Sometimes, I choose a stylish mom as much to inspire me as I do to inspire you. This is one of those times. After years of resisting my mother’s attempts to teach me to sew, I have come to terms with the fact that my inability to sew on a button isn’t charming – it’s annoying. Add to that the fact that my mini fashionista Lola is already outpacing me in her skill, and desire, to master sewing, and I am finally motivated to conquer my fear. And nothing motivates me as much as cute clothes, so to get inspired, I have been studying the beautiful tutorials on Merrick White’s blog, Merrick’s Art. I love her fresh, pretty approach to everyday style, and the way she simplifies the process of getting dressed. Here, she lets us in on a few of the mom style secrets she uses to pull off her seemingly effortless signature looks.
My “Dressing Myself” pinterest board is always a lifesaver – it’s stuffed with good outfit ideas! It depends on the day, but I try to keep it under 30 minutes!
Asos, Gap, Old Navy, Nordstrom, J.Crew, Forever 21…
Motherhood didn’t change my style – it gave me style. I feel like I found myself when I became a mother. Before that I was in college and working desk jobs, and trying to fit into a world of business casual. When I quit my job and had my baby, I suddenly had freedom of dress and the time to spend on it, and my personal style was born!
Eyebrow corrector, a watch, my phone, nail polish, and chocolate.
Yes, I do! I wear mostly bareMinerals and LOVE everything they make.
Pinterest, of course! It’s my not-so-secret style weapon because it never runs out of good style ideas 😉 And when I’m not feeling Pinterest, I go to Anthropologie and the ideas just start flowing!
Jeans and a chambray shirt. My style is simple, practical, and effortless, and this basic chambray and denim look is so chic and simple.
Shoot, I wish I had time to pamper myself every day. If I could have someone wash my hair for me every day (like they do at the hair salon), I’d choose that. There’s nothing better!
Eyebrow corrector – my poor tiny brows!
My Michael Kors watch! 🙂
I love how Merrick said that motherhood helped her discover her mom style. What a great perspective! My favorite Merrick style secrets include:
1. When you’ve run out of outfit ideas, turn to Pinterest.
2. For true signature style, make it yourself.
3. Stick with what works, but remain open to inspiration!