We’re seeing mixed prints everywhere this Spring: Fashion mags, blogs, runways – you name it, it’s there. But it’s a tricky, tricky trend. While a haphazard approach to just throwing on mixed prints can work, this type of look is usually pulled together by a killer pair of heels and a statement bag. So the overall look screams “I’m purposely not matching in an ironic way!!” instead of “I got dressed in the dark!”
The Liberty of London for Target Collection helped woo me back in, but it wasn’t the only source of temptation under those fluorescent lights. A perfect romper (M’s post has completely addicted me to rompers for moms), look-alike Hunter Rainboots, and a perfect tiny cross-body bag — all under $20!!! — sold me.
On the fairly rare occasions I’ve wandered into Ann Taylor Loft (usually suckered in by a big sale), I’ve often left feeling underwhelmed. The clothes were never horrible…just “eh”. Once in a while I’ll pick up a necklace or something…but overall, I saw Ann Taylor Loft as a place to be bored. Nice basics, nothing exciting, nice prices, nice sales, but nothing worth a trip. Yawn.
So I was very confused, the other day, when I happened to glance over at the Ann Taylor Loft window displays. For a moment I thought I was looking in J. Crew’s windows. But no – it was good ‘ol ATL. But this time…the clothes were cuter, somehow. A bit…dare I say it? Trendy?
Yesterday we showed a mom-uniform outfit idea based on a blousey dress (courtesy of reader Amy), and today we have another mom-uniform outfit idea coming in…
IMG_3827-Edit-Edit-EditOne of my very favorite things about blogging? Hearing from our fabulous readers. And one of our readers sent in a pic so gorgeous, I knew I had to post it!!
Girls, meet Amy. Amy is (obviously) pregnant, and rocking a very cool version of a daily mom uniform.
Silly me. I had assumed that only mums would be interested in trying to make Dansko clogs fashionable. So imagine my surprise when the Style…
For the next bit of winter inspiration (pictured again on Becky at left), Leisa chose a soft range of neutrals, paired with bright pops of colors, and finished off with light-colored leather accessories. The light gray boots and soft caramel bag are surprisingly versatile, and will only look better with age.
P1161764Feeling the winter blahs? Me too. Despite all of the the NY Fashion Week reports coming out of the blog-o-sphere last week, I still need a bit of cold-weather inspiration to get me through the next month or so. So we hooked up with Leisa Payton, a Personal Stylist at Nordstroms to glean some ideas of how to mix up our winter clothing with a little dose of Spring.
Leisa’s first look (pictured on Becky at left) layers a Spring safari jacket over cozier winter items to create a warm, yet cute look that can easily go to the playground.