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Spring Showers: What to Wear on a Warm Rainy Day

Dressing for a warm rainy day isn’t quite as simple as bundling up during chilly rainstorms — so I thought it definitely warranted its own article. (See our guide to what to wear on cold rainy days for tips for those chillier storms!)

After all, when it’s hot and sticky out, the last thing you want to wear is a pair of heavy winter rain boots. I’ve learned this the hard way.

Here are our faves!

The Modern Trench Coat

It doesn’t have to be waterproof, but it should be made from a fabric that dries relatively quickly. 

Cotton and synthetics, like rayon and polyester, all fit the bill. (Just make sure to avoid wool, as it gets heavy when wet and takes forever to dry!)

Print Folding Umbrella

If the forecast is predicting heavy rain and winds, a compact umbrella is a sensible option.


These nude sandals are patent leather so they should hold up well in a downpour.


Short rain boots are a cinch to style – just wear them the way you would wear normal ankle boots!

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11 Things Every Mom Needs in Her Spring Wardrobe This Year

After finally coming out of hibernation this winter, my twin boys and I made a mid-week, mid-day trip to Target, and I was shocked at what I saw.

In the store, most of the women there were probably SAHMs (I might be judging, but that was my guess) – but that’s not what shocked me.  When I looked around, I saw a sea of women zipping around the store in leggings, running shoes, and zip-up athletic jackets or hoodies. Baseball caps and sunglasses were optional but prevalent.

Here are our faves!

Denim Jacket

Full disclosure, this one NEVER went out of style. People have been wearing denim jackets of various cuts and styles since the 80s, and it is the perfect accessory to just about any outfit. Almost 100% of the time, you cannot go wrong wearing a denim jacket.  There are a bunch of stylish versions – I have ones in white and tan also, which are perfect for a spring outfit, too.

Utility Jacket

Roomy, comfy, casual – this is another great piece that gives you a little layer of warmth in this unpredictable spring weather but keeps you looking really stylish and trendy at the same time.  This also comes in different colors, but the olive green is my favorite.  It’s a little bit of a tomboy look, which I’m a fan of, but the shape and cut keep you looking feminine.

Spring Dresses

Wearing dresses is one of my favorite things about the weather warming up. To me, as a spring outfit, they are much more comfortable (and forgiving!) than pants and shorts.  Dresses can be totally casual or (obviously) dressed up. Many are comfortable enough for daily wear and hanging out with the kids.  A few of these thrown into your wardrobe will make you feel feminine again – like a girl, not only a mom. Old Navy also has a great selection of dresses this season!

Sometimes, I’ll even get some that look short and wear them as a shirt with jeans or leggings.

This year, you’ll see lots of those prairie type dresses and skirts out there – floral patterns reminiscent of the 80s and 90s!

Stylish Sneakers

Sometimes we want our feet to feel a little more feminine than just sneakers, right?  Uncomplicated, comfortable shoes are the way to go for adding some style to a spring outfit – ones that slip on easily when you’re on the go.  I always recommend ones with some kind of support, not just the cheap-o pairs.  We are on our feet so much. That extra foot and back support from a good pair of shoes is sooooo worth it.

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Trend Alert: Pretty Pastels for under $40!

Spring is here and although the weather isn’t necessarily cooperating in all parts of the country, it’s still peak time to start pulling together your looks for the new season. We’re here to inspire your warmer weather wardrobe. Whether  you are trying to conceive, in your early months of pregnancy, third trimester or a new mom, there are various ways you can mix it up and freshen up your wardrobe with the hottest new trends for the season: Pastels! 
Go with soft belts above the waistline, empire style or light scarves made of lightweight materials. Update your dark colored nail polish you wore all winter with a pastel blue or yellow. Slip on some baby blue ballet slippers. Don a light orange cuff on your wrist. Grab your pastel purple twin set to wear to the office. Get in the spirit of the new season by switching up the old with the new. Here are some more finds and ideas all for under $40! Good luck shopping and remixing your wardrobe!

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