What I'm Wearing... 7 Pieces, 7 Days

I am going to attempt the (almost) impossible. I am going to style 7 beautiful, versatile pieces from the store & take them from day-to-night all in one crazy week. I will use a typical week for me as an example of how to use a small investment of clothes to make a big impact.

Monday: Casual style, or as I like to call it "Momming"

Monday - I'm thankful I wore a scarf & cozy sweater because it's chilly this morning dropping off the kids at school. I rush to Target to beat the "Mom rush." By the time I walk out, it's warm enough to lose the sweater. Time to get some work done in my office. The lightweight cupro tank is essential after my hot yoga class. Time to head out the door to pick up the boys from school. Where does the time go?

Tuesday: Work Day!

Tuesday - I usually work in the store on Tuesdays. Thankfully, it's a relaxed dress code - we dress professional but true to our personal style. Citizens of Humanity Rockets are my favorite jean right now. The clean, skinny leg is great for booties, flats or my current obsession - a pointy heel. They are high rise which keeps my waistline in check so I can wear this cute lace crop top! The lace is sexy and feminine, but the Tart jacket gives my outfit a professional edge. 

Wednesday: Board Meeting to Date with Hubby

Wednesday - After dropping the boys off at school & going to yoga, I get dressed for my board meeting. I don't have to wear a suit since their office is more casual, but I still want to look polished. My Rockets with a pair of black pointy pumps, striped drape blazer & a fun pop of goldenrod underneath take this outfit from day-to-night. I meet my husband for an early dinner at Joan's in the Park. My feet are killing me, but after taking off my blazer & having a glass of wine - I'm good to go wherever the night takes me (which is right to bed after the boys go down).

Thursday: Work Day & Girls Night

Thursday - Most people wouldn't dream of wearing this to work. If you're not in the fashion business, a solid scarf and a jacket over the tank would be perfect. When paired with a more structured jacket, the lace skirt mixes that feminine/masculine contrast perfectly. The chain strap bag, wood earrings & gold tassel necklace are spot on trend. My outfit is comfortable, cool & transitions right to drinks on WA Frost's patio with my girlfriends.

Friday - Work Day & Date Night

Friday - I love this 3 Dots cozy grandpa cardi. It works great to just throw on when running out the door, which is usually what I'm doing since I'm notorious for being late. I'm loving the pine color of this tank for fall. It's a soft neutral that works with just about any color. The Helen Wang necklace is a perfect match, too (notice the tassel?) Once I'm out on my date, the sweater will be perfect for getting cozy with my hubby in a quiet booth.

Saturday: Gala

Saturday - Obviously, I'm not wearing this outfit all day: grocery shopping, taking the boys to a birthday party, & then to the park. But 5 o'clock hits & it's time to get ready for tonight's gala. I love getting dressed up! A luxury for me is getting ready for a full hour, by myself with a glass of wine or a coffee (depending on how the day went). I'm all ready to slip on this delicate lace outfit from Nicole Miller. It's so elegant & sooo comfortable! I just add strappy silver chain heels, a jeweled clutch, & dangly sparkly earrings and we are out the door. Time to raise money for a good cause!

Sunday: Family Day

Sunday - Time to unwind from the busy week, recharge, & gear up for the next week ahead. We usually lounge around the house in the morning while Dad picks up the boys fresh donuts & my Starbucks. After our healthy breakfast, we spend time working on the house or the yard. By late afternoon we clean up and head over to my parents house for a nice family dinner. It is such a beautiful tradition, to just slow down & enjoy each other's company & great food.

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Mother's Day... Steph & Lora's Picks

Mother's Day: Time to treat yourself and pick out the perfect outfit for the day that's all about you! No matter what you have planned, here are a few of our favorite things that any mother would love!

Mother's Day Brunch

 Steph's Picks for Mother's Day Brunch

Steph's Picks for Mother's Day Brunch

I like to start Mother’s Day sleeping in, getting a warm cup of coffee in bed, & slowly rising to reflect on the day. Time for brunch, time to look for a classic but feminine dress to wear. This Yoana Baraschi black & white knit is a perfect fit; add a pop of color with a coral cross-body & Helen Wang heart earrings. It’s a perfect compliment to sipping mimosas & celebrating family.
 Lora's Picks for Mother's Day Brunch

Lora's Picks for Mother's Day Brunch

A gorgeous DVF wrap dress is a timeless heirloom. I plan to save all of mine and pass them along to my daughter. They’re the definition of femininity and they never go out of style! This navy and pink floral silk chiffon wrap is what I’ll be wearing for brunch. Paired with a dusty rose Hobo clutch, a Helen Wang rose quartz necklace & “Aurora” Swarovski earrings - my favorite because they share a name with my little girl.

Day at the Park

 Steph's Picks for a Day at the Park

Steph's Picks for a Day at the Park

Just because it’s a park day doesn’t mean that I can’t dress for it. I love the retro fit of this Waverly Grey tank. The skirt is so cute, you would never guess it’s hiding shorts underneath, which comes in handy when I feel the need to do a cartwheel or handstand. The neon pink color in the scarf & handbag make this outfit ready to head out for ice cream.
 Lora's Picks for a Day at the Park   

Lora's Picks for a Day at the Park

 

Comfortable and stylish is the holy grail of mom apparel, especially when you’re chasing kids around the park. Love that these Fifteen Twenty jacquard printed shorts have an athletic cut and drawstring waist. My everyday bag is this Gigi bucket bag because it holds soooo much. Mine is packed with diapers, my makeup bag, snacks and lots more! Throw on a stack of Tess + Tricia bracelets for an easy on-the-go accessory.

Mom's Night Out

 Steph's Picks for Mom's Night Out

Steph's Picks for Mom's Night Out

Dark high-rise skinnies are the perfect “Mom jean” (reminds me of the SNL skit, but these are seriously cute & well-fitting). I save fun, embellished tops for my girls’ nights because women appreciate the whimsy in them. This Nicole Miller tank is all sorts of fun! Top it off with a cool-girl hand chain & DVF mini secret agent bag & I’m ready for wherever the night takes us!
 Lora's Picks for Mom's Night Out

Lora's Picks for Mom's Night Out

Throwing on a printed silk Tolani top always makes me feel like I’m taking off my “mom” hat and really stepping up my fashion game! This style is one of our favorites because it’s edgier, but still boho. Throw on a pair of high-waisted flares and heels to amp it up. Edgy jewelry from Marcia Moran and a DVF clutch/crossbody complete my mom’s night out look.