Mom Style: What I Wore This Week 07.06.11

I’ve been doing some shopping. Not because I need a darn thing — cause I certainly don’t. But on the way to Asheville for Type A Con, I found myself killing time in the airport so I wandered into the Gap and made this spontaneous purchase — the Gap Knot-Front Tank.

I know, like I need another black tank in my life *huge eye roll* but I really like this one because of the detail around the neckline and because it fits looser than most of my other tanks. I wore this riding down to the Eastern Shore for our family vacation last Thursday.

Then when I was at the mall last week, I wandered into Banana Republic. BIG mistake. Or a big score, depending on how you look at it. They were running a promotion for 40% off sale merchandise, plus I had 3 rewards cards that added up to $40 burning a hole in my wallet, so I ended up with a skirt, pair of shorts, 2 tops and a sweater for about $120.

I wore the Isabelle Ruffle Cami and Lightweight Ruffle-Sleeve Cardigan out with Stephanie and Colleen on Wednesday night and then again to church on Sunday with my white bootcut jeans and wedge sandals.

Normally I look right past these strappy tops but I loved the pattern on this one so I decided to give it a try. I’m so glad I did. I got tons of compliments on it. I love how the floral pattern in the blouse has the look of tie-dye and the details like the raw edges on the ruffles. I got the sweater because I wasn’t sure if I could pull off the top without it, and I sure was glad for the extra warmth in church on Sunday!

This next outfit I’ve already worn several times this week as well. I wore it at the Hyatt over the weekend and then again on the Fourth of July. (I know, it is not red, white or blue, but I’m a bit of a scrooge when it comes to dressing for the holidays. I guess you could say I don’t like to be told what to do.)

I honestly thought my days of wearing shorter shorts were over, but I saw these Roll-Up Shorts on the mannequin at Banana Republic and I thought I’d give them a try. After seeing pictures of myself in those baggy bermuda shorts, I had already pretty much decided they needed to be replaced. I think these will do just the trick!

That’s about all I’ve got this week. For more What I Wore Wednesday posts, visit The Pleated Poppy!