legit mom style – Thoughts By Natalie https://thoughtsbynatalie.com A blog about simple + stylish living by jewelry designer Natalie Borton Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:47:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.2 Legit Mom Style: How to Wear Overalls No. 6 https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2017/02/how-to-wear-overalls-6.html https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2017/02/how-to-wear-overalls-6.html#comments Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:50:00 +0000 https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/?p=18726 I’m back with the final post of the overall styling series—it’s been so fun thinking of different ways to wear my newest denim purchase. This mix of my off shoulder top and new cage heels with otherwise incredibly casual overalls is a different take on a date night look. That being said, if your husband hates your overalls, maybe pick this look for girls’ night out ;) The off shoulder top can also be pulled up on the shoulders like in this look. You can take a peek at the rest of the looks in the mini-series here. Stay tuned for some non-overalls looks next week! • • • Liked today’s outfit? You can shop it and support Thoughts by Natalie at the same time by using these affiliate links: 01 | Madewell overalls* 02 | Old Navy top (similar) 03 | Target heels (similar) 04| Hobo clutch (c/o) *Get $20 off when you buy them in your local store and donate a pair of old jeans! Photos by Sydney Roach for Thoughts by Natalie]]> https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2017/02/how-to-wear-overalls-6.html/feed 1 Legit Mom Style: How to Wear Overalls No. 5 https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2017/02/how-to-wear-overalls-5.html https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2017/02/how-to-wear-overalls-5.html#comments Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:03:53 +0000 https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/?p=18713      I was definitely feeling the 70s vibe for this outfit. It’s way more bohemian than I usually go, but the neutral color scheme and tried-and-true Madewell denim made it all feel like not too much of a stretch. I really love the contrast of a billowy top with this super fitted overalls, and the lace detailing on the top is a really nice feminine touch. The platform wedges I’m wearing here are absolutely one of the most comfortable pairs of shoes I own. I kid you not, I can wear them all day long with Jack and my feet don’t bother me at all. They feel so supportive and the thick strap really keeps them in place on my feet. If you’re in the market for a pair, I can’t recommend them enough! That being said, this outfit can easily handle a shoe switch for more comfort—if I wanted to wear flats instead, I’d go for my favorite Sam Edelman t-strap sandals. • • • Liked today’s outfit? You can shop it and support Thoughts by Natalie at the same time by using these affiliate links: 01 | Madewell overalls* 02 | Merona top (similar and similar) 03 | Michael Kors wedges 04| Warby Parker […]]]> https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2017/02/how-to-wear-overalls-5.html/feed 2 Legit Mom Style: How to Wear Overalls No. 4 https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2017/02/how-to-wear-overalls-4.html https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2017/02/how-to-wear-overalls-4.html#comments Wed, 15 Feb 2017 13:00:57 +0000 https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/?p=18695 Madewell overalls*, LOFT top (similar), Target oxfords (these are gorgeous if you want an ethical option that will really last), RAEN sunglasses via DITTO (get your first month free with code DITTONATALIE), Madewell bag, Daniel Wellington watch (c/o)       This is one of the only times in my life I’ve worn oxfords and I’m definitely digging it. I snagged this pair at Target after seeing so many bloggers style theirs perfectly but never really got around to working them into my regular wardrobe. Then my friend Jenn came to visit for New Year’s Eve and she was wearing the very same ones I owned (and looking adorable doing so!) and I knew I needed to make an effort to wear them myself. I really love them here with the overalls, but am excited to pair them with some of the more feminine pieces in my wardrobe this year, namely dresses. I rounded out the look with a stripe tee—a never-fail option with overalls—and some other tan accessories, including my favorite bag and a beautiful watch Daniel Wellington sent over before the holidays. Also, can we talk for a minute about Jack in that first photo?! He was with Sydney and I while we […]]]> https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2017/02/how-to-wear-overalls-4.html/feed 1 Legit Mom Style: How to Wear Overalls No. 3 https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2017/02/how-to-wear-overalls-3.html https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2017/02/how-to-wear-overalls-3.html#comments Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:00:38 +0000 https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/?p=18654 Madewell overalls*, Who What Wear for Target tee (similar), Madewell loafers (similar),RAEN sunglasses via DITTO (get your first month free with code DITTONATALIE), Mitera Collection diaper clutch (c/o), Natalie Borton necklace         Playful mamas, this one’s for you! This is a look I am surprised I love so much. I admittedly got this shirt a while back and have worn it probably once, but when searching for options to wear with these new overalls it was basically shouting at me from the hanger! The pattern adds a playful touch and reads as feminine, which balances the masculine loafers. I always have this diaper clutch in my car so I’m never without wipes and a couple of diapers, and I loved using it as a bare minimum bag here. It easily fits my keys and phone along with a travel wipes pack and a diaper. This is absolutely an outfit worthy of playing at the park with a toddler while also looking chic and put together. OUTFIT DETAILS Madewell overalls*, Who What Wear for Target tee (similar), Madewell loafers (similar), RAEN sunglasses via DITTO (get your first month free with code DITTONATALIE), Mitera Collection diaper clutch (c/o), Natalie Borton necklace *Get $20 off when you […]]]> https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2017/02/how-to-wear-overalls-3.html/feed 1 Legit Mom Style: How to Wear Overalls No. 2 https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2017/02/how-to-wear-overalls-2.html https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2017/02/how-to-wear-overalls-2.html#comments Tue, 07 Feb 2017 16:26:19 +0000 https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/?p=18652 Madewell overalls*, Madewell top (c/o, similar), Madewell sandals (c/o), Warby Parker sunglasses, Hobo bag (c/o), Natalie Borton necklace    This look is a little bit retro and has an airy, fresh feel to it. I think it’s perfect for a day date or a vacation, and if you switched out the shoes for flat sandals (like these!) this is an amazing legit mom style look that’s chic and totally appropriate for playing on the ground with your little ones. This top is actually an off-shoulder top—as seen here—that I wore over my shoulders for a flowy tee kind of look. The fuller silhouette of the top is a fun contrast to the slim fitting overalls and really draws attention to the waist. See other ways to style overalls here, and stay tuned for several more ways soon! OUTFIT DETAILS Madewell overalls*, Madewell top (c/o, similar), Madewell sandals (c/o), Warby Parker sunglasses, Hobo bag (c/o), Natalie Borton necklace *Get $20 off when you buy them in your local store and donate a pair of old jeans! Photos by Sydney Roach for Thoughts by Natalie]]> https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2017/02/how-to-wear-overalls-2.html/feed 1 Legit Mom Style: How to Wear Overalls No. 1 https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2017/02/how-to-wear-overalls-1.html https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2017/02/how-to-wear-overalls-1.html#comments Mon, 06 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0000 https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/?p=18643 Madewell overalls*, Madewell tee, Madewell flats, RAEN sunglasses via DITTO (get your first month free with code DITTONATALIE), Hobo bag (c/o) After styling these overalls last month, I realized that they really are the perfect mom pants. So when Madewell came out with a new super slim fitting pair, I went right over to the store to try them on and—of course—fell in love with them. Admittedly, I felt a little torn before buying them though. Did I really need a second pair of overalls? Are they too trendy? Will I really get that much wear out of them? I ultimately decided that, YES, I did want a second pair and I would commit to finding several different ways to wear them because they are so flattering and I really feel amazing in them. Thus, this series. It’s part of the Legit Mom Style series because while you obviously don’t need to be a mom to rock them, they are absolutely perfect for those of us running around after wild little children. The fit of these overalls is magical—they are super high rise and not only draw attention to the slimmest part of your waist, but also really flatter your backside. As someone […]]]> https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2017/02/how-to-wear-overalls-1.html/feed 2 Legit Mom Style: Faux Leather Leggings https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2016/12/spanx-faux-leather-leggings.html https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2016/12/spanx-faux-leather-leggings.html#comments Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:55:32 +0000 https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/?p=17979 Merona sweater (similar style), Merona top (similar), Spanx leggings, Madewell shoes, Warby Parker sunglasses (similar), Natalie Borton necklace I’ve found them—the perfect leggings for wearing in or out of the house. The high rise and the faux leather pattern makes them so much more chic—and winter-worthy—than traditional cotton leggings or yoga pants. And since they’re made by Spanx, they really hold everything in and make you feel like Superwoman. It’s a motherhood miracle, really. I honestly bought them a while ago and only recently pulled them out of my closet last month. And now of course I wear them almost every day! I’ve been pairing mine with these simple black d’orsay flats, but they also would look great with boots. Sizing-wise, I sized up in these because I knew they would be SUPER snug and I’m really glad I did. Mine fit pefectly and offer just the right amount of suck-everything-in support without suffocating me. OUTFIT DETAILS Merona sweater (similar style), Merona top (similar), Spanx leggings (also available here), Madewell shoes, Warby Parker sunglasses (similar), Natalie Borton necklace]]> https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2016/12/spanx-faux-leather-leggings.html/feed 2 Legit Mom Style // No. 16 https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2016/08/legit-mom-style-no-16.html https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2016/08/legit-mom-style-no-16.html#comments Sat, 20 Aug 2016 20:00:46 +0000 https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/?p=17011 TUESDAY: LOFT romper, Madewell bag, Sam Edelman sandals, Warby Parker sunglasses, Natalie Borton necklace  WEDNESDAY: Madewell dress, Madewell hat (similar), Sam Edelman sandals,Madewell bag (c/o), Warby Parker sunglasses, Natalie Borton necklace SATURDAY: Hatch Collection top (c/o), Madewell shorts (similar), Madewell bag (c/o), Madewell hat, Natalie Borton necklace (coming soon)]]> https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2016/08/legit-mom-style-no-16.html/feed 8 Legit Mom Style // No. 15 https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2016/08/legit-mom-style-no-15.html https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2016/08/legit-mom-style-no-15.html#comments Mon, 15 Aug 2016 16:58:34 +0000 https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/?p=16915 MONDAY: Madewell hat, Madewell tee*, Madewell jeans, Madewell bag, Sam Edelman sandals, Natalie Borton necklace (coming soon, similar)  *The tee is pretty delicate so I always wash in cold water and line dry to keep it looking its best ;) TUESDAY: Old Navy blazer (similar), J.Crew shirt, American Eagle shorts, Zara flats (similar), Madewell bag (c/o) WEDNESDAY: Madewell shirt, American Eagle shorts, Sam Edelman sandals (not shown), Natalie Borton necklace THURSDAY: Madewell sweater, Madewell shorts (similar), Zara flats (similar), Natalie Borton necklace FRIDAY (date night out—ran into my girl Chrissy Powers and her hubby!): Old Navy tank (similar), Madewell skirt (see other ways I’ve styled it here), Madewell shoes, Natalie Borton necklace (coming soon)]]> https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2016/08/legit-mom-style-no-15.html/feed 0 Legit Mom Style // No. 14 https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2016/08/legit-mom-style-no-14.html https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2016/08/legit-mom-style-no-14.html#comments Sat, 06 Aug 2016 14:54:16 +0000 https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/?p=16848 MONDAY: Sonnet James dress, J.Crew shirt, Sam Edelman sandals, Madewell bag, Natalie Borton necklace TUESDAY: Madewell tee, American Eagle shorts, Target sweater, Sam Edelman sandals (not shown, haha), Natalie Borton necklace  WEDNESDAY: LOFT top (old), Madewell shorts (similar), Sam Edelman sandals, Natalie Borton necklace THURSDAY: J.Crew shirt (similar), American Eagle shorts, Madewell hat (similar), Natalie Borton necklace (similar), Sam Edelman sandals FRIDAY: Madewell top, Madewell shorts (similar), Madewell bag, Natalie Borton necklace, Sam Edelman sandals]]> https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2016/08/legit-mom-style-no-14.html/feed 7