Tuesday, July 28, 2009

good LOOK for less: Emily, new mom to twins!

So yesterday we met Emily's friend Katie. Today we meet Emily... new mom to twins!

This is a bit how Emily describes her style:

I am a new mother of 6 month old twin boy and girl. So like any new mother, I am in between sizes and can't really fit into much of my old closet. Obviously, i would love some help putting some new stuff together for the fall. I live in Texas and it will be hotter than fire here until about November so most of my outfits include layers to accommodate for the heat outside and cranked up air conditioning inside. I would classify my style to be on the conservative end, usually erring towards the preppy look (J. Crew-ish) with a punch of trendy in my accessories. However, I try to stay away from the overdone trends. I honestly am not afraid to try any type of outfit (I enjoy branching out sometimes). My normal "errands attire" is a pair of jeans and a fun graphic t-shirt. My normal "evening attire" is a pair of jeans, a fun top and playful jewelry/shoes. I would like to think that if i had the time and money, I too could be a fashionista.

With all of this in mind I tried to put together a look that is a touch preppy but that also goes out on a limb like Emily mentioned. She also informed me that has a pair of Citizens jeans that she likes - and will be fitting back into soon, so I included those in the list (but not in the budget!).

Emily's budget was $200 and within that budget I was able to compile 15 new wardrobe pieces. Here's a peak at her shopping list:

With this simple mix and match shopping list I was able to put together 7 outfits... although the options are endless with all of these mix and match abilities! Here are a few of my favorites!

A super simple dress paired with post-natal friendly leggings plus bold accessories... equals one chic outfit! This outfit is suitable for hanging out with the kids... or even out to dinner with the girls!
Forever 21 at ShopStyle

This outfit is again, really simple, but paired with some fun accessories is perfect for running errands and hanging out wih the kiddos!
Forever 21 at ShopStyle

This outfit is again, great for playdates or out running errands. Bold accessories do all the work!
Forever 21 at ShopStyle

I love this look... a flirty floral dress with leggings. Again, it is super easy but high on style. Throw on a cardigan for cool interiors or for modesty (with the strapless top) - but it is so easy and so pulled together!
Forever 21 at ShopStyle

I hope you girls enjoy shopping for all of this fun stuff together! I really enjoyed working with you both!


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pve design said...

As a Mom of twins ( now 16) I can relate to the challenges of wanting to look cool, confident whilst raising twins. I love the good looks for less you show here. I am in love with everything!

christina said...

love that second look. So easy, yet looks pulled together. Great work, again!


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