August 11, 2015

Raiding My Sister's Closet: A Momiform



Can we all agree that "momiform" is kind of a dumb word? 

Good. Let's move on. 

I am a total jeans and tee-shirt wearer (although, I'm typing this wearing a skirt because. . . laundry day), and it makes my life easier to wear some basic combination of those two things every day. 


But I also want to look like I made some sort of effort, and I've come to realize that what I like most is having some decent accessories that finish off the outfit and that basically go with everything, so I don't have to think too much about it in the morning when what I really need to think about is starting homeschool, packing lunches, and getting my children dressed. 

Also, accessories that aren't fussy - I'm not going to be wearing a huge stack of bracelets or a bunch of layers because that's not my life (also I'm lazy, but we can avoid that topic). And in the last year, I've definitely moved toward a few high-quality accessories that I wear over and over, instead of a large array of cheap junk that doesn't fit quite right and wears out in two weeks. 

These are the items that finish off my outfit, that I can wear all day without leaving a trail of discarded jackets, jewelry, and uncomfortable shoes behind me throughout the house.

I bought myself a fairly expensive pair of sandals this summer, figuring I could justify it because sandal weather is about nine months of the year in Arizona, and I have worn them at least five days a week since they arrived. They go with everything, from skirts to jeans to shorts, they are neutral enough to work with various outfits, but interesting enough to spice up a basic combo. I haven't regretted buying those sandals for a second. 

I don't have a thousand purses, but I have two Lily Jade diaper bags that I really really love and I switch between the two every few months. One is red and one is this silver one, so they both are a bit more fun, and nice enough that I'm happy to carry them even when I don't have a baby around (I also have my eye on one of the patterned Petunia Picklebottom totes). 

I wear my wooden watch on a daily basis - I like that it's lightweight but looks substantial, plus since I'm trying to spend less time on my phone, I really need a watch to keep track of school pick-up and drop-off. 

And I wear whatever jewelry I got in my most recent Rocksbox (you can get a free month with the code everydayreadingxoxo). 

A great pair of sunglasses, and I'm done and done. 

Now to just buy another pair of jeans. 


Shirt: Lands' End  (I actually don't recommend this shirt - after about two months, it's started to pill. I'm trying out these basic tees next). 
Jeans: Aeropostale
Shoes: Sam Edelman via Shopbop
Sunglasses: Valentino
Earrings and Ring: Rocksbox
Watch: c/o JORD
Bag: c/o Lily Jade

Drop by Merrick and Landen's blogs and see what their momiforms look like: 

  

4 comments:

  1. Yeah, I do not like that "M"word. But moving on . . . My summer outfit this year has moved to, um, a skort. I feel as if I've totally surrendered to Mom Dressing with that, but it totally cannot be beat for an alternative to shorts (which don't look great on my 7-months-post-partum legs) and skirts (which don't feel great on my, uh, athletic--or used to be athletic--thighs.) They look better than shorts, feel better than skirts, and I've been wearing one of the two I bought pretty much every day this summer. And that's the reason they're a mom clothing cliche, I guess.

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  2. Love this! I'm so glad I am not alone in my Momiform situation! I love to get dressed up and try to post ootd, but the reality is, I'm in jeans and a tee on the regular!
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    Laura

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  3. Banana Republic outlet/factory has my absolute favorite tees. They are cotton/spandex, very soft, and don't need anything underneath (not even the white!). Plus they are always on sale in stores for less than $10. They are my uniform this summer.

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  4. I just ordered a watch for Derek from Jord this week! Also, in the tune of great t-shirts, I bought three of these Merona boatneck shirts from Target in March (http://bit.ly/1DKdya9), and I literally wear and wash them every week and they have not pilled once. I don't know if the same is true for all the Merona shirts, but I've been super happy with these three. I have black and white, blue and white, and navy and pink :)

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