I don't know about you, dear reader, but without an adorable ensemble to rock, Speed Chic feels life is a little, well, pointless is a strong word--shall we just say less fun.
Thank goodness I am a former professional shopper (since the age of, oh, about six) and I am thrilled to bring you the bounty of my fall fashion findings.
One note--Here is how I roll when it comes to daily tasks--Let's take yesterday's "walk" to the school bus as an example:
As you can see, Lightening and Thunder are literally running to the bus stop. Tory Burch flats are not going to cut it for me here, as I have to be able to keep up with the little track stars to prevent them from bouncing off somebody's car (A heartfelt plea to people who drive here: Stop at the stop sign! Even though I do eventually catch up and hold hands with a vise-like grip, you never know who is whipping around the corner on some sort of superhero mission...) Ahem, back to
your regularly scheduled wardrobe update...
Back to School Special: 5 Fall Essentials for Mom!
1. Tailored Soft Coat
Warm as a sweatshirt, polished as a peacoat!
Wear it with jeans and a white T-shirt as a cozy alternative to that old tracksuit jacket.
2. Slouchy suede booties
These pull-on soft-as-butter clog-based boots are uber-comfy with a stacked heel and rounded toe. Wear over skinny jeans or with Wolford opaque black tights and...
|JCrew (this tweedy skirt is shot through with a silver thread)|
3. Embellished mini skirt
Add a solid color crew neck sweater in light weight merino wool (I like a blue one with this skirt, but you could also do a black or camel turtleneck) and some tights + boots = ready to rock the Parents' Night.
Grab some dark denim with a touch of stretch like these Sienna Cigarette Jeans from Lucky. They are slim without being skintight, and the slightly cropped length tucks easily into rainboots or works rolled up as an in-between-seasons moment with ballet flats.
5. Black T-shirts
5. Black T-shirts
I'll take my fashion cues from the lovely Michael Kors, who advised in a recent magazine article that one should start out each season with a fresh stack of little black t-shirts. Pair this top with the mini or the jeans and have a no fuss, pulled together look instantly. Add a patterned scarf or a gold necklace for glitz, and get in that carpool lane!