I dub thee Momma Chic: Summer Fashion for Moms

I spent the better part of my legal career putting together a respectable business casual wardrobe.  I’m the kind of style masochist that actually misses wearing 4 inch high stilettos paired with pencil skirt to walk half a mile to the court house.  Unfortunately these days I spend most of my time rocking decidedly unstylish checkered pants while attending LCB.  But on the weekends when I’m not wearing my favorite uniform complete with skull cap, I like to pretend that I still have some style.  I’ve had to retire the business casual wardrobe because it doesn’t exactly mesh with a baby on the hip, so I’m cultivating a new style that I’ve dubbed “Momma Chic.”

Momma chic means that I’ve traded in my stilettos for platforms (I’m short mind you, so I absolutely refuse to give up heels, baby or no baby), my pencil skirt for boyfriend fit cropped chinos, and my leather Miu Miu brief bag (I have this one, which I adore but had to retire, boo) for a Storksak leather diaper bag and Chloe mini crossbody.  Thankfully, I still get to accessorize though Fin is getting a little grabby with the necklaces, and right now I’m loving everything rose gold, fun scarves (I splurged on an Hermes with recent Vegas winnings, hee), and a darling calendar bracelet from Dalla Nonna that shows the birth date of my little Fin so I always have a memento of him with me.  Here I am working the momma chic look as Fin and I stroll through the vines in Napa on our recent mini-break.  Fin really is the perfect accessory in his Osh Kosh overalls and newsboy cap.

I think far too many moms forget about their own well being as soon as the baby arrives.  Not this shopaholic!  Call me crazy but I don’t think it’s selfish to still splurge on girly impulses once in a while.  After all, we moms have to take care of ourselves too.  Nobody wants to put up with a crabby puss.  Shopping=happy mommy=happy family.

 

Here are a few of the pieces that I’m loving this summer.

Momma Chic

 

1) Elizabeth and James pullover shirt
2) J Crew short sleeve whisper linen shirt
3) Hat Attack gold hat
4) Frenchi cami tank
5) Rebecca Minkoff clutch handbag
6) Dalla Nonna Calendar Bracelet
7) J crew cropped pants
8) J Crew summer linen pants
9) MICHAEL Michael Kors michael kors jewelry
10) Hermes silk scarf
11) Stuart Weitzman crochet sandals
12) Leifsdottir elastic waist shorts
13) L.A.M.B. platform shoes
14) Storksak Elizabeth Leather Diaper Bag

 

 

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