Whole Foods is like a haven for cool moms. Anyone remember Krista? Love her.
My newest Whole Foods find is Rachel. Rachel sauntered into the little Whole Foods in our 'hood (not even the fancy WF in Cherry Creek) wearing her version of sweatpants & sneaks.
Um, yes. If by sweatpants you mean on-trend, super-soft, wide-leg denim paired with a cashmere sweater, classic converse and gorgeous $400 sunglasses. And, of course, crazy-adorable children.
So cashmere always drapes well and washes easily, sneaks are totally mom-friendly, but let's talk about her sunglasses. Her sunglasses elevate her look to a whole new level of chic. I will go so far as to say that all moms would do well with one pair of crazy-amazing sunglasses.
I'll never forget the day that J (a die-hard, high-end sunglass addict) pulled the $10 Target specials off my face and replaced them with polarized Valentinos. Then sent me home for a "test run". I was never able to go back. Seeing without squinting was a whole new experience, not to mention that high-end sunglasses come with really good UV protection. We actually got J to do a quick article on "Sorta" kid-proof sunglasses a while back. She has some cool picks (including my fav's, Salt).
Now back to Rachel. Her denim is actually an old pair of trouser jeans from Banana Republic, a J.Crew shawl-collar cashmere sweater, gray converse sneaks and a pair of Face A Face sunglasses.
Rachel's outfit is perfect as-is...but since nude and blush tones are huge for Spring, let's recreate Rachel's outfit in a lighter palette. Here's what I'm thinkin':
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Really, this is causal-cool at it's best. I'd wear this outfit with my husband's watch. And am now dying for a new pair of sunnies.
ps. Only a couple more days left to vote for us hardworking mamas as the best fashion blog in the 2011 Bloggies! Baby, our future's so bright, I gotta wear shades. (snort) I wonder if this line of reasoning will work on my husband...am totally scheming for those sunnies.