Monday, April 14, 2014

Back to Basics


If you don't know it, I'm a mom.  But before I was a mom I was a single working woman, married without children, pregnant (with twins), a stay-at-home mom, and now a mom back to work + a fashion blogger (you can read more about my story HERE).  What does all that mean?  I've probably been in almost any fashionable situation you're in.

I recently had a reader email me about getting back her wardrobe mojo.  She had been a stay-at-home-mom for 15 years and was getting back into the workforce.  I'll admit, after the nuggets were born, it was sweatpants and sneakers (or slippers) for about a year.  It was all I could manage between all the diapers, bottles, and pacies.  After I felt more like myself, I vowed not to lose myself or my love of fashion.  But it can be overwhelming, especially if you're not a shopper or particularly like fashion.

My look today?  Classic style pieces to build your wardrobe.  Especially if you're starting from scratch.  Think dark denim (style can vary depending on body type), blazers, well made tees, basic black handbags and shoes, and go-to accessories.  You can add pops of color with your lip color or scarves.  Stick with neutral colors in the beginning and add color when your classic pieces are set.  Need more help?  Utilize a stylist, Nordstrom and J.Crew offer free services!

Start today and get back your wardrobe mojo.  I plan to share more tips over the next few months so I hope you'll come back, ask questions, and be inspired.






*links below photographs and in style board may or may not be exact depending on availability*
Splendid tee  |  Vince Camuto blazer  |  J.Crew jeans  |  Christian Louboutin heels  |  Michael Kors handbag  |  Ray-Ban aviators  |  scarf  |  pendant necklace  |  J.Crew bracelet  |  two-tone bracelet  |  Michael Kors watch  |  Nordstrom earrings  |  YSL lips #104


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Check out more beautiful and budget friendly wardrobe mojo pieces below:




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11 comments:

  1. Love this look! Its simple yet so chic. Enjoy your week!

    xo,
    http://www.chachathefashiongenius.com/

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  2. Love this classy look! Great tips for everyone actually! Thanks for sharing.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    Pam
    www.classypam.com

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  3. Your blazer is amazing! Such a classic piece!

    www.loveandclothing.com

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  4. Love this look! The blazer is perfect!
    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

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  5. I totally agree about having basics in your closet and building up from that. Love your outfit today Lulu. It's definitely one of my go-to looks. I love blazers. Loving your hair straight. Very classic look today.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  6. Oh how I wish I had the grace it took to be a fashion blogger. This is beautiful!

    -Kate
    www.theflorkens.com

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  7. This is one of my favourite styles! You look great and confident in it.

    Annette | Lady of Style

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  8. Basics are a must! And together they really look amazing!

    http://kacieskloset.blogspot.com/

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  9. Basics can be so chic! This is beautiful!

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  10. Great tips and your look is just perfect! Pieces that every woman should own for sure.
    xoAmy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  11. We have a similar life track, passion for fashion and similar personal style too.
    I agree with your suggestion.
    Invest in classic pieces with good quality first, I can attest to the fact that they do go a long way.

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