January 11, 2017

AllSaints All Day Long: How I Style Mine

I just had a feeling you guys would like AllSaints just as much as I do. They do timeless wardrobe essentials with a modern twist. Plus, the quality and tailoring of their clothing is so SO good. I fell in love with the brand when they opened their first store in Chicago. At the time, I was still in college and had a difficult time parting with $10, so, the thought of purchasing something from them, even from the sales rack was laughable. Instead I walked around the store touching everything and whispering “someday my pretty, someday.”

Bummed you missed the sale? Never fret! Their sale is STILL going on. Select items are up to 50% off plus an additional 20% off of sale items at checkout using the code January.

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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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May 3, 2016

How To Wear White Right Now

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Whites are trending big this season and neutrals have come so far from plain old tan. Soft, pastel hues like blush, dusty blue and mint have made their debut and become the new essentials to a well-rounded wardrobe. Neutrals have definitely garnered a bad rap over the years – deemed dull and boring, or overlooked in favor of more colorful trends. But when combined, neutrals can create an effortlessly chic and timeless look that’s surprisingly simple to pull off.

So if you’re looking for a refreshing spring style alternative…. 

AND

….you consider yourself a rebel, someone who prefers to live life on the edge, push limits, break rules and wear white any.day.of.the.year you please…

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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

A photo posted by jessbobess (@jessbobess) on

 

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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June 19, 2014

Reader Style: A Review of SuperGa and Spring Court Sneakers (Think Comfier Than Converse)

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I was delighted to get the following note from Allison:

Something I've been trying to find is the perfect cute sneaker.  I had a pair of Bensimons which were adorable, but honestly, not comfy to wear for very long as they were so flat and with little support.  Same goes for Converse.  But what I've tried out more recently are Superga and Spring Court … Italian and French tennis shoes.  They aren't quite as slim because they're a unisex style, but there is a lot more support.  The Superga is still pretty firm, but has a bit of arch support.  The Spring Court are my favourites because they have a removable insole that is really cushioned and comfy for playing or walking all day.  

 

Seriously helpful, right??  So we email-chatted a bit, and she indulged me by sending over a close-up of the Supergas and Spring Courts:

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Here's a side by side of the superga and spring court (both eu size 39).  I'm actually planning to return the superga and get another pair of the spring courts as that insole is unbelievably comfy and now I'm spoiled! (The spring court shown is from a pair I have had for awhile… I actually dyed them because I wanted a darker blue than I could find in my size at the time, so they survived that plus a lot of play). 

 

I love both of them (and now am obsessing over navy sneaks).  Allison, rock star that she is, THEN sent over pics of her next favorite sneaker trick:  swapping out the laces.

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Which do you prefer?  I honestly can't decide.  

 

Bonus, they make them in kids sizes too (Velcro or laces) and they are even cuter on the small people.

Awwwwww….

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Where To Buy?

So here's the downside:  finding Spring Court sneakers aren't easy.  Luisviaroma carries a few children's Spring Court styles, Yoox has an ever-changing selection of one or two Spring Court styles (currently only one), J.Crew used to carry them (but currently does not – I'll bet this changes eventually)…or you can go right to the french Spring Court website and order some.  

 

Now Superga is a different story – you can buy Superga sneaks at Zappos.  Ordering ease alone may be why I pick Superga over Spring Courts.  Zappos even has my favorite camo Supergas, as well as chambray, glitter (which for some reason I am drawn to, magpie that I am), some cah-razy floral that is seriously awesome,  and then all of the classic colors as well.  

 

Allison, thank you SO much for this amazing review!  I've been debating over another Converse purchase, but was holding off because – as you mentioned – they're not super comfortable (especially without socks in the summer).  So thank you again for taking the time to share your thoughts and adorable pics!  This mama-community so appreciates it. 

Allison's Outfit Deets (top pic)

I wore my sneakers today with bright blue tights, a thrifted skirt (h&m), a black tshirt (h&m), an old Gap cardigan, a dotted scarf from a trip to Barcelona, earrings by Darla Hesse, brooch by Fairyesque.  Bag is a Moop Paperback in grey (found this thanks to your blog and love it!) Sneakers by Spring Court naturally.

I usually try to wear sneakers with a skirt or dress as it feels much cuter than just with jeans.

xo,

S

May 12, 2014

Reader Style: Ankle-Wrap Flats For Short Mamas (And Triple Denim Awesomeness)

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I was delighted to get the following note from Laura:

Hi dear! So, as a short one under 5'4" I have trouble wearing many of these lovely ankle strap shoes, especially flats. Everything seems to cut off my already short legs and flats are already kinda hard to pull off. But. I found them. The cutest fancy flats ever that still flatter my short legs! 

 

The key is that the ankle strap and heel are nude, elongating the leg, of course, but still creating that ankle interest. The toe is a pretty black leather. They have lovely toe cleavage, too. Love. Please share with my fellow short gals who may be running into the same issues I've had for YEARS of searching the perfect black flats. 

 

Her flats are Isaac Mizrahi New York Evelyn flats, and come in black (as shown), white, red and gold.  All colors come with a nude ankle strap.  Laura, I seriously love these.  Thank you!

 

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But let's look at the rest of her outfit (and that seriously cute baby).  I love the triple-denim play here (a triple header?  Ha, Ha…Ha I don't know baseball I shouldn't even pretend.  I'm sure my husband is banging his head on a desk somewhere.)

 

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wearing:

jacket: Gap 1969 denim jacket

chambray shirt: old American Eagle…try LOFT's soft chambray shirt

jeans: old A&F…but my Madewell's High Riser skinny jeans in deep blue wash are similar (and so comfy)

necklaceRobinson Lane Designs – fundraiser for Arkansas tornado victims 

sunnies:  old Ralph Lauren…try Raybans

 

on baby Sienna: 

shirt: Gap…but I'm loving this fox tee from SandiLake on Etsy

leggings:  Old Navy Ruffle Bum leggings (currently on sale for $4? Sheesh.)

mocs: mama-made (using this pattern)

 

Laura, you and Sienna look adorable.  (And I love hearing everyone's baby-name choices!)  Thank you so much for sharing the flats love and sending pics!  We love pics!!!!

 

xoxo

S

ps.  Want more Sienna?  Laura has a blog

May 7, 2014

Street Style: Dresses Over Pants….TWICE

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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. 

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wearing (similar items): 

jacket: Military Jacket

sweatshirt: Forever 21 Boxy Marled Top

skirt: Forever 21 Ruffled Crochet Mini Skirt

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:

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wearing

jacket: Banana Republic Sweatshirt Moto Jacket

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!

MWAH!

S

April 29, 2014

Street Style: The Coolest Everyday Outfits From The Gals of Freda Salvador

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At the Reward Style conference, I was so pleased to meet Megan, Cris, and Hillary of Freda Salvador.  Freda Salvador is a small footwear company based in San Fran (you're looking at the entire company right here) who uses a family-owned factory in Spain to produce their line of cool, edgy, and, to quote Megan, "infinitely walkable" shoes and boots.

That's a big statement, infinitely walkable.  So as cute young bloggers teetered around us on their impossibly high heels, I fixed her with a skeptical look.  "No really!" Megan laughed.  "I'm a mom – I totally get it!"  

So we bonded – they were all great fun.  And I will say this:  The shoe leather is very soft.  

In addition to their shoes (which I did cross the conference room to ask about – I mean seriously, white oxfords, black laces?  I'm drooling) they were each(!!) wearing an outfit worth copying.  Love when I see a perfect mix of comfort and edge.  And y'all – I learned that in Dallas –  know how my heart beats fast whenever destroyed denim or camo is involved.

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On Cris:

(BTW, there's a baby bump underneath her chambray shirt)

headscarf: vintage Gucci….I'd probably try this Turban Headband at Anthropologie since I can't tie anything

shirt: MiH Simple Shirt in Chambray

necklace: Pamela Love Dagger Rosary

denim: Citizens of Humanity Maternity Skinny Jeans

shoes: Freda Salvador White Oxford with Cut-Outs

 

On Hillary:

glasses: Oliver Peoples

necklace: old…try Bauble Bar's black beaded necklace

jacket: Wilfred Free Rayder Jacket at Aritzia

top: from Planet Blue (now gone)…try Gap's Fitted Floral Shirt

denim: from Urban (gone)…try One Teaspoon's Freebird Skinny Jean (destroyed)

shoesFreda Salvador White Oxford with Cut-Outs

 

On Megan:

top: Madewell (gone).. try the  Lace Collage Tee at Anthropologie

necklace: J.Crew (gone)…try Bauble Bar's Crystal Feather Bib Necklace

pants: Sanctuary Camo pants (gone)…try Current/Elliott's Army Buddy Camo Pants…or maybe even these camo pants at LOFT?

denim top (wrapped around waist): Madewell Denim Shirt

shoes: Freda Salavador Ivory Snake Sandal

 

 

Megan, Cris and Hillary – so nice meeting you, and thank you again for being such good sports!

xoxo,

S

April 23, 2014

Reader Style: Hayley’s Seriously Cool, Nursing-Friendly Sweater

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Gang, I was thrilled to receive a email from Hayley, who blogs over at Easy Style For Moms.  She had recently bought this gorgeous yellow sweater from an Etsy seller based in China.  I've had my eye on a few Chinese-based Etsy sellers (their designs are so interesting and unique yet amazingly affordable), but I haven't tried anything firsthand. Happily, Hayley was willing to share her thoughts about the process and the product. 

 I’ve always been drawn to clothing with a contemporary Asian aesthetic. These pieces are often layered, draped, and playful when it comes to volume and proportion.  It’s a look that feels very modern so when I discovered this long, draped sweater on Etsy, I just had to have it.  I purchased the sweater from Aolo, an Etsy seller based in China.  I had to wait two weeks after placing the order but my patience was rewarded when the package arrived. I had been concerned about the fit because it was only offered in one size but I’m more than happy with the way it looks.  This sweater is now easily one of the favorites in my closet.

wearing:

Sweater:   Aolo on Etsy 

Chambray tunic: Old Navy 

Jeans: Old Navy Rockstar Super Skinny Jeans 

Boots: Lifestride X-Zip 

Silk hair scarf: Old – similar

Glasses: See Eyewear

 

Interesting, right?  Here are a few other pieces that caught my eye….

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1. Black Oversized Top, $45 from Idea2wear

2. Loose Fitting Sweater, $50 from clothnew88

3. Two-Color Hoodie, $105 from Aolo

4. Cowl Neck Cardigan, $56

 

Thoughts?  Tempted to try?  And Hayley, thank you so much!  You can read more from Hayley at Easy Style For Moms.

xo,

S

 

ps.  Thank you SO much for your patience while Typepad worked to recover from the DDOS attacks.  Six days down!  Whoa.  

March 25, 2014

Reader Style: Sweatpants on Date Night! (#nailedit)

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Remember a couple of weeks ago, when we chatted about Refinery 29's claim that one could successfully wear sweatpants on date night?  Well. Meet P.  She's an attorney turned stay-at-home-mom to a two and a half year old son, and she just rocked sweatpants on a recent date night.  P wrote:

"I wanted to share a photo of my date night outfit with my new (beloved) Splendid sweatpants. I have been wearing them in both the black & the grey a TON, with t shirts and flats and even sockless sneakers (especially to/from the gym), but I think they also work with heels for a night out. Bonus: I felt like I was wearing pajamas! (I basically was.)"

 

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wearing:

Soft blazer: Agnes b., almost 10 y.o. and still my favorite clothing item ever. (S's Note:  found a fab option in comfy ponte

Pants: Splendid

Shoes: Jimmy Choo, also almost 10 y.o. (S's Note:  Oooo….or maybe these?  They're no Choo, but under $100)

Tee:  Madewell

Necklace: Stella & Dot Tessa Necklace 

Watch: Casio

 

I mean seriously wow.  P, I love everything you've got goin' on here (and talk about the power of a well-placed necklace.  Sheesh.  You managed to make both sweatpants and a tee date-night worthy.)  LOVE it.  On a side note, I'm kinda obsessed with your Casio watch to wear with, uh, everything this summer. 

Thank you SO much for the pics and inspiration!

xoxo

S