#Mommywear

I live in small town Texas. I work at a motor bank, and am soon to be a stepmom to my significant others 3 children. I do a lot of casual #mommywear. So I wanted to show more of that on the blog, because fashion is for living in, not just taking pictures of. (That’s what’s so great about it.) 

  So today I pulled out a couple of my favorite basics to give you some stylish #mommywear options if your stuck in a rut. I chose these high waisted Levi’s jeans for a more unexpected base. The higher waistline will help cinch in any mommy tummy, and also put the smallest part of your silhouette closer to your true waist for the most figure flattering look. The ever versatile white tee is the perfect co-conspirator. I always get mine from Forever21. 

Look one:  Laid Back

 

Scarves are an easy go-to accessory for transforming a look. Mine is vintage, but I found some similar ones at American Apparel, Shoptiques, and Modcloth. These cute minimalist sandals and matching gold bangle make this look classic and suitable for the park, errands, or any other daytime tasks.  

 
Look 2: Glamorous

You’d be surprised what a little something sparkly can do for your outfit, and your mood!  This necklace is sold out on Baublebar, but check them out for other great options. Funky cat-eye sunnies amp the glam factor along with the obvious practical use.

 

Look 3: Artsy

  
For this last look I went to my trusty keds, and matched the leather trim to this cool fedora I picked up on vacation a few years ago. Here are some similar ones at GapZappos, and Charming Charlie. I love the mix of pattern and texture here. Then I added this beaded necklace for some extra color. This necklace caught my eye because the non- painted beads and ribbon tie make it safe for little people to yank, or suck, or chew! (You could even DIY a necklace like this!) 

 

So there you have it! I hope this little post gave you some inspiration on how to mix things up during the daily grind of motherhood. Sometimes it’s hard if you feel like yoga pants and spit-up on old tees are your only options. It quickly deprives you of your femininity and spirit, but don’t fall for that trap! There’s no reason why practical clothes have to be dull or void of personality. Your children are true joy, go and enjoy them! And do all things with love. 1Corinthians 16:14 

Taylor, with love 

Mixed prints and Crop tops

My rules for mixing prints are simple:

  • Like Colors 
  • Like Patterns 
  • Like Sizes 

If your patterns fit two of these rules, your safe to mix! Of course, with art there are no rules, but consider this a starting point. In the pieces I chose, we have two different stripes, both with white back grounds. So we have like patterns, and like colors.  

Look 1: Brunch 

This beautiful skirt is another vintage gem handmade by my grandmother. But I found some that you could create similar looks with at Lord and Taylor, Neiman Marcus, and She-Fashions. The high waisted silhouette is just right for pairing modestly with this top. Keep in mind that this could also be worn to work with a blazer or cardigan. 

 I decided to take a risk by adding a touch of contrasting pink into the mix. Even though there’s a lot going on, I think it works because all of the pieces are in classic, streamlined shapes. I used the pink watch to add balance by bringing the color all the way through the outfit, instead of focusing it in one spot. 

Look 2: Baseball 

 I wanted to transition this look into something I could take my kids to baseball practice in later in the afternoon. So I threw my white shortalls on over my crop top, and pulled on these cute Steven madden sneakers.  

I’m still mixing prints with the black and white striped top, and the black and white speckled sneakers, but in a more subdued way. And the coveralls hide any skin that may normally be peeking out of the top. 

 

I hope one of these outfits inspire you to step out of the box with your look! Just love yourself, your style, and have fun 🙂               

                     Taylor, with love 

Let all that you do be done in love. 1Cor. 16:14

Spring Tux

Today I got a little creative and tested out my own version of the ever popular denim on denim trend, also known as the Canadian tuxedo. 

 I started by deciding to style these vintage white short-alls I found at church garage sale last summer. You can find similar ones at VolcomAsos, and Forever21. I like the mid-length on these because it keeps them modest, but still flattering for my legs. 

 I tucked in a chambray button down from my favorite charity shop, and pulled on my keds for an easy and fun spring look. 

 Have fun using the denim on denim trend to create your own new favorite look! 

         Taylor, with love