Thursday, July 23, 2009

good LOOK for less: Erin, blogger & stay-at-home mom!

When Erin and I started chatting about a good LOOK for less consultation for her... I'll be honest, I got really excited! Erin is fabulous blogger and I get this really great sunny and creative vibe from her. I was excited to put together a summer wardrobe sprucer-uper for her that reflected this vibe.

Here's a bit how she explains her style:

I'm a stay-at-home mom to a 6.5 year old and 23 month old. My entire wardrobe is abt 2-3 years old, as I was either pregnant or nursing the past two summers, and clothes haven't been in the budget this summer. I feel like my body has settled back to normal and hubby just got a new job, so I'm planning on sprucing up the closet soon (with your help). I'd love to stretch a $200 budget as far as it can go! We spend our days playing outside (hot, hot, hot), going to the library and friends' houses, and running errands. I want to be stylish without appearing like I'm trying very hard. I like to be comfortable while looking/feeling good. In the summer I tend to want to wear skirts with tanks and T's, but I'd like to have some cute shorts and a dress or so to throw in the mix as well. And I love shoes (although you couldn't tell it by my current selection)!

With these details in mind and a $200 budget I was able to compile 13 new wardrobe pieces for easy and chic summer days. Here's the list:

Now on to the fun part... the outfits! There are six total, you can check out my stylebook at ShopStyle for all of them... here are just a few:

I just love the feel of this outfit... it is super simple but very interesting at the same time. The fabric detail on the neck line of the top isn't fussy but very chic and the yellow shorts are super fun, huh?
Forever 21 at ShopStyle

Bermuda shorts are a great staple for stay-at-home moms. They are never sloppy looking and make for a simple refined look. Paired with a fun floral top and simple accessories, this outfit can go from playing with the kids to errands to coffee with a friend.
Old Navy at ShopStyle

Erin mentioned she wanted to incorporate more simple dresses into her wardrobe and what is more simple than a t-shirt dress? To keep it looking put-together I added some bold accessories and a belt.
Old Navy at ShopStyle

This last oufit steals my heart with the feather necklace... how adorable? Using the elements of previous outfits it is simple to mix and match all of these pieces... the options are endless!
Forever 21 at ShopStyle

I hope you enjoy Erin! It was fun working with you!


If you are interested in learning more about my wardrobe consulting services... click here! If you would like to see past clients I have worked with... click here!


PS~Erin said...

I love everything you picked out and how you put it together. The accessories are perfect! I'm having a hard time holding off on purchasing it all. Thank you!!

down and out chic said...

oh yeah, erin is awesome and these clothes are all great options! good job.

christina said...

What a great collection. Looks like everything can mix and match so well! Plus, that top outfit is absolutely darling!

Lily G. said...

These are great pics. Versatile too!

Kotori said...

I can totally see Erin wearing all of these!! You've pinned her personality perfectly!


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