Carina has been typing on the internets before there was a www in front of everything. This is why she’s cranky and wants to know when you’ll get off her lawn. She resides in a hopelessly outdated home in the Mountain West with a mathematician and three children hell-bent on destruction. Her laundry is not done, but her Twitter is totally up to date. Carina does not have a Tumblr, because get serious.

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Fall Fashion Mom Uniform

I found my mom uniform for this fall! Half of you are saying, “DO TELL,” and the other half are like, “I didn’t know we needed uniforms now…”

Your mom uniform is the outfit you grab for every day running around. It’s a step up from yoga pants (or, *cough* it should be) but not necessarily something you’d wear to a traditional office. I want to look put together, but not fussy or impractical.

1. Draped tunic sweater

I’m in love with this draped tunic sweater that I found digging in the racks at The Rack. It’s a beautiful medium gray that hides finger print smudges but looks rich. The drape is super forgiving and cozy. And is it just me or are tunics hard to find? If we’re going to wear leggings (and I say why not,) your top needs to cover your derriere. More tunics, please. I love this sweater so much I bought it in berry and black. Multiples! The drape is low enough that I can layer a solid cami or a little leopard print tee. Long necklace or a bold metal earring completes it.

2. Black leggings

The right pair of leggings hold you in and hit you right: long enough that they don’t cut your legs off and can be pulled over shoes, and substantial enough that you’re not displaying your topography.

3. A shoe with a little style

These are Dansko Nori from their Sofia Collection. I’ve been looking for shoes that aren’t ballet flats, but aren’t heels. Again, I’m running around all day: volunteering at school, errands, shopping, and sometimes the office. I think these Nori shoes, kind of a mix of a pump and a loafer, fit the bill. They’re leather, because I don’t buy shoes that aren’t leather anymore. These Danskos are terribly comfortable, substantial enough that my toes won’t freeze, and I won’t slip around in snow. Perfect for fall. Thank you, Dansko for sending them to me! I think I should probably order the light gray pair, just to make sure I’m never out of shoes (it’s a legitimate fear, look it up.)

Other things pictured you might want to rip off: pumpkin on porch, moving arm action shot, 3-day-old hair that you didn’t check before posing, a photographer who doesn’t know how to focus your camera, and a dirty door.

What’s your go-to mom uniform for this fall?

 

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  1. Jana 08/05/2013 at 11:10 pm

    I LOVE those shoes!

  2. Tauni 10/29/2012 at 7:04 pm

    Great outfit Carina, you look delightful! I love the purple shoes too.
    xoxo

  3. Melissa 10/29/2012 at 12:11 pm

    Love this post! Who says busy moms need to run around town in sweatsuits and Cross-trainers? THIS is a uniform I can get behind!

  4. Melanie H 10/25/2012 at 2:52 pm

    There is nothing like a Dansko shoe. I wear mine constantly, and they have lasted almost 10 years! That’s incredible in my world… Also, I need 6 tunics like that. NOW.

  5. Erica Fehrman 10/25/2012 at 8:18 am

    I like the arm action. You could be flipping someone off, or waving, or hand yelling at your photographer. And the shoes. You had me with the purple.