Happy (almost) spring everyone! I admit I’m getting a bit ahead of myself, but what can I say? I’m a planner. Us moms have to be to keep our heads on straight, am I right?
So when that sweet little groundhog failed to see his shadow last month, declaring an early spring, I welcomed the invitation to start scooping up my favorite looks for the coming season.
It’s no secret that motherhood comes with an adjustment period – and fashion is no exception. After allowing myself the acceptable grace period of sweatpants, I vowed to pull together a strategy to keep myself feeling good and my sweet babe stylin’…all while sparing my husband a cringe-worthy credit card statement.
Enter: Tanger Outlets.
And now first up, florals. The thing that makes this trend so easy to achieve is you really only need one piece to pull it off. Now, no promises that you won’t come home with a trunk full once you fall head over flowers, ahem, I mean heels.
Here’s a sneak peek into my floral game-plan:
1. A gorgeous floral maxi is on the top of my list, similar to this style from Banana Republic Factory Store. How effortless is this dress? And for a quick mom-proof styling tip, toss on a chambray shirt and voila you have a maxi skirt. I bet most of you ladies already have a chambray shirt hanging in your closet. If not, get one. It’s the queen of all staple items.
2. Not ready to jump fully into the trend? I think a tote is always a fun way to dabble. I love this one from Saks OFF 5th. It’s so flirty and fun. You would never know it’s being weighed down with diapers, bottles, a loose Cheerio here and there, and anything else I need to shove into it to survive a family outing.
3. Now, obviously, if you’re toting a baby girl on your hip, florals are an easy sell. Can we all please stop and give this jumpsuit the attention it deserves? Visit your nearest Tanger Outlets to snag similar styles from Carter’s. And allow me to let you in on a little secret that is this 20% off carter’s coupon.
4. And finally, spring means saying goodbye to boots and hello to warmer weather styles. When it comes to shoes, one of my all time favorites is a pair of floral wedges I found at H&M a few years back. They’re so funky and fun – the perfect way to jazz up an otherwise simple outfit. They will always have a special place in my heart and this year I’m on the hunt for their flat counterpart. The beauty of a weekend spent at Tanger Outlets is that I can search J.Crew Factory for a pair like the ones below, while showing my husband’s feet some attention at Adidas. Everyone wins!
Despite my best efforts, if florals still aren’t your thing check back with me next week as I chat about my favorite wardrobe color: black.
Baby’s screaming…gotta run.
‘Til next time!