Oct 12th, Casual Friday

 For most people, Friday is a casual day- so I wanted to show an outfit that is casual- but I still looks like I put a little effort into my look.

In my outfit on the right I am wearing jeans, a t shirt and a jacket. It’s a common look I see moms wearing all the time- and let’s face it-  there is really nothing very cute about this look!

To improve the outfit, I replaced the casual t shirt for a cute checkered shirt– then I added a gorgeous cable knit sweater over the top. I like seeing the collar, sleeves and the tails of the shirt peeking out under the sweater (this look was inspired by Dreaming in Cashemere’s cute outfit seen here).

For my jeans I have on these straight leg, dark wash J Crew cropped jeans- and I have replaced my Birks (I do wear these around the house) with black patent flats.

As for the finishing pieces, I decided this sweater has so much detail that I felt like it didn’t need a necklace, but I added a cute black bracelet.

It’s basically the same style outfit as my before look- but so much cuter, don’t you think?

By the way, thank you so much to everyone who took a minute to write yesterday! I loved hearing from everyone what their opinion was on my outfit! I think you all have great points- and I love hearing from you!

Be sure to check in tomorrow when I am going to be answering all my reader’s questions! If you’ve ever wondered anything about me- here is your chance to have your question answered. Email me at: everydaymomstyle@gmail.com

A close up of the cute details of this sweater.
Just take 5 extra minutes this morning and put together an outfit that makes you look and feel great!

Jeans: J Crew, Shirt: J Crew, Sweater: Madewell, Shoes: Nordstrom

April 19th, Ugly Blouse Contest

This is one of those blouses that I can’t decide if I like it, or if it’s ugly!

I bought it at Marshalls last fall- trying to expand my wardrobe with some color and pattern.

On the right- loose and untucked with these work trousers- it’s definitely not working!

On the left, tucked in and paired with the skinny pants and these cute ballet flats it sort of works, right?

Maybe not…

Please comment and let me know if this blouse deserves to be worn- or is it the winner of an Ugly Blouse contest?!

Going for the 'skinny girl' crossed leg pose again! Why not?!

Outfit update- it’s a lot colder outside than I realized- so I have now switched my pants to my black long skinny pants- added black boots and a long black cardigan. One person just commented that this blouse looks like it’s poor quality- and she’s totally correct- which is why the stripes don’t line up- and also probably why I don’t like it. It feels cheap!

This looks a little wintery, but at least I'm warm now!
Please keep the comments coming- this is interesting to hear everyone's opinion!

 

 

March 23rd, Obsession

Ok, I’ll admit it. I’m obsessed with stripes. I just can’t help myself.

Well, actually- you would be proud of me, I did buy a new dress today and while I contemplated buying the striped version I ended up buying the solid instead… but that’s another day, another post.

Today I’m actually showing what I wore last night to our elementary school play- which both of my kids performed in!

I’m very proud of them- and impressed with the entire cast. What a fun night!

On the right I’m showing this striped top with my old white pants- I actually think it looks pretty cute- but the pant length is a little too long and the boot leg cut is a little dated.

On the left I have my J Crew pencil jeans, which look better (and more ‘springy’). The slimmer cut and cropped leg make for a more current look.

This striped top is one of my new spring purchases.

Here’s what I like about it:

1. I like the way the waist is defined by a drawstring.

2. I love the chevron stripes. These angled stripes are slimming since they draw the eye up and down (creating a vertical line). To take this even one step further- the long necklace also creates a vertical line.

3. The V neckline is flattering for most figures.

4. The sleeves are a cute length- and also flattering if you don’t like showing your upper arms.

5. I like the long length of this top- (no muffin top).

To finish my outfit off, I have on these cute patent leather ballet flats. I love the toes on these, they are squared off and remind me of real ballet shoes. So cute!

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Thank you so much and have a great day. Happy Friday!! (Linking up with Girlymama for Fashion Friday)

You know I'm always a fan of stripes- these chevron stripes are cute and slimming! (the V shape draws the eye downwards).
Love this necklace to polish off the look.

Pants: J Crew, Shoes: Nordstrom, Shirt: Marshalls, Necklace: Gift