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“Skidamarink a dink a dink, Skidamarink a doo….I love you!”  Can you guess where I’m going with this? So….I recently spent a week babysitting my two youngest grandsons, ages 15 months and four years old.  More than style….easy/breezy was my goal for the week!

“I love you in the morning.”  My plan each morning was to wake up before the boys and get ready for the day.  I totally understand why young moms wear mostly fitness or athleisure clothes all the time, because there is no time to think about styling an outfit.  Or is there? The key is to plan in advance. So before I left Fort Worth, I had my week’s outfits figured out!

A pair of pull-up black skinny pants from H&M were perfect for playing on the floor with the boys. I paired mine with a gray sweater and gray Sherpa vest. On the days I didn’t have time to wash my hair, I wore my “But First, Coffee” baseball cap (a gift from a friend).  Mark & Graham offers adorable monogramed initial caps in an assortment of colors. And my favorite Pinterest cap, says “Stay Woke”….perfect for bad hair days!

“And in the afternoon.”  When playing with children and running errands, you can’t beat jeans.  On my flight to Kansas, I wore jeans with a gray turtleneck, army green jacket, Trask boots (Stanley Eisenman’s), and a gray scarf. Here’s my style tip…even when you’re running errands with kiddos, think about adding one stylish accessory. A Pinterest board look we adore shows a camouflage vest with a striped t-shirt, and the scarf adds the extra style!

 A super easy way to add style to an ensemble is with a handbag. Shoulder bags, backpacks, and cross body bags work great when strapping toddlers in and out of a car seat.  A Madewell monogramed bag stylishly fits the bill. I consider sneakers to be trends with benefits! And speaking of benefits…a pair of All Birds wool sneakers are so comfortable and perfect for playtime!

“I love you in the evening and underneath the moon!” After dinner, it was time for baths, reading books, and singing.  For my downtime, I treated myself to dark chocolates and Netflix, while wearing a beautiful pair of floral pajamas by Tahari from Marshall’s.  If you are wanting to add a little luxe to your downtime routine, be sure to browse our Pinterest selection of pajamas from Dillard’s and Neiman’s.  

“In the blink of an eye,” I was back on the plane to Fort Worth with a week full of memories, a few sore muscles, and a song that’s stuck in my head….maybe for eternity!  Doesn’t get any better than that!

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected].  Be sure to check out Holley’s updated Pinterest board here.