Category: Style

Momiform: “I’m not like a regular mom, I’m a cool mom”

Shoes in this post were gifted by Tretorn. Thank you for supporting the brands who  support Hello Marilu!

Today’s post is on my momiform – the casual look I have been living in lately!  I’m sharing the cutest backpack, a beautiful embroidered thermal top, mom jeans, and my favorite new pair of kicks.

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I got this Fjallraven deep red backpack for Christmas and have used it so much already  It is lightweight and fits a lot for its size.  I love the subtle design on the straps.  Life with a toddler makes me fully appreciate the backpack style, since I often need two hands free!

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Can I pause for a moment to appreciate mom jeans?  I, for one, am so glad these are back in style!  The high waist is flattering, and the relaxed leg is so comfortable and allows for enough range of motion to chase around my kiddo.  I got this pair at American Eagle, and I have worn them almost everyday since I bought them.

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My friend at Tretorn sent me a couple of pairs of their tennis shoes to try out, and I am obsessed!  They are so, so comfortable, easy to slip on, and look cute with everything.  As a toddler mom, practicality during the day is key – I have to be ready to run and play at any moment, and these shoes are perfect for that.  Plus, they look really cool.

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This grey bar necklace is one of my favorites because the length and color make it so versatile.  My husband got this one for me from The Zoo Gallery (my absolute favorite jewelry store) a few years ago, but I’ve linked a similar look at the bottom of this post.

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This comfortable thermal top was a Christmas gift from my husband.  Johnny Was is one of my favorite clothing designers, but I can’t bring myself to pay that much for clothes for myself.  Luckily, my husband is also a big fan of the brand, so I can usually expect gifts of Johnny Was clothing a few times a year. 🙂  I love the pretty grey shade of this thermal, and the colors of the brand’s signature floral details are so beautiful.  This brand is carried locally at The Zoo Gallery.

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Momiform Outfit Details: top, jeans, shoes, backpack, necklace (similar)


Merry Christmas from the Morgans!

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Merry Christmas from the Morgans!

This year, we had Darris Hartman take our Christmas card photos in her studio.  Carla May was a wild child during the shoot – crawling all over the place, reaching for the camera and the lights, and trying to pull down the wreath.  You can just tell from her expressions what a mischievous mood she was in!  Poor Chatham was sick with a terrible chest cold during the photo shoot, but he was a good sport and plastered on a smile anyway.  I was praying that Darris might come away with one good photo, so I was so pleased to see she got this many!

Carla May is wearing the Zulily dress I mentioned on the blog awhile back, and I am wearing my favorite flannel shirt and jeans that I got at Madewell last year.   My Frye boots were a gift from Chatham about six years ago and they have really stood the test of time.  I wear them every winter and love them!

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Did you take Christmas photos this year?  How did they turn out? 

Do you have any tricks for getting a toddler to behave during photo shoots?

Let me know in the comments below!

Merry Christmas!


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