OOTD :: of Friday and feels

friday rest

I have all kinds of feels for leggings. I truly think they trump jeans as the go-to bottom for busy moms everywhere.

Now, this may just be residual college-in-the-90s love, but you really can’t go wrong with leggings, especially these fleece-lined ones I scored on eBay. They’re comfortable, versatile, not black and survivors of a trip through regular cycle in both washer and dryer. In a minute, I’m gonna show you how to make it “in motion” appropriate, which will then fulfill all of JMC’s requirements.

First, though, I need to point out that this ensemble is a bit risqué because the top is a wee bit short for the leggings. It barely covers my derriere, but I’m allowing myself to showcase it here because a) this is my “at home” look, b) I’m short and so the top-to-bottom ratio isn’t as egregiously apparent, and c) I have no derriere to speak of.

Now if you must leave the house, I strongly suggest you throw on something that overtly and deliberately covers your behind, like a super comfy boyfriend cardigan. It may seem like a cop-out maneuver, but trust me that it’s fashionable. How? Let me count the ways:

1.  By choosing the exact same color for both cardi and leggings, you are totally rocking the monochrome and give the appearance that you actually thought about what you threw on.

2.  By pairing the slouchy cardi with bodycon leggings, you’ve mitigated the potential frump. Adding a pointy-toed metallic flat also diminishes the sloppy factor.

3.  And if you’re still not convinced, how about choosing one of the three accessories I’ve utilized all week as your final layer?

friday motion

I’ve had fun playing at SAH motherhood this week, my friends. I deliberately created outfits around items that I’m sure most of you already own, but I also managed to stay true to the spirit of style. I hope I didn’t come off as patronizing or clueless or obvious in any way, and I hope I managed to inspire you to experiment with your own closet.

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – F21
Cardi – F21 (different colors)
Hat – F21 (similar)
Scarf – gift from my mom
Necklace – Payless

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9 thoughts on “OOTD :: of Friday and feels

  1. jenortega says:

    My favorite outfit of the week!

  2. Yeah, one of my favorite at home outfits is leggings and a chambray button-down. I could wear it out, since the shirt is long, but I usually pull on a short skirt. 🙂

    • mtsedwards says:

      I just scored a whole bunch of plaid miniskirts on sale because, deep down, I’m still a Catholic schoolgirl. But I did worry about it being too young and twee for me. You just gave me a way to wear them and still be appropriate. Another theme for another week? Ah, Selah! How I’ve missed you! Mwah!

  3. Naomi says:

    I completely agree – you can’t go wrong with a pair of leggings! Great post 🙂
    Naomi x

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