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Fashioning a Room: Who’s Your Mommy?

A year ago today, I left a career in PR to stay at home with my two kids–two and four. A HUGE transition, but a good transition…in all things except fashion. I used to go to work and look good–wore make up, brushed my hair and generally looked decent to even the most fashionable 25 year old in my office. Well, a year later, I find myself in yoga pants…all the time. For Christmas my husband bought me all lululemon so that at the very least I wouldn’t be wearing hideous yoga pants every day…but they’re still yoga pants. Anyway, my point is that just because I’m a stay-at-home mom doesn’t mean I have to give up on fashion and thankfully I have my friend Jennie Wold to help!

Last month, Jennie styled two outfits for us based on our favorite rooms. We had requests to have her do more fashion posts, so this time we thought it would be fun to do outfits inspired by a nursery and that are mom-friendly for this time of year–it’s too hot to wear yoga pants in the summer so I better find an alternative!

When Amy and I thought about what nursery we wanted to use as inspiration for Jennie’s outfits, we immediately agreed upon this fabulous one we’d both saved last summer when it was featured on one of our favorite blogs Elements of Style. We both love the rich tones, the collected feel and the fact it will grow with the child. Visit Elements of Style for more pics and sources.

Via Elements of Style Blog

Via Elements of Style Blog

So what would the woman who designed this nursery wear? Jennie’s put together two outfits–one lower priced and one higher priced (just in case you’re in the mood to splurge!)…thanks Jen! And if you like what you see, follow Jennie on Pinterest for more inspiration.

Fun to be back again! I LOVE this nursery so that made it really easy to pull together the two looks today. While this first outfit is considered the “low end” from a pricing perspective (each item is less than $70) I think it looks anything but. I chose the shorts based on the color and pattern in the nursery’s rug. The charcoal batwing tee is a little more special than a basic tee, but not so special that you’d need to get it dry cleaned every time a mystery stain appeared on the shoulder. The ballet flats were an amazing find- they looked just like the painting! What I loved most about them (and the amazing flea market picture) is that they’re bold enough to stand out, but don’t completely take over the whole look. The tote is essential for packing snacks and diapers, and let’s be honest- it’s the only way a mom can safely wear white. My favorite piece (by far!) is the sunshine yellow beads. While they add a burst of color, they’re doing double duty as a teething ring!

low end nursery outfit

Jigsaw batwing top
£44 – jigsaw-online.com

Old navy shorts
$20 – oldnavy.gap.com

Victoria s Secret ballet flat
$59 – victoriassecret.com

2b tote handbag
$50 – 2bstores.com

J Crew hair accessory
$16 – jcrew.com

Yellow necklace
chewbeads.com

 

For the “higher end” look, I literally spared no expense (not realistic I know, but more fun!) The boatneck dress looks comfortable, forgiving, and ultra chic when paired with the right accessories. The scarf was another way to interpret the painting hanging in the nursery. While I initially envisioned it breezily draped around the neck, I decided it would be equally amazing wrapped around the head with giant gold hoop earrings peeking out from under it. Top all that with some Miu Miu sunnies, and you’re ready for the most glamorous stroll (to the park, maybe?) of your life! The cobalt blue gladiator sandals are currently topping my lust-list. I thought it was a great way to bring in the color and some of the geometric shapes from the room’s rug. Pile on the bangles for some added texture and color- just don’t let these get used to cut new teeth!

high end nursery

Boatneck dress
$380 – lagarconne.com

Dolce Vita flat sandals
$189 – freepeople.com

Marc by Marc Jacobs twist jewelry
$128 – marcjacobs.com

Sequin jewelry
$30 – nordstrom.com

Amrita Singh post earrings
$100 – amritasingh.com

Erdem floral scarve
$645 – net-a-porter.com

Miu Miu square sunglasses
£190 – houseoffraser.co.uk

 

Hope the real mom of the lucky child who has this nursery likes the outfit choices. I must have that nailhead tote…sucker for anything nailhead.

 

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