HOW TO BE A STYLISH MOM

How does one even become a stylish mom?

 

After adding the title of, Mom, to your already long list of titles, personal style has been overwhelming and at some point along the way you’ve gone from cool to frumpy. The clothes hanging in your closet don’t fit your current lifestyle and maybe not even your current body. EVERY. THING. HAS. CHANGED.

 

You don’t have time for shopping but even if you did, you wouldn’t know where to start. The frustration and overwhelm leads you to those cozy stretchy, mom life friendly leggings… day after day. You pickup a new shirt at Target from time to time in between grabbing toilet paper and an overdue birthday card for your bestie.

 

Maybe you’ve ventured out and ordered a style subscription box or swiped up on your favorite mom bloggers latest obsession in hopes that you would open the package and find your new and improved style inside. It’s not your fault that they delivered you empty promises, mama. But I know you’re tired of the high expectations that yield little to no results.

 

You’re ready for real results, you’re ready to SHOW UP for yourself and your people. I’m here to help you take the first steps towards showing up as the best and most stylish version of yourself. So lets get to it.

 

 

MOM STYLE ROADMAP

 

Before you can decide what outfits to wear and pieces you need to buy, you have to start with determining your personal style. What’s your mom style type? What’s your body shape? What kind of clothes do you need for the lifestyle you live? This is where you build the foundation and create a roadmap to your Mom Style. It will serve as a reference point for intentional shopping versus impulse buys, a place to come back to when you’re wondering if that trend is really right for you.

 

IMPLEMENT A ROUTINE

 

Intentions without action are useless. Mama, you’re worth spending time, effort, and money on. Setting aside time to get ready and curating a cohesive Momiform™ that you can grab and go from, is the key to consistently showing up. Determining what fills you up before you pour out to everyone else is going to set you up for success. But how do you make sure these things get done? A simple yet effective routine.

 

BACK TO BASICS

 

Trends are super fun, but they can’t build a Momiform™ like basics can. I hate rules when it comes to fashion but the 80/20 rule for budgeting clothes works well for myself and my clients. Spending 80% of a clothing budget on basics and 20% on trends keeps mama from having a closet full of nothing to wear. Having a list of Summer basics will help you to curate pieces that will lead to bottomless outfit formulas. The secret to having more outfits is not shopping, it’s making sure you have the basics.

 

 

Did you think I was just going to give you a list of “must have items” you should order for your closet? I’m actually going to tell you to hold off on doing any shopping and find out a little bit more about who you really are and how you want to portray that message to the world. Style is a journey and I’m REALLY EXCITED for you to get started. Going through these 3 steps will help you determine the disconnect between your expectations for style and the clothes that hang in your closet.

 

Doing the work upfront will save you hours and hours in the long run. Having clarity around your style is the difference between confident-cute-motivated you and frumpy-unproductive you showing up to raise littles, run your household, and keep your relationship alive.

 

Your style has so much impact on your life and everyone around you. Are you ready to learn how to implement the 3 steps? Let’s do this! Grab the free guide that will walk you through the 3 steps and then make sure to join our FREE style group where you can learn new style tips, ask style questions, and be a part of a stylish mama community

 

 

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If you’re looking for more mom summer style inspo, check out the swimsuit guide for moms HERE and the beach vacay and packing post HERE.

 

 

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OBX VACATION GUIDE

The Outer Banks is a popular Summer vacation spot for most most families in the Richmond area. I’ve heard all about how amazing OBX is since moving here but never really felt the urge to go until I heard about Duck and The Sanderling Resort.I was intrigued by the small town Nicholas Sparks vibe meets luxury resort. If you’re looking for quiet getaway where beaches and towns aren’t over commercialized, a stay at The Sanderling Resort in Duck, NC is for you.

 

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WHERE TO STAY

Upon check-in at the Resort were greeted with fresh fruit infused water, our bags were whisked away, and we felt at home within minutes. Small town southern charm at its finest. After the initial shock and excitement of our incredible room, we unpacked our bags and headed out to explore the property. A cozy date night with s’mores outside followed by fireside couch conversations in the loft made for a great first night. And yes, I ended the evening in the gorgeous and enormous bathtub.

 

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SMALL TOWN DATE NIGHT

After getting acquainted with the resort on day 1, we spent time exploring Duck and all it had to offer on Day 2. A bike ride into town to grab warm, local, and famous, Duck Donuts was a must. We walked the beach, lounged by the pool, ate too much, and laughed A LOT. We rode back into town that evening (the resort offers complimentary bikes with your stay) for drinks, apps, and a little live music. Riding back at sunset was an incredible experience.

 

We also spent one of our nights getting dressed up for a little “fancy” date night. We enjoyed delicious cocktails at the bar inside of Kimball’s Kitchen while waiting for our table. Once seated with the perfect sunset view, we celebrated with champagne and steaks. If you’re wondering, YES, we also ordered dessert and didn’t feel bad about it.

 

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WHAT TO DO

A day of lounging, chilled rose and book in hand was a dream– but I also crave adventure on vacation. I booked an ATV trip for the late morning/early afternoon on our third day. I highly recommend the experience, I also recommend following up with tacos on the way back to the resort. We didn’t get to see any wild horses while there, but we will be back for another try!

 

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Adventure is exciting and lounging with a book is great but mama loves a good day at the spa. I don’t know about you but a massage is basically a slice of heaven on earth for me. We opted for a couples massage at the Spa at The Sanderling with was extremely relaxing but next time we will be adding facials and pedicures. Even though only booked one service it didn’t mean that we had to miss the complete experience. After slipping into robes and unwinding in the steam room, we sipped on fruit infused water and browsed magazines before heading into the treatment room. Our massages were followed up with sipping hot tea on the back deck with a breathtaking view. 10/10 recommend the experience.

 

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WHAT TO WEAR

Packing for a beach vacation shouldn’t be stressful. My number tip: pack light. I know, easier said than done. I’ve included some digital lookbooks for you to shop and gain inspiration. And if you really don’t want to have to think about packing… I’ve created a summer beach vacay packing list for you. Grab yours HERE.

 

 

 

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Let’s get cozy, mama ☕️…

In THIS VIDEO I’m showing you 4 outfit formulas to keep you cute + cozy for quarantine 2020, weekend edition.
Plus simple style tips + a digital lookbook that you can use to shop online or as inspiration to shop your own closet and my five minute makeup routine.

If you’ve followed me for any amount of time, you know I’m passionate about wearing real clothes, yes… even for the stay at home mom. And this quarantine hasn’t changed that. I truly believe that keeping a morning routine, moving our bodies, and getting ready for the day makes a HUGE impact on our day. If nothing else, it keeps a sense of normalcy in these times.

 

But Quarantine…

During this quarantine weekends are different. They are no longer defined by soccer game schedules, date nights and girls nights out, or staycations at the beach. We’re just… home. We’re on zoom calls with our mom friends and family members and we’re spending LOTS of time in the house. Since we’re not traveling any further than upstairs and to the kitchen, I think that loungewear is more than acceptable. Sweats, but make it cute. A quick 5 minute makeup routine, a little dry shamps, and some cute sweats + slippers- you’re a new weekend version of yourself, mama.

 

There’s just something to be said about frumpy plaid pj pants, they get a little depressing, they signal that you’ve waved your white flag and are giving up. Yes, a day in pj’s is good for the soul, a month… NOPE, I can’t let you do that.

 

Better Than Ever…

I’m choosing to make the best out of this time, read more, work on defining my style, cultivate my community (at a distance), and come out with the best skin ever. Bring on all the face masks, manicures, hair masks, and body scrubs. I’m also adding strength workouts to my usual spin classes with the Peloton app (free for 90 days right now).

 

How are you using this time? Share your weekend plans and outfits with me over on the gram @jammiebaker_ I would LOVE to see them. It’s ok to look cute, even if it’s just for your trip to the kitchen this Sunday! Now is a great time to edit your loungewear looks!

 

 

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If you’re like me and you miss your mom friends and you want to use this time to level up in life, I have just the thing for you! Join the Momiform Style Society for just $11 per month. We have a community of likeminded moms, a curated style guide, worksheets, a video style bar, and MORE. Join us!

 

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what to wear for valentine's day

 

Love is in the air and it’s time to start prepping your date night outfit. Don’t fret, you’re in the right place for style inspiration and looks that won’t bore you (or your date). While bold reds, pinks, and your trusty LBD would be the obvious choice, keep your date guessing and on their toes this Valentine’s day with the perfect albeit, unexpected ensemble.

 

It’s still chilly this time of year so adding textures and layers is key. Details are also important to pulling off your look this Valentine’s Day. Think sparkle,  metals, patterns, leather, and fur. Mix statement pieces with dainty ones for even more unexpected contrast. If you’re going out for your date, a layer that is cute and cozy will be necessary, but make sure that your outfit doesn’t require it once inside… we are trying to keep the vibe fun flirty here!

 

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PRO TIP:

Don’t be shy about experimenting, but be sure to try on the outfit before the big night! Confidence is key when it comes to looking your best. If you’re uncomfortable and the fit isn’t just right, it will show.

 

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To see the original article for Midlothian Lifestyle Magazine, click HERE

 

The Valentine’s Day Edit

 

If you’re staying in with the girls for a movie night and champagne, I love the idea of a cozy but cute set like THIS.

 

Having a dinner date in with hubs, opt for something sexy without having to worry about the heels 🙌 Some high waisted jeans and a cropped sweater like THIS 

 

Headed out with the girls? I love the idea of throwing a leather jacket over your shoulders to add a bit of edge (and warmth).

 

Headed out to dinner with your handsome date? I’m sure you’ve got the outfit under control, but PLEASE don’t forget about the undergarments. No granny panties, mama 😘

 

Maybe you’re taking your little ones out for a Valentine’s Day date ( I am and cannot wait) and want to wear something cute and fun like THIS sweatshirt.

 

Enjoy celebrating love and paying it forward with some amazing acts of kindness this week ❤️️ I’m aiming for one random act of kindness each day this week. Things like paying for the person behind me in the Starbucks drive thru and bringing coffee to a new mama who has gone back to work. ☕️

 

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NEED MORE STYLE INSPO?

winter style guide

 

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The holidays are over and the shine of the NEW YEAR, NEW YOU has worn off. These dreary cold Winter days can have us longing for days spent in sweatpants- so how do we stay motivated when it comes to getting dressed? 

 

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It’s always a blast hanging with the VTM crew and my amazing models

 

 

 

Shop your closet! You’re bound to have the basics (at least you should!) A pair of jeans that make you feel great and a plain top that acts as a blank canvas. 

 

With these two heavy hitters in your closet, the outfit options are almost endless- no matter what your age, shape, personal style, or lifestyle. 

 

Sneakers are a huge trend right now- dress any outfit down or add some fun flats for a more elevated or polished look.

 

Change your look with accessories and layers to match your style type.

 

The trend in denim right now is a high rise (hello mom jeans) straight leg jean that’s cropped just above the ankle. Skinny jeans didn’t go out but they have taken a back seat on the trend scene for sure.

 

A question I get asked a lot is… what about my ankles getting cold. Well, I wouldn’t suggest wearing these jeans on a hike in the snow but for the most part we are going from our cars into a building, so it’s fine. This trend is here for winter and will stay for the warmer months as well. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All clothing and sneakers provided by Sweetest Stitch use code: JAMMIE20 for 20% off of your purchase! All flats provided by Seecaas. Seecaas is a new footwear brand who donates a portion of their proceeds to SEECAAS HOPE FOR ADOPTION FOUNDATION. The shoe has a removable strap- they can take you from carpool to the boardroom- for the modern woman on the go. 

 

 

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What is your favorite way to style jeans + a tee? Tag me on the ‘gram with your #mom00td I would love to see and cheer you on!

 

 

 

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Still in need of some extra Winter Style inspiration? Grab my FREE Winter Style Guide

 

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Want even MORE style? Join my Momiform™ Style Guide mama’s in our private group, or maybe even take a Masterclass

 

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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!

 

BUSY MOM HOLIDAY STYLE

 

 

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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.

 

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

 

 

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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!

 

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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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