One of my favorite things to do these days is go for a walk with my family – me, Kevin, Owen, and of course Molly 🙂 It’s so nice to get out of the house early in the morning before it get’s too hot outside. Since it’s been a really hot summer in LA, we are stuck inside most of the time since it’s too hot out for little Molly. Plus it’s a way for me to get a little exercise. And I especially love it because it’s something we can do with BOTH Molly and Owen. Owen’s has been feeling a little left out lately and that breaks my heart so it’s really important to me to include him in our family activities as much as possible. He is part of our family after all!
As many of you know, I’ve gotten some for criticism from people who think I don’t show what it’s like to be a “real mom” when I get dressed up and post it online. Well I am a real mom the last time I checked and this look could not be more easy and quick to put together in the morning. What I’ll do is I’ll throw my hair in a ponytail/bun and put on a red lip. I have minimal makeup on in these pics, but I look somewhat put together because of the red lip. Most people think of a red lip as something you only put on at night. But that’s not true! It’s so fun to wear this color lip during the day when I’m wearing navy blue and white – like with this dress! Speaking of this dress – it’s my second tip for getting ready quickly in the morning. Throw on a cute shift dress! Shift dresses are great because they are flattering and comfortable. The dress I’m wearing comes in this navy/white combo plus EIGHT other colors and it’s only $38! Such a great price. Another FABULOUS thing about this dress? It looks cute with flats! Which I love in general, but especially as a new mom. White slip on Chucks are PERFECT for this look. I’m wearing a medium in the dress FYI.
I paired the dress with a cute white purse that’s only $39. But doesn’t it look expensive? Every girl should own at least one white purse for all her summery outfits 🙂
My watch is something I saw a friend wearing and had to have. It’s so pretty and something I’ll wear and have for years to come! My earrings are simple but are a cooler take on “pearl” earrings since they have chains, so I dig them. And how adorable is my”I’m not a regular mom, I’m a cool mom” mug? The woman who did Molly’s newborn photos gave it to me (which was so nice of her!) and I love it! Lacey Chabert (who played Gretchen on Mean Girls) is a friend of mine so I definitely have to get her one of these mugs because she is about to have her little baby any day now!
And for those of you wondering, my stroller is 4moms! It’s like a little transformer! Ha! You push a button and is collapses on it’s own for easy storing! It can also charge my iPhone while using the stroller. Luv! We are super fortunate that we have such generous friends that gave us this when we had Molly.
Anyway, I wanted to share this look because I think it’s a great and easy way to look cute with minimal effort! And I think any REAL mom out there could pull of this look in the morning! It’s easy, quick and super cute! I hope you guys LUV it!