12/10/2019

Holiday Style

 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…. cue Amy Grant (my all time favorite Christmas album) and all things sparkle. I love getting dressed for the Holiday season but I know that for some, it can be overwhelming. I shared some style tips + tricks to help you get dressed without the overwhelm AND get more bang for your buck when shopping!

 

I loved that the looks for today’s segment were a little outside the box of your typical bright red and green options. There was blue and leopard and sequins and even… a hoodie!

 

 

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EDGY HOLIDAY STYLE

I’m loving this edgy Holiday look! A hoodie layered over a sequin dress and paired with booties for something a little more fancy casual. Have a NYE event that you need a dress for? Ditch the hoodie and swap booties for heels. Want a fun look for your date night? Layer the dress with a graphic tee to make it look like a skirt, add a denim jacket + sneaks. Boom! One fancy dress 3 ways.

CUTE + COZY HOLIDAY STYLE

Not into tight and fussy dresses? I love this shade of green for something unexpected but what really makes this dress (that could be worn year round) pop for Holiday season is the faux fur vest, leather earrings, shimmery shoes, and statement necklace! Pair the dress with sneaks + a denim jacket for Saturday brunch or booties and a leather jacket for a date night.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

If you’re into keeping your style unique, this blue dress is the perfect solution for your Holiday events. It has a hint of gold shimmer. Paired with a heel, you’re party ready, I would even love it layered with a leopard faux fur coat. Throw a sweater over the dress and swap the heels for booties and you’ve a got a more edgy look for girls night. And of course my go-to… denim jacket + sneakers are perfect for a casual Saturday afternoon.

DRESSED UP BASICS

If you’ve been around here awhile you know I love a good one piece. This navy one is a workhorse for your office wardrobe but can easily be made into the perfect party ensemble. Add some bling, a fun teddy coat + gold shoes and you’re suddenly festive!

 

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momiform holiday style

 

If you aren’t into buying a new dress or jumpsuit this season, simply pair your  go-to LBD with a bold lip, an ombre mani, statement jewels, a bit of faux fur and/or some fun shoes! Shop your closet before you head to the store!

 

Are you dressing up for the Holidays? Tag me in your pics on the ‘gram, I would LOVE to see them. Be sure to use hashtag: #jbstyledme

 

Still looking for gifts but want to keep it simple + stylish? I’ve got you covered with my curated GIFT GUIDE.

 

momiform gift guide for moms

 

And if you’re looking for even more style this Winter, grab my FREE Winter Style Guide.

 

 

winter style guide

 

 

Have you heard? I launched my FIRST digital product, the Momiform™ Style Guide. Get the Scoop!

 

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Momiform Winter Style Guide

 

 

Your New Winter Style Guide is HERE! 10 Winter Essentials, Holiday Trends, and some tips + tricks from a professional organizer. I’m so excited to have a guest contributor this season- I think you are gonna love all of the tips in the guide!

 

Grab your hot cocoa and dig in!

 

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Momiform Winter Style Guide

 

Momiform Style Guide

Throughout 2019 I’ve been sending out seasonal Style Guides with curated lookbooks and helpful style tips to get you through the season and mom life, in style. I’ve been asking moms what they want more of, how I could serve all of you better, and how I can help you simplify your mornings. I collected all the feedback and over the last few months I’ve had my head down, creating my VERY FIRST DIGITAL PRODUCT ⤵️

 

 

MEET THE MOMIFORM™ STYLE GUIDE

 

A digital Momiform™ Style Guide taking you from drab to fab in no time so you can get dressed in a hot second and walk out the door (or just around the house) with the confidence you need to tackle those everyday goals.

Because going to the grocery store or trying to get out the door for work in the morning, shouldn’t be so hard…

Elevate your everyday and live mom life, in style with the Momiform Style Guide

Your curated Momiform™ Style Guide includes: over 30 done-for-you outfits to wear this Winter, an intentional shopping guide for all shapes, sizes, and budgets, outfit formulas to help you find your signature style, style tips, and a private community of like minded moms to cheer you on daily.

Never have to wonder “what am I gonna wear”, again.

 What you’ll get:

  • Digital Curated Momiform™ Style Guide
  • Access to a private Momiform™ facebook group
  • Over a month of outfits already prepared for you

 

In addition to the digital guide I’m also offering 2 Momiform Masterclasses:

 

  1. 3 Steps To Finding Your Signature Mom Style
  2. 5 Simple Steps To Editing Your Closet

 

These classes will serve as the foundation to your style journey, help you determine your mom style type, get your closet in order and then get dressed on the daily… stress free! Each masterclass comes with worksheets so that you can take notes and put your knowledge into action. If you’re ready to lighten your load and live mom life, in style this coming year, these classes are for you!

 

 

I’M IN ⤵

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I can’t wait to get this helpful tool into your hands so that you can live mom life, in style!

 

 

 

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Give The Gift Gift Of Style

When I sat down to curate this gift guide, I wanted to be sure it was special, simple, and full of gifts that mom, dad, and little ones would actually love. Inside you’ll find a touch of luxury, style, experience, and fun. Grab a cup of hot coffee, your favorite tea, or maybe some mulled wine and enjoy!

 

 


Holiday Gift Guide For Moms

 

 


Gift Guide For Moms

 

A CAREFULLY CURATED COLLECTION OF GIFTS FOR THE STYLISH FAMILY WHO WANT TO ENJOY A TOUCH OF LUXURY, FUN, AND EXPERIENCE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON.

YOU WON’T FIND AN OVERWHELMING AMOUNT OF TOYS OR ONE-OFF GIFTS THAT WON’T BE USED. I TOOK MY TIME CURATING A GUIDE THAT IS SIMPLE, STYLISH, AND FUN.

I HOPE THAT YOU WILL ENJOY IT AND SHARE IT WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

CLICK ANY ITEM TO SHOP DIRECTLY AND MAKE SURE TO CHECK THE COMMENTS FOR TIPS AND PROMO CODES!

xo
Jammie

 

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HOW TO STYLE SNEAKERS

 

HOW TO STYLE SNEAKERS

Let’s be clear…I’m not talking about gym shoes, trainers, whatever you wear to hop on a treadmill or go for a jog- those are not what we’re covering here. We’re stepping outside of workout gear and athleisure and stepping into a trend that’s huge for Fall 2019. 

 

THINK FASHION SNEAKERS

Some of my favorites are: Converse, Golden Goose, Halogen Slip Ons, and Adidas Shell Toe

 

WORK TO WEEKEND TRANSITION

 

WORK OUTFIT FORMULA:

Trousers

Blouse

Blazer

Heels

 

WEEKEND OUTFIT FORMULA:

Trousers

Blouse (or tee)

Denim jacket

Sneakers

 

I think we are so used to scenarios like this: dresses go with heels and wedges, sweats and leggings go with sneakers. Right? We can change that… THANK GOODNESS because since having max and getting older I’m just not into heels very often. Mom life is more cozy when styled in sneaks!

 

If you are looking for ways to style your sneaks with athleisure outfits, you can find tips HERE

 

FALL OUTFIT FORMULAS WITH SNEAKERS:

Maxi Dress

Denim Jacket

Sneakers

 

Swing Dress

Cardigan

Sneakers

 

Sequin Pencil Skirt

Chambray Top

Sneakers

 

Distressed Denim

Graphic Tee

Sneakers

 

Joggers

Tee

Leather Jacket

Sneakers

 

Jeans

Lace Cami

Suede Jacket

Sneakers

 

Faux leather leggings

Sweater

Sneakers

 

Faux leather leggings

Sweatshirt

Denim Jacket

Sneakers

 

Think of sneakers as your new fashion bff this Fall and Winter. They’re bridging the gap between gym clothes and elevated everyday– so that you can live MOM LIFE, IN STYLE.

 

I’ve also created a catalog and lookbook so that you can have a visual tool to help you create some of these outfits. Use the catalog to shop the looks or simply to inspire you to shop your closet and recreate your own looks using the basic outfit formulas.

 

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If you haven’t grabbed your Fall Style Guide, don’t forget to do that before it’s too late. Take some of the looks from the guide and swap out booties for sneakers!

 

mom outfits for fall

 

If you wear any of these looks or are inspired by them, make sure to take a pic and tag me on Instagram! I would love to see your Momiform™ sneaker style.

 

 

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HOW TO STYLE SNEAKERS

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Fall is here and I LOVED finding styles for the whole family! The idea of mommy and me style is so cute but I wanted to include dad as well, so this segment has a little bit for everyone! Mini me style doesn’t have to be matchy-matchy, it can be coordinating and still cute! Dad and daughter, mom and son– watch to segment to find something for everyone!

 

fall family style

You shop all of the looks in my MINI ME, FAMILY STYLE CATALOG

 

If you are looking for ideas to style your family photos this Fall or maybe even just want to dress alike for a family outing, you’re sure to find some ideas here and you can also check out my Family Photo Style Tips video for even more style tips and tricks.

 

mommy and me style

A behind the scenes look at what it’s really like to bring a bunch of kids into the studio! 🙂 They were so much fun, this had to be my favorite segment to date. A few of the kids were nervous about how they were going to get “in” the tv 🙂

 

family style ideas

I loved being able to bring my little family along for the ride. This was Max’s second time on TV (you can see his debut HERE on my sister’s tv show in Austin, TX).

 

And now for the good stuff! I’ve partnered with KEVA STYLE on a fun giveaway! Aren’t these earrings and bracelets the PERFECT addition to your Fall Momiform™. These mama’s look fabulous rocking Keva Style!

 

GIVEAWAY DETAILS

I’m celebrating all of you mamas out there with a giveaway with my friends at KEVA Style. Founded by two moms who met at their children’s bus stop, each jewelry piece is made by hand in Richmond, VA.

One lucky person will win a $100 gift card to shop the entire KEVA collection at kevastyle.com

It’s Easy to Enter: Just head over to THIS POST on Instagram and follow the prompts in the caption. Good Luck, mama!

One lucky winner will be chosen at random on October 25th and will be notified via Instagram DM.

Handmade in Richmond, Virginia, KEVA was founded by two moms who’s goal is to inspire confidence and beauty into the world. Lightweight. Bold Style.

If you’re like me and just can’t wait to shop and need those earrings, like… NOW:
Use code: JAMMIE4KEVA at checkout when shopping on kevastyle.com  and enjoy 15% off your purchase
*Offer cannot be combined with any other offer

 

If you haven’t grabbed you MOMIFORM™ FALL STYLE GUIDE  make sure you don’t miss out!

 

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MOMIFORM FALL STYLE GUIDE

FALL IS HERE!! I don’t know about you but I’m READY for sweater weather! It’s that time of year where we put away the shorts and pull out the layers. I’m here for it. But I also know that creating a Fall Momiform that you LOVE can be quite the task. That’s where the guide comes in! And did I mention that it’s FREE.99? It’s true. Totally FREE, mama.

 

You can Grab your guide to get tips and tricks about Fall style as well as shop my tried and true Fall Basics recommendations for living mom life, in style. This season I even included a style video that you can watch to learn how to put together outfits with the items I share in the lookbook.

 

mom outfits for fall

 

I hope you have fun with the guide and if you wear any of the items and/or outfits, I hope that you will remember to tag me on the ‘gram! I’d love to see it and share with the other mama’s.

 

I also created a video resource all about dressing for Fall Family photos. If you missed it, you can catch that HERE.

 

If you’re the athleisure type, I recently gave some tips and tricks on how to fight the frump and create stylish outfit combos with your athleisure style. I also included a curated lookbook where you can shop my favorite leggings and layers. You can watch that video HERE.

 

If the temps are still super warm where you live, you can find some great transition tips and outfits on THIS POST

 

Creating outfit inspiration for everyday mom life, is my jam. From the board room to the soccer field, I’m here for you, mama! I hope that this guide helps to inspire you to show up as your best this season, feel confident, and maybe go on a few date nights. Oh and don’t forget to GET IN the pictures, mama– not just take them.

 

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Gone are the long lazy days of Summer, the throw on a pair of shorts and see what the day brings kind of style, and thankfully- the heat so intense that it makes you want to hide. The cool temps aren’t quite here yet, but our schedules are full of fresh starts and Fall activities, so what are we to wear?

Learning how to style outfits from Summer into the Fall season can be fun, simple, and budget friendly. From small changes like a deeper colored nail polish or lipstick to bigger changes like layering and wearing boots- there are so many options! My recent segment shows four outfits and how to take them from Summer to Fall.

 

5 simple fall style tips

 

5 SIMPLE TIPS FOR FALL TRANSITION STYLE

 

  1.  Repurpose your Summer basics like tank tops, denim shorts, and kimonos. Simply add a touch of texture, a pop of deep   color, or a light layer.

 

2. Swap out your Summer shoes. It’s not time for full on knee high boots yet, but a pair of booties with your denim cutoffs                  instead of sandals will elevate and update your look for the season.

 

3. Use accessories to pull in Fall trends. Plum statement earrings, chunky stacks of bracelets, layers of mixed metals… this                one is really fun, easy, and a lot more budget friendly than a new wardrobe.

 

4. If it’s still too hot for layers where you live, try a bralette in a deep Fall hue or a dress in a dark floral pattern.

 

5. Put away the straw bags and clear totes until next year. Pull out those leather crossbody bags or a pretty suede clutch.                   This adds Fall style without adding warmth to your outfit!

 

SHOP THE LOOKS

*use code: JAMMIE10 for 10% off of your entire purchase at FOR POSH SAKE

 

mom style for fall

 

snakeskin dress | necklace | bracelet | bracelet | booties

 

momiform fall style

 

striped tee | corduroy dress | booties | necklace | earrings | bag

blush jacket | tank | skirt | earrings | necklace | booties | bracelet | bag

Jumpsuit | earrings | sneakers | necklace | bracelet | jacket | bag 

 

 

find your mom style

 

I would stand in front of my closet, staring at all of the clothes but still feeling as though I had nothing to wear. As the piles of outfits that didn’t work mounted beneath me, so did my frustration level. Cue the negative self talk brought on by memories of what used to be. That fit me when I was smaller, when I had a job to go to, when I did fun things outside of the house and when I had plenty of time to get ready. Before I wasted anymore time, I would settle for leggings and another tee, I guess mom life is what it is. Frumpy. Settling for a below average confidence wardrobe and hit the road. 

 

I was 36 when I had Max oh HEYYYY geriatric pregnancy and super slow metabolism. Everything changes when you have a baby. If I had a dollar for every time I heard that line…

 

But it’s true isn’t it? And it’s something that I didn’t understand until it happened to me. 

 

My body grew and then it… deflated? That seems like the most appropriate description. I had great boobs and round booty. Then I had huge boobs and a somewhat large behind. Now I have awkward shaped boobs and a pretty sweet pair of blegs (butt and legs that have melted together as one). It’s fine. 

 

There’s so much solidarity in the hot mess express of motherhood and I’m pretty sure that I fit right in- if not became the captain of the train for a quick second there. I’ve encountered a lot of mama’s who told me that my life would now consist of top knots, dark circles, leggings, and MAYBE a shower on a good day. Motherhood is to equal chaos, we’re supposed to band together in our frumpy wardrobes with our cold coffee because… TIRED. Is 3pm too early for wine? It’s like a competition for who can look the worst, be the most tired, and drink wine the earliest. Sex and date night? Wait, what are those again? 

 

creating my momiform

 

 

Since when did settling for survival mode become an invisible trophy that moms across America are fighting for?

What if there’s more to mom life than that? Can we actually thrive, (gasp) enjoy motherhood, and look good doing it? Can we get through the day showered, not needing a glass of wine, and possibly connecting with our spouse before collapsing into bed with a “headache”?

 

I wanted to get to that place but where did it start? My closet.

 

Style is often the last thing to catch up with a new lifestyle, especially transitioning into motherhood. I knew this from years of working with new moms, overhauling their wardrobes to match their new lifestyle. But it wasn’t until I was faced with that same scenario that I truly understood.  

After too many mornings wasted trying to find something to wear from this pre mom bod wardrobe, frustration levels high, body image squashed, elusive confidence, and cold coffee I knew I needed a change. 

Were there jeans with enough compression and stretch to give leggings a run for their money? Could I really pull together an outfit for date night that made me feel sexy again? 

It would be easier to just stay aboard the hot mess express, wouldn’t it? Do I really want to stand for something that goes against society’s norm? I knew I would be judged for being selfish or materialistic. But really, how does mama pour from an empty cup? She doesn’t. She can’t, and anyone telling you that they do is lying. 

 

creating a momiform

And so the journey to find my new sense of personal style began.

 

It took me several months and a lot of trial and error to find my style, to curate a cohesive wardrobe that worked for my life. There is no magic pill for instant style. I had to do the WORK.

 

5 tips for finding your mom style

 

5 Tips For Finding Your Mom Style:

 

ACCEPTING MY BODY

This doesn’t happen overnight, but I started to practice gratitude towards my body. I grew and birthed a human, I’m not who I was but I became excited about who I was becoming. I started to appreciate how my body served me and my family. I began to move more instead of complaining about it’s imperfections. I started to realize that I could be content while improving. 

 

CREATE A ROUTINE

I remember the days of lazy mornings and nobody to take care of but me. Motherhood changed all of that. I’ve always been a fly by the seat of my pants kind of person and I have to FIGHT not to be like that now (I’m not near perfect at this). Finding a routine for my mornings before Max wakes up is a game changer. It took time but I found a workout I love, a hairstyle and makeup routine that work for me- getting ready before Max wakes up instead of waiting to see if I can fit a shower into my day makes me SO MUCH more productive- not to mention I am more likely to get out and do fun things, not be embarrassed at the grocery store or when the UPS guy comes to the door. 

 

EDIT MY CLOSET

Chaos causes overwhelming anxiety, depression, frustration, anger… ALL THE THINGS. There were clothes that I would never wear again, heels far too tall, jeans much too low. Old memories of a different, smaller, and less squishy body causing negative self talk. I packed up the pre baby life outfits for good. 

 

DEFINE MY (new) STYLE

You know who I would love to be like? One of those instagram moms who is ALWAYS perfectly put together. Their playdate outfits rival my GNO ensembles. But as I did the work to define my style I realized something- I had to set my own expectations. I’m not willing to chase my boy at the park in full makeup and wedges, nor do I want to. It sounds nice in theory but it wasn’t what I TRULY wanted for my life. I know that as the seasons of motherhood change so will my style, but for now it’s less wedges and more sneakers. Style is personal and I know that if I compared myself to the internet too often, I would be setting myself up for failure by trying to copy what someone else does instead of defining what I think is cool for myself. 

 

CURATE MY WARDROBE

There is no ultimate list, no one size fits all, no trend to get FOMO over. Signature style is personal, it’s authentic, it’s here for the long haul.I had to figure out what message I wanted to communicate when I got dressed. I wanted to be a mom who respected herself and took my job of care taking seriously, I wanted to be a business owner who meant business but still showed her edgy style and a little bit of sass, I wanted to be the wife that still had fun and felt sexy with her husband.  I knew that if I wanted to curate a wardrobe that worked for my lifestyle, it would take time, trial and error, and intention. 

 

I found that I love the way good quality high waisted denim makes me feel, I know what silhouettes and styling tricks (hello half tuck) help create proportion. I began to understand the need for machine washable fabrics and kitten heels. Instead of wishing I could carry the cute purse everybody else was- I splurged on the super cute diaper bag and invested in a nice work tote for days I don’t have Max. 

 

It was working, my mornings got better.

 

Life was changing, I could feel it. I started to feel like ME again. Not like the old me, she isn’t who I want to be anymore, but that doesn’t mean that I had to lose myself in motherhood. I wasn’t on the train anymore, I found a better way. I knew that if I wanted a better life that I would have to dress up, show up, and create it. I could have spent more years of my life wishing I could have fun and flirty date nights again while sitting on the couch in my sweats OR I could find an outfit that made me feel confident and sexy while enjoying a night out with hubs. 

 

I’m now at a point where getting dressed is actually enjoyable again. I know how I want to feel and which outfits will make me feel that way on any given day. I’ve curated my own Momiform™  and from that experience I’m able to help moms like you create their own too. I genuinely love what I do, yeah I get to help moms shop which is fun and all but the true joy comes from the stories I hear after, stories I can relate to. 

 

finding my mom life style

 

We’re in this together! 

 

Studies Show that there is a link between getting dressed and confidence and production levels. Similar to the study on making the bed each morning (which I also practice). So the more frumpy a woman dresses, the lower the confidence levels and higher the stress. 

Look better, feel better do better. Style is a tool to get what you want in life. 

Having style after motherhood is attainable. Curating a closet full of clothes you love to wear is a real experience. And it’s an experience I want you to have. You can thrive, you can be confident, productive, and show up as your best self for you and your people. That’s why I created the Momiform™ Style Guides. A free resource for you to start your style journey and build your dream Momiform™.

 

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Are you ready to hop off of the hot mess express and join me in a new style journey? Make sure to join the other mama’s on this journey and get on the Stylish Mom List! This post is a the first in a series of 8 simple steps to finding your mom style!

 

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NSALE Guide for moms

 

To download a PDF version of this guide with links you can do that HERE 

 

THE #NSALE

If you’re new to the sale, it’s Nordstrom’s annual Anniversary Sale. They offer new Fall styles at up to 40% off in limited quantities. Some of the items are an amazing deal, some aren’t. Shop carefully. The sale opens to Nordstrom card holders TODAY (July 12th) and will open to the public on July 19th.

There’s a lot of noise out there around the #NSALE so I wanted to be sure that my guide to you was carefully curated instead of oversaturated with a lot of items you don’t need. The goal is not to add to a closet full of nothing to wear but to intentionally shop for the holes in your Momiform™.

As a former Nordstrom Stylist and Professional Stylist for over 10 years, I think I’m pretty successful at picking out the good stuff. I made sure to stay middle ground of prices instead of adding a lot of designer. If designer pieces and jewelry are in your budget and you would like to see a few curated choices in the lookbook, please reach out and I would be happy to add that. If I had to choose ONE designer piece it would be a MICHELE Watch and (ok, that’s two) a pair of Vince leather leggings because BUTTER.

I hope that you enjoy the guide, share it with a mama friend, and use it for some serious Fall motivation. I know it’s hard to do when temps can be crazy high and the last thing you want to think about is putting on a sweater!

HOW TO SHOP THE GUIDE

When you click the individual photos in my top 10 picks, you will be brought to that specific item on the Nordstrom site. If you are looking to shop all of my looks and how to style them, make sure to click the link SHOP button or any of the photos on page four. This will bring you to my curated lookbook where you can find items to complete your Fall momiform.

Under the section FINDS you will find the single items by category:

ELEVATED EVERYDAY

WEAR TO WORK

SHOES

LOUNGE  + ACTIVE

Under the section LOOKBOOK you will find different outfits for ELEVATED EVERYDAY and WEAR TO WORK.

 

DON’T MISS

The notes under each item in the FINDS section! I give you my thoughts, styling tips, and have noted why I play favorites with a few of the items.

NSALE Style guide for moms

NSALE style guide for moms

cardigan | dress | black booties | jeans | leggings | mules | jumpsuit | jacket |leopard booties | tan booties

 

NSALE guide for moms

nsale momiform guide for moms

 

To download a PDF version of this guide with links you can do that HERE 

If Fall isn’t your jam yet and you’re still looking for Summer Styles, there’s a GUIDE for that too!

 

Happy NSALE shopping, mama!

 

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