Sept 4th, Jeans and a Shirt

I’m a huge fans of jeans and a shirt- it’s an easy, comfy, ‘go to’ mom outfit for me.

The thing is, I see so many moms wearing a similar look (jeans and a tee), but instead of looking cute- it can be frumpy.

A big, boxy t shirt is not flattering and tennis shoes with jeans just isn’t a good look.

Trust me.

Truthfully, if you still own any t shirts from college- it’s time to get rid of them. Unless you are really sentimental about one (like the one I’m wearing on the right was my waitress uniform back when I met my hubby)… I’d say get rid of all of them.

On the left is my re-worked outfit. It’s the same pair of jeans- but with this interesting tank and grey cardigan- my outfit seems more stylish, and yet it’s just as comfy.

You’ll notice I’ve replaced the tennis shoes with my Naot sandals- but my Puma flats would have worked here as well.

This time I tied the tails of the tank.
Here is the tank all alone. I picked this up at a flea market in Palm Desert last spring. I loved the color and the pattern.

August 28th, Let Me Introduce Myself

Hello Friends!

For any of you new readers out there, I wanted to quickly introduce myself. My name is Megan and I’m a married mom of 2 kids. We live in a suburb of Seattle- so my style is very Pacific Northwest!

I started this blog a year ago in order to document my daily outfit. It was a fun way for me to learn about what works and what doesn’t.

Please note that I, by no means, consider myself a fashion expert!

I simply love clothes- but I love easy, comfortable, normal clothes- that real moms can wear!

I know it’s not high fashion! I just want to look nice every day- and so this blog helps keep me be accountable for that.

Ok, that being said- here is my outfit for today. (Truth be told, I actually wore this the other day – when it was super hot!.)

All I’ve done is pair a blue tank with a blue and white striped skirt. Pretty basic, right?!

Not really- this is a fairly full skirt and with the tank untucked, it makes me look large in the hips/ tummy areas.  However, by tucking my tank in- and wearing heels instead of flats- I’ve slimmed my waist and elongated my legs by several inches. (Wouldn’t you rather look long legged than long waisted?)

Let me tell you about these heels. I normally am not comfortable in heels. I prefer flats- but these heels are truly one of the most comfortable pair of shoes I’ve ever owned. The brand is Naot and the are somewhat expensive- but they are worth every penny. I could wear these for 12 hours (in fact I have) and my feet and back don’t ache at all!

Also notice that the color of the heels is close to my skin tone- which helps with making my legs look longer. Now look at the dark brown sandals- just the color alone draws attention to my feet and the ankle strap literally cuts my foot off from my leg- making them look shorter.

So, if you are a flat girl- but want to try a comfy heel- consider trying Naot. The style is a little bit more fashionable than Dansko’s (although my Dansko sandals are awesome too!).

There you have it, my tips for the day! Tuck in your shirt (didn’t your mom always tell you that?) and don’t be afraid to try a wedge heel!

June 12th, Better Late than Never

 So sorry for the late post today! It’s been one of those days where I have been on the run since 8:00 am.

Today I’m wearing my skinny cargos and a blue tank with a striped short sleeve vest over the top.

At first I tried it with blue jeans, a button down shirt and brown boots. I even attempted to belt it- thinking it would define my waist.

However, you can see from the photos, this outfit doesn’t work. The button down seems awkward under the vest- not sure why, but it just doesn’t seem natural.

The blue jeans are fine (although they are bunching at the knee- which I hate), but I like the contrast of the cargos better. The boots- well,if it were winter they would be fine. However, it’s June- and not matter how cold it is outside, I’m wearing sandals, dammit!

As for the belt! Yikes! Instead of defining my waist, it actually makes me look large and hippy! The belt draws your eye to my middle- and then sees the diagonal stripes covering my hips- making me look huge!

By opening the vest and then adding the pendant necklace, I am now creating a slimmer look.

Ok, there you have it! Now I’m going to start cooking dinner! Hope you had a great day.

Pants: Michael Kors, Tank: American Eagle, Vest: Marshalls, Shoes: Naot