Thursday, September 20, 2012

"The Momiform Diaries": Lesson #1 Casual Chaos

top: cabi// blazer: zara (old)// jeans: the limited// shoes: marc by marc jacobs via endless // jewels: stella & dot and michael kors// diaper bag: marc by marc jacobs

Holy smokes I'm so excited for this series.....I feel like I have learned so much about life and motherhood over the past year after having my sweet doodle bug and I wanted to show you guys more of my life within the Allen household and some tips on how to keep yourself from looking like a frazzled mom (although you definitely feel like one on the inside)! I hope these tips can help everyone, not just moms.....

Lesson #1: Casual Chaos
 With all of the commotion that goes on in the household of a 13 month baby boy that goes 100 mph every day the secret to looking (almost) sane is to keep easy pieces in your closet that you can easily move in but are tailored to make you look awesome!  Casual chaos is a simple recipe: a shirt+ a blazer+ skinny jeans + a statement necklace and boom you have an outfit that allows you to take on the world (or your nursery). I can't really control anything else that goes on in my house but I CAN CONTROL WHAT I CHOOSE TO PUT ON. This recipe is for everyone actually.....even if you have a job that allows you to stay at home you should still make yourself presentable. One of the main things I've learned this year is so cliche but true....when you look good you feel for the love of god get out of that fugly t-shirt and victoria's secret "pink" sweatpants and boost that self esteem, I know you have it in you!

Also, if you are a mom, do little things for yourself that make you feel chic......when I was preggo I happened to be walking through Saks one day and spotted this marc jacobs diaper bag and just about peed on myself (literally and figuratively) . I felt massive and unattractive and couldn't buy clothes or shoes but I knew if I had the perfect diaper bag that it was something chic that I would use every day. And every time I load it with diapers and goldfish and head out of the house I'm reminded to do something small for myself that day. Its about finding that balance of keeping small amounts of yourself while pouring the other 99% of your efforts into your go ahead and get that mani or buy that latte, you deserve it!

PS I wore this outfit last night to pick up a pizza from a local pizza joint and several of the cooks told me they liked my outfit, I believe "classy as Carmen San Diego" was thrown out there. In conclusion: the blonde cookie cutter biatches in this town may not get me, but damn if the local pizza guys don't think I'm fly!!!!


  1. Super cool post! lOve it!


  2. I want this watch so much! <3 Lovley photos, wanna follow each other?
    Love, Tasha <3

  3. Being a teacher I get to stay home all summer and I learned this same valuable lesson this summer. I was staying in my yoga capris all day with my hair on top of my head. Btw, your post and my post have the same quote in them today: If you do good, you feel good.

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  4. Fabolous pictures! Love the watch

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  5. I love these photos, and you look stunning! Definitely at least as classy as Carmen San Diego. I don't have kids yet, but I love your advice on making yourself look presentable, even when you don't feel like it. So important to have easy go-tos that aren't Pink sweatpants!

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  6. Amazing pictures!
    Kiss from France, Marie xxx

  7. You're by far one of our favs, you look incredibly chic and beautiful. Really enjoyed reading this as always.

    Have a great evening.

  8. I know what you mean as a mother of a 3 years old who was formerly a 13 months old.....I quote you word by word and you look great dear!

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  9. You. Look. INSANE.

    Oh my god. I think I peed on MYSELF when I saw the first picture. Everything about that is so perfect, and I love how you look like a supermodel amidst the baby toys. Seriously. You look amazing. Like. Beyond amazing. I can't even handle it.

    I want those pants so badly - they're my fav color and they are such a perfect compliment to the red. THat's really a trend I've been trying to work lately. Red and maroon. You do it PERFECTLY. I'm literally going to go out and buy a red blazer and maroon pants just because you wore them like this here.


    ugh. Can I get that right now from stella & dot? Need now.

    This blog is amazing. It always puts me in a good mood, and I love how practical and applicable your tips are, without ever being boring! YOu have got SERIOUS style.


  10. Your blog is so adorable and fun! You look greatby the way!!!


  11. I love the title Casual Chaos...and the pic of you among all the cute! And such a great outfit :)

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  12. I love this!! Those pictures are awesome. The first one feels like my life. I have a 3 1/2 year old and a almost 1 year old. I feel frazzled a lot of the time. But I wouldn't trade in my little boys for anything!!


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  13. LOVE this post! And your outfit is so chic and looks like something I can chase a toddler around in at the same time!

  14. great pics!

  15. wowww love this post!!! your shoes are amazing

  16. OMG I love reading your posts- they are as entertaining as you are pretty! I bet those pizza guys do think you're fly! haha! I totally agree with you (even not being a mom)- I feel so much better when I dress well! Loving these photos- especially the ones with toys everywhere and then you dressed super chic- so cute!

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  17. I love this post, even though I'm not a mama! You look so gorgeous in the first pic!

  18. Great photos!

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  19. oh my goodness, totally cute. Adore this post, love. If you get a sec, I'd love if you'd check out my latest outfit post. xo

  20. Love your outfit,especially the shoes.

  21. Totally hot! Classy like Carmen, huh!? Love that reference!