My Everyday Style | 05.15.14

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This ol’ blog pretty much started because I loved getting dressed. Sometimes it still blows my mind that I use to post 5-6 outfit posts a week. It’s fun to look back at old posts and see what I was wearing. Taking outfit pictures captured a moment in each of those days. I remember so much about each one; where we were, what the weather was like and what we were up to (My very first outfit photo over 5 years ago). One of the things I’ve really enjoyed about getting older and becoming a Mom is this undeniable sense of who you are. Of course when you first become a Mom things are a bit crazy. It felt more like an identity crisis, but things smoothed out and I feel like I’ve become my true self. Someone who is more confident, more relaxed, less dramatic, I know what I liked and I’m not afraid of projecting that. I think a little has to do with age but a lot has to be with becoming a Mom. It changes you. I feel like looking back over all my outfit posts you can see this change too. Most outfits I still like- not that I would wear them again but I like them, some make me cringe a little, while most are very fashion bloggy (is that a word?). I really enjoy who I am at the age of 31. Of course there about a thousand things I am still working on to make myself a better person, but I’ve come a long way from that person in that very first outfit picture.

I’ve teamed up with Lou & Grey for a few outfit posts to showcase their new lounge wear line that you can find at the LOFT. Their tag line “clothing for a comfortably confident life” really sums up this stage of life for me. I want to be comfortable, chic and live confidently in all that I do. Life is busy with little kids, there is not much time for myself. Clothes that are effortlessly chic are like my best friend. The Lou & Grey line is simple, cool, reasonable priced (LOFT always has great sales going on), and well made. I’ve been eyeing all these cute rompers I see around stores at the mall and have yet to try one on that didn’t make me want to pee my pants from laughing so hard. I realized I need to stop looking at stores like target, forever 21, etc… these clothes are made for 14 year old girls. Somethings work out great from those store, but some items…Eeeeek! It’s very apparent that they are not made for my 31 year old, post 2 kids, tall stature body type. This romper from Lou & Grey though? Perfection! Fits like a glove. Love the cute details, length is great, and super comfy.

Make sure to check out all of the Lou & Grey pieces over at the LOFT.

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OUTFIT DETAILS:

Romper: c/o Lou & Grey via LOFT
Necklace: c/o Wrenn Jewelry
Watch: Michael Kors
Flats: Target

also for those that asked my Jumpsuit from the post the other day was from Marshalls but these ones are pretty much the same. ( 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 )

p.s. I will always love this yellow on yellow delightful dozen outfit.

p.s.s I was able to pick out pieces I liked from Lou & Grey but they never said I had to write anything. All opinions are my own. I was just so pleasantly surprised by how much I loved everything when it arrived, I wanted to share my love. I did find that everything ran a bit big. I ordered down and it worked out great.

p.s.s.s (?) can you tell i’ve been garden? DIRRRRTY KNEEEES

  1. Melissa •

    Jen, you are just such a beauty. Love this sweet romper on you.

    xo,
    M

  2. oh my gosh, that romper it TOO CUTE!

  3. Annie •

    Thank you for this post! I really like the Lou and Grey line (and that Loft is finally including the line in their sales), but I find it frustrating when they use the same model for the entire line. I doubt the majority of Loft shoppers have her physique (I certainly don’t), and it’s nice to get a look at what some of their items look on someone built differently. I would never have considered their romper, but thanks to your post, I not want to try it on! You’re awesome!

  4. “The one thing I’ve really enjoyed about getting older and becoming a Mom is this undeniable sense of who you are.” Yes, this! I wrote something like this the other day- I totally feel the same way!

    Love the romper too

  5. Katie •

    I love the Lou & Grey line from LOFT! I just got a few items on sale (40% of!!!) and I love them all… can’t go wrong with cozy stripes 🙂

  6. Hello!

    So, I am in love with your “Browse By Category” widget at the top. I have spent a few hours trying to figure out how to build one – but feel like I need to ask you first!

    Did you or a designer build it (BTW LOVE your design!) and do you know process? Was it just jQuery code or a plugin? I’d love any help you could give me :). THANKS! (I looked for an email but didn’t see one – you can email me at newfavoritedesign@gmail.com if its easier.)

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  7. Didn’t even notice those knees till you said – too busy grinning at that ADORABLE girl of yours!

  8. I have loved watching your style evolve over the years, Jen!! I think you’ve always had lovely style + I love that you love to experiment and have fun with your clothes… that’s what it’s all about. And this romper is fab, I have my eye on a few for this summer!! Happiest Friday to you guys!! xoxo

  9. I just bought this romper based on your Lou and Grey comments in a previous post! It hasn’t arrived yet…(I live in Canada). It looks great on you! 🙂

  10. Getting undressed is so much more fun.

  11. Oh I love these pics! The sun coming in is just so early summer/refreshing! 🙂 Love that romper, and still not sure if my shorter frame could pull it off, but I’d try it! 🙂
    ALOHA and keep up the outfit posts…They’re always fun and you are such a natural model! xo

  12. That romper is seriously cute!

  13. What a stylish and comfortable looking romper, perfect for running after little one! It is fun to go back in the blogger archives and see what you used to wear and how your style has progressed over the years. Like you I have some cringe worthy outfits but most I really like and some I probably wouldn’t wear now because my tastes have changed.

  14. Love, love, love this! I’m so glad you’re partenering w/Loft because I’m obsessed with this line. The romper looks great on you, and oh my, your baby girl is so pretty and looks just like you!

    http://jessecoulter.blogspot.com/

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