mom + mini (what we wore)

you know how you get an idea in your head and it seems simple enough, like there’s nothing to it but it never seems to come together like you imagined? well, welcome to this post! :) i’ve been wanting to do a “what i wore”, mom+ mini edition for awhile and even ordered giant balloons to make it fun, but never seemed to remember to take pictures consistently in the morning. luckily stacy came to the rescue and we did some quick outfit changes (pulling things from the dirty clothes, ha!) while she snapped pictures, but tilly lost interest after the third change so four days is all i have for ya. hopefully it’s enough to share some real life mom uniform inspiration.


before i begin i would like to say that i believe clothes in general are of little consequence. they serve a purpose and are fun and creative, but where, when and how much money is spent buying them isn’t important. i will say however that when i get out of my jammies and into a cute-ish outfit or workout clothes i feel more ready to carpe diem. you know? i can run to target (for the 3rd time), handle a 3 year olds public meltdown, host a spontaneous pizza dinner party, answer emails, etc. and then flirt with my husband at the end of the day. the funny thing is that i’m not sure if it’s the clothes or the fact that i spent a few extra minutes on myself that makes the difference, but i have a feeling it’s a combo of the two.

with that said, here is a peek into my week and outfits as a real, practical, un-fancy, work-from-home, mom of 5 and tilly’s personal style (which has recently mellowed out) and week of school, playdates and craft time.


SUNDAY – we went to church, watched football and played with friends in the neighborhood. i also started some valentine’s day designs that i’ll share soon (maybe tomorrow!).


MONDAY – school (P.E. day) for tilly, work for me and a rare (these days) trip to the gym. i’m a corssfitter (the non-intense kind) and very occasional runner.


WEDNESDAY – school for the kids, preschool carpool, work and laundry catch up for me and then we had friends over for dinner. somewhere in between there i eked out a short run. thank goodness for dry shampoo!


FRIDAY – always in love with friday! this particular friday was a pretty laid-back family movie night and takeout since saturday was going to be lots of sports and running around.

there you go! a few outfit ideas to seize the day in!

what have you been wearing lately?

 xo . rae

(pictures by stacy jacobsen)

PS – if you are interested in seeing the beginning of my front entry refresh, head to my friend emily’s site (sign up for her emails too because i know you’ll love her)!!! she is sharing some fun decor options and we want to know your thoughts!

7 Responses to mom + mini (what we wore)

  1. Kristen January 19, 2015 at #

    Ok, you two are THE CUTEST. Please keep these posts coming!

    So, I want that SJ dress in the WORST way! I go on to her site at least twice a week and stare at it! Do you know, does she ever offer discounts? It’s just more than I can spend :{{{ I love her story and her mission though!

  2. rae January 19, 2015 at #

    oh, i know! i googled promotions for her before i splurged but didn’t find one. sometimes when a blogger features her shop they share a coupon code. you should try emailing them too… you never know :) xo

  3. Lauri Newell January 19, 2015 at #

    Sweaters and jeans are my favorites. So I’m practicing choosing shoes and accessories to make them into an awesome outfit, rather than just a sweater and jeans. ;o) My husband just got me some oxfords — I’d always wanted some! And they look fabulous with skinny jeans and make just about anything look better. I’m always on the lookout for ways to be stylish and still live my life caring for children and home and work. Thanks for this post!

  4. Tiffany G. January 20, 2015 at #

    Let’s not even talk about what I’ve been wearing;) As a homeschooler, I fight the feeling of “wasting” a cute outfit especially on days we don’t leave the house. One of my goals this year is to change that. I’m trying to figure out how to look cute while carrying out school (and janitorial!) duties. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Gretchen January 20, 2015 at #

    What size are you in the Madewell sweater? I’m a normal medium and in love with the olive color so considering it … but need your advice :)

  6. lindsay January 21, 2015 at #

    stumbled upon your blog this afternoon and you totally made my grande non-fat hazelnut latte + blog reading sesh so much better.

    thanks for the sneak peek inside your sweet little family. we have two boys (oliver + noah) – live in wyoming – i stay at home + work for matilda jane clothing and couldn’t help but think how adorable penelope and tilly would be in some MJ. have you heard of our company? would love to help you shop sometime. i’m surrounded by boys so i live vicariously through my family and girlfriends with girls.


  7. Whitney January 24, 2015 at #

    Thank you for posting about the Reese!!! xoxo

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