Mother Effort

In my efforts to show more of my ‘everyday’ style, I thought you’d want to see one of my go-to’s for a day that involves either errands or just working at the warehouse. Gemma is with my mom for about half of the day, the other half we are usually running errands or playing at the house while I cook dinner or pick up. So I usually go with some sort of outfit that meets my day halfway; stylish but easy to pick up and chase after a toddler, if and when she runs because she’s got two speeds: asleep and full sprint. Side note: I like to call my ‘mom outfits’ my mother effort. Pun or innuendo is 100% intended.

This outfit contains so many of my favorite things: Spanx leggings (yasssss), a slouchy cardigan, this super soft tunic (I’ve got it tucked) from the shop, and my Nike’s. I’ve become a bit of a sneaker lover lately and these I had my eye on for a while. I got them around Christmas and I’ve loved them. They have a thicker sole which I was afraid would be a tough look to style, but nope not a challenge at all. If you’ve thought about a sneaker like this before, definitely take the plunge. These are Air Force 1 Sage Low Platforms from Nike, but the thicker bottom sneaker is going to be a huge trend this year, I think. I’m taking my bets on this trend, so we will see in December if I was right. 😉 (This color I’m wearing is sold out in this shoe but they are always updating with new color ways! I’ve linked another similar shoe below, too.)

I love a neutral on a neutral look. This slouchy cardigan (on sale! use code SAVE25 for an extra 25% off!) is a really nice neutral to take into spring. It’s very generous in the size, but I am in the M/L. This tunic is so freaking soft, I want it in every color. I initially picked up the oatmeal color, but you can’t go wrong with any of them. All are leggings friendly 😉 You can find this $25  tunic here in 4 different colors.

{PS: we launched our Tuesday 10 at 10 am this morning! Have you looked at the new collection yet?}

Have you taken the plunge into the dark world of obsession that is the Spanx leggings? I forget about them for a week then I put them back on and never want them to leave my body. Like a fancy yoga pant that goes with almost anything. You can find them here!

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Editor's Notes:

The top is a generous fit, size down for a closer fit but expect it to be loose! I am in the medium, my normal size but I love loose clothes 😉 The cardigan is loose as well, size down or expect a super slouchy fit! The leggings I sized up to a large and I’m happy with it! Shoes fit a half size smaller.

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  1. Shari says:

    Yes! Totally love this outfit. Thank you for more mommy inspiration 🙂

    01.22.19 · Reply
  2. Briana says:

    I love the title of this one!


    01.22.19 · Reply
  3. You look amazing with this outfit, I really love it

    01.23.19 · Reply
  4. Helen says:

    I love this outfit and I’m glad to hear that those sneakers are easy to style because they are too cute. Also, you’ve totally sold me on those leggings!


    01.23.19 · Reply
  5. Mireia says:

    Really like this outfit!

    Mireia from TGL

    01.23.19 · Reply
  6. nat says:

    love this slouchy cardigan


    01.23.19 · Reply
  7. Love the casual look! x

    01.23.19 · Reply
  8. Katie says:

    I love this! Please keep sharing more of your everyday, mother effort looks. 😎 They fit the stage of life I’m also in right now, and it’s good inspiration for me. Have a great day, Kendi!

    01.23.19 · Reply
  9. Oroma says:

    You look great!


    01.23.19 · Reply
  10. Rach says:

    I’m all for the Spanx leggings! Seriously why are they so amazing! And this outfit is something I’d love to wear all the time!

    01.23.19 · Reply
  11. Thank you so much for sharing the post.
    You look great.

    02.02.19 · Reply