White Jeans Styled 5 Ways

                        I am no fashion guru. Like, at all. I follow SO many fashion bloggers and absolutely love seeing all the different looks and how they effortlessly toss pieces together. I think it's so fun to play with fashion and feel pretty and done up when you step out into the world. In my head, I am just as trendy as they are. In my head I rock strappy nude stilettos with boyfriend jeans and a statement necklace while I lunch and galavant around town with blurry backgrounds. In my head I should totally "swipe up" on that cutesy one shouldered dress and tassel earrings because one day I will have an event to attend that requires 80 bucks to a babysitter to sip the one glass of wine that my lightweight-self can handle and I will rock that elegant look like they do.

Unfortunately, I type this very post in my husband's old Mud Run t-shirt and the pajama pants I bought to look cute in the hospital after giving birth to my second child. This was before I realized that waist bands on my sore abdomen after birth with no epidural, while nursing a new baby and having a contracting uterus was a NO-GO and I would have no problem rocking a hospital gown and net undies. As much as I admire the Pinterest outfits and the Instagram beauties, my style is a bit more "mom chic". Right now I've landed somewhere above wearing yoga pants to Target but below wearing a bra most days of the week. I am at the point where I want to look like I am mostly put together (think, cute jeans... but on their 5th wear since the last wash) but also look realistic for hitting up car line, chasing a toddler, and playing taxi for errands and after school activities. My season in life right now says I must be comfortable to be efficient but with intentional effort to be confident. 

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One way I am stepping up my "momiform" game is with a pair of good old faithful white jeans. Now I know they aren't everyone's fave because most of them will get you stopped at the Costco check out line for stealing Swiss cheese in your pants BUT let's just give ourselves some grace mamas! Chances are.. there will be a dimple or two visible in the blanco pantelones and if you look REAL close there is most likely a small stain that Oxi-clean just couldn't beat. Squint ladies. Squint and lower your standards... my motherhood mantra. Another good theory is to stick with basics and mess around with the add-ons. I've got enough to remember and worry about with raising three precious gems. (UMMM... YES! I SAW THE 42 EMAILS THE SCHOOL SENT HOME LAST WEEK. I GLANCED AT THEM AND NO I DIDN'T CATCH THE PART THAT REQUESTED YOU BRING IN 17 MARSHMALLOWS AND A TOOTHPICK THIS MORNING. MY BAD. *hard eye roll*) So my grandma always said to K*I*S*S=  Keep It Simple Stupid and I do anything she says because if not she'll still beat me with a wooden spoon. 

That leads me to sharing with you today 5 different ways to style 1 pair of white jeans! That way you get the most bang for your buck and it can take the hard work out of putting together simple yet pulled together outfits so you can live your best mom life. Hey, who knows? Maybe you'll even have time to get dressed, put on deodorant, AND brush your teeth before the crazy day starts demanding lunches packed and noses wiped. I can talk your ear of regularly but otherwise I really don't think it takes a rocket scientist to understand the idea of the pictures so I'll keep the descriptions simple.

FLORAL TOP + WHITE JEANS

 GRANDMA PRINT FLORALS OR TABLECLOTH FLOWERS AS MY HUBBY ENDEARINGLY CALLS THEM ARE SO IN FOR SPRING AND SUMMER. GRAB A FLORAL TOP AND TOSS IT ON WITH YOUR WHITE JEANS AND NEUTRAL SANDALS (THINK COGNAC, GOLD, AND TAN) FOR AN EASY OUTFIT. MY SHIRT PICTURED IS FROM MARSHALLS. ILL LINK OTHER IDEAS!       OLD NAVY  :  TARGET  :  FLOWER WILD  :  FANCY FREE  :  MOD MARKET  :  AMERICAN EAGLE

GRANDMA PRINT FLORALS OR TABLECLOTH FLOWERS AS MY HUBBY ENDEARINGLY CALLS THEM ARE SO IN FOR SPRING AND SUMMER. GRAB A FLORAL TOP AND TOSS IT ON WITH YOUR WHITE JEANS AND NEUTRAL SANDALS (THINK COGNAC, GOLD, AND TAN) FOR AN EASY OUTFIT. MY SHIRT PICTURED IS FROM MARSHALLS. ILL LINK OTHER IDEAS!

    OLD NAVY : TARGET : FLOWER WILD : FANCY FREE : MOD MARKET : AMERICAN EAGLE

CHAMBRAY + WHITE JEANS

 CHAMBRAY IS SUPER BREATHABLE WHITE STILL LOOKING PULLED TOGETHER AND IT'S A CLASSIC THAT WON'T GO OUT OF STYLE. IT COMES IT TANKS, SHIRTS, LONG SLEEVE... I'VE GOT ONE OF EACH. YOU PICK AND TOSS IT ON WITH ANY KIND OF NEUTRAL BOOTIE. I CHOSE A HEELED OPEN TOED OPTION FROM ALDO LAST BUT ANY SORT OF ANKLE BOOTIE WILL BE THE FINISHING TOUCH. I LOVE THESE OPTIONS:  DSW   TARGET                                                     TARGET  :  GAP  :  ABERCROMBIE  :  LOFT

CHAMBRAY IS SUPER BREATHABLE WHITE STILL LOOKING PULLED TOGETHER AND IT'S A CLASSIC THAT WON'T GO OUT OF STYLE. IT COMES IT TANKS, SHIRTS, LONG SLEEVE... I'VE GOT ONE OF EACH. YOU PICK AND TOSS IT ON WITH ANY KIND OF NEUTRAL BOOTIE. I CHOSE A HEELED OPEN TOED OPTION FROM ALDO LAST BUT ANY SORT OF ANKLE BOOTIE WILL BE THE FINISHING TOUCH. I LOVE THESE OPTIONS: DSW TARGET 

                                                TARGET : GAP : ABERCROMBIE : LOFT

GRAPHIC TEE + WHITE JEANS

 A graphic tee is one of my favorite momiform staples. It's like an excusable pajama shirt. It's forgiving after too many tacos and it's sometimes sarcastic. Those are my favorite traits in humans and t-shirts. Slap one on by itself or with a duster and  Faux Birks  to make you look super trendy but casual.         GRAPHIC:   TARGET  :  EVEREVE  :  MOD MARKET  :  FLOWER WILD  :  AMAZON  :  AMAZON          DUSTER/KIMONO:  SOPHIE & TREY  :  VERSONA  : 

A graphic tee is one of my favorite momiform staples. It's like an excusable pajama shirt. It's forgiving after too many tacos and it's sometimes sarcastic. Those are my favorite traits in humans and t-shirts. Slap one on by itself or with a duster and Faux Birks to make you look super trendy but casual. 

      GRAPHIC:  TARGET : EVEREVE : MOD MARKET : FLOWER WILD : AMAZON : AMAZON 

      DUSTER/KIMONO: SOPHIE & TREY : VERSONA : 

PEPLUM + WHITE JEANS

 PEPLUM SHIRTS ARE GOD'S GIFT TO MOTHERS. THE POOCH IS COVERED AND THE FOOD BABY IS CAMOUFLAGED. TO AVOID IS MAKING YOU LOOK BIGGER THAN YOU ARE AND TO CLEAN IT UP A BIT, ADD THE DENIM JACKET FOR JUST ENOUGH STRUCTURE. ALTHOUGH, LIVING IN FLORIDA I KNOW THE JEAN JACKET WILL GET DITCHED ONCE WE HIT SUMMER BECAUSE MAMA SWEATS. WHITE CONVERSE SAY I'M YOUNG AND COOL BUT I ALSO NO LONGER GET CARDED.                JACKET:   TARGET  :  OLD NAVY                    PEPLUM:  TARGET  :  URBAN OUTFITTERS  :  ABERCROMBIE

PEPLUM SHIRTS ARE GOD'S GIFT TO MOTHERS. THE POOCH IS COVERED AND THE FOOD BABY IS CAMOUFLAGED. TO AVOID IS MAKING YOU LOOK BIGGER THAN YOU ARE AND TO CLEAN IT UP A BIT, ADD THE DENIM JACKET FOR JUST ENOUGH STRUCTURE. ALTHOUGH, LIVING IN FLORIDA I KNOW THE JEAN JACKET WILL GET DITCHED ONCE WE HIT SUMMER BECAUSE MAMA SWEATS. WHITE CONVERSE SAY I'M YOUNG AND COOL BUT I ALSO NO LONGER GET CARDED.

              JACKET:  TARGET : OLD NAVY

                 PEPLUM: TARGET : URBAN OUTFITTERS : ABERCROMBIE

BUTTON UP + WHITE JEANS

   BUTTON UP SHIRTS ARE FORGIVING BUT CLASSY. THEY SAY...I COULD BE A PROFESSIONAL BUT REALLY JUST WIPING BUTTS ALL DAY. MAKE SURE TO GET A BOYFRIEND OR RELAXED FIT OR YOU RISK LOOKING LIKE CAROLE BRADY. IF IT HAS STRIPES... YOU GET EXTRA POINTS.                    OXFORD:  OLD NAVY  :  GAP  :  H&M                    MULES:  TARGET  :  GAP  :  AMAZON  (PICTURED) 

  BUTTON UP SHIRTS ARE FORGIVING BUT CLASSY. THEY SAY...I COULD BE A PROFESSIONAL BUT REALLY JUST WIPING BUTTS ALL DAY. MAKE SURE TO GET A BOYFRIEND OR RELAXED FIT OR YOU RISK LOOKING LIKE CAROLE BRADY. IF IT HAS STRIPES... YOU GET EXTRA POINTS. 

                 OXFORD: OLD NAVY : GAP : H&M

                 MULES: TARGET : GAP : AMAZON (PICTURED) 

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