Outfit Idea // Blogger Mom

Sometimes I'm a "mom blogger," but I'm always a blogger mom.  My life takes takes me from commuting professional to toddler mom.  It's always a mad rush from here to there.  But a life I have embraced, loved and leaned into.  This is all the more reason why I am on my quest for a capsule wardrobe.  I hope to find the perfect combo that works for me, always leaves me feeling chic and put together, but takes me from working life to mom life.  Furthermore, I hope that once I hone in to find this wardrobe to inspire other working mamas (or just mamas, or just professionals).  Lately I have been loving the assortment at Tobi.  They have lots and lots of styles that suit a variety of lifestyles.  I am love love loving this chic and easy open back top.  It is so perfect to take me from my day job life to home life.  It could not be more comfy, but the open back detail also makes it chic and little bit sexy.  More versatile pieces like these are essential to every woman's wardrobe. 

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I've paired the top with my new favorite "mom jeans," which are super duper affordable from Levi's, called the Wedgie Fit.  I am also wearing Chloe sandals I've been obsessing over for years that I found on eBay and a vintage bag that once belonged to my grandma.  

Simple Spring Outfit
Simple Spring Outfit
Simple Spring Outfit
working mom blogger
Blogging mom

top: Tobi / jeans: Levis / shoes: Chloe (old) similar, bag: vintage - similar

Grown Up Style (finding my new look)

A few months back, I talked about

my grown up style icons

.  Now I'm 31 and a mom and I just went through my wardrobe again, weeding out a lot of sequiny pieces that represented who I was in my 20s.  I am trying to move to a more sophisticated, more minimalist look, like the photos below (and all of the fashion photos I've pinned lately).  The problem is, I am still so attracted to bright, happy colors and bold prints.  The challenge I've given myself is to strike a balance between my two personalities, the cool Rag and Bone chick and the girly Kate Spade girl.  Anyone have thoughts on a style icon who fits this description? 

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Grown-Up Style Icons

Yesterday, I went through a few things I eliminated from my wardrobe, now moving forward, here are three style icons that I will look to for my "grown-up style."

I put Taylor Tomasi Hill first, because not only is she amazingly beautiful with a fabulous sense of style, I feel like my look is already along the same lines.  She not afraid of color and pattern, neither am I, she'll rock anything from cut-off shorts with a sleeveless trench to a pantsuit.  I think we are both pretty fearless in fashion, she just does it in a more polished way that I aspire to.

Sorry I'm not sorry, Olivia Palermo is back on one of my lists again.  She just kills it every time.  Even her casual looks are completely polished.  If I can look half this good as a 30-something mom, I will pat myself on the back.

And my aspirational icon, the beautiful, the ever-so-French, Garance Dore.  Her look might be a little too extreme for me at the moment, but she always looks effortless and put-together at the same time.  I definitely put her on my list of women I aspire to dress like. 

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