With being a new mom, I have been forced to cut back my “get ready time” to just minutes now.   When it comes to getting dressed I have found the most time saving formula is to have a few go-to “uniforms”.  Rather than trying to reinvent the wheel everyday with a fabulous new look, I simply repeat a version of an outfit I most likely wore earlier in the week.  This week, I stuck to black and white.

black & white

This uniform consists of leggings (worn as tights), a fitted jersey mini skirt, an over-sized sweater, infinity scarf, flats or ankle boots (I’m obsessed with these cute little striped flats from The Gap..WANT!), a cross-body bag (so I can be hands free), a pair of pretty stud earrings, and my fancy little Alice & Olivia Starbucks mug (Momma needs some caffeine).   It’s an easy palette to mix and match. Adding  little gold or silver touches helps add a bit of shine to your look.

You don’t have to be a Mom to create a uniform for yourself.  You gals on a budget…this is a great cost effective way to maximize your wardrobe.

 

I’ve always been a sucker for a cute animal print.  The last several years I’ve been in love with owl prints…and still love them!   This season, I’ve been adoring all the fox prints out there.  Weather it’s a sweater, a pillow, or a baby onsie, there are lots of fun ways to add some fox into my life.  With Christmas just around the corner, I’ve been thinking about prezzie ideas.  Here are a few items I’m coveting for myself…oh, and others too;)

 

one: West Elm Fox Pillow $42.52
two: Old Navy Fox Sweater $19.50
three: Forever 21 Fox Ring $4.80
four: Carter’s Fox Print Baby Onsie $11.51 from JCPenny
five: West Elm Fox Print $64.32

 

At only 5 weeks until my due date (where has the time gone???) I definitely feel myself slowing down.  I’m not venturing off too far on my own, I think I’ve attended the last of events for now, and I’m now busy nesting (and resting when I can).  Lately even the simplest things like getting dressed in the morning or putting on my shoes leave me short of breath and needing a nap.  Working from home is such a blessing.  I adore all my cozies right now and spend most of my days in leggings, jersey, and knits.  Sure I merchandise it up a bit with some accessories but comfortable and casual are the best ways to describe my current look.  How do you dress up your casual clothes?

Sweater: Anthropologie, Dress: Metalicus, Leggings: c/o Old Navy maternity, Bag: Coach, Bracelets: Pandora, CPak, & c/o Mala Collective , Boots: Spring, Socks: c/o Stance Socks, Necklaces: Maison Scotch & Toodlebunny

 

This season I’m all about neutral tones and pieces that are easy to mix and match.  True, not as inspired and interesting as I would normally go for, but stretching my wardrobe is a must right now.  Items like this cute polka dot sweater add a bit of personality while still being extremely comfortable. (Comfort is essential at this stage of my pregnancy. I can’t believe I only have 7 weeks until my due date.)   A bit of sparkle and shine can elevate even the simplest of  looks.

Sweater: c/o Old Navy maternity, Pants: Motherhood Maternity, Clutch: c/o Plum, Necklace: Karen Telio

 

Skinny jeans have become a wardrobe staple.  However, many women think you need to be in fact a “skinny girl” to pull them off.  Not to worry ladies, curves work perfectly well in skinny jeans too.  The key to this look is balance and proportion.  For myself, I have a larger hip, bum, thigh area.  In order to avoid looking too bottom heavy I layer on the top half or choose items that are looser and more flowy.

If you’re looking to try out this silhouette without breaking the bank, head to Old Navy.  From now until October 2nd, skinnies are starting at just $19.  You can choose from tuxedo styles, coated fabrics, snakeskin and other prints, plus more.  What style will you try?

* This is a sponsored post written by me.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

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