Mother and Son Style: Fall Plaid

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Long time no post! If you also follow my life blog, you know that we bought a house and moved. Life has been crazy for a little while, but I hope to be here again more frequently.

Fall is in full swing now, and this weekend, Jeramy and I are going away for the weekend to Oktoberfest. Since New England Autumns are fairly unpredictable weather-wise, layering is going to be absolutely necessary. I bought this yellow plaid flannel shirt this week specifically planning to pack it for my trip into the New Hampshire mountains.

Simon acquired his plaid shirt as a gift from his Nana, and we just happened to be both wearing them on the same day when this photo was taken. With his reds and my yellow, we were definitely Autumn appropriate.

It is too bad I didn’t save all of my oversize, plaid, flannel tops from the 90’s!

Sequins with Jeans

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It has been a rainy, rainy Spring/early Summer around here, and I therefore haven’t been photographing my outfits as much. I just don’t like taking the pics indoors. pPlus, when it is so cloudy out I take less care getting dressed, and tend to throw in jeans and a tee or sweatshirt and stick my hair in a messy bun.

Here is what I wore on a date night recently though. Jeramy and I dropped Simon off for a sleepover and went out for fancy pizza, beer/wine, and gelato for dessert. We did a lot of walking, so I dressed for comfort, but this sequin top made me feel extra festive.

Casual Green

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Outfit Notes: Earrings-too old to remember // Sweater-JC Penney // Tank-TJ Maxx last year // Jeans-Old Navy // Sandals-Target

I think I have mentioned many times on this blog before that green is my favorite color. I arrange the clothes in my closet to hang by color, and the section of green is by far the largest section. Green just makes me happy.

This weekend, Jeramy, Simon and I went to a little beach at a local pond to spend some time. It was a perfect Spring day of sunshine with a cool breeze. Warm enough for sandals, but still windy enough for a light cardigan. With my sand colored tank top, sky blue jeans, and green sweater and accessories, I definitely dressed to match our surroundings.

How is the weather where you are?

Technical Difficulties

jeans and green cardiembellished cardigan closeupearring closeup(Outift Notes: Earrings-a gift // Embellished tank-Target clearance // Green Cardigan-Kohls clearance // Jeans-Old Navy // Boots-Target clearance)

I took a bunch more photos of this outfit today, including a few with a blazer, but my camera and tripod were not cooperating with me. I suppose that is bound to happen once in a while when you take your own pics.

Here I am again in my “Mumma Uniform“. My standard weekday wear when I am home with my little guy.  Very casual, but (I hope) still stylish.

Pink Pant-ther

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Today I dressed for a day at home with my little guy. We ended up outside, having a snowball fight, and then I stood keeping warm in the sun, sipping coffee while he climbed “mountains” of snow. (Really though, they were piles that only went up to my waist, but mountains to him.)

These pink pants are cropped, so I haven’t figured out a way to wear them in cold weather without boots. Otherwise, it looks like I have a length problem. Hopefully soon, this snow mess will melt and I can pair them with cute flats or sandals again!

(Linked up with What I Wore Wednesday at The Pleated Poppy)

Cozy

plaid tunic grey sweater outfit 1plaid tunic black necklace close upblack booties closeupplaid tunic grey sweater outift 2I keep planning to wear bright colors, because I am tired of the drab hues of winter. I am ready for some Spring brights! But then, every morning when I get dressed, I end up back in monochrome, or subdued shades.

Today is a day of being home with my little one, getting things done around the house, running errands…nothing fancy. This whole family has been under the weather lately, so coziness and comfort are important today.

This was also my first time using my tripod, instead of bothering Jeramy to take my outfit pictures. It was a little bit awkward at first, and my facial expressions were a bit weird, but now I think I am getting the hang of it!

(Outfit Notes: Necklace-Target clearance // Sweater-Thrifted, Old navy brand // Plaid Tunic-Thrifted // Jeans-Old Navy //  Booties- TJ Maxx)

(Linked up with What I Wore Wednesday at The Pleated Poppy)

My Mumma Uniform

 

(Outfit Notes: Scarf-very old, from TJ Maxx?// Sweater-Last year’s Kohls clearance// Black tank-TJ Maxx from the summer// Rust colored tank-H&M from spring// Jeans-Old Navy// Boots-Target clearance last year// Bracelet-a gift from a friend)

I have seen many different style bloggers who also happen to be Moms, share their version of “The Mommy Uniform”. From yoga pants to jeans, and from hoodies to t-shirts, the key seems to be a balance of comfort and versatility. I think this outfit is my fall version of my own “Mumma Uniform”. Most days lately, you will find me in some variation of this jeans/long-sleeved top/scarf/boots combo. Sometimes my wellies replace the brown boots, or the shirt is a crew neck instead of a cardigan. Sometimes the jeans are skinny, sometimes not. The scarf always changes to match the outfit.

Speaking of the scarf, this one was purchased years ago, long before motherhood, when Jeramy and I were dressing up as Bonnie and Clyde for Halloween. I got the scarf just for my costume, and then didn’t wear it again.

Trying to look bad-ass.

When Simon got to be a toddler, I was digging through some things, and found this scarf again. I tossed it into his dress-up bin without giving it any consideration. For many months, it stayed in there, being used in funny combinations with trucker hats, feather boas, and big beaded bracelets. That is, until last week, when I spotted it, and wondered why it was I had never given it a chance. I grabbed it back out of the bin and hung it up with my other scarves. Then, on the day I took the outfit pics above, I wore it again for the first time since that Halloween years ago.

On this day, we were headed as a family, for an autumn outing, with no sure destination in mind. I wanted to be ready for walking indoors or out, and with layers to remove in case it got warmer.

If you are a Mom, what is your standard “Mommy Uniform”?