ‘Sunner’ Wool Hat available at Nordstroms, $45.00

top – I bought this top about three years ago at Forever21 and had trouble finding a lace cutout top in this mustard color. The closest I came to finding something similar was this Little Creek Top from ShopRuche for $48.99

jeans – Hudson Brooklyn Skinny Moto jeans,in blue denim, available at Shoptiques for $148.50. Or on Amazon in their grey color called “Lalaland” , $218.50 – $255.00

booties – Dolce Vita Jaeger Boots available on Amazon for $133.50 – $160.00

bag – Kerry ‘Fringe’ Crossbody Bag at Nordstroms, $59.95

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February 23, 2016

Five Fun Ways To Style A Chambray Shirt Now

I woke up one day and decided I finally had enough of dealing with the ever growing piles of cheap junk clothing I’ve accumulated from years of chronic impulse buying.

So, I made it one of my goals this year to work on becoming a more conscientious buyer; to be more thoughtful and deliberate with my clothing purchases. This is no easy task for me, I’ve always been more of an act now, suffer the consequences later kind of a person, but acknowledging that I have a problem is the first step to overcoming right?

Quality over quantity is my new motto. I am going to work really hard at simplifying and buying only the essentials: quality clothing items that are versatile, durable and timeless.

Which brings me to my new chambray denim blouse, the 1969 Chambray Western Shirt by Gap, $59.92. I never realized the true potential of this unassuming top. There are soooo many different ways to style it. Seriously, just go onto Pinterest and search ‘How to style a chambray top’ and there are literally hundreds of outfit ideas. Here are my five favorites – outfit combos that hit the right note of ease and modernity:

1. Lace Skirt & Knee High Boots

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Outfit details

top – you guessed it, 1969 Chambray Western shirt from Gap, $59.95

skirt – Bloomingdales Lace Pencil Skirt, $109.50.

hosiery –  Spanx Bodyshaping Tight-End Tights in charcoal, $20.00.

boots – DV by Dolce Vita Myste Riding Boots on Amazon & currently 69% off at $49.50.  A great way to make tall boots feel fresh.

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January 18, 2016

The Best Raincoats (And Functioning Alternatives For When You’re Sick of Raincoats)

The highly anticipated raincoat round-up is here! I think I could put together 5 posts about rain gear (boots up next time!), but no one outside the PNW wants to go into that detail, so here are my top favorites. I polled some fellow Northwesterners for their favorite durable rain jackets, too. Some styles are definitely not raincoats, but they will offer a little protection from the water while mixing-it-up a bit style-wise. Most of these are styles I actually wear on a regular basis, too, so they are at least Portland-tested! So, without further ado…

raincoatsThis collection includes options for the raincoat you wear in the rainiest weather…the most durable, functional choice for keeping you from getting soggy. The top choice of people around these parts was the Marmot PreCip jacket, but I found a few other options for you at different price points, too.

1.‘Tomales Bay’ Waterproof Hooded Jacket – This is very similar to Shana’s favorite raincoat. The one I have (very similar) is close to this, too. I love having a longer coat like this for playing (sitting on wet benches) at the park. These look best fitted, in my opinion, so I have a different coat for wintertime to wear with bulky sweaters.

2. Erie Waxed Cotton – I am dying for this raincoat. I mean. Perfection. I really want a waxed cotton jacket, just for a different look to nylon. It’s cool and different, but still so durable. It also comes in black with that lovely red polka dot lining. I may just move into Bridge and Burn when I finally make it to their brick and mortar shop here.

3. Athleta Outbound Jacket – This jacket is also in a waxed fabric. I was really impressed with Athleta’s jackets when I went in the other day. This one also comes in a bright mustard yellow.

4. Diamond Candy Hooded Softshell Waterproof Jacket – This gets many great reviews and is a very reasonable price. It comes in 4 bright colors and looks great from the photo. I’m not familiar with this brand, but I really wanted to include it due to reviews.

5. Marmot PreCip – This is the favorite of many of my friends here. They have all tried a variety of brands and they swear by Marmot. I have yet to try it on, but it comes in a ton of colors and is just a quality go-to raincoat.

6. Barbour Shore Hooded Waxed Cotton Marine Jacket – Guess I’m on a roll with the waxed cotton jackets. If you can swing this one, I will totally have raincoat envy. Gorgeous. The style of this is close to the old Gap lined raincoat I wear everyday in the winter. This would be a fab upgrade.

Next up?  The stylish trench raincoat….

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December 30, 2015

Laura’s #myeverydayedit Pics – Holiday Travel Outfits

Hello from water-logged Arkansas! Thanks to bad weather and general holiday air travel craziness our stay has been extended. In the mean time (and for the sake of fashion) I wanted to share photos of the outfits from my holiday packing post with you all + what I learned along the way:

 

– planned outfits are a must

– mother nature can (and did!) throw a wrench in your well-planned wardrobe

– always pack a couple of extra items for different weather

 

I also realized that I planned a different pair of shoes for each outfit. Oops. I do tend to travel with multiple, but five pairs is definitely overkill for a one week trip. I paired (pun intended) it down to four thinking I’d wear the leopard print shoes for the date night outfit. Major strides people, I know.

Outfit #1

This outfit worked well for the first morning, at least. The sweater was on the heavy side but it did hold out for some last minute shopping. I have a feeling this will be a winter staple for me – when we get home it’ll be perfect.

sweater | jeans (similar) and these | shoes (similar and amazing! and these) | earrings

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