You can easily find matching mother-daughter headbands, dresses, or shirts, but moms matching their sons isn’t nearly as fun or cool. I know I know – matching isn’t required. But man, it is sure fun!
I recently discovered the matching-shoe option when I accidentally came across little boy Adidas that are similar to the black Adidas I wear frequently. He loved wearing them. I loved discretely matching my son. It was a win for everyone. Now that I have two boys, I made it fun once again when I found a mini version of my checkered Vans. It is something simple to do, and it makes it fun (for me at least) when we wear them together.
Go have fun connecting with your kids with shoes, headbands, shirts, or something new. They will appreciate it more than you think.
While working from home, I learned that if I start the day dressed in workout clothes, the likelihood of working out during the day is much higher. I also want to look somewhat put together when taking my boys to their preschool as well. That’s when athleisure wear comes in, and I wanted to share my own combo with you today!
Lululemon definitely is known for not only being great workout gear, but a higher-end line as well in the industry. When comparing to other workout clothes, some of their items are definitely worth the price difference. But being a big fan of bargains, I had to search a little bit more. Lululemon has a We Made Too Much section online and on their app! This hidden gem has regular items on sale if they have too much of one color or specific product. So you aren’t getting clothing pieces with malfunctions, but you are getting a better price on their clothing items. My tank and shorts were on this list recently, and their items can change weekly. Also, with their free shipping and free return policy, I’m not as afraid to try something on that list.
So if you were interested in trying Lululemon, I highly recommend shopping through the We Made Too Much section first!
This sale is different than other sales. Why, you ask? This sale discounts new and upcoming items, versus items that are discounted because they need to make room for new items coming into the store. This makes this event much more exciting, and something you don’t want to miss, because you will see these items throughout this upcoming fall/winter season.
You can see all of Nordstrom’s sale items through their Early Access Preview. I’m sharing some items I really liked while browsing the web. Please note, some items might currently show “Sold Out,” but Nordstrom tries very hard to restock as quickly as possible. So keep your eye on the item your interested in because it might restock!
Also, I apologize for the long post, but I’m hoping this is an easier way for you to shop the sale – or at least have an idea of what caught my eye this season. I also will do a try on with all these clothes when I order on the 13th in hopes to help you! You can find the link to each item below the image for easier shopping too.
Dresses: I only found one dress I am considering to purchase this year. It is reasonable price and I feel I can wear this for different occasions.
Outerwear: There is a similar Patagonia coat like I have on the sale this year, and I absolutely LOVE my Patagonia coat. It’s super easy to pack as well. I am a big cardigan wearer, so I will be trying some of these pieces this year as well.I’ve only heard great things about Barefoot Dreams and their incredibly soft items.
Accessories: Here are some great finds that are sometimes overlooked when shopping the sale. Accessories are important too! 🙂 The Tory Burch handbags have great deals this year. I shared two that I really like, and for those moms out there – I love when the chain is removable so I can turn my purse into a wallet and throw it in that diaper bag.
I grew up playing tennis, and I wore tennis skirts A LOT. So wearing them is a go-to when I am running errands, or when I want to be one step up from just shorts and a t-shirt. It was a busy day, so I only had time for a quick bathroom selfie. I also was very lucky that two little boys weren’t a blur in the background.
I love this combo because I look “put together,” while being able to chase boys, or even hit up the gym (or tennis courts). I will definitely be wearing this all day.
This red dress is quickly rising to be one of my favorite dresses in my closet. This dress is very flattering, lined, and has details to make it unique. For those that aren’t a fan of tank-style dresses, I provided a more modest option as well.
In 2012, my husband gifted me with these custom-designed Chaco sandals. Little did he know, these sandals would become part of my everyday life.
Living in a town with a famous waterpark and two floatable rivers, owning a pair of good water shoes is a must. Having two boys that are all over the place and can get dirty at any second also requires reliable footwear – where you can play in the water one minute, but then chase them down the sidewalk the next. Chacos are fun, comfortable, and did I mention you get some great tan lines from them too?
Chacos do have solid colors and great prints. My chacos were very bright, but of course, faded over the years. For a sizing reference, I am a solid 7 1/2, and I have a 7 in these sandals – as they only come in whole sizes.
If you are looking to try on in person, I highly recommend REI. If you are local, The Pomegrante has some great options as well.
T-shirt dresses are so versatile and mom-friendly. I believe you can never have too many! This little number I found at Wal-Mart for $9.96! I really like the thickness of the material, along with the details – like the ribbed neckline and front pocket. I paired this dress with my comfortable, and affordable, snake-print sandals. I hope this dress finds it’s way to your closet too!
Do you ever struggle with the challenge of wanting to dress cute for a social event, but not wanting to be uncomfortable? I have this challenge all of the time! Especially with two little boys, being cute and comfortable are two words that don’t commonly connect for me. But Target really helped with a resolution – their tshirt dress.
Recently, Target had their tshirt dresses on sale, so I purchased a few colors to give them a try. These dresses did NOT disappoint. So comfortable, machine-washable, and they are a great length! Enjoy the links under my photo for the entire outfit.