Mom Fashion | What I Wore This Week 12.28.11

This week has been a whirlwind here at Casa de Musings, as I’m sure it has been in most houses across the country! And yet, I still had time to grab some photos, go figure. I guess it’s just become part of my routine, lol.

For those of you who aren’t regulars and are wondering what the heck is she doing? Lindsey started this blog carnival called “What I Wore Wednesday” to keep herself accountable to getting dressed every day. Like many stay-at-home moms, she found herself resorting to yoga pants or even pajamas as her daily mom uniform, and she decided to get out of that rut. Her blog carnival has taken off like wildfire, and moms everywhere are linking up and posting photos of their daily outfits as a means of holding themselves accountable to looking put together for their families, and whoever else they might come in contact with. (I’m sure that postmen across the country are thanking her! HA!)

It’s also become away to get fashion inspiration, as many fashion blogs have joined in the fun. I admit, I feel awfully silly posting all these pictures of myself, but these posts are consistently among my most popular every week, and I have to admit, the accountability really has helped me get out of my pajamas (most days!) I am so much more productive when I put myself together and feel a lot better too.

These pictures are from last week, I think. I found them on the recesses of my camera’s photo roll. I was proud of myself for wearing a pattern! These are all pieces I’ve worn many, MANY times before, but I had never put them together until last week.

everyday syle

Okay, here I’m going to show you something. This right here? THIS is what most of my “What I Wore Wednesday” photos look like before editing. Lest you think I live in a perpetual state of perfection.

Yep, that is my kitchen, in all its glory.

After a little cropping, a little color straightening, a little color correction, voilà!

casual mom style

As the incomparable Alli Worthington once said, “It’s either me or the house!” That pretty much sums it up around here too, I’d have to say. I have never developed the knack of keeping a tidy house. I would love to be one of those moms when I grow up. If you’re one of those moms, what’s your trick??

By the way, that is the outfit I wore to volunteer in my daughter’s classroom and help out with her Christmas party. I love the evergreen color of this sweater. It’s Christmassy without being cliché.

Speaking of cliché, the day I helped out in my other daughter’s classroom, the now legendary day of the waffles, I went all out and wore red.

everyday mom style

Here I am trying out my new boot socks.

I always feel cute in this brown hoodie, but  when I see pictures I always think it looks dumpy. I’m sure I’ll continue to wear it because it is so comfy and I like the colors, but I wouldn’t be posting it except that I love the boot socks! I think I’ll scrunch them down just a bit more next time — they’re kind of high. And also, this outfit needs a necklace. Truthfully, I did well to get dressed that day. It was only the motivation of wanting to try out my new socks that got me out of my sweatpants.

And finally, this is what I wore to church on Christmas Sunday.

Christmas Sunday Outfit

That tweed pencil skirt and a magenta cashmere sweater I’ve had for ages. I wish I’d gotten a close-up shot of the suede pumps. They are DIVINE. My mom bought them for me a few years ago, and I pull them out for special occasions.

As usual, I’m linking up with Monday Mingle and What I Wore Wednesday.

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36 thoughts on “Mom Fashion | What I Wore This Week 12.28.11

  1. I love these posts, I do at least get into a pair of jeans every day, but I’m one of those weirdos that think jeans are more comfortable than sweat pants or yoga pants.
    I have to thank you for your picture of your kitchen. I must admit to having been under the illusion that I am the only mom out there who can’t keep it all picked up. My house is clean but for the most part unless we are having company, it is a bit cluttered. Toys everywhere, although I have provided a toy room this month and we are making an effort to get all toys back to that room every night.
    Anyway, it’s nice to know that there are others out there with counters that aren’t in a perpetual state of spotlessness. Thank you.

    1. You are very welcome! I am spoiled and have a cleaning lady that comes thru and does the major cleaning, but the clutter is a whole other matter. I can’t seem to keep up. I know it’s b/c I don’t take the time to pick up after myself regularly, but I just can’t seem to get into that habit.

  2. Pretty Christmas outfit! I also really like the red sweater, and the picture looks nice with the green door and the red in the wreath. Have a Happy New Year!!

  3. I got some boot socks too! Thanks for showing us how you styled those. I was having an issue with all my boots being too tall for them…. I’d completely forgotten about my Uggs. Now I’m cooking up an outfit for today in my head. Yay! Love your suede pumps. I am eyeing some hot pink ones like that.

    1. I was having the same issue with the socks. Most of my boots are pretty tall. These are a bit shorter than my gray ones, although I did wear cream boot socks with the gray boots one day and they worked okay. It was just a very small bit of the socks that showed.

  4. FYI- You look AMAZING in reds and magentas! Wear them more often! I know it’s easy to want to wear neutrals, but with your coloring, red and magenta look marvelous. 🙂

  5. Your Christmas outfit looked great! I agree with the other commenters that you look terrific in red and magenta. I also loved your suede pumps, I wish I could wear heels. I’m 5’10” and in heels I would be over 6 feet!!

    1. Thanks. Yeah, I’m only 5’5″ so I can get away with a pretty high heel. You can still rock the heels though. I have 2 friends who are 5’10” and they wear pretty high heels sometimes (sometimes when they are together – they are QUITE a pair!) It must take a lot of confidence to pull that off though.

  6. I love your gray boots. I usually hate Uggs, but yours are so cute. I wish I had the $$ for them, but I’ll just have to make do with my cheaper ones from 😉 Your church outfit looks really great on you–great color and very flattering lines. And I love your black bag in the first photos.

    Thanks for showing an unedited photo–always good to know I’m not the only one cropping out the daily clutter!

    1. Thanks. I fell in LOVE with those boots when I saw them last year. As I’ve said many times before, they were a gift. I’m not sure I could part with that much money for a pair of boots.

  7. OK, I don’t usually comment, but have to agree with the others – I love the red on you, the boot socks are adorable, and your Christmas day outfit is hands down my favorite on you thus far – head to toe! Hope you have a great week!

  8. Bravo Jo-Lynne – you manage to look stylish yet comfortable all at the same time. I need to take a photo of myself today because I actually feel good about my outfit and how I look – maybe I’ll join in one of these weeks. And one of my goals for 2012 is to do a better job with my photo editing. I look back at some of my early posts in horror, HORROR I tell you at some of the photos I posted. Anyway, you look great – love your dressed up outfit for Christmas.

  9. hi!
    love your outfits, what brand are the brown boots you wore with the boot socks? I love them! I am on the hunt for boots.. Thanks!

    1. I usually set the camera precariously on a ledge somewhere and set the timer (this is not the recommended procedure, as once the camera fell and broke our pricey external flash — not pretty!!) Or if my husband is home, I ask him to take it (the preferred method but not always convenient.) 🙂

  10. I love these posts too! As others mentioned above, thanks for keeping it real and showing your kitchen. 🙂 I love the pink sweater and tweed skirt. Very cute! I always remember your great advice about not wearing a long sweater/shirt with a skirt when I’m figuring out a dressier outfit. Happy New Year!

    1. I am a HUGE fan of Spanx tights. They are really comfy, nice and thick, and they hold your jiggly parts in place. 🙂 You can get reversible ones – so two colors in one! Score!!!

  11. I came across your blog by accident while looking for some ideas for “mom style”. This subsequently led me to decide to begin linking up to The Pleated Poppy’s What I Wore Wednesdays (look for my first post tomorrow!) Your style is great! You wear things that I can actually see myself in and you’ve given me some ideas for re-inventing a lot of my clothes. Funny enough, I own a lot of the same pieces as you, I’ve just apparently been doing BORING stuff with them. Lol! If you get a minute, check out my blog. I’m pretty new to Blogland and would love to build connections with other bloggers I admire. Thanks for the fashion inspiration! 🙂

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