April 28th, Sports Mom

I’m on the run!

My son has 3 games today, so I’ve opted for a casual, layered outfit of cargo pants, a tank and a cardigan (this seems to be my uniform these days).

On the right I have on my old loose black cargos. Paired with this baggy tank, I look frumpy- and large in the middle.

The bright pink cardigan is cute- but it’s lost in this outfit. Everything just looks too big.

On the left I have slimmed the look down. The first thing I did was match my tank to my pants (almost). This creates a long vertical line, making me look taller and thinner.

The cut of these cargos is skinny, which also helps create a more slimming look. This tank (in this cool shiny fabric) is also more fitted- and partially tucked in.  To add some brightness to the outfit, I topped it with an orange cardigan.

The small details of the belt and dainty necklace help create a more pulled together look.  To finish it off, I’ve got on my leopard ballet flats. It’s a fun way to add an unexpected pattern into the outfit.

Go enjoy your Saturday! I see sunshine in Seattle! Yippee!

Strange pose, I know- but I wanted to show this cute belt- from Target! It's also a great way to see how large my caboose is! My girlfriend commented the other day, 'wow! you've got junk in your trunk!'. Thanks to JLo I don't mind having a big butt!
Technically, my shoes don't match- but since they are leopard- it works. Think of leopard as a neutral- it goes with anything!

Pants: Michael Kors, Tank: French Connection, Cardigan: Target, Shoes: Target, Belt: Target, Necklace: made by my sisters!

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Feb 9th, Just Jeans and a Sweater

 After wearing a dress yesterday, 
today I’ve decided to go with jeans. If you are regular reader you’ll know I’m a huge fan of jeans- especially my skinny jeans- but sometimes I want something a little looser.

Introducing the ‘sort of’ skinny jeans.

These are similar to my Madewell Skinnys, but not quite as tight. They are a perfect alternative to anyone who is not ready for the super tight skinnys. The straight leg is still slimming, but they don’t look painted on. Since my sweater doesn’t cover my bum- this is important!

I’ve paired them with a simple brown sweater. On the right I have on mom jeans and a buttoned up cardigan and tennis shoes. This look just sort of seems blah. I wouldn’t look twice at me!

On the left I’ve re-worked it by switching out the matronly cardigan for this cute sweater with these fun sleeves and detailed pattern. I’ve also added a necklace and replaced the tennis shoes with these cute leopard flats.

My goal isn’t too look like I just came off the runway, my goal is to look like someone who has put a little effort into her look- and I think this does.

This sweater is much more interesting than the boring cardigan.

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Jeans: Nordstrom, Sweater: French Connection, Necklace: Stella and Dot, Shoes: Target