Thursday, August 23, 2012

The "Momiform" Diaries: Back to Basics

"Momiform": Back to Basics
 
 
Hello party peeps, I'm excited to introduce a new series I'm doing called "The 'Momiform' Diaries". What's a "momiform" you ask, a mom uniform of course. Moms get such a bad rep for having notoriously unflattering style and if I have to single handedly change that then I will!!! The first part of the series is reworking the typical mom outfit, a t-shirt and jeans...here we go...
 
The T-Shirt
The T-Shirt: Moms, please stop wearing sloppy t-shirts that are 4 sizes too big....its not helping anyone!! I understand the need for practical shirts (being a mom myself and all) so my solution is Stylemint, they have the perfect balance of comfort and chicness for a mom on the go!!

 
 
T: Stylemint-Mine is sold out but here is a similar style...and its on sale!!


 
The Jeans
The Jeans:  Man...who hasn't heard the term "mom jeans"? Come on ladies...this is a simple fix...find a cut that works for your body type and fits you properly so that you know you can just throw them on and go....and go with interesting washes and different colors, it takes it up a notch!

 
White skinnies- Urban Outfitters, available here

 
The Shoes
Shoes: Ick, I see it every day...the horribly unattractive but "comfy" mom footwear. I'm not saying that its easy to find super chic flats (I've spent months curating my fall shoe collection, which I will be showing on Monday!) and lord knows I miss my heels, but I promise if you put a little extra effort into picking stylish mom-approved footwear then it will pay off! My answer to almost everything is a chic loafer.


Loafers: Shoemint- available here
 The Finishing Touches
Accessories: I know you are in a hurry, jeesh my getting ready routine has been reduced to about 10 minutes...but to pull this look together I SERIOUSLY suggest adding a statement necklace and a chic, practical handbag. How long do those 2 things take to throw on..5 seconds...I don't want to hear any excuses!


Necklace, bag and bracelets: Stella & Dot all available here


Boom, done!
 And there you have it....wasn't that easy? Jeans and a t-shirt can be totally chic but still mom-appropriate. Now get excited for the next installment of "The 'Momifrom' Diaries"!



28 comments:

  1. Such a cute comfy look – love that top!


    Sea and Swank

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  2. that top is so cute, thanks for finding a similar!

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  3. I love your tee and those shoes. Such a great casual outfit!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  4. I love those loafers..awesome pieces.

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  5. Cute outfit, I like that top you're wearing!! Too bad it's sold out!


    -Stephanie
    @LaminLouboutins.blogspot.com

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  6. Amazing outfit ! top and necklace just wow

    xx ifoundmysoulmate

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  7. this is a fabulous outfit! love love!

    xxS

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  8. Those loafers are AMAZEBALLS!! Love this post! Moms can be chic and comfy!!

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  9. Like the outfit sooo much!)

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  10. Love the stylish, chic and yet comfortable outfit. Great necklace.

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  11. I love that you've decided to update the momiform. :) That stella and dot necklace is freaking gorgeous.

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  12. Lovely look!
    Thank you for the comment on my blog!X

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  13. love the outfit, especially the necklace!

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  14. You look STUNNING sweetie! I love this look - the necklace is amazing :)

    - Victoria
    www.VICKITAS.com

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  15. This is such a good idea - mommiforms definitely don't need to be daggy or slopy - you look perfectly stylish and chic :)

    Can't wait to see the next instalment xx

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  16. this is SUCH a great idea, brooke. love this series!!

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  17. Very nice post! A lot of inspiration can be found here! :) I'm your new follower, hope you can follow back!

    xx Olivia

    http://0liviaschoice.blogspot.com

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  18. Love it, can't wait to see what you do next! Come check out my blog, maybe we can follow each other!
    Material Fixations

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  19. obsessing over that necklace! looks perfect with that shirt :)

    xo SideSmile,
    Ashley

    SideSmile Style Blog

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  20. You are hands down one of the chicest mammas I know - and this series is great! Just say no to mom jeans!
    xx
    Here&Now

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  21. I died when I saw these shoes!!! COuld you please consider following each other??www.shineonbyandrea.blogspot.com Twitter: @shineonbyandrea Instagram: shineonbyandrea
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  22. You look so pretty. I love your accessories, especially that gorgeous statement necklace and your cute loafers.

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  23. I seriously don't understand how you're a mom. You. Are. Perfect.

    It's unreal. I feel like they should invent a new word for you, because you totally defy the vocabulary word that you're limited to.

    Those jeans fit you AMAZINGLY, and I love how you've tucked the shirt in and let it hang it this totally chic way. It looks so effortless, but incredibly pulled together at the same time. And that necklace! Way to totally take the outfit to the next level. And you're right, everything you're doing here isn't hard, per say, it just takes a millisecond of thought and a will to not look like a homeless person (though if you could see me in my torn shirt and boy shorts right now, you'd argue I have no right making that comment).

    Love your new word, "momiform", and I really love all the thought you put into outlining this step by step. Even for an nonmom (new word?) like me, these are really useful tips to use to get out the door looking fab.u.lous.

    Great post.
    -Gabrielle

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  24. Love your outfit, especially the t shirt and the necklace.

    Selvia
    xx

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  25. Lovely outfit, i love your t shirt and the necklace.

    Selvia
    xx

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