Dec 12th, Work/ Day Dress

DSCN6267DSCN4331I have a meeting this morning that I need to be dressed up for- yet I also have a bunch of  errands that I will be running before my meeting- so (as usual) I want to look professional, but also be comfy enough to wander around Target!

I chose this blue jersey knit shift dress. It’s a great basic piece that every working woman should own.

I love this fabric because it really moves with your body, it is not stiff or restrictive at all. I also love this dress because of the gorgeous draping in the front. It’s really hard to see on the left- but in the ‘before’ picture on the right you can sort of see it.

All alone this dress works all right, (especially if I add a great necklace or shoes) but since it’s freezing out- I’ve added cream tights, brown (flat) boots, a brown belt and this polka dot cardigan.

To finish the whole thing off I added this cool statement necklace. As I was putting it on I remembered how a few years ago I NEVER wore necklaces, thinking they were ‘too dressy’ for day wear! Funny how things change over time. Now I feel almost naked without a necklace!

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Dress: Marshalls, Cardigan: Target, Boots: DSW, Necklace: Stella and Dot
Dress: Marshalls, Cardigan: Target, Boots: DSW, Necklace: Stella and Dot

May 14th, LBD Trend Setter

  True story:  my 11 year old son is really into trends (flat hats, silly bands, kendamos, Nike Elite socks, gyms shorts to name a few!) Today he suggested that I start a trend.

I explained to him that I am far too old and too uncool to start any trends – but he persisted. His suggestion was to ask all my readers to wear a black dress today.

So, in honor of Liam’s request, if you have a LBD (little black dress)- wear it today! And send me a pic! (everydaymomstyle@gmail.com). I’ll post any that you send! 🙂

I have several LBD’s- some for evening wear, some for day wear, some for pool wear… a gal can never have too many!

Today I’m showing 2 of them. The one on the right is a wrap dress, that I bought because I read somewhere that this is a wardrobe staple.  I’m sure it is- but this particular dress is too long! See how it hits below my knee? Too matronly!

On the left is my updated dress. This cute little cotton number is one of my favorites! I love the details on the sleeves, love the neckline, love the banded waist. Being cotton- it’s super soft and comfy.

I’ve paired it with my Birkenstocks (still nursing my feet) and a cute necklace. I also wanted to show this cute summer handbag (although it’s really old!).  I love the combo of the cream linen and black trim!

This dress is great for a warm day- much more comfortable than shorts, and perfect for the office!

If your office is air conditioned, throw a blazer over the dress- it instantly makes it look like a suit!

Here I’m modeling the Danskos again. I still haven’t decided if I’m going to keep them…

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Dress: Macy’s, Blazer: Khol’s, Necklace: Target, Shoes: Birkenstock, Shoes: REI, Purse: White House, Black Market