Now that The Mommy Stylist has been around for several years, we’ve decided to start re-posting some of our favorite blogs each Monday so that new readers can benefit from them as well. (And they can serve as reminders for those who have been with us from the beginning.) While some of the items may no longer be available, we wouldn’t post anything that’s out of style, so use them for reference and keep an eye out for something similar when you’re out and about. Enjoy!
By Kristin Hull
Altogether, this outfit would cost around $270 but for nine items that’s really not bad. And if you consider that each piece is incredibly versatile and can be paired with a number of things that are already in your closet, you’ll realize it’s a great a deal. Wear them all at once and you’ll be that mom – the one all the other moms envy. The one that makes them wonder how a busy mom is able to look so put together. However, if you can’t squeeze that much out of your budget then just get a couple of key pieces. The scarf and the hat will provide the most fashion bang for the buck as they can both be worn over and over with various outfits. The hat will keep you looking good despite drizzling rain or humidity (plus, you won’t have to do your hair when you wear it!) and the scarf will add a pop of color which always looks stylish.
- Old Navy jean jacket: Old Navy, $35 (on sale)
- Old Navy dolman sleeve top: Old Navy, $24.94
- Old Navy Flare Trousers: Old Navy, $34.94
- Dogeared “Moms are Angels” necklace: Dogeared, $54
- Old Navy infiniti scarf: Old Navy, $12.94
- Old Navy cloche hat: Old Navy, $16.94
- Tyler Rodan purse: Macy’s, $46.99 (reg. $69)
- Converse One Star sneakers:* Converse, $45
*Guess what? I just got back from Target and found these sneakers there. The material is a little more flimsy than the ones sold at the Converse store but, pfft, I don’t care. They look almost exactly the same. I also wanted to mention that they had them in the woman’s section and the kid’s section. In the woman’s section they were on sale for $29.99 and in the kid’s, $19.99 so I decided to see if a big pair of kid’s fit me. The largest I could find was a 6 but it was HUGE. (I normally wear a woman’s 6.5.) So I tried a 5 and it was still too big. I ended up with a size 4. So, lesson learned here: If you like these shoes run out to get them at Target and be sure to try on the largest pair of the kid’s size that you can find. They may just fit and you’ll save yourself $10 to use on something more expensive later. Wink, wink.