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Fall Mom Uniform – Shake Your Shirttail Feather.

August 12, 2015

Yeah, yeah, yeah…lame-o connection with the tail feather song, but once upon a time I danced to that song at a frat party and probably felt all young a cool and this post is all about regaining those youthful, playful feelings. Maybe not dancing on a bar (I swear I never really did that), but maybe today’s equivalent would be jamming out to Disney radio in your kitchen with a litter of children around you clapping their hands and thinking, “Wow. My mom is so awesome.” Can an outfit do that for you? I’m willing to bet that it can. So here is how you can shake your SHIRT-tail feather, mom style.

MEET the Shirttail: Shirt + Sweater attached into one piece. Decieving on the eye and easy on the wallet (#shoppingmath #twoforone), a.k.a “The Fall Mom Uniform”.

WHY I love these: These tops are already “styled” for you. It takes the guesswork out of creating an outfit – something you can throw on and go.

The formula:  Finish the look with a pair of distressed jeans (adds to the cool factor – obviously), sneakers (not running sneaks people, unless you are going for the “tourist” look), and a baseball hat (because chances are you are running out the door without time to shower  do your hair.) Mmm hmmm. Right? Perfect combo for youthful, playful mom on the run. Not too polished, not too preppy, just cool and casual, and pairs perfectly with a child on the hip and one on the hand.

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Left to Right:

Look 1: 1. Urban Outfitters Hat, 2. Treasure and Bond Shirttail Sweater (also wearing below), 3. Top Shop Distressed Jeans (and yes, you can wear these all year, BUT THEY’RE WHITE and I HAVE KIDS, you’re thinking. I know…but you guys, BLEACH! 4. Ugg Sneakers 

Look 2: 5. J.Crew Hat 6. Anthro Layered Pullover 7. Paige Jeans (on sale!) 8. Adidas Campus 2 (because in 5th grade they were awesome and not much as changed)

Look 3: 9. J.Crew Chambray Cap, 10. Anthro Layered Eyelet Pullover, 11. Gap Deconstructed Girlfriend Jeans (my favorite! size down, they run big), 12. Shoreline Chucks

Look 4: 13. J.Crew Canvas Hat (ok obvious now that I like J.Crew’s hat selection for women!), 14. UO Lace Trim Sweater (bought this last year and wore it all fall/winter), 15. Madewell High-Rise Jeans (because, trust me the rise is hidden in this look, but you’ll want it later…#anothertwoforone), 16. Nike Internationalist Sneaker (couldn’t love this color combo more)

Taking LOOK 1 for a test run.

This is my “Wait, you’re telling me I have TWO mornings. PER week. To MYSELF. This fall” face.

fall mom uniform shirttail

You guys. That’s like 6 hours, like a quarter of one whole day. WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH MYSELF??!!

fall mom uniform shirttail

I could spend time pondering thoughtfully without interruption. 

mom fall uniform shirttail

I could take these feet to the gym.

mom fall uniform shirttail

Or I could just sit here and enjoy the silence.

mom fall uniform shirttailAnd then probably cry. For a minute or so. Then do whatever the HECK I want!……Or in the very least I can go grocery shopping alone. Womp Womp. Any other suggestions?

Ready to shake your shirttail feather? Scroll through for shopping links below:

P.S. Urban Outfitters is having free shipping and returns all month, J.Crew is always having some sort of sale, as is Gap, and Anthro just added a ton of great stuff to their fresh cuts…so strike when the time is hot!

  • abby
    August 14, 2015 at 8:14 am

    love love love this post! such a cute outfit way to go!

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