Tuesday, October 23, 2012

biker (ahem not the motorcycle kind) chic.

{Lipstick: Cover Girl Tempt Seduction | Sweater: Similar (love this one SO much!) | Chambray: Similar | Jeans: Gap | Shoes: Similar}

Just because I'm the mother of a little boy who likes to play in the dirt doesn't mean I can't wear cute clothes while playing with him. Just because we are kicking the soccer ball doesn't mean I can't wear adorable, impractical shoes. Just because I spend my day picking up legos and wiping little handprints off the fridge doesn't mean I can't be fashionable while doing it. I'm a mom. And the most important thing in the whole world to me is that I'm a good mom. If Talinn wants to get down and dirty, I have to be able to get down and dirty with him.

But (and this is a big but) that doesn't mean I have to sacrifice myself. I can still wear clothes that make me feel good about me. I can still express my style. I can go on a bike ride and still be cute. I may not be able to wear four-inch stilettos but that's okay. If you break down every single one of my outfits, they are functional for my everyday life. Usually I have a very comfortable base that I wear when I am at home like a chambray shirt and jeans and then I add cute accessories to it like a chunky mustard yellow sweater and a fun colored pair of flats. Oh and let's not forget lipstick...yeah lipstick makes a big, big difference.

At the end of the day I feel great about myself and I can do whatever my day entails from running after a toddler to cooking dinner. And I really think that's what style is about...making clothing choices that work for you and your life.


  1. LOVE the yellow sweater! I am always afraid to wear chunky sweaters because I feel like they make my boobs three cup sizes larger (which I definitely don't need)! I might need to give them another try this winter. Except... it doesn't get very cold in Charleston. So I don't know that it would get a lot of wear. Hmmm...? Just my rambling thoughts.

  2. this is adorable! love how you used the bike in ur pics and what a great mustard color!


  3. How cute of you on the bike!! I love it! And that outfit is so perfect for fall! And you should feel good about yourself!

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  5. Love that shade of yellow and the shoes are awesome!

  6. I love those shoes!! And I really love that you don't let being a mom stop you from looking adorable! :o)

  7. Gorgeous pictures!! Love the background, the bike and, of course, your adorable little boy!!

    xo Ashley

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  9. I would love to wear stilettos and fancy dresses every day, but I'm just not comfortable in that. So I dress and style my outfits to my life. I mean I love fashion and all, but I have got to be comfortable.

  10. Cute!! We just purchased that sweater at loft too! Now I can't wait to wear it! :)
    Have a great day!
    ~Lindsay & Whitney

  11. Such a fun color combination for fall! Adore your blog, love from one Chicago blogger to another!


  12. Love the yellow sweaters coordinated with the shoes! Looks like a cozy outfit

    Xo, Rachel
    Glitzy Blues


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