my favorite things (mama style)

1.28.2013




Target card (similar) and skirt (similar); Madewell tee (similar); Oia Jules necklace; Minnetonka boots.

Funny enough, this outfit contains every piece of my favorite clothing items at the moment. I wear at least one of these on an (almost) daily basis. What can I say? I am a true creature of habit. Or lazy, but let's pretend otherwise, okay?

As a mom (which is my defining role nowadays) I need to be comfortable. I just can't escort two littles around teetering on heels or risking indecent exposure when they decide to pull on my shirt for attention. Below are my favorite pieces broken down for ya.

1) This yummy and soft cardigan I bought at Target last Fall and it is one of my favorite things to spice an outfit up. Wearing all black? Pop the mustard cardi on. This concept also works with my mustard colored beanie and various jewelry items. This is the best color to make an outfit look cooler than it is. I promise if you go out and buy something mustard you will wear it every day. Can I write the word mustard again?  Okay, done.

2) My second favorite piece that you may recognize from my Instagram feed is this star tee. I love the graphic black and white pattern. It is soft and slouchy and looks great with skirts and jeans. Or everything. I bought mine on sale at Madewell and it is no longer available, but a similar shirt can be found here, here and here. What makes a great go-to item for me is something with a simple shape, but has a fun detail that makes it stand out on its own. After my closet purge I found that I am really drawn to clothing with black and white patterns or graphics on it. Hence the outfit you see above. 


3) The last item I simple adore is this stretchy maxi skirt. I have this one and a gray one (and wish I had one in black) and I wear it all the time. For some reason I instantly feel more pulled together and comfortable, a fave combo for me (everyone?) This skirt tends to reappear at Target every Spring and Summer. You can find similar options here (love this color!) and here. I'm hoping they come back this year as I need some more. Its an addiction. A maxi skirt addiction. Yes, they exist. 

Tell me, what is you favorite, go to item(s)?

P.S. Linking up with this mama and 8 others for a mama style bonanza...these women are amazing!  I'm jealous. And have some brand new girl crushes:)


26 comments:

JanM ♥ said...

You are so pretty and your outfit is totally something I would wear! I love it!

xo,
janmloves.blogspot.com

Rebecca @ Mommy in Heels said...

I am obsessed with anything mustard too. I never realized how much it goes with!! And I am still obsessed with your extensions...they seriously look so fab on you. And based on your pics of Molly on Instagram, I can see her being the one in the heels!! :)

Jeans and a Teacup said...

Very cute! I love mustard! I don't know why I don't have more of it in my closet! And I don't have a maxi skirt either! What is my problem?!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

Marina Gooding said...

Obsessed with you. Okay, that sounds bad. WELP!! I meannnnnn, I am obsessed with the look, love your necklace to bits and that star shirt, well, it fits a star like you :)

Monica said...

You look fantastic!! And as a mother of two, I find your style so inspirational. Thanks for sharing.

Emily said...

you are so cute, love the star top!!

Jackie Giardina said...

OMG i couldn't be more obsessed with this outfit!!!! You look so perfect! that shirt is amazing & red lipstick looks great on you

xo Jackie
...livingaftermidnite

Breenah said...

This is so cute! I can never find maxi skirts that work for me so I think I'm just gonna make one. I'm tempted to make a striped one now!

Helene said...

I love the mix of patterns of colors. you look gorgeous!
Helene in Between

Jessi said...

You are so cute! That cardigan is perfection. I love the color and it looks so comfy. Love the frames too!
-Jessi
haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

LeiShell said...

Love the comfortable look. And the shirt looks so soft. I really like this look on you. And it shows in your face you feel good about it too...majorly important when getting dressed:)

Pamela Stein said...

I looooove this look and mustard yellow + b&w stripes are my fave combination these days! I happen to be wearing a mustard yellow H&M sweater in my mama style post as well! Love your blog and I'm your newest follower :) xoxo

Pame
http://kiidsnob.blogspot.com/

traci's mixed bag said...

Mustard is not for everyone but on you...Fabulous! My go-to items tend to be cardigans, because they are like security blankets. My favorite one is heather grey. I put it over everything.

naninana noni said...

Wow!Love how the colors and the pattern mix suits altogether!The outfit immediately spreads good mood

Ali of Dressing Ken said...

This is such a cute and fun look and totally matches your blog!!

Ali of:

www.dressingken.com

Katie @ Loverly She said...

Love the mix of prints!! :)

Katie || Loverly She

kateprs said...

This picture gives a whole new light to "stars and stripes"! Love it!

Kate @ A Journey in Style

Heather said...

I'm loving you in this outfit!!!!

1. Not everyone has the body to wear a horizontal stripe, clingy maxi skirt! YOU DO! And I know how hard you work to rock that skirt!! ROCK ON, SISTAH!

2. I've said this before...Mustard on you--AMAZ-B! Mustard on a pale blonde (i.e. me)--not so much. Mustard on a knock-out brunette. HOLLAH!

xoxoxo
adore you...

PS...forgive my lingo. I'm on a mission to keep it reals this week and annoy the crap out of (or entertain) everyone I write to. :P

Erika @ rouge + whimsy said...

I don't usually love star prints-- but I do have to say, this totally works!

Lindsey A. Turner said...

This is such a cute outfit! If you are lazy- it doesn't show!

Lindsey
http://thriftandshout.blogspot.com

Be Inspired said...

What a cute outfit!! Beautiful!!

Kacie said...

This outfit is amazing! LOVE LOVE LOVE! I'm your newest follower :) I'd love for you to follow my blog too!

www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com
www.daisyraeboutique.com

preethi said...

I have that exact same cardi and wear it ALL the time. Seriously, best article of clothing ever. Am a new follower! :)

preethi
lace, etc.

Anna @ IHOD said...

Favorite outfit right here!
So glad you linked up!
Will be sharing your look today on IHOD:)
Anna

EveryDay Bloom said...

You look beautiful and classy...and natural and approachable...in this outfit. I love it. Lynaea @ EverydayBloom.com

Shannon said...

Adore this outfit!!!! LOVE your mix of prints. I discovered you through the Style Elixir link-up and I love your blog. I'm a new follower.
www.shannonheartsblog.com

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