Friday, December 2, 2011

Simple to chic

Where: Taking Hunter to school

Don’t you just have those days where you are just DYING to lie around in your pajama’s and do nothing?  Seriously it’s like me everyday.  But then you realize that you have someplace to go.  I implore you fashion mama’s…DO NOT go out in those pajamas.  I just think we are all SO MUCH BETTER than that, right?  So here’s just a little “what I did” to show you how simple it can be to run a quick errand NOT in your sweats.  This is not a tutorial, as half the time I have no idea what I’m doing while I’m doing it.  HA! 
Anyway…so South Jersey went from the mid 60’s in temperature to the low 30’s in a DAY.  If you think I was excited to get out of bed to dress for the cold weather…you’d be so, so wrong.  So very wrong.  So I threw on my most comfortable jeans and loungy sweatshirt and favorite argyle socks.
Yes I cut my head off.  My Dad is sending me his tripod as we speak. Anyway…so..not so fashionable right?  Nothing wrong with it, but definitely screams “lazy mom who likes to lounge in pajamas.” And being that I had to take Hunter to school that morning, I didn’t want to portray that to the other moms…although that describes me to a tee.  So this is what I did
Black Sweatshirt: Gap body
Jeans: Old Navy
Socks: Target
Boots: Macy's (I don't know the brand, sorry)
Inifiti scarf: F21
Jacket: Old Navy

How simple? How cute?  All I did was throw on a pair of flat, slouchy suede boots, a toggle jacket with a sweet plaid print, and a knit infinity scarf.  I even let my sweatshirt peek out for a bit of butt coverage and a nice layered look.  Ladies…it’s just that easy.
A few things.  First…I love Uggs, and many women wear then well, but to just get an inexpensive pair of boots that are Ugg-like in comfort but have a little sass to them…super easy!  My tip is to get them at Macy’s in the off season…maybe March/April.  They were CHEEEAAAPPP. These were about $10, got them off season with a coupon, and they are thick, and lined and I got them in April.  Even though it seemed ridiculous because I couldn’t wear them right away…I stored them and the next year it was like opening presents.  NEW SHOES!  Also, infinity scarfs are on trend, stylish, and totally the busy moms best friend.  You don’t even have to take the time to wrap it around…and if your 3 year old has to go to the bathroom in an emergency, you don’t have to worry about your scarf ends falling into the toilet.  It’s only happened once…but once is enough.  And lastly, the jacket.  Most of the time when you’re running errands…NOBODY SEES YOUR CLOTHES.  So get a cute patterned jacket with great details!  It’s all people are going to see!  It’s a game changer.  This one? $21 at Old Navy after sale plus coupon.  Done.

What are your favorite simple outfit changers?  I’d love to hear them!

Chi Chi Machi

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