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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
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
booties – Dolce Vita Jaeger Boots available on Amazon for $133.50 – $160.00
bag – Kerry ‘Fringe’ Crossbody Bag at Nordstroms, $59.95
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
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.
Based on reader comments/questions/etc., most of you are generally thrilled that flare jeans are having a moment. The biggest complaint, however, is footwear. We’re all kinda partial to flats (sneakers, in particular), and while I’ve tried to address the flares + flats combo in the past, there’s no doubt that heels and flares are a match made in sartorial heaven.
So. What would you say, dear readers, if I told you that I’ve found a pair of wedge boots that are as comfortable as my sneakers? Like really, seriously comfortable – Scotti babywears in hers – while being high enough to rock the flare? And that they’re both waterproof and warm?
Bold words, I KNOW.
Date night! They seem to be few and far between these days. But Sienna’s preschool had an amazing thing last week…PJ movie night at the school so the parents could have a night off! Brilliant. I vote more of these, for reals.
I’d been wanting to try these Gap Black Flares for a while. I was in the store the other day and Sienna was in a fairly good mood (also strapped into the stroller), so I thought I’d try them out. They are good. They are high rise, skinny through the leg and nicely flared. They didn’t have a petite length at the store, so I got regular, but they are really long. I have hem tape on them here, but I’ll have to hem them soon. And I promise it was sunny when we left the house…
I received this awesome question from Leslie:
Hi Shana, I am a long time reader of your blog and I love how you are encouraging moms to be stylish in ways that work for our lifestyle. I am taking your Fall Edit to heart and looking for some interesting jeans and am particularly drawn to flares…I love my skinnies but am ready for a break! But I am having the hardest time figuring out what shoes to wear them! Everyone styles flares with heels, which I love, but this momma needs the practicality of flats for everyday life (parks, play dates, Target runs…). Any styling tips?
Thanks so much!
Leslie, I HEAR YA. My biggest problem with flares is that they look so much better with heels. Like, no contest, heels win hands-down. But like you, I’m most often in flats. So I took this styling challenge to heart to see if I could figure out a chic way to wear flats and flares. After an embarrassing amount of tries over many weeks, I think I came up with something worth hemming for.
(And only one pair of flares were harmed in the process. RIP, Seafarer flares. Thank goodness you were bought on sale for a mere fraction of your usual cost else I would’ve lost my mind. #allinthenameofresearch)
I’ve been curious about Anthropologie’s in-house denim brands for a while, so when I stumbled upon these high-rise trousers that ALSO happened to be available in petite sizes…well. Enough of an excuse to give them a go, right?
At least that’s what I tell myself.