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Playing: Leaf Books (OMG – Did S Get Crafty??)

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So yes – Martha Stewart I am not. But capable of making messes? Oh yeah – big time. Does my husband cringe when he calls home and I say, “We’ve started an art project!!” Absolutely. Do we ever create something usable? Something that requires actual precision, skill or even nice handwriting? Nope. Never.
So I was very excited about this one.

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Momiform Style Translation: Capes and Lace-Up Chloe Boots

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However, I will acknowledge, fabulous as it is…it’s not exactly mom-friendly. Most of us, while going through the whole morning routine with kiddos (feeding/changing/wiping noses & hands, wrestling toddlers into pants, etc.) don’t typically reach for our $800 Chloe wedge boots, or our stunning beige capes.
However, now that stores are finally stocking various versions of the trends pictured in the photo (capes, lace-up boots), this look can finally be translated into mom-friendly versions.

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The Short Boot Dilemma

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This season, there are, by my calculations, roughly 8 billion different takes on the “short boot”. For example, in the category of “lace-up boot” alone there are several different iterations: desert boots, military boots, granny boots, sneaker inspired boots – just to name a few. And moto boots? Try tough moto boots, mod moto boots, cowboy moto boots, lace-up moto boot hybrids, etc. Instead of being inspired by choice, I’m drowning in it.

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Handmade Alternatives: Nursing Covers

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For any mother-to-be who plans on nursing, or moms who breastfeed currently, modesty while breastfeeding in public can be an issue. While some women feel comfortable whipping it all out in any setting, and I do truly say more power to them seeing as it is pretty much the most natural act imaginable, others are a little more booby shy. And that’s where a nursing cover comes in. After receiving a handmade nursing cover as a gift from a friend, I realized that while there are commercial versions like the Bebe au Lait Hooters Hider $35, from diapers.com (is it me, or is that name kind of…lacking in taste?)…I personally think you’ll find a broader selection of gorgeous covers on Etsy with the bonus of being handmade or even customized to your specifications.
Behold just a few of my favorites…..

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Stuck On This Paring: Cozy Wrap Sweaters With Dresses (For Day or Date Night)

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Um…yes. I am obsessed with this pairing of cozy wrap sweaters and little dresses, ever since coming across the pic at left while working on our last Mom Street Style article featuring the adorable Alexis.
Hmmm…let’s see…short mini dress, bare legs, red lipstick…but wait! Short furry boots! Ahhh…totally mom-friendly, right??
Yeah, yeah. We can do better.
With the concept of cozy wrap-sweaters and dresses in mind…there are two ways I’d translate this look into something more mom-friendly:
1. A subtly sexy date-night look that can be used for either a fairly casual date night or a serious night on the town
2. An everyday look that converts those slightly boring cotton dresses (you know – the ones we ALL buy at Old Navy or Target for like $10) into something Fall-worthy and stylish.
Ready??

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Mom Street Style – Rockin’ The Mom Style Rules

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PA135133 I ran into Alexis (pictured at right) at a mom’s group outing to Luke’s Family Farm – an adorable private farm that opens up to groups and parties from time-to-time.
“I love your sweater!!” I yelled out, as she caught her little man barreling down the slide. “Oh good” she said. “I had hoped it was considered an interesting sweater”…and threw me a wink.
Awwww…a reader.

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Pairing Boots with Denim, Leggings and Tights – Which Colors Work?

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Shopbop Since posting Part 3 of our Style Rules for Moms, where we discussed the importance of tall boots, we’ve been fielding both emails and comments from readers wondering which color of leggings/tights/etc to pair with the new pair of tall boots they just bought.
It’s a good question.

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Listening: Best Lullaby CD Ever

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Sure, music soothes even the most savage two-year-old human beast. But for some of us, powering through a kids music CD is a cloying act of endurance, often precipitated by an already stressful meltdown situation. Not so with Anya Jane & Friends’ Lullabies, a recent release of “old favorites and new gems,” beautifully rendered in acoustic guitar, requinto (a cute little guitar), mandolin, harmonica and piano, with amazing vocals that will leave both you and your tiny person breathing a sigh of relief.

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