Raiding My Sister’s Closet: A Momiform

Can we all agree that “momiform” is kind of a dumb word?

 Good. Let’s move on.

 I am a total jeans and tee-shirt wearer (although, I’m typing this wearing a skirt because. . . laundry day), and it makes my life easier to wear some basic combination of those two things every day.

But I also want to look like I made some sort of effort, and I’ve come to realize that what I like most is having some decent accessories that finish off the outfit and that basically go with everything, so I don’t have to think too much about it in the morning when what I really need to think about is starting homeschool, packing lunches, and getting my children dressed.

Also, accessories that aren’t fussy – I’m not going to be wearing a huge stack of bracelets or a bunch of layers because that’s not my life (also I’m lazy, but we can avoid that topic). And in the last year, I’ve definitely moved toward a few high-quality accessories that I wear over and over, instead of a large array of cheap junk that doesn’t fit quite right and wears out in two weeks.

These are the items that finish off my outfit, that I can wear all day without leaving a trail of discarded jackets, jewelry, and uncomfortable shoes behind me throughout the house.

I bought myself a fairly expensive pair of sandals this summer, figuring I could justify it because sandal weather is about nine months of the year in Arizona, and I have worn them at least five days a week since they arrived. They go with everything, from skirts to jeans to shorts, they are neutral enough to work with various outfits, but interesting enough to spice up a basic combo. I haven’t regretted buying those sandals for a second.

I don’t have a thousand purses, but I have two Lily Jade diaper bags that I really really love and I switch between the two every few months. One is red and one is this silver one, so they both are a bit more fun, and nice enough that I’m happy to carry them even when I don’t have a baby around (I also have my eye on one of the patterned Petunia Picklebottom totes).

I wear my wooden watch on a daily basis – I like that it’s lightweight but looks substantial, plus since I’m trying to spend less time on my phone, I really need a watch to keep track of school pick-up and drop-off.

And I wear whatever jewelry I got in my most recent Rocksbox (you can get a free month with the code everydayreadingxoxo).

A great pair of sunglasses, and I’m done and done.

Now to just buy another pair of jeans.

Shirt: Lands’ End  (I actually don’t recommend this shirt – after about two months, it’s started to pill. I’m trying out these basic tees next). 
Shoes: Sam Edelman via Shopbop
Sunglasses: Valentino
Earrings and Ring: Rocksbox
Watch: c/o JORD
Bag: c/o Lily Jade
Drop by Merrick and Landen’s blogs and see what their momiforms look like:

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  1. Yeah, I do not like that "M"word. But moving on . . . My summer outfit this year has moved to, um, a skort. I feel as if I've totally surrendered to Mom Dressing with that, but it totally cannot be beat for an alternative to shorts (which don't look great on my 7-months-post-partum legs) and skirts (which don't feel great on my, uh, athletic–or used to be athletic–thighs.) They look better than shorts, feel better than skirts, and I've been wearing one of the two I bought pretty much every day this summer. And that's the reason they're a mom clothing cliche, I guess.

  2. Love this! I'm so glad I am not alone in my Momiform situation! I love to get dressed up and try to post ootd, but the reality is, I'm in jeans and a tee on the regular!

  3. Banana Republic outlet/factory has my absolute favorite tees. They are cotton/spandex, very soft, and don't need anything underneath (not even the white!). Plus they are always on sale in stores for less than $10. They are my uniform this summer.

  4. I just ordered a watch for Derek from Jord this week! Also, in the tune of great t-shirts, I bought three of these Merona boatneck shirts from Target in March (http://bit.ly/1DKdya9), and I literally wear and wash them every week and they have not pilled once. I don't know if the same is true for all the Merona shirts, but I've been super happy with these three. I have black and white, blue and white, and navy and pink 🙂

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