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I posted this image + a lengthy caption compared to my usual few sentences on Instagram last weekend and I was surprised to read over 400 comments responding to it. Almost all were encouraging and sharing similar sentiments.

My biggest take away from the responses was that I’m not the only mom who is having a bit of a hard time with figuring out my style. And even for women who don’t have kids, sometimes other life changes can throw you into a wardrobe rut! As a former “get fairly dressed up almost every day to go to the salon kind of gal”, my casual and active day to day (other than work days) means I almost never touch the things I wore 2 years ago.

Before I go much further I probably need to emphasize, for the sake of giving you some context, that I really love this stage of my life. Usually a few times throughout the day I look at my boys and just grit my teeth together and say,”oh I just love you so much I cannot HANDLE IT!” So know that I’m not writing this withΒ a complaining tone, but instead a rather excited one about embracing my casual lifestyle + discovering clothes that I feelΒ good in.

So, on days when I’m not working, I’m with the boys until Justin get’s home and then we tag team. And I’m a do-er,Β so we are almost always outside or running errands or going on a walk. And I need my outfit to be functional, comfortable, and simple.

I still like feeling put together, even if it means I only spend about 15 minutes on myself in the morning. I usually wake up before the boys (I feel behind and rushed if I oversleep and they wake up before me!), so it’s not a matter of finding the time, it’s about maximizing the little time that I do take!

I’ve tried a capsule wardrobe in the past and while I love love love that idea, I’m not great about sticking to it! But I want to create a few go-to outfits that I know will check all the boxes (realistic, comfortable, and simple) that I can put on in the morning and not feel like I want to change into my soft clothes by mid-day.

And I want you do to that along with me! So, I’m going to start working on my 5 outfits this week and share them here soon! If you have a favorite simple + comfortable outfit that you find yourself wearing a lot, take a selfie and share it on Instagram using #smallthingsblogstyle . I would love for that hashtag to become a little source of inspiration for other women looking to change up their style.

I can’t wait to get ideas from you!

 

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Laura Yoder says · 07.22.15

I’ve never been able to stick with capsule wardobes either. You are absolutely adorable though, regardless of what you put on:)

Laura
http://www.24-7style.com

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Rochelle B says · 07.22.15

I love the fact you are doing this!!! If i ever needed a little inspiration in putting together an outfit, I usually would look through your blog first! However, becoming a mom 8 months ago, meant nursing, spit up and now drool stains. I have learned to wear them proudly, but with that the pieces I wear are dwindling down to skinny jeans and t-shirts! I cant wait to start seeing what other people post as well!

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Cynthia says · 07.22.15

Awesome way to put your “rutty” feelings to good use. I’m awful at getting dressed up, if I don’t leave the house I don’t even get out of my PJs. It used to make me crazy, but now I embrace it–less laundry!

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Cynthia says · 07.22.15

I just wanted to add, I’m excited about this too. It’s hard to find a balance between casual and put together, so when I do get dressed I won’t be at a loss and go with yoga pants or shorts and a t-shirt.

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Alyson says · 07.22.15

I have 3 kids (5, 8, and 10) and I teach elementary school. I’m 36 and a little chunkier than I care to be. I am finding myself in a weird wardrobe place. I’m not young, but I’m not ready for the older styles. I feel like I’m in a weird phase and being a bit chuck adds to my wardrobe issues. I think you are the cutest and I LOVE following your blog/instagram!!!!

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katie says · 07.22.15

I agree. I am 38 and feel the styles in the stores just dont suit me. I want styles that are just classy and timeless, but not old.

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Jessica Horton says · 07.22.15

While I’m not a mom, I totally feel you! I find myself in serious ruts every few months. One thing that’s helped me break the cycle is throwing a cute dress in the mix. I don’t mean a simple staple, but something with pizazz! I love wearing this dress (old, from Land’s End) https://instagram.com/p/pJw0VQBSa_/ on summer days and a button-down (non-wrinkle!) with a cute vest or scarf on cooler days.

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Hannah says · 07.22.15

Awesome idea! I can’t wait to see your new outfits! I’m a teacher and still have 6 weeks off, oh and I also have a 6 month old. So getting out of yoga pants and a t-shirt from high school will be great! I’m very excited for this idea and your hash tag! Your boys are just beautiful and I look forward to your blog/instagram/twitter/Facebook daily!

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Alyson says · 07.22.15

Chunky…not chuck…typo

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Amy says · 07.22.15

Kate,

Love how real your blogs are! As a new mama, I can so relate! You should check out She Is Clothing πŸ™‚ All items are comfy and have a great message!

Xo,
Amy

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Marisa @ enigmarisa says · 07.22.15

Great idea! I’m that same way, one of my favorite outfits is a simple white tee and jean shorts. I think the key is fit, the reason I go for those 2 things is because 1. they fit 2. they fit WELL 3. they flatter 4. like you said, they are functional and 5. if I need to change it up I can with a vest, scarf, belt, jewelry, hat and it’s a completely different outfit!

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Ashley Stalvey says · 07.22.15

I am stuck in the same rut…i used to have the cutest Bob, and always dressed so cute and after 2 wild boys I’m left grabbing the same Ole sun dress and cardigan or comfy capris and cotton top. My closet is full of clothes I mean FULL but everything I try on is just not comfy enough and I Usually try 2-3 different outfits before I decide… On the same thing I always wear. Can’t wait to see what you decide!

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Kristen says · 07.22.15

I think your momdrobe is fantastic. Mine literally consists of 90% hand me downs from either my husband or little brother. The other 10% are super cute clothes that are 2 sizes too big. I’m a super low maintenance and casual person but sometime I feel like I should dress more like a mom rather than a male college student. Ps I’m so glad Luke is over his rough patch!

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Sara W says · 07.22.15

I had my fourth (and last) baby 7 months ago and am now faced with the daunting task of ‘operation forever body’. I want to wear cute clothes in the interim that are also comfortable. My oldest turns 10 next month, so I’m also in the mode that I need things to go from one activity to the other, and feel confident instead of fussing with the fit of my clothes all of the time. Thanks for this push!

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Jamie says · 07.22.15

I feel ya on the momdrobe. After heading back to work from having my first little one last year, it was such a challenge. I was use to living in leggings, tunics and another that didn’t hug my body. I held myself to a 5 day challenge to come up with creative outfits where I felt comfortable, it wasn’t too outside of normal attire and I felt better about myself at the end of it. I will definitely make sure to post outfit pics with the hashtag because we all need a little inspiration from each other from time to time! Can’t wait to see what you put together.

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Jackie C says · 07.22.15

I love your style! Even what you’re wearing in this pic is cute and could easily be enhanced with a necklace or even a t shirt with a little more print. The watches you wear are a great suddle way to make you look put together too. And don’t forget about the beauty & comfort of a maxi skirt! You’re always my hair and style inspiration, even if you’re not feeling so yourself!

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Tiffany miller says · 07.22.15

My go to mom look is a pair of old navy pixie pants with either a basic t or a fun tank. I cant wait to style them for fall!

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Amy says · 07.22.15

I totally look to you for mom style! I love that you always look put together, yet casual and comfortable too. I started wearing nail polish again because of you. Sounds small and simple but it did wonders for me feeling more dressed up when I just have a t-shirt and jeans on, chasing my kids. As for comfy clothes…have you tried the girlfriend jeans from Gap? My new favorites!! Can’t wait to see what you come up with this week πŸ™‚

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Helen says · 07.22.15

I have 3 boys under 6 and work part-time. I love getting dressed up on my work days, but struggle with what to wear on my home days. It’s easy to get into a rut.
Do you read Pinterest Told Me To (pinteresttoldmeto.blogspot.com)? She has great ideas for different tops (mostly with jeans) and other outfit combinations that are comfortable and usually pretty mom-friendly. I don’t buy everything she recommends, but I recently realized that Sheaffer has a lot of influence on my style! Oh, and you MUST get a blardigan.
Good luck! Looking forward to seeing your outfits!

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Courtney says · 07.22.15

I agree, I love her blog and style! Her outfits are so cute and easy to put together! I also love her Bachelor recaps πŸ˜‰

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Kaci says · 07.22.15

Love this! Can’t wait to see your outfits, I so need inspiration in this dept.

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Ashley Brooks says · 07.22.15

I’m not on Instagram, but I still wanted to share my two best go-to outfits for feeling put together. They never fail, even though I’m a work-at-home mom with my almost-one-year-old in tow!
1. Striped shirt + black (or navy) A-line skirt. It’s classic, comfy, and the skirt is long enough that I can still run after and pick up the baby. Modcloth has great options!
2. Fitted tank or well-fitting T-shirt + maxi skirt. The comfort never ends!

My biggest challenge is figuring out how to make my outfits look “complete.” I used to use statement necklaces to tie everything together, but my baby just yanks on them! Scarves aren’t a great option in summer . . . my wardrobe is definitely ready for fall!

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Jaime says · 07.22.15

I ditto the maxi skirt. I feel much more pulled together when I wear one. Plus, I love the air circulating up it πŸ™‚

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Lisa says · 07.22.15

What kind of tops/tanks go well with maxi skirts, especailly ones that have patterns? I find that I have ONE top that goes with it, and it’s a little dressier than everyday wear. And when I try to change it up, I look like I should be either 1) going to church, or 2) this was the only 2 clean items of clothing. Tips please? Thanks!

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Jaime says · 07.23.15

I just buy the merona scoop or v-necks tees/tanks from Target to wear with them. They’re cheap and come in so many colors. For church, I usually wear a denim jacket or chambray shirt with it to make it look a little more put together. I’m all about mix and matching items so I don’t have to think to hard in the mornings πŸ™‚

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Anita says · 07.22.15

Another plus with maxi skirts/dresses is when you don’t have time to shave your legs! πŸ˜‰

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Erin @ Her Heartland Soul says · 07.22.15

I think your momdrobe looks cute!

Her Heartland Soul
http://herheartlandsoul.com

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Marina says · 07.22.15

I think it’s very possible to wear “flowy” clothes that are flattering to a figure with some additional baby weight (happens to all of us), but still very chic.

Try a tunic top, a shift dress (love this shape), or an A-line dress. I personally love cotton dresses because they give you a dressed up feel, but are still breathable, movable and ultra comfy.

As far as colors, I tend to avoid white because I find it makes me look heavier. Neutrals and dark tones are the best

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Victoria Kyberd says · 07.22.15

I know what you mean about finding your style after some big life changes! I’m 30 weeks pregnant and as I didn’t want to spend lots on a maternity wardrobe had to work out what I can re-use from pre-pregnancy and how to make a few key maternity items work through 3 seasons! One thing I love to do is layer longline vest tops / strappy tops under an oversized tee, crop-sleeve cotton sweater or similar. Often I wear this with jeans that can be worn standard length or I roll them up a few times to above the ankle, giving a more relaxed look that works fab with sneakers, ballet pumps or thong sandals. As I’m in the UK the weather isn’t as consistently great, so layering has additional benefits, but I’ve found that longline tops with an oversize piece on the top is not only flattering but also elongating so no need for impractical heels!!

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Alia Osburn says · 07.22.15

So excited for this! Thanks for putting yourself out there for us!

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Trish says · 07.22.15

When I found your blog, the thing I was so impressed with was your wardrobe. It was simple, put together and functional. You always look great and comfortable. I found that in the hot weather, a simple dress keeps me cool and is so comfy. I feel a bit dressed up, especially in the maxi. Women wore “house dresses” for many years before jeans were popular. Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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Mia Z says · 07.22.15

I can’t claim that I ever had any fashion dense but whatever little I did have evaporated after having kids. This magnified by the fact that I work outside of the home, so you areally not alone

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Patricia says · 07.22.15

Hey girl. I just wanted to say that I can help here. I am much older than you, kids are teens, and I have the summer off since I’m an educator. I recommend a nice selection of skirts. Soft, cotton, linen, anything that feels good. I have probably 20 skirts that I live in in the summer and even spring and fall. I do have a couple of pairs of jeans and khakis too for when it’s not warm, but get on the skirt wagon. =)

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Kim says · 07.22.15

great post! I’m not a mom, but I can imagine how common that feeling is! You look amazing!

Kim

http://trendkeeper.me .. Cut your OWN hair!

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Brittney says · 07.22.15

I understand being in a clothing funk. I’m a recent full time stay at home mom and it’s hard deciding what to wear around the house. I don’t want to be grungy all day but I don’t have a need to wear what I did to work. You need to follow Pinterest Told Me To. She has some great suggestions on cute casual clothes. I highly recommend getting a “blardigan” as Pinterest Told Me To calls it. They are so cute and super comfy. Here’s the link for the ones currently on sale http://m.shop.nordstrom.com/s/barefoot-dreams-drape-front-cardigan-nordstrom-exclusive/4115351. Here’s the link to all the ones not on sale http://m.shop.nordstrom.com/s/barefoot-dreams-drape-front-cardigan-nordstrom-exclusive/3112763. You won’t regret it!

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js says · 07.22.15

I would love to hear how Moms that are keeping it casual are also hiding the baby weight. It’s not that I don’t plan to work it off eventually but in the meantime I would like to feel good about myself. Also, I find that casual clothes offer less support and structure to help hide my love handles and FUPA, so how are people dealing with the fact that a T-shirt shows the flab?

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Aleassa says · 07.24.15

That is the problem I usually run into as well! Tee shirts make me feel flabby and blecch which to me is decidedly UNcomfortable. I’ve found that layering a fitted tank or cami underneath a tee helps me feel more together, or throwing a vest or cardi over the top to help hide any trouble areas.

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krista says · 07.22.15

I actually just wrote about this today! I have had a super hard time with my style since having kids. I found what helped was konmari’ing my closet, and accepting that I’m just not daring in fashion right now.

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Sara says · 07.22.15

Reading your post, I immediately thought of recommending OutfitPosts (http://www.outfitposts.com/)! She recently became a mom and is working through what to wear to look put together that will also be comfy. I’m sure you’ve seen her outfits on Pinterest πŸ™‚

She does ‘formula’ posts that can be used by almost every closet and she also throws in some “one piece, different ways” posts which are nice so you can see pieces being “recycled” in different outfits. She’s real and down to Earth. I think you’d like her blog and her style!

Happy reading!

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Tiffany Olsen says · 07.22.15

I love this! You were my stylist a few times before closing your studio, so it’s been fun to see how your style has changed and evolved over the last couple of years. And it’s also refreshing to see a blogger who is “real” with us, and shows us that life isn’t always like a perfectly curated magazine spread (though you look great even in your “soft clothes”). Right now I’m almost 6 months pregnant, so I can’t wait to see what this post brings about.

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Kristi says · 07.22.15

Kate, I love your casual, simple, yet put together look. You are actually an inspiration to me of the kind of mom I want to be one day.
Looking forward to the looks that you put together!

Kristi | Be Loverly

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Emily says · 07.22.15

Try modcloth.com and maybe even checking out some nice thrift stores to find more variety. Modcloth has some cute styles that could be dressed up when desired. Here’s an example: http://www.modcloth.com/shop/blouses/grace-and-lace-top
I also think summer dresses like this one are cute and easy to wear:
https://www.thepurplestore.com/cgi-bin/product_detail.cgi?pstore_id=15611&source=sm

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Kristen says · 07.22.15

Thank you for doing this! I can’t wait to see what others come up with. I need all the help I can get! With a toddler in tow and the extra pounds I have yet to shed I barely have the energy or desire to dress nicely but I always want to look cute.

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Jen Picker says · 07.22.15

Wow, can I relate to finding outfits that work all day. I work part time, but I find myself changing clothes 3 times a day when I have a day off. I wear 1 outfit when I run errands, another around the house, and another when I know I’ll be getting sweaty on a walk or at my son’s baseball games. I do find, however, that dresses are a great go to as long as I wear something under like capri leggings or some biker shorts (similar to these: http://www.target.com/p/maidenform-self-expressions-women-s-body-con-shorty/-/A-14649064#prodSlot=medium_1_55&term=self+expressions+by+maiden+form+bottoms. more for modesty than control so they’re comfortable). Dresses are cool and usually look a little nicer by their very nature. I especially like dresses that don’t require a cami under them, especially in the summer when I don’t want to wear layers. Unfortunately I’m not on Instragram so can’t share pics.

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Alyssa says · 07.22.15

I love this idea! The problem I have is…do I get rid of all of my clothes that still fit/ I love because they don’t fit into my life anymore? I have so many blazers, dress pants, skirts for work that I never wear because I mostly stay home with a 1.5 year old and new born. Do I make room for new stuff or know that eventually I will need those clothes again?

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Jennifer says · 07.22.15

I’d say keep the classic stuff that you love and keep some of the other stuff. Styles change. but some of it will be useful.

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Jennifer says · 07.22.15

This is my current nightmare. I’m a full time working mom (with a demanding job), a 4 yr old, a 2.5 yr old (who is going through massive terrible twos) and I’m 26 weeks pregnant. I can’t seem to get comfortable or feel fabulous. My work wardrobe is awful and I feel dumpy then I get home and can’t get comfortable or feel fabulous! I end up in gym shorts and my husbands shirts. Like Kate, I LOVE being a mom, but sometimes the whole process is just exhausting! Before I got pregnant, I was actually doing Stitch Fix and LOVED it. It was so helpful to add pieces to my wardrobe and pay someone to figure it out. I’m contemplating starting a Le Tote membership after the baby while I am going through that awful year of nursing/working/pumping/losing the weight.

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Amber says · 07.22.15

Soft clothes for President! I have four ranging from 8 to 10 months and I stay home with them.

No handwash/dry clean clothes, heels, or uncomfortable clothes for me at this stage in life. And the only jewelry I wear is my wedding ring since the 10 month old is so grabby.

I also had the same identity crisis that you talked about when you saw the gal in the grocery store. I’m looking forward to your 5 outfits.

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lauraf says · 07.22.15

Totally in the same boat! I now stay at home with my daughter and am expecting #2. When I worked outside the home I was always dressing up. Now that I’m home all day long, I cannot get myself to put on “real clothes.” I’m always cleaning or playing and hate sweating in nice clothes and need to be comfortable.
I know there are people that are anti wearing gym clothes out in public. I am not one of those people. However, I know when I do, I feel super frumpy. What I decided to do, since this was my new “work” wardrobe, I invested in “nice” gym/loungewear. I became obsessed with Athleta before getting pregnant. When I’d put on those comfortable clothes I’d at least feel semi put together since they were cute, and matched and weren’t from college. I had also told myself if I was going to be getting those nice gym clothes I needed to also be going to the gym. I would, I hated it, but it also made me feel better about my appearance. Now being 18 weeks pregnant, it’s a different story…

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Andrea D says · 07.22.15

Commenting just to say I so feel you! I worked in a professional business attire office prior to having my first 2 1/2 years ago. Love being home with them, but I don’t know what to wear anymore and it’s coupled with losing some income and no longer fitting into some of those clothes anyway. I too like to look put together and I don’t enjoy just wearing workout style clothing. I’ve been working on slowly incorporating some new clothes that make me feel good but not over-dressed for my day. Looking forward to seeing the posts and I’ll try to post a pic myself.

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adrianne says · 07.22.15

This is where the capsule concept really helped me out. I know it hasn’t worked in the past for you, but hear me out.

More than anything the process/planner aspect of the capsule really helped me define my style. It made me take the time to figure out how much time I spend chasing after kids, working in the office, etc. It really framed my wardrobe needs. From there I was able to really pin point what I love to wear in the light of what I need to wear for each of those situations.

Maybe it worked for me because I am a planner.

The end result for me has been something similar to what you are looking at with your 5 basic outfits. I have one or two “uniforms” for work (pencil skirt and cardigan or pants a nice top) and a “uniform” for play (jeans and a casual top/cardigan). I would say 90% of my outfits are a variation on one of these uniforms.

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Jodi says · 07.22.15

OMG Love this. I so know how it goes…but not as a mommy to little ones, but I am 45 and own a glass shop with my husband. We change windshields in vehicles, work in the shop cutting glass, sometimes climbing up on semis or big farm equipment, work on garage doors plus I am in charge of the phone, our front door customers and paperwork. Needless to say I need to be ready to climb on a semi or something of the sort at any given moment, hair is best up in a boring ponytail 99.9% of the time and clothes get dirty and stained but I still want to look cute. SO HARD!! Gonna follow along for some inspiration for this ole ma shop girl!!

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Tracy says · 07.22.15

http://m.shop.nordstrom.com/s/hue-ultra-wide-waistband-leggings/3177749?origin=keywordsearc

I get you! My go to outfit usually involves these leggings. Love them! I usually wear them with an oversized top. I can throw them on with a casual oversized tee and flip flops or dress them up with a nice flowy top and boot or flats. I love tops from Free People and Anthropologie.

Love the jeans on you! Where did you get them?

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Casey Johnson says · 07.22.15

I LOVE this! I am a labor and delivery nurse and I work nights, so when I come home from work- obviously I throw on PJs and hop in bed, then wake up and do it all over again. So, the days I’m off, I would love to have some go-to outfits that make me feel like I’m not the zombie I feel like! Can’t wait to follow the hashtag for some inspiration! PS- my son Brooks, and David are exactly one month apart πŸ™‚

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Meg @ AdventuresinVerdance.com says · 07.22.15

I’m totally inspired. My daily look has totally suffered since I started working from home. Can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!

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Hildy says · 07.22.15

I love skorts in the summer time. They are cute and feminine, but I can be active with the kids and not worry about flashing anyone πŸ™‚ Athleta has some great skorts, and some have hidden pockets that are helpful, too. And I’ve switched to moisture wicking and more “tech” fabrics instead of cotton for shirts since moving down South, because I find they hold up better and are more mom friendly. Eddie Bauer has some cute options!

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Jenny says · 07.22.15

I really can’t wait to see what outfits you choose! Normally I wear a white tshirt and jeans or jean shorts. I’m not a mom but I do go for comfort!
xx
Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

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evelina says · 07.22.15

I am SO bad at casual wear that is not yoga pants. I have business casual at the office and then I come home and change into comfies. There is basically no in-between for me!

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Kate says · 07.22.15

Kate,
You are an inspiration, we are in the same boat, I am a young mum trying to find my new mum fashion feet. It’s hard. Your Instagram idea is fab. You look fantastic. I don’t want my daughter thinking I am frumpy!
Simply Thank you
Kate

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Rebecca says · 07.23.15

I have one word for you – STITCHFIX. It’s pretty awesome. Like Birchbox for your wardrobe. πŸ˜€

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Caroline says · 07.23.15

I am 39. Whew, really? I have two girls (7 & 10). I have been a stay at home mom for 7 years now. I will say, gone are the days of no jewelry or cute tops because of babies. But basically my rule has always been less is more. Less skin that is. I find that if you are covered in all the right places, you will look put together. Even with spit up on you! I have also found that if I get up, get a shower, get dressed (no pj’s), and even put on some make-up, the day will go better. Besides, it never fails on days I choose PJ’s everyone of my neighbors show up at my door!!! If you are needing a morning make-over, let me suggest Crystal’s Make Over Your Mornings course! Go to her blog at Money Saving Mom. I am pretty type A and I have learned a thing or 2! Enjoy your babies….

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Jen says · 07.23.15

Your post is so timely as I’m totally weeding through my closet and getting rid of a ton. I want more dresses, since they’re so easy to throw on. Love this one from the gap that comes in a ton of colors: http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=1032174&vid=1&pid=516069062 I bought the navy one and now I want the coral one. The marble print could be fun too. It’s such a versatile piece and it’s not clingy, perfect for my post-preg body.

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Ema says · 07.23.15

I moved to the States a year ago, I have a 3 month old son, and I’m also learning how to deal with all: spit, feeding on the go, etc. I know my wardrobe rules are not for everybody, but I think there are 2 things that could be more universal:

1. Keep only what fits you, and what you wear (and always have a couple office, wedding, etc. outfits, just in case) If you do this, you are able to see what you need to buy. I find that many people in my laid-back area have lots of baggy sport clothes so they tend to wear those.
2. Buy comfortable clothes. If your shirts, pants, dresses, cardigans are not made of soft, comfortable material, it’s normal to pick your yoga pants or PJs instead.

I know it’s terrible, but I have something personal against flip-flops- not only because they are a big no-no in Europe. I don’t understand why people don’t find comfortable slip-on sandals to wear when not at home. Those look better and would make them look so much more put together.
Something else I noticed here that makes people look less ‘preppy’: people wear hoodies instead of cardigans (often the sweaters and T-shirts are athletic type or have lots of writing on them), gym shorts instead of denim/other material ones. It’s also common to see people with lots of make up and very sporty clothes. In my country people are much more preppy and wear less make up.
I love that your outfit is simple and looks put together. Add some Birks or comfortable slip-on sandals and you’re good to go. πŸ™‚

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Kristin S says · 07.23.15

The very reason Lindsey started “What I Wore Wednesday” all those years ago was because she was a young mom with young kids and wanted to get out of her rut. Her rut was yoga pants. I don’t think you are at that point but I’m sure it’s tempting on a daily basis! I posted WIWW for years until someone called me narcissistic and those words hurt and have stuck.

So, maybe check out some of the posts in her weekly link up. I got great inspiration there because it’s a huge variety of women who post. Those at home with littles, those in major corporate world, those who work in a more casual environment, those who work from home, etc. All ages and body types too.

And, Kate, you are gorgeous!

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Kate says · 07.24.15

ah, that makes sense! I’ll have to look through her archives.
And about the person that called you narcissistic–you realize you are letting them win by not posting anymore right? You shouldn’t do that. You know, and the people who loved you know, that you were not doing for narcissistic reasons. You should post again, I always liked seeing those posts from you.

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Tori says · 07.23.15

Your a beautiful person inside and out. Wear what’s comfy and makes you feel good. Colour would be great perhaps not a solid colour stripes, flowers etc to make t less plain not necassary all over. I think you could get away with wearing dungarees shorts that be cute. I love your hair tutorials and I aspire to have hair like yours one day. Have you thought about wearing colour in your hair like hair band or scarf . How cool would be braid be with ribbon thru it too..what you do it will be cool πŸ˜‰

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Chelsey says · 07.23.15

I used to dress up most days but now I am 100% a yoga pants mom now. I have a stack of yoga pants and tshirts I use on week days but once a weekend I usually blow out my hair and use my old clothes!

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Stefanee says · 07.27.15

Hi Katie!!

I just wanted to let you know how inspirational and effortlessly chic you are!! I wish my rut looked like yours. That being said in this particular picture how would you describe your hair cut? Im in a current hair rut! Help!

Stef

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Jasmin says · 07.29.15

It’s so nice to hear you talk about getting ready in 15 min! As a resident physician, I prioritize sleep and spending time with my husband over getting myself ready for the day and am at a loss for how to “get it together” in a short amount of time. I’ve curated a wardrobe that is easy to mix and match which takes significant time out of the morning routine, but I have yet to figure out how to dress up my face/hair in a short amount of time. My current routine is to give up and do absolutely nothing, but I feel more professional (and probably appear more alive) when I put some makeup on and style my hair. I think you recently talked about doing some “get ready in 8 min” videos (or maybe I was dreaming and you should totally do that) so I’m excited for some inspiration and advice!

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Alyssa @ Good + Simple says · 07.31.15

I know I’m a little late to the game, but I’m so happy to have found this! Count me in! I only recently discovered & started following some fashion blogs, but a lot of times the clothing being featured is way too young, trendy, dressy or expensive for my lifestyle. Often my daily outings are just errands or heading to the gym…let’s just say I lead a very casual life. But I feel so much better when I’m dressed in something other than workout leggings and a tank top. I can’t wait to see what you all are wearing and get some inspiration!

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Ashish Davalbhakta says · 08.17.15

Truly inspiration,No age bar for entering into fashion world.

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aesthetics medispa says · 09.07.15

Amazing!truly appreciated

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