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Street Style
Mom Street Style – December 2009 Mom
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I know, I know. It’s February. But I was about to post our January mom (late) and realized that we hadn’t yet posted our December mom. Sigh. Prior to becoming a mom, I had a slight problem with getting places on time. (I can hear my friends all snorting with derision). Now that I’m a mom, time has ceased to have any meaning whatsoever.
But our December mom is too good to miss. Meet Emily – she’s actually Raines’ nanny. So not technically a mom, but Em certainly knows how to look cute and be comfortable around the kiddos! I’m always amazed at what she puts together: she could seriously be a regular feature.
In any case, I wanted to highlight a cool trick that she taught me this past December.

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Winter Outfit Inspiration: Violet Boutique
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Right about now, I’m starting to ache for Spring. Which means that I tend to view Denver’s eternally sunny skies optimistically: the sun is out, therefore it’s warm, right? No. Not by a long shot. Add to the mix the fact that magazines are filled with Spring fashion coverage, boutiques have winter items on super sale and window displays are showing the most fabulous little gauzy dresses, tops and sandals. BOOOOOOOO.
I could seriously use some fashion inspiration. So Molly and I asked a few boutique owners and a personal shopper at Nordstroms to put together some inspiring looks to help us get through the winter. First up? Stacy McElhany, mom of Emerson and owner of Violet Boutique, Denver.

Date Night & Dressin' Up
What We’re Reading This Week: Size 12 Skinny Jean Recommendation from Fashion For The Economically Challenged
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Over the last year or so, there has been much discussion on Ain’t No Mom Jeans about the value of skinny jeans. I would dare say that many of you are under the assumption that skinny jeans should only be worn by size 2 gals. While I’ve always disagreed (I think skinny jeans can be flattering on a range of body types/sizes)….well, for many of you, the love wasn’t there.
But a picture is worth a thousand words, no? And no one can dispute that FashionAddict looks great in her skinnies.

Date Night & Dressin' Up
MVP Date Night Top – Splendid Ruched Tunic
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The Splendid one-shoulder ruched tunic top ($49.00) doesn’t look like much at first glance, but it’s my new date night MVP for moms. Anyone can wear it and look hot and it can be styled up and down, sideways and every which way in between. The ruching is your post-baby-belly’s best friend, it’s crazy-good for nursing/pump-n-dumping (on your right side, anyway) and the one-shoulder cut is current, edgy and sexy without trying too hard. Oh, and you’ll be comfortable, ohhh so comfortable, in this buttery soft, whisper thin cotton/modal tee.

Post-Partum / Nursing
Best-Of after-Holiday Sales: Anthropologie
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I’m a mom of two tiny boys and as such, I spend much of my week in jeans and t-shirts. There’s little else that’s appropriate for playground outings, trips to the zoo and building block towers on the floor, but that doesn’t mean I’m not going to try to look good . . . in addition to being somewhat vain, my husband works from home, for goodness sake, so I try to keep greasy hair and pajamas-till-noon days to a minimum in the interest of keeping the luv alive. Enter fancy tees.

Post-Partum / Nursing
Best-Of After-Holiday Sales: J.Crew
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The Christmas tree is waiting to be composted, the guest laundry is done, the china is stored until next year and every last bit of New Year confetti is vacuumed up. Time to scour the interweb for the best post-holiday sales! This week we’ll feature our fav sale items from the big retailers.

Date Night & Dressin' Up
Holiday Styling Tips for Moms: Pulling it Together with Accessories
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Over the last week we’ve been talking about putting together holiday looks with simple, easy-to-wear items you might already have in your closet. Now it’s time to pull it all together with your accessories. I’m suggesting some pretty budget-busting options, but with the vintage-feel and focus on detail that most of these items have, you can definitely find comparable if not better pieces if you get creative: raid your grandma’s jewelry box for early inheritance pieces, go thrifting and, if all else fails, hit your friendly Claire’s Boutique for disposable versions of these high end looks.

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