May 16th, Dress Week

Well, it’s official.

I’ve decided to make this Dress Week. I have meeting with clients again today so I figured, why not wear another dress? Forgive me for repeating myself, but they are so easy!

Throw one on- and the outfit is done! Add a cute necklace, some cute heels- and presto- you look stylish, professional and put together.

Today’s dress is a faux wrap dress- which is why I am using the same ‘before’ picture that I used on Monday. The problem with a true wrap dress, is sometimes they like to come unwrapped. In a business meeting, the last thing you need is a wardrobe malfunction!

A faux wrap is a great alternative. It still has the stylish look of a wrap, but there is much more coverage. I love this dress because of the geometric print. It’s very eye catching- and yet classic being black and white. You’ll notice the length is just a tad shorter than the black dress- which seems a little matronly!  I’ve added this wonderful beaded blue necklace that I picked up in a little boutique in Madison Park (Seattle).

As for my feet- they survived a half day of heels yesterday (I spent from 1:00 on in tennis shoes), so I’m going for heels again today. A wedge is actually pretty comfy, and the height is pretty low- so definitely manageable.

Don’t forget it’s What I Wore Wednesday– so be sure to click on over to The Pleated Poppy to see some other great ideas!

And, come back tomorrow for yet another dress! Have a great day!

I wear a brace on my right ankle when playing tennis- and I played outside all weekend- hence the strange tan line on my leg. Did you wonder what that was all about?

Dress: Nordstrom Rack, Shoes: DSW

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…

Linking up to Monday Mingle…

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

Feb 8th, Ain’t No Mom Jeans!

This is another very exciting day for me! One of my ‘go to’ blogs for advice, Ain’t No Mom Jeans is featuring Everyday Mom Style on their Mom’s Street Style feature today! I’m flattered! To check it out, click here.

Today I’m showing what some people consider to be a wardrobe staple- a wrap dress. A wrap dress is flattering on almost any figure and can be worn during the day, at night, dressy or casual.

I’ve decided to go for casual today. On the right I show my first wrap dress. I bought this thinking I would wear it all the time- and guess what? I NEVER wore it.

Here’s why: The wrap always comes undone giving me a horrible fear of flashing someone. Also, the length is off (it’s a little too long) and the plain black is boring.

On the left I have replaced the matronly black dress with this cute black and white geometric pattern faux wrap. That’s key for me- there will be no flashing because this baby is sewn together! I’ve added a tank underneath to give even more coverage.

I’ve paired it with my denim jacket (which helps make the look more casual and day appropriate) and my flat black boots- I’m going to be on my feet all day, so no heels for me!

To add a bit of flair and color I’ve added this gorgeous Stella and Dot necklace. Stella and Dot is my absolute favorite jewelry right now- their stuff is so on trend and well made. If you’re interested, click here to learn how you can buy some jewels, book a trunk show, or even become a rep.* (I am not being compensated for this- but I did receive the necklace for free.)

I'm just running errands and taking the dog to the vet today- but why shouldn't I look cute?

Dress: Nordstrom Rack, Jacket: Gap, Boots: Nordstrom, Necklace: Stella and Dot