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J.Crew & Madewell Sale Favorites: Spring Essentials

jcrew sale madewell sale spring essentials

blush pants. belt bag. eyelet sweater. floral sneaker. neck scarf. panama hat. white swimsuit. striped tee. white overalls. white pajamas. gingham flats. watch. white sundress.

It’s rare that two of my favorite stores have a Sale on new inventory at the same time but here we are. What better way to celebrate the official start of Spring (yesterday!!) than with a closet refresh? If you found yourself with some holes in your wardrobe and you wanted to make smart investments in essentials, you’ve come to the right place! 

ShopBop Sale Favorites & Where to Invest



It’s that time again, friends. Here are my favorite picks from the sale to get your wardrobe ready for the sun. Yes, at ShopBop most items are pretty pricey even with that “sale” word there, so feel no pressure to even browse if the timing isn’t right, but I’ve dug through thousands of items to find a select few that meet the mark. Whether you’ve been saving to invest in some items and would love to save some pennies on them or if you’ve KonMari’d your entire closet away to make room for things that fit properly or are wanting to begin adding some special, “forever” pieces then keep reading!

What’s in my bag

What I keep in my handbag and what is always in my purse

I’m quite the bag lady. Not in the sense that I’m a collector or anything-in fact, I’m the opposite. I rotate the same bags for years and think long and hard before adding one to the crew. I do, however, always have at least two on hand. I wish I could blame it on motherhood but I’ve always been this way. It’s safe to say minimalism just isn’t quite my thing yet! The items in my bag can range from paintbrushes and pencils to books and hair products, but if you look in my bag on any given day you will always find these items: 

Unmentionables.

I’ve never talked about unmentionables here. I mean, they’re called that for a reason, right? To the teensy tiny percentage of men who read my blog, today isn’t your day. Come back Thursday, you’ll enjoy it. Today is for the ladies.

Late Winter/Early Spring Momiform Essentials

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Earlier this week, I shared why and how to choose your Momiform, now I’m back to share my tried and true favorites for this season. It’s always the hardest part of the year from a clothing perspective-I’m completely over big coats and winter accessories but it’s far too cold to whip out the sundresses and shorts. Practical basics are the name of the game for me! 

The Case For a Momiform

pink coat fashionable capsule wardrobe for spring


In the winter months especially, I rely heavily on predictable pieces that fit into three criteria: 1. It has to be comfortable. 2. It has to be effortless. 3. It has to be flattering. Winter adds one more crucial criteria: it has to keep me warm. The items that fit into this category win a spot in my Momiform. A momiform is, loosely, a uniform of sorts that makes getting dressed every day for life with your kids a no-brainer. Today, we’ll talk about identifying the pieces you reach for most and evaluating if that has been intentional or unintentional. On Thursday, I’ll share the actual pieces I call my MVP during this January-March stretch.