Notes on Personal Style from the Mommyhood - Girl of Cardigan

Mom Jeans is a collection of thoughts on personal style from mothers of young children all around the world. Some are fashionistas, some would call themselves the furthest thing from fashionable – all of them are wildly beautiful, and all of them inspire me. Enjoy!

 Mom Jeans: Notes on Personal Style - Girl of Cardigan
My name is Mary-Anne, I’m a wife to Connor, and full time mom to a one year old boy, Rowan. On the side, I’m a stylist, and I own a vintage clothing boutique for kids, called Twilla (coming in January 2014).  We live in Portland, Oregon.

Mom Jeans: Notes on Personal Style with Mary-Anne - Girl of Cardigan

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Eclectic casual. May seem like an oxymoron, but really, I like to choose one or two pieces each day that really stand out/have some sort of visual interest and then pair them with your everyday neutrals. It helps me stay comfy while chasing a crazy 1 year old, while at the same time, maintaining my own personal sense of style, and helping me feel put together.

Mom Jeans: Notes on Personal Style with Mary-Anne - Girl of Cardigan

Mom Jeans - Girl of Cardigan

After becoming a mother, my biggest style challenge was maintaining a style at all. I went from working full time in the fashion industry, to staying at home with no agenda other than taking care of my family-, which is a huge job! So, I guess I could say my requirements for the pieces I purchase have changed. I no longer buy anything fussy- it has to be beautiful/functional/comfortable as is. A lot of times I would advise my clients to belt this, or tuck in that, but now in my own life, its hard to find time for such luxuries- you’ve got a baby to love on! But, I am finding more and more that just because you are a mom, you don’t have to give up who you are, especially when it comes to your sense of style. Its an evolution.

Mom Jeans: Notes on Personal Style with Mary-Anne - Girl of Cardigan

Mom Jeans - Girl of Cardigan
Boots ( My faves are Frye or Swedish Hasbeens. Spendy, but will last literally the rest of your life)
Sweaters (love chunky knits, like anything from Ozetta)

Good jeans ( I like Old Navy “Rockstar” jeans, or Anthropologie’s “Pilcro” brand.)

Note from the obsessive babywearing editor: That sling that Mary-Anne is wearing is from Sakura Bloom, and it’s GORGEOUS.  That is all.

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