I have this thing about not looking like a dag when I pick my son up from school. Dropping him off, I am almost always in gym gear because it suits me to go straight to the gym – but in the afternoon I like to at least try to make an effort. I’m not sure why, but it makes me happy.
By make an effort, not a lot of thought goes into it. It’s mostly jeans in a season appropriate way. Skinny jeans with long boots was my autumn and winter staple. I’m still finding my way this spring, but am leaning heavily on closed toe wedges for comfort but a little bit of pretty.
Also important is that I am still on a super tight clothing budget while we sort out what to do with the finances post-business-apocalypse (refer: the rest of my blog) so the below outfit is a good example.
From memory the top was $20 from Big W. It’s a cotton slub fabric and has a good weight so sits nicely. Also has some subtle details on the wrists and joey pouch which make it less sweatshirt and more light sweater.
The jeans are from Coles spin-off line called Mix Apparel. I got them when they opened and they were an impressive $8. They were also 2 sizes too small so I just ADORE slinking around in them now 🙂
The shoes are from Payless. I’ve had them forever and can’t really remember how much I paid for them but I’m thinking not more than $30, which is about my mental limit on ‘cheap’ shoes. They are a nice smooth leather though and have lasted really well.
So please, play with Polyvore, show me what you other mummies in the blogosphere wear.