Between breakfast, early morning meetings, dressing my 2-year-old daughter, Sophie, and setting up her activities for the day, sometimes all I want to do is pull on a pair of sweats and call it a day. To be honest, sometimes I do, but this season, the trends are so strong that they've inspired me to toss the sweats to the side and put on real clothes.
This season has it all: oversize blazers, shoulder bags, and Western-inspired dresses that make me feel like a fairy. But when selecting outfits I could wear on repeat, it was important to make sure my clothes would be comfortable enough to move with me as I juggle my lifestyle. Once again, Saks OFF 5TH did not fail me, and I found everything I was looking for and more. I frequent the fashion-forward retailer not only because it offers up to 70% off the best brands every day, but also because it has an incredible kids section. But this time, I made it a point to shop for myself, and it only made sense to head there when updating my fall wardrobe.
What's better than an oversize blazer, boots, and flare jeans? A shoulder bag, actually, that fits everything from my wallet to a spare toy. This outfit makes me feel like I'm in control of my morning, so I'm going to start my Mondays off in this exact look.
I laugh every time I see micro bags because as much as I want one, I know it would never work for me. I love this shoulder bag because it gives me the early-2000s vibes I've been craving and has enough space for me to stow all my stuff in.
Speaking of Western vibes, I'm digging this dress for date night after a long week of the working-mom life. I'm bringing my boots and bag along for the ride, which makes the outfit feel extra polished and only took me five minutes *max* to style.
Ultra cozy and ultra stylish, this classic sweater-and-midi-skirt look is now a mainstay in my weekly outfit rotation this season, especially for those mid-week play dates with my friends and their kids. Another trend I'm keeping an eye on is incorporating shades of brown, which is why I picked up a heathered oatmeal cashmere sweater and a micro leopard-printed skirt.