Weekend Uniform (aka Outdoor Sweatpants)

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“Mom?” Pax asked.  “Will I be forty-one tomowoh?”

Um.  Let’s hope not.

Pax is very big on being big right now.  He’s approaching it with equal parts excitement (‘Will I be bigger than YOU, Mom??’), trepidation (“Mom, I never want to live without you!”) and resentment (“WHY WAS RAINES WIF YOU FIRST?????  DATS NOT FAIR!!”) which is all very understandable, really.  Not a bad summary of life in general.  Needless to say, trying to explain to a five-year-old why we *chose* to have his brother first (his words), is challenging at the best of times but completely unreasonable before coffee.

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Outfit Details

tank: Free People tank (wearing an xs for reference – comes in a ton of colors, but I like how grecian goddess the white is….)

shirt: Topshop

bra:  Free People (unless you’ve had a mastectomy/reconstruction or you have magic, 22-year-old-no-kids-perfect boobs, this bra is an indoor bra.  For everyone else, this top can be layered over any pretty bra, or even a cami.  I’ve also worn it with this bra – pictures here.)

sweatpants: Free People Kyoto Leggings (wearing an XS for reference)

On Pax: Game Over Tee, Mini Boden Long Shorts

 

I can set my watch by my kids’ behavior.  If we’re still inside at 10AM on any given weekend…trouble.  And the good brunch places are always packed by 10:30, anyway.  But some mornings we’re just moving slow.  And this was one of them.  I tried to talk them into a bowl of #sadoatmeal, but really that only flies on weekdays, and this was Sunday Funday!   (Yes, the children of bloggers know this phrase.)

In any case, when brunch-panic hits, we often find ourselves heading to Jezebel’s (it used to be called Gavin’s).  Not only is the food amazing, but it’s portable – and located right across the street from Taney playround.  [fist pump]

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If you go, you must quiche.  Especially the corn quiche.  (It’s magic.  I promise.)

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Explaining to my oldest ‘appropriate cafe behavior’  

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Outfit Details

shirt: Free People tank (wearing an xs for reference – comes in a ton of colors, but I like how grecian goddess the white is….)

leather jacket:  old,  Iro – try my latest Iro obsession, if you are so inclined (size up – I’m in a 38).  Otherwise, this Topshop faux leather jacket is very similar, this real leather one has similar tough-girl styling (minus the belt), and Topshop’s real leather jacket has those quilted sleeves Scotti is dying over.

bra:  Free People (unless you’ve had a mastectomy/reconstruction or you have magic, 22-year-old-no-kids-perfect boobs, this bra is an indoor bra.  For everyone else, this top can be layered over any pretty bra, or even a cami.  I’ve also worn it with this bra – pictures here.)

sweatpants: Free People Kyoto Leggings (wearing an XS for reference)

shoes: Free People Espadrilles (I found these to be super comfortable, but one of my good friends did not.  However, she’s a daily Dansko wearer and can’t be trusted, haha.  But get a darker color.)

On Pax: Game Over Tee, Mini Boden Long Shorts

on Raines: Respect Your Mother Tee (haha)

 

I’m loving Free People’s loungewear (and athletic wear, actually – like these).  The sweatpants I’m wearing are technically “leggings” (which might explain the shockingly good bum – no bagginess), but they feel so much more like a really great pair of skinny sweatpants.  Hence, the moniker ‘outdoor sweatpants’.

This has been my weekend uniform of late:  outdoor sweats, cute flats (although I’d recommend getting a darker color – this was not a well thought-out choice….), comfy top and leather jacket.  Perfect for the insane mood swings of this Philadelphia spring.

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Hope you are looking forward to a warm Spring weekend with plenty of cuddles (and coffee).  Here’s to outdoor sweatpants.

xo!

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A huge thank-you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post!  As always, all thoughts, opinions, and product choices are my own (and these sweatpants will have to be torn from my cold, dead hands).   And readers, thank you for your continued support.  It doesn’t go unnoticed, and is so very much appreciated.  xo!

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Shana founded The Mom Edit in 2008. She lives with the love of her life (his name's Mike) and their two crazy boys in downtown Philadelphia. She loves a good styling challenge (her engineering side shows eventually), appreciates kindness, and usually picks scotch over wine, sneakers over stilettos, and shorts known as denim-underwear, always.

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