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What to Wear: Mom Uniform

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Do you have a uniform? Something you wear everyday to feel pulled together? I really started having a “uniform” after I had kids. I realized that I wasn’t able to pull off the same kinds of clothes I used to. Partly because I needed something more practical and partly because my body shape was changing (I was always getting bigger or else losing the baby weight.) My uniform is always evolving a little bit based on the season or what feels fresh to me. Here is my current spring “mom uniform” that I’ve been wearing all over the south of Spain. My goals when I dress are the same as with my traveling uniform. First to be comfortable and second to try not to have food stains all over my shirt (Errr-from them, not me of course.).

A. Green Necktie /B. Pink Necktie /C. Blue Necktie These are amazing little ties to add some color and to feel more put-together.

D. Silk Blouse (bring it in the bathroom while you take a steamy shower and you don’t have to iron it!) The number one item in my wardrobe right now is a white button up. I have a few but I wear them so much they always seem to be in the laundry.

E. Thunder in our Hearts Bag I love this black bag I got last summer. I take it everywhere with me so people know that we have thunder in our hearts.

F. Levi’s® Slim Jeans These jet black skinny jeans are slimming after I’ve eaten too many churros con chocolat.

G. Wedge Sandals I buy a neutral pair of low wedge sandals every spring and wear them out. They are easy to walk in and I can wear them with jeans, dresses, and shorts.

  1. Quiqui

    February 28, 2012

    I know what you mean. I have seen myself wearing more wedges since my baby was born. It is difficult wear heels when you have to run around after them. You look cute in you uniform!!!

  2. jillian

    February 28, 2012

    i love those wedges! and that tote! xo

  3. Mere

    February 28, 2012

    Great outfit! Very classic.

  4. Hannah @ Sparrow + Spark!

    February 28, 2012

    I love that outfit! I have a ‘uniform’ for my work clothes too- makes it so much easier.

  5. Jennifer

    February 28, 2012

    Love the idea of adding a necktie !! Talk about a great way to make a look stand out without overdoing it.

  6. Christine

    February 28, 2012

    Simply adorable! Love those wedges.

  7. rachael

    February 28, 2012

    cuuute! love the silk shirt.

  8. kate gatski

    February 28, 2012

    love it! I think i need to upgrade my mom uniform. dually inspired. thank you!

  9. meenal@maison marigold

    February 28, 2012

    Love your uniform.. Its a classic look and you look gorgeous!! xx meenal

  10. Janis

    February 28, 2012

    i love the boys prancing around in these photos!

  11. amber

    February 28, 2012

    Great outfit! Love the pants. We moms need to stay stylish 🙂 Here are a few fun posts from my blog:

  12. Anne Book

    February 28, 2012

    Jordan! I love this! Your choices are great and fun! You look amazing! But honestly, after seeing you here and there at ALT, I think you do this effortlessly?
    This made me laugh, when I was at the very end of my pregnancy, I had ONE outfit left that I could bear. I wore it every day. I finally wanted to burn it and called it my “uniform”.
    Now as a single mom and for ease, I plan a few solid outfits that I love t o “go to”. Diana Vreeland wore a uniform every day. I think it was all black Halston. So does Vera Wang.

    Great topic, it could go on and on!

    Have fun in Spain!

  13. Judy

    February 28, 2012

    Lovely pictures and post! I’m afraid I could never post my, ah… “grunge” blogging uniform that I presently have on. I’d better get with the program. 😉

    Really enamored with the ribbons you found, love those little touches. My neighbor suggested the Levi’s jeans to me, I think I will try them, it would appear that my fit is “bold.” Makes me smirk.

  14. Erin | Holtwood Hipster

    February 28, 2012

    The womens’ bow ties you featured are so fab! When I was a kid attending public school, I had a thing for wearing boys’ clip on ties with oxford shirts. I also carried a briefcase. My little uniform of sorts. Way to make a statement (and fit right in) huh? The ties here speak to my little schoolgirl heart… I’m also loving that you featured a look without blue jeans, which sadly, is part of my current home office uniform.

  15. Rose

    February 28, 2012

    I live in Florida and I chase kids all day, so I have to be cool and comfortable. My uniform is a lightweight cotton bias cut skirt, a jersey or cotton sleeveless top (preferably both made by me) and Dansko Mary Janes.

  16. molly ruth

    February 28, 2012

    jordan! you are such a beauty + you make motherhood look so good! love checking out your outfits. and i am coveting those wedges. will also have to try on some of those levi curve jeans.

  17. Charlene Michaud

    February 28, 2012

    Loving this uniform! Silk Blouses are so in right now…and so practical for a put together, comfy look!
    Char xo

  18. H*

    February 28, 2012

    love your outfit!

    kisses from Spain!

  19. Katie

    February 28, 2012

    I love it! I agree about the comfort aspect. My second goal is to not always look the same. I love mixing it up and trying new things. Plus it makes me feel good.

  20. Seriously Sassy Mama

    February 28, 2012

    I like the jeans.

  21. julia @ life on churchill

    February 28, 2012

    yes! each winter I buy 3 long sleeve banana republic fitted long t-shirts in black, white and a color. i can dress them up or down (scarf, necklace, ect). i just bought black skinny jeans from h&m too!

  22. ashley

    February 28, 2012

    You are very inspiring! I recently found I am pregnant with my first, and I hear all these stories about your life ending once you have kids. But I read your blog, and it makes me so happy because you have kids, yet you are still able to travel and be fashionable. (You also can wear skinny jeans, which I’ve never been able to pull off, but that gives me hope that I’ll be able to lose some/maybe most of the baby weight. Fingers crossed.)

  23. Ann

    February 28, 2012

    Silk is so pretty, but a single greasy smudge from a little finger and it’s gone forever. Cotton is king in my mommy wardrobe.

  24. Martinna

    February 28, 2012

    Great uniform! I love the neckties I get some too 🙂 Martinna xxx

  25. sha

    February 28, 2012

    that Fieldguided tote is my fave as well, especially when you have kiddos. great outfit.

  26. portlandsun

    February 28, 2012

  27. Deepa

    February 28, 2012

    Wedges are so chic and practical. I love the ones you have on in this photo!

  28. Laura

    February 28, 2012

    Very cute outfit, but I cannot imagine a white silk shirt being part of my mom uniform. There is no way that would stay clean with two little boys!

  29. jeni

    February 28, 2012

    very, very cute! works for both mommies and girls on the go (aka me).

  30. oilandgarlic

    February 28, 2012

    How does the white shirt stay crisp and clean?

  31. jbb

    February 28, 2012

    love it!
    are those wedges comfy!? i actually just ordered my pair and am really hoping they are going to be comfy!

  32. Liz @ Bella Vita

    February 28, 2012

    Practical and fashionable. Love. Especially those wedges.

  33. Kelly

    February 28, 2012

    Totally agree on the silk blouse front. You can’t go wrong, with any of these picks, whether mom or not!

  34. Aya

    February 28, 2012

    Thank you for so generously sharing. I’ve been admiring your tote for quite some time and appreciate you telling us where you got it. I just bought one. Thank you!
    And you have me very intrigued with a little bow tie. Might have to give it a go!

  35. Eva @ Sycamore Street Press

    February 28, 2012

    Great mom uniform. I am still working on tweaking mine and haven’t quite come up with the perfect solution, but black skinny jeans have definitely been a life saver! Love your look. The red lips are a great pop of color… wish I could pull them off!

  36. Kathy

    February 28, 2012

    White silk with young kids – Yikes!!
    Your boys must be much cleaner than my kids were at that age…
    Love the rest of the look.

  37. Amy @Picture It

    February 28, 2012

    Goodness, that’s a cute mama outfit. I like the green wedges and skinny jeans.

  38. felicita

    February 28, 2012

    hello from rome! you have a lovely blog! makes the ordinary a little more fun.

  39. Paige

    February 28, 2012

    I really appreciate and love these posts on your outfits. Day-to-day favorites are the best posts on your blog!

  40. Susiw

    February 28, 2012

    White silk shirt to hide stains! Really? I think you normally look really sweet in long skirts on your blog, but somehow I feel like you are trying to sell some jeans here…..

      • jordan
      • February 28, 2012

      Hi Susi! I wear these black Levis almost everyday. It is too cold for skirts still.

  41. Luna

    February 28, 2012

    jeans are the best to wear with my boisterous almost 2yo. if i wear anything else i’m guaranteed to have to change. love the outfit.

  42. This girl loves to talk

    February 28, 2012

    love the shoes and the jeans.. no to white silk tops.. my normal tops are messy from me and my four kids.. dont think I could even trust myself to wear something like that even if i was out WITHOUT the kids… lol

  43. bevy

    February 28, 2012

    this is a great mom uniform. really liking the wedges! but i’m a bit shy in trying a bright lip.

  44. eatblogpray

    February 28, 2012

    I seriously ADORE your outfit and your kids’ shoes! Thank you by the way for answering my email so quickly.

  45. Betty

    February 28, 2012

    I love your site. So glad I found it. Really inspiring.

  46. elizabeth

    February 29, 2012

    you look stunning! my mom uniform has gone downhill and you’ve inspired me to kick it up a notch. i find that i can NEVER wear silk with a toddler…sigh.

  47. Gina

    February 29, 2012

    PERFECT!!! You are look perfect and I couldn’t agree more. OH, how I can’t wait to loose
    the winter boots in Sweden! Love those shoes!

  48. Jessica

    February 29, 2012

    I want a mom uniform…but I’m not a mom and at 22 I think it’ll be a while. I guess I’ll just have a babysitter uniform?

  49. Catherine Denton

    February 29, 2012

    This is adorable. I especially love the pops of color ties and wedges. I’m wearing a uniform for the lent season of a little red dress.
    Catherine Denton

  50. Sweet Harvest Moon

    February 29, 2012

    Amazing uniform!
    I have the same bag in blush pink, love it!

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