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Melissa’s Runway to Reality

Much to the dismay of my husband, I love clothes.  I love shopping for clothes.  I even love window shopping for clothes.  But to MY dismay, my family does not share this love with me:(  You would think that being the mom of 2 boys I would celebrate my girliness with the clothes I wear.  But when I look for trends, I tend to gravitate towards a more classic but androgynous look.  The two trends that I choose from the runways of Fall + Spring reflect that.

The felt hat:  Shelf the straw hat and pull out the felt!  Fall creeps in a little earlier here in Seattle than in Norcal so call myself prepared.  This will be a great addition for my new move to the North West. The felt hat can be paired up with pretty much anything including a bad hair day.  The trick is find the one that fits my child sized head!  

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Military, timeless?  But think about it.  Does military influence ever leave?

What is so great about the military trend is the opportunity to change it up.  Whether khaki, camo, utility pockets, or boots you can have fun by mixing it up with animal prints, neon or with girly dresses.  The options are endless.

In the last month I’ve picked up three military inspired pieces without even seeking them out.  I can’t wait to experiment!


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Jenn’s Runway to Reality

My youngest son is almost 10 months…so by now I SHOULD be looking fabulous and have the 2 kids out the door by 9am. But let’s be honest…some days it’s noon and I’m still in my pj’s. I mean, when the baby naps….you DO NOT rummage around in the drawers and open closet doors. Sleeping babies are not to be disturbed, even if the garbage man thinks I only own yoga pants! 

With that being said…I have enjoyed following the fashion trends this year. It’s always refreshing to buy a few new items to freshen up your wardrobe. Here are my 2 picks for this fall.

White on White. While I love all the white on white I was seeing on the runway and streets this year, I have to be realistic. When a mom wears white…it’s ASKING for muddy handprints and food smears! I decided to pair a white tee with some fun light acid wash jeans. Perfect for sitting in the sand and not worrying about not getting dirty. Not to mention the rainy season approaching…the wash on these jeans perfectly hide those annoying little splashes that get on my pant legs.

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Calf Length skirts.  With the temperatures dropping a bit for the fall weather…why not drop our hemlines a little too?  This is a trend that short people like me tend to stay away from. Skirts this length can cut you off and make you look even shorter. But with the higher waist, shirt tucked in and heels…I think it’s a trend that I can work with.

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