Good Morning — it’s Saturday!
Doing anything fun? We were planning to do the apple-picking thing, but that plan got blown out of the water when we learned it’s supposed to be in the mid-90s here today! But, there’s plenty of errands to run and other things to fill my schedule … such is the life of a working mom!
And on days like this — my go-to mom uniform comes out — it’s hot, and I want cool, comfy and practical. The dress, sneakers, and cross-body does it all for me!
One word about a dress on days like this — airflow. Go ahead and laugh… but seriously, you simply gotta have it! The humidity here is no joke! And sneakers … I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again — as a mom, they’re a necessity! When it’s errand-time on the weekends, I need to move, not teeter around on high heels or platforms. AND, if you saw my Insta post last weekend, you know that Livi is not just walking, she’s turned into a freakin’ speed racer! Sneakers are kind of a necessity to chase her little butt down!
And the cross-body — what did mothers do before these bags? I NEED hands-free — it’s just non-negotiable. I have Livi, phone, wallet, keys, diaper bag, grocery bags, and …. always, coffee! You think I’m gonna juggle all that and a handbag?? I mean, I like to pretend I’m super-mom but, uh, not happening. Enter the cross-body — handsfree perfection. Problem solved, and now I can juggle all that while chasing Livi down 🙂
So, to keep things fresh, I like to have a few of these dresses around, and I could easily fill an entire closet with sneakers — there are so many amazing styles out there — the days of the standard old gym sneaker are over. Now we have florals, calf-hair, animal print, and a rainbow of colors! I seriously have to check myself sometimes! The same holds true for the cross-body — soooo many options to choose, and so many to love 🙂
Most of the dresses I use for this purpose are pretty casual — both this one (currently on sale for only $30!), and this one are perfect to just throw on and go, so comfy, so easy. This striped one is the perfect layering piece (and stripes are always always in style). I also like to have a semi-nicer one that can take me from one place to the next — this one is perfect to wear to work with a blazer and heels, and after work I can ditch the jacket, and swap out the heels for some sneakers and be in full mom-mode, or throw on some strappy heels for date night or happy hour 🙂
My obsession with the cross-body only grows deeper every day — this may be my favorite type of bag, and I prefer to have a variety of them at the ready — this one is a great classic (go anywhere with this, and it’s currently on sale!), love this rich cocoa-colored suede one, and this one is perfect for when all you need is your phone, credit card, keys, and a lip gloss.
And there you have it — three key pieces (your “mom uniform”) that every mom should have for those crazy-run-around-and-accomplish-everything days! You can shop my look below, and check out a few more of the dresses, sneakers, and cross-body bags I’m loving right now!
Happy Weekend you guys! Stay tuned for my next post, the second in my White After Labor Day Series — going live on Monday!
DRESS: Abercrombie (old), similar here and here (under $30) // SNEAKERS: Puma // CROSS-BODY BAG: Kate Spade (old), similar here and here (under $25) // SCARF: Loft (sold out), similar here // WATCH: Daniel Wellington // SUNGLASSES: Micheal Kors // LIPSTICK: Charlotte Tilbury, Stoned Rose
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